Bravo String Quartet / Bravo Music

Why book Bravo String Quartet / Bravo Music?

QUARTET, TRIO, DUO, SOLO VIOLIN, CELLO, PIANO.
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Bravo String Quartet is a group of professional musicians that will turn your event from memorable to truly exceptional! We have ensembles of different sizes and instrumentation to custom-fit any type of event and budget. Our chamber orchestra players can perform for you in string quartet, string trio, duo, solo violin, harp, piano, etc.
Our repertoire ranges from baroque and classical masterpieces to jazz standards, show tunes, popular songs, and world music favorites.
Our goal is to satisfy your music entertainment requirements with our impressive musical experience. We work with you to customize the musical selections to suit your taste and coordinate all the necessary logistics to bring together a unique ambiance for your celebration. customized to suite individual requirements at very competitive rates.
We will guarantee an exceptionally high standard of playing and presentation and provide a friendly and personal service.
We travel nationwide.

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Reviews

Review by Mindy G.

Bravo String Quartet and Ripsi was a pleasure to work with. They did an amazing job for our ceremony and the cocktail hour! They did accompany the vocalist I had hired for my ceremony and came a lot early to rehearse with her. They even learned a song for my recessional which sounded great! Everyone was impressed!! Bravo Quartet players are so talented. We would definitely use them again!

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Reviewer: Mindy G.
Event: Wedding Reception in Studio City, CA
Event Date: Apr 2, 2011
Hired As: String Quartet, Violinist

Review by Beverly L.

We had Bravo String Quartet play for our wedding ceremony and the reception. They were absolutely amazing. They don't just play well - they make the strings sing! Obviously professional and accommodating, but also very talented musicians. Our guests are still complimenting us on our band choice, even guests who are in the music business themselves. The dance floor was full the entire night! Extremely satisfied with the performance, professionalism & style. Bravo and thank you Bravo String Quartet! Beverly and Dan

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Reviewer: Beverly L.
Event: Wedding Reception in Los Angeles, CA
Event Date: Mar 19, 2011
Hired As: String Quartet, Violinist

Review by Mary

Bravo String Quartet musicians were AMAZING! We loved the music and the personalities of the performers’ very much. They were accommodating to EVERY request we had. Ripsi was WONDERFUL! From planning our ceremony and incorporating our personal touches to wedding day ceremony flow, cocktail hour special music selections to our first dance, she was a pleasure to work with and made everything so easy for me! And what talent! Thank you, thank you, and thank you again!
We hired a DJ from Bravo as well as a String Quartet. DJ exceeded all of our complex expectations and went beyond the call. Our DJ was very talented at reading the crowd and playing the right music to fit the masses. Every detail was followed through and our guests are still talking about the party. OUTSTANDING!

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Reviewer: Mary
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Los Angeles, CA
Event Date: Feb 19, 2011
Hired As: String Quartet

Review by Jessica

Bravo String Quartet was absolutely brilliant. They are very talented musicians and very professional players. If there was a rating higher than 5, I would give it to them. Not only was the music fabulous, but they were exceptionally easy to work with and exceptionally accommodating. Working with Ripsi was delightful. She is very responsible and accommodating. She helped us a lot to customize the music list not just for the ceremony but also for the cocktail hour. Our guests love the music so much. We would definitely recommend Bravo String Quartet and will hire them again in the future.Jessica Nel

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Reviewer: Jessica
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Los Angeles, CA
Event Date: Feb 19, 2011
Hired As: String Quartet

Review by Vahagn H.

Planning a wedding can be an overwhelming task; one is pressured of the thought of making everything perfect for each attending guest – a task hard to accomplish. This is especially true when it comes to music. We were pressured even more since we had a double wedding (me and my sister were getting married the same day) with a diverse mixture of guests. 60 out of 300 of our guests were from different cultures (from our workplaces) and religions. We were going to have a Christian wedding and it was challenging to meet everyone’s expectations.
There are languages that are widely spoken and understood among many cultures of the world – English and Spanish are such languages. In musical world classical music is such an instrument - it crosses the cultural barriers. It is very elegant and is always in style. We are glad for the divine providence that brought us to Bravo Strings quartet. They were easy to talk to, their service was fairly priced, and they were willing to go the extra mile to make the wedding special. In addition to classical music we wanted some of our Christian hymns to be rendered by the strings quartet as well. Bravo Strings told us that it is possible as long as we provide the sheet music. We provided them with sheet music pieces written for one instrument realizing that it was not arranged for a string quartet and did not expect the music to sound very rich. During the wedding I heard them playing those hymns and was pleasantly surprised – it actually sounded rich because each of the instruments was playing a different set of notes. It sounded like they arranged the single instrument music for their strings quartet on-the-fly.
Many people were fascinated by the music and we got a lot of questions about the quartet from our guests during and after the wedding. I personally felt obligated to call and thank Bravo Strings after our honeymoon for their professionalism and for the wonderful moments they contributed to the wedding reception.

Vahagn Hokhikyan

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Reviewer: Vahagn H.
Event: Wedding Reception in Glendale, CA
Event Date: Jul 24, 2010
Hired As: String Quartet

Review by Josh E.

They provided a great services to us. They were on time, fun to work with, and quick to respond to any questions prior to the event. The music was fantastic. They were well prepared, and furthermore, they were able to arrange pieces that we had requested for the wedding. Would recommend to all.

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Reviewer: Josh E.
Organization: Classical Guitarist
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Yucaipa, CA
Event Date: May 15, 2010
Hired As: Classical Duo

Review by John H.

I was so satisfied with Bravo Strings. We gave them very specific musical requests, and they were able to play everything we wanted for our wedding and reception. Our guests were amazed by their level of skill. I talked with Hripsime from Bravo Strings and she let me know how much musical training they each had--top conservatories, and years of experience. They also play many different types of music--we mostly had them play classical, but we also threw in some jazz and contemporary pieces as well. Their performance was top quality. I also thought their rates were reasonable.

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Reviewer: John H.
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Glendale, CA
Event Date: Aug 7, 2010

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 45 - 240 minutes
  • Fee: Contact for rates
  • Languages: English, Russian, Other
  • Unions: AFM

Overview

Enjoy wonderful sounds of a String Quartet.

Additional Booking Notes

We provide DJ and MC services.

Past Booked Events

12/29/11 Saddle Peak Lodge-Calabasas
12/24/11 Incarnation Church, Glendale, CA
12/18/11 St. Nicholas Episcopal Church, Encino, CA
12/18/11 La Canada Presbyterian Church, La Canada, CA
12/17/11 Santa Rosa Church, San Fernando, CA

Bravo String Quartet / Bravo Music

Los Angeles based professional musicians provide live music for weddings, corporate events, anniversaries, and other special occasions. We offer a wide selection of versatile ensembles from which to choose. Our chamber orchestra players can perform for you in string quartet, string trio, duo, solo violin, violin and harp duo, saxophone, piano, trumpet, etc.

While the choice of a music ensemble as well as the music itself is a matter of personal preference and taste, we are willing to work with you to satisfy your needs.

You can also request any music piece of your choice that you would like to hear at your special moment.
We offer the best music to make your special event truly unforgettable with elegance and charm of live music!

Bravo performed at:

Altadena Country Club
Anaheim Hills Golf Course
Albertson Wedding Chapel-Los Angeles
Almansor Court-Alhambra
Annenberg Community Beach House-Santa Monica
Ambassador West – Pasadena
Anaheim Sheraton
Aquarium of the Pacific
Athenaeum
Arboretum-Arcedia
Bacara Resort – Santa Barbara
Baron Herzog Winary-Oxnard
Bel Air Bay Club-Pacific Palisades
Bel Air Presbyterian Church
Biltmore Hotel – Los Angeles
Beverly Hills Hotel
Berkeley City Club-Berkeley
Brandview Collection – Glendale
Buerge Chapel-Pacific Palisades
Brand Park/Japanese Tea House-Glendale
Calamigos Equestrian Center-Burbank
Calamigos Ranch- Malibu
Cafe Pinot – Los Angeles
California Country Club-Whittier
California Yacht Club
Camarillo Ranch-Camarillo
Calabasas Inn
Castaways Restaurant Burbank
Castle Green – Pasadena
Casa Del Mar-Santa Monica
Catalina Room – Rancho Palos Verdes
Curch Of The Angels-Pasadena
Cicada Restaurant-Los Angeles
Coyote Hills Golf Course-Country Club
Coco Palm Restaurant-Pomona
Descanso Gardens- La Caada Flintridge
Disneyland Hotel
Dorothy Chandler Pavillion
Embassy Suites Los Angeles
Four Seasons Hotel – Los Angeles
Four Seasons Biltmore – Santa Barbara
First Presbyterian Church – Burbank
Four Seasons Hotel – Newport Beach
Greystone Mansion
Hartley Botanica-Somis
Hyatt West Hollywood
Hilton Pasadena
Hilton Glendale
Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
Hillcrest Country Club-Los Angeles
InterContinental Hotel - Century City
Incarnation Church-Glendale
Juan Bautista De Anza Park-Calabasas
Jonathan’s Beach Club-Santa Monica
Knollwood Country Club-Granada Hills
Langham Huntington Hotel- Pasadena
Lakeside Golf Club
La Canada Presbyterian Church
La Vena Inn-Palos Verdes
La Canada Flintridge Country Club
Las Posas Country Club – Camarillo
Lake Avenue Church-Pasadena
La Trinidad Church – San Fernando
Luxe Hotel – Brentwood
Malibou Lake Mountain Club
Mission Inn Hotel – Riverside
Middle Ranch Lodge-Lake View Terrace
Monte Cristo-Los Angeles
Montage Beverly Hills
Montage Resort- Laguna Beach
Montebello Country Club
Muckenthaler-Fullerton
Mountain Gate Country Club
Noor-Pasadena, CA
Oakmont Country Club-Glendale
Ocean Trails Golf Club
Orcutt Ranch-Canoga Park
Odyssey Restaurant
Pacific Palms Resort-Industry
Palos Verdes Country Club
Park Hyatt – Los Angeles
Park Plaza Hotel – Los Angeles
Pines Park – Dana Point
Portofino Hotel and Yacht Club
Pickwick Gardens – Burbank
Pasadena Sheraton Hotel
Regent Beverly Wilshire Hotel
Ritz Carlton – Marina Del Rey
Ritz Carlton – Laguna Niguel
Ritz Carlton- Pasadena
Riviera Country Club
Roosevelt Hotel-Hollywood
South Shores Church-Dana Point
St. Regis Los Angeles Hotel
St. Regis Monarch Beach Resort & Spa
Santa Barbara Courthouse
St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Church – Northridge
St. Charles Church-North Hollywood
St. Leon Church-Burbank
St. Gregory Armenian Apostolic Church-Pasadena
Shanghai Red’s- Marina del Rey
Shutters on the Beach – Malibu
Skirball Cultural Center
San Gabriel Hilton
San Gabriel Mission Church
South Hills Country Club
Sportsmen’s Lodge – Studio City
Sheraton Universal Hotel-Studio City
Stone Manor – Malibu
Saddle Peak Lodge-Calabasas
Sunset Restaurant – Malibu
Terranea Resort – Rancho Palos Verdes
Trump National Golf Club-Palos Verdes
Turnip Rose-Costa Mesa
Temeku Hills Golf Club-Temecula
The Victorian-Santa Monica
The Westin Bonaventure Hotel
Torrance Marriott
The Queen Mary-Long Beach
The Adamson House-Malibu
The Langham Hantington-Pasadena
The Preserve-Chino
The Hidden Chateau and Gardens
Ventura City Hall-Ventura
Vibiana-Los Angeles
Walt Disney Concert Hall
World Mission Maranatha Church-Bellflower
Westlake Village Inn
Woodland Hills Country Club

Set List

MUSIC FOR THE WEDDING CEREMONY

Bridal Chorus: Here Comes the Bride-Wagner
Canon-Pachelbel
Air from The Water Music-Handel
Bourree from The Water Music-Handel
Hornpipe from The Water Music-Handel
La Rejoissance- Handel
Ariozo-Bach
Trumpet Tune in D- Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary- Clarke
Air on the G string-Bach
Ave Maria- Bach-Gounod
Ave Maria-Schubert
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring-Bach
Such Great Heights-The Postal Service
One Hand One Hearth-West Side Story
A Dream Is A Wish-Cinderella
Largo from The Four Seasons-Vivaldi

THE RECEPTION

Classical
Schubert-Moment Musical
Handel-Hornpipe from the Water Music
Vivaldi-Spring from Four Seasons
Bach-Wir Danken Dir
Delibes-Flower Duet from Lakme
Khachaturian- Dance
Giordani-Caro Mio Ben
Massenet-Elegie
Massenet -Meditation from Thais
Mozart-Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart-Ave Verum Corpus
Handel-Pastoral Symphony
Handel-Largo from Xerxes
Haydn-Andante from String Quartet in F Major
Vivaldi -Four Seasons Excerpts
Strauss-Blue Danube Waltz
Strauss-Emperor Waltz
Strauss-Pizzicato Polka
Strauss-Tales from the Vienna Woods
Ivanovici-Waltz from Waves of the Danube
Boccherini-Minuet
Gluck-Melody
Mozart-Minuet from "Don Giovanni"
Puccini-Nessun Dorma
Saint-Saens -The Swan
Verdi-La Donna e mobile
Kreisler-Liebeslied
Kreisler-Liebesfreud
Kreisler-Schon Rosmarin
Brahms-Hungarian Dance No. 1
Bartok-Rumanian Folk Dances
Elgar-Salut d'Amour

Popular/Jazz Standards/Broadway Favorites

Con Te Partiro-Bocelli
Autumn Leaves- Kosma
Clocks- Coldplay
Such Great Heights- The Postal Service
Over The Rainbow
Czardas- Monti
Jealousy Tango- Gade
Fly Me To The Moon
Mourir D'Aimer- Aznavour
La Foule- Kabral
Memory (Cats)- Webber
Edelweiss - Rodgers (Sound of Music)
Sound of Music- Rodgers (Sound of Music)
My Funny Valentine- Rodgers
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes- Kern
Smile- Chaplin
The Therry Theme- Chaplin
Eternally, Limelight- Chaplin
Moon River-Mancini
Moonglow-Hudson
BessYou Is My Woman- Gershwin
La Camparsita- Rodriguez
La Vie En Rose (Edit Piaff)
Padam (Edit Piaff)
Besame Mucho
Historia De Un Amore
El Choclo-Tango
Oye Como Va-Puente
Jalousie-Tango
Two Guitars-Russian
Dark Eyes-Russian
Michelle-Lennon/McCartney
Yellow Submarine- Lennon/McCartney
When I'm Sixty Four- Lennon/McCartney
In My Life-Lennon/McCartney
Eleanor Rigby -Lennon/McCartney
Yesterday-Lennon/McCartney
Let It Be-Lennon/McCartney
Stairway to Heaven-Page/Plant
Long Journey-Russian
Summertime-Gershwin
Greensleeves-Traditional
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
Hava Nagilah-Traditional
Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
If I Were A Rich Man (Fiddler on the Roof)
To Life-Bock
Dodili
Siman Tov Mazel Tov
Chosen Kale Mazel Tov
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Jerusalem Of Gold
The Foggy Dew-Traditional Irish
The Irish Washerwoman- Traditional
Sing, Sing, Sing-Prima
O Sole Mio-Capua
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas-O. Farres
Black Orpheus-L. Bonfa
What a Wonderful World
Unchained Melody-Zaret
The Entertainer-Scott Joplin
Misty-Errol Garner
It's Impossible-Manzanero
Sway-Gimbel
A Man and A Woman-F. Lai
Night and Day-Cole Porter
Satin Doll-Duke Ellington
The Shadow of Your Smile-Johnny Mandel
Temptation- Brown
Strangers In The Night-Kaempfert
A Time For Us (Romeo And Juliet Theme)
Beauty & The Beast (Love Theme)
Somewhere My Love (Doctor Zhivago)
Unchained Melody (Ghost)
Where Do I Begin (Love Story)
When I Fall In Lov-Young
Maria (West Side Story)
Somewhere (West Side Story)
Tonight (West Side Story)
My favorite Things (Sound Of Music)
Blue Moon-Rodgers

This is a sample list. We have a large repertoire of various music - please contact us with any particular pieces you'd like to include in your customized song list.

Influences & Inspiration

Classical, Rock, Pop, Contemporary music.

Setup Requirements

We bring our music stands.

Services