Cadenza Strings is a group of talented and experienced musicians providing live classical music for weddings, receptions and other events. Choose between our large variety of ensembles, including the Cadenza String Quartet, Cadenza String Trio, Cadenza String Duo (violin & cello, violin & harp, violin & guitar or 2 violins), and Cadenza Strings soloists, with or without piano accompaniment. Our wide classical repertoire can also expand to accommodate pops requests.
Founded in 2004 by violinist Brenna Hardy-Kavanagh and cellist Sonya Matoussova, Cadenza Strings maintains a roster of experienced musicians recognized for their talent, dedication, and high standard of playing. Trained at some of the most prestigious music schools throughout Canada and the United States, including McGill University, the Glenn Gould School, and the Juilliard School of Music, they have also studied at many highly acclaimed summer institutions, including:
* Banff Centre for the Arts (Banff, Alberta)
* Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme (Aldeburgh, UK)
* Domaine Forget Summer Music Academy (St. Irenée, Québec)
* Encore School for Strings (Cleveland, Ohio)
* Morningside Music Bridge (Calgary, Alberta)
* National Academy Orchestra (Hamilton, Ontario)
* National Youth Orchestra of Canada
* Orchestre Bavière-Québec (Montréal, Québec & Munich, Germany)
* Orchestre de la Francophonie (Montréal, Québec)
* Orford Arts Centre (Magog, Québec)
* Pinchas Zukerman's Young Artists' Program (Ottawa, Ontario)
* Schleswig-Holstein Orchestral Academy (Schleswig-Holstein, Germany)
* Schlern International Music Festival (Voels, Italy)
* ScotiaFest (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
* Texas Music Festival (Houston, Texas)
* Tiberius International Chamber Music Festival (Targu Mures, Romania)
In addition to Montreal, Cadenza Strings will also travel to Saint-laurent, Verdun, Taschereau, Jacques-cartier, Longueuil, Lachine, Lafleche, Sainte-catherine, Barrette, Kahnawake, La Prairie, Saint-hubert, Saint-martin, Delson, Laval, Saint Constant, Saint-constant, Boucherville, Chateauguay, Roxboro, Pointe-claire, Saint-mathieu, Sainte-marie-de-laval, Terrebonne, Domaine-des-hauts-bois, Mercier, Saint-isidore-de-la Prairie, Chambly, Saint-basile-le-grand, Saint-eustache
and many other locations in and around the Montreal area.
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