I recently met with a wedding couple in my home to choose the music for their upcoming ceremony. As I lifted my violin and began to play through samples of possible music for the bridal procession, the attentive couple showed no particular preference. But then, as I began to play Here Comes the Bride, things changed as I heard the sound of sniffing, and looked up, watching as the bride-to-be took her fiancée’s hand and wiped her tears. Stopping, I asked, “Is that the one?” “Yes, it has to be,” she said, smiling, “I love it!” Her fiancée nodded in agreement. Seeing their perfect satisfaction, I was also satisfied, knowing the moment I had been waiting for had arrived: the music had become personal to the couple and would create just the right ambience for their celebration.
Whether performing traditional works such as Here Come the Bride or Pachelbel’s Canon in D, or your favorite popular tune made by special request, the Cameo String Quartet is ready to accommodate all of your wishes and make the music at your wedding your very own, too.
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First Violinist and Manager
Please enjoy a few comments from our satisfied clients:
We wanted to send you a sincere note of thanks for the beautiful music you played at our wedding at Sahalee Country Club. Your playing was superb, and the music created exactly the kind of atmosphere we had hoped for on our special day. We cannot thank you enough for your presence!
Kevin & Courtney Kirk
We wanted to thank you for being so willing to learn new songs for us! Our wedding was absolutely magical because of your talents - so thank you again from the bottom of our hearts!
Sara & Derek Thein
Jennifer Sokol is a freelance musician in the Seattle area and has performed with groups such as the Seattle Symphony, the Seattle Opera and the Pacific Northwest Ballet Orchestra. She performs recording studio work for Seattle Music, and is a private violin and viola teacher, with a large studio of students. In addition, she is a freelance writer and is the author of her memoir, Six Years of Grace: Caregiving Episodes With My Mother.
Patricia Strange is an active performer of contemporary violin literature and has concertized throughout the USA, Canada, Mexico and Europe. Ms. Strange has held positions in the orchestras of the San Diego Symphony, Opera San Jose, San Jose Ballet, and was Principle Second Violin with the San Jose Symphony. She and her late husband, Allen Strange have published a book entitled The Contemporary Violin; Extended Performance Techniques available from Scarecrow Press. She currently lives on Bainbridge Island, Washington, where she performs chamber music as well as serving as concertmaster of the Bainbridge Symphony Orchestra.
Daniel Wing holds an M.M. in viola performance, "With Highest Distinction", from Indiana University. He played professionally in Europe with the orchestras of Radio Luxembourg and West German Radio (Cologne), among others, and served as Principal Violist in the orchestras of Heidelberg (Germany), the Spoleto Festival (Italy), Sacramento (CA), Evansville (IN) and Charlotte (NC). He currently performs in the Seattle area and throughout the Northwest, as well as music festivals in California and Oregon. In 1988, he joined the Shoreline School District. His orchestras have performed in Carnegie Hall four times, and have taken numerous tours throughout the U.S. Mr. Wing is currently Past-President of the Washington Music Educators Association (WMEA), and Past-President of the Washington String Teachers Association (ASTA). He is a member of the WMEA Hall of Fame, has been named Washington’s "Outstanding String Educator", as well as Shoreline School District "Teacher of the Year”.
Angela Sokol Russell performs as a freelance cellist in the Seattle area, and also teaches a large studio of cello students.
I've had the pleasure of working with Jennifer and Cameo String Quartet to arrange for my wedding ceremony music. Jennifer is a very kind lady who helped us deciding on our bridal music. They've done a fantastic job on our wedding day in playing the music we chose. Not only that, Jennifer was able to accommodate my last minute request to make some adjustments to the bridal entrance music I picked!
It was a pleasure to have Jennifer and her sister play as a string duo for our chapel wedding. Jennifer was so easy to communicate with and knew exactly what to do, the music was beautiful! Very memorable.