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WEDDING SERVICES

Your wedding day is going to be the most incredible day of your life. You want everything to be the very best it can be in every way. That includes the music for your ceremony.

The ultimate in exquisite musical elegance, refinement, professionalism and artistry is the Kentucky-based CARNEGIE QUARTET featuring world-renowned violinist Timothy Baker. Mr. Baker is a top prize winner of numerous national and international violin competitions including the world-famous Tchaikovsky Competition in Russia, and has performed as soloist with the Boston Pops, the Moscow Philharmonic, the Stockholm Philharmonic, the National Symphony Orchestra, Baltimore Symphony and numerous other major orchestras. He is currently the violinist of The Amadeus Trio, one of this country's most celebrated classical music ensembles.

Mr. Baker has engaged three of Kentucky's finest classical artists to create THE CARNEGIE QUARTET, an ensemble that is unsurpassed in artistic quality.

THE CARNEGIE QUARTET'S elegance and dynamism combined with the pristine sheen of top-drawer professionalism that is instantly evident will make the musical portion of your wedding service indelibly memorable. The Quartet’s list of musical selections is extremely varied and ranges from the sublime melodies of Bach and the famous Pachelbel Canon to the more contemporary arrangements of Bruno Mars, Taylor Swift, Josh Groban, Christina Perri, Coldplay, Journey, Elton John, Adele, U2, the Beatles, Stevie Wonder, Eric Clapton, The Rolling Stones, Sting, Yiruma, and Andrew Lloyd Webber among others.

You will find the Quartet extremely easy to work with in selecting the music for your perfect day and in planning the logistics for your service.
A violin resting on two light red flowers and an open packet of sheet music.

In addition to your formal ceremony the Quartet would also be delighted to perform for your reception. As there are so many variations with regard to this function details should be discussed over the phone or in person with a representative of the Quartet. Kindly refer to the CONTACT US page of the site.

For those on a tighter budget THE CARNEGIE QUARTET is also happy to announce the availability of a violin and cello duo featuring violinist Timothy Baker. Should that option appeal to you please let us know.

We hope you will listen to the musical examples provided elsewhere on this site and then give us a call or shoot us an email if you like what you hear. Fees vary depending on the requirements for each individual wedding but we are extremely amenable and will be happy to work with you.

Enjoy listening to the following musical excerpts:
A white flower with two wedding bands resting on it.
Canon in D by Pachelbel
A Thousand Years by Christina Perry
Colors of the Wind from Pochahontas
Don't Stop Believin' by Journey
Spring from Vivaldi's Seasons
Rejoicing by Handel
Let It Be by The Beatles
All I Want Is You by U2
Tango by Michael McLean
A picture of Timothy Baker holding a violin. TIMOTHY BAKER, Violin

Described in a recent review as "second to none in this listener's memory,” violinist Timothy Baker has appeared as soloist with the Moscow Philharmonic, National Symphony, Baltimore Symphony, Boston Pops, Stockholm Radio Orchestra, Miami Philharmonic and the Dallas Chamber Orchestra among others. In addition to his acclaimed orchestral engagements, Mr. Baker frequently performs solo recitals and appears regularly as a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Amadeus Trio.

Mr. Baker remains in demand as a concertmaster for network television specials as well as for engagements by some of the world’s most famous artists. He has performed as concertmaster with orchestras throughout the United States as well as for CBS, NBC, ABC, PBS, and cable television specials, Hollywood movies, and the Grammys.

Timothy Baker has also been a collaborative artist and concertmaster with such performers as Frank Sinatra, Celine Dion, Aretha Franklin, Pavarotti, Michael Jackson, Luther Vandross, Michael Bolton, Randy Travis, Smashing Pumpkins, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks, Johnny Mathis, Bono, U2, Barbra Streisand, Victor Borge, Bob Hope, Philip Glass, Mstislav Rostropovich, Rod Stewart, and Dave Matthews among others.

Timothy Baker was accepted as a scholarship student of the famous pedagogue, Ivan Galamian, at the Juilliard School. While a student there, he was accepted into the studios of some of the world's most renowned musicians including Nathan Milstein, Felix Galimir and Robert Mann. In the years following graduation, Mr. Baker won top prizes in the VII International Tchaikovsky Violin Competition, the International Bach Solo Violin Competition, the Financial Federal International Competition in Miami, the International Music Program Competition and the North Carolina Symphony Young Artists Competition.

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