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Duo d'Amore

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Duo d'Amore is a wedding music act based out of Toronto, Ontario. Violin and cello duos, string ensembles, and more make wedding ceremonies and receptions into elegant affairs you and your guests will never forget. 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. Weare proud to offer one of the largest lists of pop music, and have an incredibly etensive collection of classicakl music. 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

Highlights

Arrangements

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

Instruments

Violin, cello, viola

Ceremony Music Starting Price

$400

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

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 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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    Carmina K. Married on 22/09/2022
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    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!

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Carmina,

    We really appreciate your review of the violin and cello duo performance at your wedding ceremony at Bloedel Conservatory in Vancouver! Congratulations to the both of you!

    Warm regards,

    Matthew
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    Lynne D. Married on 19/08/2022
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    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

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Lynne,

    We love performing at the Cave Springs Vineyard, but indoors is also a great choice, as the sound really does fill the room, never overpowering or sounding unfocused, but there is a clarity to the acoustic which really comes through. Thanks again for such nice comments, and we wish you both many year of married bliss!

    Warm regards,
    Matthew
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    Laura Married on 06/08/2022
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    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!

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Laura,

    Thank you so much for your kind review. As you know firsthand, when you originally booked with us in 2020, we were looking forward to performing for your ceremony and cocktail hour, but will all the uncertainty and postponed events, we REALLY were happy to perform for your ceremony on August 6th. All the best to you both--it was our pleasure!

    Warm regards,

    Matthew

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    Vivian B. Married on 25/06/2022
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    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!

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Vivian,

    Thanks so much for your detailed review of our customer service and performance of the violin and cello duo at your wedding ceremony at the Ancaster Mill. You were great to work with as well! Congratulations and all the best!

    Warm regards,

    Matthew
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    Samantha Married on 19/11/2021
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    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 :)

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Samantha,

    Thanks for so much for leaving a review! I am so glad that you received a ton of compliments about our violinist and cellists performance. As well, it was great dealing with the church coordinator to sort out the music choices and make the music selections fit the various parts of the ceremony perfectly. Congratulations and best wishes!

    Warm regards,

    Matthew
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    Jessica D. Married on 22/10/2021
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    Memorable music

    Made our ceremony all the more memorable. The music was beautiful an made our emotions on our big day come to life.

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Jessica,

    Thank you so much for the wonderful review! I am really glad that everyone enjoyed the string duo performance at St Mary's Church in Tillsonburg. We always love playing there, as the acoustics are amazing! Thank you again, and all the best to the both of you!

    Warm regards,
    Matthew
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    Kate22 Married on 25/09/2021
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    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!

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Kate and Eric,

    Thank you so much for your 5 star review! It was wonderful for our violinist and cellist to be back performing at Teatro Ristorante in Calgary, and we are thrilled that you and your guests enjoyed the string duo performance at your wedding ceremony. We snapped a few pictures, and we hope that you enjoy them!

    Warm regards,

    Matthew
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    Alicia T. Married on 17/07/2021
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    They were a hit!

    We booked Duo for our ceremony and cocktail hour. They were easy to book, open to changes of plans, and very accommodating of music requests.

    We received many compliments from guests who just loved them. I would highly recommend them for any wedding.

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Alicia,

    We pride ourselves on being accommodating and easy to work with, and as you can imagine we've had our fair share of last minute postponements and date changes in the past 2 years! Thank you for picking up on that. I am so happy that you enjoyed the ceremony and cocktail performance, and I wish all the best for the both of you!

    Warm regards,

    Matthew
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    Matt L. Married on 28/05/2021
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    A musical experience to remember!

    Having instrumental music at our wedding has always been a dream. Having a violinist and cellist throughout our ceremony was incredibly special and we received so many compliments. If you are thinking about it - don't hesitate! It's 100% worth the investment.

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Matt and Aleks,

    It was wonderful to work with you to plan that musical portion of your wedding as well as the first dance, and we are go glad that everyone enjoyed the performance from the violin and cello duo at Whistle Bear!

    Congratulations again!

    Warm regards,

    Matthew

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Duo d'Amore is excited to offer our expert advice with any and all your questions regarding: making ceremony music choices, hiring musicians, choosing between a violin and cello duo, trio and string quartet, live classical music, performance attire, and any other questions related to wedding ceremony music. Please ask for Matthew, owner and violinist of Duo d'Amore.

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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