Loring String Quartet
The brainchild of Irish music entrepeneur, Conor O'Brien, this award-winning music collective combines energetic and passionate performances of both timeless classics and Top 40 hits with superb customer service. With an eclectic playlist and the flexibility to tailor to the needs of each client, it's no surprise they have become the Twin Cities' go-to string quartet.
The Loring String Quartet was by far one of the best investments we made in planning our wedding. I am a music educator and absolutely needed quality musicians at our wedding and they did not disappoint. I initially heard them perform at my best friend's wedding and as soon as we started looking for ceremony musicians I didn't look any further than LSQ. They are absolutely worth every penny. Conor was extremely easy to work with, very communicate and efficient. The list of songs was almost overwhelming as a music nerd and we chose a mixture of classical orchestral selections for the processionals as well as Broadway/pop during the ceremony. Our prelude music was my favorite, all having personal meaning between my husband and I or my dad and I--Sara Bareilles, Dave Matthews, Michael Jackson, Phantom of the Opera, Bruno Mars, and the Beach Boys--and all selections of varying styles were performed just flawlessly. The best part for me is that the bridal suite that I was waiting in was right on the other side of the wall where the quartet was set up so I actually got to hear every single piece of music (which I feel *rarely* happens!) They are THE best musicians and I will continue to speak so highly of them to anyone who asks. There is a reason they keep getting voted 'best of' every year!
Unbelievable. WORTH EVERY PENNY. We decided we wanted to splurge on the areas that count. This quartet made our ceremony special and we are so glad we hired them. We received SO MANY complements afterwards! We picked some traditional and non-traditional music pieces and it was spectacular. Would recommend to anyone who was looking to class up their wedding!!!! Conor was very easy to work with and emailed me back right away. Checked it off my list and slept easy knowing I had "the best quartet" on my roster. :)
We had the Loring String Quartet play for our Wedding Ceremony on 6/10/17. They were incredible!
Conor was great to work with. He was extremely accommodating to our specific song requirements for a Catholic ceremony; they also paired beautifully with our Cantor. Their repertoire is amazing. We had an impossible time narrowing all of our favorite songs down to just the select few that would fit in the time it took to seat our guests! They could play for hours and you'd never hear a song you didn't like. The variety makes them able to accommodate any type of occasion. They went from playing our required Catholic classics, to Coldplay as our recessional. It was amazing!
I have wanted a string quartet at my wedding ever since I could remember. Loring String Quartet made that dream come true. They were amazing!! I highly, HIGHLY, recommend!
If I had to summarise the Loring String Quartet in one word it would be AMAZING. They might be slightly more expensive than some other string quartets but you get everything you pay for and more. Before our event my new brother-in-law (who is a musical theatre actor) listened to all the string quartets available for our wedding and said that the Loring String Quartet stood out completely in terms of being 'technically perfect. During the wedding planning process they were constantly responding to my million emails very quickly and happy to change songs as my decisions change (I'm a very indecisive person haha) and work with everything that I could want. On the wedding day they played absolutely beautifully, and I have received nothing but compliments on how stunning they were. I highly recommend and I will be using the Loring String Quartet to add a bit of class to all my future events!!!
As an inexperienced bride, contacting vendors for the first time is always a little intimidating. I called the Loring String Quartet before I had a good understanding of how wedding ceremonies typically worked - I just knew I wanted a string quartet! Conor took a good 40 minutes out of his day to give me great background information and advice, about ceremony structure, about my venue, about timelines for the number of guests I had, etc. It was insightful, kind, and informative. Fast forward a few weeks later - I was trying to pin things down due to guest list issues and they recieved another booking request for the date Conor and I had discussed. Conor reached out to me and offered me first dibs - I really appreciated that - it's so difficult to settle on things only to find out later that one of your vendors got booked in the meantime. I ultimately could not book them for my date (as things were still up in the air on my side) but of all the vendors I've contacted, Conor really stood a head above others in helpfulness, honest, friendly and open communication. Truly a professional experience.