Amethyst Strings

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About Amethyst Strings – professional string group based in London

Amethyst Strings are a stylish female string duo, trio, quartet or quintet comprising violins and double bass.

Amethyst Strings are in great demand to perform at weddings, corporate events and private functions throughout the UK and internationally.

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We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Buxted Park Hotel in East Sussex, The Palace of Westminster and Apothecaries Hall in London.

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Elegant, sophisticated and versatile, we are available to perform on both acoustic and electric instruments.

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We also have our own sound system and string specialist sound engineer enabling us to amplify our music to the desired level for any party or room size.

Trained at London’s finest music conservatories including the Royal Academy of Music, we fuse classical instruments with pop and jazz styles, performing music from a diverse and extensive bespoke repertoire ranging from Bach to the Black Eyed Peas.

We arrange all repertoire ourselves creating original versions of well-known music. This also means we can arrange any piece on request no matter how unusual!

Here are just some of the locations where we have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic for weddings and events...

  • Palace of Westminster, London, UK
  • Apothecaries Hall, London, UK
  • Buxted Park Hotel, East Sussex
  • St John the Baptist Church, Windlesham
  • Marylebone, London, UK

We have a range of beautiful and elegant dresses that we can wear according to your preference. We can also bring atmospheric lighting to give added ambiance to the performance area.

The ladies of Amethyst Strings have performed worldwide with artists including Adele, Beyonce, Simply Red, Lana Del Rey, Rod Stewart, Take That, Emelie Sande, Ne-Yo, Pavarotti and Nigel Kennedy and on TV shows including The Brit Awards, Graham Norton, Live from Abbey Road, Children In Need and Jonathan Ross.

Clients have included Her Majesty The Queen, The Jamie Oliver Foundation, Microsoft, the Football Association and The Duchess of Cambridge at venues such as the legendary jazz club Ronnie Scott’s, Wembley Stadium, The National Theatre, Kensington Palace and for some of London’s finest hotels including Claridge’s, The Dorchester, the Mandarin Oriental and The Grosvenor House.

We are happy to travel anywhere in the UK and abroad.


Amethyst Strings have performed live music at numerous wedding ceremonies and receptions where they have gained the experience and flexibility to handle any event with professionalism and reliability, ensuring that your special day is enjoyable and stress-free.

With so many options for the modern-day wedding, Amethyst Strings pride themselves on being able to perform live music to fit into any theme, style or atmosphere that you wish to create.

With a smart, chic and elegant appearance and our unique line-up of two violins and double bass, Amethyst Strings are not only a refreshing and eye-catching alternative to the traditional string quartet but also provide the versatility of any musical style you may wish for.

The music choices for your ceremony can range from traditional timeless classics to more recent hits. Walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon and then surprise your guests by exiting the ceremony to Pharrell’s Happy!

Amethyst Strings will then continue to entertain your guests during the reception with a mix of classical, jazz and popular styles as your day unfolds.

We arrange all of the music ourselves and welcome any special requests you might have, no matter how unusual!

So whether you have your heart set on a particular song, or whether you are just looking for some advice, Amethyst Strings are happy to help and will be pleased to discuss the best options for your special day.

For an eye-catching alternative, we can also provide the stunning Amethyst Strings female quintet (4 violins and double bass). This is perfect for larger weddings and a great way to wow your guests!

Amethyst Strings are available on beautiful acoustic instruments and impressive blue electric instruments if required.

Set up / Performance

For acoustic bookings (without PA or speakers) we normally arrive 45 minutes in advance of the start time to set up. For bookings requiring the PA or sound checks, we arrive at least one hour prior to the start of the performance. We don't charge for set up time.

A typical background music set length is 45 minutes but we can be flexible to fit in with your event timings. Show sets are typically 15-20 minutes. We can play a number of sets depending on your requirements.

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"Anna and team were exactly what we had hoped for. They sounded incredible and really added such a lovely touch to our pre-ceremony, ceremony and reception drinks. Thoroughly enjoyed listening to them and they were accommodating for additional song choices"

Jake Rose, 16 July 2024, wedding music at Port Lympne Hotel, Hythe, UK
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"We hired them for our wedding, and they certainly went beyond our expectations! First of all, they were very flexible with our requests, not least when we asked them to accompany a group of singers, for which they made an extra rehearsal free of charge.
We are both classical musicians, so we have quite high standards, but to be honest, their playing was absolutely perfect. They were all very professional and kind - and naturally very happy for us.
My only regret is that because of light drizzling they were not able to play out in the area where the drinks reception was held, and I fear some guests may have missed hearing them play beyond the ceremony music."

Constance, 5 July 2024, wedding with string quartet at Bodleian Library, Oxford, UK
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"Dear Anna, I am so grateful for all of the effort and commitment you and the rest of Amethyst Strings put in to making the music for Dan and my wedding so special. Your performances on the day were beautiful (lots of guests commented excitedly on the contemporary songs you were playing at the cocktail reception!) and I am in love with your arrangement of our first dance song. I wasn’t sure whether to spend the money getting it recorded but I am so glad we did! Thank you for your commitment and focus from beginning to end on understanding what I wanted and bringing it to life. I’ve spent hours practising to this song, and the crescendos in the music still get me every time!"

Chloe Hanson, 11 December 2023, wedding in Kent
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"I booked Amethyst Stings for a private dinner at the Royal Albert Hall on Monday evening, playing as a Duo for a drinks reception and as a Quintet during dinner. The musicians were extremely professional from our initial correspondence, and whilst at the Hall. Beautifully dressed to our theme and dress code, the playing was of an exceptional standard. The choice of music was also perfect for the occasion, and I felt it was chosen to specifically complement the evening. I would recommend Amethyst Strings highly and will certainly be booking them again in the future, especially as they can play as a Duo, Trio, Quartet or Quintet, which is very beneficial from a budget perspective. Thank you for providing such excellent musicians via FixTheMusic. Knowing I can book with confidence through your site is a huge plus and very reassuring!"

Sian Cappucci, 21 June 2023, private dinner at the Royal Albert Hall, London
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"Just want to say how amazing Amethyst Strings are and can't recommend them enough for weddings! I had them perform during my wedding ceremony & drinks reception at my recent wedding at Buxted Park Hotel and they were fabulous! The music they played was a mixture of classical & modern pieces and it just added to the fantastic wedding atmosphere. Everyone loved them, they were extremely professional & easy to communicate with and looked the glamorous part! Thank you so much & sorry I never got to say hello!!!!"

Lisa Katz, 20 January 2023, wedding at Buxted Park Hotel, East Sussex
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"I just wanted to say a public thank you for playing at our wedding on April 22nd. You were amazing and really helped to create the atmosphere we had hoped for. You were so responsive and helpful in the run up, you looked and sounded great on the day and I just loved walking in to you playing canon. Thanks so, so much. Liz and Paul xx"

Elizabeth Oldfield, 4 May 2022, wedding in Birmingham
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"Amethyst Strings sounded great, looked great, were easy to work with and the repertoire was perfect for the occasion."

Carys Williams, 25 August 2021, corporate event at The National Theatre
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"The entertainment was top class. Amethyst Strings looked stunning and the performance was brilliant."

Tanya Gardiner, 22 July 2020, corporate event for NII Technologies Ltd
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Set List


Adagio (Spartacus) - Khachaturian
Adagio (Violin Concerto no.1)- Bruch
Adagio - Albinoni
Air (on G String) - Bach
Air (Water Music) - Handel
Andante Festivo - Sibelius
Andantino (Force of Destiny) - Verdi
Arioso - Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Ave Maria - Schubert
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Badinerie - Bach
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Brandenburg Concerto no. 3 - Bach
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Canon - Pachelbel
Cantabile - Tartini
Cantata 156 - Bach
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - Gluck
Divertimento in B-flat Major - Mozart
Divertimento in D Major - Mozart
Divertimento in F Major - Mozart
Double Violin Concerto in D minor - Bach
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin
Flower Duet (Lakme) - Delibes
Für Elise - Beethoven
Gabriel’s Oboe - Morricone
Galop (La Vie Parisienne) - Offenbach
Gavotte - Grieg
Grande Valse Brillante - Chopin
Gymnopedie No. 1 - Satie
Hornpipe (Water Music) - Handel
Humoresque - Dvorak
Idylle - Chabrier
Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana) - Mascagni
Jesu Joy - Bach
Largo - Handel
Le Petit Nègre - Debussy
Marriage of Figaro - Mozart
Meditation (Thaïs) - Massenet
Melody in F - Rubenstein
Mi Chiamano Mimi (La Boheme) - Puccini
Music from The Royal Fireworks;
La Paix
Menuets I and II
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
Norwegian Dance no.2 - Grieg
Nutcracker March - Tchaikovsky
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Pavane - Fauré
Polonaise Op40 no.1 - Chopin
Prelude in E Minor Op.28 no.4 - Chopin
Quartet no. 3 in G K.156 - Mozart
Rejoice Greatly (Messiah) - Handel
Rondeau - Mouret
Salut d’Amour - Elgar
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Sound the Trumpet - Purcell
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Debussy
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Träumerei - Schuman
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka - J Strauss II
Trumpet Tune - Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Valse (Der Lebemann) - Grünfeld
Vocalise - Rachmaninoff
Wedding March - Mendelssohn


Blue Tango - Anderson
Cock Linnet - Collins & Leigh
Glenn Miller - Medley Miller
I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
Lady Be Good - Gershwin
My Funny Valentine - Rodgers
New Rag - Joplin
New York, New York - Bernstein
O Sole Mio - Capua
Paragon Rag - Joplin
Solace - Joplin
Summertime - Gershwin
Tango - Albéniz
Tango - McLean
The Man I Love - Gershwin
They All Laughed - Gershwin
They Can’t Take That Away From Me - Gershwin
Tico Tico - Abreu


A Million Dreams - Greatest Showman
All I Ask of You - Lloyd Webber
Allo ‘Allo Theme - David Croft
Anthem from “Chess” - Andersson/Ulvaeus
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
As Time Goes - Hupfield
Autumn Leaves - Kosma
Bad Guy - Billie Eilish/Bridgerton
Blue Moon - Rodgers/Hart
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Cabaret - Kander
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You - Crewe/Gaudio
Castle On The Hill - Ed Sheeran
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cheek to Cheek - Irving Berlin
Cry Me a River - Julie London
Eternal Flame - The Bangles
Fawlty Towers - Dennis Wilson
Fields of Gold - Sting
Flashdance -Irena Cara
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
Getting Sentimental Over You - Tommy Dorsey
Gimme Some Lovin -Steve Winwood
Halo - Beyonce
Handbags and Gladrags - Stereophonics
Happy - Pharrell W
Have I Told You Lately - Van Morrison
Hello - Lionel Richie
Hello Dolly - Louis Armstrong
How Far I’ll Go - Moana
I Don’t Know How To Love Him - Lloyd Webber
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables) - Claude-Michel Schönberg
If - Gates
In My Life - Beatles
It Had To Be You - Jones/Kahn
Lady in Red - Chris de Burgh
Lara’s Theme (Dr. Zhivago) - Maurice Jarre
Last of the Summer Wine Theme - Ronnie Hazlehurst
Let It Go - Frozen
Let Me Try Again - Caravelli
Levitating - Dua Lipa
Love Changes Everything (Aspects of Love) - Lloyd Webber
Love Moves in Mysterious Ways - Snow/Pitchford
Love Theme from “The Godfather” - Nino Rota
Lovely Day - Bill Withers
Misty - Erroll Garner
My Baby Just Cares for Me - Nina Simone
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) - James Horner/Will Jennings
On The Street Where You Live - Loewe/Lerner
One Day More - Les Miserables
Open Your Eyes - Snow Patrol
Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
Palladio - Karl Jenkins
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Shape Of You - Ed Sheeran
She - Charles Aznavour
Shivers - Ed Sheeran
Shotgun - George Ezra
Slow Train - Flanders & Swann
Spread a Little Happiness - Ellis/Grey
Stardust (1929) - Hoagy Carmichael
Steam Powered Aereo-plane - John Hartford
Super Trouper - ABBA
Sweet Caroline - Neil Diamond
Thank You Next - Ariana Grande
The Closest Thing to Crazy - Katie Melua
The Simpsons - Danny Elfman
This Is Me - The Greatest Showman
To Life (Fiddler on the Roof) - Jerry Bock
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Wait a Minute - Bluegrass Brothers
Walking on a Dream - Empire of the Sun
Walking On Sunshine - Katrina and the Waves
Waterloo - ABBA
When I Fall in Love - Victor Young
Wildest Dreams - Bridgerton/Taylor Swift/Duomo
With One Look (Sunset Blvd.) - Lloyd Webber
You’re Beautiful - James Blunt
Your Song - Elton John

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Audio samples

Pachelbel's Canon
Skyfall - Adele
Paradise - Coldplay
Sway - Pablo Beltran Ruiz (Dean Martin)
It Don't Mean a Thing if It Ain't Got That Swing - Duke Ellington
View To A Kill - Duran Duran
Sweet Child - Guns N' Roses
Rolling In The Deep - Adele
Moondance - Van Morrison
I Don't Want To Miss A Thing - Aerosmith
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Fly Me To The Moon
Time To Say Goodbye
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