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Golden Gate Music (Su Buchignani)

Golden-Gate-Strings“Your personal music designer for all events.”

Pop, Rock, and Classical strings for San Francisco, Wine Country, Silicon Valley, Carmel and beyond. Your personal music designer for weddings and all events. Welcome to Golden Gate Music, home of the Golden Gate String Quartet, the premier rock and pop string quartet in Northern California, and so much more. With Golden Gate Music, you work directly with the owner from your first inquiry to the last note we play. I am not only a performer, but also a professional music arranger. Almost anything is possible, from Bach to Death Cab for Cutie, Broadway to Daft Punk. Our songlists for each of the groups runs into the hundreds, and I am writing new music arrangements all the time. Have you heard the Vitamin String Quartet? Our clients tell me that they’re nothing compared to the Golden Gate String Quartet. And with Golden Gate Music, you get experience. We have designed and performed music for well over 2,000 events, from intimate backyard weddings to elaborate productions nationwide for celebrities and major corporations for thousands of guests. Our San Francisco, Napa, Carmel wedding music is unsurpassed.

I love my job! For nearly a lifetime, I have had the pleasure of working with some of the most extraordinary Bay Area musicians (they’re nice people too!) But it doesn’t stop there. Equally gratifying is getting to know and work with many hundreds of unique and interesting clients over the years. Each brings a vision and a personal sense of style that allows me to translate these qualities into the perfect music for their event.

Every reason to celebrate can be even more special with the right music. Live music can be remarkably affordable. There are no hidden costs with Golden Gate Music. Perhaps a string quartet or even the Golden Gate Trio is way over your entertainment budget. Either the violin and cello Golden Gate Duo or The Two of Us just might be the answer. The Two of Us Duo made up of violin and viola is equally experienced in classical and popular music, and possibly the best strolling strings in Northern California.

“Let your imagination run wild; then give Golden Gate Music a call or email.” – Su Buchignani, Owner, Golden Gate Music


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