12 Best String Quartets for Hire in London (With Prices)

Updated 12 July 2024
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12 Best String Quartets for Hire in London (With Prices)
In this blog post, we'll list out the 12 most popular string quartets for hire in London on FixTheMusic, based on the number of their confirmed bookings for 2024 and 2025.

London is home to some of the finest string quartets in Europe...soloists that perform regularly at high-end corporate events and celebrity weddings.

You'll see that there is a huge range of styles and that many of the string quartets offer something a bit different to make your wedding truly memorable.

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String quartets on FixTheMusic have public liability insurance and PAT tested equipment (if they perform as an electric string quartet with amplification or sound equipment).

FixTheMusic's string quartets perform in a variety of styles, from pop covers and jazz to classical music and film music.

They are usually able to perform as a trio or duo, if your budget is more restricted or if your event is at a smaller venue.

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Here's the list of the 12 best string quartets for hire in London for 2024...

1. Aquarius Strings
2. Mythos Strings
3. Angel Strings
4. The Paragon String Quartet
5. Amethyst Strings
6. Artisan Strings
7. Odyssey String Quartet
8. Utopia Strings
9. Vivid Violin Duo
10. Gemini Violin Duo
11. Beats & Strings
12. Party Violinist & DJ

So let's take a closer look at the most in-demand London string quartets this year...

1. Aquarius Strings
Average booking price: £1,643 (as of June 2024)
Location: London & Manchester

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Aquarius Strings offer a bespoke service by providing flexibility in the size of the group ranging from 1-20 players.

Aquarius Strings features vibrant female electric and acoustic musicians. They are in demand to entertain at private & corporate functions in the UK and internationally.

The group can also combine with other musicians, including a DJ, sax player, bongos...

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Belmond Villa San Michele in Italy, Casa Dos Penedos in Portugal, Requesens Castle in Spain, Château De La Valouze in France and The Ned in London, UK.

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Covering a wide range of music genres (including popular songs, classical and famous musicals), each event is exclusive to the requirement of our client.

Members are all vibrant young, modern professional musicians who trained at top UK conservatoires.

Together with choreographed moves, an eye for fashion and captivating output we entice audiences of all ages on a global level.

We can play acoustic by day and electric by night whatever atmosphere you wish us to create it will be delivered.

As a contemporary, modern string quartet group, our energetic covers of pop and rock songs have been described as being similar to the Vitamin String Quartet and all-female string quartet ESCALA. The string quartet is also able to perform in the style seen in the hit Netflix show, Bridgerton, featuring its classical arrangements of modern pop songs such as Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift.

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The group also specialises in Bollywood music.

We have performed all over Europe, including at beach weddings in Ibiza, romantic proposals in France, wedding receptions in Italy, corporate events in Spain and luxury parties in Monaco.

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Here are just some of the locations where Aquarius Strings have been booked by clients on FixTheMusic...

  • Mykonos, Greece
  • Belmond Villa San Michele, Italy
  • Le Manoir Du Bout Du Pont, France
  • Castello Monaci, Italy
  • Borgo Finocchieto, Italy
  • Château du Doux, Altillac, France
  • Villa Erba, Lake Como, Italy
  • Four Seasons Hotel George V, Paris
  • Santorini, Greece
  • Requesens Castle, Spain
  • Finca Son Termes, Mallorca
  • Chateau de Rigoulieres, France
  • Chateau Saint Martory, France
  • National Maritime Museum, Amsterdam
  • Château de Reignac, Bordeaux
  • Chateau de Robernier, France
  • Château Gassies, Latresne
  • MGallery Hôtel de la Cité, Carcassonne
  • Villa Apparita, Pienza, Italy
  • Villa Lario, Lake Como, Italy
  • Rodin Museum, Musée d'Orsay
  • Chateau de Puissentut, France
  • Château de Bouthonvilliers, France
  • Revery Bar @ Hilton Park Lane
  • Château De La Valouze, France
  • La Bastide de Gordes, France
  • Hotel Hospes Maricel & Spa, Mallorca
  • Chateau Soulac, Juillac, France
  • Jersey, Channel Islands
  • La Foce, Siena, Italy

2. Mythos Strings
Average booking price: £1,168 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Mythos Strings are a young and stylish string group who frequently wow audiences at weddings, concerts, corporate events and parties.

Based in the UK, we are in demand to perform throughout the UK but also in Europe, the Middle East and further afield!

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We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at LeCrans Hotel & Spa in Switzerland, Château de la Valouze in La Roche-Chalais, InterContinental Le Grand Hotel in Paris and The Ned, The May Fair Radisson Collection Hotel & Lincoln's Inn in London.

Mythos Strings was founded in 2000 by David who studied under Italy’s leading violinists Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Alberto Fiore.

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David has extensive professional experience and his credits include Rome Opera House, London Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Soloists, Cunard Cruise Liners and he is also a session musician for the BBC.

Mythos Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe.

The group specialises in professional music engagements, weddings, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and weddings.

The group is especially versatile and can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, octet or chamber orchestra depending on your request or budget requirements.

The group’s repertoire of strings arrangements is the largest in the UK ranging from classical to jazz, pop, soul, Bollywood, folk, Jewish and Israeli.

The group can also arrange your favourite playlists to be performed at your special event if not already in their extensive collection.

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

  • LeCrans Hotel & Spa, Switzerland
  • InterContinental Grand Hotel, Paris
  • Villa Le Fontanelle, Florence
  • Château d'Aveny, France
  • Château de la Valouze, France
  • The Ned, Poultry, London
  • Lincoln's Inn, London, UK
  • The Lansdowne Club, London
  • Barnes, London, UK
  • Englefield Green, Egham
  • Twickenham
  • Jersey, Channel Islands

3. Angel Strings
Average booking price: £920 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Angel Strings is an experienced and versatile acoustic and electric female string ensemble that provide tailored performances at any event in any location.

The group play all kinds of events, including corporate events, weddings, private parties, Asian and Jewish events.

The ensemble provides flexibility in the size of the group from 1 to 10+ players! Solo, string duo, trio, quartet, sextet, octet and beyond.

Happy to travel, the group regularly performs across the UK and beyond, and will do everything they can to cater to you and your event.

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Their customisable and flexible line-up makes Angel Strings the perfect choice for any and every occasion.

Angel Strings are fresh and contemporary and can bring unique performances with specialised LED instruments for that extra touch of magic.

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

  • Graffham, Petworth, UK
  • Richmond Hill Hotel

4. The Paragon String Quartet
Average booking price: £1,477 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

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The Paragon String Quartet is a versatile ensemble of string players from the Royal College of Music.

They celebrate the uniqueness of each event and are committed to bringing a touch of elegance to yours. It is their priority to deliver the highest quality of musical entertainment to you and your guests.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Château Bouffémont and Domaine de Primard in France, and Champneys Eastwell Manor Spa & Hotel in Kent, UK.

Our repertoire ranges from Bach to Bartok and we also perform arrangements of pop classics from The Beatles to Bruno Mars. We are happy to downsize to a trio if this suits your requirements.

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Past clients include Barclays, V&A Museum, National Gallery and numerous others.

Though the quartet is primarily based in London, it is certainly possible to make travel arrangements to further locations.

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

  • Château Bouffémont, France
  • Domaine de Primard, France
  • Burgundy, France
  • The Lanesborough Hotel, London
  • Eastwell Manor Champneys Hotel
  • John Lewis Oxford Street, London
  • The House of St Barnabas
  • Queen's House, Romney Road
  • Old Broad Street, London

5. Amethyst Strings
Average booking price: £1,189 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

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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.

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.

Weddings

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.


6. Artisan Strings
Average booking price: £1,143 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Artisan Strings provide elegance to any event. The distinguished members of Artisan Strings all trained at the world's leading music conservatoires and have established 15 years experience in bringing their evocative sounds to high-profile events.

These include occasions for the Royal family, sporting events such as The Champions League Final, Royal Ascot and The Grand Prixs in Monaco and Abu Dhabi, and at renowned venues such as The Royal Albert Hall, Amphitheatre Verona and Beijing’s ‘Bird’s Nest’ Stadium.

Priding themselves on their unique musical diversity, members of Artisan Strings perform regularly as part of illustrious ensembles ranging from the BBC Symphony Orchestra and The London Philharmonic Orchestra, to The Heritage Orchestra with Pete Tong and the Gubbay Big Band Orchestra with Anton du Beke.

We're regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Hotel Café Royal in London, UK.

They can regularly be seen playing on live TV, including for The X Factor, The Jonathan Ross Show, The One Show and BBC's Last Night Of The Proms.

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They have also recorded numerous soundtracks such as Downton Abbey and Planet Earth, and on pop albums for artists Sam Smith, Emelie Sande, Beverley Knight and Rag’n’Bone Man, to name but a few.

Their repertoire spans this broad spectrum of music from classical, through to jazz, folk, musicals, contemporary pop and even hip-hop.


7. Odyssey String Quartet
Average booking price: £1,950 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

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The world-renowned Odyssey electric string quartet is the industry leader in delivering high end, superbly entertaining and outstanding performances.

The four glamorous girls, all award-winning music conservatoire graduates, have combined their classical talents, creative ideas and love of performance to develop a uniquely entertaining stage show a class above the rest!


8. Utopia Strings
Average booking price: £750 - £1,500 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Utopia Strings are a stylish string ensemble who add a touch of class to your wedding, drinks reception or corporate event.

Utopia Strings are a stunning group of musicians who provide entertainment at all events.

We are a string ensemble with a difference. Our repertoire list features all your classical favourites, but we are always keen to try something new!

You can expect to hear original, quirky arrangements of songs from musicals and films, swing classics, and modern pop songs.

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Check out our extensive repertoire and if you have any other songs you'd like the group to perform for you, get in touch and we'll see what we can do!

We perform completely acoustically and are able to entertain your guests indoors or outdoors, provided there is suitable cover.

We usually ensemble perform as a quartet but we are also available as a trio or duo, depending on space and budget.

For weddings, we can entertain your guests for 30 minutes before the ceremony, and then perform music for the procession and recession of the bride and the signing of the register.

You can also have us stay for longer to entertain your guests for your indoors or outdoors cocktail hour and beyond!

The string quartet is the most popular and classic ensemble, possessing a diverse repertoire.

A perfectly balanced range of instruments; the quartet can entertain the whole party or subtly blend into the surroundings, adding an extra sparkle to the atmosphere.

A string trio is perfect for where space might be limited. A smaller group of just three players, our string trio can provide ample entertainment with much of our quartet repertoire also working perfectly well for trio.

If you would prefer something more unique, a string duo may be what you are looking for.

A combination of either two violins or a violin and cello presents a more intimate feel and again, frees up more room for your guests to enjoy your event.

Our repertoire for string duo covers a wide range of genres, from Classical to Klezmer, Salsa and other styles from around the world.

So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding string quartet London has to offer, get in touch with Utopia Strings.

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9. Vivid Violin Duo
Average booking price: £1,200 - £2,000 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Vivid Violin Duo is an exciting new electric violin duo who perform jaw-dropping renditions of some of your favourite hits.

Emerging from the much-lauded Electric Orchestra, this stylish duo creates seamless improvised sets alongside a DJ, and perform a rehearsed show to backing tracks.

No strangers to the limelight, they have performed on X-Factor, Strictly Come Dancing, and have shared the stage with Lady Gaga and Bastille.


10. Gemini Violin Duo
Average booking price: £1,500 - £2,500 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Natalie and Stephanie are a professional string duo based in London available for weddings, corporate functions and other events in the UK and internationally.

They studied violin and viola at the Royal Academy of Music in London on full scholarships.


11. Beats & Strings
Average booking price: £2,500 - £5,000 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Beats & Strings are a fresh approach to the conventional string quartet.

Playing exciting new arrangements of modern pop songs and classic love songs, infused with beatboxing...this string quartet will provide some unforgettable entertainment for you and your guests.

Players also available as solo violinists or in different denominations should your event require a smaller or larger set up.

Beats & Strings also comprise the string section of Luna Showband when performing as a show band!

Here's a summary of what we offer...

  • This unique live music entertainment offers strings but with a twist!
  • A real head-turner, our modern string quartet is infused with beatboxing
  • Each of our string musicians is highly talented and experienced, with our beatboxer among the top 10 in the country
  • Our contemporary strings play exciting new arrangements of modern pop and classical pieces
  • Based in London, UK, our beatboxing string quartet is available for international bookings

Looking for a fresh and unique option for live music entertainment at your next event?

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Look no further than our beatboxing string quartet whose exceptional performances put a new edgy spin on the traditional string quartet.

Made up of four highly talented string musicians, our ensemble is completed by a renowned beatboxer who is among the top 10 in the country.

Performing dramatic and high energy shows, our stunning modern string quartet is suitable for an array of high-end events and occasions.

Be sure to blow guests away with this unusual makeup of string musicians like they’ve never seen or heard before!

Creating a contemporary string collective, our band plays a blend of modern pop songs and classical pieces arranged in new and exciting ways.

Adding a slice of cool to our modern string quartet, our skilled beatboxer delivers the rhythmic percussion section to our musicians’ violins and cello.

Sharing a wealth of experience in the music industry with training at prestigious establishments such as the Royal Academy of Music, Berkeley College of Music, The Birmingham Conservatoire, Manhattan School of Music and Trinity School of Music, our modern string quartet musicians are among the best in the country.

Players are also available as solo violinists or in different denominations should your event require a smaller or larger setup.

To book our unique beatboxing string quartet for a one-of-a-kind performance at your next special occasion, send them an enquiry!


12. Party Violinist & DJ
Average booking price: £1,343 (as of June 2024)
Location: London, UK

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Party Violinist & DJ are based in London and perform professionally worldwide.

During her time in London, this incredible violinist has participated in a wide array of opportunities.

After 147 weddings and performances in the UK, Italy, Spain and the USA, Party Violinist & DJ ended their year headlining Caesar’s Palace in Dubai, UAE for New Year’s Eve as part of a four piece DJ live band to ring in the start of 2023.

From performances on The X Factor UK in 2017 as part of an all-female ensemble supporting singer Grace Davies to performing on camera and recording for the Lidl Christmas Advert Campaign in 2018.

I'm regularly booked to perform for weddings and events at Carousel on Charlotte Street, St Ethelburga's Centre for Reconciliation & Peace in Bishopsgate and BOKAN 37 in London.

In 2019, she performed live as part of the band for Bijan Mortazavi on Manoto TV for Nowruz.

She’s recorded numerous times at Abbey Road Studios and Metropolis Studios. In Summer 2019, she performed in the orchestra for Rick Wakeman’s sold-out, double performance of Journey To The Center of The Earth at Royal Festival Hall.

She also performed as part of the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival at the Cork Opera House later that year (2019). Party Violinist joined the band for Rebecca Ferguson’s 2020 UK tour as solo violinist.

Weeks later she performed with So Solid Crew for their 21 Years Reunion Show at the O2 Forum Kentish Town.

In 2020 and 2021, Party Violinist focused mainly on remote recording work. She recorded several pieces for Jordan Rees (EMI) to be used in television and video games.

She also performed in music videos for Big Zuu and Duran Duran and performed live for the 2021 Manoto TV special for Nowruz featuring Sahar Moghaddas, Sogand Soheili, Mehran Atash and Alireza Saremi. Duran Duran’s cover of ‘Five Years’ by David Bowie was released on the global livestream Mike Garson’s ‘Just For One Day’ tribute to David Bowie and featured Party Violinist's own string group.

In 2021, Party Violinist & DJ joined The Urban Soul Orchestra and performed in their Classic Ibiza Summer Tour as well as their performance with London Community Gospel Choir at The Royal Albert Hall in December 2021.

She also toured with D26 as a solo violinist operating as the house band for Pawandeep Rajan, Arunita Kajilal, Mohd Danish and Sayli Kamble in their first UK Arena Tour in late 2021. Alleya recorded with The Script for a violin feature on their acoustic release of ‘Paint The Town Green’ for St. Patrick’s Day 2022.

Party Violinist continued to tour in 2022 with several modern orchestras specialising in dance genres including house classics, EDM and drum and bass. She joined the Drum & Bass Orchestra on their Summer tour as well returning to play with Urban Soul for their 2022 Classic Ibiza tour.

She was also invited to perform with Kaleidoscope Orchestra for Cream Classical, a classical rendition of house favourites hosted by Creamfields at Liverpool Cathedral in October 2022.

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

  • Carousel, Charlotte Street
  • St Ethelburga's Centre, Bishopsgate
  • BOKAN 37, London

Along with dance music, Party Violinist has joined The Ignition Orchestra for DJ Spoony’s Garage Classical at the beautiful Kew Gardens for Kew the Music 2023.

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FAQs about hiring a London string quartet for your wedding or event

We've put together some frequently asked questions for hiring a string quartet in London. Have a read of our list below, which we hope will be helpful to you.

How much does it cost to hire a London string quartet?
In 2024, the average price to hire a string quartet in London is £1,365. Exact prices will vary depending on various factors, including travel expenses, the length of their performance and whether they provide amplification or sound equipment. String trios and duos are cheaper than a full string quartet, as there are fewer musicians to pay.
What instruments make up a string quartet?
A string quartet consists of 2 violins, a viola and a cello.
What do string quartets require?
String quartets will require chairs — armless dining chairs are perfect. String quartets do not provide their own lighting, so they will need good overhead lighting (please note that candles are not sufficiently bright). They will also require a secure dressing room to change and leave belongings. Some string quartets will request some simple food and drink on the day, especially at longer bookings. Your string quartet will usually make you aware of this in advance of the event.
Can string quartets play outdoors?
Yes, most string quartets will be able to play outside during the summer months (May to September) but please bear the following in mind. String quartets require a completely flat surface, so if they are playing on grass, please check that it is a level surface. There should be cover from the elements. If it becomes too cold for playing outdoors (anything below about 16°C), the string quartet may request to move indoors as the cold can damage their instruments.
Can string quartets perform instrumental pop covers from Netflix's Bridgerton television series?
String quartets are certainly able to perform pop covers made famous by Vitamin String Quartet and featured in the Bridgerton TV series. Popular covers from Bridgerton include songs by Ariana Grande, Billie Eilish and Taylor Swift. With the increasing popularity of this TV series, many clients are requesting string quartet covers of these songs for weddings in the UK.
Do string quartets use a PA system?
Generally, string quartets don’t use any amplification, but if your event has a large number of guests and your venue has a PA system, they may be able to liaise with venue staff so the instruments are ‘miked up’.
Do some string quartets offer a trio or duo option?
Some string quartets offer the option to reduce in size to a trio or a duo. The primary advantage of this to the booker is the lower cost of these options. A trio usually consists of a violin, viola and cello, but can also consist of 2 violins and a cello. A duo will often be made up of a violin and cello. These options are also suitable for venues with limited performance space. Please note though, that trios and duos usually have more limited repertoire than full quartets. With regard to sound, there isn't much noticeable difference between a string trio and full string quartet.
Can string quartets arrange a particular song request I would like to be played?
Most string quartets offer this as an option if the request is not on their repertoire list. There will probably be a charge for the arrangement and rehearsal of your requested song(s).
Do string quartets always use the same players?
Very few quartets will always use the same four players, as most string quartet players are freelancers will other commitments. Most string quartets have a small pool of trusted musicians who can deputise if some regular members are unavailable.
How much space do string quartets require?
2m x 3m is ideal for the performance area.
Where can the string quartets perform?
FixTheMusic has selected Europe's best string quartets and made it easy for you to book them for your wedding or event. Our string groups are available from London and the south east (Kent, Hampshire, Surrey and Sussex) to the Midlands and further north (including in Liverpool, Manchester and Leeds). Tell us about your event and amazing string ensembles will get in touch with you with a bespoke offer for your event.
Can the string quartet play in more than one location on the day?
This is certainly possible but needs to be discussed in advance of the event. Each location will need chairs and allow several minutes for the string quartet to set up after they move.
Do some string quartets play on electric instruments?
A variation on the traditional string quartet is the electric string quartet with players performing on electric instruments. Many string quartets can offer this as an option. Electric string quartets offer a more visually engaging and contemporary feel. They are also suitable if your event has a large number of guests as they can amplify their sound to accommodate the extra background noise.
How long do string quartets take to set up?
String quartets will usually arrive at least 45 mins before they are due to play, to allow enough time to set up.
Can we come and hear the string quartet play somewhere before we book?
This is not possible as most string quartets only play at private functions. You should only book a string quartet with excellent audio and video samples.
Do string quartets take breaks?
Yes, string quartets usually take a 10-15 minute break every 45 minutes to an hour. They may require longer breaks for longer bookings. It is best to leave the exact timing of breaks to the string quartet, as they will be able to judge this appropriately.
Can string quartets be booked for 1 hour or less?
Yes, but the price will usually be the same as a 2-hour booking. For best value, you should book a string quartet for at least 2 hours.
What do string quartet players wear?
String quartet players usually wear formal attire, but they can often accommodate your own dress requirements if notified well in advance of the event.
How can I hire a string quartet for my event?
Make an enquiry on FixTheMusic (we're a free platform for hiring oustranding professional musicians) and available string quartets will send you their offers within a matter of hours.
Do string quartets have public liability insurance?
Yes – all FixTheMusic string quartets have public liability insurance, usually of up to 10 million GBP/EUR.

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Adam is a co-founder of FixTheMusic and works on everything from copywriting and marketing to design and user experience. He studied Music at Cambridge University. Adam is a keen pianist, and also learned cello and trumpet from an early age.

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