Giardino Strings was founded in 2000 by David Giardino who studied under Italy’s leading violinists Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Alberto Fiore at the Conservatoire in Rome. David has extensive professional experience and his credits include Rome Opera House, London Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Soloists, Cunard Cruise Liners and he is also a session musician for the BBC.
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, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and 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 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.
Giardino Booking Agency was established in 2010 to support the burgeoning Giardino String groups and is now an established organisation specialising in a wide range of musical acts such as harpists, function bands, opera singers, Chazan, solo musicians, magicians and speciality acts. The agency offers a wide range of packages and planning support for all musical accompaniments that are required for your special event. The agency will work with you to ensure that every detail from arrangement and amplification to seating and costume is to your specification to provide a tailored and seamless musical experience for any occasion.
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 Ghar Aaya Hosanna Hum Tumhare Hain Sanam Humko Humise Kabootar Ja Ja Ja Kbhi Khushi Khabie Gham Kuch Kuch Hota Hai Kuch Nah Kaho Jai Ho Jashn E Baharaa Maine Tujhe Mehendi Laga Ke Rakhna Navrai Maajhi Pardesi,Pardesi Punjabi Wedding Song Raat Ke Dhai Baje Rafi Song Sadi Gali Suraj Hua Maddham Tenu Leke Teri Chunariya Teri Ore TooCheez Badi Hai Tujhe Dekha To Tum Dilki Yed Vaad Raha
Function & Wedding BandSinging GuitaristString QuartetViolinistSaxophonistPianistGuitaristCellistBagpiperHarpistLive Music DuoElectronic Dance Music BandClassical GuitaristClassical DuoJazz OrchestraAccordionistFlautistClassical EnsembleClassical OrchestraLive music bandEnsembleSolo Musician
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!!"
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"