Accolades

Verified reviews from what our clientele say about Divertimento……………………………….

 

Divertimento String Quartet played for my son’s wedding on October 7, 2017. I really can’t say enough nice things about this group and the beautiful music they provided. Not only did they play everything we requested beautifully but Keith adapted a piece for strings that my son had requested. I received so MANY positive and complementary comments from the guests! I only wish I had recorded the entire thing; as the ‘mother of the groom’, I was unable to just sit and listen.
Working with Keith via email and phone was flawless and he was always quick to respond. I had to plan this from the west coast and I was a bit nervous how everything would come together; I did not need to worry as they are so very professional. They quickly adapted to a late start of the wedding and everyone commented that Divertimento had saved the day!!
I would, without reservation, recommend Divertimento String Quartet-they truly are A+!!
Janelle Hagen, October 7, 2017 @ Zion Lutheran Church, Akron

AMAZING!
I couldn’t of asked for a better string quartet!
They were absolutely amazing! I highly recommend them!
Abby and T.J. Wedding/Cocktail Hour, September 16, 2017 @ Barrington Golf Club

PROMPT, PROFESSIONAL, PERFECT PERFORMANCES
Divertimento provided amazing music for our wedding ceremony. Not only were they willing and able to perform with little notice, they also took extra time to understand my hopes and expectations. Keith communicated clearly and helped us choose the perfect pieces. The group played beautifully and fit in flawlessly with our ceremony site and feel. I would recommend them to anyone!
Sara Ann McAtee, July 1st, 2017 @ Fairchild Chapel, Oberlin

Thank you so much for performing at Lakeside United Methodist Church. Your music selections were perfect, and your playing was superb. I hope we can host you again as the congregation truly appreciated your talents.
Judith Burchfield, August 20, 2017 @ Lakeside Methodist Church

I cannot say enough of how wonderful it was to have the quartet at my daughters ceremony and cocktail hour! The music was absolutely beautiful. All of our guests, of all ages were in awe of these talented musicians. I wish we had booked them for the entire evening! Thank you thank you thank you Keith and Becky, it was a delight meeting you. Keith, thank you for helping us with the procession I highly recommend Divertmento for any event that you want to take to the next level!!
Tammy Hunger, Wedding/Cocktail Hour for Rachel and Mike, July 1, 2017
@ Tom’s Country Place, Avon

Thank you for being a part of our special day. The music was perfect and our guests complimented you more times than once. Not only was the music outstanding, Divertimento String Quartet was phenomenal to work with. Keith was responsive and accommodating. He willingly coordinated specific music to events at our reception, among many other things! He did everything to make us 100% happy. I would definitely recommend him and his team. Thanks again for taking care of that part of the wedding process and making it worry free for us!
Sincerely, Lexi & Aaron Nussbaum, Reception, June 24, 2017 @ Mt. Hope

The quartet was so nice to have. Thank you for coming and playing for us. The music was beautiful and really helped to set the atmosphere.
Nathan and Kaylee, June 24, 2017 @ Church Of The Lakes, Canton

On time, very professional and sounded amazing !
Everything went very well. They were very responsive. All the music we requested was played. We were all very impressed with the even. It went better than I imagined!
Tim Martin, Cocktail Party, May 20th, 2017

They were wonderful!
Very professional, caring and helpful. They made my daughters wedding beautiful for sure. You can certainly tell they knew what to do. This was my first ever and my last wedding and I needed their lead. Thank you so much!
Nancy Goodright, November 11, 2016 Wedding @ Windows On The River, Cleveland

True Professionals!!!
We were very impressed with Divertimento! As a professional musician, I had high standards for their performance at our wedding and was thoroughly impressed. Their catalog is extensive, they’re easy to work with, they were courteous and professional, and their intonation never faltered! I would definitely recommend them.
Justin & Madeline, October 8, 2016 @ Kingwood Center, Mansfield

Satisfied beyond words!
I would recommend Divertimento String Quartet for any events you may be planning. The compliments I received when they played at my daughters wedding were many and we couldn’t be more happy and pleased with how they sounded and how professional they were! We give them a 10++++
Glenn Gresch, October 1st, 2016 @ Caro’s Party Center, Medina

Awesome Quartet!
Divertimento String Quartet played for our daughter’s wedding on 9/4/16.
Keith is wonderful to work with and the music was fantastic. Our guests all commented on how wonderful and enjoyable the music was and many said they were the best quartet that they have heard. Thanks to you again Keith and the other members of your excellent quartet.
Marti Dechiara, September 4, 2016 @ Creative Chateau, Ashland, OH

My new husband and I were fortunate to have the beautiful music of Divertimento String Quartet for our wedding. Hearing their own rendition of “Wonderful Tonight” as I walked down the aisle with my father added so much emotion to an already moving experience!
I frequently, sometimes frantically exchanged emails with Keith Holliday as the date of the wedding crept closer. He was understanding and accommodating. It really made things easier when it came to planning the day. I am grateful for his willingness to work with my suggestions and appreciative of all his hard work and assistance.
Divertimento’s experience with events like this really allowed me to sleep soundly because of their familiarity of a wedding ceremony. I have not attended many weddings and Keith Holliday helped me remove the guesswork of the order of songs. He was able to suggest appropriate music for different parts of the ceremony. I cannot thank him enough for going above and beyond!
It was impressive to hear and see firsthand the incredible talent of Divertimento, from the composition of a new song to their flawless performance of it in the church only days later! The professionalism of Divertimento String Quartet is top-notch. Their repertoire of songs is impressive and diverse. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone (and did so at our reception– we had many compliments from our guests about Divertimento String Quartet!).
I hope there will be another event in the future at which I get to hear this group of talented musicians play again.
Lauren & David, July 30, 2016 @ Chapel Of The Cross United Methodist, North Lawrence

We had so many compliments on the music at our daughter’s wedding this weekend!It was just amazingly beautiful and relaxing and really added to the ceremony! Loved your special rendition of Eric Clapton’s “Wonderful Tonight” for the bridal procession! Thank you for making the newlyweds day extra special!
Parents of the Bride, July 30, 2016

Our daughter had the honor and pleasure of playing under the direction of Mr. Keith Holliday while she was in the high school orchestra. 6 years later she was determined to have Divertimento String Quartet play for her wedding. They did so on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Words cannot express how incredibly pleased we were with their performance. Everything was just perfect. The music was absolutely beautiful….Ave Maria brought tears to everyone. We are so pleased to have had Divertimento as part of our daughter’s dream wedding and will cherish the performance for many years to come!!! Thank you !!!!
Hilary and Calvin, May 7, 2016 @ St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Medina

Having a string quartet at my wedding was always my dream and I am so happy Divertimento String Quartet fulfilled that dream. The music was absolutely beautiful! Thank you very much!
The Hatems, May 7, 2016 @ St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church, Medina

We had Divertimento play at our daughters wedding last Saturday. They were very professional and added a touch of class and elegance to a very special day. All of our guests were impressed and had nothing but compliments. Divertimento was one of the best parts to a wedding that was perfect in many ways. Many great memories! Thank you for being one of them.
Mary and Andrew, January 30, 2016 @ Northeast Ohio Medical University

The Divertimento String Quartet just played for my wedding on October 23, 2015 and I still have a smile on my face. They contributed to a magical evening that I will never forget. From the day I first came across the website and inquired about their availability, I knew they would be the perfect fit. Keith got back to me the same day with all the information that I requested and was very quick to respond with any other questions I had (and I had a lot, so Keith’s patience and professionalism was much appreciated).
Their repertoire list is incredible and made it very difficult for me to narrow down my selections for our wedding. There were some songs/pieces that weren’t on there that I was hoping could be a part of my prelude and Keith was able to track down the sheet music to them. For one request for which he could not find the sheet music, he went out of his way to compose something himself!
On the day of the wedding, the quartet arrived well before the start of the prelude to get set up and rehearse with a vocalist who was singing the processional song. They were all very friendly and professional. I actually requested that they not be too dressed up and they obliged.
My one regret from the evening is that I didn’t have have the prelude recorded. I was up in the “bridal suite” at the venue with our parents and wedding party getting ready while the quartet was playing so I was only able to hear bits and pieces. What I did hear, however, was perfect! The processional and recessional were so special and I would not have changed a thing. Everyone raved about the music and ceremony during the reception!
I hope to have an occasion where I can work with Keith and the Divertimento Quartet again or at least attend an event where they are playing. They are top notch!
Joe & Dan wedding, Oct 23, 2015 @ Lake Forest Country Club, Hudson

Divertimento String Quartet performed at the Ashland University Inaugural/Founders Dinner on October 16, 2015. We were impressed with the musicians’ individual bios and the accolades on the website. Keith, as manager and leader, was wonderful to work with and made arranging everything easy and efficient. During and after the dinner, we received many comments from people who told us how much they enjoyed the quartet and especially the variety of beautiful music. The musicians were professional yet very personable. Thank you for making the evening successful!
Mrs. Lori A. Byron, Office Manager, Institutional Advancement/Founders Hall
Ashland University

We want to thank you for everything! All of our guests were impressed with your performance. Many commented that they followed the music through the park to the pavilion and it was the perfect introduction to the park and the celebrations. We will be recommending you to everyone in the future.
Julie & Ben, wedding July 25,2015 @ Mill Creek Park Fellows Riverside Gardens

We were delighted with your performance and have recommended you to several friends!
Best Regards, Bill Dunn
Caroline & Samuel wedding, Oct 3, 2015 @ Lake Forest Country Club, Hudson OH

Thank You so much for the beautiful music, the day would have never been the same without you!
Ashleigh and Rob, wedding/cocktail hour, September 12, 2015
@ Ariel International Center, Cleveland

Thank you for the beautiful music for our wedding ceremony. The string quartet was a perfect addition to our perfect day! I would absolutely recommend Divertimento String Quartet for any event that needs that little extra special touch of live music.
Anna & Ian, wedding June 21, 2015 @ Marshallville

Dear Keith and Divertimento,
I wanted to thank you again for participating in our special day, and for sharing your amazing talents with us. We were very pleased with the whole experience! Hope you enjoyed the day as well.
Beth and Jeff, wedding/cocktail hour, July 11, 2016, Columbia Station

We had a wonderful day and appreciate you making it special. I loved your rendition of Over The Rainbow and Canon – I only wish I could have been out there to enjoy more! It really helped make our ceremony memorable though and we appreciate it. Thank you for being a part of our wedding day – we appreciate the addition of the beautiful music and your help in making it a day to remember! Wishing you all a great summer and I will most definitely say hello if we get back to the lake.
Meridith and Brian, wedding May 30, 2015 @ Lakeside

Divertimento played for our wedding on 5/16 @ Stan Hywet in Akron. The music was fantastic, and we received plenty of compliments, which we expected with the many positive reviews. Maybe the most impressive part of our experience was how non invasive it was as a whole. We had some potential issues with weather for our outdoor wedding, and with any wedding there were a million different things going on, yet Keith and the group were professional and patient. It’s obvious that the Quartet is very experienced and provides a perfect performance in all aspects.
Michael & Crystal wedding, May 16, 2015 @ Stan Hywet, Akron

Keith and the Quartet did an awesome job at our daughters wedding on May 2, 2015, held at Weymouth Country Club. We were very fortunate to have them play at the ceremony and an extra bonus was that we were able to have the ceremony outside. The weather was perfect and the Quartet set up on the patio. Having the Quartet play added elegance to the wedding ceremony, which made it extra special. Several of our guests commented how wonderful the music was for the ceremony. The entire process of choosing the music for the ceremony and discussing options was very easy. Keith is wonderful to work with and gives great suggestions. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a string quartet for a future event.
Kristen & Larry wedding, May 2, 2015 @ Weymouth Country Club, Medina

We so enjoyed your music and how easy it was to coordinate with you. We are opera singers and we met at Indiana University! We thought the music was beautiful and were very happy with it. We would definitely recommend you to others!
Rachel & Gabe wedding, January 3, 2015 @ Christ Presbyterian Church, Canton

Dear Keith, Thank you so much for the wonderful music for our daughter and son-in-laws music on December 20, 2014, at The Canton Club. Your quartet was the finishing touch on what was Nicole and Scott’s beautiful Christmas wedding. I cannot tell you how many people have given us compliments on your music. Having the Christmas music was absolutely splendid. Thank you too, for the impromptu request for the Titanic Theme Song, for our granddaughter. She will remember that forever. We cannot thank you enough for your quartet’s presence on this special day, and all the memories we have.
Feriani/Orwig wedding & cocktail hour @ Canton Club, December 20, 2014

First of all we wanted to take a minute to tell you a great big THANK YOU for the outstanding music that you provided for Taryn and Marks wedding.
We have received numerous compliments from our guests on how they enjoyed your talented musicians. They truly enjoyed listening to you and your fellow musicians and we only heard positive comment on the music which is always a great thing!
Kathy and I truly appreciate the hard work that went into making the wedding the success it was. We cannot tell you what it means to us to have musicians of your caliber that we could entrust with our ultimate function ” our only daughters wedding” Keith you are the ultimate professional and worked together with us to ensure that the end result was a win –win for both of us. You have no idea what a relief it was in finding the Ohio String Quartet and knowing that we could rely on you and your team to be there to set us up for success.
And please extend a big thank you to your team who worked so hard on Saturday. All our guests had a smile on their face and cheery attitude after listening to your great selection of music. Thank you for the hard work to make it the best wedding possible for Taryn and Mark. Sincerely, you did an amazing job!
Again, please accept our most heartfelt thank you for everything you did for us and for Taryn and Mark. We are grateful that you could share you talent with our family and guests.
Strath & Kathy
Mark & Taryn Wedding @ Brookside Farm September 20, 2014

We hired Divertimento String Quartet for our wedding on July 26, 2014 and I couldn’t begin to explain how absolutely perfect they were. Their music was flawless and right on cue during the whole wedding. They are the best of the best in this industry and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a string quartet at their next event.
Thank you all again for attending our wedding and making it one to remember.
Amber and Brian, July 26, 2014 @ Community Christian Church

We hired Divertimento String Quartet for our wedding ceremony. Although the big day went by very quickly, we were able to enjoy the music. Keith made the booking process very easy. The only songs I chose were for the processional and recessional, so I gave them free reign on the rest. They did fantastic and it was definitely worth the VERY reasonable fees. I wish I could have been in the room more before the ceremony to listen! Thank you all so much for helping make our special day everything we hoped!
Katie and Marty Collins, September 6, 2014 @ Gervasi Vineyards

Thank you Keith and your group for the amazing performance. We were more than happy with the selection of songs.  Your music gave our wedding the touch of elegance it deserved  at the Marriot Key Center. Thank you for always returning my calls and being so accommodating with all the changes. We would love to use you again for our next affair. Thanks again!
Faierson/Harkey wedding/cocktail hour August 30, 2014

We recently hired Divertimento Strings to play at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on August 23, 2014 at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton, OH.  They did a fantastic job and played all “modern” songs per my request.  Our guests loved it and I even witnessed smiles on their faces when they recognized a song they knew but were only hearing the instrumental version!  They added such a great touch to our wedding ceremony and I would highly recommend them for any event…affordable, accommodating, and they played beautifully!Thank you again for making our wedding day so special!
Elaine and Chris

Beautiful Wedding Ceremony Music
The Divertimento String Quartet recently played the music for our wedding ceremony. They played beautifully and all of our guests commented on how great it sounded. Keith made the whole process easy with quick communications, an easy-to-use music selection template, and a large repertoire list. In particular, thank you for playing “All I Ask of You” – I know that it meant a lot to my family as my aunt was there in spirit. Thank you for the excellent music during our wedding ceremony!
Chris and Heather, May 30, 2014 @ St. Mary of Immaculate Conception Parish, Bedford

Everything was fantastic! I apologize they moved you guys down to the lawn and back up to the patio but it seemed to have worked out! Our guests loved it and so did we!
Thanks,
Sarah and Richard, May 24, 2014 @ Atwood Lake Resort

Your group was just fantastic for our “Shadows: A Service of Tenebrae” ceremony at St. Sebastian.  It added beauty to the music.  You are a very talented group of instrumentalists and were absolutely delightful to work with.  THANK YOU from the St. Sebastian Parish Choir and myself for your outstanding part in our program.
Lynn Frey-Steward,
Director of Music, Choirmaster, Organist, St. Sebastian Parish

Your music added a special flavor to our corporate event, Mesnac Evening at the Fairlawn Hilton on November 1.  There were only wonderful comments from the guests about the quartet; the variety of the music, the skill of the musicians, and what an elegant touch for the party!  I personally thank you for making the event  planning easier for me and a special thank-you for the Mozart…I heard it!  I will happily recommend you and hope we can employ your talented group again. Thank you again for making the party really special.
Barbara Potts

Thank you, Divertimento String Quartet did a beautiful job for our wedding at Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio August 31,2013.  Our quests was sooooo impressed, as of today they are still talking about the ceremony.  If you are looking for your ceremony to be special, add them to your program and you will not have any regrets.
Thanks again,
Traysha and Dorlan

Divertimento String Quartet was a wonderful addition to our recent wedding at the Akron Art Museum.  They were extremely professional and easy to work with.  They were helpful with song selections while keeping within our “vibe” of the day.  We had them play a mixture of classical music and modern music (Coldplay/Beatles).  They played beautifully and I would highly recommend them!
Ellen & Andy, August 10, 2013 @ Akron Art Museum

Laura and I just want to thank you again for coming to play for our wedding. Your quartet played music that was engaging yet not overpowering, and our guests agreed the quartet’s performance was excellent.  Thanks again for accommodating my aunt’s last minute request for Edelweiss.  She had a memorable evening.  All together, it was a grand way to start our new life together.
Sincerely, Jim and Laura Jaskowiak,
July 27, 2013 @ Orchid Cafe at Miller Nature Preserve and Conservatory, Avon, OH

Many thanks to Divertimento String Quartet for playing at our daughter and son-in-law’s recent wedding ceremony at Medina Country Club on July 6th. The music was wonderful and added a very special touch to an unforgettable day. Keith was extremely professional and easy to work with in arranging the music and details. We would highly recommend using them for any special event!
Cheryl & Rick Voight, July 6, 2013 @ Medina Country Club

Thank you for playing on our special day. We loved the arrangements and were quite happy with the way everything played out!! We both enjoy live music so having a quartet play for our ceremony made it magical! Thank You!!
Julie and Andrew, Sheraton Suites, Cuyahoga Falls , OH April 6, 2013

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. Our guests LOVED the theme songs and our Tango was perfect! I cannot thank you enough for making our day so special!
Crystal Dixon, The Quarry Golf Club, Canton OH, Sept 22, 2012

You guys did such an amazing job at our wedding. The music from your strings made my wedding the most beautiful one I have ever attended. I know,I am biased!
You guys were fantastic!
Daniel Dixon, The Quarry Golf Club, Canton OH, Sept. 22, 2012

Thank you so much to the Divertimento String Quartet for their beautiful music at my wedding and during my cocktail hour in Westfield Center on July 21st, 2012. As the daughter of a violinist and a former cellist, I had high expectations for their performance and they exceeded my expectations. They were able to perform the classics and some newer tunes (Coldplay) and were a great volume throughout the entirety of the wedding. I received tons of compliments on the quartet from my guests and they were great to work with. I would highly recommend them!
Stephanie and Brandon Fast

Thank you so much for the beautiful string quartet music for our daughter’s wedding. There were so many compliments!  Over the Rainbow was very beautiful – your quartet has such a nice sound.
Thanks again!
Cheryl Markley

Thank you for your contribution to my son and new daughter-in-law’s wedding this past Saturday evening, June 30, 2012. Music is an important part of the life of our entire family and it was a true pleasure to have you add your gifts and graces to our festivities. I am guessing more than half of our guests either play or have played in bands or orchestras whether in high school or college, or as semi-professional or even professional musicians. Others are or have been choir or chorus members or play an assortment of instruments for personal pleasure. I heard nothing but strong praise from our musically inclined bunch for Divertimento’s performance and professionalism. (It was also fun to find out some of you remembered my brother-in-law from his time playing with the Akron Symphony.)
Best to you all in the future.
With highest recommendation, I remain,
Susan Mueller Baranoff,
Mother of the Groom

From the time we ran across your website and saw the awesome web presence, incredible repertoire, and great reviews we knew we would be lucky, especially given the date, to have you perform at our ceremony. Wow, were we right; thank you for putting together such a great performance! Your confidence in our discussions leading up to this past weekend allowed me to relax about our ceremony. The handling of our processional was immaculate and one of the many reasons I sought out a true professional group. Your music and presence added a very special touch to an amazing day and I have received numerous compliments from our guests.

It was very neat to hear about the connection with my Uncle Louis DeVries in that he played with some of the musicians in Divertimento while he was still in Akron! Again, I hope the confusion around the ceremony did not cause too much of a headache for anyone but you all did a great job making it all work out! I hope you had as much fun playing as we and our guests had listening.
Thanks,
Stefan and Lori Baranoff

As parents of the groom, we were a little bit selfish by lining up the Divertimento String Quartet to play before, during and for a while after the wedding of our son and new daughter. We listened to several groups online before making our selection. We felt that the quartet would add elegance and grace to the ceremony. And as we anticipated the Divertimento String Quartet did not disappoint. They were wonderfully prepared and their performance flowed smoothly.

Starting with initial inquiry, Keith was very easy to work with and make the process of setting up arrangements for the appearance simple and quick. Our greater reward however, was the very large number of accolades and expressions of thanks for your presentation. We received numerous complements on the Quartet and the quality of your performance.

Thank you to Divertimento String Quartet for being the crown jewel in one of the great moments in our lives.
Barbara and Ted Webster, March 10, 2012 @ Windows On The River

I wanted to let you know how grateful we are that we hired the Divertimento String Quartet for our wedding in May. Not only was your playing incredible (it made our first dance especially memorable) but you, and the other members of the quartet, were so friendly and courteous-which goes miles with a bride on her wedding day. In fact, our guests are STILL talking about what a great addition the quartet made to an already perfect day!

I will definitely be recommending Divertimento String Quartet to all of the other brides I know. Whether you are an out-of-town bride (like I was) or if you live in Northeast Ohio, you will be able to relax after you hire this group because they have everything under control. I look forward to hiring you for another event in the future!
Thank you again for everything,
Bryn Winburn

Keith Holliday and the Divertimento String Q were amazing for our Christmas Concert and live recording (Emmanuel) at Rock of Grace. This group of four talented, excellent, kind musicians will take your next event or recording up a huge notch!
Pastor Jordan Biel

We were so blessed to have you and your team play for our church on Christmas Eve. You all played so beautifully and we were so impressed with how talented you are and how well you performed. We had many people comment how much they enjoyed the performance. It really brought the Christmas season to life! If we ever have any musical needs in the future, we will keep your team in mind.
Thanks again for everything and we pray you all have a wonderful New Year!
Michelle Cole
Worship Director,  Faith Family Church

I am so happy that I went with Divertimento for my wedding music. The music was absolutely beautiful and it made the day feel that much more elegant. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the classy feel of listening to the string quartet perform at the wedding. While I was in the back waiting for the actual wedding to begin, I heard them playing and said to myself “yup – that’s what I paid for”. Keith was very professional to deal with and they showed up on time and dressed for the occasion.
Thank you, Divertimento for making our day special.
Jane and Roland, October 2011

Music is such an important part of any wedding and the Divertimento was a “class” act. Many guests commented how lovely the music was. The ceremony was a memorable occasion…everyone had a wonderful time, and the Quartet made it beautiful. Many thanks Divertimento, for performing at our October 2011 wedding.
Kevin & Tara

Divertimento String Quartet added beauty, elegance, and timelessness to our wedding ceremony. We are extremely happy that we had the string ensemble as part of the ceremony. They coordinated their talents with those of the church organist to make a truly unique and personal experience. We cannot say Thank You enough.

Thank you! Please pass on our word of thanks to other members of the group.
Jenny & Scott

On Saturday June 11, 2011 Divertimento String Quartet performed for our church prayer garden dedication and 50th anniversary celebration. We were blessed with nice weather – in spite of the forecast and were able to celebrate the service outdoors. Divertimento was without a doubt the best entertainment that we could have chosen for the service. The Mayor as well as a Township representative attended and assisted in cutting the ribbon as we dedicated the prayer garden to the community. We also had nearly three times the church’s regular attendance with people from the community as well as a former pastor and the Ohio Conference President of Seventh-day Adventists.

Along with many compliments toward our prayer garden were comments on our excellent choice of entertainment. Divertimento was outstanding! They did a variety of classical and old hymns. They were friendly and personable while being very professional. We highly recommend them for any event.
Thank you Keith, and many thanks to the rest of your group.
Sincerely,
Pastor Chester Hitchcock
Medina Seventh-day Adventist Church

We could not be more pleased with having Divertimento at our recent wedding. Their talented musicians elevated our event to an elegant affair. I enjoyed working with Keith prior to the wedding, and valued his feedback and quick responses! I received so many compliments on our quartet choice!! Thank you again.
Shetal and Kris Belman

I have been working in long term care facilities for over 10 years. No matter how someone’s memory is depleted music tends to be something they remember. During the Divertimento String Quartet’s performance many of our residents at Willowood Care Center were tapping their toes and clapping their hands. Everyone enjoyed the music and the memories brought to all of them. Some of the residents would sing along to the songs they knew. Very good interaction with the music!! They would even ask the group to play certain songs, which was nice to see the resident’s memories be brought to life. We will plan on having the group back.
Nikki Foster ADC Willowood Care Center

We were delighted with your quartet at our wedding. The music was absolutely wonderful and set the entire mood for the ceremony. We feel blessed that you took the time to arrange “Light Of The World” and accompany Jane on her flute. Thank you again and again!
Sam and Tim

Many, many thanks for your hard work on that hot day. People were so impressed by your beautiful music. Kevin and I can not say how much the music really made our day complete!
Kevin and Erin

Thank you so very much for the outstanding performance at Ryan and Kristen’s wedding. Kristen said she was thrilled because she got to hear your music as she and the bridal party were waiting in the Adams’ Parlor. Thank you again – everyone commented on your music!
Jack and Donna

We can’t thank you enough for the beautiful music you provided for our wedding. You added a special touch to the ceremony. We received numerous compliments regarding how beautiful you sounded. We will definitely recommend you to anyone in need of a string quartet.
With gratitude,
Laura and TJ

Kim and I wanted to thank you for providing the lovely music at Kristin’s wedding. We had many compliments regarding the quartet. Please pass our “thanks” on to your group. Your music made the ceremony that much more special.
Sincerely,
Lori and Kim

Thank you very much for the job you guys did at our wedding. The music was beautiful and had a very calming effect on me while I was waiting to come down the aisle. I will certainly recommend you to anybody I know getting married.
Thanks!
Jason and Michelle

I am sorry I didn’t get a chance to talk to you guys but we just wanted to say thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding. We have had so many comments about how beautiful your music was! Thank you again!
Jennifer and Michael

We just wanted to thank you and the quartet for playing such wonderful music at our wedding. You all did such a wonderful job and we are extremely grateful. We wanted to send you a thank you note in the mail, however we didn’t have an address for you guys. Please know that we are very appreciative. Can you please pass this along to your fellow musicians. Thanks again!
Gina and Matt

Thank you so much for sharing with us and helping to shape our special day. The music was beautiful and helped me to have my dream wedding.
Thanks again,
Mark and Erin

Thank you so much for playing at our ceremony at Congress Lake. You made our day very special and I know that our guests thoroughly enjoyed the music. I regret deeply that I didn’t get to meet you in person. Everything seemed to be moving very fast that day.
All the best,
Mary

Jim and I just wanted to say thank you for doing a beautiful job at our wedding ceremony. Everyone is still commenting on how beautiful the music was. We appreciate it!
Marie and Jim

You’re terrific! Thank you so much! Your performance was excellent!
Slezak-White wedding

Your live string quartet added elegance and grace to our wedding! BEAUTIFUL!
Maria and Ryan

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  1. We could not be more pleased with having Divertimento at our recent wedding. Their talented musicians elevated our event to an elegant affair. I enjoyed working with Keith prior to the wedding, and valued his feedback and quick responses! I received so many compliments on our quartet choice!! Thank you again.
    Shetal and Kris Belman

  2. I am so happy that I went with Divertimento for my wedding music. The music was absolutely beautiful and it made the day feel that much more elegant. Everyone commented on how much they enjoyed the classy feel of listening to the string quartet perform at the wedding. While I was in the back waiting for the actual wedding to begin, I heard them playing and said to myself “yup – that’s what I paid for”. Keith was very professional to deal with and they showed up on time and dressed for the occasion. Thank you Divertimento for making our day special. Jane and Roland. October 2011

  3. Music is such an important part of any wedding and the Divertimento was a “class” act. Many guests commented how lovely the music was. The ceremony was a memorable occasion…everyone had a wonderful time, and the Quartet made it beautiful. Many thanks Divertimento, for performing at our October 2011 wedding.

    Kevin & Tara

  4. As parents of the groom, we were a little bit selfish by lining up the Divertimento String Quartet to play before, during and for a while after the wedding of our son and new daughter. We listened to several groups on line before making our selection. We felt that the quartet would add elegance and grace to the ceremony. And as we anticipated the Divertimento String Quartet did not disappoint. They were wonderfully prepared and their performance flowed smoothly.

    Starting with initial inquiry, Keith was very easy to work with and make he process of setting up arrangements for the appearance simple and quick.

    Our greater reward however, was the very large number of accolades and expressions of thanks for your presentation. We received numerous complements on the Quartet and the quality or your performance.

    Thank you to Divertimento String Quartet for being the crown jewel in one of the great moments in our lives.

    Barbara and Ted Webster

  5. Thank you for your contribution to my son and new daughter-in-law’s wedding this past Saturday evening, June 30, 2012. Music is an important part of the life of our entire family and it was a true pleasure to have you add your gifts and graces to our festivities. I am guessing more than half of our guests either play or have played in bands or orchestras whether in high school or college, or as semi-professional or even professional musicians. Others are or have been choir or chorus members or play an assortment of instruments for personal pleasure. I heard nothing but strong praise from our musically inclined bunch for Divertimento’s performance and professionalism. (It was also fun to find out some of you remembered my brother-in-law from his time playing with the Akron Symphony.)

    Best to you all in the future.
    With highest recommendation, I remain,
    Susan Mueller Baranoff,
    Mother of the Groom

  6. Many thanks for your kind words and we truly enjoyed being a part of Stefan and Lori’s charming ceremony. It also was fun for us to have a few conversations sharing musical experiences with some of your guests. Best wishes to your families as you create many fond memories centered around a beautiful couple in the future!

  7. Thank you so much to the Divertimento String Quartet for their beautiful music at my wedding and during my cocktail hour in Westfield Center on July 21st, 2012. As the daughter of a violinist and a former cellist, I had high expectations for their performance and they exceeded my expectations. They were able to perform some the classics and some newer tunes (Coldplay) and were a great volume throughout the entiriety of the wedding. I received tons of compliments on the quartet from my guests and they were great to work with. I would highly recommend them!

  8. Many thanks to the Divertimento String Quartet for playing at our daughter and son-in-law’s recent outdoor wedding ceremony at Medina Country Club on July 6th. The music was wonderful and added a very special touch to an unforgettable day. Keith was extremely professional and easy to work with in arranging the music and details. We would highly recommend using them for any special event!

  9. Dear Keith,

    Laura and I just want to thank you again for coming to play for our wedding. Your quartet played music that was engaging yet not overpowering. and our guests agreed the quartet’s performance was excellent. Thanks again for accommodating my aunt’s last minute request for Edelweiss. She had a memorable evening. All together, it was a grand way to start our new life together.

    Sincerely,
    Jim and Laura Jaskowiak

    1. Jim and Laura,
      Thanks so much for your kind words and inviting us to perform at your wedding and reception! The Orchid Cafe at the Miller Nature Preserve and Conservatory will be a place that we will return to visit and I am glad that you introduced us to that special facility. So nice that the weather cooperated and that you had an enjoyable evening. I hope that I have the occasion of possibly seeing you both at a future Akron Symphony concert. Best wishes for a lovely life together with good health and happiness always!

  10. Divertimento String Quartet was a wonderful addition to our recent wedding at the Akron Art Museum. They were extremely professional and easy to work with. They were helpful with song selections while keeping within our “vibe” of the day. We had them play a mixture of classical music and modern music (Coldplay/Beatles). They played beautifully and I would highly recommend them!

    1. Ellen and Andy,
      We loved your mix of selections and choice of venue, playing at the Akron Art Museum. A lovely ceremony for a lovely couple.
      All the best to you in the future, with much gratitude for your nice comments and for inviting us to perform on your special day!

  11. Thankyou, Diverimento String Quartet did a beautiful job for our wedding at Sheraton Suites in Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio August 31,2012. Our quest was sooooo impressed, as of today they are still talking about the cermony. If you are looking for your cermony to be special, add them to your program and you will not have any regrets.

    Thanks again.

    1. Thanks so much, Traysha and Dorlan. It was indeed our pleasure to perform at your ceremony and we are grateful that you invited us to be a part of your special day! I think that we will adopt the “All Of The Lights” arrangement to our repertoire as it seemed to work out great for the Processional.
      Best wishes to both of you for a beautiful life together !!!!

  12. Your music added a special flavor to our corporate event, Mesnac Evening at the Fairlawn Hilton on November 1. There were only wonderful comments from the guests about the quartet; the variety of the music, the skill of the musicians, and what an elegant touch for the party! I personally thank you for making the event planning easier for me and a special thank-you for the Mozart…I heard it! I will happily recommend you and hope we can employ your talented group again. Thank you again for making the party really special.

  13. Your group was just fantastic for our “Shadows: A Service of Tenebrae” ceremony at St. Sebastian. It added beauty to the music. You are a very talented group of instrumentalists and were absolutely delightful to work with. THANK YOU from the St. Sebastian Parish Choir and myself for your outstanding part in our program.

    1. Thanks so much, the choirs were awesome and we thoroughly enjoyed working with you! Best wishes for the Ireland tour!

  14. We recently hired Divertimento Strings to play at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour on August 23, 2014 at the Catawba Island Club in Port Clinton, OH. They did a fantastic job and played all “modern” songs per my request. Our guests loved it and I even witnessed smiles on their faces when they recognized a song they knew but were only hearing the instrumental version! They added such a great touch to our wedding ceremony and I would highly recommend them for any event…affordable, accommodating, and they played beautifully!

    Thank you again for making our wedding day so special!

    Elaine and Chris

    1. Elaine and Chris, your kind words are so appreciated!
      We enjoy playing the repertoire that you chose and it was a beautiful day at the Catawba Island Club. Best wishes to the both of you!

  15. Thank you Keith and your group for the amazing performance. We were more than happy with the selection of songs. Your music gave our wedding the touch of elegance it deserved at the Marriot Key Center. Thank you for always returning my calls and being so accommodating with all the changes. We would love to use you again for our next affair. Thanks again

    1. Glad that you enjoyed our performance and thank you for the great feedback! Certainly should the occasion arise, we would love to be asked back. Best wishes with gratitude, for many fond memories in the future to both of your families!

  16. We hired Divertimento String Quartet for our wedding ceremony. Although the big day went by very quickly, we were able to enjoy the music. Keith made the booking process very easy. The only songs I chose were for the processional and recessional, so I gave them free reign on the rest. They did fantastic and it was definitely worth the VERY reasonable fees. I wish I could have been in the room more before the ceremony to listen! Thank you all so much for helping make our special day everything we hoped!

    1. Glad that you enjoyed our performance and thanks for the tip!
      It was a beautiful day at Gervasi and we enjoy the freedom of choosing selections that we know will be well received.
      Thanks for having us and best wishes to both of you!

  17. We hired Divertimento String Quartet for our wedding on July 26, 2014 and I couldn’t begin to explain how absolutely perfect they were. Their music was flawless and right on cue during the whole wedding. They are the best of the best in this industry and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a string quartet at their next event.
    Thank you all again for attending our wedding and making it one to remember.

    1. Amber and Brian: Wow! we are flattered that you feel that way about us! Both of your families were very gracious as were the folks at Community Christian Church. By the way, your printed programs were adorable! May your families enjoy many cherished memories in the future. Thanks again!

  18. Dear Keith, Thank you so much for the wonderful music for our daughter and son-in-laws music on December 20, 2014, at The Canton Club. Your quartet was the finishing touch on what was Nicole and Scott’s beautiful Christmas wedding. I cannot tell you how many people have given us compliments on your music. Having the Christmas music was absolutely splendid. Thank you too, for the impromptu request for the Titanic Theme Song, for our granddaughter. She will remember that forever. We cannot thank you enough for your quartet’s presence on this special day, and all the memories we have.

    1. Dear Lori and family, we loved the retro theme and enjoyed our evening as well! Thanks for having us and may your families enjoy making many fond memories through the years!

  19. Keith and the Quartet did an awesome job at our daughters wedding on May 2, 2015, held at Wemouth Country Club. We were very fortunate to have them play at the ceremony and an extra bonus was that we were able to have the ceremony outside. The weather was perfect and the Quartet set up on the patio. Having the Quartet play added elegance to the wedding ceremony, which made it extra special. Several of our guest commented how wonderful the music was for the ceremony. The entire process of choosing the music for the ceremony and discussing options was very easy. Keith is wonderful to work with and gives great suggestions. I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a string quartet for a future event.

    1. Maureen, thanks so much for your kind words and for bringing such beautiful, perfect weather to Ohio after such a miserable winter! We should definitely consult with you when planning our daughter’s wedding next May! We appreciate the invitation to stay for dinner and the reception and we had a great time. Please pass along our best wishes to Kristen and Larry knowing that you will enjoy many cherished memories and moments with your new family.

  20. Divertimento played for our wedding on 5/16 @ Stan Hywet in Akron. The music was fantastic, and we received plenty of compliments, which we expected with the many positive reviews. Maybe the most impressive part of our experience was how non invasive it was as a whole. We had some potential issues with weather for our outdoor wedding, and with any wedding there were a million different things going on, yet Keith and the group were professional and patient. It’s obvious that the Quartet is very experienced and provides a perfect performance in all aspects.

  21. Michael and Crystal, so glad that everything worked out with the weather cooperating along with a beautiful ceremony. Many thanks also to the staff at Stan Hywet for their help and accommodations. Best wishes to both of you for a lifetime of happiness along with our gratitude for inviting us to perform!

  22. Divertimento String Quartet performed at the Ashland University Inaugural/Founders Dinner on October 16, 2015. We were impressed with the musicians’ individual bios and the accolades on the website. Keith, as manager and leader, was wonderful to work with and made arranging everything easy and efficient. During and after the dinner, we received many comments from people who told us how much they enjoyed the quartet and especially the variety of beautiful music. The musicians were professional yet very personable. Thank you for making the evening successful!

    1. Thanks so much Lori for all of your organization and preparation that went into making our involvement and the overall evening a grand success!
      We also appreciate the yummy dinner provivded to us by Ashland University. Best wishes for the rest of the year, thank you for your comments and and we are thrilled that our performance was well received.

  23. The Divertimento String Quartet just played for my wedding on October 23, 2015 and I still have a smile on my face. They contributed to a magical evening that I will never forget. From the day I first came across the website and inquired about their availability, I knew they would be the perfect fit. Keith got back to me the same day with all the information that I requested and was very quick to respond with any other questions I had (and I had a lot, so Keith’s patience and professionalism was much appreciated).

    Their repertoire list is incredible and made it very difficult for me to narrow down my selections for our wedding. There were some songs/pieces that weren’t on there that I was hoping could be a part of my prelude and Keith was able to track down the sheet music to them. For one request for which he could not find the sheet music, he went out of his way to compose something himself!

    On the day of the wedding, the quartet arrived well before the start of the prelude to get set up and rehearse with a vocalist who was singing the processional song. They were all very friendly and professional. I actually requested that they not be too dressed up and they obliged.

    My one regret from the evening is that I didn’t have have the prelude recorded. I was up in the “bridal suite” at the venue with our parents and wedding party getting ready while the quartet was playing so I was only able to hear bits and pieces. What I did hear, however, was perfect! The processional and recessional were so special and I would not have changed a thing. Everyone raved about the music and ceremony during the reception!

    I hope to have an occasion where I can work with Keith and the Divertimento Quartet again or at least attend an event where they are playing. They are top notch!

    1. Joe, It was indeed our pleasure to be invited to perform at your ceremony and to offer assistance along the way. The music was obviously very important to you and I am so glad that we could honor all of your requests and everything worked out so well. We really enjoyed all of your music choices and were VERY touched by the sincere reception/ovation that you and Dan received by your friends and those in attendance!
      We appreciate your kind words and send along best wishes for the future with hopes that our paths may cross again some time!

  24. We had Divertimento play at our daughters wedding last Saturday. They were very professional and added a touch of class and elegance to a very special day.Alll of our guests were impressed and had nothing but compliments. Divertimento was one of the best parts to a wedding that was perfect in many ways. Many great memories! Thank you for being one of them.

    1. Thanks for having us and as always we are glad that our performance was well received! The signing for the deaf was an especially nice and considerate gesture. On a personal note I can relate and appreciate this as my grandparents on my father’s side were both deaf. It was a pleasure performing and talking with you afterwards and here’s wishing that you may create many fond memories in the future. Please send our best wishes along to Mary and Andrew!

  25. Our daughter had the honor and pleasure of playing under the direction of Mr. Keith Holliday while she was in the high school orchestra. 6 years later she was determined to have Divertimento String Quartet play for her wedding. They did so on Saturday, May 7th, 2016. Words cannot express how incredibly pleased we were with their performance. Everything was just perfect. The music was absolutely beautiful….Ave Maria brought tears to everyone. We are so pleased to have had Divertimento as part of our daughter’s dream wedding and will cherish the performance for many years to come!!! Thank you !!!!

    1. Dear Lorri,
      Hilary is a sweetheart and brightened many a day for me when it was my pleasure to have her as a student. Believe me when I say that I am honored that she selected us to perform at her wedding ceremony! Thank you for your kind words and may you create many fond memories with your families. Congratulations to you, and especially Hilary and Calvin with hopes that we might see each other again sometime and catch up with both the old times and new times! With every best wish, Keith aka “Mr. H” and Divertimento String Quartet

  26. My new husband and I were fortunate to have the beautiful music of Divertimento String Quartet for our wedding. Hearing their own rendition of “Wonderful Tonight” as I walked down the aisle with my father added so much emotion to an already moving experience!

    I frequently, sometimes frantically exchanged emails with Keith Holliday as the date of the wedding crept closer. He was understanding and accommodating. It really made things easier when it came to planning the day. I am grateful for his willingness to work with my suggestions and appreciative of all his hard work and assistance.

    Divertimento’s experience with events like this really allowed me to sleep soundly because of their familiarity of a wedding ceremony. I have not attended many weddings and Keith Holliday helped me remove the guesswork of the order of songs. He was able to suggest appropriate music for different parts of the ceremony. I cannot thank him enough for going above and beyond!

    It was impressive to hear and see firsthand the incredible talent of Divertimento, from the composition of a new song to their flawless performance of it in the church only days later! The professionalism of Divertimento String Quartet is top-notch. Their repertoire of songs is impressive and diverse. I would absolutely recommend them to anyone (and did so at our reception– we had many compliments from our guests about Divertimento String Quartet!).

    I hope there will be another event in the future at which I get to hear this group of talented musicians play again.

    1. Thank you for your kind comments Lauren. We loved the ceremony and I am positive that we will be playing “Wonderful Tonight” many times in the future, bringing back memories of your wedding! Special requests are one of our ways of adding to our repertoire and we really do remember all of the couples that we arrange for them for! It was a pleasure to work with you and to help make your wedding ceremony just as you wanted. Best wishes to you and David and to both of your families.

  27. Divertimento String Quartet has been around a really long time. They are professional and are certain to make your event extra special.

  28. Thank you so much for performing at Lakeside United Methodist Church. Your music selections were perfect, and your playing was superb. I hope we can host you again as the congregation truly appreciated your talents.

  29. Divertimento String Quartet played for my son’s wedding on October 7, 2017. I really can’t say enough nice things about this group and the beautiful music they provided. Not only did they play everything we requested beautifully but Keith adapted a piece for strings that my son had requested. I received so MANY positive and complementary comments from the guests! I only wish I had recorded the entire thing; as the ‘mother of the groom’, I was unable to just sit and listen.
    Working with Keith via email and phone was flawless and he was always quick to respond. I had to plan this from the west coast and I was a bit nervous how everything would come together; I did not need to worry as they are so very professional. They quickly adapted to a late start of the wedding and everyone commented that Divertimento had saved the day!!
    I would, without reservation, recommend Divertimento String Quartet-they truly are A+!!

    1. Thank You Janelle! Glad that the Carmina arrangement was well received and Erik expressed his gratitude to me personally afterwards. I also thought that it came off really well! The delay provided a nice opportunity for a Prelude “concert”. We always have hours of music with us that can be performed on the spot. Over the years we have experienced many unusual circumstances so we can adapt easily. Thanks for having us and best wishes to Erik, Carrie and both of your families in the years ahead.

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