Make your occasion memorable with Rockford wedding Musicians!
Looking to hire a string quartet for your event? You’ve come to the right place!
Our music ensembles are based locally, so our musicians know and love Rockford as much as you do. As a city with a lively music scene and people who are all about having a good time, we know how to set the tone to make sure you and your guests have the best experience possible. In fact, clients have rated us as “excellent” 99% of the time—something we’re incredibly proud of. Whether your event is in the city or the suburbs, we’d love to be part of your milestone moment. We’ve been thrilled to play in venues all throughout the Rockford area.
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.
Highly Experienced Musicians
Planning a Rockford 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.
Innocenti Strings music ensembles include some of the most trusted and well-respected live musicians in the Rockford area. Beyond that, our mission is to make the whole experience as easy and enjoyable as possible for you, so we’ll help you with everything from choosing your ensemble to selecting your music to setting everything up on the day of your event.
Where We’ll Travel
Wondering how far we’ll travel? If the destination is less than 25 miles away from downtown Rockford (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.
Sustainability is everything these days, and that applies to music, too. Our string ensembles are based locally, so in most instances, our musicians won’t have to travel far. In addition, our instruments are made of real wood so they create rich, beautiful sounds acoustically, without having to use power. That means overall, we’ll have very little environmental impact on your big day.
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Anna Gillan has worked as the lead event contractor with Innocenti Strings since 2019 and loves working with clients to bring their musical visions to life for their special occasions! Having played at her first wedding with her parents when she was twelve years old, this has always been a part of her life.
Anna grew up studying at the Rockford Music Academy, and playing in the Rockford Area Youth Symphony Orchestra.
Anna holds a Bachelor in Music Education from Northern Illinois University and a Masters in Early Childhood Education from Concordia University. She spent 9 years teaching elementary general music and beginner orchestra in the public school system.
Anna is an active performer in the Chicago music scene, both as a violinist and vocalist. In addition to Innocenti Strings, she performs with the Bluewater Kings Band, Sway Chicago Band, Ken Arlen Evolution Orchestra, Jan Sobieski String Quartet, and plays in an Irish duo called the Galway Gals.
When she’s not playing or singing, Anna enjoys spending time with her family - her husband, Lucas, who is also a musician, and their two children - and exploring the great outdoors.
Rachel Hofmann is an engaging performer and educator in Rockford and the surrounding areas. She has been a violinist with the Rockford Symphony for the past 15 years and is also a member of the Beloit Janesville Symphony Orchestra. Rachel has her Bachelor's Degree in Performance from Lawrence University’s Music Conservatory in Appleton Wisconsin, where she studied with Anton Miller and Stephane Tran Ngoc.
Rachel is also certified in Suzuki Violin. She has taught for numerous string programs and music schools, including Smiling String in Chicago, IL, Allegro School of Music in Grand Rapids, MI, and the Rockford Music Academy, in Rockford, IL.
Rachel has participated in multiple music festivals including Interlochen Advanced String Quartet Institute, Weathersfield Music Festival in Castleton, Vermont, and the New York String Quartet Institute at New York University. She has studied with a plethora of inspirational teachers such as Sibbi Bernhardsson, The Pacifica Quartet, and Roland and Almita Vamos.
Rachel has over 20 years of experience playing music for weddings, events, and performances in the surrounding area. Rachel also enjoys spending time with her husband Steve and their four children.
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
"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!"