Ensembles

Divina Strings is proud to offer an exquisite collection of ensembles that we know you and your guests are going to love. 

Let us help guide you in choosing the perfect ensemble for your wedding or special occasion. Booking early ensures that you’ll have YOUR perfect ensemble. Let us help you make the decision easy for you so that you can focus on enjoying your special moment. Once you choose the venue, the music is the next most important decision! Then it’s time celebrate and gets the party started! 

 A few dates still available for 2018… inquire today!

 

 

 

 

THE STRING QUARTET

(Two violin, viola, and cello)

The string quartet is a standard chamber ensemble, and great composers like Beethoven, Mozart, and Haydn wrote extensively for this ensemble. A quartet will often perform in a concert hall, in a church or home, or at a catering venue. It is a large chamber group, so the sound is quite full and lush. The first violin usually carries the melody, the second violin closely supports the first violin, viola supports the harmonic movement and the cello plays the bass line figures.

STRING TRIO

Our most popular ensemble, the string trio, is flexible in instrumentation. The middle, accompanying line, can be played by the second violin or viola, supporting the melody and harmony played by the violin and cello. The sound is slightly less full than the quartet but retains a lush blended string sound.

If you are interested in a pop-heavy performance, we suggest this ensemble or the string quartet. Our repertoire for this group includes standard works, traditional wedding selections, and many pop tune arrangements.

Duo

(One Violin, one cello)

There are many string duos in the standard literature—Beethoven Duos, Bach Inventions, Haydn Duos, for example. The duo also performs almost all of the standard selections. The two voices feature the melody and the bass line, and the ensemble provides more than enough sound to fill a church. The duo can be the perfect group for an intimate cocktail hour.

The string duo can perform standard works, traditional wedding selections, and select pop tune arrangements.

Soloists

(Violinist, Cellist, Harp, Vocalist)

Performs ALL modern and classical music. Recommended for intimate weddings.

 

Bands

The Bianco Martinis

A Vintage Jazz band from New York City playing a fun mix of 20’s Cole Porter American Songbook to modern Postmodern Jukebox style covers. The Bianco Martinis currently have a premiere residency at the famous brunch spot, “The Lambs Club’. Voted “Best Brunch” by NY1. They perform every week for Jazz Brunch from 11-3PM on Sundays.  

Mario Castro Salsa Band

Salsa, Latin, Percussion, Mambo, Cumbia, World Music
Hailing from Puerto Rico, Mario Castro is the premiere saxophonist and band leader in New York. He received a Presidential Scholarship to attend Berklee School of Music in Boston, MA for saxophone performance and composition. He has premiered his work at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and is considered a musical ambassador for Puerto Rican music on the mainland. 

DJ’s and Electric Violin or Saxophone

Our Violinists and Saxophonists are also the perfect places to add more fun to your wedding reception with the element of live music. Violinist and Saxophonists perform along to our DJ’s greatest hits. Mixing recorded music, live music, and energy for your party.