Event Clients Testimonials
"We hired Bella Musica for our wedding.They were absolutely amazing!All my guests complimented on the music. they have a variety of music to choose from making the day more special for us. The best part for me was how professional they were! I didn't have to worry about a thing! Thanks Bella Musica!"
Delaina McGee- bride- 03/19/16
"The exquisite music performed by the Bella Musica Quartet for my daughter's wedding was a important contribution to the ceremony and making her dreams for that special day come true. All of the consultation beforehand provided me with n answer to every question and advice for every worry. I could not be more pleased with the result. Thank you so much Tony!"
Jonalyn Robert-mother of bride- 03/19/16
"Truly happy with the performance of Bella Musica. They provided amazing services and made our wedding event complete. Could not have been more perfect!!!
Dena & Ivy Alberes- bride&groom- 1/23/16
"Working Bella Musica was a wonderful experience. They were incredibly helpful with song suggestions for our ceremony as well. That helped us a lot because they can play anything really and we had a hard time deciding on what we liked more. We chose to use the violin and cello for our ceremony and it was amazing.
Thereally preference was beautiful and lovely to hear. As I walked down the aisle and heard all the songs my hubby and I picked out, it just made that moment even more special. We pick the Swan for my song and it almost made me tear up and it made my hubby tear up as well. We have listened to it since then at home and it just brings that moment back to us. We were both so happy with the performance, how it made the whole atmosphere of the wedding so romantic, and how everyone else loved it just as much. We had guest come to us during the reception and comment on how beautiful it was and how having someone play the violin and cello was a perfect touch. We could not be happier with Bella Musica and I would recommend them to any and everyone in the area. If you want a special and romantic touch, then go with them for sure. We had an outside wedding and it was not a problem for them at all."
Stephanie Smith- bride 12/12/15
"Exceptional service and performance!!!
We hired Bella Musica to play classical music during cocktail hour. We were on a very tight budget and needed a good deal. However, my husband is an established musician and therefore could not justify forsaking quality of musicianship/talent for cost. Bella Musica came highly recommended bu other in the industry so we gave them a call. Antoaneta was so sweet and willing to work with us in every aspect. Her musicianship is absolutely top notch and prices were spot on. We were so pleased with the song choices, volume, professionalism, presentation and charm. Couldn't be happier!!
I would absolutely hire them again without a thought!
...And I/m picky!"
Monica Capehart- bride- 11/14/15
"We chose Bella Musica for our wedding ceremony musicians. They were absolutely FABULOUS!
Everyone was extremely impressed and loved the beautiful music. Antoaneta is wonderful and easy to work with! I highly recommend Bella Musica to anyone looking for amazing musicians!"
Alexandra Hazlaris- bride 06/13/15
"Bella Musica performed flawlessly at our daughter's wedding. Their attention to detail and meticulous planning ensure that all would go well. We cannot thank them enough for their beautiful music that created the perfect ambiance for one of the most important celebrations of our lives"
Brenda Nixon- mother of bride 06/04/15
"The music provided for my daughter's wedding was so lovely. I received many compliments on it. Antoaneta was very easy to work with and played exactly what we requested. It was beautiful!"
Susan Giglio- mother of bride 05/17/15
"Bella Musica provided a violinist and cellist for my daughters May 2015 wedding. They were a beautiful and elegant addition to the ceremony. Antoaneta Ortiz is very professional and easy to work with. I would definitely use them again and would highly recommend Bella Musica to others!"
Shelli Domiano-mother of bride 05/15/15
"Bella Musica performed with a string quartet at my husband and my wedding. It was stunning and flawlessly performed! We could not have picked a better group! Antoaneta is so sweet and professional and really worked with us on determining the perfect sound for our wedding. So gratful for her! Everyone at our wedding was (and still is) so impressed with them. Thank you all so much for your beautiful work!"
Caitlin Hodges- bride 05/02/15
"I loved our Ceremony musicians! Antoaneta was willing to meet with me and go everything before the wedding. She was prompt to answer emails. She showed up on time and everything went off without a hitch! Our wedding was everything we could have ever dreamed of. We thank Bella Musica for being a part of it and helped to make it so special! They are so talented; don't hesitate to book or inquire!"
Lindsey Holland- bride 03/28/15
"Antoaneta was playing the violin beautifully on the path of The Shaw Center. I thought my boyfriend and I were in such a romantic scene, and little did I know he was about to propose me. Antoaneta playing the violin for us really set the tone and the mood. She beautifully played "Marry Me", as my boyfriend got down on one knee. She helped create a fairy tale proposal for us! We couldn't have been more pleased!
Blair McKee- future bride 01/05/15
"I booked Bella Musica eleven months in advance because I wanted to have the best experience for our wedding. Antoaneta was pleasant to work with and very helpful. I had so many compliments about the ceremony music. I cannot wait to hear and see our wedding video for the final product! Overall, I would definitely recommend them for any event, especially for your big day :)"
Kristene Ward- bride12/19/14
"Hired these musicians to play before, during, and after (cocktail hour) my ceremony. There were excellent. I even asked them to play a song that they never heard before, and they learned it and played it amazingly well. Very professional and so very talanted. I would hire them again in a heartbeat."
Kandyl Crawford- bride12/06/14
"Antoaneta, Thank you so very much for performing at our wedding ceremony at Nottoway. It was absolutely beautiful. We couldn't have asked for anything better. Thank you for making it special! We will sing your praises."
Marla & Drew Miller- bride and groom 11/08/14
"These ladies did a fantastic job at my wedding! Even with my super scattered schedule they handled everything with grace and played beautifully! Thank you so much for everything!"
Audrey Anderson- bride 10/31/14
"Me and my husband would like to thank you for the wasome job on our special day!"
Danielle Walter- bride 10/12/14
"I strongly recommend Bella Musica. Antoaneta provided my ceremony music for my outdoor wedding at Nottoway Plantation. She was not only great at what she does (play the violin), but very easy to work with. We communicated through email and video conference as I had a destination wedding. She was very accommodating to meet with me and provide demos of her work as needed. The music was amazing."
Gisella Garcia- bride 10/04/14
"Äntoaneta Ortiz and Bella Musica are fantastic. I contacted Bella Musica for a violin to be played at my outdoor ceremony. It was beautiful and made the day absolutely perfect! Communication was wonderful. I chose all the songs for my ceremony from the samples on the Bella Musica website and You Tube. I couldn't find anyone locally but Bella Musica was available to travel. Very reasonably priced and worth every penny! The violin was classy and beautiful, perfect!!"
Sunny Richardson- bride 10/02/14
"I recently used Bella for my Wedding ceremony and was more than pleased with them. Antoaneta was a pleasure to work with. She responded to all emails in a timely manner. All my request were easy to maintain and she went out of her way to find sheets of music at no cost. I would highly recommend them."
Kayla Hernandez- bride 10/03/14
"I cannot say enough about how beautiful was the music performed by your string trio! Thank you for being so wonderful to work with and for doing such an amazing job! I wil recommend Bella Musica to anyone looking for elegant entertainment!''
Margaret Wilson- bride 9/27/14
"Bella Musica performed for our gala this past year which is our most celebrated fundraising event. Not only was the music beautifully played and presented, the simple joy of the violin was relished by all who had the pleasure of attending. I highly recommend Antoaneta (Toni) Ortiz if you want to make your event special."
Mona Laird Rafeedie- President, La Capitale’ Chapter American Business Women’s Association 9/17/14
"Love Antonaneta and Bella Musica! Her recent performance at the Silver Magnolia Tea for Women's Council, was so lovely. She is a wonderful talent and so pleasing to work with. I'm happy to hear she teaches music to children and through schools. Sharing her talent is just another plus!"
Karen Vingiello-Consultant at
Peregrine Corporation 08/21/14
"Bella Musica met and exceeded all of our expectations for our outdoor wedding. They traveled an extensive distance from Baton Rouge and even showed up earlier than they were contracted for.
I worked with Antoaneta for several months before the wedding and she was always available and able to meet all of our requests. We asked for them to play two special songs that they have never played before, and they accommodated with no problem. We even asked them to change the tempo of one of our special requests (we wanted it played slower than is normally called for) and they were able to do this with no problems.
Everything they played was beautiful. I can honestly say that I don't believe that anyone else that we could have contacted would have done it better.
Also, their pricing was VERY competitive with other musicians that we looked into.All in all, if we had to do it all over again, I wouldn't even think about going with anyone else. I would recommend Bella Musica to anyone looking to add a beautiful, personal touch to their wedding."
Jordan Guidry- groom 06/14/14
"Absolutely the best!! Antoaneta is very personal and professional. I highly recommend her to everyone regardless of the occasion. She is an excellent violinist." Ellen Brooks-bride 06/07/2014
"I would highly recommend Bella Musica! Antoaneta was extremely attentive and professional. It was as easy as giving her a pick of the songs we liked from her extensiveselection and her taking it from there and arranging them in the perfect order. She was even willing to learn new songs we selected.
All of our guests commented on how beautiful the violinist sounded for our ceremony. I would absolutely use Bella Musica again!"
Michelle Dauzault- bride 05/24/2014
"I recently had my wedding at Audubon Zoo Swamp Exhibit. I couldn't have chosen better ceremony musician. She was helpful with the music choices, and very reliable. I would 100% recommend Bella Musica to anyone!"
Elaina Fischer- bride 04/12/2014
"I cannot say enough about how beautiful and elegant the violins were at my wedding. You surpassed my expectations! I'm so grateful to have chosen you and your company to perform at our wedding!
I would definitely recommend your company to anyone looking for elegant entertainment! Thank you for being so wonderful to work with and for doing such an amazing job!"
Jolyn Wascom- bride 04/05/2014
"I contacted Antoaneta Ortiz 2 weeks before my wedding. She returned my call immediately, rearranged her schedule to fit us in and then learned the music we wanted. She was the first one at the ceremony and played beautifully. If you are in need of a musician for any event I highly recommend Bella Musica!" Alexandra Owens- bride 12/07/2013
"Thank you so much Antoaneta Gyuzlieva Ortiz with Bella Musica for making Angel and my wedding ceremony (at Old Governor's Mansion) so spectacular!
It was an absolute pleasure to work with you--from the pre-wedding consultation to the creation of the set list, I couldn't be happier! Your professionalism and quality are unbeatable.
I will definitely be recommending you to any future bride I come in contact with! Thank you again for the beautiful music that added such a special touch to our wedding!"
Bethany Roussel- bride 11/22/13
"Bella Musica is a very professional company that tended to all of our worries, concerns, and questions. We had every question answered and thoroughly planned out exactly like we envisioned. The music was angelical and flawless. Every guest at our wedding (at Renaissance Hotel) commented on the violinists’ music selection and how they were the best they have ever heard.
If I ever have any event again, Bella Musica is saved on my phone and will be the first vendor I'll call. I called Antoaneta several times randomly and she picked up the phone every single time without delay. The company is very prompt and works with you to select the best music for your event. She has an extensive repertoire with both classical and popular music selections.
Highly recommend Bella Musica for any social occasion because they will elevate your event to another level." Lecaro Holliday- groom 11/02/13
"Thank you so much! You were fabulous!!!" Grace B.- bride 8/05/13
"Beautiful performance! My guests raved about her during the reception!! She was super easy to deal with, showed up early for my event, and even learned special song that I requested. I would highly recommend her for your wedding!" Natalie N.-bride 5/18/13
"Thank You! The Music was GREAT!'' Ronnie Barrilleaux-groom 3/02/13
"We were very happy with the music that violinists from Bella Musica provided on our wedding!
They were very easy to deal with, arrived earlier and played beautifully. They brought an elegant touch to our wedding in City Park." Marie Green-bride 2/14/13
"Music was PERFECT! I couldn't have asked for more! You were so professional!" Melissa Smith-bride 1/26/13
"Thank you so much for the beautiful music! It added another level of class and sophistication to our event!" The St. Aloysius Soiree- Eva-event chair 2012
"I hired Bella Musica to perform a violin and piano duo for the prelude to my ceremony and the ceremony music. They were my favorite vendor.
The musicians were very professional and the music was absolutely beautiful. My guests were impressed with the performances. I strongly recommend Bella Musica and Antoaneta Ortiz." Marie Green- bride 5/05/12
"The musicians from Bella Musica were amazing! We had the string duo. They played selections from The Beatles. We loved the music!" Kim G.- bride 3/16/12
"Fabulous string trio for my wedding at White Oak Plantation. Highly recommend them!" Maggie Johnson-bride 2/03/12
"Antoaneta Ortiz was ideal for my wedding at Old State Capitol! Thank you!" Gloria Martinez- bride 8/5/13
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"During the several years that they have taken violin lessons from Antoaneta, our children (age eight and ten) have made dramatic strides in their musical education.
Antoaneta has not only developed their theoretical and practical skills, but also taught them to play appreciate music more deeply, and showed them how to find enjoyment in performance and the learning process."
James Fox-Smith - Publisher/Owner at
Country Roads magazine 10/01/13
"Antoaneta is an excellent violin teacher! My son has been taking lessons from her for almost two years and he loves it! He has learned so much from her and continues to improve his skills! She is a patient, kind, knowledgeable and wonderful instructor who relates easily to her students. As a parent I have been so inspired by what she does for my son that i have also started taking lessons from her.
She makes learning easy and fun!
I highly recommend her!"
Christy Dantin 09/30/13
"Antoaneta Ortiz has been a blessing in the lives of my two children. My daughter plays the violin and my son plays the piano. Antoaneta has a good rapport with children. With kindness she demonstrates patience for behavior as well as learning styles.
Furthermore, she encourages individual differences in the student's personal preferences in music interests. Her schedule is flexible and she always allows for makeups. In addition, Antoaneta encourages her students opportunities to play in orchestras, events, and competitions.
Her ability to move a student from a beginner level to advanced has been very impressive.My children have grown in their musical abilities as well as their love and appreciation for classical music.
Brandie Olsen- Speech Therapist at
Bains Elementary 11/05/13
"For the last 2 years my, now 7 years old, daughter has enjoyed taking violin lessons from Antoaneta. Because of Antoaneta's dedication, I have seen my daughter gain a great understanding of music theory as well as learn to read and play music very well.
Antoaneta has deep passion for teaching and is shows by how well her students play at recitals.
She is very professional and skillful individual who possess a talent of making music fun, interesting and easy to learn."
Bill Shaw- Systems Admin at
Marathon Petroleum Company 11/07/13
"Antoanetahas provided my family with a love for music. She has given my son (age 16) and myself (age 50) lessons in violin and piano for the past few years and I would recommend her to everyone."
Computer Software Professional 11/20/13
"Antoaneta has been teaching my son violin for three years. In that time, he has grown as a musician and performer. While instructing James, Antoaneta has been very patient. She continues to work with him on classical pieces, perfecting his technique and form, and encourages him to play different types of violin and fiddle music to maintain his interest.
Her approach to instruction is fun, and her correction is gentle. James looks forward to his lessons, as Antoaneta continues to challenge him each week."
Finney Couhig 2/22/14
"My daughter and I have been taking piano lessons from Antoaneta for past two years and she has been a great instructor. I would definitely recommend her to someone looking to learn piano or violin!" Meredith DeLee-
Assistant Extension Agent at LSU 3/05/14
"Antoaneta does a wonderful job of bring out the best in my children's budding musical abilities. She suggests music that is perfect for increasing their skill and that the student will appreciate.It is so much easier to get them to practice when they love the music they are playing! She is also very patient and encouraging with them.
Thank,Antoaneta, for all you do!"
Glasgow PTO co-president 2/25/14
"Thank you Antoaneta! Margaret Anne and Mary Catherine love piano lessons with you!!!" La Lott 2/17/14