Chamber Music for Special Occasions

Owned and operated since 2006 by musicians with a great love of chamber music, the Melegari Chamber Players is a group of more than 20 professional musicians based in Portland, Oregon. The musicians of Melegari have performed together for over 15 years and also belong to ensembles such as the Oregon Symphony, Portland Opera Orchestra, Oregon Ballet Theater Orchestra and Pink Martini’s Harvey Rosencranz Orchestra.

Four musicians on a stair
photo by Tracy Norvell Woods

Services: Chamber music for birthday and holiday parties, wedding ceremonies and receptions, wine dinners, cocktail hours, memorial services and similar events. Packages include unlimited telephone and email contact and start at $250.00.

Please inquire about our military discounts.

Our ensembles include:

  • String duo (violin and cello)
  • String trio (2 violins and cello, or violin, viola and cello)
  • String quartet (2 violins, viola and cello)
  • Solo instruments of all kinds
  • Mixed ensembles with vocalists, guitar, woodwinds, and brass
  • For audio examples, please visit our Repertoire page.


The best way to get in touch with us initially is by email:


Our rates are dependent upon several factors:

  • The number of musicians in the ensemble you choose.
  • The length of time you would like to hire the ensemble. We have a one-hour minimum.
  • Round trip mileage and travel requirements from downtown Portland, OR
  • Special musical requests that are outside of our normal repertoire.

To help us provide you with an accurate quote, please include the date, time, and location of your event, any other details you’d like us to know, and whether you prefer to be contacted by email or phone.

Payment Information

Payment may be made by cashier’s or personal check. To pay using a credit or debit card, or another electronic means (ApplePay, Venmo, etc.), please inquire with your contractor.