From solo guitarist or electric violinist to a string quartets, wedding band & a DJ; The Charleston Virtuosi offers an intimate experience with a wide arrangement of styles including Classical, Jazz, Contemporary and Bluegrass. Read over 170 reviews from our happy clients on WeddingWire and don't forget to follow us on Instagram!
Do not use them! I sent Peter instructions to play 3 particular songs and then a huge list to use as filer during the ceremony. The musicians played for a total of 2 minutes in an hour long ceremony! During the ceremony, my dad asked them to play, my uncle asked, the priests husband asked, and even I did WHILE I WAS GETTING MARRIED! The guitarist straight up Said no! When I told Peter how disappointed I was he said the musicians weren't given any cues to play. 4 people, including me, the bride asked them to play and they refused- what More cue did they need?
I got lots of excuses in emails and a phone call from the violinist who said Peter never gave them the information I sent about thr playlist.
Eventually, Peter said he'd refund my money but then he Said he was out of town and when he got back, refused to answer my emails. It's been over a month since my wedding and even the pictures show the musicians just standing around! They don't care that it's one of the most important days in a person's life or that they're in breach of their contact.
Please use another company if you want live music because this shouldn't happen to anyone else.
We hired Charleston Virtuosi for my daughters wedding. It was absolutely perfect!
We had a trio for the ceremony, so classy, crystal clear and lovely… and Peter played the electric violin through the cocktail hour and stayed for the reception to accompany the songs played by DJ Jake. It was more than we had asked for and I felt so fortunate that they added this dimension of music to the evening. It was very very cool. Everyone loved it! Jake was wonderful too. He played everything we asked for and downloaded more for my daughter and son in law. They were very gracious and accommodating.
Everyone remarked on how awesome the music was and enjoyed dancing to the end. You simply cannot go wrong if you hire them. Peter responds to all emails and questions promptly and is on board from the beginning. Thank you so much for making her wedding even more special.
Response from Charleston Virtuosi:
Thank you for your lovely review Maggie! Thanks for having us!
I absolutely loved my ceremony music and the musicians from Charleston Virtuosi- It was one of my favorite parts of the entire day! Peter Kiral and his team of players were absolutely fabulous and a wonderful find. I only met with them once while planning my wedding because it was destination- and Peter and his musicians took care of the entire ceremony from just that one meeting. They were prompt, played everything according to plan, and it went off without a hitch. I am so happy I chose to go with live music and you will be too. Choose these pro's you won't be disappointed!
What to Expect
Charleston Virtuosi Ensemble offers the following sizes of ensembles:
Solo Instrumental Performance (violin, viola, cello, guitar,piano, voice)
String Duo (violin viola, violin cello, violin piano, guitar violin)
String Trio (violin viola cello, violin violin cello, guitar violin cello, violin cello piano)
String Quartet (violin violin viola cello)
Chamber Orchestra Brass Orchestra
Solo: guitar, piano
Duo: two guitars | guitar & violin
Trio: two guitars & stand up bass | guitar, stand up bass, violin or drums | two guitars & stand up bass, trumpet, violin or drums
Quartet: two guitars, stand up bass, violin/trumpet/drums/piano
Folk Music (bluegrass, country, folk-rock, and gypsy jazz)
Duo: guitar, mandolin (with optional voice)
Trio: guitar, mandolin, stand up bass (with optional voice
The Charleston Virtuosi is an ensemble of local musicians offering a broad variety of musical styles including Jazz, Classical, and Folk Music (bluegrass, country, folk-rock, and gypsy jazz). Our ensemble is comprised of solo violinists and guitarists, string duos, trios, and quartets providing exceptional and intimate performances for Wedding Ceremonies as well as Wedding Receptions and Corporate Events. The Charleston Virtuosi will enhance the ambiance of your Wedding Celebration culminating in what clients have praised as an, "unforgettable experience." Our sophisticated ensemble consists of dedicated musicians who have traveled from around the world to provide you with unparalleled professionalism, striving to surpass your expectations and ensuring your event is accentuated by the melodic and harmonious expectations you deserve.