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SAN FRANCISCO, CA

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Make your occasion memorable with San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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 Salt San Francisco 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

Innocenti Strings music ensembles include some of the most trusted and well-respected live musicians in the San Francisco 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 San Francisco 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.

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Planning a San Francisco City 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.

Hear From Our Clients

“SO MUCH gratitude to Innocenti Strings for their communication and incredible talent! I had a string quartet and it was a dream come true! They were so kind and easy to work with! They were the least stressful part of the wedding planning BY FAR. Book them now! You will not be disappointed!! Thank y'all again!:)”

- Reviewed in 2023 by Sarah LeBouef


 

“We had Innocenti Strings play our wedding and they were awesome! The musicians were super friendly, easy going, and adaptable to the situation/schedule as needed. They played some songs that we specifically chose mixed in some other songs at their discretion to fill in and it all came out wonderfully well. These guys are top notch!”

- Reviewed in 2023 by Roger Proffit 

 

“Innocenti Strings was an absolute dream to work with. Highly responsive, helpful and the music absolutely top notch. They provided music for our wedding ceremony and I cannot wait to find a reason to book them again!”

- Reviewed in 2023 by Emily Smyers

 

"Beautiful, reliable, and excellent at their job. Was the perfect addition for my wedding and was sooo happy with this company! HIGHLY recommend."
- Reviewed in 2023 by Caterina Azzarello

FEATURED ARTISTS

YURI KYE

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Violinist

Yuri Kye is a violinist who is versatile across many genres and is in demand as a performer and teacher. From a symphony stage to a sold-out arena show, and from a recording studio to an outdoor wedding, she brings an incredible amount of knowledge and range of experience to any musical endeavor. Yuri is a member of the Sarasota Opera in Florida during the winter season and performs across the Bay Area year-round with groups including the San Francisco Chamber Orchestra, Monterey, Santa Cruz, Stockton, and Oakland Symphonies, and the Reno Philharmonic. Yuri has performed or toured with some of the best-selling acts of the past decade, most recently with Sigur Ros, Halsey, Michael Buble, and Andrea Bocelli, and was featured as the solo violinist and fiddler of the new Tony-award-winning adaptation of “A Christmas Carol (on Broadway)” on its first national tour in 2021. She is an active recording artist with projects spanning from indie rock to major motion pictures, has collaborated with beloved and renowned local acts including Kev Choice and Tony, Toni, Tone!, and led the Innocenti Strings group for its appearance on Paris Hilton’s 2021 TV series “Paris in Love”. Yuri has performed at more than a thousand weddings/private events across the US and Canada ranging from intimate to large-scale celebrity-studded affairs, and performs on both acoustic and electric violins, and viola. Passionate about spreading music, Yuri engages in community and volunteer initiatives for music education and free chamber music performances through various programs and teaches at Enriching Lives through Music, an El-Sistema-based program in Marin County, as well as coaching advanced young violinists at Young People’s Symphony Orchestra.

List to Yuri Here

SAMUEL NELSON

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Violin/Viola

Samuel Nelson is a native-born South Dakotan who began his string studies at the age of eight. Sam began private lessons at the age of fourteen with his teachers Coral White, and Carol Knowles.  He graduated from the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 2014, where he studied with Jodi Levitz. Presently, he performs, records, and teaches throughout the San Francisco Bay Area. He has performed in settings ranging from intimate living room chamber music to rock concerts with 12,000 people.  Sam is one violinist in the Astraeus String Quartet, a Bay Area ensemble dedicated to performing exciting works of past and present to new audiences in unconventional settings.  Sam is also a core member and principal player in the conductorless chamber orchestra One Found Sound.  

ED WHARTON

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Viola

Ed Wharton was born into a musical family and enjoys a dynamic career as a violist, educator, and chamber musician in the San Francisco Bay Area. A member of the Sacramento Philharmonic & Opera and the Reno Philharmonic, he is regularly engaged with major groups in the Bay Area including the California Symphony, the Santa Rosa Symphony, the West Edge Opera, the Santa Cruz Symphony, and Symphony San Jose. Ed maintains a busy and active private studio in Oakland and San Jose, in addition to coaching the Young People’s Symphony Orchestra, Palo Alto Chamber Orchestra, and Berkeley High School. Mr. Wharton is an alumnus of the San Francisco Academy Orchestra program and The Boston Conservatory.

ED WHARTON

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Cellist

Byron Hogan is a cellist, composer, and arranger. He was a founding member of the Julius Quartet, created as Boston Conservatory’s Honors String Quartet in 2012. With Julius, he made his Carnegie Hall debut in 2016 and won the Yellow Springs Chamber music competition in 2018, which was followed by artistic residencies at Montclair State and Southern Methodist Universities. Mr. Hogan holds degrees from Florida Southern College, the University of South Florida, Boston Conservatory, and Montclair State University. Mr. Hogan currently teaches at El-Sistema-based programs including Enriching Lives Through Music (Marin) and Muse Program (Oakland Symphony), maintains a studio of private students, and performs with orchestras and chamber groups across the country. In addition to writing pieces for chamber ensembles and recording for established artists in the Bay Area, he performs his self-produced originals and covers for online crowds, Google, and various video collaborations.

Pop /Rock

 

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

Classical

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

The rest of our audio samples can be found here.

AUDIO SAMPLES

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VENUES & EVENT PLANNERS

Looking for recommendations for your big event?

Here are a few wedding planners and venues in the San Francisco area:

Venues

  • Hotel Nikko

  • Aquarium of the Bay

  • Asian Art Museum

  • The Exploratorium

  • Merchants Exchange Club

  • The Pearl

  • The Box SF

  • Shin Dig

  • Charmaine's

  • Chambers at the Phoenix Hotel

  • Gallery 308 at Fort Mason

  • The Palace of Fine Arts

  • The Center SF

  • Venue 550

  • Fairmont San Francisco

  • Canyon View

  • Dogpatch WineWorks

  • Cavallo Point Lodge

  • The Julia Morgan Ballroom

  • Terra Gallery & Event Venue

  • The Green Room

  • The Village

Event Planners

  • Ashley Smith Events

  • Shannon Leahy Events

  • Amy Nichols

  • Laurie Arons Special Events

  • Alison Hotchkiss Rinderknecht

  • Downey Street Events

  • Alicia K Designs

  • Annena & Co

  • AnyOccasion

  • Bash Please

  • Dreams on a Dime

  • Events, Etc.

  • Kaella Lynn Events

  • Kristine Tsai

  • SWC Consultants

  • The Day Entertainment

  • They So Loved Events

  • Elle Inspired Productions

  • About Joy Events

  • Jenni Grubba Events

  • Katie Laines Design & Coordination

  • Oath & Dream

  • Pretty Occasions

  • Make it Happen! Wedding Planner

  • Nomad Nixon Events

  • A La Francaise Events

  • Sealed with a Kiss Events

  • A Day Like No Other

  • Something Blue Productions

  • 2 Friends Events

  • 2the9s Events

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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