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Duo d'Amore

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About

Violin and cello duos, string ensembles, and more make wedding ceremonies into elegant, classy affairs you and your guests will never forget! With Duo d’Amore, 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’s most active string ensembles, Duo d’Amore takes great pride in delivering the highest quality classical and popular string music, backed up by exceptional customer service.

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’Amore:

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

Other services

In addition to weddings, Duo d’Amore specializes in anniversaries, baby showers, bar or bat mitzvahs, birthdays, bridal showers, christenings, corporate events, engagement parties, holiday parties, and memorials.

Areas covered

Duo d’Amore offers their world-class services in Toronto, Mississauga, Vancouver, Victoria, Banff, Ottawa, Montreal, Hamilton, Niagara, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Canmore, GTA, Kitchener-Waterloo, Burlington, Oakville, Chatham, London, Halifax, Charlottetown, Calgary, Winnipeg, Edmonton, Saskatoon, and the surrounding areas.

Highlights

Arrangements

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

Instruments

Violin, cello, viola

Ceremony Music Starting Price

$300

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?

Classical
Rock
Classic rock
Orchestra
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
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?

$1,250

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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  • Sammie
    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
  • Jessica
    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
  • Kate22
    Kate22 Married on 25/09/2021
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    Amazing Live Music

    We couldn’t be happier with Duo d’Amore. 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’t 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
  • Alicia
    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
  • Julia
    Julia F. Married on 15/08/2020
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    Easy going and enjoyable

    Duo D’Amore was the perfect touch for our vineyard wedding. Matthew was amazing to work with and was very accommodating. Bijan (Violin) and Sebastian (Chello) were exquisite for our ceremony and cocktail hour. Our guests loved the music, they were a huge hit!

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Julia,

    Thanks so much for our first review of 2020! It was our pleasure coordinating and performing for your wedding ceremony and cocktail hour--congratulations to the both of you!

    Warm regards,

    Matthew
  • Elise
    Elise M. Married on 14/08/2020
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    Beautiful violin music for our perfect ceremony

    Having a solo violinist for our small wedding was just perfect. The music was outstanding! I wouldn't have wanted it any other way. Matthew was very easy to communicate with and even created a custom arrangement for us! I'd highly recommend Duo D'Amore to anyone looking for live instrumental music.

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Elise,

    Thanks for posting a review on WeddingWire! Everything was truly perfect on your wedding day, and I was so glad to perform for you!

    Warm regards,
    Matthew
  • Kelly
    Kelly C. Married on 21/09/2019
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    Incredible

    So lovely to work with and did such an amazing job on our day. Would highly recommend.

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Kelly,

    Congratulations to both you and Ben! We were thrilled to be a part of your wedding ceremony at the Broadview Hotel in Toronto, and very much appreciate your 5 star review of Duo d'Amore.

    Warm regards,

    Matthew
  • Ashley
    Ashley M. Married on 14/06/2019
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    Perfect for our Ceremony

    Incredibly talented and perfectly professional. We selected our ceremony songs but allowed Duo D'amore to choose the pre-ceremony songs while our guests were seated and we couldn't be happier with the mood they set for us. We had two musicians play at our Ancaster Mill indoor ceremony and it was the perfect volume and presence needed.

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Ashley,

    Thank you for taking the time to write such a personal review of our services. We LOVE what we do, and I'm always glad when our enthusiasm and dedication come across in performance. All the best for a long and happy marriage!

    Warm regards,

    Matthew
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    Christopher G. Married on 04/05/2019
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    Wonderful Performance

    Duo d'Amore's performance was truly beautiful and helped to elevate the ceremony. We received a number of compliments from delighted guests. Matthew was incredibly accommodating, and helped guide me through the song selection process to ensure that the ceremony would go smoothly. They also offer a great selection of classical and contemporary songs to choose from.

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Chris,

    It was great to be back at the University Club, and I am really glad that you enjoyed everything. Thanks also for the mention about our large repertoire of pop and classical music--it is always growing and we are fortunate to have one of the largest collections in the country!

    Warm regards,

    Matthew
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    Alex-Andrea B. Married on 20/04/2019
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    Thank you!

    The orchestra did all the songs according to plan. There was a mixup for where the Chapel/church was and the bridal party was late to arrive to the Chapel as well but they handled it gracefully and with much professionalism. Will definitely recommend them to anyone who is booking a wedding in the Niagara region!

    Duo d'Amore's reply:

    Hi Alex-Andrea,

    Thanks for the review! Everything was our pleasure and we are glad you enjoyed everything!

    Warm regards,

    Matthew

Awards

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  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2016 Winner
  • WeddingWire Wedding Awards 2015 Winner
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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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