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Create an elegant atmosphere for your special occasion with live music by the Rondo String Quartet.  The group has performed for thousands of wedding ceremonies, parties, receptions, services, corporate functions, and events in the Southeast Michigan/Detroit Metro area.  You will enjoy our sophisticated sound that permits conversation and satisfies a wide variety of tastes.


The Rondo String Quartet is a professional, experienced, rehearsed, and insured ensemble of four musicians consisting of two violins, a viola and a cello.  To provide the best service possible, our group regularly plays with the same four members.  We are a local small business and all live and work in the Southeast Michigan/Detroit Metro area.  Our huge repertoire features hours of current covers, classical favorites, classic rock,  jazz standards and classics, songs from musicals, rags, and much more.  Please contact us for a complete playlist.  We look forward to playing for you!

Southeast Michigan/Detroit Metro Area.  Live string quartet music for your wedding ceremony, cocktail hour, reception, party, corporate event, church service, or special occasion.  

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"I cannot say enough amazing things about this group of incredible musicians. Lisa was easy to work with, professional, and a great communicator - truly every bride's dream! We hired the quartet to play our ceremony and cocktail hour and it was the everything we could have imagined and more. The music was beautiful and it really set the stage for an elegant evening for all of our guests. The group has such a robust repertoire list, but each song is just as lovely as the next. You can't go wrong with any of their selections. Our guests complimented the music all evening, saying that our wedding gave off "Bridgerton" vibes in the very best way! Thank you, Rondo String Quartet! You are simply the best."

-Rachel, review from The Knot

"Perfect! These ladies are amazingly talented. Provided a wonderful range of music from classic wedding music to the Beatles and The Grateful Dead. Highly professional. So easy to work with. I could not have asked for more. I would definitely recommend them!"

-Mary, review from The Bash

"I could not say enough about how amazing these ladies are. They made my ceremony more memorable by accommodating any music requests I had, and they never missed a beat. They are the ONLY quartet I would recommend to anyone looking to hire. THANK YOU!!!!!!!"

-Janelle, review from The Knot

"We were looking for a group who played fun current music as well as classic rock. We also wanted to feel comfortable that the group was established, professional, and knew what they were doing. Rondo checked every box and so much more! Thank-you, Rondo, for your help in the process, for your kindness, for your talent, and most of all - for making our wedding day perfect!"

-Martha, review from The Knot

“What’s in a name?”

Rondo String Quartet

We are often asked why our name is Rondo String Quartet.  A Rondo is a musical form with a refrain or main theme that keeps returning.  We thought the name was fitting as we all go out into our lives, but always return to play music together.

Kashmir, Led Zeppelin

Watermusic Finale, Handel

Meet Your Musicians...

Allison from Rondo String Quartet
Lisa from Rondo String Quartet

The Rondo String Quartet's First violinist Allison Rhoades holds a Bachelor and Master degree in Music Education from Florida State University.  A native New Yorker, she has two grown daughters and lives in Rochester Hills with her husband Rick and their dog, Pepper!  She is the Orchestra Director at Oakland Christian School and Oakland Homeschool Music and enjoys playing with Meadowbrook Theater and various other groups as time allows.  Her favorite part of performing with Rondo is helping couples to select the music for their wedding day that reflects their personalities and creates energy and excitement!


Second violinist Lisa Saluk graduated from The University of Michigan with a Bachelor’s Degree in Violin Performance and Music Education, and a Master’s Degree in Music Education.  She began her teaching career in Wisconsin, returned home to Michigan to continue teaching strings and general music in the Rochester Community Schools, and currently works with special education students in the Oxford Community Schools. Lisa maintains a private studio of violin students, and has played with various other groups.  She is married with two children.  Lisa, along with her sister and cellist Kim, are founding members of the quartet.  Lisa enjoys the camaraderie of playing with her string quartet family.


Violist Jessica Zelinski is a graduate of Michigan State University where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in music performance and a teaching certificate.  While she no longer teaches full time, she maintains a full studio of private piano students.  An active performer, she also plays with the Midland Symphony, the Macomb Symphony Orchestra, and subs with various other symphonies in the Detroit area. Jessica is also one of the music ministers at St. Paul on the Lake Catholic Church in Grosse Pointe where she plays for Sunday masses and directs the Voices of Joy Choir.

Cellist Kim Borgert graduated from Michigan State University in Music Education as a Strings Specialist. During college, she studied with the Julliard String Quartet.  Kim started playing cello at age 12 and attended Blue Lake and Interlochen music camps.  She won the Livonia Youth Symphony Concerto Competition and also played in the Michigan Youth Symphony.  After college, she was principal cellist of the Southfield Symphony and the Livonia Symphony.  She currently maintains a private studio and performs with various other groups.  Kim, along with the groups 2nd violinist, are sisters.  They grew up with a classically trained pianist mother and a gig band pianist/saxophonist/trumpeter father.  Kim enjoys the flexibility of music styles that Rondo String Quartet is able to play. 

Michigan's Premier String Quartet

"Rondo did a phenomenal job playing for our Halloween party. They creeped us out with scary Halloween music, made us laugh with songs like Scooby Doo, and entertained us with songs like Sympathy for the Devil, Bury a Friend, and Superstition. There is nothing like live music to bring a festive mood to a party! Thank-you to Rondo for being the highlight of the evening!"

-Dalliah, review from The Knot

Jessica from Rondo String Quartet
Kim from Rondo String Quartet
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