The Rembrandt String Quartet is made up of four of Winnipeg’s finest classical musicians. The RSQ consists of two violins, a viola and a cello. Our members include principal players in the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra and the Manitoba Chamber Orchestra, as well as members who have won competitions and hold Bachelor and Masters degrees in performance. The quartet has recorded for CBC Radio and has performed for many concerts around Manitoba. The RSQ has played for hundreds of weddings, receptions and other functions for over 18 years.
We perform music from the popular classical repertoire. This includes famous pieces such as Pachelbel’s Canon, Vivaldi’s Four Seasons and Handel’s Watermusic. Please ask for our repertoire list to assist you in selecting music for your wedding ceremony. We also have a lovely selection of contemporary, opera and famous music from around the world to add variety to our performance. We will wear formal attire to your function, women in long black and men in tuxedos.
We specialize in wedding music. For your convenience, we have included a breakdown of what we do at a wedding ceremony: play 15 minutes before the ceremony begins, then play for the processional, the signing of the register and the recessional. We will then play as the guests exit your church, synagogue or wedding area until the hour is completed. Most wedding ceremonies are one hour but please note that some services (ie. Catholic with a Mass) are longer and will require an extra 15 to 30 minutes at our discounted rate. We can also add musical selections to your ceremony as required. We will assist you in selecting music to suit your religious or civil ceremony perfectly.
Elegant Background Music
We are also the ideal complement to your reception, receiving line, lunch, dinner or cocktail party. We know that our string quartet will add a beautiful touch to make your wedding or special function a unique and memorable experience. We are also available for corporate events.
Rates and Bookings
Please email for our price list. Contracts are required for all bookings. A $100 deposit is required to reserve your date and time. We charge only from the designated starting time to the time that we finish playing, with a minimum charge of one hour. For out of town engagements we charge a one-way driving time charge at our discounted rate from the perimeter highway.
playing was fabulous! Thanks again!
you to you and the RSQ for enriching our evening at our Fund Raising Gala.
We have heard only wonderful reviews!
just wanted to thank you for the beautiful music you provided at our wedding
ceremony. We truly appreciated it.
offer many other musical services. Please inquire for rates & availability.
Solo, Duo, Trio
The RSQ is available as a solo, duo or a trio for smaller functions.
Classical Singer For Your Wedding
We work with a classically trained singer so that your favorite wedding songs can be sung at the ceremony. One of our most requested songs is “Ave Maria” by Schubert. We can also perform with your singer. For the comfort of your singer, we then require a 30 minute rehearsal with your singer prior to the wedding.
Cello & Piano Duo
The Bell-Ryz cello & piano duo: cellist Andrea Bell and pianist Jacqueline Ryz have delighted audiences around the province with their beautiful recitals. The duo has performed in recital, as well as for charity events, weddings and parties. We require an acoustic, tuned piano at your location.
We can arrange your favorite song for the RSQ to perform at your wedding or special occasion.
RSQ members teach private lessons on violin, viola or cello.