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Secure one of the most popular violin and cello duos in upstate NY for your wedding music, ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.


Wedding client

Browns Brewery, Troy, NY

"It was fantastic.  We couldn't be happier!"

- The Friedbergs

June 29, 2020

"Very talented and professional!"

- Trent Gaylord, Father of the Groom, Oct 26, 2019

"Will was great.  He was exactly what we hoped for.  Will arrived on time.  He was flexible when timing changed.  The guests loved his choices of music."

- Elaine Hannon, mother of the bride, Oct 11, 2019

"Thank you for an outstanding performance!  You guys totally crushed the Queen tune, Somebody to Love."

- Mike Emery, New York Players, wedding at the Saratoga Hall of Springs, Saratoga, NY, Oct 12, 2018

"Will Hayes played the cello at my wedding and it was beautiful. It added to the elegance and beauty of this momentous day."

- Kathy B, June, 2018


- Robin Poirot

"Will has provided music for several of our events. He is always a pleasure to work with. You can rest assured that when you hire him, the music for your event will be first class."

- Chanie Simon, 2018

"Gorgeous vibrato."

- Julie E.

"Beautiful performance! Professional, flexible, reliable, easy to contact and attentive to our requests. Would highly recommend!"

- Courtney W., Oct, 2017

"Will is an excellent musician. He was creative, attentive and brought my project to a whole new level. If you hire will for your event or project, I'm sure he will do an excellent job for you like he did for us."

- Brian Fitzgerald, 2015

"Will played for our daughter's wedding with a violinist accompanying him.  They did a spectacular job.  He learned new songs they requested.  Having Will play added the feeling we needed for an outdoor wedding.  It felt like a movie setting.  His choice in music was perfect."

- Kate Calbone,

Mother of the bride

"Will was easy to work with and his music set a wonderful tone for our event.  We appreciated his vast repertoire."

- Sharon Kasman, Troy, NY, Aug 19, 2018

"A great cellist, and even better to work with!"

-Gregg Simmons, 


(yes, related to Gene Simmons of KISS)

"Will's playing was the perfect choice for our wedding ceremony at Thacher Park.  The rich and deep tones of his cello filled the air with warmth and matched the romantic quality of our special day.  Will was also fun and easy to work with.  I eagerly recommend Will to anyone looking for beautiful and professional cello music!"

- Vedrana Bubregovic, bride, Aug 31, 2012

"Thank you!  You did an amazing job!"

- Alyssa Gaylord, Bride, Oct 26, 2019

Berkshire Hills Country Club

"We loved it!  Thank you so much for playing beautiful music at our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour!"

- Christian Yanni, Groom, Oct 29, 2019

"We truly enjoyed every minute of it."

- Karen A.,

Nov 13, 2019

"A fantastic cellist and generally one of the nicest guys I know."

- Alexina Jones, Cambridge, NY, July 9, 2014

"Will did an excellent job playing cello for our ceremony and cocktail hour.  He knew all the songs we requested.  We loved having him!  Would definitely recommend!'

- Lauren Hannon, bride, Oct 11, 2019

"Thank you for all your help.  Thanks for all the extra time and effort you put into making our wedding day special."

- Sarah + Sean

Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY

Wedding music for your special day can be whatever you dream it to be: classy, fun, relaxing, exciting, and enhance beautiful memories for a lifetime for you and your guests.  Feedback about Cellist Will Hayes' collaborations with brides, grooms, parents of brides and grooms, other professional musicians, venues, wedding planners in a cello solo or as a member of a string duo, piano trio, string trio, string quartet or other combinations with harp, piano, guitar, flute, clarinet, saxophone, or two cellos listed on this page.  A typical travel radius for Will and any additional colleagues is out to a couple of hours one way from Mechanicville, NY.  I routinely provide wedding music in Lake George, Saratoga Springs, Lake Placid, Albany, Troy, Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and surrounding areas.  Our largest selection of Classical and Popular music is for violin and cello duo.


Will is available to provide solo cello music, and to also help contract additional instrumentalists if so desired, as well as for in-person or online cello instruction and violin instruction as a cello teacher or violin teacher for your adult bucket list or for your children or other family members.  

"Hands down one of our best vendors.  Extremely accommodating and extremely pleasant!  So happy with my choice for both of these musicians, Will Hayes and Emma Piazza!  We highly recommend them both!  Thank you so much!"

- Rebecca Ragland, Bride

June 25, 2021


"Will made it possible to realize my vision for my wedding processional music.  It was a customized performance only a skilled musician could pull off.  Guests kept talking to me about it after.  The cocktail hour performance gave the ambience that made the experience much more rich.  Thanks Will for being the icing on my wedding cake."

- MacKenzie Valentine, Bride

October, 2022

"Will Hayes and Emma Piazza were magnificent.  They played wonderfully and made our wedding truly special.  My wife and I requested songs that may not have been on their list, but they learned each song prior to our wedding and performed them excellently.  They were passionate in their performance.  Additionally, Will Hayes was very professional and approachable in the months/days prior to the wedding; always easy to contact.  He was excited and happy for me and my wife and ensured our night was special.  My wife and I highly recommend Will Hayes and Emma Piazza."

- Richard Engel, Groom

June 29, 2021

"Emma Piazza and Will Hayes provided live entertainment at our recent farm wedding.  Everything went very well.  They played at the appropriate sound level for background at dinner and then thereafter.  Many of the guests remarked how professional they sounded and the large repertoire they commandedExcellent value!!  We will certainly use them again."

- Jen Emhoff

June 4, 2021

"Outstanding!  We definitely highly recommend Will Hayes and Emma Piazza.  Thank you so much for working with us on our wedding.  We purposely didn't tell anyone about your string duo and everyone was pleasantly surprised.  Our guests kept speaking about you.  We wish you all continued success."

- Anthony Soto and Mari Vega Torres

Barney Carriage House, Springfield, MA, May 23, 2021

"Really Elevated the Ceremony and Cocktail Hour!"

Will and his colleague, Emma, were incredible.  They were professional yet flexible as our plans changed as a result of COVID.  Playing during our ceremony, cocktail reception, and first dances was everything we could have asked for.  Will was very easy to work with, including recommending songs for us to use.  We had so many compliments from guests that joined us for our ceremony via live steam on how amazing the music sounded!  We could not have been happier with our day.  Thank you Will and Emma!!!"

- Lynn Tierney, Bride, The Inn at Five Points, Saratoga Springs, NY

December 16, 2020 

"We had a wedding for my daughter on November 28, 2020 with a grand total of 11 in attendance.  Will arrived early and played beautifully.  We ZOOMed with extended family prior to the ceremony and during, and all remarked how outstanding Will's music was.  I would highly recommend Will - and he is a dream to work with!"

- Cynthia McLean, Mother of the Bride

Sadaquada Country Club, Whitesboro, NY

"The best of the best...

We loved every minute Will spent with us! He made the wedding magical and my daughter felt like a princess. This was by far my favorite addition. I highly recommend his services!"

- Paula Rose, Mother of the Bride

Northville, NY

November 21, 2020

"I recently hired Will Hayes and Emma Piazza to play music for my wedding at the Lake Placid Lodge.  They were absolutely wonderful, and I highly recommend them.  They regularly play together as a string duo so they play together beautifully, and the music was perfect for my wedding.  They played throughout my ceremony, cocktail hour and reception.  My husband and I are so happy that we hired them.  We think their music made the evening feel extra special and the whole ambiance was elevated.  All of our guests also agree that Will and Emma did an amazing job.  They are extremely talented and can play a wide variety of songs that range from classic to pop tunes.  Additionally, they are very professional and were very easy to work with, they also helped me decide which music to play for my ceremony.  I am forever grateful that Will and Emma helped make my wedding day so magical."

- Meredith Karin, Bride

November, 17, 2020

"Will definitely made our wedding ceremony memorable!  My wife was upset when we learned that the organ at our church was broken and could not be used for our wedding procession.  Now we are thankful that the organ wasn't working because that's how we discovered Will.  His music added such a sense of class and elegance that is truly memorable, and we would highly recommend him to all couples getting married.  Thank you so much for being a part of our special day!"

- Joseph Napoli, Groom

Kimisis Greek Orthodox Church

Poughkeepsie, NY

November 14, 2020

"Amazing!  We hired Will and Brooke for a duo for our September wedding.  They were able to play some classic pieces as well as some modern ones with the violin and cello.  They played for both our ceremony and reception straight - it was so perfect.  I had some special songs from my childhood and they even played Disney!  It was so amazing and the guests complimented.  I would definitely hire them again.  10/10!"

- Christina Manning, Bride

FABULOUS!  Will played in a string duo (violin and cello) for our10/10/20 wedding with the Saratoga Violin (Brooke).  Leading up to the day, the duo learned several new songs we requested for our big day.  Their music was beautiful, ranging from Classiscal to Pop, and the perfect ambience for our backyard wedding.  They played such a fun rendition of Pharrell Williams' "Happy" which had our whole family up and dancing and was such a memorable moment.  We would highly recommend Brooke and Will."

Michelle Grossman, Bride

Albany, NY

"Wonderful experience working with Will Hayes and Emma Piazza.  As our wedding evolved due to Covid, Will happily agreed to not only play the ceremony but also to play during cocktail hour and dinner.  He was a pleasure to work with and delighted our guests.  Highly recommend."

- Page and Jeff

Lake Placid Lodge

October 3, 2020

"We absolutely loved your music!  Will added such a beautiful touch to our wedding day with his talent and charm.  Before our intimate ceremony Will treated our in-person guests and those attending virtually to lovely Classical music, and he played the traditional wedding songs during our ceremony that I always dreamed of hearing during our wedding.  During cocktail hour, he played a fun mix of well known songs that our guests loved."

- Hildy and Matt Curtin, Albany, NY

October 2, 2020

"The performance was A+, 100%, out of this world perfection.  My wife and I eloped to the Adirondacks after our wedding was unfortunately cancelled due to COVID-19.  We had a beautiful chalet near Lake Placid and had a full week of hiking and relaxation - I wanted to bring a bit of wedding classiness to our setting while we dined and I was incredibly happy when I found (Emma Piazza and Will Hayes' duo).  From the start (they) were VERY fast with the responses.  (They) have a spectacular array of songs, many of which we love and mean a lot to my wife.  One of the additional songs I sent is one I recorded and was not sure if it could be done but, VOILA, it was done!  They arrived promptly, were very very kind and happy to be there, and were very cognizant of social distancing protocol.  We had a great dinner and drinks in front while they performed each and every song I asked for - plus a couple extra to make the night more special (the game of thrones one was a highlight for us).  We drank, ate, and slow danced while they played.  Besides our actual wedding ceremony at the top of the mountain, this was the big highlight of the week for us.  Thank you so much for not only your professionalism and your overwhelming talent, but your kindness in making that a night we will both never forget!  I will certainly recommend you to anybody who is up in the ADK and in need of a lovely evening!"

- Tom Laffey, Keene, NY

September 16, 2020

"Will and his partner, Brooke Vincent, did a wonderful job performing at my daughter's wedding.  The music was very well played and everyone enjoyed the experience."

- Carl Cusano, Father of the Bride

September, 2020

"The music was absolutely beautiful for our wedding ceremony, exactly what I had hoped for!  Emma (Piazza, violinist) and Will were easy to coordinate and communicate with leading up to the day of the event, and were even flexible when we had to change our date due to COVID.  They have an extensive song list which made it easy to choose from (even though they offered to learn new songs as well).  I would definitely recommend Emma and Will."

- Renee Euripidou and Andrew Livanos, August 22, 2020

Saint Sophia Greek Orthodox Church, Albany, NY

"Will is an exceptional cellist and will be a terrific asset to your special event.  Will performed at our wedding and welcomed a traditional mixed with non-traditional repertoire.  As a big U2 fan, I requested whether Will could perform a few U@ songs at the wedding.  He undertook the task effortlessly, which truly added a special touch to our wedding day!  As a fellow cellist, I would highly recommend him not only for his talent but also for his personality - a true gem!"

- Gwen Slattery, Bride

Warren, PA, 2016

"Thank you for performing beautiful solo cello music at our wedding!  Your rendition of Pachabel Cannon was wonderful and perfectly timed for the walk down the aisle.  We also appreciated your professionalism and how you selected upbeat classical music to play afterwards - perfect choices for a happy occasion! Would highly recommend."

- Audrey & Christopher, July 4, 2020

"Will is an exceptional cellist and will be a terrific asset to your special event.  Will performed at my wedding and welcomed a traditional mixed with non-traditional repertoire.  As a big U2 fan, I requested whether Will could perform a few U2 songs at the wedding - he undertook the task effortlessly which truly added a special touch to our wedding day!  As a fellow cellist, I would highly recommend him not only for his talent but also for his personality - a true gem!"

- Gwen Slattery, Bride

Warren, PA

"Extremely talented and excellent performer!  Having the extra touch of live string music helped bring the ceremony to life.  Arrived on time, and performed all the selections that we were hoping to hear for our big day.  Would definitely recommend for ceremony music!  The quality of performance is high, and the price is very reasonable as well."

- Evan Kulhawik, Groom

September 28, 2019

"Amazing cello music @ my wedding!!  Thank you for being part of my big day and making it extra special.  Nathan and Will did a fantastic duet at our wedding ceremony!  Guests afterwards commented on the beauty of our wedding ceremony, and specifically noted how much the live music added.  During the preparation, these gentlemen made picking the music easy and fluid.  Wil has a large selection of music to choose from, and was able to find our special selections online.  He encouraged us to select music that fit us as a couple, and this personalization added to the beauty of our ceremony."

- Jael Mancino, Bride

August 9, 2019

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"We had Will on the strings for our wedding. He played a comfortable melody while all the guests were arriving and seamlessly transitioned to different songs as the bridal party and finally the bride entered. He could not have been easier to work with. My wife and I would strongly recommend Will for future weddings."

- John Lawrence, Groom

"The strings were fantastic and it made for such a phenomenal, special and classy wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.  Just wanted to say how thankful we were and how much we felt like the music set the tone for a beautiful ceremony and cocktail hour.  Thanks so much for being flexible with the rain."

- Bob Meyer, Groom

Equinox Resort and Hotel, Manchester Center, VT

Sept 7, 2019

"Exceptional!  Emma and Will delighted the crowd for 3 hours at my wedding.  Couldn't have asked for a better duo.  The music was perfect for our venue and they smiled the whole time.  My guests were impressed.  I'd hire them in a heartbeat."

- Eni Bica, Bride

August, 2019

"We hired Will Hayes to play cello at our wedding on August 3rd, 2019.  He played ceremony music for us in our church.  I found Will and he got back to me immediately regarding my interest in him and answered all my questions.  He stuck out to me as someone who was prompt, thorough, and absolutely loved his instrument and what he does.  After reading all the wonderful reviews others wrote about Will, this confirmed my thoughts and instincts.  Will made the extra effort to ensure our music was perfect for our wedding day.  Everything that Will played was beautiful and outstanding.  As soon as you hear him play, you are in for a treat because his talent and passion is clearly there.  He is professional, on time and presents himself very nicely.  If you are looking to hire a cello player for your wedding please consider the exceptional Will Hayes!"

-Carlee Collins, Bride, Troy, NY

"A wonder violin, guitar and cello trio!  Very easy to work with, professional and wonderful musicians.  Everything we could have hoped for our daughter's wedding day."

- Richard Cotroneo, Father of the Bride, Nov 2, 2019

Canfield Casino, Saratoga Springs, NY

"They showed up early, they played late, they were incredibly professional and they were easy to work with.  Their talent was astounding!  They played Classical, modern, pop . . . you name it.  Could not have asked for a better duo at our wedding.  Thank you for being a special part of our day!"

- Hunter Gaylord, Groom, Oct 26, 2019

Berkshire Hills Country Club

"Will came highly recommended to me as a cellist for my wedding ceremony and cocktail hour.  He was great to work with, and he made the planning process so easy with his repertoire variety and professional experience.  I had specific ideas that he was willing to accommodate, but he also brought expertise and creativity to help make our vision come to life.  Everything turned out beautifully and it added the elegant feel to our wedding day that we wanted!"

-Jessica Bernardo, Bride

November 10, 2019

"As we approach our first anniversary, we reminisce about our December wedding with fond memories of the incredible live music provided by Will Hayes.  He not only put together an awesome group of musicians to play prelude music, he also performed cello duets with his daughter, Veronica Nettles Kolegas during our reception.  Both performances were simply incredible and enjoyed by all of our guests.  We are so thankful that Will guided our music choices; they were a welcome addition to our special day."

- Michael & Catherine Lyon

Nov 10, 2019

"Will was an amazing musician and a fantastic addition to our wedding day.  When we asked for a cello and guitar, he found another musician to play with and they even composed a song we requested just for our ceremony.  They both showed up on time, the music for the ceremony and cocktail hour was beautiful.  Will also made sure all our questions were answered and we had a plan in place for everything so we didn't have to think about it on the day of our wedding.  I would highly recommend Will the cellist!"

- Catherine Roedel, bride, Nov 10, 2019

Hildene, The Lincoln Family Home

"Will's performance provided an elegant and timeless ambiance for our wedding ceremony at the National Museum of Dance in Saratoga Springs.  From the prelude, enjoyed by our guests a half hour prior to our ceremony, to the recessional, Will accomplished exactly what we envisioned for this special day.  Many compliments on his performance during the cocktail hour as well.  He was very professional and easy to work with.  With his help and suggestions we were able to choose just the right arrangements.  We couldn't be happier."

- Melanie Feisthamel, Bride, Nov 16, 2019

Saratoga Springs, NY

"The music was awesome!!  Will was great to work with, was extremely responsive and gave professional recommendations on songs to play for my walk down the aisle and our big exit after being announced Mr and Mrs.  Both songs sounded beautiful!  He also took time to talk with us prior to our ceremony to make sure all our favorite songs were picked and in correct order."

- Cadi Baldwin, Bride

Inn at Erlowest, Lake George, NY

"The music was exquisite!"

- Anne Abrams

"Best musicians in the valley!"

- Adam Garfield, Groom

"Will played at the Altamont Manor on November 13, 2021 at a very elegant 25th anniversary event.  The music lent an excellent atmosphere to the celebration."

- Harvey Vlahos, Owner, Altamont Manor

"True professionals!  Will Hayes, cellist and Emma Piazza, violinist, were

a dream to work with.  Will responded to inquiries and last minute details in a very timely fashion.  Almost immediately!  He worked with us choosing music that fit the personalities and vision of the bride and groom.  The music added to the beauty of the day.  Our guests commented on what a lovely job they did during both the ceremony and cocktail hour.  Many thanks!!

- Deborah Montana, Mother of the Bride

October, 2021

Hall of Springs, Saratoga Springs, NY

"Will Hayes played the cello at our daughter's outside wedding ceremony. He did an excellent job. We misjudged the distance and amount of time it would take for my husband to walk our daughter out of the building and through the field to where the ceremony was to take place. Mr. Hayes was able to improvise beautifully and no one had any idea there as a bit of a glitch."

- Kate Calbone, Mother of the Bride

"Will’s cello performance was the perfect addition to our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. He helped guide us in choosing the most beautiful and perfect music selections for each special component of our ceremony. He is very professional and easy to work with. We highly recommend Will to play cello for any special event! Thank you Will for helping to make our day so special and unforgettable!"

- Melanie F., Bride


"Will performed at our wedding during the ceremony and cocktail hour and we could not have been happier with the service. Will stayed in communication leading up to our big day and was able to recommend and perform with a violinist as well on short notice. Our guest were so impressed and knew many of the songs performed. Will was adaptable with playing outside, inside, and moving locations. Will was very professional and both he and the violinist came dressed for the occasion. The price was well worth the service and Will was understanding of time changes (late bride😁) and never made us feel like it was just a job. Even a year later Will checks in and has remained someone I would highly recommend on all levels. Having the classical music portion at our wedding really added to the memories of our wedding. Also in the height of COVID Will and the violinist followed all COVID-19 Protocols that were in place for gatherings. This was welcomed and appreciated. A pleasure to work with! Thanks again Will for such an amazing, wonderful, and memorable day! We are eternally grateful."

- Chantel Dufel, Bride

"Will was so wonderful to work with during our wedding planning. He gave his professional views on a couple of our songs and based on his feedback we switched when the songs would play (walking down the aisle and our exit song). He also has a great connection with other talented musicians if you’re looking for additional instruments (we had cello and violin). We definitely recommend working with Will for your special day!"

- Cadi Doyle, Bride

"Will was the perfect addition to our wedding ceremony! I think music is one of the most important aspects of a wedding ceremony (and reception) and Will brought his experience and professionalism to make it a special day to remember! Would highly recommend his services for a wedding or special event!"

- Laura Tidmore, Bride

"My perfect August wedding wouldn't have been complete without Will and his partner Emma. Pre-wedding communication was prompt and easy. They made recommendations and listened to our requests. They played during our ceremony and cocktail hour and our guests were in awe. I highly recommend Will (and Emma). Your wedding day or special event will be that much more special."

- Eni Bica, Bride

"Will performed at our wedding with the violinist Emma Piazza and their work was incredible. They are accommodating, professional and so fun to have around to share our special day with. We would recommend them in a heartbeat for anyone who is looking for great wedding musicians! Thanks Will and Emma for making our day so special!"

- Adam Garfield, Groom


"The details involved in planning a wedding can drive a person to the brink of insanity. 😜 When it came to finding the perfect music for my wedding ceremony and reception, I was blessed!  WILL was professional, knowledgeable, and dependable right from the start.  He was able to coordinate other musicians for us when we decided we wanted a string trio or quartet, and to accommodate our musical requests, as well as suggest other beautiful pieces. I was impressed with the variety and the quality!  WILL was very courteous and prompt, which really helped to alleviate a lot of anxiety in the planning stages and on our wedding day.  His music was beautiful, elegant, and classy. So many of our guests commented on the gorgeous music!  I highly recommend WILL to any prospective wedding planners out there. You will be blessed, too."

- Catherine Hayes, Bride

"Will played at both of my children’s weddings. In addition to being an outstanding musician he is a pleasure to work with. Will made our special occasions memorable and enjoyable with his musical talent, enthusiasm and positivity."

- Varda LeMonds

"Will Hayes coordinated a string trio, two violins and a cello for our wedding. Arranging the appropriate music and other musicians was handled professionally and we couldn’t have been more pleased. Our family and friends still talk about the trio and how they contributed to our beautiful event.
Highly recommended!"

- Michael Lyon, Groom

"Will Hayes and the crew were fantastic at our wedding and cocktail hour! They did a great job of creating a perfect ambiance while still keeping the focus on the wedding itself. The quartet was yet another perfect part of our perfect day!"

- Dan LeMonds, Groom

"I've had to pleasure of using Will on many events and he's always brought the highest level of musicianship, professionalism and positive energy. Whenever I need someone to lead an ensemble Will is MY GUY and never, ever disappoints... I wish I had 3 more like him that I could call... 7 Stars!!!"

- Mike Emery, New York Players

"We've had the opportunity to sub-contract Will as a soloist (and his duo) on many occasions to fulfill the Ceremony needs of our esteemed Bridal clientele. Without fail, our Bride-Grooms absolutely rave over the 'whole package' that Will brings to the table. His rate is very competitive, he is abundantly professional, super easy to communicate with (responsive) and his talent is second to none. Not only has will been a wonderful asset for my business (and our clients) but he's just the kindest guy and such a pleasure to work with. We couldn't ask for more!"

- Funk Evolution

"Will was absolutely wonderful. He played for the ceremony and cocktail hour at my wedding in September. He arrived early, set up promptly and played a beautiful selection of romantic cello music. It really gave the wedding a romantic atmosphere. His pricing was very reasonable for the quality and all my guests kept commenting on his gorgeous playing. Cannot recommend enough!"

- Chelsea Derouchey, Bride

"We had a very small intimate wedding in the woods at an inn in Vermont. Will played the cello for our ceremony and it was so perfectly lovely to hear his music among the trees in Autumn. Highly recommend him for your special venue!"

- Caroline DiDimenico, Bride

"My husband and I met in middle school orchestra, where we both played cello. I later met Will playing at SUNY Albany in a community orchestra, and when my husband and I were planning our wedding, we thought it would be the perfect way to celebrate that aspect of our relationship. We could not have been more correct, and were more than pleased with his performance.
We elected to have him play our cocktail hour, and it was the perfect accompaniment to our guests mingling and settling in. He also played after our entrance, as we made the rounds and greeted our guests. Many of them commented on it, loving the classy touch the strings brought, as well as his more “modern” selections, such as Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit”.
We loved Will’s addition to our special day and enthusiastically recommend him to anyone looking to add strings to their wedding or event."

- Jordynn Zusy, Bride

"Will was excellent from the first day we talk to the day of the event. He is very talented and I was very happy with his work."

- Maria Martinez, Wedding Planner


"Will and Emma played for my daughters wedding. So easy to work with. Very accommodating on music selection and everyone loved them. Many asking for contact info for future weddings. Thank Will Hayes and Emma Piazza👏👏👏"

- Sue Martini

"Will played at our parent's 25th wedding anniversary, he was amazing! Very professional and very good at what he does. Totally recommend him!"

- Nitalia Naeem

"Will is a fantastic person to work with - a total pro that I trust with the responsibility of delivering wonderful music for our events! Always enjoy working with him - and look forward to the next opportunity."

- Scott Arcangel, Professional Wedding Musician


- Amir Bubregovic, Groom

"Communication, Professionalism, Quality, Value!"

- Carl Hackert, Father of the Bride

Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
Cello Violin for Weddings Clifton Park Albany NY
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Violin Cello for Weddings Albany Clifton Park NY
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Violin Cello for Weddings Albany Clifton Park NY
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Violin Cello for Weddings Albany Clifton Park NY
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"Thank you for your fine playing - it has been a pleasure working with you!  I'm proud of the quality of music and service that we provided over this last year."

Wedding Contractor, Saratoga Springs, NY

"A fabulous cellist collaborator in the greater capital region; 

an ambitious, sensitive and kind musician.”
Kara Cornell, mezzo soprano

"Absolutely sterling cello performance.  It was exquisitely beautiful music of the very highest quality."

- First Reformed Church of Del Mar, NY

"He made our ceremony!

A friend recommended Will to me. I met with him several times, he was very receptive and responded in a timely manner. He allowed us to bounce ideas off of him and ultimately helped us pick the music we used for the ceremony.  The day of the wedding he showed up early and suffered through cold temperatures with us. His music helped to make our ceremony memorable for us and all of our guests. A true master of his art."

- Andrew D., Groom

November, 2017


Wedding at The Inn at Weathersfield

"Will Hayes provided lovely music for our intimate wedding among the pines. It was a wonderful addition to our ceremony and I would certainly recommend him, or use for future events."

- Caroline D., Bride

October, 2017

"Just can’t even begin to describe how beautiful the sound of a cello is for a wedding. Will did such an amazing job from the wedding intro to playing along to “The Prayer”. Amazing job and would highly recommend him for any event involving a cello." 

- Kimberly B., Bride

Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
 Will Hayes Cellist Intructor Lessons Clifton Park NY
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park
Wedding Cellist Violinist String Quartet Albany Clifton Park


All I Want is You - U2

All of Me

All You Need is Love

Bille Jean

Brown Eyed Girl

Can't Help Falling in Love

Can't Take My Eyes Off of You

Don't Stop Me Now - Queen

Don't Worry Be Happy

Dreams - Cranberries

Eleanor Rigby

Fields of Gold

God Only Knows

Glasgow Theme from Love Actually




Here Comes the Sun - George Harrison

Hey Jude

I Want to Hold Your Hand

In My Blood from Bridgerton

Is This Love

Love Me Do

Love Story

Mamma Mia

Marry Me

Marry You

A Million Dreams

Nessun Dorma

Over the Rainbow


Rather Be

Running Up That Hill

Shape of You

A Sky Full of Stars

Thinking Out Loud

This Will Be an Everlasting Love

A Thousand Years


La Vie En Rose

Viva La Vida

Wildest Dreams

X.O. - Beyonce



You Are the Best Thing

You Are the Reason



Albinoni Adagio in gm

Air - Bach

Air in D - Handel

Air in F - Handel

Alice Blue Gown - Tierny & McCarthy

All Creatures of Our God and King

Allegro - Loeillet

Allegro - Mozart

Amazing Grace

Andante from Brandenburg 2 - Bach

Andante from Water Music - Handel

Andante in a minor - Schubert

Anglaise - J.C. Bach

Arioso - Bach

As the Deer - Nystrom

Auld Lang Syne - Scotch Air

Ave Maria - Schubert

Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart

Be Thou My Vision - Irish Melody

Blackberry Cannon

Bourree from BWV 996 - Bach

Bourree from Fireworks - Handel

Bourree from Water Music - Handel

Bourree from Flute Sonata - Handel

Bourree - Telemann

Bridal Chorus - Wagner

Burlesca - W.F. Bach

Cannon - Pachelbel

Celtic Alleluia - O'Carroll and Walker

Clair De Lune - Debussy

Come, Thou Fount of Every Blessing

Cradle Song - Gliere

Curious Story - Schumann

Dixie - Emmett

Ecossaise - Beethoven

Ecossaise - Schubert

Entree - Leopold Mozart

Fairy Queen - O'Carolan

First Loss - Schumann

The Flower Duet - Delibes

For the Beauty of the Earth

Four Seasons - Autumn - Vivaldi

Fugue in b minor - Handel

Gathering Flowers - Reinecke

German Song - Tchaikovsky

Gigue from Suite 3 - Bach

Give Thanks - Smith

Great is Thy Faithfulness

Happy Birthday Song

Haste to the Wedding - Irish Jig

Holy, Holy, Holy

Hornpipe - Handel

How Great Thou Art

The Hurdy Gurdy - Reinecke

Hush, Little Baby - Traditional

Sarabande from Suite 4 - Handel

Bach Inventions:

1, 3, 4, 8, 10, 13, and 14

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach

King William's March - Clarke

La Confession - Corrette

La Marseillaise - de Lisle

La Rejouissance - Handel

Larghetto - Scarlotti

Largo from Xerxes - Handel

Little Invention - Bartok

Lullaby - Mozart / Flies

March - Bach

March from Anna Magdalena - Bach

March in D Major - Bach

Menuet from Fireworks - Handel

Menuet from Eine Kleine - Mozart

Minuet and Trio - Bach

Minuet in G - Bach

Minuet in G - Beethoven

Minuetto Scherzando - Scarlatti

Morning Prayer - Tchaikovsky

My Heart Ever Faithful - Bach

Nessun Dorma - Puccini

Ode to Joy - Beethoven

The Old Rugged Cross

Over the Waves - Rosas

Panis Angelicus - Franck

Liebestraum - Liszt

Pomp and Circumstance March 1 - Elgar

The Poor Orphan Child - Schumann

The Prayer - Sager and Foster

Prelude - Chopin

Presto - Mozart

Presto - Telemann

Promenade - Mussorgsky

Psalm 34: I Will Always Thank the LORD
Queen of Sheba - Handel

Romanza - Mozart

Rondeau - Bach

Rondeau - Mouret

Roses from the South - Strauss Jr.

Russian Folk Song - Beethoven

St. Anthony Chorale - Brahms

Salut d'Amour - Elgar

Santa Lucia - Italian Traditional

Saranbande from Suite 4 - Handel

Sarabande from Oboe Concerto

Scheherazade Theme - Korsakov

See the Conquering Hero - Handel

Simple Gifts - Shaker Hymn

Sonatina - Clementi

Spring - Vivaldi

The Star Spangled Banner

Surprise Symphony - Haydn

The Swan - Saint-saens

Symphony 6 Pastorale Theme - Beet

Te Deum - Charpentier

Theme from Sonata 11 - Mozart

Tis the Last Rose of Summer - Moore

Traumerei - Schumann

Trio and Gigue - Pachelbel

Trumpet Tune in DM - Johnson

Trumpet Tune (in C) - Purcell

Trumpet Tune in D - Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary in D - Clarke

Turkish March - Beethoven

Two Minuets - Leopold Mozart

Wedding March - Mendelssohn


7 Years Old - Graham

All of Me - Legend

All You Need is Love - Beatles

Autumn Leaves - Kosma

Bella's Lullaby from Twilight - Burwell

Blinding Lights - The Weekend

Bridal Chorus - Wagner

Can I Walk with You - Arie

Cheap Thrills - Sia

Counting Stars - One Republic

Dear Theodosia from Hamilton

Diamonds - Smith

Eleanor Rigby - Beatles

Fields of Gold - Sting

Good Riddance - Green Day

Hallelujah - Cohen

Happier - Marshmallow

Here Comes the Sun - Harrison

Hey Jude - Lennon/McCartney

Hotel California - The Eagles

How Long Will I Love You? - Goulding

How Sweet It Is - Bublé

I Can't Help Falling in Love with You - Elvis

I Want to Hold Your Hand - Beatles

I Will - Beatles

I Won't Give Up - Mraz

I'm Not Famous - AJR
I'm Yours - Mraz

If I Fell - Beatles

Imagine - Lennon

In Your Eyes - Gabriel

Kids - MGMT

Looking in the Eyes of Love - Krauss

Love Never Fails - Heath

Lover - Swift

Margaritaville - Buffet

Married Life from the Movie UP

Marry Me - Train

Marry You- Mars

Memories - Maroon 5

Overture to Rain on Scarecrow - Mellencamp

Perfect - Sheeran

Photograph - Sheeran

Pretty Woman - Orbison

Pure Imagination - Bricusse/Newley

Radioactive - Imagine Dragons

Reign of Love - Coldplay

Say You Won't Let Go - Arthur

Shape of You - Sheeran

Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay

Someone Like You - Adele

Stand By Me - King

Stay - Rhianna

Stay With Me - South

Take Me Home Country Road - Denver

That's Amore - Warren

The Scientist - Coldplay

Thinking Out Loud - Sheeran

This is Gospel - Panic at the Disco

A Thousand Years - Perri

Titanium - Guetta

Uptown Girl - Joel

Viva la Vida - Coldplay

Weak - AJR
What a Wonderful World - Armstrong

When You Say Nothing at All - Krauss

Wildest Dreams - Swift

With a Little Help - Beatles

Yesterday - Lennon/McCartney

You Will Be Found from Dear Evan Hanson

Your Song - Elton John



100 Years

All My Loving

All of Me

All You Need is Love


Annie's Song

Ashokan Farewell

At Last

Bad Habits - Sheeran, Gibson, McDaid

Bad Romance

Beautiful Day

Beauty and the Beast

Best Day of My Life - American Authors

Bittersweet Symphony

The Book of Love

Born to Run

Braveheart Main Theme

Bridge Over Troubled Water

Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Can't Help Falling in Love

Carolina in My Mind

Chasing Cars

Cheap Thrills

Cinema Paradiso


Closing Time - Dan Wilson 

Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Dancing Queen

The Dark Isle - Scottish Folk Song


Don't Stop Believin'

Earth Angel (Will You Be Mine)


Endless Love

Erev Shel Shoshanim

Everybody's Free (To Feel Good)


Falling Slowly


Feeling Good


Fly Me to the Moon

Forever Young

Forrest Gump (Feather Theme)

Game of Thrones (Main Theme)

Get Lucky

God Only Knows

Golden Hour

Grow Old With You





Happy Together

Harry Potter (Hedwig's Theme)

Harvest Moon

Hava Nagila

Heaven is a Place on Earth - Belinda Carlisle

He's a Pirate from Pirates of the Caribbean

Here Comes the Sun

Here, There and Everywhere - Beatles

Hey Jude

Higher and Higher - Jackie Wilson


Home is Such a Lonely Place

How Far I'll Go from Moana

How Long Will I Love You

How Sweet it Is to Be Loved By You

I Don't Want to Miss a Thing

I Dreamed a Dream

I Get to Love You

I Miss You

I Want it that Way

I Won't Give Up

I'll Be There For You

I'm Yours


In My Life

In Your Eyes

Instant Crush

Invisible String


Is This Love

Jar of Hearts - Yeretsian, Lawrence, Perri

Theme from Jurassic Park

Just the Way You Are

Lazy River

Let it Be

Let it Go from Frozen

Let's Stay Together

Little Talks

Livin' On a Prayer

The Long and Winding Road

Lost Without You


Love on the Brain

Love Story

The Ludlows

Make You Feel My Love

Mamma Mia

Marry Me

Marry You

Mia and Sebastian's Theme from La La Land

A Million Dreams

Moon River

My Heart Will Go On

Only Time

Over the Rainbow




Rather Be

Rewrite the Stars

Ring of Fire


River Flows in You



Shape of My Heart

Shape of You

The Shire Theme / Concerning Hobbits

Shivers - Ed Sheeran

Shut Up and Dance

Siman Tov u' Mazel Tov

Simply the Best

Sky Full of Stars

Skye Boat Song from Outlander

Somebody to Love


Somewhere Over the Rainbow


Stairway to Heaven

Stand By Me

Star Wars (Main Theme)

Star Wars Medley

Stay Up

Stay With Me

The Story

Sunrise, Sunset

Supermarket Flowers

Sweet Child O' Mine

Take It Easy

Take My Breath Away - Moroder & Whitlock

Tell Her About It

That's Amore

They Can't Take That Away From Me

Thinking Out Loud

This Will Be

This Year's Love

A Thousand Years

Three Little Birds

Time to Say Goodbye


Touch the Sky from Brave

Turning Page


Unexpected Melody

Use Somebody

La Vie En Rose

Viva La Vida

The Way You Look Tonight

We Found Love

We've Only Just Begun

What a Wonderful World

What the World Needs Now

When We Were Young

A Whole New World

Wildest Dreams


The Wind

With a Little Help From My Friends

Wonderful Tonight




You Are My Sunshine

You Are the Best Thing

You Are the Reason

You Make My Dreams

You Raise Me Up

You Send Me

Young and Beautiful

Your Song

Zelda Title Theme


Air from Water Music
All You Need is Love
Alleluia from Exultate Jubilate
Andante from Mozart Piano Concerto 21
Artist's Life
Autumn Allegro from Four Seasons
Ave Maria
Ave Verum Corpus
Bach Air
Bach Allegro Assai Brandenburg #2
Bach Allegro Brandenburg #2
Bach Andante Brandenburg #2
Bach Little Fugue
Bach March in D
Bach Rondeau from Orchestral Suite 2
Bartok's Joc Cu Bata
Bittersweet Symphony
Bouree from Water Music
Brahms Hungarian Dance #5
Brahms Saint Anthony Chorale
Brahms Sicilienne
Brahms Waltz
Chopin Nocturne 
Chopin Waltz in A flat Major
Chopin Waltz in c # minor
Clare De Lune
Debussy Reverie
El Choclo
Elgar Pomp and Circumstance March 1
Elite Syncopations
Emperor Waltz
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Ferrer Tango
Four London Trios by Haydn
Golliwog's Cake Walk
Gossec Tambourin
Gounod Waltz from Faust
Grande Valse Brillante - Chopin
Grieg Gavotte from Holberg Suite
Grieg Waltz from Lyric Pieces
Gymonopedie 1
Handel Allegro from Oboe Concerto
Handel Sarabande
Heliotrope Bouquet
Home - Magnetic Zeros
Hornpipe from Water Music
Jesy Joy 
Kreisler Liebeslied
La Fille aux Cheveux de Lin
La Paloma
La Rejouissance
Le Jardin Feerique
Les Entretiens de la Belle et de la Bete
Loeillet Allegro
Maple Leaf Rag
Maruntel from Romanian Folk Dances
Mendelssohn Nocturne
Merry Widow Waltz
Minute Waltz
Molly on the Shore
Mouret Rondeau
Nimrod - Elgar
Ode to Joy
On the Beautiful Blue Danube
Pachelbel Cannon
Palm Leaf Rag
Panis Angelicus
Passo Mezzo e Mascherada
Pavane de la Belle au Bois Dormant
Peacherine Rag
Pine Apple Rag
Pleasant Moments
Prokofiev Gavotte
Prokofiev Larghetto from Classical Sym
Prokofiev March
Purcell Rondeau
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto 2 1st mov
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto 2 3rd 
Rachmaninoff Piano Concerto 3 1st mov
Rag-Time Dance
Ravel Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin
Ravel Pavane pour une Infante Defunte
Ravel Rigaudon
Respighi Balletto
Ritual Fire Dance - Manuel de Falla
Rondo Alla Turca
Salut d'Amour
Scheherazade Theme
Schon Rosmarin
Schubert Serenade
Sheep May Safely Graze
Shepherd's Hey
Shubert Serenade
Sleeping Beaty Waltz
Spring Allegro from Four Seasons
Spring Danza Pastorale 4 Seasons
Stranvinsky Overture from Pulcinella
Stravinsky Larghetto
Stravinsky Serenata
Summer from Four Seasons
Tales from the Vienna Woods
Tarrega Tango
Tchaik Waltz from Serenade for Strings
Telemann Vivace from Sonata in FM
The Easy Winners
The Entertainer
The Junk Man Rag
The Music Box Rag
The Skaters Waltz
The Strenuous Life
To a Wild Rose - MacDowell
Trumpet Tune
Trumpet Voluntary
Turina Tango
Valse Lente
Vienna Life
Wachet Auf
Waltz of the Flowers
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Wedding March (Wagner)
When I Am Laid in Earth - Purcell
When I'm 64
Winter Largo from Four Seasons
With A Little Help from my Friends
Yedish Waltz
Yiddishe Mama
You and You


Accidentally In Love - Duritz

Africa - Toto

All I Ask of You - Webber

All of Me - Legend

Blackbird - Beatles

Bohemian Rhapsody - Mercury

Born This Way - Lady Gaga

Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve

Call Me Maybe - Jepsen

Can't Help Falling in Love

Clocks - Coldplay

Don't Stop Believin' - Perry

Eleanor Rigby - Lennon/McCartney

Enchanted - Swift

Fields of Gold - Sting

Footloose - Loggins

Game of Thrones Main Theme

Halo - Beyonce

Ho Hey - Lumineers

Home - Magnetic Zeros

How Sweet It Is - Holland

I Will - Beatles

In My Life - Lennon/McCartney

Isn't She Lovely - Wonder

I Want to Hold Your Hand - Beatles

Julia - Beatles

Just Like Heaven - The Cure

Knocks Me Off My Feet - Wonder

Marry You - Mars

My Girl - Temptations

Perfect - Sheeran

Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka

Rewrite the Stars - Pasek and Paul

Shallow from A Star is Born

Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Wonder

Something - Harrison

Sugar - Maroon 5

Sweet Child O' Mine - Guns N' Roses

Sweet Home Alabama - Skynard

Toxic - Spears

Under the Sea - Menken

Yesterday - Beatles

You Are the Best Thing - Lamontagne

You Make My Dreams - Hall & Oates


Over 625 Standards and Jazz Classics!

Cannonball Adderley

Louis Armstrong

Count Basie

Clifford Brown

Dave Brubeck

Nat King Cole

John Coltrane

Miles Davis

Herb Ellis

Bill Evans

Gil Evans

Dorothy Fields

Ella Fitzgerald

Erroll Garner

George Gershwin

Ira Gershwin

Stan Getz

John "Dizzy" Gillespie

Benny Golson

Benny Goodman

Dexter Gordon

Oscar Hammerstein II

Lionel Hampton

Lorenz Hart

Coleman Hawkins

Ray Henderson

Woody Herman

Billie Holiday

Stan Kenton

Jerome Kern

Peggy Lee

Thelonious Monk

Wes Montgomery

Gerry Mulligan

Anita O' Day

Charlie Parker

Oscar Peterson

Woody Shaw

George Shearing

Horace Silver

Frank Sinatra

Sonny Stitt

Jack Teagarden

Mel Torme

Thomas "Fats" Waller


Air - Bach

Air in F - Handel

Alleluia from Exultate - Mozart

Andante Piano Concerto 21 - Mozart

Aria from Xerxes - Handel

Arioso - Bach

Ave Maria - Schubert

Bridal Chorus - Wagner

Cannon in D - Pachelbel

Concerto for 2 Violins - Bach

Entrance of Queen of Sheba - Handel

Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach

Largo from Winter - Vivaldi

Liebestraum - Liszt

Ode to Joy - Beethoven

Panis Angelicus - Franck

Rondeau - Mouret

Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach

Simple Gifts - Shaker Tune

Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky

Stars and Stripes Forever - Sousa

Traumeri - Schumann

Trumpet Tune - Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke

Wachet Auf - Bach

Wedding March - Mendelssohn