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A Fusion of Sounds from Elegant To Energizing! presents:

Contact: Dave Becherer


[email protected]


Delight Your Guests and Set the Perfect Tone for Your Wedding or Cocktail Hour with the Beautiful Music of HämmerString!

The unique chemistry of cello strings over piano is known to please any kind of audience - especially when it's done remarkably well.

The Renowned HämmerString Piano/Cello Duo is ready to bring something special to your setting - an uncommon weave of two beautiful instruments presenting music that is bright, beautiful and memorable

"Their Music Was Amazing!" ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​

Andrew and Gaia

"We Couldn't Be Happier Than This!"  


Monse and Moises

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Begin Again 

Piano Guys Arrangement

Drag Me Down (Coldplay) 

Brooklyn Duo Arrangement

More About HämmerString​​​​​​​

HämmerString is a small ensemble with a big sound. Their covers span a mix of genres (literally from Bach to Coldplay!) including classical, new age, crossover pop tunes, jazz standards and amazing Piano Guys arrangements.  The duo is a perfect choice for wedding music and cocktails.  In every case, they play arrangements that explore the full range of the two most expressive instruments: piano and cello.

Dave Becherer, Pianist and principal contact for the group, has been a committed pianist for over 30 years. His foundation, studies, and experience were cultivated through 20 years of classical piano.   David later attended Webster University, achieving a jazz piano performance degree. This added new musical dimensions to an already established repertoire. With over two decades of professional experience performing in St Louis and well beyond, his music has been enjoyed in a wide variety of weddings, events, and venues.  He has performed hundreds of weddings and has won awards from the Knot and WeddingWire year after year and attributes much of that success to the growing popularity of HämmerString.

Jake Brookman, Cellist studied at the Mannes College of Music in New York City through a scholarship.  Like David, his experience with the instrument goes back for 30 years.  He's recorded and played with many groups from Saint Louis Symphony to Trans Siberian Orchestra, and has toured extensively.

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Just fill out the form by clicking the link below and I will get back to you quickly with a few clarifying questions or a quote!

Book the Duo and get an Hour of Solo Piano for your Cocktail Hour for $50!!!

Secure Your Beautiful Music performed by Highly Qualified Wedding Professionals.

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Find Out About Availability For Your Ceremony

And / Or Cocktail Hour

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Availability and Communication

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If you're planning a wedding, you've got a lot of moving pieces to track!  The last thing you need is to be waiting on an unresponsive vendor.  From the time you secure our services until the day of your event, you can count on responses to inquiries within the day, if not within the hour.  We never want to be the ones you're waiting on!   

"very straight forward and easy to work with...incredibly professional throughout the planning process and always responded to emails/calls quickly (within the day)."
Mindy Maddock, Bride in St Louis

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Our Mission as your Wedding Ensembleis to Deliver Reasonably Priced, High Quality Services with Simplicity and Professionalism. We endeavour to create a Stress Free Experience for You while we work to create the perfect memorable Moment, never compromising artistic excellence!

Stress Free Services

Highly Rated

"Thank you so much for being one of the few vendors who did NOT cause us stress during such a busy time!"
Cindy from St. Louis

StLouisPianist - Dave Becherer:  As one of the top rated vendors in St. Louis, I have won awards year after year from the Knot and from Weddingwire, and have been inducted into the Knot's Hall of Fame.  While I offer a number of options for ceremonies and cocktail hours, HämmerString has been one of the most popular for the last several years and has been a major contributing factor to this success!  We're proud of the product and service we offer and we know you'll be satisfied if you book us for your wedding!

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Extensive Musical Training​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​"As for my daughter's recent wedding in St Louis, the playing far exceeded anyone’s expectations to a most memorable ceremony music! There wasn’t a dry eye in the church !" 
Debbie from St Louis

Both of us are degreed professionals with at least 25 years of experience with our instrument and decades of public performance experience.

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Real Wedding Experience

You want to make sure that the musician you hire has lots of wedding experience, not just performing experience!  Your musicians need to have the ability to stretch, loop and resolve songs on the fly. Sometimes nervous bridesmaids walk faster than expected or a bride has last minute adjustments before walking down the aisle - so timing is fluid and your musician has to adjust!  We have played hundreds of weddings and have encountered all sorts of situations, gaining skills that only come from years of experince with weddings.  You don't have to worry about any unexpected surprises, we've got you covered!

"There was a miscommunication on our part on when to start walking down. It could have gone badly but Dave recognized the mistake that we made and adjusted his music accordingly and no one even noticed we messed up. He saved what would have been an embarrassing moment."
Kate - from St. Louis

These are some of our hallmarks that we're really proud of!

Have Confidence Hiring Professionals!

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Your Most Memorable Moment Needs A Beautiful Soundtrack to Go With It! ​​​​​​​