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Last update: August 2023

Duo d'Amore is an award winning, professional violin and cello duo, string trio and string quartet peforming in Toronto and across Canada. The focus is always on your personality and style as a couple, guaranteeing that you get the wedding music of your deepest, dearest dreams. As one of North America鈥檚 most active string ensembles, this act takes great pride in delivering the highest quality classical and popular string music, backed up by exceptional customer service. We are proud to offer one of the largest lists of pop music in Canada, and have an incredibly etensive collection of classical music. We also take custom music requests. Listen at https://duodamore.com/samples/

Services Offered

Whatever the size, style, or scope of your wedding, make the musical entertainment truly memorable with the following high-quality, liability-insured services offered by Duo d鈥橝more:

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

More information

Are you an agency or a band?

Agency

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Instrumental duo
String trio
Instrumental trio
Soloist/vocalist
String quintet
Instrumental solo
String quartet

How many musicians are in your band?

7+

What genres of music does your band play?

Jazz
Acoustic
Classical
Blues
Rock
Classic rock
Folk
World
Pop
Orchestra
Strings
Top 40
50s
60s
70s
80s
90s

What instruments does your group play?

Violin
Cello
Viola

What music services do you provide?

Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Instrumentals
Learning new songs
Reception music
Music during breaks
Rehearsal dinner music
Liability insurance
Willing travel

What services do you provide?

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

What items are available?

Disco ball

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$400

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

$500

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$400

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

$1,050

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

Travel expenses
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
Music during breaks
Learn new songs

Which of the following are included in the price?

Travel
Learning new songs
Ceremony music
Cocktail hour music
Reception music
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4.9 out of 5 rating
WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
213 reviews
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K Krull Married on 11/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

It Was Music to Our Ears

I would strongly recommend Duo D'Amore as a premier company with which to deal for any event. Their client communication is exceptional, their professionalism is outstanding and they go above and beyond to ensure a positive customer experience.

They added value and enhanced our event and we couldn't have been happier with the quality of the musician and their performance.

If you鈥檙e looking for a proactive, proficient and skilled company to enrich your event, look no further than Duo D鈥橝more.
Allison
Allison P. Married on 31/12/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Stunning sound and excellent service!

I hired Duo D'Amour's string trio for my wedding ceremony and I can still hear their beautiful music in my head. The entire experience from booking to the actual performance was top notch. Matthew was quick to reply and to answer any questions I had regarding the music and experience. He also offered helpful advice when asked. The musicians arrived early to set up and were professionally dressed. Their music was absolutely perfect for the ceremony and I had many guests ask me for their information so they could hire them in the future. My only regret is not taping it so I can listen to it again. I highly recommend Duo D'Amour!
Carmina
Carmina K. Married on 22/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful music

Matthew was super responsive and professional throughout our planning process. Our original musicians ended up getting sick last minute and it was dealt with quickly without any stress and they were able to find wonderful replacements. The musicians at our event were kind and friendly and played beautifully, highly recommend!
Katherine
Katherine M. Married on 01/09/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Musicians for Our Ceremony

Duo D'Amore was our musicians for our wedding ceremony on September 1, 2022 at Cranberry Creek Gardens. We chose the string duo and submitted our song requests ahead of time via the form that was provided. They arrived on time, played the correct songs beautifully, and were very professional. It added that extra little special component to our day!
Lynne
Lynne D. Married on 19/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous Musicians

The weather changed quickly and we had to move the ceremony inside.
This actually allowed the music to fill the room with calm and peace.
Matthew was very accommodating and I would highly recommend
Laura
Laura Married on 06/08/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Talented musicians who made my ceremony and cocktail hour extra special!

We booked a strings duo with Duo d'Amore for our ceremony and cocktail hour music after they performed at my father in-law's wedding. They really stood out to us there and they actually provided incredibly reasonable prices compared to many other people we had hired. When we had to postpone our wedding, they were generous, flexible, and only charged a nominal fee for rescheduling. They provided suggestions for repertoire (modern, classic, etc.) but I didn't really had any strong preferences except for my walk down the aisle. I basically told them what song I wanted (Can't Help Falling in Love, which was a TEAR JERKER the way they performed) and asked for a more modern repertoire for the rest. They followed my instructions and were phenomenal. I actually got some texts before the ceremony had started since they were performing for guests as they arrived, and guests were very happy with the songs and impressed. We had an indoor/outdoor venue with the dinner inside and bar/ceremony/grounds outside for guests. Unfortunately, because of extreme heat and humidity, our cocktail hour was moved indoors for the sake of food safety (we had a live sushi station). The guests didn't get to avail of the live music outside as much as I had hoped, but anyone who went out for the bar would have at least enjoyed these talented artists.

Thank you Duo d'Amore for making my walk down the aisle and ceremony the most unforgettable, romantic experience - I do believe it contributed to my new husband's tears!
Vivian
Vivian B. Married on 25/06/2022
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Music, Professional Business

Matthew was incredibly easy to work with throughout this whole process. Immediately when we reached out, Matthew was always incredibly prompt with his responses and always friendly and professional. Duo d'Amore has a wide repertoire to choose from and Matthew was extremely helpful when selecting songs. We even requesting a song that wasn't on the repertoire which, luckily, they had an arrangement for and was able to be used for our wedding party processional at no additional cost. We hired a cellist and a violinist for our wedding which was perfect for our smaller wedding (~60 guests) and we received so many compliments throughout the day of how beautiful the music was. Would definitely recommend Duo d'Amore to anyone looking for live music at their wedding!
Sammie
Samantha Married on 19/11/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Beautiful Ceremony Music

We booked a string dup with Duo d'Amore for our church ceremony music. Matthew was very helpful and responsive. He worked with the church coordinator to help us select approved music. The day of there were no issues, the music was so beautiful and we received a ton of compliments from our friends and family. We are very happy with how everything turned out :)
Jessica
Jessica D. Married on 22/10/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Memorable music

Made our ceremony all the more memorable. The music was beautiful an made our emotions on our big day come to life.
Kate22
Kate22 Married on 25/09/2021
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Live Music

We couldn鈥檛 be happier with Duo d鈥橝more. Matthew was extremely quick to respond and made booking easy as can be. Their repertoire of pop music selections is amazing and when played on the strings it was the perfect combination of elegant and fun. I couldn鈥檛 recommend them enough!
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Meet the team

Matthew Hayes
Matthew Hayes
Owner and Violinist

I received my Bachelor of Music degree with Honours from Wilfrid Laurier University in 2004, studying modern and baroque violin with Jeremy Bell (Penderecki String Quartet) and Julie Baumgartel (Tafelmusik, Nota Bene).

As a violinist , I have performed with the National Academy Orchestra, Mississauga Symphony, Guelph Symphony, Waterloo Chamber Players, Chestnut Hall Camerata, Spiritus Ensemble, Oakville Chamber Orchestra, Royal City Musicial Productions, Community Players of New Hamburg (as concertmaster and string coach), recorded music for film including Deportation at Breakfast (2002), Lenore (2008), The Getouts (2008), appeared on the CW network in Nikita (2011) and on CBC in the Murdoch Mysteries (2011) I have also been broadcast on CBC Radio.

I have participated in festivals such as the Windsor Canadian New Music Festival and the Spoleto USA Festival (Charleston, South Carolina). Recently, I have toured with Video Games Live and performed and hired the string players for the premiere Candian tour of EMI's Libera.

As the owner of Duo d'Amore, I'm excited to consult with you regarding music for your wedding ceremony, reception or corporate event. My warm and friendly personality and in depth knowledge of both classical music performance and customer service will make planning the musical portion of your event easy and fun.

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