SAN DIEGO, CA

Experienced Musicians

Our San Diego 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.

Plan your Music

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 San Diego based music leader will be in contact with you to finalize all the details before your important occasion.

Book with Confidence

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

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

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Sustainability

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.

OUR PACKAGES

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

FEATURED ARTISTS

LAUREN MINDORO

Violinist

Ms. Mindoro’s passion for the music started at the age of 10 when she was chosen to be part of the Emmy-Award winning Disney’s Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. She was one of 72 children chosen among 800 children auditioning across the United States and Canada. She held the position with the orchestra for 3 years and subsequently became the principal violist of this orchestra when she was 12. She pursued her love for the violin until she earned the opportunity to attend top ranking music conservatories in college. Among the conservatories she attended were the Eastman School of Music in Rochester, New York where she was the recipient of the Howard Hansen Scholarship and later graduated with her Bachelor’s degree from New York City, an alumnus of the Manhattan School of Music where she was principal second violinist of the Manhattan School Symphony Orchestra. Ms. Mindoro graduated with honors from her Master’s Degree in Violin Performance from the Thornton School of Music at University of Southern California where for the past two years she was the recipient of a Merit Scholarship.

NIKOLAI MNDOIAN

Cello

.Nikolai Mndoian began his cello studies at the age of seven with his mother Gaiana Mndoian, a graduate of the Tchaikovsky Conservatory in Moscow, Russia. He has taken top prizes in several San Diego competitions, such as the VOCE and the MTAC and has played with the Orchestra de Baja California, in Tijuana, Mexico, as well as having performed in cello duos with his mother Gaiana throughout the San Diego/Northern Baja California area. Nikolai was also faculty coach at the California Institute of Music and currently devotes time to private teaching, freelancing, and continuing his musical studies - particularly in the Baroque style. 

LORIE KIRKELL

Cello

Lorie Kirkell is an acclaimed American cellist, who has developed a glowing career on the West Coast as soloist, recitalist, and chamber music player. After her studies on the East Coast with distinguished cellists Raya Garbousova and Bernard Greenhouse, she earned a Master of Arts degree in Music at the University of California San Diego. She has appeared as principal cellist with orchestras for the Bolshoi Ballet and San Francisco Ballet. Ms. Kirkell has performed at the Old Globe, La Jolla Playhouse, Broadway San Diego for National Touring Musical Theater productions, Civic Theater and with many other music organizations such as the San Diego Symphony and San Diego Opera. She is the Director of the Novellus Ensemble and performs with Caprice Strings and Innocenti Strings. Ms. Kirkell has also performed with Smokey Robinson, Tony Bennett, Johnny Mathis, Natalie Cole, Peter Cetera, Luis Miguel, the Moody Blues, Donna Summer, Dionne Warwick, and others. Ms. Kirkell has been a member of the Grossmont College Music Department Faculty since 2002.

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AUDIO SAMPLES

Pop /Rock

 

Classical

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

The rest of our audio samples can be found here.

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

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!"

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