10strings is a dynamic violin/viola and classical guitar duo that performs music of all genres throughout New England. Melissa Bertellotti and Jaclyn Jones are both accomplished, classically trained musicians with experience playing a wide variety of events, including concerts, weddings, and private events. 10strings will cater music selection to your preferences and would be thrilled to participate in your special event!
Price Range: $300 per hour
Gig Length: 60 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
We are a professional, fun and dynamic duo that will choose a set list to fit your event perfectly. Both of us have years of experience playing a wide variety of events and are prepared for any setting and can acclimate to last minute changes easily. Any music, whether it is classical or popular, will be played expressively and skillfully. We always arrive early, like to keep everything as simple as possible to make planning your event stress free.
Melissa started her string career on violin, but quickly began to learn viola to become a more versatile musician. She earned her bachelor of music in viola performance and music history from the Hartt School of Music in 2011 and her master of music in viola performance from the Longy School of Music in 2013. Melissa studied under Steve Larson, Rita Porfiris, and Laura Bossert, and has performed in masterclasses with Terry King, The Miami String Quartet, Charles Castleman and Karen Ritscher.
Jaclyn earned her Bachelor of Music degree in classical guitar performance from the Hartt School of Music in 2012 and performed in the 20/20 Honors Chamber Music concert series. She has been a featured solo artist for the NJ Guitar & Mandolin Society and sponsored Labella Strings concert series. Jaclyn has performed individually and with other musicians for schools, universities, museums/art centers, churches, libraries, nonprofit organizations, weddings, and other private events.
Jaclyn studied under Richard Provost and Christopher Ladd and has performed in masterclasses for internationally renowned artists such as Oscar Ghiglia, Scott Tennant, Odair Assad, Antigoni Goni, Elena Papandreou, Julian Gray, and Jorge Caballero.
Additional Booking Notes
All we need are two armless chairs! We will provide amplification or stand lights when required (no outlets necessary).
Past Booked Events
|November 16, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
Our main set lists consists of a mix of classical and popular music:
Classical Music such as…
Mozart - Minuet K315A, Spring Song K596
Handel - Sonata a-moll, Sonata Op. 1 No. 7
Beethoven - German Dances
Bach - Air on G String, Sinfonia, Sleeper's Awake, Brandenburg Concerto
Paganini - Sonata Concertata
Molino - Nocturno
Telemann – Partita in G Dur
Saint-Saens: The Swan
Satie - Gymnopedie
Ravel - Pavane Pour Un Infante Defunte
Popular Music such as…
The Beatles : Across The Universe, Blackbird, When I’m 64, Something, Hey Jude, In My Life, Let It Be
Kansas: Dust in the Wind
Pink Floyd: Breath
Jeff Buckley: Hallelujah
Iron and Wine: Naked As We Came
Wedding Music such as…
Bach - Du Friedefurst Herr Jesu Christ
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
Two armless chairs
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