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.
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.
15 Reviews for Cadenza Strings
Katherine M. · Married on 02/06/2018
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.Sent on 07/06/2018
Stephanie B. · Married on 14/06/2018
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!Sent on 03/07/2018
Mark P. · Married on 18/09/2020
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.Sent on 29/04/2021
Hilary D. · Married on 30/08/2019
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.Sent on 02/09/2019
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.
Jane M. · Married on 15/08/2018
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! 💗💗💗💗💗Sent on 15/08/2018
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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.
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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