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Experienced Musicians

Our Rochester musicians have delighted guests again and again, and clients rate us as "EXCELLENT" over 99% of the time.

If you need an energetic, professional and easy to work with ensemble to perform your favorite music, then Innocenti Strings is the right group for you.

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We are here full-time to help you select your music and make your event elegant and enjoyable. We are constantly updating our music library with the latest hit songs so that you can impress your guests. Once you book with us, our local Rochester based music leader will be in contact with you to finalize all the details before your important occasion.

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We have performed music for hundreds of events over the years, receiving several awards, establishing Innocenti Strings as the Rochester ensemble for live entertainment.

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Locally-sourced, conservatory-raised, and free to play with other ensembles, our musicians perform the highest quality music anywhere they are located. They use instruments made out of cherished wood and often play acoustically without the need of an external power source which would make them one of the most environmentally friendly service providers at your event.


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We are currently in the process of holding auditions. If you are a professional string player and are interested in joining Innocenti Strings, please email for more information.



A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
Bohemian Rhapsody - QUEEN


Air on G String - Bach
Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate - Mozart
Brandenburg - Bach

The rest of our audio samples can be found here.


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Lars Kirvan


Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra cellist, Lars Kirvan, grew up in Fairfax, Virginia, where he began his cello studies with Loran Stephenson of the National Symphony Orchestra. He later earned his bachelor’s degree from the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he was a student of the Cleveland Orchestra’s long time principal cellist, Stephen Geber.

Mr. Kirvan was a section member and principal cellist of the Verbier Chamber Orchestra in Switzerland, as well as the New World Symphony Orchestra under the direction of Michael Tilson Thomas. Mr. Kirvan has been fortunate to collaborate in chamber music performances with artists such as Maxim Vengerov, James Buswell, Leonidas Kavakos, Dimitry Sitkovesky, Heinrich Schiff, Laurence Lesser, Jon Kimura Parker, and others. He was invited to join the World Orchestra for Peace, conducted by Valery Gergiev. More recently, Mr. Kirvan became the assistant principal cellist of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra, a professional summer symphony orchestra.  He has been a concerto soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra, the Genessee Symphony Orchestra, and the Roberts Wesleyan College Community Orchestra.

Mr. Kirvan joined the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra in 2008 and was appointed its third chair cello. In the 2014-15 season, he served as principal cellist of the RPO.  He also maintains a private teaching studio, serves as adjunct professor of cello at Roberts Wesleyan College, and most recently joined the cello faculty of the Eastman Community Music School.  

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Liana Koteva Kirvan


Violinist Liana Koteva Kirvan, born in Sofia, Bulgaria, received her Bachelor of Music degree  in Violin performance from the Harid Conservatory, and her Master's degree under the tutelage of Zvi Zeitlin at the Eastman School.  Liana has performed as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the United States and Europe, and has been a featured soloist with many orchestras, including the Harid Philharmonia, Sofia Soloists Chamber Orchestra, Boca Symphonic Pops Orchestra, and ISOMATA Chamber Orchestra. 

Liana has won numerous solo competitions including the Grand Prize of the Wallenstein Violin Competition, Grand Prize of the Boca Pops Competition, top prizes in the NSAL Competition and Escandido International String Competition, and was the recipient of the Most Promising Young Artist award from the"Apolonia Festival"(2001) in Bulgaria. She is a founding member of the Argos Piano Trio, has been a violinist with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2001, and in 2017 joined the violin section of the Chautauqua Symphony Orchestra.  Mrs. Kirvan makes Rochester her home with husband and RPO cellist Lars Kirvan, and their two sons, Max and Tyler.

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Tigran Vardanyan


Tigran Vardanyan is from Yerevan, Armenia. At a very young age, Vardanyan won First Prize at the 1991 and 1993 Armenian National Competitions, the Gold Medal at the 1992 Amadeus Competition for Young Artists, and performed as a soloist with the Armenian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra, the Armenian Chamber Orchestra, and the Armenian TV and Radio Orchestra.

Vardanyan is a graduate of the Eastman School of Music (2000) and has been a member of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 1998. He remains active as a soloist and chamber musician and has appeared in various concert venues in his native Armenia, Europe, Central America and North America. He has presented numerous recitals live on WXXI, and was featured as a soloist with the Rochester Philharmonic playing the Sibelius Violin Concerto. He performs on a beautiful violin made by Francesco Gobetti (Venice, ca. 1720).  

Vardanyan is on the faculty of Nazareth College, and is a co-founder of TheArcRest, Inc., a company that makes violin and viola shoulder rests. In 2009, Vardanyan became a U.S. citizen and lives in Rochester, NY with his wife and two sons.


Marc Anderson


Marc Anderson enjoys a versatile career as an orchestral violist, chamber musician and teacher. Assistant Principal viola since 2015, Mr. Anderson has been with the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra since 2005 and was also principal violist of the Rochester Chamber Orchestra. An avid chamber musician, Mr. Anderson frequently collaborates with his RPO colleagues and Eastman School of Music faculty in many of the area’s classical concert series. Mr. Anderson holds performance degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he studied with George Taylor (B.M.) and John Graham (M.M.). While at Eastman Mr. Anderson received the coveted Performer's Certificate and Orchestral Studies Diploma.  As a teacher, Mr. Anderson has been on the string faculty of Roberts Wesleyan College, the Eastman Community Music School, and the Eastman School of Music.


"Innocenti Strings are LEGITIMATE! When it came time for the real deal they absolutely delivered. 

The fact that they can perform all these crazy pop/rock tunes at cocktail hour put things over the top.

I highly recommend them!"

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