(Closed) string trio

posted 10 years ago in New York City
Post # 3
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Worker bee

Try Criagslist or you local college

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Wannabee

Hi There, try Mannes College.  Elizabeth Aaron is the Director.  She is very easy to work with.  We hired a pianist for the cocktail hour and string trio for the dinner reception.  

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2008

Most conservatory music-for-hire programs in cities (esp. Boston & NYC) have suggested rates of at least $100-$125 per person, per hour. I’m not sure if you were looking to spend less on a string trio, or just maximize how you use your money. Craig’s list might be a better bet better bet because you can say exactly how much you’re willing to spend, and also specify that you’d like to hear people before hiring them – that’s usually not standard when you hire through a conservatory. Good luck!!!

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Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2008

I had a flute, cello and violin for my ceremony and cocktail hour from Sterling Music Ensemble.  Allegra was a pleasure to work with and really patient with all my questions.  I was charged about $850 for my musicians and for NYC, I don’t feel that is too terrible as I checked with a handful of others that wanted over 1k for their musicians.  While the music that they play is limited, it is still a very good selection.  Feel free to check them out at http://www.sterlingmusic.com and let me know if you have questions!

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Newbee

i went with Capriccio Ensemble…they are truly talented!  A little pricey but their talent certainly makes up for it.  I’m highly picky about music though so was wililng to pay more.  Can’t stand music mediocrity 😛

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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: November 2008

I was recommended to Ambrosia Ensembles.  They are based in NJ but might be cheaper prices.

http://www.ambrosiaensembles.com/

I ended up just using the music director at the church who plays organ/piano/flute and sings then hired a violinist from this group as an extra.

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