Hitoshi was my brother in law and his wife's cellist (September '12) at the Ritz-Carlton in Dana Point, as well as for mine and my wife (December '12) at the Balboa Bay Club and Resort. He was on time for both events, and played beautifully for both of our weddings. My wife had made some requests for specific songs, and he accommodated and played them wonderfully. We were very pleased and happy to have him as a part of our weddings. Having Hitoshi as our cellist was romantic and classy for our ceremony and cocktail hour. He is VERY reasonably priced for the quality of work he puts out. You won't regret it!!!