Meet the Camerata String Quartet
Together since the 1990s, this Madison Wisconsin based quartet enjoys providing music for your special event; wedding ceremonies, receptions, private parties and elegant occasions.
We have been playing together for almost 20 years and have been playing professionally in other music ensembles and symphony orchestras for over 35 years.
You can relax and enjoy your day knowing the music is in the hands of experienced professionals
who will perform beautifully in any setting.
You all were absolutely amazing! Thank you for setting the sound track to the best day of our lives! You helped set the stage for moments we'll always remember!
Britt and Brit (2021)
The Camerata String Quartet provided music for a reception at a Conference National State Legislatures held in the Wisconsin Historical Society's national historic landmark Beauxs Arts headquarters building. Their presence and musical acumen was a perfect fit for both our guests and the opulent marble-lines space. The music was refined, light, and deliciously sophisticated, adding an aspect of beauty and refinement to the festivities. I couldn't recommend them highly enough to anyone looking to bring a touch of class and conviviality to their event. June, 2019
The Camerata String Quartet was wonderful! My husband and I were blown away by how beautiful the music for our wedding ceremony was. Not only was the music incredible, but Leyla was a joy to work with. She was so helpful during the planning stages of the ceremony music and she worked well coordinating with our church music director. She understood our music vision and was incredibly professional in advocating for us when difficulties arose with the ceremony venue. Camerata Strings learned how to play an incredible version of "Rewrite the Stars" for our recessional song and it was one of the most special and personal touches of our wedding day! Thank you for sharing your beautiful music with us and being part of making our day perfect!
Brynn J. (Aug. 2018)
Leyla, Maureen, Liz, and Amy from Camerata String Quartet are beyond amazing for any type of event! We hired them for our wedding in Door County this past August. We first met them at a wedding expo in January right after getting engaged. We only had our venue booked at this point and were still looking to decide on everything else! The were the best thing to come from that expo, and only vendor who we met there who we actually ended up hiring. From the second they played "Here Comes the Sun" for us we both knew we needed to hire them. My now husband had randomly selected it off of their song list. At this point we hadn't even discussed music yet or any songs for the ceremony. However, when we walked away after meeting them we both turned to each other saying we should hire them and that "Here Comes the Sun" would be the perfect song for me to walk down the aisle to. My only regret on the day of our wedding is that I didn't get to personally hear more of their music! I really only got to enjoy the song I walked down to, the music during the ceremony, and the song we walked out to. And then during the cocktail hour we were too preoccupied thanking everyone for coming that we didn't really take a chance to just listen to the music. So my one suggestion on the day of your wedding or event would be to go over to where the quartet is playing and just listen to 2-3 songs before going back to join your guests. I really wish we would have done that. We would definitely hire Camerata String Quartet again in the future if we ever have an event where we need music!
I hired Camerata for my wedding for 5 hours of total music. Leyla and her group, were a total joy to work with. My husband and I were very particular with our music selections (from their song list), and they were very encouraging of this because they wanted us to have exactly what we wanted. Additionally, the group is super experienced in weddings and made many operational "good calls" on our big day ... Which was so awesome, because it was one less thing for me to think about. If you have more than one location you need music for, they will also negotiate with you. We found their pricing to be really reasonable. Everyone told us they loved the string music.
At The Edgewater, December, 2018
Seven Steps at First Lutheran in Middleton WI October, 2018
Monona Terrace Fantasy Wedding, Sept. 2020
At Over the Vines in Edgerton, August 2018
The Camerata String Quartet was AMAZING. Their website was easy to navigate through and their business manager and violinist, Leyla, was great to work with. Leyla and the group played a special arrangement that we requested for the processional. Everything was mapped-out prior to the wedding day using forms that the quartet developed, which gave me confidence that we were all on the same page. They were on-time and delivered everything that they promised the day of our wedding. They played beautifully! I am so grateful to this talented group of musicians.
Thank you!!!! Danica L. (Sept., 2017)
We loved having the Camerata Quartet at our wedding! The music was beautiful, and they were very accommodating...they allowed us to have a family member sing with them, making the day even more personal and special. I would definitely recommend them to anyone! Elyse Z, (Aug, 2017)
From start to finish, Camerata String Quartet could not have been better. They were great to work with and were helpful in every possible aspect of our music program----song selection, explaining what types of music worked best for the different times throughout the service, and buying sheet music and learning a new song for my daughter's wedding. The song "I Choose You" has been a favorite for a long time and the beauty of the melody, beat and words were so touching. It couldn't have been more beautiful. Many of our guests commented on what a nice touch the string quartet added. By far, the money spent on the quartet play were the best spent dollars out of everything we did for the wedding. I would have them play again at any event hosted. They are true PROFESSIONALS!!!! Again, a huge thank you to all of them for the touch of elegance they gave to my daughter's wedding!!!!
Lori D. (May, 2018)
We cannot thank Camerata Strings enough for the beautiful music on our wedding day! We were so impressed with the songs and special arrangement! You were incredible to work with--especially being out of state. Thank you again!
Jenni and Chad T.
We loved having you play for our daughter's wedding. You were wonderful and we had so many compliments. We also appreciated the prompt communication whenever we needed it. Jocelyn and Tony's special day was certainly more lovely because of you. Jayne M. (April, 2017)
We host monthly house concerts at our River Arts on Water Gallery in Prairie du Sac and were fortunate to have Camerata Quartet perform for us in 2013. The music was absolutely beautiful and they were such a delight to work with. We would certainly have them back again and would highly recommend this quartet for any type of event. Lindsey G.J.
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Thank you so much for making our ceremony so beautiful! We enjoyed the arrangements very much, as did our guests! Thank you for being so pleasant, professional and helpful. Our wedding was perfect. We hope you enjoyed the beauty of Over the Vines!
With love, Stephanie & Tyler L. (August, 2018)
CSQ played at our wedding ceremony, and they were absolutely spectacular. They were so wonderful to work with leading up to the wedding - very communicative and helpful. The day of the wedding their music was absolutely breathtaking. Thank you again for making our day so special!
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Olbrich Gardens; Madison, Wisconsin
Tapioca Creations Video January, 2018
Oakwood University Woods Arts Center
We recently had the pleasure of working with the Camerata String Quartet for our wedding. If you want consummate professionals that play at the highest level, these are the guys. Our event had a very complicated music schedule that included 46 different musicians. The quartet played on their own but also accommodated a special request to accompany a 6-piece core ensemble which included them learning a couple tunes for the event. They are a delight to listen to and just as good at the business side by making everything easy for you. If there were a sixth star, I'd leave it! Clay K., Madison (August, 2018)
Camerata String Quartet was exceptionally helpful and understanding in organizing their contribution to my mother's memorial service. Their performance was outstanding....not only the amazing talent in the group, but the pieces they chose with our guidance and they played along with the organ spontaneously in a wonderful way. Many guests commented on how beautiful their performance was. The warm and caring way Leyla communicated under these circumstances was also so appreciated. Highly recommend this group for any special occasion! Kristina H.
Wedding flowers at Riverstone,
Wedding flowers at The Farm,
A cosplay wedding on Monona Terrace, Madison
A family selects music they would like to hear from CSQ at the 2019 Wedding Planner and Guide Wedding Show January, 2019
Concert Performance as part of Friday Noon Musicale
First Unitarian Society, Madison, WI February, 2020
An assist from the ring bearer. September, 2016
Monona Terrace Rooftop June 2018
Country wedding in Darlington, Wisconsin
Room with a View. Coopers Tavern on the Capitol Square May 2018
A beautiful September, 2017 wedding at the Janesville Rotary Gardens.
Elegant and intimate Gates of Heaven wedding, June 2018
Madison Club for a cozy wedding in May, 2019
Camerata String Quartet discussing the program with the officiant.
Olbrich Gardens August, 2016
Beautiful wedding at The Fields Reserve in Stoughton in June, 2019
June 2021 at The Overture Center in Madison Photo courtesy: Paul Gero Photography
August 2021 at The Legend at Bergamont in Oregon WI