About Arion:

Arion String Ensembles have quickly established themselves as the leading provider of string quartet and chamber music for all of Cleveland, Akron, and all Northeast Ohio and Michigan. The Arion String Ensembles began as a string quartet in 1998, and have quickly grown in versatility to include a variety of ensembles, with the flexibility to perfectly fit any event. We specialize in string quartets, string trios, string duos, and soloists.

Our performers' vast musical experience has also included everything from classical tours of Europe and South America, to performances with Marvin Hamlisch, Anne Murray, Kanye West, Pharrell, Barry Manilow, Doc Severinsen and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra. Choosing Arion gives you the comfort and security that comes with hiring true professional musicians.

Having performed all over the country, and in many parts of the world, the Arion Ensembles are made up of professional musicians with the best musical educations available. Arion ensembles has a group to fit any event. We offer duos, trios, quartets and solo artists. We are also happy to collaborate with other musicians whether they be organists, trumpeters, or vocalists.

Our quartets have played for hundreds of wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as for visiting dignitaries.

Client Testimonials:

I just want to say I thought the musicians were fantastic.  They sounded tremendous and their music was crisp (at least from what I can remember from the blur of my wedding day).  I could not have hoped for 4 strings to sound better.  We are quite grateful for the excellent quality of the musicians you provided.  I will happily recommend your company to anyone who is in need of such services.- Rachel, 6/20/09 (String Quartet)

Thanks Rachel – everything went extremely well. We received a lot of compliments, and I would recommend you to anyone! It was nice working with you. -Shannon, 10/17/09 (String Quartet)

Dear Rachel,I am sorry that I don't get to meet you after the wedding. I was hoping I could tell you how wonderful you sounded! You have a gorgeous tone. And the expression and phrasing you put into the music was exquisite. Thank you very much for making my wedding so beautiful and memorable! I am looking forward to meeting you or even working with you in the future. Thanks again for your beautiful work!Gratefully,-Julia 10/10/09(Solo Violin)

This group was fantastic, they played beautifully and made my dream of a string quartet come true. It was exactly how I had pictured it in my head since I was a little girl. When I heard them begin Canon in D for my entrance it actually made me tear up because it was just so soothing and beautiful. Their manager was also very helpful in the planning stages, she made me (a very nervous bride) feel at ease. I highly recommend them!
-Rachel T, 8/23/2008 (String Quartet)

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Frequently Asked Questions:

Do you play outside?

Yes! We are happy to perform outdoors and do so many times each year. Our only stipulation is that we have some shade from direct sunlight, and protection from precipitation and/or cold weather, due to the fragility of the instruments we perform on.

I would like to book a group for the entire day to perform at a number of different times, is there a way to do this? (i.e. brunch before wedding, wedding, cocktail hour, reception) Yes, we do offer our clients the option to book for the entire day rather than booking each individual event separately.

The Arion String Ensembles are highly regarded and highly recommended, and we look forward to working with you.

 

 

I want to thank you for sending the Trio to our Singles Dinner at the Kalahari this year. The feedback I have received so far is outstanding! I know it had to be moved inside due to the weather, but that did not detract from the experience. Basically what I have been told is that the music without the dinner would have been worth it! So thank you and all three in the trio for a wonderful performance. We will be back at the Kalahari next year in September and may want to use your musicians again. I cannot thank you enough. -Carol, 10/7/09 (String Trio)

We all want to thank you for the really wonderful music at our daughter's wedding.  It was jusst perfect, Rachel, and added so much to their big day.  If you ever need a referral I would be honored!! Regards, Nancy, 10/3/09 (String Trio)

We had a very wonderful experience with Arion. They were fantastic! They played at our wedding and we received so many compliments on how wonderful they were. We would MOST definitely recommend them to everyone!!!!  -Todd, 9/29/2007 (String Duo)

One Word- FABULOUS! -Holly, 8/18/2007 (String Quartet)

Arion Ensembles was wonderful! Rachel was very friendly and helpful! I was apprehensive about booking a quartet online but Arion Ensembles did a beautiful job and I would highly recommend them to anyone! Thanks for helping make our day perfect! -Joann , 10/11/2008 (String Quartet)

Arion Strings Ensembles did an excellent and professional job. The music was the outstanding; the Ave Maria actually brought tears to my wife. We would not hesitate to recommend Arion Strings Ensembles to anyone. I'm glad I booked them. -Rick P, 5/19/2007

 

Can you perform music outside of your listed repertoire?

Yes! We are always happy to add to our repertoire. If we are able to find sheet music we are able to play it.

I would like you to perform with the organist at the church, or perhaps with a singer, is this something you can do?

We are happy to perform with additional musicians outside of our group. We would only need to charge additional fees if the rehearsal time would require additional time outside of the ceremony timeline stated in the performer agreement.

 

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