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“We were so impressed with your beautiful music, both during the ceremony and the cocktail. It made the day so much more special for us and our guests. All our guests commented on how lovely it was to listen to your string trio and how much they enjoyed the music – both classic and more contemporary! It was also a pleasure working with you leading up to the wedding – you have been so responsive right from the beginning, we have felt in very good hands.”
~Cathy & Jonathan (wedding ceremony), September 2016

“The duo was great. They really added to the ambiance of the evening.
All of the attendees thoroughly enjoyed this special surprise!”
~ Jeffrey (cocktail reception), April 2013

“The harpist was so divine and created the perfect mood. Her music made everything soooo perfect. I could have spent all morning just watching and listening to her play.”
~ Shabana (wedding ceremony), January 2013

“It was a pleasure to work with Cadenza Strings. At the outset we were especially impressed by their promptness, and willingness to accommodate our wedding on somewhat short notice. Cadenza Strings was also quite helpful in assisting in our selection of music for various portions of our ceremony. Their music was lovely; we are truly thankful to Cadenza Strings for bringing beautiful music to our wedding!”
~ Natasha & Matt (wedding ceremony & cocktails), September 2012

“I commissioned the Cadenza String Quartet to play from the beginning of my ceremony through to the end of the reception and they did a terrific job! While discussing musical selections in the months leading up to the wedding, Brenna was helpful, professional and articulate. During the wedding, all four musicians did an exceptional job, playing everything from tangos to pop covers to wedding standards, with apparent ease. From my guests, I heard more compliments for the music than I did for any other part of the evening, and given how much my family love to eat (and how good the meal and cake were), that’s saying a lot!”
~ Richard (wedding ceremony & reception), November 2011

“Cadenza Strings was extremely professional, and the music was beautiful. We hired a string trio, and it exceeded our expectations. Several of our guests commented on the quality of the musicians. The client service is excellent I would highly recommend Cadenza Strings for any event.”
~ Maggie & Sébastien (wedding ceremony & reception), September 2011

“Thank you for providing the most amazing harpist for our wedding day. With the rather large size of both the church and reception venue, we were truly amazed at how warm and ambient the music sounded. To this day, we have heard nothing but rave reviews…and I’ll also admit that I still cry hearing the music when I watch our wedding video.”
~ Linda & Bryan (wedding ceremony & reception), October 2010

“Your music was just beautiful. 
It’s too bad we were so busy getting married – it would have been really nice to just sit and listen to you play!”
~ Lisa & Dean (wedding ceremony), September 2010

“Fantastic playing! There were many professional musicians, choral scholars, and conductors in the audience, and they all commented that we made the right choice in hiring Cadenza Strings. Thank you very much for the additional memories to the best day of our lives.”
~ Laura & Dominic (wedding ceremony), August 2010

“We cannot imagine anyone or anything else providing a more perfect soundtrack to our nuptials. It was pure magic. We thank you from the very bottom of our hearts, your musicians are wonderful and incredibly talented. We were honoured to have you play for us.”
~ Sarah & Bill (wedding ceremony), May 2010

“Thank you for making our wedding ceremony so beautiful and elegant. I heard so many compliments from our guests, and I only wish I was able to listen to all the pieces you played! Your performance in Panis Angelicus was absolutely gorgeous.”
~ Tomoko & Ryan (wedding ceremony), April 2010

“Our more musically-inclined guests recognized the Stars song you played at the processional, and were very impressed with your rendition. Prelude to Suite no. 1 on the cello was also wonderful, I thought I was going to cry. Who am I kidding, I did cry. We’ll forever highly recommend you!”
~ Céline & Yen (wedding ceremony), October 2009

“I started wedding planning about a year ago and it was a ‘must’ to have a string trio for my ceremony. After searching endlessly on the web for local quartets I came across the Cadenza Strings website. I was impressed and decided to contact them. I received a quick response from the booking manager and was pleased with the complete information provided. I booked immediately – one of the best choices I made for my wedding.
The service I received from Cadenza Strings was outstanding. I was given advice throughout the planning process and any questions I had were answered very quickly (which is important to a bride-to-be). I would highly recommend Cadenza Strings for wedding ceremonies or any other event. I still receive great compliments from our guests about how great our ceremony music was.
Cadenza Strings…a real class act.
Thank you so much for making our day special.”
~ Leonora & Stephen (wedding ceremony), September 2009

“What a pleasure it was to have Cadenza Strings join our ceremony for the Deputy Minister of Environment Canada. We found your quartet to be very professional and the music you provided to be exceptional. This was our first time having a quartet provide the entertainment and our management, recipients and guessed were not disappointed. We received many comments, ranging from ‘wonderful’ to ‘outstanding’. Our Deputy Minister and his Associate DM were very impressed had many positive comments. It is without doubt that I would recommend Cadenza Strings to any department or agency.”
~ Mario (Environment Canada awards ceremony & reception), June 2009

“Cadenza Strings helped make our wedding ceremony complete, and we would highly recommend their services for anyone looking to add to their ceremony that extra personal and intimate touch that can come from only live music. All the preparations were done easily and clearly via e-mail, with the booking manager accommodating all our questions and concerns. A truly professional outfit, the musicians organized seamlessly with our wedding coordinator without requiring any advance rehearsals or briefings–they came and left so gracefully, yet it is difficult to imagine how the ceremony would have been appropriate in the absence of their performance. Overall, a fantastic experience with Cadenza Strings–we offer a wholehearted recommendation!”
~ Paul (wedding ceremony), June 2009

“The string duo was superb. When I arrived in the gallery, they were already playing, and they soon attracted an audience, just as we had hoped. They played an entirely 18th-century repertoire, as requested, and did so with great warmth and expertise. Many of the participants in the conference have told the organizers how much they enjoyed the music, which made a perfect accompaniment to viewing paintings in the Musée des Beaux Arts.”
~ Peter (private gallery showing), October 2008

“Our ceremony was a tad confusing because it was a melding of traditions (without a rehearsal!), but your ensemble did a fantastic job of following the program and the quality of your performance was truly exceptional.  You certainly made our wedding ceremony very special and we truly appreciate it.”
~ Kate & Houman (wedding ceremony), October 2008

“You were wonderful! I am still hearing rave reviews about the performance.
Thanks again for accommodating us on such short notice!”
~ Anna (IAP Executive Committee Dinner), September 2008

“We absolutely loved the music! When I got out of our camper (yes, that is what we used instead of a Limo) I could hear the two of you and I almost started to cry, it sounded so beautiful! You were great to communicate/work with. Our guests raved about you.”
~ Amy & Yan (wedding ceremony), August 2007

“Thanks for making such a delightful addition to our daughter’s wedding. We were blessed with great weather, great company and your performance set the perfect tone to the service. As the father of the bride, I only wish that I had been closer at hand to hear more in the prelude section!”
~ Roger (wedding ceremony), August 2007

“Just wanted to thank you for your performance last weekend! You guys were AMAZING!!! We had sooooo many compliments – especially from musicians who attended. Everybody thought the duo was a quartet! I especially LOVED your rendition of God Only Knows, thank you so much for learning it. You should recommend it to brides because it certainly got a lot of compliments! I’ll be sure to tell everybody I know to contact you for their weddings!”
~ Jennifer & Mike (wedding ceremony), October 2006

“You completely surpassed my expectations! The song choices were just perfect and you created just the right mood. We recently watched our wedding video, and hearing you guys in the back ground gave me chills! A HUGE thank you for being so accommodating and for truly making our wedding unforgettable.”
~ Angelique & Chris (wedding ceremony), September 2006

“Just a quick THANK YOU, to your ensemble. You added a “touch of class” to the party! You are all WONDERFUL!”
~ Stephan (06/06/06 Birthday Party), June 2006

“I wanted to be sure to extend a thank you from the very bottom of my heart for your wonderful support and enthusiastic participation in our Music Monday concert this year. You played so beautifully! My daughter is a violist at McGill and it brought back some wonderful concert memories!  I was deeply moved by the whole experience.”
~ Ingrid (NAC Music Monday), May 2006

“Thank you for coming out on Tuesday night and performing for us. Your group is great! Cadenza Strings added class and enjoyment to our evening, ultimately contributing to its success!”
~ Debbie (OutCare Foundation Celebration of Life), October 2005

“I just wanted to thank you guys for the fabulous job you did. The music was beautiful and added so much to our ceremony. Everyone was raving about the music you played. We would gladly recommend you to anyone we know getting married in the future. I can’t even express how truly grateful we are. All I can say is THANK YOU.”
~ Kelly & James (wedding ceremony), August 2005