Jennifer Girone Virgilio, cellist
Solo and Chamber Music for Weddings and Special Events in New York City and the Tri-State Area
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Arrangements: Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo...
Instruments: Cello, Flute, Harp, Viola, Violin
 
 
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Jennifer Girone-Virgilio is a freelance musician currently based out of the New York City area. She is the recipient of WeddingWire's 2010, 2011, and 2012 Brides' Choice Awards, as well as the GigMasters 2009 and 2010 Rising Star Awards.  A graduate of The Hartt School and Mannes College The New School for Music with a Bachelors and Masters in Cello Performance, you can expect high-quality music for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception.

Committed to giving your event that something special, there is an ensemble to fit any occasion.  The goal is to work together to create the perfect combination for you.

Possible ensembles include:
Solo Cello
Duo of Cello with Flute, Violin, or Viola
Trio of Violin, Viola, and Cello or Flute, Violin, and Cello
String Quartet
Trio or Quartet of Harp with Strings and/or Flute

The musicians that will be available to you are graduates from top music conservatories around the country including Juilliard, Mannes College of Music, The Hartt School, Eastman School of Music, and Boston, Stony Brook, and New York Universities.  With dozens of bookings in 2011 alone and with many years of performance experience, our musicians can provide the perfect ambience for any special event.

The variety of music can also contribute to your special event to give it that something extra.  Commonly used types of music include Classical, Rags, Waltzes, and Popular Music.  Here are some examples of each:

Classical

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
         Sheep May Safely Graze
         Suite #3 in D Major
Beethoven, Ludwig van: Ode to Joy from Symphony # 9
Clarke, Jeremiah:  Trumpet Voluntary
Handel, George Frederick: Water Music Suite
Mendelssohn, Felix: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream 
 Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Romanza from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525
Pachelbel, Johann: Canon
Purcell, Henry: Trumpet Tune 
 Vivaldi, Antonio: Allegro from Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 #1 - "Spring"
 Wagner, Richard: Bridal Chorus from Act III of Lohengrin

Rags and Waltzes

Chopin, Frederic: Minute Waltz from Waltz in Db Major, Op. 64 #1
Joplin, Scott: Entertainer, The Maple Leaf Rag 
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich: Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
Waldteufel, Emil: Skaters Waltz, The Les Patineurs, Op. 183

Popular

The Beach Boys: God Only Knows
The Beatles: All You Need is Love
Here Comes the Sun
Coldplay: Yellow
Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight
Elvis: Can’t Help Falling in Love
Elton John: Tiny Dancer
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: Over the Rainbow
Henry Mancini: Moon River
Paul McCartney: Amazed
Stevie Wonder: My Cherie Amour


A full list of music is available upon request.  In addition, if there is music that you have in mind for your special day that is not included, it is always possible to acquire arrangements.  Ceremony and cocktail hour packages start at $325.


Please visit my website or contact jgvirgilio@gmail.com for more information about availability and fees.

 


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  • Quality of Service:  5.0
  • Responsiveness:  5.0
  • Professionalism:  5.0
  • Value:  5.0
  • Flexibility:  5.0
We hired Jennifer to play at our ceremony and cocktail hour in a trio of cello, viola, and flute. Jennifer coordinated the other two musicians and worked with us to plan all of the music choices.

Jennifer was a true joy to work with and one of my favorite vendors - a shining star in the wedding industry!

Quality of Service: Jennifer and her fellow musicians were very talented. Guests enjoyed the music - we received compliments on the mix of classical and contemporary songs.

Responsiveness: Jennifer was always prompt, thorough, and pleasant in responding to emails. She was also very responsive to our special requests- we wanted a particular Aerosmith song played and she found the sheet music. I asked her to record some of their ceremony performance and she did. We even asked her to bring a music stand for our officiant to borrow and she was willing to do this. She went above and beyond in so many ways.

Professionalism: Absolutely one of the most professional vendors we used. She is incredibly organized and provided great info every step of the way to help us with our decisions - from thinking through various musician combinations to providing song options with links to youtube clips. Choosing the music was one of my favorite wedding planning activities!

Value: Very reasonable rates.

Flexibility: Ceremony time ran longer than planned so musicians played overtime; she asked for our go-ahead to continue playing, we said yes, and they did - everything was smooth and easy.

Overall: A+ vendor!! Easy to work with, did a perfect job, great value, and really nice person. Would highly recommend Jennifer to anyone looking for a wedding musician or group of musicians! She is a true gem and joy to work with. I've already recommended her to all of my friends getting married around NYC in the next year. I'm hoping someone will book her so I can hear her play again!
Wedding: 05/26/2013
Services Used: Ceremony Music


Jennifer Girone and her band members were pleasant to work with. They played such a beautiful ensemble for the Processional. I felt like I was in “heaven” when I heard them play-they collectively sounded amazing. Jennifer understood the nature of this ceremony. The ceremony went smoothly- since the Rabbi had to announce different chants to the groom and the bride in between; they nailed the cues on point in the transition of different song selections.
Jennifer and her band members exhibit professionalism and able to communicate well with clients. I will definitely recommend Jennifer Girone and her band members to clients that want a string ensemble.
 


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