Slava Tolstoy:

Phone: (617) 966-7947


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  • The musicians fit the performance to the program with great expertise and professionalism. The guests were thoroughly impressed with the musicianship and talent displayed, and the presentation was everything we had hoped it would be and more!

    ~John K, 11/8/08, Wedding, Brooklyn, NY

  • Absolutely fantastic. The International String Trio played our wedding, and everyone loved them and commented on how great they were. Very professional and accommodating also!

    ~Michelle L, 3/22/2008, Wedding, York, ME

  • Their music was outstanding! I was more than pleased with their performance and effect at our corporate event. I look forward to hiring them again.

    ~Chris K, 8/7/2007, Corporate Function, Boston, MA

  • They were absolutely wonderful! I'm so impressed with the International String Trio. They are true professionals and very accommodating with the various music that we requested for our party. We received great comments from all of our guests. When we are looking for musical talent for any of our future events, the International String Trio will be at the top of the list!

    ~Jessica Y, 2/3/2008, private party, Pasadena, CA

  • We were extremely happy with Slava and the trio. We asked them to play at our wedding and had them put together a song we really love for the precession. They played it beautifully (although they didn't know it beforehand) and a few of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music. We would not hesitate to recommend the trio for any event in which the quality of the music played is important. Thank-you Slava and the international trio!!! Galia & Eddie

    ~Galia M, 8/24/2008, Wedding, New York, NY

  • My wife and I booked the trio for our wedding and were blown away by their performance. We had an outdoor wedding and the trio played during our ceremony and subsequent cocktail hour. Our guests loved them and they created a wonderful atmosphere. They even learned a song that we particularly liked just for our ceremony and their rendition was wonderful. Highly recommended!

    ~Asher S, 10/6/2007, Wedding, Essex, MA

  • The string trio was fantastic. I booked them based on online samples and when I heard them playing at our company event I knew I made the right choice. They really went above and beyond our expectations. Everything was extremely professional. Many guests complimented their talent and repertoire (from classical to contemporary). We are very happy with their performance and will not hesitate to recommend the International String Trio for any event

    ~Joey F, 1/26/2008, Company event, Malibu, CA

  • Amazing, incredible, and fantastic cannot even adequately describe their performance. All of my guests commented on how fantastic they are. Their selection of music in addition to my requests were perfect for the occassion. I would recommend them to anyone at any time. We were thrilled.

    ~Marlene W, 6/9/2007, Wedding, Quincy, MA

  • I can't say enough nice things about the International String Trio. They were everything we had hoped they would be and more. They arrived on time, looked terrific and played beautifully. They were courteous and considerate - an absolute pleasure. Thank you so much!

    ~Shelley L, 7/25/2008, Wedding, Tarrytown, NY

  • The trio was wonderful, I loved the sound and eclectic nature of the added classical guitar. They may the ceremony quite beautiful, as well as the cocktail hour. And they even stayed around for a little bit to aid in the delivery of our best man's speech. They were wonderful.

    ~Carie S, 6/17/2006, Wedding, Jenkintown, PA

  • This group was very talented and established a wonderful rapport with the audience. Their repertoire included many classical music- derived tunes done in a variety of styles. They were particularly effective in their renditions of various folk/ethnic tunes and dances. Their commentary on the music between numbers was interesting and entertaining and their style of relating to one another and the audience was relaxed and comfortable. This is toe-tapping, uplifting music, perfect for informal concerts, gatherings and parties. I highly recommend them!

    ~Gina C, 12/2/2006, Corporate Function, Trumbull, CT

  • The International String Trio was one of the highlights of our wedding! THANK YOU!!! We are still hearing from guests who attended our wedding how much they enjoyed listening to their music as well. They were easy to work with, professional and seamless.

    ~Janelle T, 5/26/2007, Wedding, Hampstead, NH

  • We were in a bind the week of the wedding since we did not have anyone booked to play the ceremony. We found the International String Trio online and I was thankful I received a very quick response from the Director, Slava Tolstoy. He was very helpful through this whole process and we were pleased with the result. I would recommend them to anyone!

    ~Trisha K, 4/12/2008, wedding, Los Angeles, CA

  • We were extremely happy with Slava and the trio. We asked them to play at our wedding and had them put together a song we really love for the precession. They played it beautifully (although they didn't know it beforehand) and a few of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed the music. We would not hesitate to recommend the trio for any event in which the quality of the music played is important. Thank-you Slava and the international trio!!! Galia & Eddie

    ~Galia M, 8/24/2008, Wedding, New York, NY

  • We hired the International String Trio for our rehearsal dinner, held in a theatre. The dinner was relatively formal, and our vision was for a festive yet elegant event. The International String Trio was the highlight. They exceeded our expectations, played a great variety of music (jazz and similar at cocktails, quieter at dinner, more upbeat for dancing afterwards) and helped make the event elegant, lively, and fun. We had 85 guests; the International String Trio would have been great for a smaller or bigger event. We received many compliments on the selection of the band, with several guests asking for the band's contact info and for recordings. Fantastic!

    ~Michael L, 9/28/2007, Wedding, Rockport, ME

  • They were wonderful. Very professional, talented group. They did exactly what we asked. We had several guests rave about how great they were.

    ~Kelly D, 6/2/2007, Wedding, Sturbridge, MA

  • Exquisite! They were fabulous musicians as well as being polite, on time, and extremely professional. They were very versatile with there musical offerings and delighted us with a variety of styles. A great show! The trio was suitable for background music, but it seemed a waste to not just stop and watch them. They are concert worthy!

    ~Kris S, 11/18/2006, Anniversary, Cohasset, MA

  • These guys were awesome. All the wedding guests loved the different styles and loved the athentic and unique sound of the trio. Slava Tolstoy is a great band leader and wonderful guitar player. I can't say enough about how good this band is.

    ~William K, 8/19/2006, Wedding, Hyannis Port, MA

  • Very happy with their performance for 3 hours at Bar Mitzvah reception lunch playing Klezmer, Jewish and related music.

    ~David D, 12/24/2005, Bar Mitzvah, Newton, MA

  • My undergraduate society decided to host a Midwinter Masquerade party and needed a band that would perform unique live music. Fortunately for us, the International String Trio provided just this very service! Their original orchestration--violin, guitar, and upright bass--made for a delicious blend of music that was dancable yet refined, contemporary yet wonderfully vintage. In addition to quality muisc, the group was highly professional; I spoke with a band member directly on the phone, the band played precisely according to their very fair contract, and the musicians were amicable towards both hosts and guests. I highly recommend this talented group of professionals!

    ~Benjamin S, 2/18/2006, Fraternity Function, Hanover, NH

  • We had a violinist and cellist perform at our wedding. Both were pleasant, professional, and outstanding musicians who played precisely what we wanted. They added immeasurably to the wedding, and we were delighted that we chose them. Thanks to all for making this happen!

    ~Thomas K, 12/31/2005, Wedding, Boston, MA

  • The group did a great job for us at our house party and concert for about 25 neighbors and friends. They played two sets with a short break between. The trio had a marvelously diverse repertoire: classical, jazz, world folk, standards. They played the specific pieces we had requested from their songlist and also picked some others that displayed their talents. I recommend the group highly!

    ~Doug H, 3/25/2007, Private Party, Chichester, NH

  • I was organasing a conference when we found out that the musicians we were planning on hiring has just disbanded, less than 1 week before our conference! i got in touch with the International String Trio, and was given a great price, and complete flexibility on what type of music we wanted (classical, jazz, etc). great communication, arrived exactly at their arranged time, and put on a great performance. in the end, conference was great, got a ton of compliments on the music, and will be using IST for all of our upcoming events.

    ~Kenneth K, 12/3/2005, Convention, Cambridge, MA

  • Hi International Strings! BRAVO!!! Thank you for two wonderful performances! The residents of both facilities thoroughly enjoyed their evenings and I''m sure the selections brought back many happy memories for them. It was a delightful evening for everyone - much toe tapping, clapping and singing along. I look forward to working with you again at other venues in the coming year. Have a very Happy Holiday and New Year!

    ~Amy Sostek, 12/29/2005, Concert at the Assisted Living Facility, Newton, MA

  • Dear Slava, My wife and I would like to thank you for your beautiful music. Your performance made our wedding so elegant and unforgettable. Throughout the ceremony, cocktail and even reception, the music was just amazing and lovely. All the guests are still talking about how beautiful and incredible the music was.You guys did a wonderful job! You were very professional and courteous! Your music definitely made our wedding as beautiful as we had hoped.I hope you guys had a good time. Again, my wife and I just want to say thank you to all three of you for making our wedding so elegant and unforgettable. If you ever need a reference, we would be more than happy to recommend you.

    ~Tom Fong, 7/23/2005, Wedding, Leonard’s, Great Neck, NY

  • Hi Slava, I just wanted to send a belated thank you for playing at our wedding in August. You guys sounded great. It was exactly what we wanted. We got lots of comments on how great the music was. Best of luck!

    ~Becky Paysnick, 8/13/2005, Ridge Hill, Needham, MA

  • “International String Trio” was absolutely wonderful. Hiring this ensemble would be probably one of the best decisions you will make regarding your wedding expenses. It was our pleasure to deal with them and with their band leader – Slava Tolstoy. Not only he is a true professional and a great musician, but he has a wonderful calm personality, which you really need on your wedding day. We had procrastinated choosing our music, and then gave him 3 big pieces to learn about 5 days before the wedding. He said, "no problem", found the score for the music, and performed them flawlessly. All the guests rave about the “International String Trio” and even our venue wanted to speak to him. Marriot Long Wharf does not express interest in just anybody. This ensemble will make your wedding a truly special event.

    ~Julia Tulchinsky, 2/19/2004, Marriot Long Wharf Hotel, Boston, MA

  • Slava: You all were great. Everyone had a good time and complimented you on your style, which is elegantly unique. Thank you so much. We are planning a 60 year old birthday party for those of us going over the hill in about a year. Hopefully, you will be able to play. Should you ever require a reference, please do not hesitate to use our name. Your performance made our wedding that much more memorable.

    ~Lynn Wiley, 6/11/2005, Wedding, Gloucester, MA

  • Dear Slava, we were delighted with your performance on Saturday for my son''s Bar Mitzvah, and we had so many compliments from our guests. It was all that I expected, and I just want to say thank you to you and your associates.

    ~Louise Akillian , 5/10/2005, Pierce House, Lincoln,, MA

  • Dear Slava, It was a pleasure to have your group of musicians help us celebrate my in-laws 50th wedding anniversary. Your wonderful selection of classical, jazz and Klezmer created a festive atmosphere. We received many compliments and letters afterwards stating that it was a delight to enjoy your music. We hope to have another opportunity to include you in our next celebration.

    ~Leslie Grushkin-Lerner, 4/17/2005, Bedford, MA, Renaissance Hotel

  • Dear Slava, thank you for being a part of our wedding. The music was amazing. Please let us know of any concerts or events you may have in the area so that we can have the chance to hear you again.

    ~Tannaz Nourafchan, 10/11/2003, Astors' Beechwood Mansion, Newport RI

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Slava Tolstoy


Phone: (617) 966-7947