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Since 1997, the Fourtissimo String Quartet has provided live music for countless events ranging from parties, funerals, and of course weddings, throughout the entire Northern California region.  We are four professional musicians who also perform with various orchestras and smaller ensembles in the Greater Sacramento area when not performing quartet gigs or teaching music.  We work closely with our clients striving to provide them with the perfect performance, choosing a set list that caters to their personal needs and desires, from a vast music library composed of a comprehensive collection of classical music, some of the most recognizable Broadway show tunes, and even an extensive selection of contemporary music.  Let us help you provide elegance to your event through live music that will create an ambiance of sophistication with a touch of class.

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$550 = first hour (one-hour minimum)
$400 = second hour
$300 = each additional hour

$150 = each half-hour in the case of overtime

For weddings it is very typical for the client to hire us for the ceremony as well as the cocktail hour, which usually retains us for two hours.  Catholic weddings tend to run longer than one hour so we suggest retaining us for 90 minutes for the ceremony alone.

If the event will run longer than expected, overtime, you may certainly ask us to keep performing, but there may be a chance we will not be able to, because of obligations to other clients. If we are able to stay longer there will be an additional fee at half-hour increments.


Events 45 miles or farther from the California State Capitol building require an additional travel fee.  Please inquire for a quote.

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After determining if we are available to perform for your event, you will need to fill out a contract of engagement which spells out all details of the event, including location, date/time of the event, financial obligations, policies, and all pertinent details about your event.  You can download the contract by clicking HERE.


The Fourtissimo String Quartet has a vast collection of string quartet sheet music to choose from that could be requested for any event.  Our library consists of over 1000 pieces from the classical genre and Broadway show tunes, to church hymns and contemporary songs.  Click HERE to download a PDF of our complete song list.



If you are wanting to hire us for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, and reception, you will find a sample set list below of the most requested songs in our library.

Prelude Music

  • Bach - Air

  • Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

  • Vivaldi - Spring

  • Mouret - Rondeau

  • Christina Perri - A Thousand Years

Wedding Party

  • Pachelbel - Canon

  • Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring

  • Haydn - Serenade

Bride’s Procession

  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus

  • Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary

  • Purcell - Trumpet Tune

Special Music (unity candle, flowers to the Virgin Mary)

  • Schubert - Ave Maria

  • Bernstein - One Hand, One Heart

  • Lloyd-Webber - All I Ask of You


  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March

  • Beethoven - Ode to Joy

  • Handel - Hornpipe from “Water Music”

  • Handel - La Rejouissance

Postlude / Cocktail Hour / Reception

  • Bruno Mars - Marry You

  • Taylor Swift - Love Story

  • Etta James - At Last

  • Elvis - Can’t Help Falling in Love With You

  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud, Perfect

  • Earth, Wind, and Fire - September

  • John Legend - All of Me

  • Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon

  • Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E

  • Coldplay - Yellow

  • Elton John - Your Song



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