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Empyreal Strings Music & Entertainment is a phenomenal wedding entertainment group in New York City. From audiences of two to over a thousand, Empyreal Strings Music & Entertainment has dazzled crowds and made a lasting impression in the hearts of their clients. Empyreal String specializes in wedding entertainment, and would be happy to accommodate for your special day.

Experience

The founder of Empyreal Strings, Roman Teplinsky, started in 1993 with just one classical string quartet. Since then, they have grown to a 30-plus strong team, with members who have performed with stars such as Solomon Burke, Bo Diddley, Gloria Gaynor, Ben E. King, Santana, Percy Sledge, Martha Reeves, and The Tokens. Members of the Empyreal Strings classical ensembles are also former members of the State Symphony Orchestra of Russia, Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra, Kiev Opera and Ballet Theatre Orchestra.

Services Offered

Empyreal Strings Music & Entertainment consists of a 30-plus member orchestra, jazz ensemble, dance band, and more. They offer not only music, but live, cultural entertainment for your wedding or reception. Their primary wedding services include:

  • Wedding ceremony - choice of a string quartet, trio, duet, or classical guitar, harp, and flute
  • Cocktail hour - soft music from strolling violins with piano, or traditional jazz quartet
  • Reception/dinner - live band and/or DJ performing your favorite songs

Other Services

In addition to wedding and reception music, Empyreal Strings Music & Entertainment offers a variety of shows and special performance options for your event. Some options include:

  • The “Extravaganza” Show - Music from an electric string quartet with guitar
  • Violin Show
  • Professional Ballroom Dancer Show
  • Belly dancers
  • Klezmer dancers
  • Gypsy Dancer Show
  • Israeli Sensation Show
  • Black-owned
  • Asian-owned
  • Hispanic or Latinx-owned
  • LGBTQ+-owned
  • Native American-owned
  • Veteran-owned
  • Woman-owned
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Frequently asked questions

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

7+

What genres of music does (do) your band(s) play?

Acoustic
Big Band
Blues
Caribbean
Classic Rock
Classical
Country
Dance
Folk
Funk
Gospel
Hip Hop
International
Jazz
Latin
Motown
Oldies
Pop
Punk Rock
R&B / Soul
Reggae
Rock
Strings
Swing

What music services do you provide?

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Rebecca L. Sent on 02/16/2024
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional Music Entertainment

Roman and the Emyreal Strings did a wonderful job for our wedding January 2024. Everyone was amazed by the incredible performance from the cocktail hour to the ceremony to the reception. Many people asked us after the wedding for the band's information and raved about the performance. Roman was very helpful, professional, and attentive to what we wanted. We would definitely recommend Empyreal Strings, specifically the full band and "Extravaganza Show"!
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Julia Sent on 12/06/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Incredible from Start to Finish

Having a great band is a quintessential part of a memorable wedding. I can wholeheartedly say that Roman and the rest of his crew went above and beyond. Roman was incredibly diligent and highly attentive to every detail. He put a lot of care and effort into crafting a personalized set and schedule, and that really shined through at our wedding. Beyond that, the talent of this band is on another level. All of the musicians and singers are exceptional. One of the unique services Empyreal Strings offers is their extravaganza show, which is a high energy performance that wowed all of my guests. It riled up the whole crowd and was one of the highlights of the wedding.

I cannot thank Empyreal enough for their exceptional work, dedication, and professionalism and I look forward to working with them again!
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Brendan C. Sent on 10/02/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Exceptional performers, organized and professional

Empyreal is a professional and talented group who put on an exceptional performance at my wedding. Look no further. You have found your band.

They are led by an experienced band manager/performer who is organized, responsive, and offered a customized solution for my wedding from the string trio at the ceremony, to a saxophone with electronic accompaniment for cocktail hour, to the introductions, first dance, parent’s dance, and open dance at the reception. The transitions were seamless, the band played throughout unless asked to rest for any special reason (e.g. speeches).

And while I encourage anyone to do their research, I thoroughly vetted 13 bands - including videos, setlists, and in-person viewing when available - and found the clear winner after conducting a comprehensive comparison.

I am blessed with having grown up playing the cello competitively in New England, with my ear and rhythm helping to source this unique, versatile and talented group of performers that the band manager assembled.

Our discerning guests have been raving about this band for weeks since the wedding. They also came up to me during the wedding to say what a great band we had. Among the discerning guests were professional musicians, creative directors, and people who spend their time dancing to music at parties and enjoying good bands (when they can get them!).

The band was very good to work with. They played our must play songs and also the songs that I selected from their setlists to help them with a theme which they kept in balance while reading the crowd and adjusting beautifully.

This band helped to make my wedding a spectacular, fun, and memorable experience. We spent about two years planning this wedding so you can imagine the other details that folks appreciated, but their emphasis was always on the band and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
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