Who We Are
WES-RVA is a multi-faceted Richmond based entertainment company. WES-RVA was founded in 2023 by David Smith and Brian Penczak for one reason, to provide the highest quality entertainment services for your special day.
David Smith is a professional cellist, instructor and composer that resides in Richmond, VA. A Richmond native, David has been playing cello for 26 years, and studied cello performance and music theory at the Loyola School of Music in New Orleans, LA. David performs regularly with Classical Revolution RVA, the Virginia Cello Ensemble, and is the assistant principal cellist of the Northern Neck Orchestra. David is also a composer, and in 2019 finished his first major work, "Relict's Passage", a sonata for cello and piano. David organizes everything classical for WES-RVA and custom arranges every special song request by hand himself. David has 20 years of experience performing for thousands of weddings, has organized two successful string quartets both in Richmond and in New Orleans, and is a fierce advocate for classical music promotion and local classical musicians.
Brian Penczak is a audio engineer, lighting director, drummer, guitarist, and bassist. Born in Richmond, Brian has been involved in music/live production for 13 years and has worked on numerous projects ranging from rock to reggae. Brian owns and operates theAV, a local to Richmond AV company. His company regularly handles big events at The Alley in Carytown and lighting shows all around town. Brian organizes audio production, up-lighting and light shows, as well as coordinates with local artists and subcontractors for WES-RVA.