Musical Heart Strings

Classical Quartet from Martinez, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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About
Musical Heart Strings is a professional string ensemble (or string ensemble with piano) founded by Kerry Borgen and Gretchen Egen, who have been performing together for over sixteen years. Possible ensemble configurations include string duo, trio, and quartet with the larger ensembles featuring a fuller, richer sound. We also have the unique ability to add piano/keyboard to any of these combinations. Our supreme ensemble is our string quartet, consisting of two violins, viola and cello. This offers the fullest sound that is classy and elegant with a touch of adventure to keep you wanting more. We can play acoustically or with amplification.

We offer an extensive repertoire. Our list includes classical, jazz, contemporary pop, rock and roll and even some heavy metal. Influenced by the Vitamin String Quartet, we arrange most of the music ourselves, making them exclusive covers performed only by Musical Heart Strings. We can add foot percussion while we play our instruments to make our ensemble sound more like a 'band', especially perfect for receptions and parties.

We are available for hire for any gathering: weddings, parties, memorials, funerals, corporate events, or even for serenading a romantic dinner for two or wedding proposal. Feel free to browse our site and listen to the sound bites for an idea of how we sound. If you wish to hear a piece that is not highlighted, we can record a sound bite on our list especially for you (at no charge). We also have liability insurance which is helpful as many vendors require this.

We can be found on YouTube playing an elegant Pachelbel Canon. We also have over 30 birthday videos on YouTube where we merged the birthday song with favorite tunes. We can be hired to create these 'YouTune-O-Grams' for someone special. We love what we do and our goal is to make all of your dreams come true on your very special day.


With Music in our Hearts,
Kerry Borgen, violin
Gretchen Egen, cello
Megan Pokorney, viola
Matt Smart, piano/keyboard
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
2017 - Top Classical Quartet
2013 - Top Classical Quartet

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We had a wonderful experience with Musical Heart Strings. Everyone loved them. They are very professional and very talented. Thank you so much Musical Heart Strings. Marcia and Bob

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These ladies are seriously talented. Our wedding would not be nearly as enjoyable without them. My wife and I highly recommend Musical Heart Strings!

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Musical heart strings played as a strong trio for our wedding, and we couldn't be happier! It was very much "set it and forget it"... We told them a free songs we wanted, and gave them free reign for everything else... It was PERFECT!

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Musical Heart Strings are an amazing group! We worked with many vendors for our wedding and they were easily the BEST vendors to work with -- the most responsive, accommodating, flexible, and genuinely interested in making our day amazing! And they did! The musical talent is superb! They had to work with intense wind in an outdoor venue overlooking the SF bay AND they escorted our guests to the cocktail hour, playing and dancing as they went. They also learned a special song for us and played it beautifully. This is the best musical group, with amazing heart, talent, and genuine desire to make any event perfect. Thank you Musical Heart Strings!

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The ladies could not have been kinder, easier to work with, or better received by our guests, which ranged from grandmothers in their 90s to 20-somethings that geeked out hard when they performed the Game of Thrones theme song. Incredible repertoire spanning the elegant and expected to playful and unexpected. And they even stayed longer that night when we decided we wanted them to play during dinner at the last minute. Very heartily recommend them to any other bride.

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We loved Gretchen and Kerry. Beautiful musicians, pleasant to work with, and would hire them again in a heartbeat.

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AMAZING!!!!

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Having Kerry and Gretchen play for the ceremony and cocktail hour of my daughter's wedding reception was quite simply the best money I've ever spent. The ladies are very easy to work with, and highly professional. My daughter chose traditional music for the ceremony, and I left the music for the cocktail hour to the discretion of Musical Heart Strings based on their experience. They did a fabulous job and everyone was in awe of their very presence.

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Musical Heartstrings were fantastic to work with, played beautifully, have a tremendous repertoire, were prompt, friendly, and just overall great! We feel so fortunate to have had their presence at our event, and would highly recommend them to others!

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Just fantastic! Aside from the beautiful music they create musical heart strings are very professional. I found them to always be reaponsive, punctual and easy to work with. And their catalog of music is awesome! I would recommend them without a second doubt. Thanks!

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2019
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Corporate Function
Yuba City, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Dec
8
Corporate Function
San Francisco, CA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Dec
7
Wedding
Healdsburg, CA
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Nov
15
Birthday Party (Adult)
Walnut Creek, CA
7:30 PM - 8:15 PM
2018
Jul
8
Wedding Ceremony
Watsonville, CA
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2018
May
5
Birthday Party (Adult)
Napa, CA
5:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Mar
8
Event
San Rafael, CA
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2018
Feb
17
Wedding
Clearlake, CA
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2017
Dec
12
Private Party
Mountain View, CA
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2017
Oct
27
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Healdsburg, CA
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2017
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20
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Santa Clara, CA
4:30 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
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8
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4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
A Thousand Years
C.Perri
Air from a Orchestral Suite No 3
J.S. Bach
Air From Water Music Suite
G.F. Handel
Alejandro
Lady Gaga/N.Khayat
All of Me (John Legend)
T.Gad/J.Stephens
All You Need Is Love
J.Lennon/P.McCartney
Allegro Maestoso "Hornpipe"
G.F Handel
As Tears Go By (Rolling Stones)
M Jagger/K. Richards/A.L.Oldham
As Time Hoes By
H. Hupfeld
At Last
M.Gordon/H.Warren
Ave Maria
J.S.Bach/C.F. Gounod
Ave Maria, Op 52, No 6
F.Schubert
Bad Romance
Lady Gaga/N.Khayat
Bittersweet Symphony(The Verve)
R.Ashcroft
Blue Moon
R.Rogers
Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
F.Mercury
Born This Way
Lady Gaga
Bridal Chorus
R.Wagner
Call Me Maybe
C.R. Jensen/J.Ramsay/T.Crowe
Canon in D
J. Pachelbel
Champs Élysées (Waterloo Road)
J.Dassin
Day Tripper
J.Lennon/P.McCartney
Deku Palace from Legend of Zelda's "Majora's Mask"
K. Kongo
Dream of a Shore Near Another World from Chrono Cross
Y.Mitsuda
Dueling Banjos
A.Smith
Eleanor Rigby
J.Lennon/ P.McCartney
Entrance Of The Queen Of Sheba
G.F. Handel
Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue
R.Henderson
Flower Duet from the Opera"Lakme"
L. Delibe
Free Bird (Lynyrd Skynyrd)
A. Collins/R.Van Zant
Game of Thrones
R. Djawadi
Good Riddance (Green Day)
B.J. Armstrong
Gymnopedie No . 1 from "Les 3 Gymnopedie"
E.Satie
Hallelujah from "Shrek"
L.Cohen
Here Comes The Sun
G. Harrison
Hoedown from Rodeo
A.Copland
Hornpipe from "Water Music Suite"
G.F. Handel
I Do
C. Caillat/T.Gad
Imagine
J. Lennon
In My Life
J. Lennon/ P. Mc Cartney
Indiana Jones Theme
J. Williams
It Had To Be You
I. Jones
Johnny B. Goode
C. Berry
Lucky
J. Mraz/C.Caillat/ T. Fagan
Make You Feel My Love ( Adele)
B. Dylan
Married Life (Main Theme for Disney Pixar's "Up")
M. Giacchino
Meditation from "Thais"
J. Massenet
Moon River from "Breakfast At Tiffany's"
H.Mancini
My Girl
W. S. Robinson/R.White
My Way
C.Francois/J.Revaux
Only Time
Enya
Paint It Black
M. Jagger/K. Richards
Piano Man
B. Joel
Rock Around The Clock
J. DeKnight/M.C. Freedman
Rockelbel's Canon in D
J. Pachelbel
Rolling in the Deep (Adele)
A.P. Epworth
Romania from "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik"
W.A. Mozart
Rydia's Theme from Final Fantasy 4
N. Uematsu
Sheep May Safely Graze
J. S. Bach
Shine On You Crazy Diamond (Pink Floyd)
R. Waters/ R. Wright/ D. Gilmour
Spring from "Four Seasons"
A.Vivaldi
Star Wars Main Theme
J. Williams
T.N.T (AC/DC)
B. Scott/ A.Young/ M. Young
Tetris (Korobeiniki)
(Unknown)
The Devil Went Down a To Georgia
T. Crain/C. Daniels
The Prayer (Celine Dion&Andrea Bocelli)
D. Foster/ C. B. Sager
These Arms Of Mine
O. Redding
Trumpet Voluntary
J. Clarke
Viva La Vida(Coldplay)
C. Marlin/ W. Champion/G.Berryman
Wedding March from "A Midsummer Night's Dream"
F. Mendelssohn
What Makes You Beautiful (One Direction)
R. Yacoub/ C. Falk/ S. Kotecha
When I'm Sixty Four
J.Lennon/ P. McCartney
Yellow(Coldplay)
C.Martin/W.Champion/G.Berryman/J.Buckland
You're My a Best Friend (Queen)
J. Deacon
String Quartet
Acoustic Duo
Classical Duo
Pop Duo
Classic Rock Duo
Top 40 Duo
Acoustic Trio
Classical Trio
Rock Trio
Jazz Quartet
Classical Quartet
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Please note Musical Heart Strings will also travel to Concord, Pleasant Hill, Benicia, Port Costa, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Crockett, Canyon, Hercules, Orinda, Rodeo, Moraga, Pinole, Rheem Valley, Vallejo, Clayton, Berkeley, El Sobrante, Pittsburg, Alamo, El Cerrito, Albany, Oakland, Richmond, San Pablo, Diablo, Piedmont, Danville, Emeryville, Birds Landing.
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