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About Arianne String Duo

The #1 string duo in South Wales and the West of England. We've played hundreds of events, from weddings to private birthday parties.
String duo
Cardiff
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Alexander (violin) and Mike (cello) are music college graduates and have performed with some of the best musicians, and at the best venues in the UK during our career. Music is our passion and we want to share that with you when we perform. We love all styles and genres of music from jazz to classical, to klezma to celtic. We specialise in playing with style and panache with attention to musical phrasing and solid rhythmic energy. Let us entertain you!

Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Fanfare, Early music, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Ceilidh, Bluegrass, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Cabaret, Latin jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Noise music, Marching, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, Covers, Vintage, Classic rock, Balkan, Bossa nova, World music, Calypso, French music, German music, Latin, Polka, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Charity event, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Christmas party, Birthday party
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Song list

== Pop & Rock ==
Abba
Money, Money, Money
Aerosmith
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Beach Boys
God Only Knows
Beatles
All You Need is Love
Eleanor Rigby
Here There and Everywhere
Bob Dylan
To Make you Feel my Love
Bruno Mars
Marry you
Carpenters
Close to You
Christina Perri
A Thousand Years
Coldplay
Viva La Vida
Don McLean
And I Love You So
Elbow
One Day Like This
Elton John
Your Song
Elvis Presley (written by other people…)
Falling in Love With You
Eric Clapton
Wonderful Tonight
Four Seasons
Working My Way Back to You
Jason Mraz
I’m Yours
John Legend
All of Me
Leonard Cohen
Hallelujah
Masser (Whitney Houston)
The Greatest Love of All
Oasis
Whatever
Plain White T’s
Hey There Delilah
Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody
Van Morrison
Have I Told You Lately
Moondance
Take That
Greatest Day
The Flood
Taylor Swift
Love Story
The Verve
Bittersweet Symphony
The Wannadies
You and Me Song
Tony Christie
Is This the Way to Amarillo
== Shows, Film & TV ==
Beaches
Wind Beneath My Wings
Breakfast at Tiffany’s
Moon River
Cinderella
A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes
Deer Hunter
Cavatina
Evita
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina
Fawlty Towers
Theme
Fiddler on the Roof
If I were a Rich Man
Jesus Christ Superstar
I Don’t Know How to Love Him
Jurassic Parc
Theme
Les Misérables
Empty Chairs at Empty Tables
Master and Commander
Theme
Moulin Rouge
Come What May
My Fair Lady
I Could Have Danced All Night
Notting Hill
She
Phantom of the Opera
All I Ask of You
Pirates of the Caribbean
Theme
Poirot
Theme
Pride and Prejudice
Theme by Carl Davis
Rocky
Theme
Romeo and Juliet
Love Theme (A Time for Us)
Sound of Music
Edelweiss
Starwars
Theme
Superman
Theme
The Third Man
Harry Lime Theme
Wallace & Gromit
Theme
West Side Story
I Feel Pretty
Maria
One Hand One Heart
Somewhere
Tonight
Wizard of Oz
Somewhere over the Rainbow
Z Cars
Theme
== Disney ==
Beauty and the Beast
Be Our Guest
Jungle Book
The Bare Necessities
Lion King
Can You Feel the Love Tonight
== Jazz and Easy Listening ==
Ellington
It Don’t Mean a Thing
Gershwin
I Got Rhythm
Summertime
Glover-Kind
I Do Like to Be Beside the Seaside
Henderson
Black Bottom
Howard
Fly Me to the Moon
Iradier
La Paloma
Jones
It Had to be You
Joplin
Country Club
Maple Leaf Rag
Paragon Rag
Roseleaf Rag
The Entertainer
Kern
Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
Leigh and Collins
My Old Man (Cock Linnet)
Mancini
Moon River
Porter
Anything Goes
Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love)
Strayhorn
Take the ‘A’ Train
Weiss and Thiele (Louis Armstrong)
What a Wonderful World
== Traditional ==
Calon Lân
Myfanwy
Mae Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau
Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
Irish Washerwoman (“Irish Jig”)
Irish Sherry Suite
Greensleeves
Nearer my God to Thee
== Christmas ==
Angels, from the Realms of Glory
Away in a Manger
Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
God rest ye merry, gentlemen
Hark the Herald Angels Sing
I Heard the Bells
Jingle Bells
Joy to the World
O, Christmas Tree
Silent Night
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
== Classical ==
J.S. Bach
Air in D (Air on the G String)
Arioso
Brandenburg Concerto No. 3
Double Violin Concerto
Sheep May Safely Graze
Wachet Auf
Barber
Adagio for Strings
Bartok
Rumanian Folk Dances
Beethoven
Für Elise
Ode to Joy
Boccherini
Minuet and Trio from String Quintet in E
Theme from Master and Commander
Borodin
Notturno
Brahms
Hungarian Dance No. 5
Charpentier
Prelude from Te Deum
Chopin
Grande Valse Brilliante, Op. 18
Grande Valse Brillante Op. 34, No. 2
Valse Op. 70 No. 3
Clarke
Prince of Denmark's March (Trumpet Voluntary)
Debussy
Cake-Walk
Clair de Lune
Delibes
Flower Duet from Lakme
Dvorak
Humoresque
Largo from New World Symphony
Elgar
Chanson de Matin
Chanson de Nuit
Salut d’Amour
Gounod
Ave Maria
Grieg
Morning from Peer Gynt Suite
Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
La Rejouissance
Water Music Suites
Jenkins
Palladio
Mahler
Adagietto from Symphony No. 5
Mendelssohn
Wedding March
Monteverdi
Sinfonia and Final Duet from L’incoronazione di Poppea
Monti
Czardas
Mozart
Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate
Andante from Piano Concerto No. 21
Divertimento in D K. 156
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
String Quartet in C Major K. 157
Pachelbel
Canon in D
Gigue
Puccini
Nessun Dorma
Rimsky-Korsakov
Flight of the Bumble Bee
Schubert
Ave Maria
Schumann
Träumerei
Stanley
Trumpet Voluntary
Strauss
Blue Danube Waltz
Radetzky March
Tchaikovsky
Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Swan Lake Waltz
Waltz of the Flowers (from The Nutcracker)
Vivaldi
Largo from Winter (The Four Seasons)
Wagner
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our regular line up is as a violin and cello duo. We also have a 3 piece, trio option that includes an extra violin, or we can provide a 4 piece string quartet that includes the viola for larger occasions.

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know. We know that things never go quite to plan on the day and we can accommodate slight changes to running times just let us know on the day.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up the hour before we are required to play. Being only 2 it doesn't take much time!

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests enjoy the performance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event. Please let us know requests in advance of the day of the performance.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we provide all instruments, music and music stands. All we need are comfortable chairs to play on and a suitable area that gives us the room we need to perform so that your guests can enjoy!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, we are happy to accommodate up to 3 requests.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£320
Up to 2 hours£380
Up to 3 hours£440
Packages
Corporate Event/Meal2 musicians
Up to 3 hours playing before, during and after meal, or buffet with incidental music on cue as per the occasion warrants, i.e. in between award presentation, or during entry or exit of individuals or groups. Includes full liaison with venue.
£400
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Corporate Party Background Music
Up to 2 hours playing before, during and after meal, or buffet with incidental music on cue as per the occasion warrants, i.e. in between award presentation, or during entry or exit of individuals or groups. Includes full liaison with venue.
£400

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Ioan W, 29 days ago

We booked the duo to entertain us for my 50th birthday party with around 25 people coming along. From the moment they sat down Alexander and Mike entertained us! They were able to play my favourite tune, "Calon Lan" as a special request and we all sang along. Very much appreciated. Very accomplished musicians that played a variety of genre. Very personable and friendly musicians that I would thoroughly recommend for any party of people that appreciate good music.

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Anna H, 2 months ago

We booked the Arianne Duo for a small party to launch a new publication. We wanted something classy but with tunes that people were also likely to know. The music was perfect and created just the right atmosphere. Would not hesitate to recommend.