Millington Strings

Based in Sacramento CA

String music for all occasions. We want you, our clients, to benefit from our years of experience, and to feel confident that all musical details will be addressed. We will work with your event coordinator to provide a seamless service.

Steve and Anne Millington are the principals of Millington Strings.

Steve is founder the group.  He received his Master’s in Cello Performance at CSUS in 1997, studying with Andrew Luchansky. Playing credits include principal cello of Solano Community Symphony from 1988 to 1999, principal cello of the Sacramento’s Camellia Symphony from 2000 to 2002, and section cello for Stockton Symphony and North Bay Symphony, among others. He was a public school music teacher for a time, and currently teaches privately,  as well as composing and arranging custom repertoire for various group configurations.

Anne began cello studies with Jean Maguire Mitchell in the San Francisco Bay Area, continuing with Burke Schuchman and Andrew Luchansky in Sacramento. In addition to cello, Anne plays bass when the group performs as a quintet.  She practiced veterinary medicine in the Bay Area till 1995, then transitioned to GIS/database management in the service of state public health and natural resource agencies.

A number of local musicians make up their professional ensembles, including area friends, professionals and students from CSUS, UOP, and  UC Davis. In addition to playing in any string configuration from solo to string orchestra, they also work with brass and wind players, as well as singers and keyboardists, and can provide varied and unique recommendations for clients’ particular needs.


Planning Your Wedding

Wondering what music you should program for your wedding? Here are suggestions, from the traditional to the non-conforming:
Prelude (traditional):

  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring: Bach
  • Bist du bei mir: Bach
  • Air: Handel

Processional/Ceremony (traditional):

  • Canon in D: Pachelbel
  • Bridal Chorus: Wagner
  • Handel Largo for candle lighting
  • Recessional (traditional):
  • Wedding March: Mendelssohn
  • Queen of Sheba: Handel
  • Spring: Vivaldi

If you want the non-traditional?
If you have a special song that you want us to play for you, just ask. We can find an arrangement, or create an arrangement, to suit your wishes.
Here are some pieces we have done on request:



  • Only Time: Enya
  • Beloved One: Ben Harper
  • I'm Yours: Mraz


  • Here Comes the Sun: Beatles
  • A Chloris: Hahn
  • Fall Slowly: fr the movie "Once"


  • Allegro: Fiocco
  • Palladio: Jenkins
  • Viva la Vida: Coldplay

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Prices may vary depending on travel distance/location, date, special performance requirements or required expenses.
Traditional String Quartet in the Sacramento Area
Price: $700.00
Number of Performers: 4
Duration: 1 hours
Extra Hourly Rate: $600.00

Our hourly rates depend on the size of the ensemble you are booking, and the distance from our home base in Sacramento. First hour = Second hour = Third hour and more = our