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Pizzazz Strings

           .... is an international ensemble of professional musicians with over twenty years experience providing curated performances for private functions, corporate events and weddings. Our mission is to offer a high quality string ensemble of any size for any occasion, for 100% customer satisfaction.

Owner & Cellist, Andrea Mills

Founded in 2012 by cellist Andrea Mills, Pizzazz Strings comprises leading musicians from the New York and New England area .... a unique pool of international performers & recording artists who play regularly together. Andrea is a leading session musician with over 70 credits on film and television in classics such as The Crown. She is professor of cello at Sacred Heart University, artist in residence at the Stamford International Music Festival, UK. and holds an endowed chair at the Sarasota Opera Orchestra. 

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Work directly with Andrea to plan your event, answer your questions and advise you on options to consider
* Women Owned & Artist Led

The Service We Provide

EnsemblesWe Provide....

P​izzazz​ provides any size string ensemble from a single musician to a full string orchestra. Our ensembles can be customized to fit your event and your budget.   OUR TYPICAL REQUESTS: - The Quartet: the classic choice for any event - The Trio: for the budget minded - The Duo: for intimate weddings - The Solo Musician: for a touch of class

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Our Credentials

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Trained at top conservatoires in the US & Europe, the musicians have recorded for major international record labels and run the internet's leading film and tv recording services for the commercial music industry through String Sessions Online. They have been heard on TV and Radio throughout the world and have appeared at some of the world's major concert halls: Lincoln Center, Carnegie Hall, the Hollywood Bowl, Severance Hall - Cleveland, Symphony Hall - Chicago, Orchestra Hall - Detroit, Le Salle Gaveaux - Paris, the Royal Festival Hall - London, the Royal Albert Hall - London, the Royal Opera House - London. ​ Together they have performed with some of the major musical figures of our time: ​ Rock & Pop: Yes, Johnny Matthis, BBKing, Trans Siberian Orchestra. Jazz: Turtle Island String Quartet, Diana Krall, Mark O'Connor. Classical: Simon Rattle, Luciano Pavarotti, Colin Davis, Andrea Boccelli, Gil Shaham. Celebrities: President Bush, James Earl Jones.    Feel free to request more information about our musicians.

Client VenuesWe Have Performed At....

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Carnegie Hall, London Fashion Week,Four Seasons Hotel, NY, Savoy Hotel, London, University Cllub, NY, Nassua Club, Princeton, New York Botanical Gardens, British Embassy Paris, The French Institute, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, NY, Le Chateaux, Gillette Castle, St Clements, Wadsworth Athaneum, Hillstead Museum, Mohegan Sun, Westchester Country Club, Hyatt on Hudson, Tarrytown Castle, Hampton Court Palace, Hartford XL Center, Bourne Mansion, Water's Edge, Fifth Third Bank, Hoare's Bank, the Inn at Longshore, Claridge's Hotel, London, Villa Bianca, Wadsworth Mansion, Waveny House, Cobbs Mills Inn, Amarante's Sea Cliff, Gedny Farm, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Natural History Museum, Brooklyn Botanical Garden, Bartlett Arboritum, Eolia Mansion, Candlelight Farms Inn, Chatfield Hollow Farm, Owenego Inn, The Delamar Greenwich, Lionrock Farm, Tappanhill Mansion, Cascade, Stonehurst, The Pond House, Larchmont Shore Club, Phelps-Hathaway House, Madison Beach Hotel, Lyndhurst Castle, The Woodwinds, The Mayflower Inn, Lyman Orchards, Rose Vineyards, The Riverhouse, Saltwater Farms Vineyard, Il Palio, Saybrook Point Inn, Stone Acres Farm, Burr Mansion, Smith Farm Gardens, Goodwin Hotel, Woodway Country Club, Great River Golf Club, Inn at Mystic, Aria, Lord Thompson Manor, Candlewood Inn, The Farms Country Club, The Garrison, The Lace Factory, Heritage Hotel, Tyde at Walnut Beach, Mount Southington, Mill on the River, Larimar, William Vale Hotel, Westport Historical Society, Tashua Knowlls Country Club, The Palace Theater Waterbury, Troutbeck, Anthony's Ocean View, Oak Hill, Nuzzo's Farm, Middlesex Yacht Club, The Spa at Norwich, Farmington Country Club, Kingdon of the Hawk Vineyard, Harkness Memorial Park, The Society Room Hartford, The Mount, Copper Beach Inn, The Abbey Inn & Spa, The Mount, The Branford House, Lake of Isles, Jonathan Edwards Winery, Rosecliff Manor, Bank Streets Events, The Barns Middletwon, Foxhill Inn, Chanier Hotel, Castle Hill & churches & private houses throughout the country.

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RegionsWe Serve....

New York City & Metro Area, Eastern New York State, Connecticut, Rhode Island, Southern Massachussets, Southern Vermont, Southern New Hampshire, Northern New Jersey

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Chances are ...you've heardus before!

With close to 200 credits on soundtracks for Disney, Dreamworks, Netflix, Amazon, HBO, BBC, and Sony, when we are not playing live for clients, we are busy in the studio recording soundtracks for film and television.

With Credits on The Crown, Marcella, Little Mermaid, Penguins of Madagascar and many, many more it's likely you have heard us playing without even knowing it! 
 

Pizzazz Strings is the sister company of String Sessions Online - one of the first online commercial recording houses specializing in film and television soundtracks. Pizzazz Strings enjoys a unique relationship with today's leading commercial composers and arrangers and our extensive music lists include some of the most exciting arrangements available. If you don't see your favorite tune Andrea can work with you to commission your own custom arrangement. 

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JUST SOME OF OURTV & FILM SOUNDTRACKS

TESTIMONIALS

Booking music through an agent may be easy but you pay a premium to the agent, you describe your needs to a third party not performing the music and it's likely you may never meet the musicians before the big day.

 

When you contact Pizzazz Strings you will get a personalized response from the musicians themselves and you can rest assured that you are booking the highest quality service available at the most competitive rate possible. We are owned and operated by the musicians and so our reputation is made at every event we play.

"Wonderful musicians - everyone was raving about the quality of the music at our wedding ceremony. Andrea was a breeze to work with, and even took a last minute song addition with about 24 hours' notice. Can't thank you enough - you guys were fantastic! I would recommend Pizzazz Strings for any wedding ceremony. Great mix of traditional and contemporary songs."

Stacy Archembault

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