Magenta Strings

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Magenta Strings

'Magenta Strings' Vibrant Young String Ensemble

Have the Magenta Strings string quartet play at your wedding or event as the perfect complement to your day. We can play for ceremonies, drinks receptions and meals.
From: £600 per event
Magenta Strings

'Magenta Strings' String Duo

Have the Magenta Strings string duo play at your wedding or event as the perfect complement to your day. We can play for ceremonies, drinks receptions and meals.
From: £380 per event

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Price from: £380

Have Magenta Strings play at your wedding or event as the perfect complement to your day.
We can play for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions, meals, parties and corporate functions.

We have an extensive repertoire list, but if your favourite piece of music isn't on there, not to worry - we can write it for string quartet for you and perform it on your big day. All included in the price!

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 functions throughout Derbyshire and the northwest. In addition to the quartet of four players, Helen & Lucy also perform regularly as a string duo (violin & cello).

21 Reviews
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Holly Lister

July 3, 2021

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Danielle Buckley

Aug. 19, 2019

Beautiful performances. I will never forgot starting to walk down the aisle to my favourite piece of music.
Magenta strings provided everything I requested and were easy to liaise with.
The music they provided for the drinks reception was beautiful and many guests commented.
They were efficient, professional and helped make the day perfect.
As musicians myself and many guests were string players, I would highly recommend.

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Alexandra Batten

June 15, 2019

Thank you so much Magenta Strings for playing at our wedding. So many of our guests commented on how lovely it was to hear them playing during and after the ceremony. Would highly recommend.

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Janet McCormick

May 27, 2019

Very professional.Wedding guests thoroughly enjoyed their music experience.

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Jamie Meakes

Sept. 6, 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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Craig morris

June 17, 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 recommend Magenta Strings.
Many thanks
Mr and Mrs Morris"



  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    Weddings, parties, corporate events, military dinners.

  • How long do you play for?

    Anything from 1 hour up to a 4 hour booking. We generally have a 10 min break in every hour, but we work around the event and take breaks where is convenient.

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?


  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • What equipment do you need?

    Dining chairs without arms.

Set List/Services


Adagio (Albinoni)

Air from suite no.1 - Water Music (Handel, G.F.)
Air (Bach, J.S.)
Alleluia Exsulate Jubilate (Mozart)

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel, G.F.)
Arioso (Bach, J.S.)
Ave Maria (Gounod, C.)
Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart)

Barcarolle (Offenbach)

Bolero (Ravel)

Brandenburg concerto no.3 - 1st movement (Bach)
Canon (Pachelbel)
Cantabile (Tartini)

Chanson de Matin (Elgar, E.)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
Flower Duet (Delibes)
Grande Valse Brilliante Theme (Chopin)
Hornpipe (Handel, G.F.)
Hungarian Dance No.5 (Brahms)
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring (Bach, J.S.)
La Rejouissance - Royal Fireworks (Handel, G.F.)
Largo from Xerxes (Handel, G.F.)

Meditation from Thais (Massenet)

Norwegian Dance No.2 (Grieg)

O Sole Mio (di Capuo)
Paris Angelicas (Franck, C.)
Por Una Cabeza (Gardel)

Romance (Mozart)

Salut d’Amour (Elgar, E.)

Scheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov)
Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky)
Spring (Vivaldi, A.)

Tango (Albania)

Theme from Grande Valse Brilliante (Chopin)

Toreador’s Song from Carmen (Bizet)

Traumerei (Schumann, R.)
Wachet Auf (Bach, J.S.)
Wedding March “Here comes the bride” (Wagner, R.)

Wedding March (Mendelssohn)

Winter (Vivaldi, A.)
Suites of classical background music by Mozart, Bach & Handel 

Adventure of a Lifetime (Coldplay)
A Million Dreams (The Greatest Showman)
A Thousand Years (Hodges & Perri)
Ain’t No Mountain High Enough (Ashford & Simpson)
All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera (Lloyd Webber)
All of Me (John Legend)
All the Small Things (Blink 182)

All You Need Is Love (Lennon & McCartney)

At Last (Etta James)

Best Day of My Life (American Authors)
Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve)
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You (Frankie Valli)
Champagne Supernova (Oasis)

Chasing Cars (Snow Patrol)

Colours of the Wind (Menken)
Come What May from Moulin Rouge (David Baerwold)
Concerning Hobbits (Lord of the Rings)
Dancing in the Moonlight (Toploader)
Don’t Stop Believing (Journey)
Drive By (Train)

Everybody’s On The Run (Noel Gallager)
Glasgow Love Theme (Love Actually)
Greatest Day (Take That)

Fields of Gold (Sting)

Hallelujah (Cohen)
Halo (Beyonce)
Halocene (Bon Iver)
Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison)

Hedwigs Theme (Harry Potter)
Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
How Long Will I Love You (Ellie Goulding)

I Believe in a Thing Called Love (The Darkness)
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You (Elvis)
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Aerosmith)

I’ll Take You Home Again Kathleen
I’m Kissing You (Des’ree & Tim Atack)

I’m Yours (Jason M’Raz)

It Must Be Love (Madness)
I Will Wait (Mumford & Sons)

Jerusalem of Gold (Shemer)
Just The Way You Are (Bruno Mars)

Kissing You (from Romeo & Juliet)
Kiss Me (6p none the richer)
La Vie en Rose
Like I’m Gonna Lose You (Meghan Trainer)
Make You Feel My Love, famous cover by Adele (Bob Dylan)

Marry You (Bruno Mars)

My Favourite Things (Hamilton)

My Heart Will Go On - Titanic (Horner)
M79 (Vampire Weekend)

Nightswimming (REM)

Nothing Else Matters (Metallica)
Now We Are Free (Gladiator)
One Day Like This (Elbow)

Paradise (Coldplay)
Perfect ( Ed Sheeran)
Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
Pompeii (Bastille)
Real Love (John Lennon)

Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites (Kate Bush)
Somewhere Only We Know (Keane)

Songbird, famous cover by Eva Cassidy (Christine McVie) 

Stand By Me (Leiber, Stoller & King)
Star Wars medley
Summertime (Gershwin)
Superstition (Stevie Wonder)
Sweet Child of Mine (Guns & Roses)

The Universal (Blur)

The Wonder of You (Elvis)
There is a Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)
Thinking Out Loud (Ed Sheeran)
Tradition - Fiddler on the Roof (Bock)
Unchained Melody (Alex North)
Vida la Vida (Coldplay)
We Go Together (from Grease)
Whatever (Oasis)
When I Fall in Love (Nat King Cole)

When You Taught Me How To Dance, from ‘Miss Potter’ (Westlake)
With or Without You (U2)

Wonderful World (Weiss & Thiele)

Wonderful Tonight (Clapton)
Wonderwall (Oasis)
You Only Live Twice (James Bond)

You’re Beautiful (James Blunt)
Your Song (Elton John)
You’ve Got the Love, famous cover by Florence and the Machine


Air (Bach)
Alla Danza - Water Music (Handel)
Alleluia (Mozart)
Aria from Xerxes (Handel)
Arioso (Bach)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Autumn from Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Ave Verum Corpus (Mozart)
Barcarolle (Offenbach)
Beau Brummel (Elgar)
Boccherini’s Roundabout (Boccherini)
Bolero (Ravel)
Brandenburg No.3 (Bach)
Brindisi - Drinking Song
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Chanson de Matin (Elgar)
Chanson de Nuit (Elgar)
Copellia March (Delibes)
Country Gardens (Cecil Sharp)
Divertimento (Mozart)
Finlandia Theme (Sibelius)
Flower Duet (Delibes)
Grande Valse Brilliante (Chopin)
G&S Selection (Gilbert & Sullivan)
Jesu Joy of Man Desiring (Bach)
Liebestraum (Liszt)
Magic Flute (Mozart)
Meditation (Massenet)
Minuet (Boccherini)
Mozart String Quartets
Nessun Dorma (Puccini)
Nimrod (Elgar)
Ode to Joy (Beethoven)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
O Sole Mio (Capurro)
Panis Angelicas (Franck)
Pavane (Faure)
Por Una Cabeza (Gardel)
Pulcinella Suite (Stravinsky)
Radetzky March (Strauss)
Rondeau (Mouret)
Salut d’Amour (Elgar)
Sarabande (Handel)
Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)
Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky)
Spring from Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Sugar Plum Fairy (Tchaikovsky)
Swan Lake Waltz (Tchaikovsky)
The Clock (Haydn)
Toreadors Song (Bizet)
Traumeri (Schubert)
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Valse (Chopin)
Wachet Auf (Bach)
Waltz of the Flowers (Tchaikovsky)
Wedding March, Here Comes The Bride (Wagner)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Westminster Waltz (Farnon)
Winter from Four Seasons (Vivaldi)

A Whole New World (Disney. Aladdin)
Bittersweet Symphony (The Verve)
Can Can (Offenbach)
Can’t Take My Eyes off You (Frankie Valli)
Champagne Supernova (Oasis)
Cherry Pink (Louiguy)
Cloud Busting (Kate Bush)
Dr Finleys Casebook (Trevor Duncan)
El Choclo (Villodo)
Eleanor Rigby (Beatles)
Evergreen (Paul Williams. Barbra Streisand version)
Fields of Gold (Sting)
Game of Thrones (Ramin Djawadi)
Here Comes the Sun (Beatles)
Here There and Everywhere (Beatles)
Kissing You (Des’ree & Atack)
La Cumparsita (Rodriguez)
Listen Do you Want to Hear a Secret (Beatles)
Make you Feel My Love (Bob Dylan. Covered by Adele)
Moonlight & Roses (Jim Reeves)
Night in Rio
Nights in White Satin (The Moody Blues)
Nightswimming (REM)
Now I See the Light (Disney. Tangled)
One Day Like This (Elbow)
Perfect Day (Lou Reed)
Runaway (Corrs)
Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites (Skrillex)
She (Aznavour & Kretzmer. Covered by Elvis Costello)
Somewhere Out There (James Horner. From An American Tail)
Sway (Demetrio & Ruiz)
Tango Tartufo e Tagliatelle
The Typewriter (Leroy Anderson)
The Universal (Blur)
What a Wonderful World (Thiele)
Whatever (Oasis)
Wonderful Tonight (Eric Clapton)
Yesterday (Beatles)
You're Beautiful (James Blunt)
You've Got A Friend (Toy Story)
You’ll Never Walk Alone (Rodgers & Hammerstein)
Your Song (Elton John)

A Fine Romance (Kern)
All the Things You Are (Kern)
Berties Blues (Paul Hart)
Bluesette (Thieleman)
Blue Tango (Leroy Anderson)
Caravan (Ellington & Tizol)
Country Club
Cry Me a River (Hamilton)
Day Dreamin’
Fly Me to the Moon (Howard)
Forgotten Dreams (Leroy Anderson)
I Got Rhythm (Gershwin)
In a Sentimental Mood (Ellington)
Jazz Pizzicato (Leroy Anderson)
Let’s Do it (Porter)
Long Ago and Far Away (Kern)
Love Walked In (Gershwin)
Lullaby of Birdland (Shearing)
Nice Work if you can get it (Gershwin)
No Dice
Pizzicato Polka (Strauss)
Round Midnight (Thelonious Monk)
Roseleaf Rag (Joplin)
September Song (Weill)
Singin’ in the Rain (Brown)
Solace (Joplin)
Somebody Loves Me (Gershwin)
Summertime (Gershwin)
S’Wonderful (Gershwin)
Teddy Bear’s Picnic (Bratton)
The Easy Winners (Joplin)
The Entertainer (Joplin)
The Man I Love (Gershwin)