Cakes and Quartettes is a classical music group based in Chicago, Illinois specializing in wedding entertainment. Consisting of members from the Lyric Opera and the Chicago Symphony, these talented musicians have over 30 years of experience. Their first violinist is David Taylor, Assistant Concertmaster of the Chicago Symphony, former Concertmaster of Milwaukee Symphony and former acting Concertmaster of Saint Louis Symphony. He has also served as Concertmaster of Ars Viva Chamber Orchestra, Ravinia Festival Orchestra and Chicago Philharmonic. Cakes and Quartettes also includes star cellist William Cernota, a member of the Chicago Lyric Opera Orchestra, Linda Veleckis Nussbaum, an extremely experienced Chicago freelance musician who has played hundreds of weddings and prolific chamber musician and owner of Cakes and Quartettes, Michelle Wynton. These skilled professionals have entertained audiences around the US and the world, and are now bringing their serenading sounds to couples' milestone celebrations.
Cakes and Quartettes specializes in ceremony and cocktail hour music. They are also available for rehearsal dinners and receptions, encouraging a relaxing evening of entertainment both before and on the big day. This experienced musical ensemble has an extensive repertoire of classical songs, including Mendelssohn's Wedding March for the walk down the aisle, Bach Double Concerto for Two Violins and all of the Mozart and Beethoven String Quartettes. The group is more than happy to learn new songs upon request, and can provide a variety of musical arrangements to suit couples' preferences.
8 Reviews for Cakes and Quartettes
Recommended by 100% of couples
Tony · Married on 11/06/2020
Excellent musicians with beautiful tone and extremely professional!Sent on 06/11/2020
Debbie M. · Married on 02/22/2020
World class musicians for your private event
I was so lucky to have these seriously world class musicians play my wedding. They have a large repertoire from many years of experience, and were able to play some obscure piece I requested practically on the spot. They are mature, extremely professional and super friendly. It's like having a private concert. Highly recommend!Sent on 06/22/2020
Cakes and Quartettes's reply:Thank you so very much, Debbie! Your wedding was absolutely amazing and you were a beautiful bride!
Joel W. · Married on 12/15/2019
I have been lucky to be an audience for these talented musicians on more than one occasion. Every piece of music was played at a pleasantly high level of artistry, to the degree which momentarily satiated my want for refinery, abut then left me eager for more.Sent on 06/15/2020
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