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Based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 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. Further they offer coverage of the ceremony, cocktail and dinner hour and dance reception. You can also avail of wireless microphones, a party band experience, DJ Fusion, the digital jukebox, and more. Reach out today for a free Studio Session
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Excellent quartet for ceremony, cocktail, and reception!
Definitely worth it!
You can't find a better group!
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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 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.
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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!