• About Accolade Musicians

    Wedding & Special Event Quartet, Trio, Duo & Jazz Combo

    Accolade Musicians has played for hundreds of special events in the Chicago area including wedding ceremonies and corporate parties. Our primary ensembles are the string quartet (2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello), string trio, and the violin-cello duo. We also offer a customizable Jazz Combo, a popular choice for cocktail hour and dinner service music.

    All of our musicians are graduates of the finest schools across the country including the Beinen School of Music at Northwestern University and the Juilliard School in New York. Our styles range from classical and jazz to current pop songs. We are consistently well reviewed by our clients - Click here to see our reviews at!

    Victor Sotelo, Coordinator

    Victor Sotelo is an active cellist in the Chicago area. His past accomplishments include being named a top prize winner in the Alexander & Buono International String Competition, American Opera Society Auditions, and the Arts and Recognition and Talent Search in Miami, Florida. Victor made his solo debut with the Louisville Orchestra in 2002, as a result of winning their Young Artist Competition. In 2010, he performed as a recitalist in Carnegie Hall with duo partner, Victor Ngo. An avid chamber musician, Victor has closely collaborated in ensembles with artists such as Midori Goto and Carter Brey. Victor has also played in shows accompanying The Temptations, Kenny Rogers, The Pointer Sisters, Andrea Bocelli, and Diana Krall, among others. He is a graduate of the Bienen School of Music at Northwestern University.

    Click here to learn more about taking cello lessons with Victor.