The 4Strings Quartet and String Duo (violin and cello) are professional string ensembles based in Hampshire. Both of our ensembles specialise in providing music for weddings, corporate functions and private parties and offer a repertoire of music that covers all musical genres from classical to film and TV to pop. Our experienced musicians have played throughout the UK much of Europe and the rest of the world and have entertained many VVIPs including Heads of State and Royalty.
Both string ensembles are available for bookings in Hampshire, Isle of Wight, West Sussex, Dorset, Surrey, Berkshire. Our violin and cello string duo is more suited to the smaller wedding (maximum of 40 guests) or where space at the venue may be at a premium. It offers a more affordable option than it's bigger brother yet is still able to deliver a beautiful sound that will enhance any function. With a repertoire of over 400 pieces for the string quartet and 150 pieces for our string duo we are able to provide bespoke packages of music that will enhance any occasion.
So if you want great music for your wedding, corporate event or private party, get in touch and let us show you why we believe we may be the ideal choice.
Amanda glazebrook• Aug. 9, 2019
Absolutely amazing ....... had so many comments about how good they were. Totally mss the ceremony personal. Would wholeheartedly recommend
Elaine Dennison• Aug. 10, 2018
4 Strings Duo played at our wedding service and after at the reception. They were very efficient at communicating up to the event, suggesting possible pieces, and tolerated our frequent changes of mind with equanimity. They played absolutely beautifully on the day itself. So many of our guests complimented the music. I would thoroughly recommend them!
Christie Pigott• May 11, 2019
"""We just wanted to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding at Sopley Mill on Saturday. You guys were amazing!
Also thank you for putting together such a lovely arrangement of 'On Melancholy Hill for us, it made us both quite emotional during the signing (in the best way!).
Thank you again for helping us have the most perfect ceremony and reception.""
Christie and Tom"
Rebecca Draper (Bride's Mother)• Oct. 6, 2018
"""I just wanted to thank you so much for your part in Katie & Matt’s wedding at the Elvetham on Saturday. What an amazing day! I’m sure everyone says that about a wedding day but at the time it just felt magical and I’m sure that your beautiful music was a big part of that.
The first piece I heard you play was the Harry Potter piece you arranged for Katie’s entrance. It was magnificent and all my worries disappeared. Katie was delighted with it, although her mind was on other things at the time! The rest of the music during the ceremony was beautiful, as was the rest of the entertainment during the drinks reception. I received many comments and compliments on your performance and I hope that you did too? But please do pass on my thanks to the other players for a truly memorable day.
I am sorry that I didn’t get an opportunity to talk and thank you on the day. It all just went so quickly!"""
Frances Sparling• Sept. 22, 2018
"""Thank you so much Rodney & team for playing amazingly on our wedding last Saturday! The music was beautiful and they even learned November Rain (my favourite song) to play me down the aisle. I couldn’t have chosen a better string quartet, all our guests kept saying how good they were and it really created a nice back drop during the canapes afterwards. The communication leading up to the wedding was also very quick and pleasant, there was a lot to worry about when planning a wedding but this was definitely not one of them due to excellent communication. I want to give you 5 stars and recommend you to anyone thinking of booking live music!"""
Kellie West• June 23, 2018
"""Thank you so much for Saturday, Hayley was shocked and surprised by the presence of your string duo at her birthday party but she loved everything you played as did everyone else. The day couldn't have been more perfect. I can't also thank you enough for the smooth booking process."""
What kind of events do you usually serve?
We specialise in providing music for weddings from the ceremony/ service through to the wedding breakfast. We provide music for all types of corporate events and for all types of private parties.
How long do you play for?
We are happy to play for any period. We have done bookings from 1 hour to 6 hours.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
We have our own sound system/PA
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
We have Public Liability Insurance to a liability of £10m. All of our electrical equipment is PAT Tested.
How much space do you require?
The string quartet requires a clear space of approximately 3m by 2m. The String duo requires a clear space of 2m by 1m.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
We will be happy to see if a commercially available arrangement for the string ensembles is available. If no commercial arrangements exists and the music is suitable to be arranged for either a string quartet or string duo we can provide an arranging service. Both of the above will incur an additional fee which we would agree with you before proceeding.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We will require a 10 minute break for every hour of laying. This would not apply if either the string quartet or string duo is engaged for a wedding ceremony/ service booking only.
Music for the wedding ceremony/service
Music for the drinks reception
Music for the wedding breakfast
Music for all types of corporate events - sales promotions, opening of venues - formal dinners - Masonic evenings - Military dinners etc
Birthdays - anniversaries - christenings - works functions - Christmas parties, New Year parties etc
We have over 400 titles in our STRING QUARTET REPERTOIRE here is an extract from it......
Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No 3
Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring
Boyce - Symphonies Nos 1 and 4
Corelli - Christmas Concerto
Dvorak - Humoresque
Romance No 1
Einaudi - I Giorni
Elgar - Salut D'Amour
Greig - Prelude and Gavotte from Holberg Suite
Handel - Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
Mov'ts from The Water Music
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Mozart - A Musical Joke
Divertimento No 1&2
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Pachelbel - Canon In D
Puccini - Nessun Dorma
Sullivan - Three Little Maids From School
Wagner - Bridal Chorus
Waltzes - Various waltzes by Anderson, Chopin, Lehar, Strauss
FILM and TV
Alexander Courage - Star Trek main Theme
Claude Schönberg - One Day More (from Les Miserables)
Craig Armstrong - Glasgow Love Theme (from Love Actually)
Disney - Beauty and the Beast
Kiss The Girl
You've Got A Friend In Me
Ennio Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe (from The Mission)
Hans Zimmer - Now We Are Free (from Gladiator)
You're So Cool (from True Romance)
Harold Arlen - Over The Rainbow (from the Wizard of Oz)
Henry Mancini - Moon River (from Breakfast at Tiffany's
Howard Goodall - Theme from The Vicar of Dibley
Howard Shore - Concerning Hobbits (from The Lord Of The Rings)
James Horner - My Heart Will Go On (from Titanic)
John Barry - Out Of Africa
John Williams - Jurassic pARK
Karl Jenkins - Palladio
Leonard Bernstein - One Hand, One Heart (from Westside Story)
Monty Newman - James Bond Theme
Nigel Hess - Ladies In Lavender
Ramin Djawadi - Game of Thrones
Adele - Rolling In The Deep
American Authors - Best Day Of My Life
Aerosmith - I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Beatles - All You Need Is Love
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Beyoncé - Halo
Love On Top
Birdy - Wings
Bon Jovi - It's My Life
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Coldplay - Paradise
Viva La Vida
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
David Bowie - Like On Mars
Des'ree - Kissing You
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Elbow - One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love
Etta James - At Last
Frank Sinatra - Flu Me To The Moon
Gerry And The Pacemakers - You'll Never Walk Alone
Green Day - Time Of Your Life
Guns N' Roses - Sweet Child Of Mine
James Blunt - You're Beautiful
Jason Mraz - I'm Yours
John Legend - All Of Me
Katy Perry - Firework
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Kiss - Forever
Led Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Lifehouse - You and Me
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee - Despacito
Madness - It Must Be Love
Mamas and Papas - California Dreamin
Miley Cyrus - Wrecking Ball
Nirvana - Come As You Are
One Direction - Story Of My Life
OneRepublic - Beethoven's Five Secrets
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Phil Collins - A Groovy Kind Of Love
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale
Robbie Willians - Angels
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
You're My Best Fiend
Sam Smith - Latch
Stay With Me
Seal - Kiss From A Rose
Sia - Chandelier
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Stevie Wonder - Signed Sealed And Delivered
Sting - Fields Of Gold
Take That - Greatest Day
Rule The World
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
Wouldn't It Be Nice
The Eagles - Hotel California
The Fray - You Found Me
The Moody Blues - Nights In White satin
The Rolling Stones - As Tears Go By
The Turtles - Happy Together
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Tom Odell - Grow Old With Me
Westlife - You Raise Me Up
STRING DUO - Extract from our string duo repertoire;
Bach Air from Suite in D
Brandenburg 3 (1st Mov’t)
Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring
Wachet Auf (Cantata BWV 140)
Boccherini Minuet From String Quintet No 11
Brahms Hungarian Dance No 5
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Debussy Clair de Lune
Delibes Flower Duet (From Lakmé)
Elgar Chanson De Matin
Grieg Wedding Day At Troldhaugen
Handel Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
Hornpipe in D (From The Water Music)
Hornpipe in F (From The Water Music)
Massenet Meditation (From Thais)
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Mozart Arias from Don Giovani and The Marriage of Figaro
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mov’t 1)
Pachelbel Canon In D
Puccini Nessun Dorma
Rachmaninov Rhapsody On A Theme By Paganini
Schubert Ave Maria
Scott Joplin Maple Leaf Rag
Strauss The Blue Danube
Vivaldi Gloria in Excelsis
Spring (From The Four Seasons)
Winter (From The Four Seasons)
Wagner Bridal Chous
Alan Menken Beauty And The Beast
American Authors Best Day Of My Life
Andrea Bocelli The Prayer
Beatles All You Need Is Love
Here Comes The Sun
I Want To Hold Your Hand
Ben E King Stand By Me
Bruno Mars Just The Way You Are
Carlos Gardel Tango Por Una Cabeza
Christina Perri A Thousand Years
Viva La Vida
David Guetta Titanium
Dean Martin Baby It’s Cold Outside
Ed Sheeran Thinking out Loud
Elbow One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding How Long Will I Love You
Love Me Like You
Elton John Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elvis Presley Can’t Help Falling In Love
Etta James At Last
Europe Final Countdown
Eurythmics Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This
Fat Waller Ain’t Misbehavin
Fleetwood Mac Songbird
Frank Sinatra Fly Me To The Moon
Frankie Valli Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You
Gene Wilder Pure Imagination ( Willy Wonka & The Chocolate Factory)
George Gershwin Someone To Watch Over Me
Gerry & The Pacemakers You’ll Never Walk Alone
Henry Mancini Moon River
Howard Shore In Dreams from (Lord of the Rings)
Irving Berlin Puttin’ On The Ritz
Jack Johnson Better Together
James Blunt You’re Beautiful
Jason Mraz I’m Yours
John Denver Annie’s Song
John Legend All Of Me
John Lennon Imagine
Journey Don’t Stop Believin
Judy Garland Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Katy Perry Firework