Magenta Strings

Derbyshire
From: £352
Verified bookings:  5
Reviews: 18
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Price from: £352
Available from £352 for the duo and from £616 for the quartet. 15% discount for weekday weddings! (Monday - Thursday)

Magenta Strings was formed in 2001 when Helen Coleman (violin) and Lucy Deakin (cello) met at Leeds College of Music. Magenta has developed into a vibrant young ensemble who play for weddings and func...

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17 Reviews
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Tony Wilson

25 May 2016

The 2 classical players were on time and a delightful duet that would enhance any event. Would recommend without hesitation. Brilliant and without them the boat trip would not have been the same.

Tony alias Zorro

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Craig morris

17 Jun 2016

The Magenta String duo were fantastic. Communication prior to the event was top notch and nothing was too much trouble.

The music during the ceromony and after during the arrival drinks was fantastic and all of our guests commented on how beautiful the playing was.

My new wife and I were extremely satisfied and would highly re...

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Jamie Meakes

6 Sep 2016

"The Magenta Strings played for us at our wedding breakfast and were superb. Our guests were very impressed and the quartet were a perfect accompaniment for a truly wonderful day. Highly recommended!"

Rating: 500 out of 5

- Jamie

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garry murray

1 Mar 2016

was so impressed made our day fantastic can definately recommend

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Jamie

1 Oct 2016

The Magenta Strings played for us at our wedding breakfast and were superb. Our guests were very impressed and the quartet were a perfect accompaniment for a truly wonderful day. Highly recommended!

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What are your T's and C's?
Terms and conditions: - The deposit secures the booking and once paid, it is non-refundable in all cases. - All payments need to be cleared at least a month before the event. - For cancellations with less than 28 days notice the full fee will be retained. - Please note that if the bridal party is late and the time looks like it will run over the booked time slot, we will still need to finish at the agreed time regardless. If it’s mid ceremony and we can not exit, you will be charged for the extra time at £20 per 15mins for the duo, and £40 per 15mins for the quartet. - We require dining chairs with no armrests. - We require refreshments of hot and cold drinks on all bookings, and sandwiches or light snacks on bookings of over 3 hours long. Please make sure your venue is aware of this. - If you wish us to play outside we will need shade from the sun. Playing outsdie won’t be possible if it looks like it will rain or it is too cold or windy. - We do our best to have the members of Magenta Strings playing on all engagements, but in the event of someone being unable to play, rest assured we book high standard deps to fill in.
What refreshments do you require?
We ask for tea, coffee and soft drinks on all bookings. For bookings of over 3 hours, we ask for light refreshments, e.g. sandwiches.
What equipment do you need?
Just 4 dining chairs without arms. (2 if you book the duo)
How long do you play for?
Anything from 1 hour up to a 4 hour booking. We are available for bookings longer than 4 hours where substantial breaks are included.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
We generally have a 10 min break in every hour, but we work around the event and take breaks where is convenient.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
We will arrange the music of your favourite tunes for your ceremony, all included in the fee :)
How much space do you require?
The full string quartet needs around 3m square if possible. The string duo around half that and can squash in small spaces if need be for ceremonies. The duo is ideal for small churches and small rooms at venues.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes we have public liability insurance with the MU (Musicians Union). We don't have electrical equipment.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
N/A
How long do you play for?
Anything from 1 hour up to a 4 hour booking. We generally have a 15 min break in every hour, but we work around the event and take breaks where is convenient.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Weddings, parties, corporate events

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