Viva la Strings is a wedding music service based in Columbus, Dayton, Cinicnnniat and Cleveland, OH and Nashville, TN. This group of musicians is delighted to provide their distinctive brand of musical performance for a range of special occasions. Playing violins, violas, cellos and guitars, they are also adept at bringing a range of other instruments to life. Their sweet melodies and skillful performances would be ideal as memorable soundtracks to ceremonies, receptions, and more.
When couples book Viva la Strings, they benefit from a talented ensemble of performers who take their clients’ requests into consideration. This allows them to craft a personalized musical presentation that reflects the character, personality, and individual flair of every couple. A versatile troupe, they can perform music inspired by a wide range of genres. Viva la Strings repertoire ranges from Classical to Contemporary, including top 40 hits, hard rock, jazz, Irish, Jewish and Bollywood.
Viva la Strings privides music from the personal to the corporate affair, from weddings to cocktail hours, dinner music, comunity and holiday events, church services, and anywhere live string music will bring elegance to your event.
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Renee is a gifted and enthusiastic musician
who began playing the violin when she was
six years old. She has Bachelor of Music Education
degree from the Wheaton College Conservatory
of Music where she studied violin and voice
performance as well as strings pedagogy.
She serves as the Director of the K-12 orchestra
program at Worthington Christian School in
Worthington, OH and has a large private lesson
studio. In her free time, she plays for special
events as a part of her church’s worship team.
Pendra founded Viva la Strings in 2008 to provide more paying performance opportunities for local musicians and to offer more access to quality music to our community. In addition to playing and running the day to day operations of Viva la Strings, she plays with area orchestras and for special community events. Pendra holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana State University. Pendra is a freelance musician available for various concerts, shows and special events, and is a former member of the Terre Haute Symphony Orchestra in Terre Haute, Indiana.
Jacob is a Cleveland, OH based musician and arts administrator. A southern Ohio native, he received his Bachelor of Music degree, Church Music Ministry, from Cedarville University in 2015, and Master of Music degree, Violin Performance, from Belmont University in 2017, receiving the Belmont University President’s Award in 2017 as the Classical Performer’s Concerto Competition Winner.
In 2016 Jacob formed Viva La Strings’ Nashville team. Under his direction as Nashville Manager, Viva La Strings-Nashville was featured in the National Geographic Channel series “Origins: The Journey of Humankind,” performed with major touring artists PinkSweat$, JOHNNYSWIM (also with Bryan & Katie Torwalt of Jesus Culture, Colbie Caillat, and Tori Kelly), We Are Messengers, and Stars Go Dim, and performed at private events for celebrity clients Brian McKnight, Garth Brooks and Trisha Yearwood, Rhett Akins, Dog the Pug, Tennessee Titans Kevin Byard, and more.
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Our Brides and Grooms are always happy (and so are we) when Viva la Strings is performing! Always professional and a pleasure to work with!
We absolutely love working with Viva La Strings!! They are professional, knowledgeable and wonderful musicians.
Prompt, talented and professional -- what more can I say? They are the perfect background for the perfect ceremony.