HOTSTRINGS has provided musicians for over 25 years for every need, including wedding music and music for cocktails and dining. My string quartets, trios, duos and soloists are comprised of the finest professional musicians available in the Philadelphia area, including members of the Philadelphia Orchestra, members of the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra, musicians from the Atlantic City showrooms and the Theater and Opera in Philadelphia and New York.
Orest Artymiw and Richard Hotchkiss are the core of Hotstrings. We have performed on two Grammy® Award winning recordings. We have also played for First Lady Barbara Bush and the Senators wives in Washington D.C. We have performed as part of the Spoleto Festival. We are on many recordings for radio, television and commercial release. Hotstrings provided string section leadership for Joni Mitchell, Rod Stewart, Jimmy Page/Robert Plant, The Moody Blues, Meat Loaf, Roger Daltry, Lyle Lovett and various Electric Factory Concerts productions in Philadelphia, Bethlehem, and Atlantic City. We provided a 70 piece orchestra for the Jubilate Deo Chorale and Orchestra of the Camden Diocese for all of their concerts and recordings from 1993 to 1998. In 2001, the 2001 Maccabiah Games requested a 35 piece string orchestra for the opening ceremony
We have also performed at hundreds of weddings in many different environments, but we never forget that your wedding only comes once and deserves the utmost respect. I personally administer all facets of your music requirements and perform on most engagements. Therefore you and your event will get the attention they deserve.
We will perform any published music that you request. If we don't have it, we'll get it. Unpublished music that needs to be transcribed, is additional.
Let Hotstrings provide the music at your affair.
Richard Hotchkiss (Cello, Leader),
Orest Artymiw (Violin),
Igor Szwec (Violin),
Ellen Trainer (Viola)