String quartet

Amalia Strings

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String quartet
Watford
Bringing Music to all Occasions

Vicky is active as both an orchestral player and soloist. She has played at a number of the top venues across the country, including The Royal Albert Hall, Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Royal Festival Hall. Vicky studied Music and English Literature at the University of Sheffield, gaining a First Class Degree as well as winning awards for her recitals, before going on to complete a Masters in Music at Royal Holloway, University of London. She now combines her playing work with a career in the Events Industry. Following two and a half years at the London Symphony Orchestra’s music education centre, LSO St Luke’s and two years at the Natural History Museum, Vicky is currently the Development Events Manager for the London Philharmonic Orchestra. David studied viola and saxophone at the Royal College of Music, graduating in 2009 with a first class honours degree. During his time at the Royal College, David led the viola section of the RCM Symphony Orchestra and subsequently has worked with The John Wilson Orchestra, Brandenberg Sinfonia, London Chamber Strings, London Musical Arts Orchestra, Oxford Philomusica and the Senesino Players, as well as regular work with the Chamber Orchestra of London performing for films and TV including features such as Downton Abbey and Planet Earth. As a founder member of the Piatti Quartet, David performed regularly throughout the UK and abroad from 2005-2016, including appearances at prestigious venues such as The Wigmore Hall and the Purcell Room, and has been featured on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme several times. Alison attended the Purcell School of Music and Junior Academy as a pupil of Brian Underwood. She went on to study at The Royal Academy of Music and later Musikhochschule Lübeck, Germany. Alison performed at the Wieniawski Festival in Poland and recorded the violin solo with live electronics in Edwin Roxburgh’s Saturn for NMC. She took part in the critically acclaimed production of Britten’s Death in Venice for the 2007 Aldeburgh Festival, and joined the Rock meets Classic 2012 tour with Ian Gillan. She was a member of Orquestra do Norte in Portugal for 5 years, with which she performed as soloist Prokofiev’s 1st Concerto. Other concertos performed with more local groups have included the works of Sibelius, Elgar, Mozart, Glazunov, Beethoven, Walton and Mendelssohn. As a freelance player, Alison has participated in the Vault Festival at Waterloo with the Pythagoras Ensemble, the Multistory Orchestra in Peckham, Bournemouth Symphony and Ulster Orchestras. Alison is in demand as a teacher and combines teaching the violin with performing. One of the founding members of Amalia Strings, Mike enjoys a varied career as a soloist, chamber musician and teacher as well as playing for many orchestras across the UK and abroad including the London Philharmonic Orchestra and European Union Chamber Orchestra. As a soloist he has performed the Elgar, Dvorak, Shostakovich and Brahms Double Concertos with orchestras including the St Albans Symphony Orchestra, the Hertfordshire Philharmonia, Cyprus Sinfonia and the Kingston Philharmonic. After studying music at Royal Holloway, University of London, Mike went on to study at the Royal College of Music, where he was a finalist in the RCM Concerto Competition. Mike has performed in most of the major London venues including The Royal Festival Hall, The Royal Albert Hall, The Barbican and The Wigmore Hall.

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, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Opera
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Types:
String quartet, Classical duo, Classical ensemble, Classical trio, Contemporary classical ensemble, String duo, String trio
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Cruise, Birthday party
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Song list

Vivaldi Spring
Air on G String
Flower Duet
Can you Feel The Love Tonight
Ave Maria
Pachabel Canon
Fly Me To The Moon
Faure Pavane
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
La Rejouissance
O Sole Mio
Meditation from Thais
Tico Tico
Where E’er You Walk
Salut D'Amour
Humoreske
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
La Cumparsita
Wedding March
Badinerie
Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
Ticket to Ride
Eleanor Rigby
Tango Por Una Cabeza
Habanera
Kissing You
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

We can perform as a string duo, trio or quartet.

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

We will always do our best to accommodate any changes which may occur and be flexible wherever possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

We can be set up and ready to play within 5 minutes, however we will always arrive at least 30 minutes prior to our start time.

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

We have a wide variety of pieces available and are always happy to help you select the works best suited to your event. We are also able to source or arrange specific works, subject to a fee.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We will bring all instruments, music stands and music - we just need chairs to sit on!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

We can absolutely look at the suitability of sourcing or arranging a specific work for your event. Just get in touch and we'll see what we can do!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Old Palace and Library, Hatfield House Trinity House, London Carnaby Street, London One Great George Street, London