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Whether you're celebrating an Anniversary or a Business Promotion or a Birthday, Rami will add the perfect touch to your party! As a strolling violinist, Rami will play at your restaurant, your home, or even the beach. Luckily, we specialize in a wide range of classical, swing, rock and pop music to please any crowd.

Professional violinist Rami Hagari founded 1-800-Violins to offer clients the personal service other music companies don't provide. All 1-800-Violins events can be specifically designed for each client's individual tastes and preferences. 1-800-Violins only employs the finest musicians in Chicago, offering not only great musicians, but reliable professionals.

Rami Hagari is one the Chicago-area's most sought-after violinists for weddings and party music. Born in Israel and raised in Chicago, Rami enhances his classical repetoire with beautiful renditions of jazz, blues, theater, and pop standards. During his professional career, he has played with several symphony orchestras and has been featured on many studio recordings, including Smokey Robinson, Johnny Mathis, Dionne Warwick, Sheena Easton, The Bee Gees, and Don McLean.

When not performing at private or corporate parties or events, Rami and his musicians can be heard at many Chicago restaurants, including Cafe Ba Ba Reeba and other Lettuce Entertainment You Restaurants, restaurants in the Levy Restaurant group, Spiaggia, the Everest Room, and more.

Tel.: (847) 673-5050

Toll Free: (800) VIOLINS
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Serving Chicago, Evanston, Wilmette, Highland Park, Wheeling, Glenview & Other Chicago Suburbs

In their own words...


My Husband and I hired a string trio from 1-800-Violins to play at our Catholic wedding ceremony this September. Rami & Dee Hagari are so talented, and sounded so beautiful. Rami and Dee were such a pleasure to work with, and made the ceremony planning process 
extra easy. We selected most of the traditional wedding ceremony songs, but made one special request for them to play Queen’s “You’re My Best Friend” which I’m not sure they’ve played before. They kindly accepted the challenge, and played it beautifully! The ceremony would not have been as beautiful without them playing. I’d recommend 1-800-Violins for any event!
Danielle D. — Chicago
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Rami performed at our wedding along with his wife. Their choice of music and recommendations were outstanding; they’e music added tears and smiles to our wedding.
Robyn & Paul — Northbrook

I returned to Chicago for my daughter’s engagement and I was a little concerned about the quality of the music because we had had other musical plans and they fell through. Mr. Rami Hagari was able to adjust his schedule.
Sam R. — Baltimore, MD Entertainment violins in Chicago celebration anniversary ideas

Check out our list. If you've got a favorite, and don’t see it here, we can learn it for your event!


MUSICALS including:

  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Sound of Music
  • Beauty & the Beast


  • Beatles (various songs)
  • Frank Sinatra (various songs)
  • Marry You by Bruno Mars
  • Viva la Vida, Clocks by Coldplay
  • I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
  • Stand by Me
  • Unchained Melody
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Unforgettable
  • This Will Be
  • All I Want is You, One by U2
  • Best Day of my Life by American Authors
  • Falling Slowly from Once
  • Stand By Me
  • Marry Me by Train
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ by Journey


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Strolling Violins

3907 W Dempster, Skokie, IL 60076, US

(847) 673-5050



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