International Strings

String Quartet from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 500 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2012
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BOOKED 25 days ago

$450 - $4900 per event
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About
Music for your wedding, company event or party! We offer you reasonable rates, years of experience and the highest level of performance and professionalism. We cover a wide range of styles - from classical to pop-rock, jazz to world music and more! We offer you flexibility with instrument combinations; we can add trumpet, flute, vocals and more! There are more than 400 titles on our song list!

Why us? 10 Great Reasons:

1. Performance quality.
Our musicians are graduates of the best American and European conservatories. As soon as you hear our samples, the difference is immediate. You will hear the same top-level performance at your special event!

2. Professionalism.
We guarantee to provide the utmost professional standard that we strive to maintain continuously. Whether it be showing up well ahead of time, looking and acting professionally, providing all of the necessary equipment needed for our performance, our group is proud of its continued reputation as one of the most professional ensembles in the business.

3. Experience.
We've been in business for more than 10 years. During this time we have performed at more than 1500 events. Our experience allows comfort in any performance situation. It is likely that we already played at the location where your event takes place!

4. Reasonable rates.
We know what it takes to provide just the right music for your event, and all the aspects associated with it. For all of these reasons our rates might appear slightly higher than the cheapest music solutions available to you such as hiring students, non-professional musicians, DJ / boom box option, etc.
We believe however that we offer very reasonable and competitive rates for the highest caliber of music making provided by our group.

5. Easy communication.
Most likely we responded to your request within hours, sometimes minutes. Don't be surprised. That's how we do it. Our listed phone number is our manager's cell phone that is on 24/7. We check our business email every 30min, 12-14 hours a day, 7 days a week!
We make it easy for you to communicate with us!

6. Unlimited phone and email consultations.
Unlike other groups, you can always talk to us about any concerns that you have regarding music at your event. We will guide you through our song selections. We will send you a standard questionnaire regarding every aspect of our performance at your event. Every little detail will be finalized ahead of time so there will be no worries on your special day!

7. Wide range of styles and 400 titles on our song list.
We offer you the widest range of styles and the longest song list that is on the market!
Here is what we play:
Classical – from Bach to Beethoven, from Mozart to Debussy and everything in between!
Pop/Rock – it's a specialty of ours, to custom arrange your favorite songs such as Beatles, Van Morisson, Coldplay, U2, Journey, Verve, N.Young, etc!
Jazz – from background to danceable, from Dixieland to Miles, from Swing to Smooth Jazz.
World – Klezmer / Israeli music, French / Gipsy Jazz, Latin / Spanish, Italian, Irish, Celtic, Eastern European / Russian, Tangos, Bluegrass, Folk, etc.

8. Flexibility with instruments.
We work with some of the best musicians in the area! That is why we offer you complete flexibility in your instrument choice. Please check our list of available performers below.

9. Flexibility with guest performers and learning new song(s) upon request.
We always strive to accommodate your every need as best we can. That is why we gladly welcome a guest performer from the client's party into our group! It's best to agree on what we will perform together beforehand!
We know that you have favorite songs that you would like to hear at your special event. Most likely they are already on our full song list. If not – we will always make our best effort to accommodate you with your requests.

10. We love what we do!
We truly enjoy playing music for people! We take great pride in what we do.
It's a great feeling for us to know that we provided just the right music for the occasion and contributed to making a very special and memorable occasion! The countless number of positive comments from our many clients speak for themselves. Please check them out right below the song list!

***Please note that the actual musicians playing at your event might be different from the musicians you see in the press kit. The highest level of performance and professionalism is guaranteed to remain unchanged.
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25+ GigMasters Bookings
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A GigMasters member for 5+ years
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2015!

Wedding

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We hired International Strings for our wedding in July, 2019. We found them on GigMasters and listened to their samples to make our decision. They were fantastic and accommodated some special requests for songs. Additionally, they were really nice people to work with. We would highly recommend this group.

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International Strings was prompt, kind, and extremely talented. Our guests could not stop raving about the special touch they added to our wedding! We could not be happier with the beautiful addition they made to our day. They certainly set the tone for lively evening!!

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Wedding Reception

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The group was very professional in every respect. We asked them to play swing music, jazz, and some classical at our reception - they played beautifully across the board. We only made a couple of specific song requests - the band worked them into the set seamlessly and were even open to other requests on the spot. That said, we mostly let them play music of their choosing, which was excellent. We got many, many compliments from the guests about the quality of the musicians and how much they contributed to the overall event. One guest said that he felt the violinist "had the notes in her soul," which is a beautiful way to put it.

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We worked with International Strings for a large corporate awards banquet. From start to finish, until even thereafter, International Strings was extremely pleasant and professional. From a bookings process, they are extremely responsive and thorough. We had some special circumstances and particular needs and they were extremely accommodating and patient with us each step of the way. The performers were wonderful, extremely talented. When I requested a different type of music genre mid-way, they easily switched on a dime. They play beautifully, were on-time, and professional. They added to the ambiance - it was a perfect night. Thank you International Strings.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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Amazing musicians created a magical memory...

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Cocktail Party

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Wow! Professional, on-time, great musicians and very friendly. Would recommend them anytime.

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Wedding

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Gorgeous arrangements on the music. Prompt, professional players. HIGHLY RECOMMEND this group for your wedding!

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We hired International Strings for my husband's parents 90th birthday party. They came on time, professionally dressed, and played wonderfully . We would absolutely hire them again .

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Private Party

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Wow, what a great performance! We hired International Strings for our rehearsal dinner and they went above and beyond our expectations. They even leaned few of our favorite songs on such a short notice. All of our guests keep raving about the band and I am recommending them to everybody. Thank you so much for making it happen and for your wonderful music!

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They did a great job. Played the exact genre of music we were looking for (mid 40's jazz) and was perfect background music. Event was for 850 ppl in a ballroom.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Sep
21
Bat Mitzvah
Chicago, IL
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2019
Oct
5
Wedding
Barrington, IL
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2020
Jan
11
Wedding Ceremony
Evanston, IL
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2019
Aug
9
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Aug
3
Birthday Party (Adult)
Chicago, IL
12:00 PM - 12:30 PM
2019
Jul
20
Wedding
Egg Harbor, WI
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Jul
6
Wedding
Three Oaks, MI
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2019
Jun
8
Wedding
Chicago, IL
4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2019
Jun
1
Wedding Reception
Chicago, IL
12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
2019
May
11
Wedding
Minneapolis, MN
4:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Apr
7
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2019
Mar
23
Wedding
Grafton, WI
3:30 PM - 6:00 PM
2018
Dec
8
Wedding Ceremony
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2018
Sep
8
Birthday Party (Adult)
Buffalo Grove, IL
7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
2018
Jun
1
Corporate Function
Chicago, IL
7:00 AM - 9:00 AM
CLASSICAL
ALL OF THE GREAT COMPOSERS AND MORE!
Canon in D
J. Pachelbel
Bridal Chorus
R. Wagner
Wedding March
F. Mendelssohn
Rondeau
J. J. Mouret
Ode to Joy
L.W. Beethoven
Trumpet Voluntary
J. Clarke
Trumpet Tune
H.Purcell
The Four Seasons Spring; 1st Mvm
A. Vivaldi
The Four Seasons Winter 2nd Mvm
A. Vivaldi
Arioso
J.S.Bach
Ave Maria
F. Schubert
Ave Maria
J. S. Bach / Gounod
Air on the G String
J. S. Bach
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S.Bach
Royal Fireworks / Allegro Maestoso
G.F. Handel
Air
G.F. Handel
La Rejouissance
G.F. Handel
Largo
G.F. Handel
Ave Verum Corpus
W. A. Mozart
Panis Angelicus
C. Frank
Queen of Sheeba
G.F Handel
Meditation
J. Massenet
The Swan
C. Saint-Saens
Sleeping Beauty. Waltz
P.I. Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake
P.I. Tchaikovsky
Minuet in G Major #1
J.S.Bach
Pavane
G. Faure
Intermezzo to Act 3 from Cavalleria Rusticana
Pietro Mascagni
Clair De Lune
C. Debussy
Piano Sonata #8 in C Minor 2nd Mvm
L. V. Beethoven
Piano Concerto #21
W. Mozart
Eine kleine Nachmusic 1st Mvm
W.A.Mozart
On the Beautiful Blue Danube
J. Strauss
Vienna Life
J. Strauss
O Mio Babbino Caro
G. Puccini
Concerto In G For 2 Mandolins
Vivaldi
Morning
E.Grieg
Solveig's song
E.Grieg
Come Back to Sorrento
Ernesto de Curtis
'O Sole Mio
E. Di Capua
Time to Say Goodbye a.k.a. Con Te Partiro
performed by A. Bocelli
Slavonic Dance in Em
Dvorzhak
Danube Waves
J.Ivanovici
Hungarian Dance
J.Brahms
2nd Waltz
D. Shostakovitch; from "Eyes Wide Shut"
FOLK
AMERICANA
Ashokan Farewell
J. Ungar
Shaker Melody a.k.a Simple Gifts
A.Copland
Appalachian Waltz
S. Tolstoy
Amazing Grace
folk
Morning Has Broken
folk
The Water is Wide
folk
Tennessee Waltz
folk
Lara's Theme
from "Dr. Zhivago"
Feather Theme
from "Forrest Gump"
GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK
JAZZ STANDARDS & BOSSA NOVAS
Fly Me to The Moon
Great American Songbook
What a Wonderful World
Great American Songbook
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Great American Songbook
Unforgettable
Great American Songbook
Moon River
Great American Songbook
Strangers in the Night
Great American Songbook
Que Sera Sera…
Great American Songbook
Quando Quando Quando…
Great American Songbook
The Way You Look Tonight
Great American Songbook
I Get a Kick out of You
Great American Songbook
I've Got You Under My Skin
Great American Songbook
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Great American Songbook
Days of Wine and Roses
Jazz Standard
Blue Skies
Jazz Standard
Caravan
Jazz Standard
A Foggy Day
Jazz Standard
Autumn Leaves
Jazz Standard
All the Things You Are
Jazz Standard
In a Sentimental Mood
Jazz Standard
Dream a Little Dream of Me
Jazz Standard
I Can Give You Anything But Love
Jazz Standard
My One and Only Love
Jazz Standard
Smoke Gets into Your Eyes
Jazz Standard
For All We Know
Jazz Standard
Lullaby of Birdland
Jazz Standard
My Romance
Jazz Standard
Route 66
Jazz Standard
I Could Write a Book
Jazz Standard
You Don't Know What Love Is
Jazz Standard
Love is Here to Stay
Jazz Standard
But Not For Me
Jazz Standard
The Man I Love
Jazz Standard
Satin Doll
Jazz Standard
Bye Bye Blackbird
Jazz Standard
Blue Bossa
Jazz Standard
You and the Night and the Music
Jazz Standard
Isn't it Romantic
Jazz Standard
Misty
Jazz Standard
My Favorite Things
Jazz Standard
My Funny Valentine
Jazz Standard
Take Five
Jazz Standard
There is No Greater Love
Jazz Standard
Stella By Starlight
Jazz Standard
There'll Never Be Another You
Jazz Standard
Smile
Jazz Standard
When You're Smiling
Jazz Standard
Lover Man
Jazz Standard
I Got Rhythm
Jazz Standard
Night and Day
Jazz Standard
Honeysuckle Rose
Jazz Standard
Someday My Prince Will Come
Jazz Standard
Mack the Knife
Jazz Standard
All of Me
Jazz Standard
Sweet Georgia Brown
Jazz Standard
On the Sunny Side of the Street
Jazz Standard
Take the A Train
Jazz Standard
When the Saints Go Marchin' In
Jazz Standard
New York New York
Jazz Standard
Don't Get Around Much Anymore
Jazz Standard
How High the Moon
Standard
It Don't Mean a Thing
Jazz Standard
Tea for Two
Jazz Standard
Summertime
Jazz Standard
The Shadow of Your Smile
Jazz Standard
Them There Eyes
Jazz Standard
Brazil
Bossa Nova / Brazilian
Gentle Rain
Bossa Nova / Brazilian
Corcovado
Bossa Nova / Brazilian
Once I Loved
Bossa Nova / Brazilian
Aqua Ge Beber
Bossa Nova / Brazilian
Meditation
Bossa Nova / Brazilian
How Insensitive
Bossa Nova / Brazilian
Girl from Ipanema
Bossa Nova / Brazilian
Black Orpheus
Bossa Nova / Brazilian
One Hand One Heart
Wedding Favorites
Wedding Song
Wedding Favorites
You Raise Me Up
Wedding Favorites
WORLD MUSIC
LATIN / ITALIAN / IRISH / FRENCH / RUSSIAN / JEWISH / KLEZMER / TANGOS / GIPSY JAZZ / BLUEGRASS
Besamemucho
Spanish / Latin
La Bamba
Spanish / Latin
Guantanamera
Spanish / Latin
Godfather theme
Italian
Tarantella
Italian
Volare
Italian
Por Una Cabeza
Tango from "Scent of a Woman"
El Choclo
Tango
Greensleeves
Irish
Danny Boy
Irish
When Irish Eyes are Smiling
Irish
Irish Jig / Reel
Irish
Blackberry Blossom
Bluegrass
Orange Blossom
Bluegrass
Big Sandy River
Bluegrass
Ragtime Annie
Bluegrass
Fisher's Hornpipe
Bluegrass)
La Vi En Rose
French - E. Piaf
Hymne a L'amour
French - E. Piaf
Sous Le Xiel De Paris
French - E. Piaf
I Will Wait For You
French
Midnight in Moscow
Russian
Dark Eyes
Russian / Gipsy Jazz
Those Were the Days
Russian / Gipsy Jazz
Minor Swing
Gipsy Jazz
Nuages
Gipsy Jazz
Djangology
Gipsy Jazz
Swing Gitane
Gipsy Jazz
I've Found a New Baby
Gipsy Jazz
Bei Mir Bist Du Schoen
Klezmer / Gipsy Jazz
Joseph Joseph
Klezmer / Gipsy Jazz
Sunrise Sunset
Jewish
If I Were a Rich Man
Jewish
Tum Balalaika
Jewish
My Yiddishe Mama
Jewish
Hava Nagilah
Klezmer
Simantov Mazeltov
Klezmer
Chassidic Medley
Klezmer
Harmonica
Klezmer
Hevenu Shalom Alehem
Klezmer
Od Yishama
Klezmer
Yosis Olayich
Klezmer
Bashana
Klezmer
Oy Yoy Yoy
Klezmer
Sisi Yet Yerushalaim
Klezmer
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Jewish
Jerusalem of Gold
Jewish
Shalom Aleichem Waltz
Jewish
POP / ROCK
CONTEMPORARY MUSIC
Blue Moon
Pop / Rock
Isn't She Lovely
Pop / Rock
Love Me Tender
Pop / Rock
Georgia On My Mind
Pop / Rock
Are You Lonesome Tonight
Pop / Rock
Can't Help Falling In Love
Pop / Rock
Only You
Pop / Rock
I Fall to Pieces
Pop / Rock
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Pop / Rock
Hallelujah
Pop / Rock
Annie's Song
Pop / Rock
Brown Eyed Girl
Pop / Rock
Ain't No Sunshine When She's Gone
Pop / Rock
Tears in Heaven
Pop / Rock
Moondance
Pop / Rock
Crazy Love
Pop / Rock
Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out
Pop / Rock
The Sound of Silence
Pop / Rock
How Sweet it is to be Loved by You
Pop / Rock
This Masquerade
Pop / Rock
Killing Me Softly With His Song
Pop / Rock
I Just Called to Say I Love You
Pop / Rock
You are the Sunshine of My Life
Pop / Rock
Don't Know Why
Pop / Rock
Because
Pop / Rock
In My Life
Pop / Rock
Something
Pop / Rock
Yesterday
Pop / Rock
Michelle
Pop / Rock
Here There and Everywhere
Pop / Rock
When I'm 64
Pop / Rock
All You Need is Love
Pop / Rock
Here Comes the Sun
Pop / Rock
I Will
Pop / Rock
And I Love Her
Pop / Rock
Norwegian Wood
Pop / Rock
Hey Jude
Pop / Rock
With a Little Help From My Friends
Pop / Rock
Oh Darling
Pop / Rock
Twist and Shout
Pop / Rock
Get Back
Pop / Rock
Stand By Me
Pop / Rock
Superstition
Pop / Rock
I Wish
Pop / Rock
Let It Be
Pop / Rock
I Can't Stop Loving You
Pop / Rock
Respect
Pop / Rock
Signed Sealed Delivered
Pop / Rock
Let's Stay Together
Pop / Rock
Can't Buy Me Love
Pop / Rock
Natural Woman
Pop / Rock
Billy Jean
Pop / Rock
I Feel Good
Pop / Rock
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag
Pop / Rock
At Last
Pop / Rock
On Broadway
Pop / Rock
What's going On
Pop / Rock
Kiss
Pop / Rock
In Your Eyes
Pop / Rock
Every Breath You Take
Pop / Rock
Fields of Gold
Pop / Rock
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Pop / Rock
I'm a Believer
Pop / Rock
Viva La Vida
Pop / Rock
Bitter Sweet Symphony
Pop / Rock
Harvest
Pop / Rock
Chasing Cars
Pop / Rock
Tupelo Honey
Pop / Rock
Storybook Love
Pop / Rock
Tiny Dancer
Pop / Rock
One (U2)
Pop / Rock
All I Want is You (U2)
Pop / Rock
Shipping out to Boston
Pop Rock - from "Departed"
CHRISTMAS MUSIC
HOLIDAY FAVORITES!
The Christmas Song
Holiday Music
Frosty the Snow Man
Holiday Music
The Most Wonderful Time of the Year
Holiday Music
Jingle Bell Rock
Holiday Music
Jingle Bells
Holiday Music
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Holiday Music
God Rest You Merry Gentleman
Holiday Music
Angels We Have Heard on High
Holiday Music
White Christmas
Holiday Music
Silent Night
Holiday Music
Let it Snow
Holiday Music
Away in a Manger
Holiday Music
I'll be Home for Christmas
Holiday Music
Sleigh Ride
Holiday Music
Auld Lang Syne
Holiday Music
Rudolph
Holiday Music
Joy to the World
Holiday Music
O Christmas Tree
Holiday Music
We Wish U a Merry Christmas
Holiday Music
String Quartet
Swing Band
Classical Duo
Chamber Music Duo
Classical Trio
Jazz Trio
Chamber Music Trio
Top 40 Trio
Chamber Music Quartet
Jazz Ensemble
Wedding Band
Classical Quartet
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note International Strings will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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