About String Poets
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 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.

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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 Hotel
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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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
Wanted to take a quick moment to thank all of you for the amazing performance last night. I just wish I could have been there longer, but our guests were blown away by the strings. Everything was perfect and really added to a great wedding day. Thanks again. Derek A.
Derek A., Keswick Hall, VA  
Charlottesville, VA string Quartet
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,  
I would like to take this time and thank the String Poets Quartet for their professional and timely service. The songs was just what we wanted, and was played on cue. Thank you.
-Sheila S, Frederick, MD  
Wedding Ceremony
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
We had the String Poets play at our Catholic ceremony and their music was beautiful! The whole day was a big blur but I knew that the music was great after all of our guests asked about them and complimented them. Then when we watched our video - we again saw how wonderful they were! Highly recommend and Radhi was Super easy to work with!
Alyssa, Baltimore, MD  
Catholic 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  
From the first time I contacted Radhi Santos from String Poets, he was confident and enthusiastic about performing the ceremony and cocktail hour music for our wedding. He listened to what I wanted the atmosphere to be like, and suggested music to create the happy environment I wanted. Radhi was responsive, super professional, and the trio that played at the wedding sounded incredible. When I think back on my wedding day, one of the things I actually remember is the music String Poets was playing. It was nice not having to worry about this part of the wedding; completely worth it!
Natalia, Martins West  
Wedding Reception
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
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
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