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Professional musicians from Washington DC, Baltimore, and Richmond providing music for corporate events, social gatherings, and weddings. Please email us at stringpoets@gmail.com or call Radhi Santos at 202-465-2310 for information on rates and bookings.

String Poets is a highly-acclaimed professional string ensemble

Created in 1998, String Poets Quartet has become the premiere string quartet for Maryland, Washington DC, Virginia, Pennsylvania and Delaware. We have created the perfect music setting for hundreds of social events by integrating unique musical selections into cherished traditions. We work closely with our clients to select the best music for their taste and for the occasion.

We perform in a variety of ensembles:

  • String Quartert (two violinists, one violist, one cellist)
  • String Trio (one violinist, one violist, one cellist)
  • Flut Trio (one flutist, one violist, one cellist)
  • String Duo (one violinist, one cellist; one violinist, one guitarist)
  • Solo performance (varies)

String Poets combines artistic excellence, professionalism, and experience to make your special occasion more memorable.

Our rates are affordable, and we try to work within each client's budget. For more information regarding booking and rates, please contact us at StringPoets@gmail.com or by phone at  202-465-2310.

String Poets will be a great addition to your:

Wedding ceremony

Whether the traditional "Here Comes the Bride," the equally beautiful Pachelbel "Canon," or another selection from our extensive repertoire, the sound of String Poets will enrich the atmosphere with an ambiance of elegance and sophistication.

Cocktail reception/hors d’oeuvres

Light classics are best. The music does not demand too much attention, but creates a beautiful background.

Dinner

We recommend Baroque and early Classical (Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart). After all, many of these pieces were written specifically for these occasions.

Dancing

Waltzes or tangos are an excellent way to liven up the evening!

Corporate event

String Poets adds just the right touch to an important meeting. We have extensive light classical and popular tunes.

Holiday party

Favorites from the "Nutcracker" suite, Christmas carols, and popular tunes evoke the holiday spirit.

Wine tasting

Start with baroque and early classical, followed by popular tunes and opera arrangements.

Grand Openings

Combination of all styles, depending on acoustics and audience reaction.

Memorial services

Create an unforgettable tribute toward your loved one.

> Real estate open houses

Present a warm, elegant and inviting atmosphere that will surely impress your potential buyers.

Proposals and office serenades

Surprise that special someone in your life by sending the professional romantic String Poets Trio perfect for marriage proposals, anniversaries and valentine’s day!

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Venues String Poets has played in the past:

In Washington, DC

Places of Worship

  • 19th Street Baptist Church
  • All Souls Unitarian Church
  • Church of the Holy City
  • Church of the Pilgrims
  • Cleveland Park United Church
  • Epiphany Catholic Church
  • First Baptist Church of Washington, DC
  • Georgetown Prep Chapel
  • Georgetown University Dahlgren Chapel
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church
  • Jerusalem Baptist Church
  • Metropolitan Memorial United Methodist Church
  • New York Avenue Presbyterian Church
  • Our Lady of Victory
  • Sixth & I Historic Synagogue
  • St. Aloysius Church
  • St. Dominic Church
  • St. Francis de Sales Church
  • St. John's Episcopal Church of Georgetown
  • St. Margaret's Episcopal Church
  • St. Matthew’s Cathedral
  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church
  • St. Paul's Lutheran Church
  • Trinity Episcopal Church
  • Universalist National Memorial Church
  • Washington Hebrew Congregation
  • Western Presbyterian Church

Event Venues

  • Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium
  • Arts Club of Washington
  • Cannon House Office Building
  • Chamber of Commerce
  • Chef Geoff's
  • City Tavern Club
  • Club at Franklin Square
  • Congressional Club
  • Corcoran Gallery of Art
  • Cosmos Club
  • Dahlgren Chapel of the Sacred Heart
  • Daughter's of the American Revolution Library
  • Daughter's of the American Revolution Memorial Continental Hall
  • Embassy of New Zealand
  • Evermay
  • Fairmont Hotel
  • Four Seasons Hotel
  • Franciscan Monastery
  • Ft. McNair Officers' Club
  • George Washington University
  • Georgetown University
  • GWU Marvin Center
  • Halcyon House
  • Hay-Adams Hote
  • The House of Sweden
  • Hyatt Capital Hill
  • International Spy Museum
  • Jefferson Hotel
  • Jurys Washington Hotel
  • Kennedy Center
  • Lisner Auditorium
  • Madison Building
  • Madison Hotel
  • Mandarin Oriental Hotel
  • Marriott at Metro Center
  • Marriott Wardman Park
  • Mayflower Hotel
  • McLean Gardens Ballroom
  • Meridian House
  • Metropolitan Club
  • Metropolitan Square Building
  • National Arboretum
  • National Archives Rotunda for the Charters of Freedom
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts
  • National Portrait Gallery
  • National Press Club
  • Omni Shoreham
  • President Lincoln Cottage
  • Rayburn House Office Building
  • Red Cross Building
  • Renwick Gallery
  • Ritz-Carlton
  • Ritz-Carlton – Georgetown
  • Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center
  • Sewell-Belmont House
  • St. Regis Hotel
  • The Embassy of Italy
  • The Fairmont Hotel
  • The Galleria at Lafayette Centre
  • The Historic Car Barn
  • The Stephen Decatur House
  • The Westin Embassy Row
  • The Willard InterContinental Washington
  • Thomas Jefferson Memorial
  • Union Station
  • United States Botanic Garden
  • United States Capitol
  • Washington Club
  • Washington International School
  • Washington Monarch Hotel
  • Watergate Hotel
  • Westin Grand
  • Westin Embassy Row

In Virginia

Places of Worship

  • Cameron United Methodist Church, Alexandria, VA
  • Capitol Church, Vienna, VA
  • Clarendon United Methodist Church, Arlington, VA
  • Clifton Baptist Church, Clifton, VA
  • Clifton Presbyterian Church, Clifton, VA
  • Crossroads United Methodist Church, Ashburn, VA
  • Dunn Loring Methodist Church, Vienna, VA
  • Ebenezer United Methodist Church, Stafford, VA
  • Fairlington United Methodist Church, Alexandria, VA
  • Faith Lutheran Church, Arlington, VA
  • First Baptist Church of Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
  • Fredericksburg United Methodist Church, Fredericksburg, VA
  • Fort Belvoir Chapel, Ft. Belvoir, VA
  • Galilee Methodist Church, Sterling, VA
  • Grace Episcopal Church, Alexandria, VA
  • Korean United Methodist Church of Greater Washington, McLean, VA
  • Hatcher's Memorial Baptist Church, Bristow, VA
  • Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, VA
  • Hylton Memorial Chapel, Woodbridge, VA
  • Little Union Baptist Church, Dumfries, VA
  • Lord of Lutheran Church, Fairfax, VA
  • Manassas Assembly of God, Bristow, VA
  • McLean Baptist Church, McLean, VA
  • McLean Presbyterian Church, McLean, VA
  • Messiah United Methodist Church, Springfield, VA
  • Mount Vernon Unitarian Church, Alexandria, VA
  • Mt. Olivet United Methodist Church, Arlington, VA
  • Northern Virginia Hebrew Congregation, Reston, VA
  • Old Post Chapel, Fort Myer, VA
  • Our Lady of Good Counsel Catholic Church, Vienna, VA
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
  • Plymouth Haven Baptist Church, Alexandria, VA
  • Potomac Baptist Church, Sterling, VA
  • Providence Presbyterian, Fairfax, VA
  • Rock Spring Congregational United Church of Christ, Arlington, VA
  • St. Andrew Catholic Church, Clifton, VA
  • St. Ann's Catholic Church, Arlington, VA
  • St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish, Arlington, VA
  • St. Clares of Assisi Catholic Church, Clifton, VA
  • St. James Episcopal Church, Leesburg, VA
  • St. John Neumann Catholic Church, Reston, VA
  • St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Alexandria, VA
  • St. Katherine's Greek Orthodox Church, Falls Church, VA
  • St. Mark's Catholic Church, Vienna, VA
  • St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church, Fairfax, VA
  • St. Mary's Catholic Church, Alexandria, VA
  • St. Mary's Episcopal Church, Arlington, VA
  • St. Mary's of Sorrows, Fairfax, VA
  • St. Michael's Catholic Church, Annandale, VA
  • St. Stephen's United Methodist Church, Burke, VA
  • St. Timothy's Episcopal Church, Herndon, VA
  • St. Veronica Catholic Church, Chantilly, VA
  • Trinity United Methodist Church, McLean, VA
  • Unitarian Church of Arlington, Arlington, VA
  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Arlington, Arlington, VA
  • United Methodist Church, Arlington, VA
  • Wakefield Chapel, Annandale, VA

Event Venues

Alwyngton Manor, Warrenton, VA
Army Navy Country Club, Arlington, VA
The Bailiwick Inn, Fairfax, VA
Belmont Country Club, Ashburn, VA
Belmont, The Gari Melchers Estate & Memorial Gallery, Fredericksburg, VA
Black Horse Inn, Warrenton, VA
Bluemont Vineyard, Bluemont, VA
Briar Patch Bed & Breakfast, Middleburg, VA
Bristow Manor, Bristow, VA
Carlyle House, Alexandria, VA
Cherry Blossom Boat, Alexandria, VA
Clarendon Ballroom, Arlington, VA
Clore Brothers Outfitters, Fredericksburg, VA
Collingwood on the Potomac, Alexandria, VA
Country Club of Fairfax, Fairfax, VA
Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City, VA
Dulles Hyatt, Dulles, VA
Embassy Suites, Alexandria, VA
Evergreen Country Club, Haymarket, VA
Fair Lakes Hyatt, Fairfax, VA
Fairview Marriott, Falls Church, VA
Flint Hill Public House, Flint Hill, VA
Fort Belvoir Officers' Club, Ft. Belvoir, VA
Fortune's Chinese Restaurant, Falls Church, VA
Fox Chase Manor, Manassas, VA
Gadsby's Tavern Museum, Alexandria, VA
Galemont Farm, Broad Run, VA
George Washington Masonic National Memorial, Alexandria, VA
Glen Burnie Historic House & Garden, home of the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley,Winchester, VA
The Goodstone Inn and Estate, Middleburg, VA
Heritage Hunt Golf and Country Club, Gainesville, VA
Hidden Creek Country Club, Reston, VA
Hillsborough Vineyard, Purcellville, VA
Hilton Alexandria Marc Center, Alexandria, VA
Hilton Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Hilton Washington Dulles Airport, Herndon, VA
Hyatt Dulles, Dulles, VA
Hyatt Regency Reston - Reston Town Center, Reston, VA
Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg, VA
Lake of the Woods, Locust Grove, VA
Landini Brothers Restaurant, Alexandria, VA
Lansdowne Resort, Leesburg, VA
L'Auberge Chez Francois - Great Falls, Great Falls, VA
Lloyd House, Alexandria, VA
Lost Creek Winery, Leesburg, VA
Mai Weh Restaurant, Reston, VA
The Manor House at Marriott Ranch, Hume, VA
Maxim Place, Falls Church, VA
Mayhurst Inn, Orange, VA
Meadowlark Botanical Garden, Vienna, VA
Memorial Baptist Church, Arlington, VA
Morrison House, Alexandria, VA
Mount Vernon Inn, Alexandria, VA
Oatlands Plantation, Leesburg, VA
Old Hickory Golf Club, Woodbridge, VA
Old Post Chapel at Fort Myer, Arlington, VA
Orlean House, Orlean, VA
Potomac Point Winery, Stafford, VA
Radisson - Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
Raspberry Plain, Leesburg, VA
Red Fox Inn, Middleburg, VA
Ritz-Carlton, Tysons Corner, VA
Ritz-Carlton, Pentagon City, Arlington, VA
River Farm, Alexandria, VA
Rose Hill Manor, Leesburg, VA
Ruth's Chris Steak House, Crystal City, Arlington, VA
Rust Manor, Leesburg, VA
Sheraton National, Arlington, VA
Sheraton Suites in Old Town Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
Stonewall Golf Club, Gainesville, VA
The Torpedo Factory, Alexandria, VA
The Tower Club at Tysons Corner, Tyson's Corner, VA
Thomas Birkby House, Leesburg, VA
Top of the Town, Alexandria, VA
Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, Dulles, VA
Washington Golf and Country Club, Arlington, VA
Waterford at Fair Oaks, Fairfax, VA
Westfields Marriott, Chantilly, VA
Westin Alexandria, Alexandria, VA
Westin Arlington Gateway, Arlington, VA
Westwood Country Club, Vienna, VA
Whitehall Manor, Bluemont, VA

In Richmond, VA

Bolling-Haxall House (Women's Club of Richmond)
Canon Chapel (University of Richmond)
Cathedral of the Sacred Heart
Celebrations at the Reservoir
Colony Club
Country Club of Virginia
Dellwood Plantation
Edgar Allen Poe Museum
Fox Head Inn
Jefferson Hotel
Kent-Valentine House
Lewis Ginter Botanical Garden
Linden Row Inn
Manor House at King's Charter
Maymont Park Italian Garden
Mill at Fine Creek
Norwood Plantation
Omni Hotel
Richmond Country Club
Reveille United Methodist Church
St. James Episcopal Church
St. Mary's Episcopal Church
St. Patrick's Catholic Church
St. Paul's Episcopal Church
St. Stephen's Episcopal Church
Science Museum
Sunday Park (Brandermill)
Tuckahoe Plantation
Twenty-Three Hundred Club
Valentine Museum
Virginia Crossings Conference Center
Virginia House
Virginia Museum of Fine Arts
Winterham Plantation
Western Virginia area
Barboursville Winery
Belle Grae Inn (Staunton)
The Homestead
Montpelier
Royal Oaks (Love, Virginia!)
University of Virginia Chapel
Willow Grove Inn
Williamsburg and Northern Neck area
Berkeley Plantation
Christchurch
Jamestown Memorial Church
Old St. John's Church
Smithfield Inn
Williamsburg Winery
Wren Chape

In Maryland

Places of Worship

Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, Baltimore, MD
Bethesda First Baptist Church, Bethesda, MD
Bethesda United Church of Christ, Bethesda, MD
Christ Episcopal Church, Kensington, MD
Christ the King Church, Silver Spring, MD
Church of Christ at Manor Woods, Rockville, MD
Corpus Christi Church, Baltimore, MD
Grace Brethren Church, Lanham, MD
Holy Face Church, Great Mills, MD
Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, Rockville, MD
Neelsville Presbyterian Church, Germantown, MD
Shrine of St. Jude, Rockville, MD
Shrine of St. Jude, Baltimore, MD
Silver Spring Church of Christ, Silver Spring, MD

Event Venues

Antrim 1844 Country House Hotel, Taneytown, MD
Belvedere Hotel, Baltimore, MD
Bethesda Marriott, Bethesda, MD
Brookside Gardens, Wheaton, MD
DoubleTree Rockville Hotel & Executive Meeting Center, Rockville, MD
Gaithersburg Marriott Washingtonian Center, Gaithersburg, MD
Gaylord National Harbor, National Harbor, MD
Glenview Mansion, Rockville, MD
Hyatt Regency Bethesda, Bethesda, MD
Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina, Cambridge, MD
Indian Springs Country Club, Silver Spring, MD
Inn at Brookeville Farms, Brookeville, MD
The Inn at Perry Cabin, St. Michaels, MD
Kent Manor Inn & Restaurant, Stephensville, MD
Kentlands Mansion, Gaithersburg, MD
King's Contrivance Restaurant, Columbia, MD
Manor Country Club, Rockville, MD
Mount Airy Mansion, Upper Marlboro, MD
Mrs. K's Tollhouse, Silver Spring, MD
Newton White Mansion, Mitchellville, MD
Oxon Hill Manor, Oxon Hill, MD
Pintail Point, Queenstown, MD
Rockwood Manor, Potomac, MD
Stone Manor Country Club, Middletown, MD
Strathmore Hall of Performing Arts, Rockville, MD
Strathmore Mansion, Rockville, MD
Strong Mansion, Dickerson, MD
The Audubon Naturalist Society's Woodend Bird Sanctuary, Chevy Chase, MD
University of Maryland - Memorial Chapel, College Park, MD
University of Maryland - The Inn and Conference Center Marriott, College Park, MD
Westin Annapolis at Park Place, Annapolis, MD
William Paca House & Gardens, Annapolis, MD

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Comments..
String Poets set the tone for the entire wedding with their beautiful music and tone. I am a professional musician and I was very particular with the music for my son's wedding. Radhi Santos was excellent to work with and impressed my son's fiance with the time that he spent with her planning songs for the ceremony. I would highly recommend String Poets to anyone. The group is made up of professional musicians who perform as principals with major area orchestras. They are highly trained and take pride in their work. Thank you String Poets for making my son and daughter in law's wedding such a beautiful occasion.
Cynthia , Warrenton, VA  
Wedding
Mr. Radhi Santos and his quartet provided an out standing performance for our 4th annual awards banquet where we had nearly 200 guests in attendance. His quartet arrived promptly and was ready to perform when our event started. The String Poets added the polish to our event that helped put it over the top. Many guests commented on the quality of their performance and the value that it added to the ambiance of the evening. We will certainly be contacting String Poets for our event next year.
-Mike M, Lexington Park, MD  
Banquet
Radhi-you all were wonderful!! I want you to know your tip is coming in the mail. Please let me know if you don't get it:) the music was beautiful!!! Olivia and Nicole
Olivia, Silver Swan Bayside  
wedding ceremony and cocktail hour
Everyone loved String Poets' performance. I was very happy and satisfied!
-Dina C, Aberdeen, MD  
Wedding Ceremony
"My daughter's wedding was planned in only three months. The String Poets (and their lead, Radhi Santos) were a dream to work with on repertory. The musical quality of the quartet is outstanding. Friends who regularly attend world-class concerts praised their talent and overall performance. You will be delighted to have them play for you at any occasion. "
Gerry O., The lodge events, PA  
Wedding Ceremony and cocktail hour
Just wanted to say thank you for the great job you guys did last night. I know I did not get a chance to speak with you, but all of the music sounded amazing! Thanks again for everything :) Best, Rachel
Rachel P., The Hotel At Arundel Preserve  
Wedding Ceremony
The String Poets did an amazing job providing all the music for our wedding, from ceremony processional and recessional to cocktail hour to reception! These musicians are amazing, incredibly professional, and their sound is amazing. They also have an incredible repertoire, and had all of the pieces we wanted for our Jewish ceremony. Radhi Santos, the contact for the String Poets, was fantastic to work with- he was always very approachable and dedicated to making sure that we got exactly the lovely string quartet music we wanted. All in all, fantastic!! I highly recommend them.
rebecca, oseh shalom laurel MD  
The String Poets Trio that performed at our wedding reception was exceptional. They were extremely professional, incredibly talented and not only met but exceeded our expectations. They were fabulous and I would recommend them to anyone. They provided a beautiful musical backdrop to our wedding reception. Bravo!!!
-Molly H, Leesburg, VA  
Wedding cocktail hour
Thank you all for making this memorial service beautiful and memorable for all who attended. It is impossible to express one's thanks when there are so many sensibilities to take into account on such an ocassion. Your musicianship and the intelligence of the selections made the day for us all. And thank you for co-ordinating with the organist, Jeffrey Workman, and for working with me. I received your name from Robert Saladini, by the way, for whose father you performed a memorial service. He himself is an organist, and he praised your work. I am so grateful. Adrian Birne.
Adrian Birne, St. Marks Episcopal Church, Washington DC  
Memorial Service
I just wanted to take the time to say thank you. You and your group did an amazing job at our wedding reception. The music was absolutely beautiful and I could not have asked for anything better. Your professionalism was amazing and we got so many compliments on you guys. My only regret is that I did not get the chance to thank you personally after the ceremony. You definitely made our ceremony more special and gave it that romantic touch we were looking for. Again, thank you so much. And we will definitely recommend your services in the future to those who are looking for a string quartet.
J. Fisher,  
Brandt/Fisher Wedding
I just got back from my honeymoon and have been hearing rave reviews about the wedding. Everyone had such a great time!!! I'm sorry I was unable to speak with you throughout the crazy night, but I had sooooo much fun. Everyone agreed that the music was beautifully performed, and you were beyond amazing dealing with the hectic schedule, making the location changes, and composing Doug and I such a special first dance on short notice. That song was absolutely perfect; I wish somebody recorded it so I could listen to it over and over! Anyway, I was never able to formally thank you for all the work that you did. It was great having someone so professional and so talented that I didn't need to think about the string quartet all day/night... I just enjoyed the music! You are truly incredible, and Doug and I just wanted to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for making our ceremony and reception unforgettable. I would recommend you to anyone and everyone! Thank you a million times, Leslie
Leslie K., St. Marys Church in Luarel MD and Woodlawn Manor in Sandy Spring MD  
Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail hour
I couldn't have been more pleased. These guys sounded just perfect! They played a non-traditional piece for me as I walked down the aisle - Dvorak's Humoresque No.7 as well as other pieces we selected for the reception. They are finely skilled musicians and I would highly recommend them to anyone looking for a string trio (they also have a string quartet) for their event.
Tina, Alexandria, VA  
Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail hour

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