We have developed a series of answers to frequently asked questions below for your convenience.
Why hire Landolfi String Quartet and Ensemble?
How do I hire Landolfi Quartet (or Duo or Trio)?
How much does it cost to hire Landolfi?
Do we need to meet in person about the event?
Do you have a cancellation policy?
My wedding ceremony is only 15 minutes. Can I get a discount if it is shorter?
(Note: If you can answer yes to #1 and #2 plus 2 others, your service would probably qualify for the one-hour rate.)
1. A lay official offering a short speech in place of a homily, or none at all
2. No special rituals in the middle, i.e. unity candle, sand ceremony, flower presentation, or readings
3. Fewer than 4 attendants
4. Fewer than 75 guests
5. 15-minute prelude instead of our standard 30-prelude
6. Only 1 postlude following the recessional
7. No receiving line at the ceremony site
8. By the nature of high church services, a wedding at a church with liturgical tradition is likely not eligible for the one-hour rate.
9. Large event venues such as hotels or stadiums are likely not eligible for the one-hour rate due to extra set up restrictions.
Please note that if your wedding starts late and we end up running over time, you will be responsible for the price difference in fee. It could also result in putting a musician under stress if other obligations follow right after the contracted time. If you have any doubt, go with the longer booked time. Better safe than sorry. For more information see our Fees page.
Can I expand to a quartet if I booked a duo or trio?
Help! I need to hire a quartet for tomorrow.
What size ensemble should I hire – duo, trio, or quartet?
Our trio consists of two violins and a cello. Some arrangements work without viola and we have some arrangements specifically for trio. Certain other selections will not work without the viola. When your budget limits you to three players we will notify you if something does not work with only three players.
Our duet usually comprises a violin and a cello. It has the melody and the bass but lacks the inner voices. Fewer tunes work with only the two voices but part of our library does include music for two players. We have more classical repertoire suitable for duo. Much popular music that requires 3-4 parts is not suitable for duo.
A solo instrument such as violin will have melody but little or no harmony.
Do you play for other types of events in addition to weddings?
Do you perform outdoors?
Do you perform outside the St. Louis Metro area?
What do you need to perform at the venue?
Anything else you need at the venue?
Do you need amplification?
Will the music be too loud?
Do you perform at receptions and/or dinners as well as ceremonies?
My wedding and reception are in two different locations. Do you charge for performing in two different venues?
Do you attend wedding ceremony rehearsals?
How early before the event to you arrive?
What happens if the wedding is running late?
We are required to use our church organist. Do you work with organists?
Do you perform with singers or other instrumentalists?
We’d like to have a trumpet play on the processional and/or recessional. Is this possible?
Do I need to select all of the music?
May I request music not on your playlist?
We want contemporary popular music for our wedding. Can you do that?
How will you know when to start the processional music?
Can you perform for a ceremony with a full Catholic Mass?
Do you play Jewish weddings?
Do you play Christmas music for holiday parties?
What kind of music do you play for receptions, cocktails, and dinners?
Do you take breaks?
How will the musicians be dressed?
Is it standard to tip musicians?
Are your musicians professional musicians?
May I review Landolfi String Quartet and Ensemble after the event?
What is the origin of the quartet’s name and when was it founded?
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