"We used Melodious Strings for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour music. We were pleased with the communication and professionalism leading up to the wedding day as well as the musical performance on the day-of. Kate Hummel heads Melodious Strings and is the primary point of contact leading up to the event. She answered our questions quickly and provided an excellent balance between giving us some guidance on how to structure things while also giving us the freedom to make the day our own. For example - you can be very hands on (as we were) and select every song that your guests hear from the time they arrive for your ceremony, when they leave the ceremony and head to cocktail hour and during cocktail hour. She also gives you the option to pick SOME songs and have her suggest the rest or you can give her a genre and she'll select for you. This lets you be as hands on or off as you want but the communication is flawless and you will feel extremely comfortable with the music plan for your wedding day. The musicians were reliable and sounded wonderful! With all of the countless decisions you have to make for your wedding, you should absolutely choose Melodious Strings and cross this decision off your list! You will be so pleased from start to finish!"
-Armin & Eric, bride and groom at Keswick Vineyards, May 11th, 2019
Anna Sammel began her violin and music studies at a young age. The nature of her father's profession provided her the opportunity to travel all over the world, which exposed and introduced to her many types and genres of music, greatly influencing Anna as a musician.
She received her Bachelor of Music in violin performance from James Madison University, studying classically under Dr. Wanchi Huang and Dr. Dina Nesterenko, and is currently pursuing her masters degree in violin performance at George Mason University, studying under Professor June Huang.
In addition to performing professionally for weddings and other special events regularly, Anna enjoys being an active member of the Rappahannock Pops Orchestra in Fredericksburg, is a member of the pit orchestra at the Riverside Dinner Theater in Fredericksburg, and is a member of the Pan Am Symphony Orchestra in Washington D.C. Anna currently resides in Stafford, where she provides private instruction in violin and viola.
Photography by Ashley Vanley