Providing music to say what words cannot express is the reason Richmond Symphony members formed the Belle Arte String Quartet. Offering personalized, affordable classical music for weddings, receptions, conventions, or other significant special events, the Belle Arte String Quartet is a highly acclaimed ensemble that provides tasteful music to enhance even the magnificent ambiance already present in the many lovely locations in Virginia.
“Sonically and emotionally resonant” –Richmond Times-Dispatch
The Belle Arte String Quartet is an outstanding professional ensemble that Central Virginians have relied upon since its inception in 1984. They have played hundreds of weddings and receptions, each with music personally selected by or tailored to suit the Bride and Groom. Music sets the tone of your day and expresses the emotion and beauty of its creation. If we agree to play for your special event, you will have peace of mind knowing that the music will be taken care of for you without further worry, will reflect your taste, will please your guests, and be of the highest professional quality.
The versatility and wide variety of repertoire have earned it an enviable reputation by those “in the know”, but whether they are playing for a Gubernatorial Inauguration, a Fortune 500 convention, or an intimate, romantic wedding, the unique blend of wonderful antique instruments played by the Belle Arte String Quartet will enhance the gathering.
Composed of the traditional combination of two violins, a viola and a cello, members of the Belle Arte String Quartet have studied at well-known music schools and conservatories and in addition to playing with the Richmond Symphony, have had extensive experience performing in many different situations, including solo recitals by individual members both here and abroad. The Belle Arte String Quartet has played in locations as varied as romantic riverboat cruise ships, to a Grand Opening for a not-quite-completed hotel where musicians were required to wear hard hats while performing.