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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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I just wanted to send a quick email to thank you for the wonderful job you did at my daughter Sarah’s wedding at the Baltimore Basilica Saturday. It sounded so wonderful and made the wedding even more special. So many of our guests commented on the beautiful music. I was glad our wedding planner Elle knew about you! Thanks again!
B. Mather, Baltimore Basilica  
Catholic wedding ceremony
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
Everyone loved String Poets' performance. I was very happy and satisfied!
-Dina C, Aberdeen, MD  
Wedding Ceremony
Thank you all very much for a wonderful performance at our wedding! Your professionalism, timing and etiquette were above reproach. I am just sorry that I wasn't able to enjoy every minute:) As the bride, I was a little busy getting ready and posing for an endless string of photographs. My new husband and I were very, very pleased. Please let all of the musicians know that they were an integral and enjoyable part of our wedding. All the best, Jenn and Bernie
Jenn and Bernie's wedding, Stone Mill inn in Hellam, PA  
Jenn and Bernie's Wedding Ceremony and Cocktail hour
Many thanks to the String Poets for playing at our wedding. The music played a very important part in our wedding, as you know, and you performed the pieces just as I wanted them to be played! At one point I was swaying to the music(I think it was Vocalise) and my husband even noticed me doing it, just in the moment and enjoying everything about the day. I'm sorry I didn't get to meet you in person! I was running a bit late from the hairdresser and I just had to get upstairs and get dressed and be ready in 30 min. Thank you again for making our day special for us! -Chris
Christine Cho's wedding, Greenville Country Club in Wilmington, DE  
Wedding Ceremony
Thank you so much for serving our wedding. The music was beautiful and I want to let you know that we've received many compliments! I'll definitely look out for you if we help out in any future events in the area. You guys were wonderful to work with. THANK YOU!
Kady and Andy, The Sunset Room  
Radhi, I cannot thank you and your colleagues enough for the beautiful music at Sarah's wedding. When I had my final review with the owner, Mark Lynch, I urged him to add the String Poets to their list of preferred vendors -- so I hope he does follow through. My husband still raves about how beautifully played the two musical interludes were (Puccini & Bernstein) and we had many friends at the wedding who are serious chamber music loves and they could not stop talking about the music -- with thanks, Gerry Otremba
Gerry O., The lodge, PA  
Wedding ceremony and Cocktail hour
Hi Radhi, I am writing to let you what an amazing addition you and your string quartet were to the wedding. I only wish I could have been more appreciative on Sunday and that I could have talked with you at length, but alas, I was quite caught up in my wedding. When I first heard you playing I was getting ready in the bridal quarters and, while I am proud to say that I did not cry at all during my wedding, I almost became a faucet when I first heard you play! It was so beautiful! When I heard you play the very first notes, it was like my wedding was starting at that very moment and the whole day was brought to life. It was at that moment that it all began, as all my bridesmaids and flower girls prepared for the processional and scampered around the room to the lovely music that you played. All of my guests have repeated the sentiments to me that you added a beautiful touch to the event. I will recommend you for future weddings or any lovely event where your playing would be appropriate. You are a very talented man for having put together such an amazing group, but even more importantly, you espouse a love and happiness that transcends your music. The extra effort that you made to specialize the songs was more than many others would have done for me! Last, when you played my first dance, "Stand By Me," it was a dream come true and I will cherish that moment always. Deepest and sincere thanks,
Danielle,  
Radhi & Company, Kelly and I wanted to offer another word of heartfelt thanks to you guys. We were so pleased with the role (and great music) you played at our wedding celebration last weekend! You helped make it an unforgettable weekend. We will of course recommend you to anyone who asks and we hope we can attend an event in the future that features the String Poets! Our thanks, Dan & Kelly
Dan & Kelly's wedding, The George Peabody Library in Baltimore, MD  
Dan & Kelly's wedding Wedding and Cocktail hour
Although I didn't even have time to speak to any of the performers on the day of. My family and friends that dealt with them thought very highly of them. The music was perfect for the ceremony and Radhi Santos was very accommodating via email when I was working two jobs before the wedding and had little time to go over things. String Poets definitely added elegance to our special day. Kristin and Todd Frankenfield
-Kristin B, Crofton, MD  
Wedding Ceremony
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
"String Poets are talented and generous. Our memorial service at Wolftrap was a challenge as it included a classical set, a dove release and several secular pieces interspersed within a program. Extraordinary musicians and professionals, the String poets hit every challenging entry, page turn and pause. As a modest singer, I would recommend String Poets to enhance any gig. They make you sound like a star. Their accompaniment to Josh Groban piece ("To Where You Are") was straight from heaven
Melina S, Dulles, VA  
Memorial Cervice

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