South East String Quartet
String Quartet & Trio
London
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£823 (avg. price)

About South East String Quartet
4 reviews

South East String Quartet provide affordable and stylish entertainment for wedding music, corporate entertainment and private functions, engagement proposals, gala balls, bar mitzvahs, cocktail parties or even that dinner party you want to make extra special!

With a passion and energy second to none, our quartet is made up of four highly skilled, classically trained professional musicians with a wealth of performance experience both at home and abroad.

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Our members have played in a huge variety of different musical settings and in such prestigious venues as The Royal Albert, the Royal Festival Hall as well as hotels including the Dorchester, the Savoy, Claridge’s, Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park and The Ritz.

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Our repertoire spans a variety of genres from classical favourites to the latest chart hits. We have entertained thousands with our modern song arrangements and our repertoire list is constantly growing.

We write and arrange music on request ensuring your wedding or event is unique and will instantly stand out from the crowd.

Being trained classically allows us to cater for classical enthusiasts as well as providing a healthy mix of fun show tunes and romantic film music for everyone to enjoy!

Wedding entertainment

Whether you require music for the ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast – or all three, we will make sure you have the perfect musical accompaniment to your special day.

South East String Quartet are highly experienced and will time your entrance and exit music perfectly having impeccable judgment during ceremonies, so you can be free of worrying about the details on the day.

We have traditional classical wedding ceremony favourites, and a huge list of up-to-date modern chart hits to chose from!

Plus songs from musicals, films and jazz allow us to cater perfectly for literally all tastes and styles. We would be delighted to discuss the choice of music in advance, and give helpful advice to ensure that your wedding is both memorable and unique.

We are very lucky to have members that can arrange music and if you have a special request we don’t already cover we will go the extra mile and arrange that piece especially for you! (Suitable notice must be given before the event.)

The most common format for weddings is as follows but we can play for as long as you want and where you want too!

  • Wedding music before the ceremony, as the guests arrive.
  • Ceremony begins with entrance music – during which South East String Quartet performs a specially selected piece of wedding music.
  • Signing of the register – South East String Quartet play appropriate wedding background music or specially selected wedding songs.
  • Exit of the happy couple – a lively piece of wedding music specially selected by the couple for their exit.
  • Music as photos are taken, and throughout drinks reception.
  • Music for part or all of the wedding breakfast.

Wedding Breakfast, Dinners and Drinks

South East String Quartet is happy to travel to another venue if needed. We will tailor the music to create the perfect atmosphere for celebration and sophistication!

As a wedding quartet we often play outdoors during the drinks reception, but some of our instruments are 200 years old or more, and need to be sheltered from direct sunlight. In the event of rain we would need to move indoors.

We also provide a highly unique wedding music service where you and your guests can even get involved with the music as we provide a live requests show!

We’ll provide the list and your guests get to choose whatever they want to hear – like a live, interactive jukebox you will have the chance to have four musicians play your every request.

It doesn’t get much more bespoke than South East String Quartet playing the soundtrack to your day!

About Kimberley

Kimberley is an accomplished violinist and pianist with a history of performing on stage at top classical venues (The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert, RAM Duke’s Hall) and London nightclub venues (Café De Paris, Shoreditch House, 24:London).

Kimi dreamed of being a musician from the age of 8 and after playing violin for two months! As a student she was awarded a fine instrument loan and was appointed leader of the Hertfordshire Schools’ Symphony Orchestra.

Simultaneously, she led four other top orchestras of Hertfordshire, touring Barcelona and playing solo in Barcelona Cathedral and RAM Duke’s Hall. Upon leaving for university she was awarded the most promising musician award and won the Joe Selo Ensemble Competition leading ‘The Cabaret Quartet’.

Going on to study at RHUL with a Founders’ Scholarship she graduated with a Bmus (Hons) degree, specialising in solo performance (taught at GSMD by Prof. Mark Knight), and quartet performance.

Kimi has spent the last year expanding her violin playing, being commissioned to record for TV and performing at many live venues and looks forward to performing with South East String Quartet throughout the year.


4 verified reviews

"We were recommended South East String Quartet to play for our wedding ceremony and reception, and we will definitely be recommending here! The music was great, and all our guests commented how lovely the music was on the day. Booking was easy, lots of choice (including options to supply music sheets – time permitting – if you have something specific you’d like played). And the trio arrived in good time on the day and were extremely professional!"
– Dan Cole, 14 September 2021, wedding ceremony and reception in London (string trio)
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"My wife & I had South East String Quartet perform at our wedding on Saturday 13th August. We first encountered them at The Elijah show as the band had them perform live at a special showcase at Camden Underworld. We were very fond of the strings performance on that record and were impressed seeing it live! It was that night we knew we had to have them perform at our wedding! Fast forward and our dream came true! Kim was so easy to communicate with – she knew what we were going for and was more than happy to accommodate our song requests – from having some pieces from The Elijah record performed to having modern tracks as well! The musicians themselves are very talented and were more than happy to adapt on the day – moving themselves from the ceremony area to the reception area of the lawn in the venue of Deans Court, Wimborne. From start to finish, everyone at South East String Quartet were just excellent, and we cannot thank them enough for everything! If you are looking for a beautiful, talented string quartet to perform for your event, then they are the group for you!"
– Luke Draper-Scott, 22 August 2021, wedding in Dorset
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"Thank you so much for performing at our wedding ceremony. We loved hearing you play some of our favourite songs, and it made the day feel even more special! Sorry I didn't get a chance to thank you in person on the day, it was all a bit of a whirlwind! I will be recommending you to family and friends!"
– April Smart, 20 August 2021, wedding in London
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"Hi Kimberley, I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and South East String Quartet. My guests thoroughly enjoyed the wonderful music and the arrangement for Kissing You was simply beautiful."
– Ola Morgan, 12 July 2021, wedding ceremony and reception in London
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Audio samples
Pop Medley
Pachelbel's Canon
All Of Me
Viva la Vida
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Total Eclipse of the Heart - Bonnie Tyler
Mr Brightside
Higher Love
Humoresque - Dvořák
Winter Wonderland & Let it Snow
Pirates of the Caribbean
Air - JS Bach
Uptown Girl
Set List
Contemporary

1000 Years From Twilight – Christina Perry

A Whole New World From Aladdin

Abba Medley

All I Ask Of You From Phantom Of The Opera – Andrew Lloyd Webber

All My Life – K Ci And Jojo

All Of Me – John Legend

All You Need Is Love – The Beatles

Amie – Damien Rice

Angels – Robbie Williams

At Last – Eta James

Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve

Blank Space – Taylor Swift

Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen

Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John

Chandelier – Sia

Charlie Brown – Coldplay

Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol

Chasing Pavements – Adele

Creep – Radiohead

Cry Me A River – Michael Buble

Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey / Glee

Everlong – Foo Fighters

F E A R – Ian Brown

Fields Of Gold – Eva Cassidy

Fly Me To The Moon – Frank Sinatra

Game Of Thrones Theme

Grenade – Bruno Mars

Groovy Kind Of Love – Phil Collins

Happy – Pharrell Williams

Here Comes The Sun – The Beatles

Here Comes Your Man – Pixes

Hey There Delilah – Plain White Ts

Higher Love – James Vincent Mcmorrow

Home (wedding Music From Modern Family) – Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros

Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros

I’m Yours – Jason Mraz

If You’re Not The One – Daniel Bedingfield

In My Life – The Beatles

Iris – Goo Goo Dolls

It Must Be Love – Madness

Just Like Heaven – The Cure

Kissing You – Des’ree

Laura – Bat For Lashes

Layla – Eric Clapton

Love Is In The Air – Paul Young

Love Me Like You Do – Ellie Goulding

Love Story – Taylor Swift

Maria From Westside Story

Marry You – Bruno Mars

Moon River – Audrey Hepburn / Andy Williams

Moondance – Michael Buble

Mr Brightside – The Killers

No Surprises – Radiohead

Oh Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison

One Day Like This – Elbow

Only Girl In The World – Rihanna

Only Time – Enya

Ordinary People – John Legend

Paperweight (from John Soundtrack) – Joshua Radin

Paradise – Coldplay

Part Of Your World From The Little Mermaid

Perfect Stranger – Magnetic Man Ft. Katy B

Pirates Of The Caribbean Soundtrack

Portuguese Love Theme From Love Actually

Prelude – Bonobo

Rather Be – Clean Bandit

River Flows Through You – Yiruma

Rolling In The Deep – Adele

Rule The World – Take That

Shake It Off – Taylor Swift

She’s The One – Robbie Williams

Skyfall – Adele

Someone Like You – Adele

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Song Bird – Eva Cassidy

Starwars Theme

Stay With Me – Sam Smith

Sweet Disposition – Temper Trap

Tender – Blur

The Lion Sleeps Tonight

The Universal – Blur

There Is A Light That Never Goes Out – The Smiths

Thinkin Bout You – Frank Ocean

Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

Til Kingdom Come – Coldplay

Tonight Tonight – Smashing Pumpkins

Uptown Funk – Bruno Mars / Mark Ronson

Viva La Vida – Coldplay

What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong

Whatever – Oasis

Wrecking Ball – Miley Cyrus

Yesterday – The Beatles

You Are The Best Thing – Ray Lamontagne

You Give Me Something – James Morrison

You Got The Love – Florence And The Machine

You Raise Me Up – Westlife / Josh Groban

Young And Beautiful – Lana Del Rey

Classical

Air – G. Holst

Air On A G String – J. S. Bach

All We Like Sheep (the Messiah) – G. F. Handel

Arioso – J. S. Bach

Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba – G. F. Handel

Ave Maria – C. Gounod

Brandenberg Concerto No.3 & No.4 – J. S. Bach

Bridal Chorus – R.wagner

Brudevalsen / Danish Bridal Waltz – N. Gade

Canon In D – J. Pachelbel

Chanson De Matin – E. Elgar

Chanson De Nuit – E. Elgar

Clair De Lune – C. Debussy

Czardas – V. Monti

Divertimenti – W. A. Mozart

Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – W. A. Mozart

Für Elise – L. Van Beethoven

Gymnopodie No.1 – E. Satie

Halleluia Chorus (the Messiah) – G. F. Handel

Humoresque – A. Dvořák

I Giorni – L. Einaudi

Jesu Joy Of Our Desiring – J. S. Bach

Largo (violin Sonata In D) – G. F. Handel

Liberty Bell – J. P. Sousa

Minuet In E No.5 – L. Boccherini

Moonlight Sonata – L. Van Beethoven

Nocturne In E Flat – F. Chopin

Ode To Joy – L. Van Beethoven

Panis Angelicus – C. Franck

Pavane – G. Faure

Prelude To Carmen – G. Bizet

Ronda Alla Turca – W. A. Mozart

Salut D’amour – E. Elgar

Scarborough Fair

Slavonic Dance No. Viii – A. Dvořák

Sleeping Beauty Waltz – P. Tchaikovsky

The Entertainer – S. Joplin

The Flower Duet – L. Delibes

The Four Seasons – A. Vivaldi

The Girl With The Flaxen Hair – C. Debussy

The Nutcracker Suite – P. Tchaikovsky

The Royal Fireworks Music – G. F. Handel

Three Little Maids From The Mikado – A. Sullivan

Vocalise – S. Rachmaninoff

Water Music – G. F. Handel

Wedding March – F. Mendelssohn

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