Trillium Ensemble is all Professional, Full-Time Musicians. Allow us to help make the most of your dollars!
Clients say, "All Trillium Ensemble are wonderful! During planning stages, Cheryl was great to work with. Emails & phone calls were prompt, clear, and helpful. Our location changed twice (rain)...they were exactly where they needed to be, on time, even with all of these changes."
Trillium members perform year-round in Paid, Professional rehearsals & concerts, with our area's top chamber music organizations, and we bring all of this expertise to your event. Our violins & cellos are used daily to make music!
Call or email today for your personalized quote!
The ensemble was well prepared and made sure to play musically with the choir and soloists. Great spunk and personality too!
Response from All Trillium Ensembles & A Beautiful Violin:
Thank you for the kind words, we truly enjoyed the opportunity to be part of this lovely holiday concert! Merry Christmas!
Cheryl and her group were wonderful to work with - incredibly responsive and professional. They learned two new songs within a brief period, and really made sure our ceremony was exactly what we wanted. The performance itself was also perfect. Would recommend them for any event, but for weddings especially - they were so easy to work with during what is a very busy time and it was much appreciated.
Response from All Trillium Ensembles & A Beautiful Violin:
Thank you, Alaina, we truly enjoyed providing you & your family and friends with beautiful music. We appreciate your leaving the glowing review, too! Have a wonderful life together.
This was a beautiful and exceptional addition to our wedding day. To say it wouldn't have been the same without the beautiful tones of Trillium is an understatement. Cheryl was very easy and accommodating to work with prior to and a lovely person to meet the day of. We had a violin/cello duo and it was perfect. Thank you.
Prompt responses to my questions, great job on music, included several special songs we wanted and everyone loved their sound. Dinner was greatly enhanced by the music!
What to Expect
Before you decide to book us, let's talk over your details, find the best Live Music to make your Special Event even better. You are spending a considerable amount of money on your Event, so let's make sure we are all on the same page! Unlike some musicians, Trillium Ensembles typically does only ONE event per day--this way we can remain fresh and strong, for YOUR event, not worrying about rushing to/from someone else's event.
On the day of event we check traffic, parking, road construction, and allow plenty of transportation time. Upon arrival at your Event, your guests & other vendors will appreciate our professional behavior, attractive appearance & grooming,and friendly demeanor.
While performing we wear Concert Black (dressy/ tuxedo) or for extremely hot/cold weather we will dress for the weather.
During performance, your guests will appreciate our high level of artistry, skills, and organized sheet music folders to minimize page turns or other gaps in performance. We do our best to store our equipment out of the way. During parties & receptions we do take 10 mins/hour paid breaks, standard for our industry. We are happy to coincide our breaks with your toasts or other announcements.
After performance we clear our equipment from the area quickly as needed.
Trillium Ensembles--Duo, Trio, Quartet, solo violin--Trillium members are all Full-Time Professional Musicians, who rehearse & perform together in Paid Concerts, bringing our professional expertise to Your Special Event.
Your Special Event dollars deserve more than just someone who "likes" to play music on the weekends....your dollars deserve Professional, Full-Time musicians who have devoted their entire careers to ONLY music.
Includes Renaissance/Baroque/Classical thru Beatles, pop/movies. We're always adding new titles to our already immense library of sheet music--and Yes, we have the ability to successfully arrange something new, just for you!
Play List Includes (Please note some titles DO NEED full String Quartet):
A Thousand Years/ Christina Perri
"At Last" (as sung by Etta James)
Ave Maria / Schubert, Bach-Gounod
Bach, J.S.--Air for G String; and more
Be Thou My Vision, traditional Celtic hymn
BEATLES--the entire collection
Beethoven, Boccherini, Brahms
Canon in D by Pachelbel
"Can't Help Falling in Love" (as sung by Elvis)
CELTIC--many titles & arrangements
Chinese music, we have quite a few titles!
COLDPLAY--several of our own arrangements
"Con te Partiro" by Francesco Sartori et al
Corelli--Christmas Concerto & all the rest
Counting Stars, One Republic
Debussy, Dvorak, "Dawn" from Pride & Prejudice, Darcy (Mrs!), Debussy
Don't Stop Belivin--our own arrangement
Elgar "Salut d' Amour"
Enya, several custom arrangements
Flower Duet by Leo Delibes
Frank Churchill Arrives
Handel Air from Water Music & all Water Music & Royal Fireworks music
Here Comes the Sun & all the Beatles favorites
Hornpipe by Handel
I'll Be, our own special arrangement
I'm Yours/Jason Mraz
"In My Life" & all Beatles
Just The Way You Are / Bruno Mars
Kiss the Girl (Little Mermaid)
Largo from Winter of Seasons by Vivaldi
MOVIE THEME TUNES--we have MANY
MOZART--we have everything, let's do it Live for You!
Need You Now, custom arrangement
Notebook, Theme from the movie
Oh What a Night
One Hand, One Heart
Only Full Time Professional musicians, we are not moonlighters!
Pride & Prejudice, all Jane Austen movie tunes, in print, are in our library
Prince....there will never be another Prince (his music not too good for String Quartet, needs his band!)
Questions are fine with us, we have plenty of time to help, this is our only job.
Rhosymedre by Vaughn Williams
Scheherezade by Rimsky-Korsakov
Under the Umbrella
Vangelis: Hymne & several others
Viva la Vida
What a Wonderful World, Over the Rainbow
Xerxes, Largo from (by Handel)
Yellow by Coldplay, wedding version (our own arrangement)
Your special request music--we can make it work for you!
Zylla, Cheryl, beautiful violinist & arranger especially for Trillium Ensemble!
Additional Booking Notes
All services provided upon receipt of written AFM Contract & deposit--please request a copy of contract prior to booking, so we can be sure everything is as you wish!
We provide our instruments, sheet music, music stands, portable lighting for our sheet music (your venue still needs to provide ambient lighting), and transportation within the Minneapolis/St Paul metro area. Locations beyond the metro area may have additional fee to compensate for additional Travel Time.
We need your venue to provide one armless chair for each musician, and sufficient floor space (about 6 x 8 feet) away from crowded doorways. We can help you determine the best location at your venue.
Outdoors events require protection from sun, rain, winds, etc, which will harm our expensive wood instruments. An Indoors alternative or tent with walls is a good choice. If you do not have a tent, we will set up in a shady location. Some venues (like golf courses) do not allow tents because it will damage the turf--however sometimes they will put up their own tents. For most events we perform without any sound assistance; if you require amplification please consider your venue's existing amplification (which is customized to their acoustics), your DJ, or a separate sound system vendor.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 05, 2019 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|October 26, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Halloween Party|
|October 18, 2018 • 1:00pm - 3:00pm||in home private event|
|October 16, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||private event|
|October 14, 2018 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||paid church rehearsal & service|
|October 13, 2018 • 10:00am - 1:15pm||private events|
|October 10, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||private event|
|October 09, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||private event|
|October 07, 2018 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||paid church service|
|October 06, 2018 • 3:45pm - 6:00pm||paid church service|
|October 04, 2018 • 6:15pm - 8:15pm||paid church rehearsal|
|September 15, 2018 • 4:00pm - 6:15pm||rehearsal & church service|
|September 13, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||rehearsal|
|December 01, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Concert|
|October 07, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||In Concert (PAID) St Paul, MN|
|October 06, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||In Concert (PAID) Rochester, MN|
|October 05, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||In Concert (PAID) Moose Lake, MN|
|October 04, 2017 • 9:30am - 3:30pm||Rehearsal (PAID)|
|October 03, 2017 • 9:30am - 3:30pm||Rehearsal (PAID)|
|October 02, 2017 • 9:30am - 3:30pm||Rehearsal (PAID)|
|September 10, 2017 • 8:30am - 10:00am||Church Service (paid)|
|September 09, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Victorian House Party|
|September 07, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Rehearsal (paid)|
|August 20, 2017 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Church event|
|August 19, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Backyard Wedding|
|August 08, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Celebration of Life event|
|July 30, 2017 • 10:00am - 12:30pm||Church service (paid) vln, cello, harp|
|July 23, 2017 • 1:00pm - 5:00pm||Church Concert-- violin, cello, harp|
|July 15, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Camrose Farm wedding & cocktail hour|
|July 07, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Church Wedding with Mass|
|June 24, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding with Mass violin & cello|
|June 24, 2017 • 9:30am - 12:00pm||Funeral Mass|
|June 22, 2017 • 9:00am - 12:00pm||vocal/piano rehearse for Funeral|
|June 11, 2017 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Graduation Party|
|June 08, 2017 • 1:00pm - 4:00pm||Memorial Event|
|June 04, 2017 • 7:25am - 9:45am||Church service|
|June 03, 2017 • 4:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktails & Dinner Hour|
|June 01, 2017 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Rehearsal (paid)|
|May 20, 2017 • 3:15pm - 5:45pm||Barn Wedding violin & cello|
|May 14, 2017 • 12:30pm - 4:00pm||Concert at Ascension church|
|May 13, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Concert at Episcopal church|
|May 12, 2017 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Concert (paid) at Cathedral|
|May 02, 2017 • 5:00pm - 9:30pm||Fundraiser at University Club|
|May 01, 2017 • 9:30am - 1:00pm||Rehearsal for Fundraiser|
|April 30, 2017 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||in concert|
|April 29, 2017 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||in concert|
|April 28, 2017 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||in concert|
|April 27, 2017 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|April 26, 2017 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|April 25, 2017 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|March 19, 2017 • 2:00pm - 10:00pm||in concert|
|March 18, 2017 • 4:00pm - 10:00pm||in concert|
|March 17, 2017 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|March 12, 2017 • 1:00pm - 6:00pm||in concert|
|March 11, 2017 • 9:00am - 5:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|March 10, 2017 • 7:00am - 11:00pm||on tour|
|January 28, 2017 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||in concert|
|January 27, 2017 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||in concert|
|January 26, 2017 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|January 25, 2017 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|January 24, 2017 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|November 19, 2016 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||in concert|
|November 18, 2016 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||in concert|
|November 17, 2016 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|November 16, 2016 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|November 15, 2016 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|October 02, 2016 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||in concert|
|October 01, 2016 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||in concert|
|September 30, 2016 • 5:00pm - 10:00pm||in concert|
|September 29, 2016 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|September 28, 2016 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|September 27, 2016 • 9:00am - 4:00pm||paid professionally led rehearsal|
|August 13, 2016 • 3:30pm - 6:30pm||wedding|
|July 16, 2016 • 12:00pm - 3:00pm||wedding|
|July 09, 2016 • 2:00pm - 6:00pm||wedding|
|July 02, 2016 • 1:00pm - 3:30pm||wedding|
|June 04, 2016 • 8:00am - 2:00pm||event/show|
|May 28, 2016 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||cocktail hour|
|May 21, 2016 • 2:30pm - 5:30pm||wedding|
|May 14, 2016 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||wedding|
|October 17, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 29, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
Please inquire for party set lists, and recent Wedding Ceremony sets.
|Cheryl Zylla||violinist & coordinator|
|Ginna||Violin/Viola, piano, Celtic Harp|
Armless chairs, sufficient floor space away from guest traffic. We can coordinate this in advance via email/phone.
2. Normal room lighting, we will bring supplemental "stand" lights.
Cheryl took into consideration my favorite songs and played many of them while pictures were being taken prior to the processional march. She was very easy to work with and very professional. I would definately recommend her to friends and family looking for a violinst for any event.
Having the opportunity to meet Cheryl Zylla prior to the wedding was very satisfying. She wanted to meet our needs in every way she could and her selection of music was perfect. She is very professional, yet approachable and friendly. Our guests enjoyed her music and it really added a special touch to the reception. I would recommend her very highly. Gigmsters provided an opportunity to make the connection with A Beautiful Violin very easy and we also would recommend your service to anyone who asks.
- Barbara T
I highly recommend this company for any type of venue. A Beautiful Violin & Trillium Ensembles was very flexible and understanding of the changing plans and very accomodating for special requests. Their violin & cello performance during the proposal dinner brought my now fiancee to tears while I was on bended knee. This event was exponentially enhanced and made even more memorable with A Beautiful Violin & Trillium Ensembles.
FIVE STARS --
Overall Satisfaction, Professionalism, Accommodating, Overall Talent, Recommend!
Excellent - the music was beautiful. Thank you!
Cheryl Zylla is a true professional and quite talented. She played all of my requests. She was on time and is very adaptable to your needs. You can also hear her on youtube. I would certainly recommend her to a friend.
Our experience with Cheryl was exceptional. From the first contact made, Cheryl gave our wedding personal, individual attention, getting to know my husband and I and our personal interests to make our music selection special. She was very flexible, as our ceremony location was moved due to weather, and was prepared for unexpected weather as well. She was very professional, and also used her experience to guide us in making decisions. Finally, she is a beautiful musician and violinist. My husband and I are very happy with the music she played, and guests are still complementing her.
Our violinist (Cheryl Zylla) was not only professional but played the most beautiful solo music for our wedding and reception. We suggest everyone reading this HURRY UP and book her while she still has openings. She even stayed for dinner and fun at our reception. We had many guests ask me where we found her. Now she is like a friend. We got along so well. We would like everyone to know not only can she play every and any song you throw at her, but plays it with style and class! She was the cherry on top of a wonderful wedding. A+ Thanks Cheryl! All our Love, Maggie and Dan Kersey
Cheryl was exceptional! She is not only a wonderful violinist, she is a wonderful person. Her music was the perfect touch to the wedding and we could not have asked for more. She was professional in every sense of the word. She confirmed the time and schedule and choice of music with us well in advance. She met with the minister and coordinated her performance for the ceremony. She offered assistance beyond her music if it was needed. She was truly an asset to the day and I highly recommend her to anyone.
FIVE STARS, Overall Satisfaction, Professionalism, Accommodating, Overall Talent, Recommend!
Plymouth, MN on 8/13/2010
Cheryl was such a pleasure to work with and the music was absolutly beautiful! Thank you for everything! Chaska, MN on 9/18/2010
Cheryl was great! She was very professional, asked us our preferences and played beautifully. Everyone commented on how lovely our wedding ceremony was. Lakeville MN 8/6/2011
Cheryl Zylla is the violin behind "A Beautiful Violin." I hired her plus a cello to provide the ceremony music for my wedding at the Minnesota History Center. I had heard the same combo play at a friends wedding at their cabin in rural Minnesota earlier in the year. She travels the state, but is based in the Twin Cities. They did a wonderful job! They arrive and are playing music 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. You will get a total of 90 minutes of music in the basic package, with the option of adding time for additional cost. We selected the ceremony songs, which included classical selections and the Beatles "Here Comes the Sun" for our recessional. Cheryl is willing to learn any song you request. She was easy to work with, professional, and added a classy touch to our ceremony and transition down to dinner. I would recommend her unconditionally.
Great! Cheryl played solo violin for our ceremony. I thought it sounded nice, and I wish we could have afforded the duo or trio! Overall, she was flexible with the pieces and had good suggestions.
Cheryl and company played contemporary and classic music during our wedding cereremony, and also before and after the ceremony - probably 2 hours in total. There were no problem what so ever....everything went well. Music was great and Cheryl took care of everything, including the planning of the order of the songs, the queing as part of the ceremony, etc. Everthing just flowed perfectly with very little prompting or input from me(us). Cheryl clearly is experienced and was very easy to work with. Thanks for helping make it a great event!
Beautiful Music, They were wonderful. Very helpful and very knowledgeable
Cheryl did a fantastic job playing solo violin before, during, and after our ceremony. The music was perfect, and it was fantastic that she was able to adjust the length of the verses based on how long it took each member of the wedding party to get down the aisle. She was very easy to work with and she did a fantastic job!
Farm Wedding, 6/14/14: Cheryl and the Trillium Ensemble were wonderful to work with and added so much to wedding. I was undecided about the ceremony music and Cheryl provided lots of suggestions and guidance. The music was beautiful. I'd definitely recommend them!
We had an outdoor ceremony and new we wanted something better than an ipod and speakers. IF you listen to the music on their website you will fall in love immediately http://www.a-beautiful-violin.com/ We worked with Cheryl primarily through emails and planned everything, but she had an elbow injury and called the month before the big day, to let us know that her doctor said she had to cancel all of her august weddings, but she did tell us that Ginna was picking up all of the weddings so there was no need to panic. It was all very beautiful she worked with my nephew to play the hawiian version of somewehre over the rainbow he on the ukeule and her on the violin as a special piece
We had a great ceremony with the help of Beautiful Violin & Trillium Ensembles. All the songs we requested were played beautifully. My favorite part was the music played during the celebration of unity-sand ceremony. Our guests also enjoyed the beautiful violin during the cocktail hour. Thanks for making our day a very special one.
A Beautiful Violin & Trillium Ensemble are wonderful musicians. During the planning stages, Cheryl was great to work with. In email conversation, she was prompt, clear, and helpful.
During the wedding day, the Trillium Ensemble were flexible. Our wedding location changed twice during the day (outside to inside due to rain, and then in cleared up – and we went back to outside). Trillium Ensemble were where they needed to be, even with all of these changes.
The music for the wedding was SUPERB!! They have such an elegant sound that brought a level of class and beauty to the wedding. Cheryl and Trillium Ensemble really customized the wedding to fit our needs; they even played an Irish Song (which is where my –now husband – is from). It was great to bring his heritage into the ceremony.
Cheryl and the Trillium Ensemble EXCEEDED expectations. We feel so lucky that we selected them for our wedding. We recommend them with high marks!! If you are looking for ceremony musicians to can customize the songs to fit your needs, are professional and easy to work with, and have a beautiful sound – Cheryl Zylla, A Beautiful Violin and the Trillium Ensemble is a great choice.