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Uptown Strings: Captivating Wedding Music in Calgary, Toronto, Banff, Canmore and Lake Louise!
Craft an unforgettable symphony of love with Uptown Strings, your top choice for Calgary wedding violinists and Toronto string quartets. We bring together Canada's most skilled string performers, providing unparalleled wedding music services across Calgary, Banff/Lake Louise, and the Greater Toronto area.
Our versatile ensemble options range from solo violin and cello performances to mesmerizing displays by our Calgary String Quartet. Our unique performance arrangements also include a charming Violin & Guitar Duo, an upbeat Jazz Trio, and the harmonious Toronto String Quartet, each tailored to heighten the mood of your special event.
Uptown Strings’ Artistic Director and Founder, Darcy Stamp, shares his excitement for this initiative, "Launching Uptown Strings as the premier crossover string collective in our regions’ events entertainment scene is a thrilling endeavor. We are committed to delivering extraordinary Calgary wedding music and Toronto wedding music experiences that remain etched in memory.”
Comprising the best of Calgary and Toronto's string musicians, Uptown Strings is a unique collective with individual members boasting performances for eminent artists like Josh Groban, George Canyon, The Calgary Jazz Orchestra, Rocky Mountain Symphony, and the Symphony of the Kootenays.
Our signature sound is shaped by inspirations from renowned string groups like The Vitamin String Quartet and The Turtle Island String Quartet. Uptown Strings brings a vast repertoire to the stage, spanning from the classical strains of Mozart and Bach to contemporary tunes of Coldplay and the timeless melodies of Stevie Wonder and Frank Sinatra.
With Uptown Strings, embrace the essence of extraordinary wedding music. Whether you're seeking a captivating Calgary wedding violinist, a harmonious Toronto String Quartet, or engaging wedding music that mirrors your joy, we bring the magic of music to your celebration.
Darcy provides several ceremony music arrangements depending on the clients' needs, such as solo violinist, instrumental duo, string trio, instrumental trio, soloist/vocalist, string quintet, and string quartet. Ceremony music, cocktail hour performances, reception music, and more are included in the wedding services offered by Uptown Strings. Darcy is also happy to learn new songs, play music during breaks, and cover rehearsal dinners. This dedicated performer can easily do justice to a wide range of genres, including classical, jazz, country, dance, rock, folk, and so much more.
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Such beautiful music
Beautiful music that elevated our wedding
On the day of our wedding, Darcy and his team played beautiful string arrangements that really elevated our ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception. They also transitioned between songs seamlessly during the procession. Our guests were very impressed as they don't see string trios very often at weddings and it was very memorable.
I highly recommend Darcy and his team as they are professional and highly talented!
Jenny and Justin
Amazing for wedding ceremony!
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The quartet has a wonderful, full sound and they have a large repertoire so we chose to have classical music pre-wedding and contemporary songs for the wedding itself/a 2-hour set during cocktails and the start of the reception.
We had a beautiful venue (The Lake House in Calgary), and they suited the space perfectly. Our guests were truly wowed, as were we.
They also learned a new song for me as I requested a John Mayer song for the processional. It's a very good sign when your guests ask if the quartet has professional recordings for sale! I am actually currently listening to a video recording of the pre-service, which I missed as the bride, and I will enjoy it again and again.
I still can't believe that was my wedding! It was just perfect, and Uptown Strings elevated the experience to the next level. It was truly such a pleasure to have the quartet with us; anyone who can book them is fortunate indeed and I can't thank them enough for all they contributed to our wedding day.
Our wedding with Uptown Strings
A masterful wedding performance that made a difference.
They arrived exactly when they said they would and were more than accommodating to all the details discussed.
Darcy responded promptly to our communications leading up to our wedding and beautifully mastered our custom song requests.
The special touches within their performances as truly professional musicians, brought the magical touch we wanted to complete our dream wedding experience.
We would, and will, absolutely recommend their service to any wedding or private function that would be interested in having a live musical component.
Thank you, Uptown Strings!
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Special touch to a wedding
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Meet the team
Hi there, I'm Darcy Stamp. I'm a professional crossover violinist who enjoys delivering high quality performances to create unforgettable events. I bring forth my musical expertise and professional team to provide you everything you need to worry less and enjoy your moment. Feel free to contact me for any questions you may have!