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London’s foremost string quartet for hire. With 18+ years of experience providing music for all kinds of events, we have a vast repertoire.
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The Crystal Palace Quartet are in the UK's premier league of string quartets, providing top quality entertainment on stages worldwide for over eighteen years. Based in London, the quartet will travel to wherever you or your clients require first-class musical performances: for corporate functions, weddings, civil partnerships, TV shows, studio recordings, cruises, concerts, or any other kind of events. The members of the quartet are all active London freelance musicians and regularly play for orchestras including the English Chamber Orchestra, London Philharmonic, Philharmonia, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Soloists of Covent Garden, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, English National Opera, Camerata of London and City of London Sinfonia.

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Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Light music, Pop, Covers, Rock, Classic rock, Britpop, Jewish music, Bollywood, Ragtime, Swing, Pop rock, Tango, Spanish music, Indian music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Easy listening, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Alternative rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, Hawaiian music, Italian music, Klezmer, Scottish music, Ska
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Crystal Palace String Quartet's Song list

Albinoni Sinfonia a Quattro
Bach Air in D (Air on the G string)
Bach Badinerie
Bach Brandenburg Concerto No.3
Bach Christmas Oratorio (selections)
Bach Double Violin Concerto
Bach Italian Concerto
Bach Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Awake)
Boccherini Minuetto, Ballo Tedesco, Larghetto, Minuetto, Spanish Dance
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Corelli Concerto Grosso in G
Corelli Menuetto in F
Corelli Two Correntes
Fiore Little Symphony
Geminiani Concerto Grosso in F
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel Concerto Grosso in C
Handel Lascia Ch‘io Pianga (Rinaldo)
Handel Royal Fireworks Music (Overture, La Réjouissance)
Handel Water Music (Air, Bourrée, Hornpipe, Menuet, Rigaudon, Hornpipe)
Mouret Rondeau
Pachelbel Canon in D
Purcell The Old Bachelor
Purcell Pavane
Purcell Two Rondeaux (Abdelazar, The Fairy Queen)
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Rameau Gavotte
Tartini Symphony in D
Telemann Six Minuets
Vivaldi Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter
Vivaldi Concerto for two violins in C
Vivaldi Concerto for two violins in F
Vivaldi Concerto for two violins & cello in F
Vivaldi Violin concerto in a minor
Vivaldi Violin concerto in G
This is just a sample, please ask if there's something you'd like!
Arriaga String Quartet No.1
Beethoven Andante (Symphony No.1)
Beethoven Für Elise
Beethoven Ode to Joy
Beethoven String Quartet in F Op.18 No.1 "Romeo and Juliet"
Beethoven String Quartet in c minor Op.18 No.4
Beethoven String Quartet in f minor op.95 "Serioso"
Haydn String Quartet Op.33 No.1
Haydn String Quartet Op.33 No.2 "The Joke"
Haydn String Quartet Op.64 No.5 "Lark"
Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No.2 "Fifths"
Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No.3 "Emperor"
Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.4 "Sunrise"
Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.5
Haydn String Quartet Op.77 No.1 "Compliments"
Haydn Serenade
Mozart Alleluja (Exsultate, Jubilate)
Mozart Ave Verumzart String Quartet in C K.157
Mozart String Quartet in B flat K.458 "Hunt"
Mozart String Quartet in D K.575 "Prussian"
Ask us if there's something you'd like that's not on this list!
Bach-Gounod Ave Maria
Barber Adagio for strings
Beethoven Moonlight Sonata
Bizet Carmen Entracte
Bizet Carmen: Overture (March)
Borodin Polovtsian Dance No.1
Borodin String Quartet No.2
Brahms Hungarian Dances Nos. 4, 5, 8
Britten Simple Symphony
Chopin Raindrop Prélude
Debussy Clair de Lune
Dvorak Humoreske
Dvorak String Quartet Op.96 "American"
Dvorak String Quartets Op.54 & Op.105
Dvorak Slavonic Dances
Elgar Chanson de Matin
Elgar Chanson de Nuit
Elgar Nimrod (Enigma Variations)
Elgar Salut d'Amour
Elgar Serenade for Strings
Franck Panis Angelicus
Grieg Elegaic Melodies
Grieg Morning (Peer Gynt)
Grieg Holberg Suite (selections)
Grieg Wedding Day at Trodlhaugen
Holst St Paul's Suite
Kreisler Schön Rosmarin
Kreisler Sicilienne and Rigaudon
Liszt Nocturne from Liebesträume
Mendelssohn On Wings of Song
Mendelssohn String quartet No. 1 in Eb
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Nyman String Quartet No.2
Pärt Fratres
Pärt Summa
Puccini Crisantemi
Rachmaninoff Vocalise
Ravel Bolero
Ravel Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte
Ravel String Quartet
Respighi Italiana (Ancient Airs & Dances)
Rimsky-Korsakoff Dance of the Tumblers (Snow Maiden)
Rubinstein Melody in F
Saint-Saëns The Swan
Schubert Ave Maria
Schubert Marche Militaire
Schubert String Quartet in a "Rosamunde"
Schubert String Quartet in d "Death and the Maiden"
Schubert String Quartet in Eb
Schumann String Quartet No.3
Shostakovich String Quartet No.3
Shostakovich String Quartet No.8
Tchaikovsky Andante Cantabile (String Quartet No.1)
Tchaikovsky Romance in F
Tchaikovsky Serenade for Strings
Tchaikovsky Song Without Words
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Suite
Webber Pie Jesu
Yepes Jeux Interdits
We can play anything with enough notice!
Albeniz Spanish Dance (Tango)
Anderson Blue Tango
Bartok Romanian Dances
Copland Hoe-Down (Rodeo)
Dvorak Slavonic Dance No.8
Gardel Por Una Cabeza (Tango)
Keating Tea Dance (Tango, Foxtrot, Waltz, Charleston)
Leutwiler Spanish Serenade
Mancini Pie In The Face Polka
Monti Czardas
Rodriguez La Cumparsita (Tango)
Strauss Blue Danube Waltz
Strauss Emperor Waltz
Strauss Radetzky March
Strauss Tales from the Vienna Woods
Six Argentinian Tangos
Tchaikovsky Waltz and Scene from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers (Nutcracker)
This list is just a sample, please ask for anything you might like
Arlen Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz)
Badelt Pirates of the Caribbean Theme
Badly Drawn Boy I Love NYE (About a Boy)
Barry Goldfinger
Barry I Had a Farm in Africa (Out of Africa)
Barry James Bond Theme
Bassey Diamonds are Forever
Bernstein One Hand, One Heart
Bernstein New York, New York (On the Town)
Bernstein West Side Story Medley
Bock If I Were A Rich Man
Bock Sunrise Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
Burgon Brideshead Revisited Theme
Caesar Tea for Two
di Capua O Sole Mio
Cory I Left My Heart In San Francisco
Delibes Flower Duet
Dudley Jeeves & Wooster
Hammerstein Lover Come Back To Me
Horner Titanic theme
Hupfeld As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
M. Jarre Doctor Zhivago (Lara's theme)
M. Jarre Theme from Lawrence of Arabia
Jenkins Palladio
Lloyd Webber Any Dream Will Do (Joseph)
Lloyd Webber Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Evita)
Lloyd Webber Love Changes Everything
Lloyd Webber Memory (Cats)
Luhrmann Song from Moulin Rouge
Mancini Baby Elephant Walk (Hatari)
Mancini Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Mancini Pink Panther
Mascagni Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)
Massenet Meditation (Thais)
Morricone Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission)
Morricone The Good the Bad & the Ugly
Mozart Queen of the Night Aria (Die Zauberflöte)
Offenbach Barcarolle (Tales of Hoffmann)
Offenbach Can-Can
Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro
Puccini Nessun Dorma
Puccini Vissi d’Arte
Rodgers My Favourite Things & Sound of Music medley
Rodgers Oh What a Beautiful Morning (Oklahoma!)
Rota The Godfather
Schönberg I Dreamed a Dream (Les Misérables)
Sullivan A Wandering Minstrel I (Mikado)
Sullivan I Am the Very Model of a Modern Major General (Pirates)
Sullivan Three Little Maids (Mikado)
Verdi Brindisi (La Traviata)
Verdi La Donna e Mobile (Rigoletto)
Verdi Overture to Forza del Destino (Stella Artois ad)
Warbeck Pelaggia's Song (Captain Corelli's Mandolin)
Williams Imperial March (Star Wars)
Williams Schindler's List
Other popular tunes from Broadway & West End shows - ask us!
A-ha Take on Me
Abba Waterloo
Adele Make you feel my love
Aerosmith I Don't Want To Miss A Thing
Andersson I do, I do, I do, I do
Andersson Mamma Mia
Atack/Turner Kissing you (Love theme from Romeo & Juliet)
Aznavour She
Beach Boys God Only Knows
Beach Boys Good Vibrations
Beach Boys Wouldn't It Be Nice
Beatles All You Need is Love
Beatles Eight Days A Week
Beatles Eleanor Rigby
Beatles Good Day Sunshine
Beatles Hey Jude
Beatles In My Life
Beatles Let It Be
Beatles Michelle
Beatles Norwegian Wood
Beatles Penny Lane
Beatles When I’m Sixty-Four
Beatles Yesterday
Bee Gees How Deep Is Your Love
Bee Gees Islands In The Stream
Ben E King Stand By Me
Berryman/Buckland Viva la Vida
Beyoncé Crazy in Love
Beyoncé Halo
Beyoncé Love on Top
Billie Eilish Bad Guy
Bocelli/Dion The Prayer
Bublé Everything
Carpenters We've only just begun
Carpenters Yesterday Once More
Chappell Paddington Bear
Christina Perri A Thousand Years
Cohen You give me something
Coldplay Clocks
Coldplay Fix You
Coldplay Yellow
Damien Rice The Blower’s Daughter
Denver Annie's Song
Depeche Mode Enjoy the Silence
Des’ree Kissing You
Earth Wind and Fire September
Ed Sheeran Perfect
Elbow One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding How Long Will I Love You
Ellie Goulding Love Me Like You Do
ELO Mr Blue Sky
Elton John Your Song
Elvis Presley Can't Help Falling In Love
Eva Cassidy Fields of Gold
Fleetwood Mac Everywhere
Florence + The Machine You've Got The Love
Gallagher Whatever
Guns 'n' Roses Sweet Child O' Mine
Guns 'n' Roses November Rain
Hamlisch Nobody does it better
Idle Always Look on the Bright Side of Life
Jenkins Palladio
John Denver Annie’s Song
John Legend All of Me
Josh Groban You Raise Me Up
Kate Bush This Woman's Work
Keane Somewhere Only We Know
Kent Bring me Sunshine
Kinks Waterloo Sunset
Kiss God Gave Rock And Roll To You
Kris Bowers Bridgerton Main Theme
Labi Siffre It Must Be Love (Madness)
Lady Gaga Pokerface
Led Zeppelin Stairway to Heaven
Lerner/Loewe On The Street Where You Live
Lightbody Chasing Cars
Lou Reed Perfect Day
Maroon 5 Girls Like You
Mars Marry You
McCartney & Wings My Love
McVie Songbird
Mel C. Northern Star
Metallica Hero Of The Day
Monkees We're The Monkees
Nick Cave The Ship Song
Neil Diamond Sweet Caroline
Oasis Whatever
Oasis Wonderwall
Owen/Barlow Rule the World
Peter Gabriel Solsbury Hill
Pharrell Williams Happy
Pinkard Sweet Georgia Brown
Pixies Here Comes Your Man
Plain White T’s Hey There Delilah
Prieto The Wedding
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen Somebody To Love
Ramones Baby I Love You
Rolling Stones Jumpin' Jack Flash
Rolling Stones Satisfaction
Sam Smith Latch
Status Quo Caroline
Stereophonics Handbags and Gladrags
Stevie Wonder I Just Called To Say I Love You
Sting Fields of Gold
Sting Roxanne
Take That Greatest Day
Taylor Swift Love Story
Taylor Swift Wildest Dreams
The Cure Just Like Heaven
The Darkness I Believe in a Thing Called Love
The Farm All Together Now
The Verve Bittersweet Symphony
Tina Turner Simply The Best
Tory Amos A Sorta Fairytale
U2 Beautiful Day
U2 With Or Without You
We can play just about anything you might like, please ask!
Anderson Belle of the Ball
Anderson Fiddle Faddle
Anderson Forgotten Dreams
Anderson Horse and Buggy
Anderson Jazz Legato
Anderson Jazz Pizzicato
Anderson Plink, Plank, Plunk
Anderson Sandpaper Ballet
Anderson Serenata
Anderson Sleigh Ride
Anderson Syncopated Clock
Anderson The Typewriter
Anderson The Waltzing Cat
Berlin Alexander's Ragtime Band
Donaldson Makin’ Whoopee
Duke Ellington It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing)
Duke Ellington Satin Doll
Duke Ellington Sophisticated Lady
Duke Ellington Take the 'A' Train
Fats Waller Ain't Misbehavin
GershwinA Foggy Day
Gershwin Embraceable You
Gershwin I Got Rhythm
Gershwin Love Walked In
Gershwin Promenade ("Walking the Dog")
Gershwin Someone to Watch Over Me
Gershwin Summertime
Gershwin The Man I Love
Gershwin They Can't Take That Away From Me
Howard Fly Me to the Moon
Hupfeld As Time Goes By
Jobim The Girl from Ipanema
Jones It Had To Be You
Joplin Country Club
Joplin Euphonic Sounds
Joplin Heliotrope Bouquet
Joplin Maple Leaf Rag
Joplin New Rag
Joplin Paragon Rag
Joplin Pineapple Rag
Keane Somewhere Only We Know
Ledbetter Cottonfields
Nat King Cole Let's Face the Music
Nat King Cole Unforgettable
PorterAnything Goes
Porter Every Time We Say Goodbye
Porter I Get a Kick Out of You
Portern Just One of Those Things
Porter Let’s Do It
Porter Night and Day
Porter What is this Thing Called Love
PorterYou're the Top
Strayhorn Chelsea Bridge
Thiele What a Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
Van Heusen Love and Marriage
Warren At Last (Etta James)
Warren That's Amore
Warren Pasadena
We're flexible and can play just about anything you could imagine!
British Isles:
Cock Linnet
Irish Sherry
Molly on the Shore
Ye Bonnie Banks 'n' Braes
Many more, please ask us!
Bollywood songs:
Aye Ho Meri Zindagi Mi
Balle Balle (Bride and Prejudice)
Dheere Dheere
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Ghar Aaja Sonja
Kabhi Kabhie
Kal ho Na ho - theme tune
Mein Huu Na
Monsoon Wedding - title theme
Teri Meri Pyar Mein
Teri Ore
We can arrange anything, just ask!
Full Moon, Blooming Flowers
Tian Mi Mi
Wide selection of hymns and carols – please ask
Chosen Kallah Mazel Tov
Dodi Li
Erev Shel Shoshanim
Hava Nagilah
Siman Tov and Mazel Tov
Gipsy Song
Amazing Grace
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot
Folk Tunes
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Too many to list here! We have performed at a wide variety of events for audiences that have included past and current presidents, prime ministers, ambassadors and senior royalty.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, our lineup is normally a string quartet of two violins, viola and cello but we can also play as a string trio or duo, and also provide solo instrumentalists for your event. Larger groups are also possible!

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

We are extremely flexible and can accommodate most requests to change timings.

How much time do you need to set up?

We are usually set up in about ten minutes, but aim to arrive at least half an hour prior to the performance.

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

Clients usually leave the majority of the choices to us, as we're really experienced in judging the mood and style of an event and choosing songs & pieces in the moment. You can of course select anything from our set list, and we can also make arrangements of your favourite songs.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we just need you to provide armless chairs, adequate space to perform and shelter from the elements.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, we can play just about anything you might desire for your event.

Crystal Palace String Quartet's Prices

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Up to 2 hours£950
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Crystal Palace String Quartet's Reviews

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Alex M
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Very good - would recommend.

Joseph W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely superb. Added a wonderful atmosphere to our wedding breakfast - numerous guests commented on the quality of the playing and excellent choice of pieces. Many thanks indeed!

Jacqueline C
5 years ago
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4.8 out of 5

Lots of comments from guests on beautiful music

Anthony M
5 years ago
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5 out of 5

Great group. Arrived in good time dealing when travelling when there was massive disruption due to the cycle race. Great repertoire and musicality. Sorry that, as the host, I didn't have more time to sit down and listen to them more!

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From other customers:

Natalie B
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Chelmsford CM3 1JP
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5 out of 5

A massive thank you to the Crystal Palace Quartet for making our wedding truly special on Friday 30th They sounded incredible - and were everything we could have ever asked for.

Cap G
5 years ago


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