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Our string quartet is an ensemble based in Edmonds, Washington, composed of four classically trained musicians. We bring our dedication to music and each other to every event, providing a warm, well blended sound. From corporate events to weddings or parties, our extensive repertoire will compliment any occasion. We strive to provide ideal musical selections that will enhance your event.
We hired Vilachel for our wedding because, as a string player myself, I know that the most consistently next-best-thing to professionals are high schoolers who are passionate about their craft. (They have all graduated now and I expect that they will likely continue to improve their skills.)
We and our wedding coordinator consistently had some delays in getting in touch with the group via gig salad or email. Eventually we had the most success by texting Andrew.
Communication issues are a minor inconvenience compared to the performance quality and breadth of repertoire list. For our ceremony music we requested somewhat obscure pieces from games and movies we liked and felt matched the theme. They had sheet music for 4/5 already and quickly sourced the remaining one.
The dress rehearsal was a little rough which was partly because one of the violinists had a final exam and had to miss it. Ultimately their performance was beautiful and loved by all.
They also had to make a substitution for one of their players due to a conflict with our wedding date. In my opinion that's not a problem, but rather the fact that we didn't even know that would be happening is a sign of professionalism and demonstrative of how easy they were to work with. They simply took care of it and we didn't have to spare issues like that a thought, which was good in the chaos of wedding planning.
Highly recommended, just make sure to ask them what the best way is to contact them and get contact details for more than one of the players in case one is not available and you have an urgent question.
I had a great experience with Vilachel String Quartet and highly recommend to anyone planning a classy event on a budget! The quartet has an impressive sound, as well as the reliable communication and work ethic of professionals, and delivers a quality performance at a price virtually unheard of for this kind of ability. I booked the group to play thirty minutes of music prior to my wedding ceremony, as well as for the processional music and an exit song. The group went above and beyond in making sure my expectations were met, and were generous with their time, going so far as to offer a complimentary dress rehearsal, and even to continue playing music after the ceremony was over and into the picture time (this was a nice surprise!). Thank you to Vilachel String Quartet for making the ceremony beautiful, elegant, and memorable!
Response from Vilächel String Quartet:
Thank you for your review! We really enjoyed playing at your event, congratulations on a beautiful ceremony!
Our elder cellist legendary Thalia Youth Symphony conductor Frances Walton needed both a driver and a viola to complete our quartet, so we asked for just the young lady who was violist in this group. She was wonderful at coming to the rehearsal a few nights before, and not only driving Frances to the wedding to Everett / Snohomish from Issaquah but also being her companion / handmaiden during the wedding ceremony when we found out it was too far to walk. The Borodin 2nd is a very difficult piece which she practiced for and mastered in 1 rehearsal.
This talented quartet made our event extremely elegant. I highly recommend them.
My bride and I had an outdoor wedding celebration in August 2013. We hired the Vilachel String Quartet to create a musical backdrop to a beautiful setting. They did a wonderful job and our guests had delightful comments on the the musical choice.
There are so many moving pieces to a wedding, and stresses build up rapidly. Vilachel was low maintenance to work with, from the communication, to working out musical choices, to the follow-through on the wedding day. They showed up on time and were aware of timing of the various parts of the wedding. They needed minimal supervision at the wedding, as they were professional and autonomous. They did a great job of quelling any stress that could have arisen in this area.
We hired Vilachel as our string quartet at our September 2012 wedding. The girls are talented, professional, and were very well prepared. Vilachel worked with us to create such a great list of songs. Our guests were very impressed and we'll recommend them to anyone and everyone getting married in the future! Thank you ladies!!
Price Range: $300 and up
What to Expect
For payment, we ask a half-payment deposit through Gig Salad, and receive the rest of the payment at the end of the event. Our current rate is $200 for the first hour, and $80 per each additional hour. Additional fees include the GigSalad booking fee, a small transportation fee (depending on location). Specific song requests outside of our repertoire may be possible, but will cost an additional fee, ~$50 depending on the length and complexity of the song.
We will work with clients to develop the perfect set list for any event. On the day of, we will arrive one hour before we begin playing. Our typical attire is all black, business professional, though we can adjust to fit the event as requested, to an extent. We will need an area to stash our cases and our personal belongings (usually in a secluded room). After that, we will set up in the designated area and warm-up. At the agreed time, we will begin playing!
Additional Booking Notes
We will bring our own music stands, however we do not provide any sound systems. If the venue requires amplification to be heard, this must be provided by the venue or the client.
Past Booked Events
|September 18, 2021 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 17, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 30, 2021 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 27, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 18, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 03, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 19, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|January 27, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Retirement Party|
|December 16, 2017 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 19, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|July 25, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 06, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 06, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 12, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
Four armless chairs
Overhead cover for outside venues
Adequate lighting (enough to read a book)
8'x8' area to perform
Area to store cases and personal belongings