About South East String Quartet
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.
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!
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 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!
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.
"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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1000 Years From Twilight – Christina Perry
A Whole New World From Aladdin
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
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
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
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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