- 1. Bach-Gounod. AVE MARIA
- 2. Clarke. Trumpet Voluntary (Trumpet plus String Quartet)
- 3. Handel. Hornpipe from Water Music (String Quartet)
- 4. Purcell. Trumpet Tune (String Quartet)
- 5. LOVE STORY
- 6. A. Dvorak. MELODY
- 7. ESTRELLITA
- 8. Mendelssohn. SONG WITHOUT WORDS
- 9. Bach. AIR IN G
- 10. Handel. La Rejouissance (String Quartet)
- 11. Bach. Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
- 12. Pachelbel. CANON in D
Violin/Cello/Piano/Organ/Voice/Trumpet/Harp/Trio/String Quartet- Trust Professionals! Greetings, and Welcome to The Fine Arts Ensemble! Music for all occasions is offered, including weddings, private parties, corporate events, and special family occasions. The Fine Arts Ensemble expands to include other professional musicians, including strings, wind instruments, and even harp and bagpipes, according to client's preferences. While virtually any compositions can be performed, the most typical offerings range from Baroque to Romantic and Early Modern, Rock and Pop music, even Movie soundtracks.
The musicians who played at my ceremony were phenomenal. Everything was absolutely perfect. I hired a string quartet and a trumpeter. I had high expectations, and they exceeded them. As a vocalist who has been singing at weddings for 13 years, I can say these are some of the most professional and talented musicians in the city. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for musicians for their events.
Fine Arts Ensemble was amazing at my wedding and their music was absolutely beautiful. I did a piano/cello duet and it was breathtaking. Dimitri is extremely timely in responding to any questions you may have via email or phone. He was very flexible in scheduling a time for the rehearsal. The duet showed up on time for the ceremony and were dressed for the occasion and conducted themselves in a very professional manner. I highly recommend Fine Arts Ensemble for anyone wanting quality, professional musicians for their wedding.
I was very pleased with the Fine Arts Ensemble. They were timely in responding to my requests, they arrived on time for their performance and were dressed appropriately for a wedding. I was quite pleased with the responses and music they offered my guests. They were in all a fabulous find and I would hire them again in a minute!!
FAE was AMAZING! The ceremony music was absolutely flawless and I'm pretty sure they're responsible for making all the guests cry (in a good way, lol). I chose the piano and cello duet and it sounded wonderful. Book them...you (and your guests) won't be disappointed!
Fine Arts Ensemble was fantastic! Thanks guys
We could not have ask for any better music for the church. Everyone was very impressed. They were very easy to work with so we could focus on other things for the wedding.
I enjoyed working with Fine Arts Ensemble, Dimitri was very professional and communicative. I was doing everything from out of state, but I was made to feel confidante that my ceremony's music would be exactly what I wanted, and it was. The music was beautiful.
We absolutely loved them. It was perfect for a new orleans reception in our home. Great memories.
We were very pleased with the music provided by the Fine Arts Ensemble for the weddings, (yes we did two weddings in 3 months), of our daughters. The music could not have been more beautiful. Dimitri worked with us so that songs that had a special meaning to each of them could be incorporated into the ceremonies. Several of our guests said that the music was the best they had ever heard at a wedding.
The music of Fine Arts Ensemble was excellent. The tone was perfectly executed, not overwhelming but just subtle enough to set the perfect mood.
Dimitri was wonderful to work with and made my daughter's wedding day an absolute success. I have already highly recommended Fine Arts Ensemble to a number of wedding guests who have upcoming nuptials. Thanks for a job well done.
What to Expect
Greetings, and Welcome to The Fine Arts Ensemble!
Please allow us to introduce ourselves to you, while you take a musical tour through our photo slideshow, and also the audio/video samples.
The Fine Arts Ensemble was founded in 1996 by two professional musicians, Dimitri and Irina Vychko. Dimitri is a cellist in the Louisiana Philharmonic, a professional orchestral musician. Irina is a Professional Piano Accompanist, performing on both piano and organ. She accompanies for concert productions at several universities, and is the organist for Christ Episcopal Church in Slidell, LA. Additionally, she teaches piano students of every level at Ursuline Academy of New Orleans.
Music for all occasions is offered, including weddings, private parties, corporate events, and special family occasions. The Fine Arts Ensemble expands to include other professional musicians to offer clients a Listener’s Choice Program, including strings, wind instruments, and even harp and bagpipes, according to client’s preferences.
While virtually any compositions can be performed, the most typical offerings range from Baroque to Romantic and Early Modern music. You may be pleased to choose your own favorite works, or trust the Fine Arts Ensemble to choose beautiful selections for your special event. Bookings can be made as much as a year in advance.
Dimitri is a cellist in the Louisiana Philharmonic, a professional orchestral
musician. He has pursued an active career in performance, playing both a
soloist, and as a member of many orchestral and chamber ensembles in
Europe, Asia, and North America. His travels have taken him to, among other
places, Barcelona, Istanbul, Geneva, Nice, Milan, Rome and Seoul. Dr.
Vychko has several recordings of modern and classical repertoire.
Irina is distinguished pianist and Professional Piano Accompanist,
performing on both piano and organ. She accompanies for concert
productions at several universities, and is the organist for Christ Episcopal
Church in Slidell, LA. Additionally, she teaches piano students of every level
at Ursuline Academy of New Orleans.
Both Dimitri and Irina hold Master's and Doctoral Degrees in Music
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I just wanted to thank you guys so very much for everything! The music was more than expected and we got so many compliments on you guys! You did so well!
Thank you so much for making our wedding experience more than PERFECT.
You guys did a fantastic job! Thank you so much for making our special day go a little smoother :) The music was
"...Hey! Joplin and Gershwin graced our monthly neighborhood coffee hour last night, and I could not resist
dropping you a thank you note, Dimitri! The “He Loves and She Loves” by Gershwin was the biggest hit of all –
Did you see how many couples reached over for their spouse’s hand when y’all played that? It was truly
marvelous. I suppose it was rude of me to ask you all to stay to visit with everyone afterward, but when you
accepted our invitation, you and the other musicians really brightened up the place! Thanks, again! Will you
come and play for us for the St. Valentines Day party?"
"...Fine Arts Ensmble’s piano trio performed a special arrangement of “Komm Susser Tod” for my father, and then
a series of movements from the Four Seasons by Vivaldi. They concluded the services with Bach’s “Bist Du Bei
Mir,” and Handel’s “I Know that My Redeemer Liveth.” The day ended with Mendelssohn’s “On Wings of Song,”
and it was so beautiful that my family and I will remember this for all of our lifetime. Thank you, Dimitri!"
"...When my future husband and I decided to get married, we agreed on only one thing in our wedding planning!
We decided to hire a string quartet who would play the Andante Cantabile by Tchaikovsky during our vows. We
heard that the ensembles directed by Dimitri Vychko were superb, and we were grateful for the recommendation.
The music was incredibly beautiful, and the four musicians made our ceremony spectacular. They helped us
choose selections that we would enjoy based upon our preference for great classics, and we were completely
pleased by the choices they offered to us."