1) Why should we book classical musicians?
Classical music sets the ambiance for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, or celebration. Imagine the beautiful sounds that your guests will hear as they enter your venue. Think of the touching ceremony or the elegant reception that will be enhanced, all because of the music!
2) With so many wedding ceremony musicians to choose from in Boston, why should we hire you?
We specialize in picking the right performers for your event and have access to the best wedding ceremony musicians in New England with years of training under their fingers.
As an agency, Maestro Musicians is unlike your ordinary local string quartet. Our musicians are punctual and reliable and you can have full faith that we will not cancel for a "better gig" (we've seen this happen!!).
You will also receive personalized service from Daniel Broniatowski, who will coordinate every musical aspect of your event with you so that you are completely satisfied and taken care of. We are dedicated to YOU, not the other way around!3) How much do you charge?
Our rates vary between $400-$3000 depending on how many musicians you would like, travel expenses, and how long you wish to hire us. This is a fraction of what the average Boston wedding costs (roughly $23,000).
Please be aware that wedding ceremonies are billed for a minimum of one hour of our time. Since things invariably run late, we do not charge extra for the first 15 minutes of overtime but will have to charge for an hour and a half, should things take longer than expected. We also do not charge for set-up time and will arrive 20 minutes before your event.
4) What parts of the wedding ceremony can you play for?
Our wedding ceremony musicians can play for the processional, recessional, offertory, or any other part you ask for. We can also play as background music while guests enter the house of worship.
5) How far do you travel?
We travel within a 150 mile radius around Boston. Because of the rising price of gas, we will have to charge travel expenses beyond a 50 mile radius.
6) Can you play outdoors?
As long as the temperature is above 60, the answer is yes. We can not play in the rain, due to the damage that this would cause our instruments. Please note that if it rains, we cannot refund you. We politely ask that you provide shelter in the event of precipitation, should you need us to play outdoors.
Between the hours of 11 AM - 3 PM we also ask for shelter from direct sunlight, as this can also cause damage to the instruments.
7) How many wedding ceremony musicians should I book?
The fewer musicians playing, the “lighter” the texture of the music. While this results in a more elegant sound, if you need us to play in a large room, the music will carry farther with more musicians. For weddings, we offer duos (violin and cello), trios (violin, viola, and cello) and quartets (two violins, viola, cello). The string quartet has a fuller, richer sound.
We recommend duos for 50 or fewer guests, trios for 75 or fewer, and string quartets for 100 or more. Please be aware that if your wedding is outdoors, we recommend a quartet for 75 or more guests, due to the lack of reverberation of sound.
8) I would like to request a special song for your quartet. Can you arrange this?
Absolutely! We have an arranger who is able to help you personalize your wedding ceremony music for a small fee.
9) Do you play Sunday and Friday weddings?
Yes! We can provide live wedding music for almost any day that you request.
10) Do you play Jewish/non-Christian weddings?
Absolutely. We are intimately familiar with Jewish wedding ceremony music and can adjust our repertoire to suit your needs accordingly. Our Nagila Ensemble specializes in Israeli/Jewish folk and Klezmer music for string quartet.
11) I’m interested! Now what???
Please click the Booking Information link and follow the instructions.
A 20% non-refundable deposit will be requested once we give you a
quote. The rest of the fees are due by one calendar month before the