Amati Chamber Music

Amati Chamber Music
Amati Chamber Music
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Elegant Ensembles for Special Occasions Serving Greater Atlanta since 1996

Average Rating: 5.00 out of 5

(33 Reviews)

About Amati Chamber Music

Voted Best Wedding Music on My Fox Atlanta’s “Hot List”-2007
Voted Best Ceremony Musicians in Atlanta by the Georgia Chapter of the Association of Bridal Consultants-2004
We specialize in providing classical music performed on stringed instruments in trios or quartets that may also include flute or piano. Our repertoire includes traditional wedding music, popular music, show tunes, and operatic favorites. Our highest priority is meeting the unique musical needs of each client with unparalleled attention to detail while providing musical ensembles of the highest calibre. We will help you plan every detail of the music for your wedding. You may listen to samples of our music on our website. Demo CDs and references are available.

Amati Chamber Music Reviews

Kimberly R
Wedding Date: Dec. 22, 2019

Amati Chamber Music performed as a string quartet for 1 1/2 hours during my daughter's wedding and the coffee hour that followed. The performance was divine and took the emotion and reverence of our gathering to a height that we would not have experienced without them. These musicians are professionals and deliver musicality, not just music. In the planning, Sarah Paul, the leader and cellist, was extremely helpful, courteous, and comforting. She made it clear that all of the musicians of Amati Chamber Music were committed to making one of the most important days of our lives exceptional. That they did. I only wish I had another event to plan, so that I could invite Amati Chamber Music to perform. Bravo, ladies!
Posted: Jan. 10, 2020, 9:42 p.m.

Wedding Date: Sept. 1, 2019

We were thoroughly impressed with every conversation we had with Sarah and Amati. They were professional and pleasant to deal with, and had outstanding suggestions for music for us to consider for both the pre-ceremony music and the processional and recessional. The music they played was beautiful and right on point. They were also very honest in telling us that there would not be value in them playing at the reception as the noise level would drown out their music. Most vendors would want the money! We would definitely hire the again if given the opportunity and highly recommend them.

Posted: Sept. 15, 2019, midnight

Kimberly, Greensboro, GA
Wedding Date: Aug. 6, 2016

Sarah, with Amati, was extremely responsive and enthusiastic from the moment I first contacted her about performing at my daughter's wedding. She provided a guide, lists of music, and basically helped walk her through the planning of her entire ceremony. When we discovered there was no music to be found for the song she wanted to walk down the aisle to Sarah found someone to write the music!! I highly recommend Amati Chamber Music for your special event.
Posted: Aug. 28, 2016, 3:14 p.m.

Wedding Date: April 30, 2016

Amati Chamber Music accompanied our wedding at The Basilica of The Sacred Heart in downtown Atlanta in April, and we were absolutely thrilled with them. What a beautiful quartet! The played our selections perfectly, and combined wonderfully with the church's organist to form a truly memorable accompaniment to our big day. The experience the quartet has of playing with each-other means that the quality of the playing, as well as the huge amount of pieces that they were able to advise us with, took a huge amount of pressure off us on the day itself. Although our choice of recessional (the intermezzo from Mascagni's (Cavelleria Rusticana) wasn't a piece that they had played before, they performed it absolutely beautifully. It was just as we imagined it would be when Clare walked down the aisle. Amati were incredibly easy and professional to communicate with, and a joy to work with. We can't recommend them highly enough.
Posted: Aug. 7, 2016, 1:11 p.m.

Terry Skipper
Wedding Date: June 25, 2016

I recently had the pleasure to met Sarah with Amati Chamber Music. She was recommended by another musician to play at my son's recent wedding. I must say they were great. We used the trio string instrument. The music was beautiful. Sarah and her associates were very pleasant, professional, and patient with all my questions. Sarah was very helpful in music selections and recommendations also. She and her team helped to make my son's day very special.
Posted: June 27, 2016, 3:51 p.m.

Penny, NC
Wedding Date: March 12, 2016

Working with Amati Chamber Music was so easy, even from two states away. I hired this group because of the open, honest, professional rapport I had with Sarah. It was simple to work out the songs that the trio was going to play at my daughter's wedding ceremony. Sarah not only suggested music but was willing to play what my daughter wanted. During the ceremony, the trio played beautifully and I had lots of compliments from our guests.
Posted: March 21, 2016, 7:22 p.m.

Scott McAfee
Wedding Date: Oct. 17, 2015

Absolutely perfect from beginning to end. Sarah Paul provided a professional and knowledgeable voice from our first point of contact. If I needed musical suggestions, she had plenty. And when I made a request, she either already knew the piece or quickly found an arrangement. There was plenty to stress about when the big day finally arrived. Thankfully, because of Sarah and her quartet, I never worried about the ceremony music for a moment. Every piece was played beautifully and it added so much to the experience. We were completely satisfied. It seems that many people forget how much of a role music plays in a wedding. Find somewhere else in the budget to skimp if you must, because a professional quartet is completely worth it.
Posted: Jan. 24, 2016, 11:15 p.m.

Wedding Date: April 4, 2015

As the mother of the bride, I found myself involved in doing most of the planning for my daughter's wedding. Hiring the Amati Chamber Music to play at her wedding was one of the easiest and best decisions made. They were fabulous from prelude to postlude; playing selections that we chose and within a specific time as needed. Sarah Paul, the contractor, is very pleasant and accommodating to your schedule. The group arrived on time, dressed very professional and added to the picture perfect wedding day at the Atlanta Botanical Garden. Please consider this group at your next event; it will not be a decision you regret.
Posted: April 21, 2015, 11:15 a.m.

Sara Katherine Dixon, Mother of the Bride
Wedding Date: Oct. 18, 2014

Amati and Sarah Paul exceeded every expectation....our string music was extraordinarily performed by a trio of professionals in every aspect. From the initial contact, I found them to be prompt, communicative, cooperative, and cordial--and everything was able to be completed online or by cell phone. I knew my daughter's wedding would be musically perfect.....and it was!!!! They are indeed a "perfect score'!
Posted: Jan. 14, 2015, 4:12 p.m.

Lauren Whitfield
Wedding Date: May 24, 2014

Amati Chamber Music truly set the mood for our wedding ceremony. Our guests were greeted with the beautiful sounds of very talented string musicians. Sarah Paul worked hard to make sure we got all of the songs we requested played. We even had a beautiful solo during our ceremony. These ladies are extremely talented and really do care about each client. They stayed after the ceremony to serenade us during photography with the family. I can�t thank them enough for making the wedding ceremony so special. Strings were a very important part of our ceremony and I will never forget hearing the music as I walked down the aisle.
Posted: Dec. 15, 2014, 7:32 p.m.

Anna and Maurice, Atlanta
Wedding Date: Aug. 10, 2013

Sarah Paul and her co-workers, Lisa and Susan, were amazing and I highly recommend them for a wedding or any other event. Sarah followed up thoroughly and promptly throughout the months preceding our wedding. She was pleasant to meet with and work with, and was always so helpful and thoughtful in all that she did. All three musicians sounded beautiful during the ceremony and cocktail hour; I got many compliments from family and friends who enjoyed their music. These musicians were one of my favorite vendors that we had working at our wedding. I would certainly recommend them to any bride and groom searching for the perfect music to accompany their special day!
Posted: Aug. 26, 2013, 5:43 p.m.

Teri Smith Blomquist
Wedding Date: Nov. 20, 2010

I cannot begin to say enough nice things about Sarah Paul and Amati Chamber Music. They walked through every step from choosing the right songs to where to use them in our service to suggestions that we would have never thought of that were beautiful! I would hire them again for any event that I was coordinating!
Posted: Jan. 6, 2011, 7:12 p.m.

John and Kate Coble, Winston Salem, NC
Wedding Date: Oct. 16, 2010

Amati Chamber Music provided the most beautiful music at our recent wedding ceremony. Having worked with Sarah Paul as a professional musician in Atlanta for several years, Kate and I knew she was the one to call for our wedding. Sarah was infinitely patient and helpful in planning and selecting just the right music. She put us in touch with an arranger to transcribe both organ and orchestral music for the string quartet to perform. The quartet went to great lengths to learn several new (and some quite difficult) pieces. They rehearsed with and accompanied our soloist, and even allowed me the great honor of performing a concerto with them during the prelude before the ceremony. Their performance was exquisite, and all of the musicians were a pleasure to work with. These are exceptional artists and we highly recommend them. Thank you, Sarah and Amati Chamber Music!
Posted: Nov. 19, 2010, 1:22 p.m.

Anthony A Grant
Wedding Date: Aug. 21, 2010

The Amati Chamber Music's execution of the musical selections for our daughter's wedding was nothing short of spectacular!!!! The ceremony was scheduled to begin at 6:00 pm; however the dedication shown by Sarah, Lee and Allan was evident by their early arrival to meticulously rehearse each piece of music was a delight. Our guests gave rave reviews of the music, especially Canon in D by pachelbel which was the introit selection for the Bride's entrance. I would give The Amati Chamber Music Group 10 out of 10 stars and would highly recommend them for your formal function.
Posted: Aug. 23, 2010, 2:52 p.m.

Kate and Matt, Atlanta
Wedding Date: May 22, 2010

As a musician I knew I wanted a professional, live classical ensemble for my wedding ceremony. Founder Sarah Paul graciously spent more than sufficient time in preliminary discussions, even referring a stellar disc jockey we hired. She honestly assessed our needs and matched them, determining the perfect instrumental combination to achieve the sound we desired. She willingly agreed to perform the vocal selection we personally arranged and offered rehearsal time for the singers who were coming from different locales. She even proofread the program! We didn’t just hire musicians; we got a supportive, friendly consultant in the process. We await our ceremony video to once again enjoy the beautifully executed music these lovely ladies provided.
Posted: June 10, 2010, 12:53 p.m.

Terry and Shardae, Atlanta
Wedding Date: Oct. 3, 2009

Sarah Paul and Amati Chamber Music are amazing. Their playing abilities are phenomenal and the song selection is great. Our guests continue to talk about two things: the music and the food. They are very reasonably priced and worth every penny. Amati Chamber Music helped make our special day, one to remember. What we really appreciated about Amati Chamber Music is that they not only helped us select our ceremony music but also help with some of the wedding planning. They genially care about helping make your special day one to remember.
Posted: Nov. 2, 2009, 4:14 p.m.

Janet Vaughan, Marietta, Ga ~ Mother of the Bride
Wedding Date: Oct. 17, 2009

I wanted to write a note of praise for music well done by Amati Chamber Music. They played at my daughter's wedding this past weekend and they did a beautiful job. Sarah was more than helpful to us in choosing music for the wedding , spending several hours wiith me reviewing and suggesting which songs would be appropriate. When my daughter had a special request, Sarah even had a musician transcribe the music so that it would be appropriate for their string trio. Sarah was a pleasure to deal with and the trio were beautiful professionals who helped make our day a wonderful memory. I would highly recommend them for any event that you wanted enhance by beautiful music . Janet Vaughan
Posted: Oct. 23, 2009, 12:22 p.m.

Libby and Allen, Atlanta
Wedding Date: Oct. 18, 2008

Angels! The Amati Group were angels in every way. The most professional and sweet four ladies to work with. Sarah Paul is so sweet and she worked with me to decide upon music and cater to my tastes. The guests all raved about how beautiful the quartet sounded. They made the ceremony such a beautiful affair. I did not worry or tarry with these four wonderful ladies because they were so professional and went straight to what they do best; being and sounding like ANGELS!!! I cannot recommend them enough!
Posted: Nov. 23, 2008, 5:34 p.m.

Mother of the Bride ~ JCP, Corona del Mar
Wedding Date: Sept. 28, 2008

Amati Chamber Music surpassed our expectations for beautiful, elegant, classical music to set the mood for my daughter's wedding. We loved hearing our guests exclaim about the lovely music since many of our guests were classically trained musicians. The quality and professionalism of Amait's 3 strings and 1 flute was exceptional. Planning with Sarah Paul was pure pleasure as she guided us in coordinating our many requests and fulfilled our desire for pieces that were particularly meaningful to my daughter. I especailly appreciated her attention to important preplanning details that made sure everything happened on cue. I just wish I had another event to plan so we could work together again.
Posted: Oct. 15, 2008, 6:44 p.m.

Linda & Jack, Alpharetta
Wedding Date: Sept. 16, 2006

Sarah Paul was a delight and joy to work with! We worked together to select the pieces that meant the most to us and she even located the music for an unusual request of mine- a hymn especially dear to me and my family. Amati Chamber Music's performance lent the perfect atmosphere for our reception-elegant, formal and refined. Our guests told me they enjoyed just sitting and listening to the beautiful music during dinner. Amati Chamber Music was thoroughly professional, artistically gifted and I would heartily recommend them to every bride. Linda & Jack
Posted: Sept. 28, 2006, 12:53 p.m.

Wedding Date: June 3, 2006

We want to thank Amati Chamber Music for a job well done!!! Ya'll done a great job at Kelsey & Jonathans wedding. We have had many compliments. They done everything they said they would do. They were exceptional and very professional. We would recommend their quartet.
Posted: June 15, 2006, 2:13 p.m.

Pam and Bill, Woodstock
Wedding Date: April 29, 2006

I'd like to say they played beautifully, but I was distracted a bit. I was the bride. What I did hear from family and friends who were there was that Sarah and her crew played tremendously. Sarah, my mom, and I corresponded via email to set the playlist. She came up with wonderful alternatives when I said I didn't want the traditional marches, and they played my mom's favorite pieces. She even laughed at some of the silly suggestions we came up with. Truly, a remarkable musician and person to work with.
Posted: June 5, 2006, 4:24 p.m.

Maureen and Dan
Wedding Date: April 22, 2006

Amati Chamber Music was excellent. They were easy to work with, and worked with us to put together a unique selection of classical music for my ceremony. We had many people comment on how lovely the ceremony music was, and would certainly recommend them.
Posted: May 17, 2006, 6:22 p.m.

Meredith and Blake, Atlanta
Wedding Date: April 1, 2006

Amati Chamber Music was awesome! Sarah Paul, the lady that I had all of my communication with about my wedding, was great! She was super organized, and very proactive about setting up meetings with me to plan the event. She also provided some very helpful resources that really helped me to choose my ceremony music. She was so knowledgeable about the music, and even met me at a place that was convenient to my home. The string trio did a beautiful job, and made my ceremony so special!
Posted: May 17, 2006, 5:13 p.m.

Amanda from Atlanta
Wedding Date: Oct. 1, 2005

I used Amati Chamber Music for my ceremony and pre-reception music and could NOT have been happier! Sarah from Amati was a joy to work with- she was always reachable, met with me personally to select my music and had samples and great ideas. I have to say, I was shocked at how many ceremony musicians were so terrible at responding on a timely basis!! Emails went unreplied to, phone messages never returned....from MANY ceremony musicians. Amati was not the least expensive, however, Sarah ALWAYS responded promptly via phone or email, and I knew I could trust her. She was also so helpful to me in trying to do a couple of special songs with a vocalist and made the process, which I stressed over so much, so easy! She and the other musicians arrived early, practiced with my vocalist, and did a BEAUTIFUL job at the ceremony and pre-reception. I was thrilled to work with Amati and would HIGHLY recommend to any bride.
Posted: Nov. 15, 2005, 6:26 p.m.

Ann Lipscomb, Mother of the Bride
Wedding Date: Oct. 8, 2005

From the first moment I made contact with Amati Chamber Music to the last song they performed at my daughter's wedding, I was in awe of the professionalism and artistic ability of these musicians. The trio of two violins and one cello provided sounds that added to the beauty of this very special day. I am so happy that I contracted their services and would strongly recommend them to anyone that wants the "very best" for their special occasion. Thank you, Sarah Paul!
Posted: Oct. 18, 2005, 3:23 p.m.

Rhonda Gibson, Valley
Wedding Date: July 5, 2005

One of the first major decisions I made as a bride was to have a string quartet play at my wedding. I had always dreamed about hearing the beautiful instruments at my ceremony. Amati Chamber Music made all the difference in the world. The first thing I heard when I approached the front doors of the church was the music in the background, and I knew I had made the right decision. People tell me how much they enjoyed the wedding, and most add in a comment about how the strings were such a lovely addition. As a bride, any small details can amount to stress. With Amati, I was confident that their professionalism would shine through on my wedding day, and it allowed me to feel more relaxed. Thank you Amati for making my dreams come true! Leslie Gibson Leak
Posted: July 19, 2005, 11:08 a.m.

Susan Gore Gardner
Wedding Date: May 28, 2005

I was absolutely delighted to hear Amati Chamber Music string quartet at the wedding of Sarah Ryman and my son Chris Gardner. My husband and I - well, actually everyone who attended the wedding - all agreed that their gorgeous performance was one of the most precious things about the wedding. In these days when recorded music is used so often during wedding ceremonies, how genuinely marvelous it was to have such a talented string quartet providing such a memorable accompanyment to this ceremony. Combined with the contributions of solos by college friends of Sarah's who are aspiring opera singers, it was a wedding that no one present will ever forget!
Posted: July 6, 2005, 10:21 a.m.

Andy and Kelly Howard
Wedding Date: April 16, 2005

I am so pleased I chose Amati Chamber Music. Sarah Paul is a true professional and a pleasure to work with. She helped me pick out the music for my ceremony and was able to work with my soloist. My guests were raving about the music. I can’t wait to watch my wedding video so that I can hear all of the music. I highly recommend Amati Chamber Music.
Posted: May 19, 2005, 9:41 a.m.

Paul and Catherine, Pompano Beach, FL
Wedding Date: July 31, 2004

One of the best decisions I made for our wedding was the selection of Amati Chamber Music. I live out of state but wanted to have a simple, tradional and elegant wedding in my hometown of Athens. Since I studied classical music for seven years, I knew that my musical selections would require skilled musicians and that finding a quartet, long distance, would be difficult. Upon recommendation, I called Amati Chamber Music. They were fantastic. They provided samples and even recommended additional musical selections. Any requests that I made were handled within hours. They were timely, professional and personable. They are highly skilled musicians that added an elegant touch to our reception. I highly recommend Amati Chamber Music!
Posted: Nov. 12, 2004, 1:42 p.m.

Karen Palmiotti
Wedding Date: Oct. 30, 2004

We heard about Amati Chamber Music on the Internet. We spoke with Sarah and thought we would make a perfect match. Amati's music was beautiful and was exactly the feeling I wanted for my daughter's wedding at Chateau Elan. Sarah never gave me one moments concern. Her communication skills are top notch and she never left me waiting for an answer. She is also very personable. However, as wonderful as her business skills are, her music is what I was interested in. Amati Chamber music was professional and outstanding. I never for one second was concerned about them being there in a timely fashion or being skilled. Their music just increased the joy of the day and set the mood/tone for the entire wedding. Bravo ladies. It was a pleasure and joy.
Posted: Nov. 1, 2004, 4:23 p.m.

Michelle and David, Midtown
Wedding Date: Nov. 8, 2003

Outstanding and elegant! Sarah Paul and two others provided music as a string trio for our ceremony and cocktail hour. They were amazing. It was all a blur to me but I have received several compliments on them. Sarah was fantastic to work with and helped me to make decisions on the songs. She is extremely professional and a pleasure to work with.
Posted: June 17, 2004, 6:21 p.m.

Kim and Lou, Decatur
Wedding Date: Oct. 26, 2003

The Amati String Quartet is superb! These musicians play with technical skill and artistry, but even more--they provide personal service to make your "dream" wedding come true. Amati was able to get the piano/guitar score for a song we wanted in our ceremony arranged for string quartet and in the exact musical key our vocalist needed. Amati also provided our vocalist with a practice tape weeks before the ceremony. Sarah, Amati's director, is detail-oriented, very responsive, and a joy to work with. Our ceremony music was the one thing consistently praised by each and every guest.
Posted: Nov. 18, 2003, 3:43 p.m.

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