Fine Arts Ensemble is a wedding music band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. It has been providing great live music for wedding celebrations and various events for more than 16 years. The company can expand to incorporate other professional musicians, including a string quartet, wind instruments, and even a harp and bagpipes, according to the couple's taste. Fine Arts Ensemble plays for events throughout Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Dimitri and Irina, the owners of Fine Arts Ensemble, both hold master's and doctoral degrees in music performance, and are both members of the American Federation of Musicians and Music Teachers National Association. Dimitri is a cellist in the Louisiana Philharmonic, a group of professional orchestral musicians. He has pursued an active career in performance as a soloist and a member of many orchestras and chamber ensembles in Europe, Asia, and North America. Irina is both a professional pianist and piano accompanist who specializes in both piano and organ instruments.
Fine Arts Ensemble plays acapella, orchestra, brass-quintet, or any arrangement that the couple desires. No matter how many musicians that couples desire to play at their wedding or any instruments, the company has it covered. They can play for ceremonies, cocktail hours, receptions, and rehearsal dinners, as well as during breaks. They offer both instrumental and vocal music, and can learn new songs upon request.
Recommended by 97% of couples
Theresa · Married on 03/18/2011
Dimitri and his wife were excellent performers. Since I paid for my wedding myself, I was on a very tight budget which meant that I spent less money for my wedding services. Dimitri treated me like I had paid millions for his service. He was very attentive to all of my needs and talked me through every step of the process. I did not need to chase after him on my wedding night to make sure it was the way I wanted. What bride has time to do that? It may sound crazy, but I even wrote simple lists of what I wanted and the other services I hired still did things their own way. My wedding was the most important night of my life so far. I would recommend anyone to hire Dimitri at Fine Arts Ensemble for any occasion especially if you want to hire someone and have no stress on your special occasion. They will show up and they will do exactly what you want. Also, I was very impressed with Dimitri's knowledge on the many parts of a wedding ceremony where music should be played.
Emily · Married on 12/16/2017
Fine Arts Ensemble played for my daughter's wedding ceremony last weekend. (violin and cello) The musicians were excellent and the music was just beautiful! Dimitri made song suggestions which were perfect, and happily accommodated last minute requests. It made a wonderful ceremony even more special. They were easy to work with and very responsive. I will definitely call on them again! Thanks Dimitri and FAE! You were amazing!!
Michelle · Married on 11/11/2017
My husband and I booked Fine Arts Ensemble for our wedding reception and we couldn't have been happier. They were absolutely amazing! Their song selections pleased all of our guests and had my husband and I smiling from ear to ear!! We are still getting calls from people telling us how they were the best ensemble they have ever heard at a wedding reception. The manager Dimitri , throughout the whole process of planning, was very professional and great to work with. We are so glad we chose Fine Arts Ensemble and we HIGHLY recommend them! The best part, they're affordable! Thank you again for making our special day so memorable!!
Fine Arts Ensemble has given me many options for ceremony music for my clients. They are my go-to group for ceremony instrumentalists.
It was a pleasure working with Dimitri in the coordination and execution of my client's ceremony music. I would love the opportunity to work with him again on future weddings and events!
I always rely on Fine Arts Ensemble for talented, reliable service and great advice on ceremony music!