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Rochester, NY


Professional Wedding Musicians for Hire in Rochester

Make your occasion memorable with Rochester wedding Musicians!

Looking to hire a string quartet for your event? You’ve come to the right place!

Live Musicians for Hire in Rochester

Our local string quartets and live musicians are the top choice for events in Rochester, NY. Dedicated to making your event unforgettable, our musicians know and love the vibrant Rochester music scene. Whether your gathering is in the city or the suburbs, we bring unmatched energy and expertise to every performance.

We’ve performed in venues all over the Rochester area, ensuring a memorable experience for you and your guests. Clients rate us as “excellent” 99% of the time, a testament to our commitment to quality.

Choose us for your next event and let us create the perfect atmosphere with our string quartet expertise.

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The Music You Know and Love


Whether you’re looking for the songs you love to sing along to or the ones you’ve always dreamed of walking down the aisle to, we can play them all! With an extensive, genre-spanning music library, we can perform everything from modern pop hits to classical favorites.

Planning a Rochester wedding?

We’d be honored to be part of your big day! We can also play for any and every kind of special event, including anniversaries, birthday parties, corporate functions, holiday gatherings, and bar and bat mitzvahs. See our Wedding and Special Events pages to learn more.

Highly Experienced Musicians in Rochester

Innocenti Strings provides string quartets featuring highly reputable and trusted live musicians from the Rochester, NY area. Our mission is to elevate your event by helping you select the perfect string quartet, choose your music, and coordinate the setup on the day of your event, ensuring a seamless and delightful experience.

Where We’ll Travel

Wondering how far we’ll travel? If the destination is less than 25 miles away from downtown Rochester (as determined by Google Maps), it will be free. For destinations 25+ miles away, there will be a small fee per musician.
Though typically the farthest we’ll travel is 2-3 hours each way in a day, we have an incredible network of musicians in cities across the country, so we can help connect you with one of our ensembles that’s closest to you.


Our most commonly chosen packages are included below. Since pricing is based on the location and scope of the event, we’d be happy to provide you with a quote based on what you’re looking for. Simply fill out the form at the bottom of the page to get started.

Top Wedding Musicians and String Quartets in Rochester

Rochester's Premier String Quartet

For an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere at weddings and exclusive events in Rochester, NY, nothing compares to the beautiful sound of a string quartet. The Premier String Quartet, renowned for its exceptional live musicians, specializes in providing live music for all types of special occasions, from intimate ceremonies to grand receptions.

Our highly skilled string quartet brings years of experience performing at high-profile events across the country, passionately delivering outstanding performances. With a deep understanding of classical music, they can effortlessly switch between genres to suit any event. Whether you prefer traditional wedding classics or contemporary tunes, our live musicians will bring your Rochester event to life with their enchanting melodies.

Experience the magic of live string music with the Premier String Quartet for your next event in Rochester, NY.

Live Musicians and Expert String Quartet for Weddings in Rochester, NY

Enhance Your Special Day in Rochester With a Wedding String Quartet

Imagine walking down the aisle to the enchanting sound of a live string quartet, playing your favorite song as you make your grand entrance. At Innocenti Strings, we specialize in creating the perfect musical ambiance for your Rochester wedding. Our expert musicians collaborate with you to curate a personalized playlist that reflects your unique love story and sets the tone for an unforgettable celebration.

From prelude music as guests arrive to processional and recessional songs, our string quartet adds an extra touch of elegance and romance to every moment of your special day. We also offer customizable options, including solo performances and ensemble combinations, to suit any specific requests or preferences you may have.

Choose Innocenti Strings for your Rochester wedding and experience the magic of live music. Let us make your wedding day truly extraordinary!

Booking a Wedding String Quartet in Rochester

Searching for a string quartet or live musician in Rochester? Look no further! Booking a live musician or string quartet in Rochester is easier than you might think because we take care of everything for you. Our administrative team handles all the details, from booking to arrangements, special requests, and beyond. We’re also happy to answer any questions along the way. Simply put, we’re here for you.

From day one, we’ll work closely with you to tailor the experience to your needs. Whether it's quintessential wedding ceremony music, classic dinnertime songs, or anything in between, we’ll help you set up everything you need for your special day. Like other bands for hire in Rochester, we bring our own sound equipment as needed and handle our own setup, giving you one less thing to worry about.

Hire Live Musicians for Special Events in Rochester, NY

Rochester String Quartet for Corporate Events, Galas, Birthdays & More

At Innocenti Strings, we specialize in more than weddings; our live musicians are also available to bring exceptional music to a variety of events in Rochester, NY. Add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your next corporate event, gala, birthday celebration, or special occasion with our string quartet.

Our highly skilled musicians have performed at numerous high-profile events and know how to set the perfect ambiance for any occasion. With an extensive repertoire that includes classical pieces, contemporary hits, and everything in between, we can create a customized playlist tailored specifically to your event.

Why Choose Our Live Musicians and String Quartet for Your Special Event in Rochester?

  1. Exceptional musicianship: Our live musicians are highly skilled and have years of experience performing at a variety of events, ensuring a flawless and professional performance.

  2. Versatile repertoire: From classical pieces to contemporary hits, our string quartet can play a wide range of genres to suit any event and personal preferences.

  3. Personalized approach: We work closely with each client to curate a personalized playlist that reflects their unique style and love story.

  4. Easy booking process: Our administrative team takes care of all the details, making the booking process effortless for our clients.

  5. Professionalism: We handle everything from setup to sound equipment, ensuring a seamless and stress-free experience for our clients.

Contact Us for Live String Quartet Services in Rochester, NY

At Innocenti Strings, we are passionate about bringing the beauty and magic of live music to special events in Rochester. Contact us today to book our expert string quartet for your next event! So, make your event unforgettable with elegant live music by hiring the Premier String Quartet or Innocenti Strings in Rochester, NY. Our talented musicians will elevate any occasion with their exceptional performances and create an ambiance that perfectly complements your vision. Let us help you add a touch of sophistication and romance to your special day. Contact us today for more information and to book your live musicians!


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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 an 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.

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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.



Bless the Broken Road - Rascal Flatts
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Bohemian Rhapsody - QUEEN
How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Israel Kam
The Scientist - Coldplay

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Looking for recommendations for your big event?

Here are venues in the Rochester area:


  • The Arbor Loft

  • The Highline Rochester

  • Winter Garden By Monroe’s

  • Jack Rabbit Club

  • Artisan Works

  • The Penthouse at One East Ave

  • Rochester Brainery

  • The Ellwanger Estate

  • The Inn On Broadway

  • Diplomat Banquet Center

  • The Wilder Room

  • Charlton Farm

  • Cobblestone Wedding Barn

Event Planners

  • A Caroline Creative

  • Burgundy Haven

  • Verve Event Co

  • Agathi & Co

  • Starlit Events

  • Simply Beautiful Events

  • Limedrop Events

  • Events by Jen

  • Honey Dew Events

  • Lilypad Wedding & Events

  • Dolce Amica Event Planning & Design

  • The Planning Touch

  • She, She Wedding & Events

  • Lovely Lemon Events

  • Events by Lauren Marie

  • Black Label Events and Design

  • WNY Wedding Professionals

  • Elor Event Planning

  • Weddings by Tanya Sue

  • KR Events & Designs

  • Cloud Nine Event and Royal Wedding Planning

  • Magical Memories Event Planning

  • DETAILS Event Planning

  • Weddings By The Falls

  • K Marie Wedding Planning

  • La Esposita Bonita Estate

  • Michael Burton Design Studio

  • ReCrafted Event Planning

  • The Day of Buffalo

  • Knot So Simple Events Co.

  • B&F Planning

  • Signature Events

  • Effortless Occasions

  • Heavenlee Weddings by Tammy Lee-Papia

  • PEAR {Planning}

  • Pauleenanne Design

  • All Occasions Catering & Events Planning

  • The Arbor Loft

  • Emerald Detail & Design

  • Katharine Phillips Event & Design

  • Seneca Lake Design

  • Social Maven

  • Events by Brielle

  • Legacy Design&Events

  • You In Mind Events

  • Fashionable Events

  • Celebration Creations

  • Pura Verità Events

  • Stardust Events

  • Upscale Event Planning

  • C&B Elegant Events

  • KC You There

  • Platinum Event Planning & Pageant Coaching

  • The Littlest Guest

  • Muse Event Coordination & Design

  • Pop the Cork Events & Gifts

  • Dream Big Nuptials

  • Truly Yours Events

  • Utopian Euphoria

  • Ribbon Events

  • Dazzling Details Wedding & Event Planning

  • Eliza Jane Events

  • Shelly Russer Event & Destination Services

  • Wallela Events and More Inc

  • Kaleidoscope Events

  • Klein&Coh Events

  • Gorges Weddings & Fine Events


"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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