Click here for more
Click here for more information on Shaw Strings
on Shaw Strings

Shaw Strings

Shaw Strings

Click Here for a video demo

The Shaw Strings is a professional and reliable
string ensemble for your special occasion.
Duo, trio, quartet, double quartet, harp and bass are available.
Our repertoire is extensive and includes classical, light classics,
popular, show tunes, holiday and ethnic music.

(610) 696-3018
502 Pomona Hill Drive West Chester, PA 19382

Congratulations on your recent engagement!

As a wife and mother of two married children, I know the many decisions and choices involved in even the smallest wedding. One of the most difficult, for many people, is the music. As an experienced musician, I understand the need for quality, versatility and service.

We, at The Shaw Strings, have helped hundreds of happy couples to make their wedding a successful event and a cherished memory. The Shaw Strings offers you quality, versatility and experience at a price that fits your budget. Since we rehearse regularly, we can offer an extensive repertoire ranging from classical to jazz to ragtime. Of course, we would work closely with you to tailor a program just for you.

“The members of The Shaw Strings provided such a personal touch...
It felt like my family was playing”

The Shaw Strings takes pride in our unique commitment to personalized service. We believe it is our job to “made it wonderful” for you, using music to create the perfect atmosphere If you're unsure what type of program you want, we'll make some recommendations. If you'd like to add a flute to our quartet, we can easily do that. If you want a band or DJ for dancing, we'll be happy to recommend quality groups. If playing at a reception, I meet with the restaurant or banquet manager prior to the event to ensure all details are double and triple-checked. Our quartet will even, if possible, match our outfits to the colors of the event!

The Shaw Strings is on the recommended list for many of the finest local country clubs and catering houses, including the Curtis Institute of Music, Appleford Manor, DuPont CountryClub, Greystone Hall, Merion Tribute House, Springton Manor and many others. We have played at Catholic, Jewish, Protestant, Baha'i and non-denominational services. In addition, I can provide references from many happy clients.

“I've heard many quartets in my day, and The Shaw Strings is the best
I've ever heard!”

If you'd like to hear us play, The Shaw Strings performs regularly in live auditions. If you wish to attend one of our free performances, please call or e-mail me to reserve a seat. The local number is 610-696-3018. My e-mail address is

Once you've met us, heard us play, and checked our references, I think you'll find the Shaw Strings the perfect choice for your special event.

Virginia Schawacker
for the Shaw Strings

SHAW.GIF (2161 bytes)

SHAW1.JPG (20812 bytes)

Letters from Our Clients

Dear Shaw Strings
I just wanted to thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You sounded wonderful! We’re so glad you were able to be there for our day and we appreciate all your support. Thanks again. Love, Susan and Bill

Dear Virginia and Shaw Strings
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. The music was fantastic. Gary and I will always remember what you did for us at our wedding.
Love, Mary Anne & Gary

Dear Virginia
I wanted to tell you how impressed I was with your performance. Your quartet was not only very good in their musical performance, but everyone’s organization and ease were remarkable. I hope to work with you in the future and will recommend you with confidence.
Judy, Fehr, Organist

Dear Virginia and the Shaw Strings
Thank you for help making our wedding day so special. The music was beautiful, it was everything I imagined and more! Thanks again for all of your help over the past several months.
Sincerely, Jen

Dear Shaw Strings
Thank you for being a part of our wedding. Your music during the ceremony was beautiful and I heard so many compliments about the music during the cocktail hour. Thank you so much for giving us such a meaningful wedding gift.
Love, Cindy & Phil

Dear Virginia and the Shaw Strings,
We cannot tell you how happy we were with your performance. It added a special and beautiful touch to our wedding. We will highly recommend you to anyone.
Thank you, Dawn and John

Shaw Strings
Jim and I just wanted to say thank you for the beautiful performance at our wedding. You added that special touch of romance to our ceremony.
Thanks again, Jim and Leah

Dear Virginia and all
Thank you so much for your part in my daughter’s wedding reception. The music was wonderful and produced the atmosphere we had hoped for.

We really appreciated your suggestion of including Stephen. (Stephen was the bride’s 11 year old brother who played 2 pieces with us as a surprise gift for his sister’s wedding reception. I paid him $5.00 and he is forever hooked as a violinist, from that moment on!!!) It would never have occurred to me and yet it was such a special moment for all of us. Thank you, too, for the program of the music. I am glad to have it as a momento and it was thoughtful of you to give me one. The note and payment to Steve was a real surprise and delighted him no end. We will be pleased to recommend the Shaw Strings when the opportunity arises.
Sincerely, Linda

Dear Virginia,
I would just like to thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding. Due to the weather, it was unfortunate that we couldn’t enjoy the full hour for the purpose of pictures. However, it was just so thoughtful and kind of you to play for us before your leaving. It truly was the most romantic part of our wedding and we will never forget the Shaw Strings! Much love,
Joanne & Michael

Dear Virginia and the Shaw Strings
Thank you for all of your help to make our wedding ceremony so very special. All of you have been a joy to deal with. The music sounded so lovely! We thank you for all of the kindness, professionalism and talent you graced us with on our wedding day.
Respectfully, Laurie & Ron

Dear Virginia,
Thank you very much for you part in making Charlotte and Jim’s wedding day a very memorable one. Your quartet certainly added a lot of atmosphere to the occasion and we received many compliments on your music. Thank you, again, for sharing your talents with us all.
Sincerely, Mrs. Z

Dear Virginia,
My husband and I would like to let you know how beautiful your music made our son’s wedding. So many people told us how much they enjoyed it and it added an extra special touch to the day. Pachelbel’s Canon made me forget the rain drops and focus on my lovely new daughter-in-law and my handsome son.
Thank you, again. M/M B

Dear members of the Shaw Strings,
We’d like to thank you for the excellent performance you gave at our event on May 29th at the Judge Lewis Quadrangle in Philadelphia. Thanks to you, it was truly a memorable day. You did a wonderful job at setting the tone and giving elegance and beauty to the occasion. We are very grateful you could make it.
Thank you! Kathy P for the planning committee

Dear Virginia
Michael and I would like to thank all of you for the beautiful music for our wedding ceremony. The member of Shaw Strings provided such a personal touch. . . I felt like my family was playing. I even have a picture of all of us after the ceremony to prove it J!
Again, many thanks and we wish you all the best,
Carolyn and Michael

Dear Virginia
Whenever we remember this day and all it means to us, we’ll also remember how much your music added to the beauty of our wedding. Thank you so much for all you have done to make our day so special. We really appreciate it
Julie and Robert

Click here
for more
Click here for more information on Shaw Strings on Shaw Strings
Go to other categories...
Click here to select more wedding professionals at

Shaw Strings Qaurtet - West Chester Pa - Serivng Philadelphia Weddings
String Quartets for your ceremony and or ceremony in the Delaware Valley area. Diverse selection from Mozart to the Beetles. Video demo available. Harpist available.
Chester County string quartet, Philadelphia Weddings, Montgomery county ceremonies, Wilmington Weddings, musicians.
Chester County string quartet, Philadelphia Weddings, Montgomery county ceremonies, Wilmington Weddings, musicians.
Chester County string quartet, Philadelphia Weddings, Montgomery county ceremonies, Wilmington Weddings, musicians.