On WeddingWire since 2013
Musical Heart Strings is a professional ensemble in Martinez, California, available to perform at weddings and other special occasions. Founders Kerry Borgen and Gretchen Egen have been performing music together for 20 years, including jazz, pop, rock and roll, and the occasional heavy metal. With influence from the Vitamin String Quartet, all of Musical Heart Strings’ music are original arrangements, making their compositions and covers unique to their ensemble.
Musical Heart Strings’ compositions are for an instrumental duo, a soloist, or a trio, as well as string quartet and trio. They are fully insured and can play compositions using the cello, piano, viola, and violin. They have anywhere from one to five musicians available for your event, depending on the style composition you’d like performed. Musical Heart Strings can perform acoustically, using foot percussion, and with amplification.
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The duo's ability to create a beautiful atmosphere was remarkable. The ceremony music was both elegant and emotionally moving, setting the perfect tone for our vows. During the cocktail hour, their versatile repertoire had a few people, in the spirit of the holidays.
Not only were they incredibly skilled musicians, but their professionalism and flexibility made the planning process a breeze. They took the time to understand what we wanted and answer any questions we had.
If you're looking for talented, professional, and personable musicians to elevate your wedding day, Musical Heart Strings are the perfect choice.
All of our guests complimented us for their music and huge repertoire. I highly recommend them!
So incredibly special!!
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Kerry Borgen and Gretchen Egan of Musical Heart Strings are talented musicians whose name says it all. If you're looking for a professional string ensemble that pulls at your heart strings, look no further than Musical Heart Strings. I've had the pleasure of working with Gretchen and Kerry frequently over the past several years and I'm always impressed by the unusual music selections they play that are tailored to each couple's musical tastes. They are gifted musicians who beautifully render traditional wedding songs, and delightful, adventurous souls who work with you on non-traditional music, too! They are a joy to work with and I highly recommend them. Rev. Lisa Joslen, Ceremonies of the Heart
Musical Heart Strings duo, Gretchen and Kerry, never cease to impress me with their wide range of music from the classics to one-of-a-kind arrangements by client request. I have worked together with them in over thirty weddings, even having a bride walk down the aisle to Rockelbel and a groom (a law enforcement officer) come in to the theme from Cops. Never caught without a smile, they seem to take pleasure in their work and bring “heart” to every event their music graces. They are always timely and professional. Clients just love them!