Services From Giardino Strings
Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe. The group specialises in professional music engagements, weddings, proposals, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and Jewish weddings. The group is especially versatile and can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, octet or chamber orchestra depending on your request or budget requirements. The group’s repertoire of strings arrangements is one of the largest in the UK ranging from classical to jazz, pop, soul, Bollywood, folk, Jewish and Israeli. The group can also arrange your favourite playlists to be performed at your special event if not already in their extensive collection.
Clifford Hoare• Dec. 4, 2021
The quartet was absolutely fantastic, could not rate them highly enough. All very talented, professional and was amazing to have them out our event.
Theo Roezelt Jordaan• Sept. 8, 2018
"I would like to say a big thank you to David and his musicians from Giardino Strings, who made our function memorable. They accommodated our special requests and were simply put terrific on the evening. I highly recommend them, and they are at the top of our list for future events. Thank you so much!!
I would also like to thank Paige from PopTop, who made the whole process of booking a band for our function very easy, even though our organisation's payment methods are antiquated and awkward.
Thank you all very much!!"
Tristan• June 13, 2018
Giardino Strings were fantastic for our event. Professional and accommodating throughout, we would hire them again in an instant.
stephen• June 17, 2017
"Absolutely Amazing, I would love to book them again just for myself to listen too. being the groom at the wedding we didn't get the chance to listen as much as we would have liked. the compliments from our guests were lovely and i believe there will be some couples booking them in the future.
As for the individuals in the band, such lovely people
Thank you for making our day that little bit more special.
Stephen and Lorena"
Laura Sandles• Dec. 17, 2016
We used Giardino strings for our evening candle lit Christmas wedding service a couple of weeks ago and to say they made it magical would be an understatement ...David was professional to deal with, worth every penny and both he and his partner were fantastically talented. They required very little input from me other than the song choices and played unaccompanied throughout the whole service. I wanted a very old Victorian style wedding and they made it for me...sheer class and memorable to say the least...hire them without hesitation!!
How much space does a string quartet need?
Approximately 3m x 2m for the perfect layout. A string trio will take up slightly less room, lengthwise, than a string quartet, because there is one less player.
Which area do you cover?
Giardino Strings performs extensively at all of the major venues throughout London, the South East and South West of England. Queries for engagements outside of these areas are welcomed but may be subject to travel expenses.
How long can we book you for?
Our minimum booking during the summer months is for two hours as this is our busiest time of year. Enquiries for shorter bookings are welcomed as we are often able to accommodate clients requirements for shorter engagements.
After our ceremony we are moving on to another venue - is this ok for you?
Traveling between venues is not a problem at all, and if necessary would be done within the total time period that you book us for.
We would like a piece of music which is not in your repertoire, can you help us with this?
Yes! Giardino Strings offers a music arrangement service for pieces which have not previously been published for string quartet.
Reception / Popular
Abba – I do, I do, I do
Abba – Mamma Mia
Adele/Dylan – Make You Feel My Love
Adele – Skyfall
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Air – You Make it Easy
Alicia Keys – No One
Aznavour – She
Bacharach – Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Beach Boys – California Girls
Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby
Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
Beatles – All you need is Love
Beatles – Hey Jude
Beatles – Lady Madonna
Beatles – Michelle
Beatles – Paperback Writer
Beatles – When Iʼm 64
Beatles – Yesterday
Bee Gees – How Deep is your Love
Blunt – Youʼre Beautiful
Blur – The Universal
Bowie – Changes
Carpenters – Yesterday Once More
Clapton – Layla
Coldplay – In My Place
Coldplay – Viva la Vida
Coldplay – Yellow
Collins – Cock Linnet
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
Doors – Light My Fire
Elbow – One Day like This
Elvis – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Europe – The Final Countdown
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams are Made of This
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Gaynor – I Will Survive
Greenday – Good Riddance
Heusen – Come Fly with Me
Jackson – Smooth Criminal
Jackson – Thriller
Kaiser Cheifs – I Predict a Riot
Lady Gaga – Paparrazi
Led Zepplin – Stairway to Heaven
Maroon Five – She will be Loved
Melua – Closest Thing to Crazy
McFLy – All about You
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Oasis – Little By Little
Oasis – Whatever
Pink Floyd – Money
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah
Presley – Love me Tender
Presley – The Wonder of You
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Richie – My Destiny
Rolling Stones – Paint it Black
Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over Trouble Water
Simone – Nobody Does it Better
Sinatra – My Way
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Take That – Greatest Day
Take That – Patience
Take That – Rule the World
Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Village People – YMCA
Wannadies – The You and Me Song
Warren – Thatʼs Amore
Weiss – What a Wonderful World
Wedding Ceremony Music
Entrance of the bride top 10 classical
Canon in D – Pachelbel (all time favorite)
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Air on the G string – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Intermezzo (from ʻCavalleria Rusticanaʼ)
Prelude (from ʻTe Deumʼ) – Charpentier
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Allegro from ʻSpringʼ – Vivaldi
Grand March (from ʻAidaʼ) – Verdi
Wedding March – Wagner
Entrance of the bride top 10 modern songs
John Legend: All Of Me
Elvis: I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Beach Boys: God Only Knows
Desʼree: Kissing You
Christina Perri: A Thousand Years
Beatles: All You Need Is Love
Elbow: One Day Like This
Adele/Bob Dylan: Make You Feel My Love
Ben E King: Stand By Me
James Blunt: Youʼre Beautiful
Foo Fighters: Everlong
Signing of the register
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Meditation – Massenet
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Intermezzo – Mascagni
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Largo from Winter – Vivaldi
Exit of the bride and groom
Queen of Sheba -Handel
Spring – Vivaldi
Rondeau – Mouret
Hornpipe – Handel
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Aaj Mera Yaar Ki Shadi Ainvayi Ainvayi
Bachna Ae Haseeno Bole Chudiyan
Chand Mera Dil
Dil To Pagal Hai
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Gal Mithi Mithi
Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Humko Humise
Kabootar Ja Ja Ja
Kbhi Khushi Khabie Gham Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Kuch Nah Kaho
Jashn E Baharaa
Mehendi Laga Ke Rakhna Navrai Maajhi Pardesi,Pardesi
Punjabi Wedding Song Raat Ke Dhai Baje
Suraj Hua Maddham
TooCheez Badi Hai
Tujhe Dekha To
Yed Vaad Raha