About RSQ

Professional musicians from Richmond, VA providing music for corporate events, social gatherings, and weddings. Please email us at [email protected] or call at 202-465-2310 for information on rates and bookings.

String Poets is a highly-acclaimed professional string ensemble

We have created the perfect music setting for hundreds of social events by integrating unique musical selections into cherished traditions. We work closely with our clients to select the best music for their taste and for the occasion.

We perform in a variety of ensembles:

  • String Quartert (two violinists, one violist, one cellist)
  • String Trio (one violinist, one violist, one cellist)
  • Flut Trio (one flutist, one violist, one cellist)
  • String Duo (one violinist, one cellist; one violinist, one guitarist)
  • Solo performance (varies)

String Poets combines artistic excellence, professionalism, and experience to make your special occasion more memorable.

Our rates are affordable, and we try to work within each client's budget. For more information regarding booking and rates, please contact us at [email protected] or by phone at  202-465-2310.

String Poets will be a great addition to your:

Wedding ceremony

Whether the traditional "Here Comes the Bride," the equally beautiful Pachelbel "Canon," or another selection from our extensive repertoire, the sound of String Poets will enrich the atmosphere with an ambiance of elegance and sophistication.

Cocktail reception/hors d’oeuvres

Light classics are best. The music does not demand too much attention, but creates a beautiful background.

Dinner

We recommend Baroque and early Classical (Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart). After all, many of these pieces were written specifically for these occasions.

Dancing

Waltzes or tangos are an excellent way to liven up the evening!

Corporate event

String Poets adds just the right touch to an important meeting. We have extensive light classical and popular tunes.

Holiday party

Favorites from the "Nutcracker" suite, Christmas carols, and popular tunes evoke the holiday spirit.

Wine tasting

Start with baroque and early classical, followed by popular tunes and opera arrangements.

Grand Openings

Combination of all styles, depending on acoustics and audience reaction.

Memorial services

Create an unforgettable tribute toward your loved one.

> Real estate open houses

Present a warm, elegant and inviting atmosphere that will surely impress your potential buyers.

Proposals and office serenades

Surprise that special someone in your life by sending the professional romantic String Poets Trio perfect for marriage proposals, anniversaries and valentine’s day!




  

Comments..

The String Poets did an amazing job providing all the music for our wedding, from ceremony processional and recessional to cocktail hour to reception! These musicians are amazing, incredibly professional, and their sound is amazing. They also have an incredible repertoire, and had all of the pieces we wanted for our Jewish ceremony. Radhi Santos, the contact for the String Poets, was fantastic to work with- he was always very approachable and dedicated to making sure that we got exactly the lovely string quartet music we wanted. All in all, fantastic!! I highly recommend them.

rebecca,  

I couldn't have been more pleased. These guys sounded just perfect! They played a non-traditional piece for me as I walked down the aisle - Dvorak's Humoresque No.7 as well as other pieces we selected for the reception. They are finely skilled musicians and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a string trio (they also have a string quartet) for their event.

Tina, Alexandria, VA  
Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail hour

From the first time I contacted Radhi Santos from String Poets, he was confident and enthusiastic about performing the ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding. He listened to what I wanted the atmosphere to be like, and suggested music to create the happy environment I wanted. Radhi was responsive, super professional, and the trio that played at the wedding sounded incredible. When I think back on my wedding day, one of the things I actually remember is the music String Poets was playing. It was nice not having to worry about this part of the wedding; completely worth it!

Natalia,  
Wedding Reception

Thank you all very much for a wonderful performance at our wedding! Your professionalism, timing and etiquette were above reproach. I am just sorry that I wasn't able to enjoy every minute:) As the bride, I was a little busy getting ready and posing for an endless string of photographs. My new husband and I were very, very pleased. Please let all of the musicians know that they were an integral and enjoyable part of our wedding. All the best, Jenn and Bernie

Jenn and Bernie's wedding,  
Jenn and Bernie's Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail hour

Radhi & Company, Kelly and I wanted to offer another word of heartfelt thanks to you guys. We were so pleased with the role (and great music) you played at our wedding celebration last weekend! You helped make it an unforgettable weekend. We will of course recommend you to anyone who asks and we hope we can attend an event in the future that features the String Poets! Our thanks, Dan & Kelly

Dan & Kelly's wedding,  
Dan & Kelly's wedding Wedding and Cocktail hour

Although I didn't even have time to speak to any of the performers on the day of. My family and friends that dealt with them thought very highly of them. The music was perfect for the ceremony and Radhi Santos was very accommodating via email when I was working two jobs before the wedding and had little time to go over things. String Poets definitely added elegance to our special day. Kristin and Todd Frankenfield

-Kristin B,  
Wedding Ceremony

"String Poets are talented and generous. Our memorial service at Wolftrap was a challenge as it included a classical set, a dove release and several secular pieces interspersed within a program. Extraordinary musicians and professionals, the String poets hit every challenging entry, page turn and pause. As a modest singer, I would recommend String Poets to enhance any gig. They make you sound like a star. Their accompaniment to Josh Groban piece ("To Where You Are") was straight from heaven

Melina S, Dulles, VA  
Memorial Cervice

Just wanted to say thank you for the great job you guys did last night. I know I did not get a chance to speak with you, but all of the music sounded amazing! Thanks again for everything :) Best, Rachel

Rachel P.,  
Wedding Ceremony

The String Poets Trio that performed at our wedding reception was exceptional. They were extremely professional, incredibly talented and not only met but exceeded our expectations. They were fabulous and I would recommend them to anyone. They provided a beautiful musical backdrop to our wedding reception. Bravo!!!

-Molly H, Leesburg, VA  
Wedding cocktail hour

Thank you all for making this memorial service beautiful and memorable for all who attended. It is impossible to express one's thanks when there are so many sensibilities to take into account on such an ocassion. Your musicianship and the intelligence of the selections made the day for us all. And thank you for co-ordinating with the organist, Jeffrey Workman, and for working with me. I received your name from Robert Saladini, by the way, for whose father you performed a memorial service. He himself is an organist, and he praised your work. I am so grateful. Adrian Birne.

Adrian Birne, St. Marks Episcopal Church, Washington DC  
Memorial Service

I would like to take this time and thank the String Poets Quartet for their professional and timely service. The songs was just what we wanted, and was played on cue. Thank you.

-Sheila S,  
Wedding Ceremony

Radhi-you all were wonderful!! I want you to know your tip is coming in the mail. Please let me know if you don't get it:) the music was beautiful!!! Olivia and Nicole

Olivia,  
wedding ceremony and cocktail hour

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