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Charming Cellist

Calgary, Alberta View map

About

Located in Calgary, Alberta, Charming Cellist is a company that specializes in professional cello performances for weddings and other special events. With more than 20 years of experience, Maria Vander Hoek has playing everything from classical to pop music, creating an amazing musical atmosphere which is ideal for beautiful weddings.

Services offered

The services offered include the following:

  • Ceremony music
  • Cocktail hour music
  • Instrumentals
  • Learning new songs
  • Reception music
  • Music during breaks
  • Rehearsal dinner music

Other services

Charming Cellist can play music for any type of social function. Several music arrangements can be provided depending on your needs and size of the party. These include an instrumental duo, string trio, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist, instrumental solo and string quartet.

Highlights

Arrangements

Instrumental duo, string trio, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist, instrumental solo, string quartet

Instruments

Violin, cello, piano

Ceremony Music Starting Price

$250

More information

Are you an agency or a band?

Band

How many musicians are in your band?

1-3

What genres of music does your band play?

Jazz
Classical
Pop
Strings
Top 40

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music

What services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learn new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$250

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

Ceremony music

Which of the following are included in the price?

Learning new songs
Ceremony music
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  • Pascal
    Pascal E. Married on 11/07/2021
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    Amazing live music for our wedding day!

    I have dreamed of walking down the aisle on my wedding day for what feels like forever, and it was even more amazing than I could have imagined! There is nothing like having live music on your wedding day - if you're debating it, DO IT! It adds so much to the ambience of the day. Maria made the entire process so wonderful and easy - something which I greatly appreciate given that I had to re-plan our wedding twice due to covid lockdowns. She kept up regular communication with me leading up to the day, was able to accommodate all of our requests, pricing was fair, the deposit and cancellation policy (in case of covid) was also very reasonable, and she made arrangements to bring in a pianist (Angela) as we had envisioned a piano and cello duo. All of our songs were pop music covers and they sounded amazing! To say we loved them is a huge understatement. Maria and Angela, thank you both so much for sharing your amazing talents with us! I can't get over how beautiful the music was (and you both looked so gorgeous as well!). The highlight for me was, of course, walking down the aisle, but I don't have any one favourite piece of music because you knocked everything out of the park! I had a few guests who were watching the wedding virtually message me afterwards to say that they didn't cry until you played 'Tale as Old as Time' while we signed our marriage register and that's when they 'lost it', so to speak. So basically, you moved people to tears who were not even present in person and were watching from afar and I think that speaks volumes about the quality of your work and your talents! Thank you so much!

    Charming Cellist's reply:

    Thank you for your kind words! Angela and I love playing music together and we are so glad to have been a part of your special day!

    Best for the future,
    Maria
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    Vanessa L. Married on 31/08/2019
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    A perfect touch added to a perfect day

    Maria is a phenomenal musician! She played our ceremony on August 31st, and the live music really made our ceremony special, we were so honoured to have her be a part of our special day!!

    Charming Cellist's reply:

    Thank you for the review and kind words! Your wedding was beautiful and congratulations to you both!!
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    Sherri L. Married on 19/09/2021
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    Amazing experience

    Maria did such a fantastic job! Her music was beautiful, everyone complimented on her music. I couldn't hold back my tears walking down the aisle listening to her play. I can't recommend her enough, thank you so much!

    Charming Cellist's reply:

    Thank you so much! It was a beautiful day and you looked stunning even through the tears!!
    Best,
    Maria
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    Svetlana Married on 26/09/2020
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    Memorable Music Forever

    For me, truly the highlight of the ceremony. Maria killed it will our request to walk down the isle to a specific part in one song. We added her violin accompaniment last minute and did not regret. Her pricing was fair and her value was exceptional. I would not only recommend but hire her again. Maria thank you so much for making our day special! I wouldn't change a thing.

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1102-1010 Arbour Lake Rd NW T3G 4Y8 Calgary (Alberta)

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