Add atmosphere to your event with music provided by Risoluto Strings! Whether it be a solo violinist, a duo, trio, or quartet, choose music from a range of instrumental repertoire to suit your needs! We play everything from classical to pop, a little something for every occasion. Risoluto Strings plays in and around the New Orleans area, and is comprised of professional local musicians.
*Please note that we are located in New Orleans. Anything past 20 miles from our departing address, you will be charged $1.50 per mile. Please feel free to ask any questions about this fee. I will automatically include it in any quote that requires this particular fee.*
I can't give a high enough recommendation for Risoluto Strings, who played prior to and during our wedding ceremony. Danielle was in touch with me via email in the months prior to the wedding, promptly providing all of the information I requested and asking me the right questions to make sure that they knew what we wanted. She also arranged two songs that we requested specially for us (for a very reasonable extra fee), and I was overjoyed at how excellent these pieces sounded! At all times, they were professional, and it is evident that the trio are talented musicians. We got tons of compliments from wedding guests about how classy the string trio was for our wedding.
Response from Risoluto Strings:
Hello David and Leah! Thank you for taking the time to leave such kind words! Your wedding was a blast to play; such a great location! Thank you for involving us in your special day, and I'm so happy to hear you two and your guests enjoyed our performance! It was my pleasure, and I wish you two the very best on your new adventure! Congratulations!
Risoluto Strings did an amazing job of creating a beautiful, ceremony by adding music that expressed who we are as a couple. As fellow professional musicians, we had high expectations and some very particular requests. Risoluto Strings fulfilled our preferences right on the nose. Danielle Ryce, one of the string players and the main contact for Risoluto, was friendly, professional, and quick to respond to all communication. They even went above and beyond when they lent us their music stands for the reception! The only thing that they could do better is have a fuller list of their repertoire. Danielle was able to find just about anything that we asked for, but we had to request some songs by name. So, if you do want the "deep cuts" of wedding music, be sure to have particular works in mind. Overall, they gave our ceremony that touch of class and prestige that only a string quartet can add, but did it with the comfort and familiarity that made it fun! Thank you, Danielle and Risoluto Strings!
Response from Risoluto Strings:
Hello John! Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review and for your kind words! I'm very glad to hear you enjoyed our performance and that we were able to cultivate a performance that was just right for you and your wife! Thank you for the advice on our repertoire; it is indeed a perpetual project and continually growing! Congratulations and enjoy this exciting new chapter in your life! :)
Price Range: $150-$1200
Gig Length: 15 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
String ensembles always add an element of elegance and sophistication to an event! Risoluto Strings provides a musical experience that is engaging and entertaining. Generally, we play classical repertoire, but are open to playing instrumental arrangements of special requests*. We strive for excellence in both musicality and professionalism. Musicians will arrive early and set up before we are to begin playing. We love what we do, and that enthusiasm is contagious!
Risoluto Strings is comprised of professional local musicians, who live and perform in the local New Orleans area. Our experience includes wedding ceremonies, cocktail parties, open houses, as well as corporate and community events. Choose an ensemble that fits your needs and budget, from solo, duo, trio, or quartet. Our instrumental repertoire ranges from classical to pop, a little something for every occasion, so let's talk about what you have in mind for your event! Make special requests! If you have a certain song you would like us to perform, that is not in our current repertoire, we can learn and arrange the song for our ensemble.
You'll be communicating with me, Danielle Ryce. I am a graduate of Loyola University, where I studied violin performance. I perform around the New Orleans area in a variety of groups, ranging from classical, to gypsy jazz, to pop and rock.
*Special requests require an arranging fee, or the cost of sheet music.
Additional Booking Notes
Generally, we do not need to amplify our sound. Depending on the size of the venue, our instruments usually produce enough volume. We will provide our own music stands, and when necessary, amplification. All we need is ample space to set up, access to an outlet (when amplified), and seating. However, we can provide our own seating if not available.
Past Booked Events
|May 27, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 10, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Classical Repertoire such as:
Arioso - JS Bach
Ode to Joy - L. van Beethoven
Trumpet Tune - J. Clarke
Royal Fireworks Music: La Rejouissance - G.F. Handel
Rondeau - J.J. Mouret
Canon in D - J. Pachelbel
... and many, many more!
Pop songs arranged for string trio (Violin, Viola, and Cello):
At Last - made popular by Etta James, written by Harry Warren and Mack Gordon
Besame Mucho - made popular by Andrea Bocelli, written by Carlos Velazquez
Buona Sera - made popular by Louis Prima, written by Peter DeRose / Carl Sigman
Chapel of Love - made popular by Dixie Cups, written by Phil Spector / Ellie Greenwich / Jeff Barry
Come Away With Me - Norah Jones
Dream a Little Dream - made popular by Ella Fitzgerald, written by Fabian Andre /Wilbur Schwandt / Gus Kahn
Fly Me to the Moon - made popular by Frank Sinatra, written by Bart Howard
I Only Have Eyes for You - made popular by The Flamingos , written by Harry Warren / Al Dublin
You Go to My Head - made popular by Billie Holiday, written by J. Fred Coots
Tale as Old as Time - made popular by Beauty and the Beast, written by lyricist Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken
I See the Light - made popular by Tangled, written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater
A Whole New World - made popular by Aladdin, written by Alan Menken and lyrics by Tim Rice
Pop songs arranged for duo (Violin & Cello):
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Influences & Inspiration
Traditional and modern string ensembles playing repertoire from Bach to Katy Perry.
Adequate space to perform
(If amplified) Access to an outlet
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