3 Strings & A Mandolin
3 Strings and A Mandolin is a Bay Area chamber music group featuring mandolin, violin, viola, and cello. Expressive, beautiful, delightful and a unique alternative to the string quartet, this ensemble features some of the finest in classical music talent the Bay Area has to offer.
The group highlights the best classical compositions for this particular ensemble,
as well as many adaptations by known and loved composers.
The group also performs a wide variety of string quartet music, wedding and light jazz favorites.
With competitive prices and musical flexibility,
the group can also perform solo, as a duo, and a trio.
Suitable for any occasion, event, or season, 3 Strings & A Mandolin will offer
a unique and memorable experience for your special event.
This ensemble can also perform as: 2 Strings & A Mandolin (Mandolin, Violin & Cello)
1 String & A Mandolin (Mandolin & Violin or Mandolin & Cello) or Solo Mandolin.
Luna Nova Quartet is the concert version of 3 Strings & A Mandolin
3 Strings & A Mandolin Quartet
1 String & A Mandolin Duet
3 Strings & A Mandolin Testimonials
“Thanks very much - we really appreciated the work by your group yesterday - the music was great and fit well with the various phases of the event - I wish I had had more time to simply listen and enjoy - the strings around the ceremony were very well done and the trumpet recessional was just the ticket - very much appreciated that extra little item. Very nicely done all around and everyone had a great time with seamless musical support.”
—Gordon • 2 Strings & A Mandolin with Trumpet
"3 Strings is fabulous! I really enjoy the music and originality of this group!”
—Greg • Fortune Entertainment • 3 Strings & A Mandolin
“Ben! Thank you! Everyone commented how great you were, couldn't have been better!”
—Marie • Solo Classical Violin
“We had so much fun at the wedding and the music was fabulous. Everyone loved the music. It really made the night special. Hope to see you guys again soon. Thank you so much for everything. It was just wonderful to work with you!”
—Adina & Brian • 2 Strings & A Mandolin
“Thanks to YOU!!!! You were a pleasure and a dream to work with---And, your beautiful music added immeasurably to the success of the openings. Please send anyone my way who wants a recommendation….I look forward to working with you again soon!”
—Susan • Contemporary Jewish Museum • String Theory Q & 3 Strings & A Mandolin
(Played at all donor, member events and Grand Opening Week of the Museum)
“We were very happy with the service provided by Benny B. The ceremony music was beautiful (combination of mandolin and violin). I recommend Ben to anyone looking for a complete package of music/dance/mc services for their wedding -- we were glad that he was there. Thanks!”
—Dan • 1 String & Mandolin Duet
Everyone raved about the “special touch” you added to our celebration!”
—Mia • Solo Mandolin & Voice
“A delightful, elegant twist to the standard string quartet...Ben has a winner with 3 Strings & A Mandolin!”
—Ken • Prince/SF Productions • 3 Strings & A Mandolin