Making Vermont occasions special since 2018

Our upper strings

Gretchen, violin
Margie, violin

Our lower strings

Isaac, viola
Soren, cello and Yin, cello

Spreading the joy of chamber music

Named after one of the first female composers in recorded history, the Hildegard String Quartet met in 2018 while performing with the Me2/ Orchestra Burlington. United by a mission to share live music for mental health, we are a diverse ensemble focused on bringing happiness to any occasion. We enjoy playing a wide range of string repertoire from classical to contemporary. Let us know what we can perform for your event!

We have decades of mastery to entertain attendees at weddings and other social occasions. Craft your celebrations with the ambience of classical and contemporary music. Have us tailor unique arrangements based on your requests.

Customize experiences for your audience

Come hear us.

We play at the Shelburne Farmer’s Market and the Burlington Farmer’s Market and would love to perform for you. See us on select Saturdays from May to October.  And we are performing with the Bella Voce Women’s Chorus on May 18 and 19, 2024 in Burlington and Stowe.

Book us for your event.

Do you need a quartet for your occasion?

The Hildegard Quartet has a 2024 rate of $535 for the first hour. Subsequent hours are $475 per hour. Deposits of $50 are required to reserve dates.  Because the musicians are based in Chittenden County, events outside of Chittenden County require a two hour minimum.

Weather policy

We play both indoors and outside.  However, string instruments are extremely valuable and susceptible to damage when exposed to certain climatic variations.  Therefore, the performers must be provided with some type of shelter from rain (tent), direct sunlight (shade) and freezing temperatures (indoor venue).

Travel policy

The Hildegard String Quartet is based in Chittenden County. Travel fees for each player will be included for events outside of a 20 mile radius of Burlington. When applicable, the 2024 IRS standard mileage rate of $0.655 per mile will be added for each player.

Pro bono policy

The Hildegard String Quartet may elect to apply discounts or waive performance fees if events are mission-driven or provide equal access to music for our community. Let us know if your event focuses on mental health or expanding access to music for underserved populations.

"Thank you so much!  It was lovely to hear such beautiful music on such a beautiful and very special occasion - everyone enjoyed it!"

PH, Mother of the Bride, 6/4/2022

"Thank you SO much for making our wedding so special.  The quartet was FANTASTIC and was a huge highlight of my day."

LD, Bride 8/6/2022

"I listened to the quartet in the Market this morning, and thank you all for adding a lot to my enjoyment of the day.  I am visiting my son from a small island off the French coast.  I am one of the people who organise music on the island and I wish it was realistic to invite you to play for the islanders and visitors in the Summer."

AP, Burlington Farmer’s Market Visitor, 9/24/2022

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