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Elegance String Quartet

Philadelphia, PA View map Visit website
2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
Rating 5.0 out of 5
155 reviews
$2,500 Most Popular Price

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2022 Couples' Choice Awards Winner
$2,500 Most Popular Price

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

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$900

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$2,500

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

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Learn New Songs
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Sound/PA System

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

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

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6
7+

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Drums
Flute
Guitar
Harp
Oboe
Piano
Trumpet
Saxophone
Viola
Violin
Winds

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Liability Insurance
Microphones
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sound/PA System
Vocals

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    Linette S. Getting married on 10/14/2022
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    Theee best decision ever!

    ESQ was hands down my most FAVORITE part of my wedding!! I booked them for cocktail hour and wanted bridgerton vibes (popular hits with the classical vibe) and boy did they DELIVER!!! my guests had so much fun singing along to their music and it really got the party started! Ray and Jenny were so easy to work with and provided me with a super extensive list of songs to play from! I wish I could relive that hour over and over again and honestly wish I booked them for longer. I can't get over how talented they were and so enthusiastic while playing!! Thank you for making my (and my guests) ENTIRE night with your performance!! It was definitely one for the books!

    Elegance String Quartet's reply:

    Thank YOU, Linette! I really appreciate you taking the time to also review us on Wedding Wire! A fun party starts with a fun crowd :) - Ray.
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    Anita O. Married on 12/12/2021
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    Simply the Best String Quartet

    Ray and the Elegance String Quartet are simply the best in so many ways! I met Ray and his Quartet about 10 years ago when we hired them for my company's holiday party. They did a fantastic job providing just the right music for the event. They played all music genres - classical, holiday, current hits, rock, etc. Everyone loved them! We used them every year since then for our holiday party (until COVID entered the picture and since then we haven't had a holiday party). This past December my son got married and I hired Elegance String Quartet to play at the ceremony and cocktail hour. They were perfect in every way - organized, professional, and expert musicians. Again, they played every type of music, from classical for the ceremony to Taylor Swift and the Theme to Game of Thrones. Guests at the wedding had fun requesting songs at their kiosk. Practically every person at the wedding commented to me how amazing they were! Next to the lovely bride and charming groom, they were a true hit at the wedding! They made the ceremony and cocktail hour very elegant and special. I highly recommend them!

    Elegance String Quartet's reply:

    Dear Anita,

    We cherish our long-standing relationship with you, and it was our distinct honor to play for such a personal and important event in your family's life! Congratulations again, and our sincerest thanks to you for having us there. We are so grateful!

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2022 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2021 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2020 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2019 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2018 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2017 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2015 Winner
  • WeddingWire Couples' Choice Awards 2014 Winner

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  • Annette & Ben
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Team

Ray Bicolli
Ray Bicolli
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.

Jenny Boorum
Jenny Boorum
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!

Aisha Dossumova
Aisha Dossumova
Violinist

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.

Professional Network & Endorsements

2 Endorsements
An Elegant Affair By Marianne An Elegant Affair By Marianne Wedding Officiants

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.

Father James St. George Father James St. George Wedding Officiants

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!

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2515 S Colorado St. Philadelphia, PA, 19145
267-360-6543
215-776-4907
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267-360-6543

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