Ariana Straznicky-Packer is the founder and lead violinist of Ariana Strings LLC. Ariana Strings features professional, conservatory-trained musicians performing everything from traditional classical music to today's Top 100. We play all the hits from 1645 to today. We've won Wedding Wire's Couple's Choice Awards 4x and been inducted to The Knot Best of Wedding Hall of Fame. We've been featured as leaders in the Connecticut event industry in notable online and print publications, including Connecticut Bride Magazine, Carats & Cake, and Glittery Bride. As an award-winning company, we offer the highest level of professionalism, adding a touch of elegance to your special day.
A note from Ariana:
As a professional violinist, I am lucky to have a flourishing career performing in 6 of Connecticut's premier symphony orchestras as well as freelancing for ballets, Broadway theater tours, and operas. I also teach violin, viola, and piano lessons at my private studio. Plus, I serve as an executive board member on the American Federation of Musicians Union (CT local) and serve as the union steward at Eastern CT Symphony. The hustle is real!
Since 2010, I have performed for over 400 weddings and events with my company, Ariana Strings LLC. Performing for brides and grooms is a wonderful creative outlet, allowing me to bring my art to new audiences, visit new places, and to jam with some of the greatest musicians around. Away from my violin case, I'm a wife and puppy mom, world traveler (22 countries and counting!), and love studying languages.