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About

Black Bear String is a music ensemble based in Eugene, OR, providing fitting tunes for weddings and other special celebrations. This ensemble of professional musicians has years of experience to their names. Together, they create a romantic atmosphere that can include the violin, viola, cello, or piano. For detailed information on each group member, check out our "Team" page.

Services Offered

Black Bear Strings loves to hear about your love story and music tastes. Through messaging in Wedding Wire or a quick phone call, they can formulate a wedding day setlist that creates the wedding-day atmosphere of your dreams. Black Bear Strings can be a part of your wedding as soloists, duos, trios, or quartets performing classical numbers as well as popular hits. From Mozart to Bruno Mars, the music choices with Black Bear Strings are endless.

  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Woman-owned

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$300

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$800

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Travel Expenses

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Piano
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
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Juliet M. Married on 08/28/2022
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Highly Recommend for your wedding!

Black Bear Strings were a wonderful addition to our wedding day. They made all of our requests happen, dealt with a windier day than expected without hiccup , and made our ceremony and cocktail hour so much more beautiful with their music. They were professional and wonderful at playing music. We would recommend booking them for anyone looking for some beautiful string music at an event.
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Linda G. Married on 08/27/2022
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Music for a wedding

They were great, their music was well balanced. I highly recommend the group.
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Victoria F. Married on 08/01/2022
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Overall a joy to work with!

They are enthusiastic, receptive, and care about the satisfaction of their customers.
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Team

Hannah  Willard
Hannah Willard
Violinist and co-owner

Hannah is a freelance violinist based in Eugene Oregon. She graduated from the University of Oregon with her Master's of Music in violin performance. In 2021 she recieved UO鈥檚 Outstanding Graduate Performer Award, and was a finalist in the UO Symphony Orchestra Concerto Competition in 2020. She is currently the Principal Second Violinist at the Rogue Valley Symphony, and loves teaching her violin students every week. In her off time, she love hiking, cooking, biking, and watching Psych.

Adam Fishburn
Adam Fishburn
Violist and co-owner

Adam is a musician based in Salem, Oregon, perfoming the Viola as well as the Violin. He recently graduated from the University of Oregon with a Master's of Music in Viola performance, and is currently pursuing his Doctorate's in Musical Arts. Adam is passionate about classical music, as well as jazz and music from video games. In his free time, he enjoys hiking with his Bernese Mountain Dog, tinkering with computers, and drawing.

Jonathan Villegas
Jonathan Villegas
Cellist

Cellist Jonathan Villegas actively teaches his own private studio, coaches chamber music, and
is a freelance performer and chamber musician throughout the West Coast. Since moving to
Oregon in 2019, Jonathan has regularly performed as a Section Cellist with the Rogue Valley
Symphony in Medford, OR, and North State Symphony in Chico, CA. As a native to Houston,
TX, he received his Bachelor鈥檚 in Music for Cello Performance at Sam Houston State University
in 2017. Jonathan is currently pursuing his Master鈥檚 in Cello Performance as a Graduate
Assistant at Portland State University under the instruction of Hamilton Cheifetz. In his spare
time, he enjoys playing video games, hiking with his Bernese Mountain Dog, gardening, and
spending time with his family. You can find Jonathan performing throughout Oregon as a
founding member of Black Bear Strings.

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