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Musical Heart Strings

Classical Quartet from Martinez, CA - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$475 - $1900 per event
Musical Heart Strings is a professional string ensemble (or string ensemble with piano) founded by Kerry Borgen and Gretchen Egen, who have been performing together for over sixteen years. Possible ensemble configurations include string duo, trio, and quartet with the larger ensembles featuring a fuller, richer sound. We also have the unique ability to add piano/keyboard to any of these combinations. Our supreme ensemble is our string quartet, consisting of two violins, viola and cello. This offers the fullest sound that is classy and elegant with a touch of adventure to keep you wanting more. We can play acoustically or with amplification.

We have been performing together for over sixteen years and offer an extensive repertoire. Our list includes classical, jazz, contemporary pop, rock and roll and even some heavy metal. Influenced by the Vitamin String Quartet, we arrange most of the music ourselves, making them exclusive covers performed only by Musical Heart Strings. We can add foot percussion while we play our instruments to make our ensemble sound more like a 'band', especially perfect for receptions and parties.

We are available for hire for any gathering: weddings, parties, memorials, funerals, corporate events, or even for serenading a romantic dinner for two or wedding proposal. Feel free to browse our site and listen to the sound bites for an idea of how we sound. If you wish to hear a piece that is not highlighted, we can record a sound bite on our list especially for you (at no charge).

We can be found on YouTube playing an elegant Pachelbel Canon. We also have over 30 birthday videos on YouTube where we merged the birthday song with favorite tunes. We can be hired to create these 'YouTune-O-Grams' for someone special. We love what we do and our goal is to make all of your dreams come true on your very special day.


With Music in our Hearts,
Kerry Borgen, violin
Gretchen Egen, cello
Megan Pokorney, viola
Matt Smart, piano/keyboard
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10+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2013!
2013 - Top Classical Quartet

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Musical heart strings played as a strong trio for our wedding, and we couldn't be happier! It was very much "set it and forget it"... We told them a free songs we wanted, and gave them free reign for everything else... It was PERFECT!

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Musical Heart Strings are an amazing group! We worked with many vendors for our wedding and they were easily the BEST vendors to work with -- the most responsive, accommodating, flexible, and genuinely interested in making our day amazing! And they did! The musical talent is superb! They had to work with intense wind in an outdoor venue overlooking the SF bay AND they escorted our guests to the cocktail hour, playing and dancing as they went. They also learned a special song for us and played it beautifully. This is the best musical group, with amazing heart, talent, and genuine desire to make any event perfect. Thank you Musical Heart Strings!

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The ladies could not have been kinder, easier to work with, or better received by our guests, which ranged from grandmothers in their 90s to 20-somethings that geeked out hard when they performed the Game of Thrones theme song. Incredible repertoire spanning the elegant and expected to playful and unexpected. And they even stayed longer that night when we decided we wanted them to play during dinner at the last minute. Very heartily recommend them to any other bride.

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2016
Dec
17
Wedding
Oakland, CA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
Jan
19
Birthday Party (Adult)
Fairfield, CA
5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2016
Jun
4
Wedding
Monterey, CA
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Oct
25
Wedding
Sonoma, CA
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2015
Sep
6
Wedding
Sausalito, CA
4:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2015
Aug
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
San Francisco, CA
2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
2015
Aug
1
Wedding Ceremony
San Francisco, CA
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2015
Jun
20
Wedding Ceremony
Hopland, CA
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM
A Thousand Years
C.Perri
Air from a Orchestral Suite No 3
J.S. Bach
Air From Water Music Suite
G.F. Handel
Alejandro
Lady Gaga/N.Khayat
All of Me (John Legend)
T.Gad/J.Stephens
All You Need Is Love
J.Lennon/P.McCartney
Allegro Maestoso "Hornpipe"
G.F Handel
As Tears Go By (Rolling Stones)
M Jagger/K. Richards/A.L.Oldham
As Time Hoes By
H. Hupfeld
At Last
M.Gordon/H.Warren
String Quartet
Acoustic Duo
Classical Duo
Pop Duo
Classic Rock Duo
Top 40 Duo
Acoustic Trio
Classical Trio
Rock Trio
Jazz Quartet
Classical Quartet
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Musical Heart Strings will also travel to Concord, Pleasant Hill, Benicia, Port Costa, Lafayette, Walnut Creek, Crockett, Canyon, Hercules, Orinda, Rodeo, Moraga, Pinole, Rheem Valley, Vallejo, Clayton, Berkeley, El Sobrante, Pittsburg, Alamo, El Cerrito, Albany, Oakland, Richmond, San Pablo, Diablo, Piedmont, Danville, Emeryville, Birds Landing.
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