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Akina Strings

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String quartet
Newbury
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Beautiful String Quartets and Duos for events in and around Hampshire and the Thames Valley

Comprising the talents of four young professional musicians Akina Strings provides captivating musical entertainment for weddings, corporate events and other special occasions across Berkshire and the south east of England. Areas covered by the ensemble include, Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London. The group was established in 2010 by four versatile young musicians with many years experience of sucessfully performing at high profile events with other professional groups in the UK and beyond. The ensemble quickly established a reuptation for providing exquisite music with a touch of sophisticated glamour, making any event memorable. The ensemble has now expanded and is built on a core body of professional players all of whom have dedicated their careers to musical performance and teaching holding degrees and/or post graduate qualifications from UK Conservatoires. Akina Strings' Members have appeared at many high profile events and prestigious concert venues including The Brit awards, The Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, The Purcell Rooms, London and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, London, St David's Hall, Cardiff, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the private residence of the Late William Walton on the Mediterranean island of Ischia, Italy. Recent performances include: Entertaining newlyweds George and Amal Clooney at the UK celebration of their marriage at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa, in Autumn of 2014. Performing at the private Royal Residence Frogmore House set in the private grounds of Windsor Castle at the invitation of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award during December of 2014 & 2015 Guests included HRH Prince Edward and other performers included Katie Melua. A four day corporate residency at the 2014 & 2015 Royal Henley Regatta. String sessions for Edition Records’ critically acclaimed 'Slowly Rolling Camera' Album. A concert performance with composer Patrick Hawes, former royal harpist Claire Jones, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and Aliquando Choir. Concert performances for 'Concertini' Providing orchestral Strings for 'Cantorum'

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Rock, World music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Acoustic, Covers, Britpop, Classic rock
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Types:
String quartet, Classical ensemble, Classical duo, String duo, String trio, String ensemble, String octet, String sextet, Classical trio, Chamber orchestra
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant 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

Our repertoire includes the following but is constantly evolving.
Bach Badinerie
Bach AusMeines Herzens Grunde
Bach Air on G
Bach My Heart Ever Faithful
Bach Bist Du bei Mir
Bach Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring
Bach Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach Arioso
Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
Boccherini Minuet
Bizet Habanera from Carmen
Bizet Toreador's Song from Carmen
Byrd Pavan, the Earle of Salisbury
Byrd Come Kiss Me Now
Charpentier Te Deum
Charpentier Devicto
Chopin Polonaise
Chopin Grande Valse Brillante
Clarke Duke of Denmark's March
Clarke Trumpet Tune
Corelli Concerto Grosso Op.6 no.8 Christmas Concerto
Debussy Girl With the Flaxen Hair
Delibes Flower Duet
Dowland Flow My Tears
Franck Panis Angelicus
Handel Hornpipe in F
Handel La Rejouissance
Handel Halleluiah Chorus
Handel Ombra Mai Fu
Handel Alla Hornpipe
Handel Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel Coro’
Handel La Paix from the Water Music
Handel Largo from Xerxes
Mendelssohn If with all your hearts
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Monti Czardas
Morely Now is the Month of Maying
Mouret Rondeau
Mozart Divertimento in D
Mozart Divertimento in F
Mozart Divertimento in B Flat
Mozart Der Vogelfanger from The Magic Flute
Mozart Bei Mannern from The MAgic Flute
Mozart Piano Sonata in C Minor
Mozart Symphony no 40- 1
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
The Magic Flute
Mozart Bei Mannern from The Magic Flute
Mozart Piano Sonata in C Minor
Mozart Symphony no 40- 1
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Mozart Voi Che Sapete
Offenbach Barcarolle
Pachelbel Canon
Parry Jerusalem
Puccini Nessun Dorma
Puccini Babbino Caro
Purcell Rondo from ‘Abelazar’
Purcell Chaconne in F from King Arthur
Purcell Fairy Queen Suite
Schubert Ave Maria
J. Strauss Trish Tratsch Polka
Tchaikovsky Waltz Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky Waltz- Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky March Nutcracker Suite
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Dance of the Flowers
Vivaldi Gloria
Vivaldi Gloria in Excelsis
Vivaldi Et In Terra Pax
Vivaldi Laudamas Te
Vivaldi Laudamas Te
Vivaldi Domine Fili Unigenite
Vivaldi Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
Vivaldi Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram
Vivaldi Selection from 4 Seasons:
Vivaldi Autumn, Movement 1
Vivaldi You Tube video Spring, Movement 2
Vivaldi Spring, Danza Pastorale
Vivaldi You Tube video Autumn, Finale
Vivaldi Winter Largo
Wagner Bridal Chorus
Traditional
Arr. Martelli Greensleeves
The Ash Grove
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
Jerusalem
Londonderry Air
All Through the Night
Shenandoah
Carrick Fergus
*Hymns - by Request only Must be agreed at time of booking*
Christmas
Pierpont Jingle Bells Pierpont
Gauntlett Once in Royal David's City
Gruber Silent Night
Blanc Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
Cahn Let it Snow
Wham Last Christmas
Marks Rockin' around the Christmas Tree
Tchaik. March from 'The Nutcracker' Suite & various Ballet waltzes
Martelli Various Christmas 'Medleys'
Trad
Deck the Halls
The 12 Days of Christmas
We Wish you a Merry Christmas
We Three Kings of Orient Are
Away in A Manger
Good King Wencleslas
Carol of the Bells
O Come, O Come Emanuel
Two Burgandian Carol Tunes
The First Noel
Fantasie Joyeuse
Es Ist ein Ros' entsprungen
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Little Drummer Boy
Ding Dong Merrily on High
Jazz, Tango, Music hall & Rags
Maclean:
Tango
Serenade
Rhumba
Czardas
Fandango
Tango Chromatique
Gardel Por Una Cabeza
La Cumparsita
La Paloma
That's Amore
Sway/Cherry Pink
La Bamba/La Cucaracha
Sweet Georgia Borwn
Clooney Mamabo Italiano
Sherwin A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
Gershwin Summertime
Gershwin Embraceable you
Gershwin Bess You is My Woman Now
Kern Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Cole Unforgettable
Porter Why Shouldn't I?
Cassidy Somewhere over the Rainbow
James At Last
Joplin Rags:
Searchlight Rag
The Strenuous Life
Country Club
Rag Tie Dance
The Entertainer
Original Rags
Weeping Willow
Eugenia
Heliotrope Bouquet
Gladiolus Rag
Peacherine Rag
Charlston Selection
Selection of West End & Broadway Music
Pop & Film
The Eagles Hotel California
Beach Boys God Only Knows
Braveheart For the Love of A Princess
Romeo & Juliet Kissing You Theme
Ungar Ashokan Farewell
Glaidator Gladiator theme
Plant Earth Hoppipolla
Jenkins Palladio
Coldplay Viva La Vida
Coldplay Clocks
Adele Rolling in The Deep
Adele Someone Like You
Adele Skyfall
Jeff Buckley Halleluljiah
Beatles All You Need is Love
Beatles And I love her
Beatles A Hard Days Night
Beatles Tomorrow never knows
Beatles Paperback Writer
Beatles When I’m Sixty-Four
Mercury Killer Queen
Mercury Bohemian Rhapsody
Mercury I Want to Break Free
Snow patrol Chasing Cars
Jackson Billie Jean
Radiohead No Surprises
Cohen/Buckley Halleluiah
Denver Annie's Song
Celine Dion My Heart Will go on
Burt Bring me Sunshine
Elbow One Day Like This
Jason Mraz I'm Yours
Van Morrisson Brown eyed girl
Emeli Sande Beneath your Beautiful
Bailey Rae Put your records on
Aerosmith Don't wanna miss a thing
The Kinks You really got me
The Verve Bittersweet Symphony
Bond Selection
Nobody Does it Better (the spy who loved me)
For your eyes only (Sheena Eastman)
Diamonds are Forever
We have All the Time in the World (her Majesty's Secret Service)
Skyfall
Blur The Universal
Sting Fields of Gold Sting
The Mission Gabriel's Oboe
Billy Joel Always a woman Billy Joel
Elvis Presley Can't Help falling in love Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley Love me Tender
Elvis Presley The wonder of you
Barry White You're the first, the ast my Eveerything
Goulding, John Your Song Goulding
Elton John Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Lady Gaga Hit Mix
Lady Gaga Born This Way
Everlasting Love Affair
Nina Simone Feeling Good
Take that Rule the World
Dylan Make you feel my love
Mancini Moon River
Percy Sledge When a man loves a woman
Ronan Keating When you say nothing at all
Christina Perri A Thousand Years
Maine Pyar Kiya Kabootar Ja Ja Ja
Pirates of the Carribean Medley

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£725
Up to 2 hours£765
Up to 3 hours£830

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Rachael W, 4 months ago

We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding ceremony, it was absolutely magical and really appreciated the time/effort it took to get the Coldplay piece to sound that good with just the two of you. I couldn't have wished for better music on our day :)

Claire, M, 1 year ago

I just wanted to email and say thank you so much for playing at our wedding. It was beautiful and everything I wanted. Especially for walking down aisle - perfect. I have had so many lovely comments from my guests about how good you were so thank you. Please can you pass on a huge thanks to everyone who played.

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