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Ceremony Music in Philadelphia,
(215) 334-1872

About Us

Mello Strings offers musical services for events, such as corporate parties, weddings, engagements, bar/bat mitzvah, birthdays, anniversaries, quinceaneras, adding beauty and emotion to any event that needs that special touch. With years of experience in special engagements and classically trained music background, we have what it takes to seize the moment and make your event one to remember. Our focus is our clients, offering professional, hassle free and reliable service. We have the experience, training, and passion to make your event one truly to remember.

Sergei Panov, Violinist - Hi, I’m a graduate of Boyer College of Music, Temple University with a violin performance degree. Playing the violin and viola since the age of 5, music has been my passion for as long as I can remember. With years of experience in solo performance, chamber music, and orchestral playing, we’ve got you covered whether you want strictly classical music, or something unusual like rock or pop. When it comes to important events in your life with so much planning behind it, you want to make sure that everything is done right. And that’s our focus, you and your special event. Classically trained, we’re no snobs though. Christine and I truly enjoy working with people and satisfying needs of our clients to make their engagement as professional and pleasant as possible. With our passion for music, professional training and experience, we look forward to working with you.        

Christine Mello, Cellist - Hello! I am a graduate of Temple University's  Boyer college of Music undergraduate and graduate program. I have studied with James Cooper of the Philadelphia Chamber Orchestra and Metta Watts, premiere pedagogical cellist of the 20th and 21st century and co-teacher with the late Orlando Cole of the Curtis Institute of music. I am an actively performing cellist and teacher of the violin, viola, cello and doublebass. Classical music is my first love, but I also like playing classic rock, rap and big band music. It's an interesting and yet good fit on the cello! I met Sergey and many of our friends, below, while we were studying at Temple University. We love playing together! My favorite part of performing at events is that I get to meet so many wonderful people and be a part of their special day!



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  • Christine was excellent to work with! We hired her as part of a cello/violin duo to play during our ceremony. She responded to emails promptly, and was very helpful in recommending song choices for the ceremony. She was very professional, and her prices were very reasonable compared to other ceremony musicians in the area. Everything sounded great and classy on our big day, and I would highly recommend her.

    Frequently Asked Questions about Ceremonymusic

    What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

    Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Trio, String - Trio, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, Soloist / Vocalist

    What instruments does your group play?

    Cello, Viola, Violin

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