The String Quartet is an experienced and professional Dorset based chamber ensemble that specialises in performing at weddings, private parties and corporate functions.
With a repertoire spanning Bach to Bruno Mars; they tailor each performance to exactly match your requirements, bringing the unique atmosphere to your event that only top quality live music can create.
Comprising some of the top professionals in the South and South West of England, the members of The String Quartet are equally at home whether engaged by The BBC, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, X Factor, Friday Night is Music Night, Parkinson, Songs of Praise, Top of the Pops or The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, to name but a few.
The String Quartet Repertoire
We have a wide range of music, and whether you prefer elegant classics or are seeking a much more contemporary vibe for your event, we can cater for all tastes.
If you would particularly like a piece that you can't see on our list, we will source it for you; and if necessary can have it arranged especially. Recent requests have included Chandelier by Sia, Hello by Adele and A Thousand Years by Christina Perri.
Below are just a few examples of The String Quartet's most popular pieces arranged by genre.
- Canon - Pachelbel
- Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
- The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
- Wedding March - Mendelssohn
- Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Vivaldi
- Bridal Chorus - Wagner
- The Flower Duet - Delibes
- Nessun Dorma - Puccini
- Some Enchanted Evening - Rogers & Hammerstein
- Moon River - Henry Mancini
- La Vie En Rose - Édith Piaf
- When I fall in Love - Jeri Southern
- It had to be you - Isham Jones
- That's Amore - Dean Martin
- Perfect Day - Lou Reed
- You're Beautiful - James Blunt
Musicals & Films
- My Fair Lady Medley
- Gilbert and Sullivan Medley
- She - Notting Hill
- Kissing You - Romeo & Juliet
- Let It Go - Frozen
- Jeeves and Wooster
- Writing's On The Wall - Spectre
- Tango Por Una Cabeza - Scent of a Woman
- Fix You - Coldplay
- I will wait - Mumford and Sons
- Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve
- One Day like this - Elbow
- All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor
- A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
- Make you feel my Love - Adele
- I don't want to miss a thing - Aerosmith
The String Quartet are hugely experienced at providing a magical atmosphere for weddings. We are the recommended String Quartet for Milton Abbey weddings and perform at numerous Dorset and South West venues including Highcliffe Castle, Lulworth Castle, Axnoller House, The Larmer Tree, The Captains Club Hotel, Athelhampton House, The Italian Villa at Compton Acres, The Crown Hotel, Blandford, Mapperton House, Longleat House, Parley Manor, Sopley Mill, Kingston Maurward and Pensylvania Castle. We are also happy to travel to your special occasion, and notable venues include The Ritz, Claridges Hotel, Kew Gardens, and Tower Bridge.
We understand completely the importance of your special day, and that every detail from presentation to programming, matters. We also know that choosing the music for your ceremony can be daunting. If you would like us to, we will be happy to assist you in selecting suitable pieces for key moments in the ceremony; and can also liaise with your venue in advance to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
All string quartet engagements are backed up by written contract and public liability insurance.
The String Quartet has a wealth of experience performing at a variety of functions, including corporate events and private parties; adding prestige and class to any occasion.
We pride ourselves on our professional, friendly and unobtrusive service, and whether you require elegant background music to welcome guests to your champagne drinks reception; or a more dazzling themed programme for your product launch, we can provide a bespoke soundtrack for your event.
2016 has seen our musicians playing for the launch of the new Audi, providing pre-graduation music for The Open University, and helping raise funds for Julia's House.
To discuss hiring us for your event, please contact us.
The String Quartet consulted me as to my choice of music, arrived in plenty of time and their musicality was superb.Maureen - Dorset
As well as playing out-of-this-World, we were so delighted with how easy going, adaptable and professional you all are.Warren - Q The Music, December 2016
You really added to my birthday celebration and generated a very special atmosphere. Thank you for everything.Jane and Peter - Devon
Beautiful music, beautifully played, it really made a lovely day very special indeed. Would highly recommend them to anyone.Mr & Mrs Grant - Dorset
The musicians played at our graduation ceremony, they were very well received with many favourable comments on the day.Julie-Ann Doyle - Bournemouth, November 2015
Super talented, super professional, just what you need for your special day or occasion, simply marvellous.Caroline - Amazing Face Bridal Makeup, January 2017
To enquire about availability and fees please call us directly or complete the contact form.
Prices are dependent upon the timings and location of your event, and we will provide you with a personalised quote. As a guide only, fees for The String Quartet start from £450 for one hour, £525 for two hours and £600 for three hours.
On occasions when limitations of space or budget demand, we are able to offer a trio. Fees for the String Trio start from £350 for one hour, £425 for two hours and £500 for three hours.
Fees include VAT and our travel time and expenses within 35 miles of Bournemouth.
Please listen to some of our example tracks. All examples are recorded in live performance and unedited. Click on the play buttons below or visit our SoundCloud page for additional tracks.
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