Lakeside Strings, founded by Brian Donat, is a professional musical act based in Webster, New York. Brian has been performing the cello for more than a decade around the Adirondack, Capital and WNY Regions, providing couples with beautiful melodies for their magical nuptials. He is truly passionate about music and will strive to curate an exquisite soundtrack that effortlessly matches the tone of every special occasion.
Lakeside Strings will make it a priority to develop a personal connection with each couple, gaining an authentic understanding of their dream vision. Brian allows clients to avail of both solo cello performances and violin-cello performances, depending on their specific requirements. He provides a wide spectrum of musical services for events including ceremony music, cocktail hour music, and reception music. Brian is also willing to learn new songs for occasions, delivering an unforgettable experience for every client. Couples may also choose to avail of larger musical arrangements such as instrumental trios and string quartets.
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April · Married on 10/22/2020
Brian was a pleasure to work with on our ceremony music! Not only is he a true talented professional, he made the process of planning our ceremony music so easy and made great suggestions. We wanted a cello duo with a piano and he made it happen with Chris Ott, who was also great! He was responsive to all my questions and I was so excited he would do a song not on his list, Halo by Beyonce, for my entrance. When I was preparing to walk down the aisle, hearing the beautiful music outside by the lake at the Aurora Inn, felt magical. Especially when my song came on, the music set the tone and made the atmosphere so dreamy and romantic, just what I wanted! If you are considering added musicians to your wedding, you won't regret it, especially with Brian! My only regret is not hiring him for the cocktail hour too. Thank you Brian!!Sent on 02/23/2021
Nicolette · Married on 09/12/2020
Working with Brian was incredible from start to finish. He helped us organize our ceremony and recommended the most beautiful music to go along with it. He took the time to learn a specific song I requested for when I walk down the aisle. The music set the tone for our wedding and made the ceremony everything we dreamed it would be. Thank you for everything Brian!!!Sent on 09/28/2020
Lakeside Strings's reply:Thanks so much for your kind words, and for sticking with me through all the Covid craziness, Nicolette! It was so much fun playing for your wedding. Best wishes to the both of you!
Suzanne · Married on 08/24/2019
I would highly recommend Brian to play at any venue. He was professional ,reliable and the music was beautiful. I was very pleased, he added such a nice touch to our wedding.Sent on 10/23/2019
Wonderful professional to work with!!!