Elegance String Quartet is a top performing group with a unique sound, unlike any other string quartet you've heard before. Their self-designed Digital Jukebox is a hit with clients, allowing guests to control the playlist from their vast collection of original arrangements. They can entertain with every style of music, from rock and roll, to pop, jazz, and of course classical -- with a twist! They can provide music from your ceremony through to the last dance of the night. They believe live entertainment should be an exciting and unforgettable experience and will work with you to create the perfect soundtrack to the most important day of your lives. Popular in New York City, Philadelphia. Washington DC, and for destination weddings all over the globe.
Packages Options Include: Ceremony, Cocktails, Dinner Hour, Dance Reception, Wireless Microphone, Vocals, Party Band Experience, DJ Fusion, and more! Don't forget to ask for the Digital Jukebox. Reach out today for a free Studio Session
141 Reviews for Elegance String Quartet
Recommended by 100% of couples
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Lara A. · Married on 08/08/2020
What a quartet to have in your corner!!!
We just adore these guys. When COVID turned our 200 person wedding into a wedding for 30, we knew we wanted to do something special for music. When we realized they could play the whole reception and not just the ceremony, we were completely on board!Sent on 08/13/2020
Ray and Jenny were amazing, visiting our venue beforehand to explore livestream options for us since we lived across the country. With nearly no notice at all, Jenny learned GORGEOUS vocals for our special dances and Ray worked tirelessly to incorporate Arabic music and special arrangements into their set list.
We were pleasantly surprised by a touch pad kiosk they installed by the stage, which allowed guests to submit requests after they wrapped up the set list. At one point, Ray came up to us discretely and mentioned that someone had requested a Nirvana song. He wanted to run it by us in case we felt it would change the tone of the evening too much. We're glad we gave him the green light to "GET WEIRD," because their version of "Smells like Teen Spirit" brought down the house!
They had a really clean and largely wireless setup for their electric string instruments that blended in seamlessly with the surroundings and the stage. They were professional and courteous and super fun. The fact that their instruments were wireless meant that Ray could (safely) break through the physical limits of the stage and roam the dance floor while playing. Every song was beautifully rendered and our dance floor was packed!
It was such a moving, magical night and we believed them when they said they didn't want it to end --- we didn't either!!
Elegance String Quartet's reply:Dear Lara,
Elizabeth S. · Married on 04/18/2021
Ideal to Work With & Perfect Addition to Any Event
ESQ is the ideal team to work with for a musical accompaniment for your wedding. They were very easy to work with through the covid rescheduling process once our April 2020 date was postponed until we fell on moving our wedding to April 2021 after several different attempts to land on a new date. They also were great sports as we got updated COVID-19 rules and regulations from our wedding venue within a month of our wedding date. They were so helpful when choosing the music for our prelude and ceremony when we had specific songs that we wanted for the ceremony and only a few specifics to play during the prelude to choose other songs that really matched the ambience that we were going for with the prelude. A lot of our guests complimented their music to us and said that the music was beautiful and that it was so much brighter and clear being played on instruments right in front of them compared to if they had heard recordings of the songs. They also offered their newer livestream services which we were quick to take advantage of since a lot of my family from Georgia weren't able to attend with the limit of people that could be in attendance due to covid, age causing travel to be too difficult and health concerns. We were so glad to offer the choice of a livestream and are happy to have a copy of the recording to be able to share it with our friends and family. Their services were top notch and I would definitely recommend them to others. While I won't be having another wedding, they will definitely be my first choice for any other event that I have in the future.Sent on 04/26/2021
Elegance String Quartet's reply:Dear Elizabeth and Mike,
Ali S. · Married on 04/09/2021
Ray and the quartet were absolutely lovely! They learned a song for my husbands processional, and absolutely nailed our cocktail hour request of classic AND modern songs played throughout. They were absolutely fantastic! Would absolutely recommend.Sent on 02/11/2020
Elegance String Quartet's reply:Thank you again Alison! We love double reviews! Your wedding was beautiful and we loved playing for you and entertaining your guests.
Team of Elegance String Quartet
Cellist, Music Director, Owner
Ray Bicolli has made his career in the special events industry since 2010 and has crafted a unique sound that distinguishes Elegance String Quartet among others. Raised in a family of musicians, he earned his Master’s in cello performance and soon after founded the ensemble that would become ESQ. What began as a hobby of arranging modern songs for classical instruments became the quartet’s trademark. Their unique style and sound have earned them a reputation as one of the most sought-after ensembles in the tri-state area and beyond: recent engagements include special commissions for Comic Con, Musikfest in Bethlehem, and an invitation to perform at Google’s Headquarters in Silicon Valley, CA. Ray’s ingenuity lead him to develop JukeTune, a digital jukebox app that allows event guests to engage with the band by making requests. Ray’s relationship with his clients, commitment to excellence, and innovative approach has garnered rave reviews; his ability to foster a creative and enjoyable work environment has allowed him to build a consistent roster of some of Philadelphia’s best musicians.
Violist, Vocals, Event Manager
Jenny is the energizer of the group. When’s she’s not grooving on the viola, she’s fronting the band with her captivating vocals and stage presence. Behind the scenes she partners with Ray to produce our concerts and develop our signature style. As Event Manager, she will work tirelessly with you to select the perfect entertainment package for your big day and will get to know you throughout the planning process to make sure everything we do for you is personalized. She has performed with orchestras all over the country, as part of chamber ensembles and experimental bands, with major touring artists, and in collaboration with dancers, singer-songwriters, and visual artists. Her diverse background in entertainment and passion for music-making shines through, and she'll bring that same level of energy and excitement to your wedding day. If you've got a special song request for your first dance, Jenny will sing it -- and she may even break out her ukulele if you ask her to!
A fluent speaker of English, Russian, and Kazakh, Aisha Dossumova is a world-class musician, concert soloist, and violin professor. Her beautiful sound and flawless technique is the epitome of Elegance. There is no one better to perform our unique arrangements, which weave together pop, rock, and classical music in surprising ways (i.e. Mozart quotes in Havana!). As a performer, Aisha has traveled the world concertizing in the most prestigious stages and music festivals, headlining as a soloist with various orchestras, and recording for major labels.
An Elegance String Quartet is Philadelphia's most prestigious musical ensemble. An Elegance String Quartet was borne on a cruise ship in 2009. Since then, this extremely talented group of artists had the distinct honor to perform at some of the world's most distinguished stages and alongside the music industry's big name performers. If you think that An Elegance String Quartet's musical repertoire is limited only to classical music, think again. Ray and his fellow musicians play an array of accompaniments ranging from classical standards to today's top hits and changing every year to keep their music fresh and stylish. Their jazz combo features saxophone, keyboard, drums, and bass, and can be modified to your liking. You can always listen to one of their public live performances or listen to recorded selections on their website. If you're looking for something different but elegant, I suggest you let An Elegance String Quartet perform at your event. You won't be disappointed. PS tell them Rev Marianne sent you.
I have been officiating at wedding ceremonies for many years now and I have had the pleasure of working with many musicians that make the ceremonies so special. In all of those I can assure you that Elegance String Quartet is at the top of the game! Ray and his associates are not only consummate professionals, but they are seamlessly integrated into all that happens on your special wedding day. Now, for many, that may seem like a 'given', but I can assure you that when the musicians are 'off' the entire ceremony is, too. I have never once had an issue with Elegance String Quartet! Ray always greets me when I arrive and we exchange updates and ensure that we are on the 'same page', then, their professionalism and expertise is very apparent as they give their very best and the music is simply wonderful! The music is absolutely stunning, the musicians are a true pleasure to work with, and I would honestly recommend them to anyone looking for this exquisite touch to your special wedding day. Thank you, Ray, for being simply the best! Father Jim St. George, Saint Miriam Parish, Wedding Officiant!