Jennifer Girone Virgilio, cellist

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About Jennifer Girone Virgilio, cellist


Jennifer Girone-Virgilio is a freelance musician currently based out of the New York City area. She is the recipient of WeddingWire's 2010, 2011, and 2012 Brides' Choice Awards, as well as the GigMasters 2009 and 2010 Rising Star Awards. A graduate of The Hartt School and Mannes College The New School for Music with a Bachelors and Masters in Cello Performance, you can expect high-quality music for your ceremony, cocktail hour, or reception.

Committed to giving your event that something special, there is an ensemble to fit any occasion. The goal is to work together to create the perfect combination for you.

Possible ensembles include:
Solo Cello
Duo of Cello with Flute, Violin, or Viola
Trio of Violin, Viola, and Cello or Flute, Violin, and Cello
String Quartet
Trio or Quartet of Harp with Strings and/or Flute

The musicians that will be available to you are graduates from top music conservatories around the country including Juilliard, Mannes College of Music, The Hartt School, Eastman School of Music, and Boston, Stony Brook, and New York Universities. With dozens of bookings in 2011 alone and with many years of performance experience, our musicians can provide the perfect ambience for any special event.

The variety of music can also contribute to your special event to give it that something extra. Commonly used types of music include Classical, Rags, Waltzes, and Popular Music. Here are some examples of each:

Classical

Bach, Johann Sebastian: Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Sheep May Safely Graze
Suite #3 in D Major
Beethoven, Ludwig van: Ode to Joy from Symphony # 9
Clarke, Jeremiah: Trumpet Voluntary
Handel, George Frederick: Water Music Suite
Mendelssohn, Felix: Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus: Romanza from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K.525
Pachelbel, Johann: Canon
Purcell, Henry: Trumpet Tune
Vivaldi, Antonio: Allegro from Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 #1 - "Spring"
Wagner, Richard: Bridal Chorus from Act III of Lohengrin

Rags and Waltzes

Chopin, Frederic: Minute Waltz from Waltz in Db Major, Op. 64 #1
Joplin, Scott: Entertainer, The Maple Leaf Rag
Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilyich: Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
Waldteufel, Emil: Skaters Waltz, The Les Patineurs, Op. 183

Popular

The Beach Boys: God Only Knows
The Beatles: All You Need is Love
Here Comes the Sun
Coldplay: Yellow
Eric Clapton: Wonderful Tonight
Elvis: Can’t Help Falling in Love
Elton John: Tiny Dancer
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole: Over the Rainbow
Henry Mancini: Moon River
Paul McCartney: Amazed
Stevie Wonder: My Cherie Amour


A full list of music is available upon request. In addition, if there is music that you have in mind for your special day that is not included, it is always possible to acquire arrangements. Ceremony and cocktail hour packages start at $325.


Please visit my website or contact jgvirgilio@gmail.com for more information about availability and fees.

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    Gabrielle · Married on 10/04/2014

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    I unexpectedly found myself needing ceremony music with two weeks to go before my wedding. A very stressful situation turned into the best decision I made for my ceremony by reaching out to Jennifer! She was a joy to work with, and I thank my lucky stars that she was available. Jennifer is incredibly talented, and I highly recommend her!!

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    Lori · Married on 08/10/2013

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    Wanted to say that Jennifer did a great job at my wedding. Truly had a classy wedding. Thank you for a outstanding ceremony and cocktail hour. Prices were perfect, she was very professional and responded immediately to any questions that I had. Thanks Again.

    Sent on 08/17/2013
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    Stephany · Married on 07/18/2013

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    I booked Jennifer for my July 18, 2013 wedding at the Brooklyn botanical garden for an outdoor ceremony. Jennifer provided cello and violin music before during and after ceremony. It was easy to book her services, communicate and ask questions. I would highly recommend Jennifer for your wedding.

    Sent on 08/21/2013

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  • Private Events with Harpist Brandee Younger
    Private Events with Harpist Brandee Younger Wedding Musicians

    A friend and colleague, Jennifer is a most professional, pleasant and talented musician.

  • My Bridal Budget LLC
    My Bridal Budget LLC Wedding Planners

    Jennifer Girone and her band members were pleasant to work with. They played such a beautiful ensemble for the Processional. I felt like I was in “heaven” when I heard them play-they collectively sounded amazing. Jennifer understood the nature of this ceremony. The ceremony went smoothly- since the Rabbi had to announce different chants to the groom and the bride in between; they nailed the cues on point in the transition of different song selections. Jennifer and her band members exhibit professionalism and able to communicate well with clients. I will definitely recommend Jennifer Girone and her band members to clients that want a string ensemble.

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    Jennifer Girone is an amazing cellist who's sound is not just heard but truly felt. You listen and you are captured and transported by the music to a much higher place. A truly wonderful experience. A must have.

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