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Hand-Picked Professional String Quartets in London

There are some amazing professional string quartets based in London on FixTheMusic.

Submit an enquiry to receive offers from available string quartets. Once you've confirmed details with your preferred quartet, book and pay securely through FixTheMusic.

Most string quartets are also able to offer a string duo or string trio for your event in London.

They Have Performed at Some of the Most Exclusive Venues in London

Including the Royal College of Art, Alexandra Palace and Ham House near Richmond.

The musicians on FixTheMusic have vast experience playing at private functions, wedding receptions, wedding ceremonies, birthday parties and corporate gatherings.

Most members of our London string quartets are graduates of prestigious music conservatoires, including the Royal College of Music and the Royal Academy of Music.

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They Perform a Wide Variety of Music

String quartets are able to perform in a variety of styles, such as classical, jazz, pop and Bollywood.

Hiring a wedding string quartet in London for your wedding ceremony, wedding reception or wedding breakfast is a particularly popular choice and always adds a touch of class to any event. For a Bollywood string quartet, London also offers a vast array of choice.

So if you’re looking to hire the best string quartet London has to offer, make an enquiry through FixTheMusic.

My Wedding or Event Is Outside London. How Far Do London String Quartets Travel?

All of our London wedding string quartets are happy to perform at events in the surrounding counties, including Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Kent, Surrey, and Sussex.

London-based string quartets are also able to travel to other locations, including Maidstone, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge, Crawley, Horsham, Croydon, Epsom, Woking, Guildford, Farnborough, Reading, Maidenhead, High Wycombe, Watford, St Albans, Bishop’s Stortford, Chelmsford, Braintree and Colchester.

Most string quartets have their own transportation so are able to travel easily to venues throughout region.

If string quartets are required to travel far to a wedding or event, there may be a travel charge to cover the costs of travelling, but this will be included in the quote they provide you.

How Much Does a Wedding String Quartet in London Cost?

London string quartets generally charge £500 - £800 to perform at wedding ceremonies or wedding receptions, but the price depends on several factors, such as how long you require them to perform and if you require them to learn specific music for your wedding or event.

If your budget is lower, you can consider a string duo or string trio for your event in London. A London string duo would start at around £375 and a London string trio around £500.

You can submit an enquiry to receive offers directly from our curated selection of string quartets on FixTheMusic, and once you've made your choice, you can book and pay securely online.

So if you’re looking to hire a local string quartet, London has a wide array of world-class professional string quartets to choose from and available to book securely on FixTheMusic.

We Also List the Finest Electric String Quartets London Has to Offer

Electric string quartets for hire in London are also available on FixTheMusic. They are particularly popular at corporate events, cocktail parties and Bollywood themed weddings.

About FixTheMusic

FixTheMusic is a one-stop shop for booking amazing professional musicians anywhere in the world. And it's completely free for event planners to use.

Founded in 2015 by two brothers who share a passion for great live music, FixTheMusic is a new way to find and book hand-picked bands and musicians for weddings, private parties, corporate events and charity events.

As professional musicians, we realised how difficult it can be for event planners to find and book musicians for their event. So we decided to make it easy.

With FixTheMusic, all you need to do is tell us what you’re looking for and our system does the heavy lifting to get you offers from our carefully curated selection of amazing musicians.

We make it simple and secure for you to connect directly with the best musicians across the globe so you can book live music for any event within minutes.

We're regularly featured on forums and blogs so take a look at FixTheMusic in the press.

FixTheMusic is trusted by the world's most prestigious brands, universities and charities

FixTheMusic's corporate and government clients include Google, Facebook, Samsung, Singapore Grand Prix, U.S. Department of State, The Crown Estate, Playstation, Pepsi, CHANEL, Bacardi, Sky Arts, L'Oréal, House of Fraser, The Ritz, Aldi, the British Army, Ministry of Defence, Virgin Sport, WPP, W Series, KPMG, Deloitte, The Economist, G4S, Lavazza, University of Cambridge, University of Oxford, English Heritage, The Courtauld Institute of Art, The King's Fund and numerous luxury hotels and wedding planners around the world 🌍

FixTheMusic is proud to have provided live music for numerous charity fundraising events, including for WWF UK, The Zoological Society of London, The Royal British Legion, Shelter, The Genesis Research Trust and The Pituitary Foundation.

Local professional musicians and bands throughout the world

Beyond the UK, FixTheMusic has already helped clients find amazing local musicians and book UK-based bands for destination weddings and events as far afield as Cyprus, France, Malta, Monaco, Ibiza, Spain, Italy, Portugal, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Croatia, Sweden, Norway, Finland, the Netherlands, Iceland, Finland, Poland, Dubai, Oman, Egypt, Morocco, Israel, Singapore and China.

We have become specialists in providing outstanding wedding bands for weddings in France, Italy, Greece (and the Greek islands, especially Santorini), Spain, Portugal and Croatia.

We have ambitious plans to grow internationally over the coming years — we want FixTheMusic to be the first port of call for discovering and booking outstanding local musicians throughout the world; to become Airbnb for live music.

We're proud that we have received consistent 5-star reviews on Facebook and Google.

As well as offering only a carefully curated selection of hand-picked bands and musicians, we strive to provide world-class customer service so you can book with complete confidence. See what our clients say in our verified reviews.

We are an official supplier with Rock My Wedding. They choose only the very best wedding suppliers and we're proud that they invited us to join their hand-picked selection of outstanding suppliers.

Having provided wedding music and musical entertainment for thousands of weddings and events worldwide, we were often asked by clients if we provided other entertainers aside from bands.

We now offer the full range of entertainment options for weddings and corporate events, from fire dancers and magicians to acrobats and stilt walkers, including other professionals such as wedding photographers.

And since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic worldwide, we have become specialists in providing live music and entertainment for online virtual events for individuals and corporate clients.

You can read more about FixTheMusic and their team of Ed, Adam, Zazie and Freeman here.

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) About Hiring a String Quartet for Your Wedding or Event...

We've put together some frequently asked questions for how to hire a string quartet for your wedding or party, including in relation to average hire costs, based on verified bookings on our platform. Have a read of our list below, which we hope will be helpful to you.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What instruments make up a string quartet?

A traditional string quartet includes 2 violins, a viola and a cello. The first violin will usually perform the melody, whilst the other instruments provide the supporting harmony and bass line. If you hire an electric string quartet, then the musicians will perform on electric instruments – these can sometimes be enhanced by LED lights which can look incredible.

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 bands 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.

How much does it cost to hire a string quartet for a wedding?

The average cost of a string quartet for a wedding is £750 or €850. This assumes the booking is for one part of the wedding day only (e.g. ceremony or drinks reception) and is for the full string quartet (two violins, a viola and cello). The price will vary according to the length of time you book the string quartet for, whether you decide to book a string trio or duo instead, and whether the musicians have to charge for any expenses (such travel costs or accommodation). The best prices will be obtained by hiring a local string quartet for your wedding.

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.

Is it possible to hire a string quartet with singer?

Yes, some modern string quartets can be hired with a singer too. This is especially popular if you want the string quartet to cover pop songs. The most common request is for the string quartet to accompany a female singer. Besides singers, it's also often possible to hire a string quartet with saxophone, piano and other instruments.

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?

Most string quartets will need around 2m x 3m for the performance area. Bear in mind they will each need a chair and space for their music stands.

What are the best string quartet wedding songs for walking down the aisle?

The most popular wedding processional song performed by our string quartets is Canon in D by Johann Pachelbel. Other popular choices include "Kissing You" (Des'ree), "A Thousand Years" (Christina Perri) and "To Make You Feel My Love" (Adele / Bob Dylan).

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 throughout the UK and Europe to perform at weddings, private parties and other types of functions. 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. They may also need a few minutes to re-tune their instruments after moving.

Which parts of the wedding do string quartets normally perform at?

The most popular request we receive is to hire a string quartet for your wedding ceremony. Other popular parts of your wedding day when you might want to hire a string quartet include the drinks reception and to provide background music during your wedding breakfast or meal. At a wedding ceremony, the string quartet will usually provide music before the ceremony starts and as your guests are assembling and waiting, during the processional as the bride (or groom) walks down the aisle, during the signing of the register, and as the married couple exits (the recessional).

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 wedding or 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. If you are wanting the string quaret to be amplified (rather than performing acoustically), then you may need to allow some extra time for them to sound check and set up the PA system and speakers.

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, as well as reviews from previous bookings.

What genres of music do string quartets perform?

Almost all string quartets will know a wide selection of classical music. This includes music from the Classical, Baroque and Romantic eras. In additon, many will also perform some classic folk tunes, as well as more modern pop, rock, hip hop and R&B covers, which is becoming increasingly popular at weddings these days. Some string quartets are also able to perform Bollywood music.

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.

What's the best way to find a string quartet for hire near me?

Submit an enquiry on FixTheMusic with details of your wedding or event and they will then be sent to hand-picked string quartets in the local area. Those who are available on the date of your wedding or event will then get in touch with you via email with details of their quote, costs and any questions they might have.