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Cadenza Strings

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About

Cadenza Strings is an agency offering wedding and reception music services in Ottawa, Ontario, and the surrounding area. Their ensembles include string quartets, trios, duos, as well as violin and cello soloists. The group offers a large repertoire of music from a variety of genres and can learn new songs upon request. The musicians of Cadenza Strings are accomplished and respected professionals and have studied at the country’s best institutions. They bring vast experience to the service of couples on their big day.

Services offered

Cadenza Strings offers a wedding package that contains basic music services and more. This includes prelude music as guests are arriving and being seated, ceremony music, and postlude music. The group's offerings can also be extended to create a classy atmosphere at cocktail parties and reception dinners.

Highlights

Arrangements

Instrumental duo, string trio, instrumental trio, orchestra, instrumental solo, string quartet

Instruments

Violin, cello, trumpet, viola, piano

Ceremony Music Starting Price

$725

More information

Are you an agency or a band?

Agency

How many musicians are in your band?

7+

What genres of music does your band play?

Jazz
Acoustic
Classical
Oldies
Rock
Classic rock
Pop
Orchestra
Strings
Top 40
90s

What music services do you provide?

Bilingual
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
Reception music
Rehearsal dinner music
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Reception music
Rehearsal dinner music

What items are available?

Lighting

What is the average price for a wedding reception during peak season?

$1,500

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$925

What is the average price for a wedding reception during off-peak season?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music

Which of the following are included in the price?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music

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    Stephanie B. Married on 14/06/2018
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    highly recommended

    I booked a string trio (violin,viola, and cello) for my wedding ceremony on June 14th and I could not be more impressed and pleased with the service I received. The responsiveness for my questions and booking was very good, the pricing was very reasonable when compared to other agencies and they offered a good variety of music. My guests are still commenting on their moving performance throughout the ceremony. I would highly recommend!
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    Jennifer Married on 20/09/2020
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    Brenna is amazing!

    Brenna is easy to communicate with, she provided other pop songs options for our ceremony exit song. Her live music made our ceremony very special and we would 100% recommend her and her band for anyone.

    Cadenza Strings's reply:

    Thank you, Jennifer! It was a pleasure to be part of your wedding and we are SO glad you loved our music!
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    Mark P. Married on 18/09/2020
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    Cadenza Strings were flexible, easy-going, and professional.

    Cadenza Strings' classical music added that special touch to the atmosphere of our intimate outdoor wedding ceremony. Greg was a pleasure to communicate with throughout the process. He provided samples of their work and his honest opinion. With all the stress of trying to pull off a wedding during Covid, they made the process easy.
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    Karen S. Married on 18/09/2021
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    Amazing musicians

    Cadenza Strings was an absolutely beautiful duo that enhanced the beauty of our wedding day immensely. Brenna was quick to respond to all e-mails and was very helpful when were at a loss in choosing our music for our ceremony. She gave us suggestions that coincided along some ideas that we provided her. These were two very talented musicians that enhanced our ceremony and reception and contributed to making for a perfect day! We would highly recommend Cadenza Strings!

    Cadenza Strings's reply:

    Thank you, Karen! Greg and I enjoyed performing for your special day. The setting, weather and ceremony were all perfect, and your love was apparent to all. Congratulations to you and David!
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    Hilary D. Married on 30/08/2019
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    Beautiful music

    We hired the violin and cello duo to provide music for our outdoor ceremony. We couldn’t be happier with the music and services that cadenza strings provided. Brenna was professional, prompt, easy to work with, and flexible. She had many wonderful modern and classical song options we could pick from (which made it hard to choose!). She even agreed to play a song that was not on the list and did so beautifully. We received many complements from guests about the music, and it provided the perfect backdrop for a romantic ceremony. Thank you Cadenza Strings! I would not hesitate to hire them again.

    Cadenza Strings's reply:

    Thank you for your glowing review, Hilary! We are so pleased to hear you liked the music (particularly your special requests!). Congratulations again on a truly beautiful wedding.
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    Jane M. Married on 15/08/2018
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    Cadenza Strings,...my daughter’s wedding

    Cadenza Strings played at my daughter’s wedding last weekend at the Elora Mill. The music was ethereal...pure, crisp, joyful..... spectacular. Right from initial contact with Brenna to hearing them before coming to my seat in the ceremony space it was nothing but professionalism and quality. It was a leap of faith to hire, sight unseen or heard.... but can I say they were a highlight of the wedding! True talented professionals who looked and sounded the part! 💗💗💗💗💗
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    Katherine M. Married on 02/06/2018
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    Excellent Experience and Beautiful Music

    Cadenza Strings played at our wedding this past weekend. They provided music for both the ceremony and cocktail hour. They were extremely pleasant to work with, provided great suggestions, were professional and on time. Having a string trio or quartet certainly adds a level of elegance to any wedding or event, and would love to hire them again for a private event.
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    Natasha Married on 05/05/2018
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    Wedding Quartet

    The team was so great. Brenna was quick to respond to all of my questions quickly. They had a great list of music, we chose contemporary for our wedding. They were on time, music was the perfect volume, I have no criticism!
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    Natasha H. Married on 16/09/2012
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    It was a pleasure to work with Cadenza Strings. At the outset I was especially impressed by their promptness, and willingness to accommodate our wedding on somewhat of a short notice. Cadenza Strings was also quite helpful in asisting in our selection of music for various protions of our ceremony. Their music at our wedding was lovely; I am truly thankful to Cadenza Strings for bringing beautiful music to our wedding!
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    R B Married on 11/11/2011
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    I commissioned Cadenza's string quartet to play from the beginning of my ceremony through to the end of the reception and they did a terrific job! While discussing musical selections in the months leading up to the wedding, Brenna was helpful, professional and articulate. During the wedding, all four musicians did an exceptional job, playing everything from tangos, to pop covers to wedding standards, like Mendelssohn, with apparent ease. From my guests, I heard more compliments for the music than I did for any other part of the evening, and given how much my family love to eat and how good the meal and cake were, that's saying a lot ;-)

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Meet the Team

Brenna
Brenna
Owner & Booking Manager

I am a professional violinist, violist & entrepreneur based in Ottawa & Toronto, Ontario. I founded Cadenza Strings in 2004, while a student in the music program at Canterbury High School in Ottawa, and have been providing music for weddings ever since!

I completed my post-secondary studies at the University of Montreal and the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory of Music. Outside the world of weddings, you can find me performing with the Integral Ensemble, Kitchener-Waterloo Symphony, and Against the Grain Theatre, among others.

When I am not performing or answering emails, I love to travel, read, and learn about health & business.

Greg
Greg
Cellist & Arranger

I come from a musical family and have played cello since a young age. I attended Canterbury High School's strings program and completed my postsecondary studies in cello performance at McGill University.

You can find me onstage with rock and Baroque bands alike – I even wrote and recorded the string parts for Australian metal band Parkway Drive's latest album.

Special skills: I'm a professional plumber and I cook a mean omelette.

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