Along with the string quartet, the string trio is the most booked ensemble. Trios usually consist of two violinists and a cello player, or one violinist, violist, and cellist. However, we take special requests for trio combinations, substituting a flutist for a violinist.
What’s the difference between a trio and quartet? Both ensembles exude the utmost elegance and excellence in sound quality. The repertoire and song selection isn’t lacking either. There is one less musician, however, in a trio. Therefore, the volume decreases. A trio does not project sound as well as a string quartet or a larger group. But, for many, that’s perfect! If you don’t want the louder and richer sounds of a larger ensemble, the string trio is just right — not too small like a duo or solo instrument and not too big like a quartet or orchestra. A trio provides a nice ambiance for your wedding ceremony or event.
What makes the Charleston Virtuosi string trio special? Our trios know how to get down and boogie with some sweet improvisation. We also have the musical technique to make three instruments sound like four!
Level up your string trio with the addition of a trumpet player. Trumpeters are a popular option for church weddings. The trumpet fills the venue with heavenly sounds, especially when the acoustics echo and reverberate down the aisle and into the courtyard. If a trumpeter is not your style, we can add a guitarist or a pianist. If your wedding venue doesn’t have a piano, we can use our keyboards. Our musicians use the best keyboards on the market! Or, we can arrange a baby grand rental.
Speaking of pianos, give our violin and piano duos a try! Or, hire a solo jazz pianist. For your cocktail hour entertainment, how about adding a Cajon drum box in addition to the string trio? As you can see, the options are endless.
Just a recommendation — we suggest the string trio for smaller venues or weddings if you want to save some money and create the perfect atmosphere for a smaller event. For larger events (200+ guests) and performances over two hours, please book the string quartet. You and your guests will love the larger ensemble!
Check out our videos below.
Wedding Ceremony at Alhambra Hall
Cocktail Hour at the Ford Plantation in Georgia
Billy Breathes – Phish (music sample for our client)
String Trio & Trumpet Player (wedding ceremony at First Baptists Church)
String Trio & Trumpet Player
Canon in D
String Pop Covers (recorded at William Aiken House)
Strings Cajon Drum Box
Flute Violin Cello Trio (performing at St. Luke’s Chapel)
Guitar Violin Cello Trio
Charleston Virtuosi Photos