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About 4tissimo

'4tissimo’ String Quartet was established some 20 years ago. We have a wealth of experience, and have performed at more than 700 functions!
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'4tissimo’ was established some 20 years ago. With their wealth of experience, and more than 700 functions later, they continue to excel in their profession, providing a highly polished and top quality performance at each and every one of their bookings. Mike, Karen, Ann-Marie and Maxine are all great friends (so much so that Mike and Ann-Marie are married) and this really gives a warm feeling to their work where professionalism are paramount to giving the best performance every time. We have squeezed onto balconies, played in gardens, in beautiful houses and stately homes, on stage, in churches, hotels, castles, marquees, on boats and in recording studios. '4tissimo' have a huge repertoire, from well-known classics to more modern styles, to suit virtually any occasion. Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, business events, parties, military occasions, dinners... celebrations of any kind can be greatly enhanced by the special quality of live music performed by '4tissimo'. We aim to create a programme suited to the event in question and aimed at every guest, from aged 4 to 104. This may include music such as a Harry Potter Medley, Vivaldi’s 'Four Seasons', Pachelbel’s 'Canon', Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’, ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’, ‘All That Jazz’, ‘Copacabana’, Billy Joel’s ‘Always a Woman’, Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ and Oasis’ ‘Whatever’. If we don’t have your special piece listed we will make every endeavor to find it and either download or arrange it especially for you. Our fees are transparent and are all inclusive within a 50 mile radius of LE2, Leicester. We are more than happy to travel further afield but will add minimal travel expenses to cover any distances. Our more well-known corporate customers have included: IKEA (Birmingham) - cardholder events Meadowhall Shopping Centre Landrover - Freelander Launch Audi –A8 Launch Nottinghamshire Fire Service - Awards dinner Universities of Nottingham, Derby, Sheffield and Leicester - Student Balls Northampton Saints RUFC Awards Dinner Faithful & Gould RAF Cottesmore British Business Awards Antibos HMP Stockton Deloitte

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
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4th Encoreversary
Classical, Baroque, Early music, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Opera, Musical theatre, Renaissance, Folk, Traditional Irish folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

'4tissimo' have a huge repertoire, from well-known classics to more modern styles, to suit virtually any occasion. Weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, business events, parties, military occasions, dinners... celebrations of any kind can be greatly enhanced by the special quality of live music performed by '4tissimo'. We aim to create a programme suited to the event in question and aimed at every guest, from aged 4 to 104. This may include music such as a Harry Potter Medley, Vivaldi’s 'Four Seasons', Pachelbel’s 'Canon', Gershwin’s ‘I Got Rhythm’, ‘A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square’, ‘All That Jazz’, ‘Copacabana’, Billy Joel’s ‘Always a Woman’, Coldplay’s ‘Viva La Vida’ and Oasis’ ‘Whatever’.
If you have a piece you would like us to play and it is not listed here, we are very happy to make a special arrangement to your request!
Wedding Ceremony Music:
1. Canon Pachelbel
2. Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
3. Wedding March Wagner
4. Departure of Queen of Sheba Handel
5. Jesu Joy Bach
6. Hornpipe Handel
7. Wedding March Mendelssohn
8. Air Handel
9. Trumpet Tune/Voluntary Purcell/Clarke
10. Rondeau Mouret
11. Largo from Winter Vivaldi
12. Air on a G String Bach
13. Aria from ‘Xerxes’ Handel
14. ‘Alleluja’ Exultate Jubilate Mozart
15. Wachet Auf Bach
16. Arioso Bach
17. Gymnopedie Satie
18. Oboe Concerto Albinoni/Bruce
19. Te Deum Charpentier
20. Tu Devicto Charpentier
21. Flower Duet Lakme
23. My Heart ever Faithful Bach
24. Hornpipe Purcell
25. Air Purcell
26. Rondeau Purcell
27. They Shall be as Happy Purcell
28. La Rejouissance Handel
29. Panis Angelicus Franck
30. Minuet from Berenice Handel
Classical 1:
1. Eine Kleine Mozart
2. Divertimento 1 Mozart
3. Divertimento 3 Mozart
4. Pavane Faure
5. Brandenburg 3 Bach
6. Chanson de Matin Elgar
7. Spring Vivaldi
8. Salut d’Amour Elgar
9. Allegro – Fireworks Music Handel
10. Gloria In Exelsis Vivaldi
11. Bouree Handel
12. Ode to Joy Beethoven
14. Alla Siciliana Handel
14a. Allegro II Handel
15. Three Little Maids Sullivan
16. Wind Serenade Mozart/Shaw
18. Dance des Mirlitons Tchaikovsky
19. Brandenburg Concerto No.6 (I) Bach
19a. Libertango Piazzola
20. Wedding Day at Troldhaugen Grieg
21. Hungarian Dance No. 5 Brahms
22. Nessun Dorma Puccini
23. Meditation from ‘Thais’ Massenet
24. Dance of the Comedians Smetna
25. La Forza del destino Verdi
26. Intermezzo – Cavalleria R. Mascagni
27. Tango Shaw
28. Hoe Down Copeland
29. Berceuse Faure
30. Russian Dance Tchaikovsky
31. Sugar Plum Fairy Tchaikovsky
32. Pride & Prejudice Davis
33. Danse Macabre Saint-Saens/Shaw
34. Greensleeves Trad.
35. Ave Maria Schubert
36. Palladio Jenkins/Shaw
37. Sleeping Beauty Waltz Tchaikovsky
38. Double Violin Concerto Bach
39. O Sole Mio di Capua
Classical 2:
1. Norwegian Dance No.2 Grieg
2. Minuet Boccherini
3. Sleepers Wake Bach
4. Sheep may safely Graze Bach
5. Norwegian Dance No.3 Grieg
6. Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram Vivaldi
7. Beau Brummel Elgar
8. Tango Albeniz
9. Entrr’acte – Carmen Bizet
10. Cavatina Myers/Bruce
11. Laudamus Te Vivaldi
12. Bolero Ravel
13. Andante – Piano Concerto Mozart
14. Suite from Carmen Bizet
15. Jupiter Holst
16. Standchen Schubert
17. Adagio ‘Spartacus’ Khachaturian
18. Song without words Mendelssohn
19. Song without words No.3 Mendelssohn
20. Czardas Monti
22. Adagio in G Albinoni
23. Domine Fili & Domine Deus Vivaldi
24. Halleluia Chorus Handel
25. Prelude to Carmen Bizet
26. Galop Shostakovich
27. If with all your Hearts Mendelssohn
28. Adagio – Clarinet Concerto Mozart
29. Pearl Fishers Duet Bizet
30. Slavonic Dance Dvorak
31. Humoresque Dvorak
32. Pizzicato Polka Strauss
33. Bist du mei mir Bach
34. Et in Terra Pax Vivaldi
35. Golliwogg’s Cakewalk Debussy
36. Ballata Verdi
37. Chanson du Roi Gounod
38. Fuggi il Traditor-Don Giovanni Mozart
39. Libiamo-La Traviata Verdi
40. Soletta per la Via-La Boheme Puccini
41. Vin O Biere-Faust Gounod
42. Grande Valse Brilliante Chopin
43. O Mio Babbino Caro Puccini
44. Deh Vieni-Marriage of Figaro Mozart
45. First Polovtsian Dance Borodin
Light 1:
1. Irish Sherry Trad.
2. When I fall in Love Kershaw
3. Let there be Love Rand/Shaw
4. Pennies from Heaven Johnson
5. Anything Goes Porter
6. Somewhere Over the Rainbow Bozmik
7. You’re the Top Porter
8. Let’s do It Porter
9. Chasing Cars Snow Patrol/Shaw
10. Makin’ Whoopee Donaldson
11. Under the Boardwalk The Drifters/Taylor
12. Fly me to the Moon Howard/Kershaw
13. When you say nothing at all Keating
14. I Dreamed a Dream Williams
15. Wouldn’t it be Nice Beach Boys
16. Molly on the Shore Grainger
17. Stand By Me Taylor
18. When I’m 64 The Beatles
19. Moondance Morrison
20. Viva la Vida Coldplay/Shaw
20a. Whatever Oasis/Shaw
21. America Bernstein/Shaw
22. All you need is love The Beatles
23. Love and Marriage Heusen/Shaw
24. Mamma Mia ABBA/Shaw
25. Beauty and the Beast Menken/Shaw
26. All That Jazz Shaw
27. Wonderful World ?
28. Music of the Night Webber
29. Can’t take my eyes off you Bozmik
30. Somewhere Out There Skinner/Shaw
31. To Life Kershaw
32. Lets Face the Music Nat King Cole
33. Come Fly with Me Jimmy Van Heusen
35. Reel Fiddlin’ McConnell
36. PM’s Love Theme Shaw
37. Love Changes Everything Webber
38. Hey Jude The Beatles
39. Copacabana Manilow/Shaw
40. Concerning Hobbits
41. Mustang Sally Shaw
42. Try a Little Tenderness Shaw
43. Cheek to Cheek Berlin
44. One Day Like This Elbow
Light 2:
1. My Heart will go On Horner
2. Perfect Moment McCutcheon
3. Beside the Seaside Glovers-Kind
4. Leaning on a Lampost Gay
5. Gee Officer Krupke Bernstein/Shaw
6. Nice Work Gershwin
7. Slap that Bass Gershwin
8. A Nightingale Sang Sherwin
9. Country Club Joplin
10. Harry Potter Williams
11. My Funny Valentine Rodgers & Hart
11a. All I Ask of You Lloyd Webber
12. Mack & Mabel Medley Shaw
13. Runaway Coors/Taylor
14. Swansea Gershwin
15. Fascinatin’ Rhythm Gershwin
16. Are You Ready for Love? Elton John/Shaw
17. Love Story Shaw
18. Were you there? Shaw
19. Every time we say goodbye Porter
20. Brideshead Revisited Burgon/Shaw
21. I Got Rhythm Gershwin
22. Penny Lane Beatles
23. I Got Plenty o’ Nuttin’ Gershwin
24. I Know him so Well Lloyd Webber/Shaw
25. Can’t Buy me Love Beatles
26. Summer time Gershwin
27. Cock Linnet Collins & Leigh
28. Amarillo Sedaka/Shaw
29. Back For Good Take That/Shaw
30. Money, money, money Abba
31. I Could Have Danced all night Lerner & Lowe
32. Poirot Gunning
33. Chasing Cars Snow Patrol/Shaw
34. You Only Live Twice Barry/Shaw
35. Angels Williams/Shaw
36. My Aphrodisiac is You Meluah/Shaw
37. Wallace & Gromit Nott/Shaw
38. Yesterday Beatles
39. She’s the One Williams/Shaw
40. Abba Medley Abba/Nurse
41. Toss the Feathers Coors/Shaw
42. Greatest Day Take That/Shaw
43. Rule the World Take That/Shaw
44. Look at Me Halliwell/Shaw
45. Kal Ho Nah Ho Shaw
46. Words Westlife/Shaw
47. Fame! Gore/Shaw
48. Groovy Kind of Love Collins/Shaw
49. Nobody Does it Better Hamlisch/Shaw
50. The Wind Beneath my Wings Henley & Silbar/Shaw
Mixed Folder:
1. Minuet - Fireworks Handel
2. Two Rondeaux Purcell
3. Por Una Cabeza Gardel
4. Pieds en l’Air Warlock
5. Basse Dance Warlock
6. Funiculi Funicula Denza
7. Schindler’s List Theme Williams/Nurse
8. Latin American Ludwig Beethoven/Martelli
9. Back to the Future Silvestri
10. It Had to be You Jones
11. Fawlty Towers Theme Wilson
12. Addams Family Theme Shaiman
13. Homage to Irving Berlin Berlin/Nurse
14. The Godfather Theme Rota
15. Everybody Wants to be a cat Huddleston
16. Somke Gets in your eyes Kern
17. Oblivion Theme Piazzola
18. Cry me a River Hamilton
19. Lost in the Stars Weill
20. I’ll Build Astaire Way to Paradise Gershwin
21. Clazzical Quartets – Sicilienne Faure
22. Invention No.13 Bach
23. Symphony No.40 Mozart
24. Perfect Day
25. Roseleaf Rag Joplin
26. Happy Birthday Hill
27. Shakespeare in Love – Beginning Warbeck
28. Viola & Will
29. The Danes
30. The End
31. Bitter Sweet Symphony Shaw
32. Congratulations Nurse
33. Rondo Alla Turca Mozart
34. RAF March past Davies
35. Allegro I Handel
36. Brindisi Drinking Song Verdi
37. Idylle Elgar
38. Gavotte I Bach
39. Gavotte II Bach
40. Czardas Delibes/Martelli
41. Contranz Shostakovich
42. Don’t Cry for me Argentina Webber/Shaw
43. Nothing Else Matters Metallica/Shaw
44. Chi Mai Morricone/Shaw
45. Kissing You Shaw
46. Jerusalem Parry/Davies
47. Can’t Help Lovon’ Dat Man Kern/Nurse
48. Romeo & Juliette Love theme Rota/Nurse
49. Gadfly Romance Shostakovich
50. Wedding Tango J. Cohen
51. The Swan Saint-Saens
52. Domine Deus Vivaldi
53. Bethena Gershwin
54. Everlong Foo Fighters/Shaw
55. Songbird Cassidy/Shaw
56. Memory Lloyd Webber/Shaw
57. Nimrod Elgar
58. Brandenburg 6 – (II) Bach
59. Brandenburg 6 – (III) Bach
60. Truly, Madly, Deeply
61. Bee Sting Dance in Rohan’s Kitchen
62. They Can’t take that away from me Gershwin
63. The Folks Who Live on the Hill Kern
64. Paragon Rag Joplin
65. Pineapple Rag Joplin
66. Nothing Else Matters Metallica
67. Layla Eric Clapton
68. Adagio for Strings Barber
69. Beatles Medley Beatles/Kershaw
70. I’m a Believer
71. That’s Amore Harry Warren
72. I Don’t want to miss a Thing Shaw
73. God Save the Queen
74. Australian National Anthem
75. La Paix Handel
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We don't normally have any variation in our set up, but there are possibilities for us to add a singer if the music selection was appropriate to this, or we could also provide a string trio instead of a string quartet. To add a singer would cost more, and swapping to a string trio the price would remain the same.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We do try our best to be flexible and help all we can to make sure your event runs smoothly. Changing the times of the event are not normally an issue, just let us know as soon as you know.

How much time do you need to set up?

We set up 30 minutes before our booked start time. Sometimes we may need to set up before this, but this depends on the venue and what other events might be taking place in that venue, making sure you have us at the centre of your event.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

You are very welcome to pick pieces from our playlist and if there is something you definitely want and it is not on the list, then just let us know and we can source the music for us to play for you at no extra cost. We will do what it takes to make our performance at your event a highlight for everyone.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! All instruments, music and stands. The only thing we ask for is four armless chairs, but we're happy to sort this out on arrival at the venue.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, absolutely! We're very happy to learn anything that you request, at no extra cost. The only pieces that don't work well for a string quartet are heavy rock pieces (for obvious reasons), but pretty much anything else goes - we welcome new additions to our set list!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients love most about us that we add a special atmosphere, yet we are invisible. We don't have any fuss with electronic equipment, we simply set up and perform, meaning they can sit back and enjoy their event ... perfect.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Venues we've performed at include: De Vere East Midlands Conference Centre Shearsby Bath Bosworth Hall Hotel Donnington Park Farm House Kelham House Country Hotel Quorn Country Hotel Belvoir Castle Nottingham Castle Keythorpe Manor City Rooms Leicester The Preisthouse Hotel Fawsley Hall Kilworth House Newstead Abbey Prestwold Hall Donington Park Farmhouse

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Everyone! We love playing music from all genres and are genuinely excited when we receive requests for music not currently in our set list. Most recent additions include song titles from artists such as Emile Sande, Ariana Grande and the Jonas Brothers!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Every booking and performance we undertake is high profile, we will always be the very best for our clients, no matter what the venue or who we're performing to.


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Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£675
Up to 3 hours£810


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Ishtiaq A, 2 years ago

I can not praise 4Tissimo enough. They were very professional. Excellent choice of music. Played requests. Guests thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Would highly recommend them.

From other customers:

Jason W, 5 years ago

The music, both in the service and afterwards, set a wonderful atmosphere, and is remembered as the highlight of the day.

Hollowell Q, 6 years ago

Following a most successful Summer Ball we write to thank 4tissimo for another wonderful musical performance. Once again, we have had a great many compliments on the choice and quality of music.

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