Vintage String Music
Vintage String Music

Vintage String Music

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Introduction: VINTAGE STRING celebrates the best in all musical genres with “Throwbacks from Beethoven to Beyoncé.” We are classically trained musicians who perform and embrace a huge range of musical styles. We perform in a range of ensembles to meet every vision and every budget. We are Boston-based and serve all of New England, including the Cape and Islands. VINTAGE STRING is founded and managed by Vanessa Buttolph and Diane Hastings. Diane and Vanessa are classically-trained string players who perform everywhere from the neighborhood pub to the national touring stage with acts like Josh Groban, Michael Bublé, & the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. We specialize in genres that aren’t typically associated with strings, such as R&B and hip-hop, through original arrangements and medleys of iconic songs by artists like Beyoncé, TLC, and Outkast. In addition to these dynamic original “blends,” we also stay true to our classical roots, and perform the celebrated classical music of the 17th-21st centuries. VINTAGE STRING performs engaging live shows at bars and breweries as a pop trio of violin, viola, and drums. Check out our website to find out when you can catch us at a live show! Our live pop shows with our signature original medleys are a great fit for cocktail hours, wedding dinners and receptions, engagement parties, and other festive events. For weddings or special events, VINTAGE STRING will work with you closely to understand your vision and recommend the ensemble and musical selections that will bring a perfect ambiance and style. We can perform as a string solo, duo, trio, or quartet. We also have the option to add vocals, guitars, amplification and custom arrangements. VINTAGE STRING strives to ensure that every event is customized perfectly for each client and their unique vision. Our repertoire list is constantly growing and covers a range of styles- Classical, Pop, Soul, Hip-Hop, R&B, Traditional, Rock, Country, Movie Soundtracks, and more.

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22 years in business

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Customers rated this pro highly for professionalism, work quality, and responsiveness.

Exceptional 5.0

33 reviews


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Dina k.

Music Entertainment

WOW I was SO IMPRESSED. Super responsive and easy to schedule - and the music and songs were just perfect - oldies, classical and opera for my parents who love music and have such eclectic taste. They loved it, brava!
May 3, 2021
Fritz R.

Music Entertainment

I was looking for a string ensemble (classical) for a small, outdoor, family burial ceremony. From the beginning to end, Diane Hastings was responsive, timely, detailed and understood what I was looking for. She understood what I was seeking to achieve and gave me support and good suggestions for specific pieces and arrangements. She also arranged a 15 minute prelude sequence that she picked and it was perfect. This was an outside ceremony, high on a windy hill on a clear day (under Covid) challenges and Vintage String was just perfect. Beautiful music and very sensitive understanding musicans. Everyone who attended had continue to remark on their role in this sad ceremony
Aug 29, 2020
Ashley A.

Music Entertainment

Diane is an exceptional violinist. Her professionalism was just superb. I hired her for surprise virtual birthday party for my mom. Due to the pandemic I was not able to be present in person. Diane truly united our world through the beautiful music. All angels have violins 🎻!!!! We are so thankful for Diane. She was able to bring my vision to life even through the rain! Every moment was heavenly. Thank you, Diane!
Aug 17, 2020
Dawn S.

Music Entertainment

I came across Vintage Strings in my last minute search for wedding music as my original plan fell through due to COVID. Diane was wonderful in every aspect. She was prompt with information, has a genuine love for music and the desire to provide a exceptional experience. Although we decided on a different style of music in the end, it was a very difficult decision to make after I listened to Diane and her group play. I will definitely keep them in my contacts for future events and referrals!
Jul 24, 2020
Samantha M.

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Diane and Vanessa were an absolute pleasure to work with and have at our wedding. They are so talented and it was incredible their ability to transform our favorite songs into beautiful violin renditions. They did a custom arrangement of Mumford and Sons and Fix You by cold play that were just amazing. They were reliable, early to our event and delivered everything we had hoped for and so much more! I would highly recommend them to give any wedding that special touch that truly makes it a memorable day.
Jun 26, 2021
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Our pricing varies by event length and number of performers. It is my goal to find an approach that works within every budget. Please inquire about your specific event for a customized quote.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    When meeting a new client, I like to set up a meeting in person or over the phone to dive into details. I am committed to getting every detail right and creating a contract that works for both parties.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    VINTAGE STRING represents the highest quality performance. Vanessa and Diane are both classically-trained musicians, graduating from Boston Conservatory and Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music. We only work with a select number of other string players and other musicians who are established and seasoned professionals.

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