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. 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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Serves New York, NY

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7 years in business

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

Exceptional 5.0

8 reviews


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Ureem J.

Music Entertainment

Vintage String was very responsive! They also understood the request really well, and were willing to be as accommodative as possible! Additionally, I asked them to put two Pakistani pop songs to music via violin - they did a phenomenal job performing such unique songs! Made my bride tear up as she walked down the aisle. Aside from unique requests, Vintage String has a large portfolio of songs they perform ranging from traditional to contemporary pieces. Highly recommend them to anyone looking to add music to their special event!!
Mar 23, 2021
James D.

Coordinating with Diane and Vanessa was such an ease and so enjoyable! They were great with responding to emails and made us feel so comfortable and assured us that the duo was gonna make our wedding so special and indeed they were. They played prelude, cocktail hour, and a song during our ceremony. They were so prompt and amazing and put such a special touch to our memorable day. So many guests commented on how beautiful they sounded and looked as a part of the ceremony. Their repertoire was so vast covering pop music, 80's hits, classical songs. We were so happy with working with them and the product they provided 10 stars out of 5! Feel free to reach out with specific questions!
Jun 28, 2021
Roger S.

Music Entertainment

I would recommend vintage strings, they were professional and very responsive, the violinist that was sent was a true professional and played beautifully, made my private event that much better
Jan 24, 2021
Nicole p.

I couldn’t have asked for anything better. They put together a beautiful version of a song I requested for our wedding song. They played outdoors and the sound was incredible. I was able to make my own song selections as well as pick from an extensive list of songs they have performed in the past. Organizing and communicating with Vintage Strings was smooth and professional. I would use them again and I honestly wish I had nixed the DJ and had Vintage Strings play for the dancing portion as well and had them handle all of the music for the wedding. They really provided a unique and special atmosphere for my wedding.
Jan 8, 2021
Lorenzo F.

I’ve had the opportunity to work with and listen to Vintage String music many times. All I can say is that they are amazing! Great music selection like their description states from Beethoven to Beyoncé. If your looking for a great live music experience for any of you events, than look no further. The value, music and energy they bring is outstanding! I highly recommend!
Jan 1, 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, we like to set up a meeting in person or over the phone to dive into details. We are 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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