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~Elegant music for your special occasion~

Our musicians are principal/title chair/core full time musicians of the Virginia Symphony.
Guaranteed the highest quality performance in the area.

~~~ PRICING ~~~

First hour: $580.oo, each additional 15 minutes: $80.oo

Any delay or intermission will be charged at the listed rate. For example, if we play a 30 minute section and wait 30 minutes until the next section, we will charge for the time spent waiting.

Travel Costs

Free of charge within Hampton Roads, $4.oo per travelled mile further than 35 miles from the center of Chesapeake.

Contracts & Additional Info

We accept cash, checks, or ACH bank transfers.

A $100 non-refundable deposit is required to confirm the contract. The total cost should be paid by the end of the event, and the deposit will be subtracted from the total.

Cancellation must be made by phone call 5 days prior to the contracted event. If cancellation is made within 24 hours, we regrettably charge 50% of the total cost of performing (excluding travel cost and deposit).

We accept requests such as attire and specific songs, and will ensure they are fulfilled to the best of our ability in advance. This includes preparing an arrangement for a song you would like to be played. Please let us know about any requests as soon as possible once you confirm your contract.

First requested song is free of charge, from 2nd song $20/song.

Outdoor events are acceptable, but please prepare a shaded area for the entire group in order to ensure the safety of our instruments.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$580

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$580

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
String - Trio
String - Quartet

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sample Performances
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Chesapeake Quartet

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Chesapeake Strings is highly recommended as a wedding music vendor. They are described as easy to work with, professional, and organized. The team's communication is praised, as well as their prompt responses to questions. Their exceptional musicianship and attention to detail added elegance and charm to the wedding ceremony, while their ability to transition between classical and contemporary tunes during the cocktail hour created a soothing and delightful atmosphere. Overall, Chesapeake Strings is recognized for adding an indescribable touch of beauty and creating an unforgettable experience.

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This AI-generated summary gives you a snapshot of the overall ratings and feedback from the reviews this vendor has received.

Chesapeake Strings is highly recommended as a wedding music vendor. They are described as easy to work with, professional, and organized. The team's communication is praised, as well as their prompt responses to questions. Their exceptional musicianship and attention to detail added elegance and charm to the wedding ceremony, while their ability to transition between classical and contemporary tunes during the cocktail hour created a soothing and delightful atmosphere. Overall, Chesapeake Strings is recognized for adding an indescribable touch of beauty and creating an unforgettable experience.

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Chloe H. Sent on 11/24/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Perfect for us :)

This team was so easy and amazing to work with. They performed on the beach and travelled with us to the reception. Seiko was so easy to communicate with. Would absolutely recommend!
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Paige Sent on 10/09/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Organized, Professional & Beautiful Music!

Highly recommend! Elizabeth and her team were wonderful to work with, and provided beautiful music for our ceremony and cocktail hour! The Chesapeake Strings team was professional and organized and very prompt with communication when we had any questions. They have a huge song-list to pick from, and their performance on the wedding day was absolutely amazing!
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Paige M. Sent on 06/30/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional Vendor

When it came to selecting the perfect musical accompaniment for our wedding, Chesapeake Strings went above and beyond our expectations. As a trio of talented string musicians, their exceptional performance and delightful professionalism added a touch of elegance and charm to our special day.

From the moment we reached out to Chesapeake Strings, they proved to be incredibly accommodating and easy to work with. Their prompt and friendly responses put our minds at ease during the planning process, and they were always open to discussing our preferences and incorporating our ideas. Their attention to detail and willingness to go the extra mile truly made them stand out from the rest.

The ceremony music was nothing short of beautiful. As our guests arrived and took their seats, the ethereal sounds of the strings filled the air, creating an atmosphere of pure enchantment. Chesapeake Strings flawlessly performed our chosen pieces, creating a captivating ambiance that set the tone for our entire wedding ceremony. Their precision and artistry were truly awe-inspiring.

During the cocktail hour, the talented musicians effortlessly transitioned from classical compositions to more contemporary tunes, perfectly capturing the essence of our celebration. The smooth melodies provided a soothing backdrop for conversation and created a delightful and relaxed atmosphere. It was evident that Chesapeake Strings' passion for their craft translated into every note they played, and our guests were thoroughly entertained and impressed.

Beyond their musical talent, Chesapeake Strings' professionalism and warm demeanor made them an absolute pleasure to work with. They arrived well-prepared and were ready to perform at the designated time, allowing us to fully enjoy our wedding without any worries. Their attention to detail and commitment to excellence were evident in every aspect of their service.

In summary, Chesapeake Strings added an indescribable touch of elegance and beauty to our wedding. Their breathtaking performance during the ceremony and cocktail hour left us and our guests in awe. Their flexibility, responsiveness, and genuine kindness made the entire experience stress-free and enjoyable. We wholeheartedly recommend Chesapeake Strings to anyone seeking exceptional musicians who will elevate their special event to new heights. Thank you, Chesapeake Strings, for making our wedding day truly unforgettable!
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Seiko  Syvertsen
Seiko Syvertsen
Violinist, team organizer

Grew up in a music-loving family, I listen to not only classical music, but all different kinds, such as pops, jazz, big band, and the Argentina Tango.

I started piano lessons at age 5, violin at age 7, and music dictation/solfeggio at age 10. During my senior year at Kyoto City University of Arts & Music in Japan, I was invited to the Tanglewood Music Festival as a scholar of the Festival Orchestra conducted by Leonard Bernstein, Seiji Ozawa, Oliver Knussen, and Leon Fleisher, and to join their European tour.

After receiving my Bachelor of Music in Kyoto, I moved to the United States to enter the Jacobs School of Music at Indiana University and studied violin with Yuval Yaron. She studied string quartets with Rostislav Dubinski, who was a member of Borodin Quartet.

While working on a Master of Music degree, I started my career as an orchestra player, and started having more passion for larger ensembles. I auditioned for the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and was chosen by the concertmaster and a principal violinist of Chicago Symphony to be its concertmaster of two seasons.

Besides performing there under the baton of Daniel Barenboim, Sir George Solti, Pierre Boulez, Placido Domingo, and Pinchas Zukerman, I also received a full scholarship on Performer Diploma program at DePaul University of Chicago. I also served as a concertmaster for the University Orchestra, took violin lessons with Joseph Genualdi, viola lessons with Rami Solomonow, and was chosen to be their concert soloist.

After a short period of time serving as an assistant concert master for the South Bend Symphony, I joined the Virginia Symphony, and resides in Chesapeake, Virginia

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