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Arioso Strings is a professional music group in the Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill area that plays wedding ceremony and event music. With a large variety of classical and contemporary music, and highly experienced musicians, Arioso Strings adds elegance and beauty to your wedding or event.


LUCY GREENLEAF, violinist, has been performing and working with Arioso Strings since moving to the Raleigh area in 2014. She has an undergraduate degree in violin performance from Florida State University and a Master鈥檚 Degree in Violin Performance from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. In addition to performing with Arioso Strings, Lucy has played with the North Carolina Opera, North Carolina Symphony, the Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle, Fayetteville Symphony and The Carolina Philharmonic.

Instrumental Groups:

Arioso Strings has a variety of instrumental groups experienced in creating the perfect, elegant atmosphere for weddings and other events:

  • Quartet: two violins, viola and cello
  • Quintet: two violins, viola, cello and double bass
  • String Trio: two violins and cello
  • String Duo: violin & guitar; violin & cello, two guitars or two violins
  • Solo: guitar, violin, cello, trumpet or voice
  • Solo Piano (digital piano provided if needed)
  • Piano with violin or cello

A Typical One Hour Wedding Includes:

  • 30 minutes of prelude music as guests arrive and are seated
  • Music for seating mothers and grandmothers
  • Music for the bridesmaids
  • Processional for the bride
  • Music during candle lighting or other ceremony (optional)
  • Recessional for bride and groom
  • Additional music as guests exit


  • Wedding ceremonies
  • Cocktail hours
  • Receptions
  • Rehearsal dinners
  • Dinner parties
  • BirthdaysBar and Bat Mitzvahs
  • Open houses for realty companies
  • Business events and award ceremonies
  • Funerals and memorials

Our groups can provide a variety of musical styles: classical, contemporary, Broadway, Spanish and light jazz. Visit our web site for a sample repertoire listings. We are hap[y to learn new music for your event.

  • Woman-owned
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Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?


What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sound/PA System
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Janice M. Sent on 11/07/2022
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Beautiful music

Arioso did a great job to help make our wedding extra special and really helped us out when we didn't even know what we wanted.
Rich D. Sent on 09/06/2022
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A Delightful Experience!

We can definitely endorse, without reservation, Arioso Strings as a premier provider of elegant string music for a wedding or other social function. Professionalism, attention to detail, and dignified elegance are their calling card. Lucy was easy to work with and helped us coordinate our selections for the event. We live out of town and Lucy put our mind at ease and was easy to communicate with. Their performance made our daughter's wedding special and were the talk of the ceremony among our guests.
Caroline S. Sent on 08/09/2022
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Arioso Strings is incredible!

Arioso Strings is incredible! From the minute we reached out for information to the days leading up to our wedding, they were prompt and helpful in all their communications. We also received SO many compliments from our guests on the fun selection of music that was played during the ceremony. Lucy helped work with us and guide us to ensure our list of songs would flow well together and they were perfect. Arioso Strings is incredible, professional and talented and we would highly recommend them!!
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Do you want beautiful music for your ceremony? Are you unsure if strings will sound good in an outdoor setting as well as indoors? (tip - it will) Do you love beautiful music performed by professionals with true feeling and artistry? Then contact Arioso Strings and talk to them about booking their amazingly talented musicians for your wedding. I can guarantee you will be VERY glad you did.

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We work almost every weekend with Arioso strings and love every minute of it! They are all gifted musician and very easy to work with. They always have a smile on their face and are genuinely glad to be there.

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Having Arioso Strings play at your wedding is a delightful experience! We can not say enough about how wonderful and professional they are. We would recommend them to any couple looking to have a classy and beautiful sound at their special event celebration.

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