Comprising the talents of four young professional musicians Akina Strings provides captivating musical entertainment for weddings, corporate events and other special occasions across Berkshire and the south east of England. Areas covered by the ensemble include, Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London. The group was established in 2010 by four versatile young musicians with many years experience of sucessfully performing at high profile events with other professional groups in the UK and beyond. The ensemble quickly established a reuptation for providing exquisite music with a touch of sophisticated glamour, making any event memorable. The ensemble has now expanded and is built on a core body of professional players all of whom have dedicated their careers to musical performance and music teaching having studied at leading UK Conservatoires.
Akina Strings' Members have appeared at many high profile events and prestigious concert venues including The Brit awards, The Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, The Purcell Rooms, London and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, London, St David's Hall, Cardiff, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the private residence of the Late William Walton on the Mediterranean island of Ischia, Italy.
Recent performances include:
Entertaining newlyweds George and Amal Clooney at the UK celebration of their marriage at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa.
Performing at the private Royal Residence Frogmore House set in the private grounds of Windsor Castle at the invitation of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award during December of 2014 & 2015 Guests included HRH Prince Edward and other performers included Katie Melua.
A four day corporate residency at the Royal Henley Regatta.
String sessions for Edition Records’ critically acclaimed 'Slowly Rolling Camera' Album.
A concert performance with composer Patrick Hawes, former royal harpist Claire Jones, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and Aliquando Choir.
Rachael• April 19, 2019
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding ceremony, it was absolutely magical. I couldn't have wished for better music on our day :)
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Our set list is vast and continually expanding. We perform music from popular classics through to Jazz, funk and pop we love expanding our set list so if you have specific music you would like performed at your event let us know and we'd be happy to oblige!