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Dolce Strings

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Dolce Strings is a Manchester & London - based duo/ trio / quartet and provides music for Weddings, Functions and Corporate Events.
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🏆"Encore's most booked string quartet of 2021 and 2022!" 🏆"2019 Award for Professional Excellence" - Chic Elite 🏆 "Best band of 2016" - PT Bookings Dolce Strings is a Manchester & London based String group - duo/ trio / quartet. 500+ performances since 2015. They specialise in live classical, pop, and jazz music for weddings, receptions, private parties, and corporate events throughout the UK. If you require tasteful, quality music for your special day or event, the Dolce string group will deliver it with a touch of class and individuality to make it a memorable day. The talented musicians will play Bach to the Beatles, Mozart to Motorhead, and have played with top names at top venues. These include: • Lewis Capaldi • Ed Sheeran • Gregory Porter • Ollie Murs. • Claire Teal, etc. Venues include: • the Royal Albert Hall • the Bridgewater Hall • The Sage at Gateshead • Royal Festival Hall • Liverpool Philharmonic Hall • Birmingham Symphony Hall • the Barbican Centre, etc. Dolce Strings is dedicated to ensuring the live musical experience for your special day or event, makes a memorable occasion and creates the atmosphere you desire. A note from the manager: "Hi, I'm Ines, the cellist of Dolce Strings. You just found the perfect string quartet for your wedding! We are talented and experienced musicians who will enhance your memorable day and awe your guests with our playing. And I will personally make sure the music chosen is perfectly tailored to your occasion! Throughout the process, you will deal with me directly. I look forward to hearing from you!"

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Classical, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Indie, Pop rock, Punk rock, Bollywood, Indian music, Jewish music, Spanish music, Tango
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Dolce Strings' Song list

Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s desiring
Bach – Air from Suite in D
Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Bizet – Aragonese from Carmen
Bizet – Les Toreadors from Carmen
Bizet – Seguidilla from Carmen
Bizet – Habanera from Carmen
Brahms – Theme from Symphony No. 1
Capua – O sole mio
Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
Debussy – The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Delibes – Flower Duet
Frank – Panic Angelicus
Handel – Hornpipe in D
Handel – Hornpipe in F
Handel – Water Music: Air in D
Handel – Water Music: Air in F
Handel – Water Music: Bourree in F
Handel – Water Music: Minuet in G minor
Handel – Water Music: Coro
Handel – Royal Fireworks Music
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – Largo from Xerxes
Mascagni – Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet – Meditation from Thais
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
Mouret – Roundeau
Mozart – Ave verum corpus
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 1st mov: Allegro
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 2nd mov: Romance
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 3rd mov: Menuetto & Trio
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik 4th mov: Rondo
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Piazzolla – Libertango
Puccini – O mio babbino caro
Saint Saens – The Swan
Schubert – Ave Maria
Strauss – Pizzicato Polka
Tchaikovsky – Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky – Waltz of the Flowers
Vivaldi – Spring from the Seasons
Vivaldi – Winter from the Seasons
Verdi – La Donna e mobile
Wagner – Wedding March
A million love songs - Take That
A thousand years - Christina Perri
Ain’t no mountain high enough
All of me - John Legend
All the small things - Blink 182
All you need is love - Beatles
Angels - Robbie Williams
Another one bites the dust - Queen
Apologise - One Republic
At last - Etta James
Bad Romance - Lady Gaga
Ben - Michael Jackson
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Blurred lines - Robin Thicke
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Call me maybe - Carly Rae Jepsen
Can’t take my eyes off you - Frankie Valli
Can’t help falling in love - Elvis Presley
Come on Eileen - Dexys Midnight Runners
Chandelier - Sia
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Cheap Thrills - Sia
Clocks - Coldplay
Counting Stars - One Republic
Crazy in love - Beyonce
Crazy little thing called love - Queen
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Despacito - Luis Fonsi
Don’t look back in anger - Oasis
Don’t stop believing - Journey
Don’t stop me now - Queen
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Every breath you take - The Police
Every teardrop is a waterfall - Coldplay
Everything I do - Bryant Adams
Eye of the Tiger - Queen
Fields of Gold - Sting
Final Countdown - Europe
Fireflies - Own City
Firework - Katy Perry
Fix you - Coldplay
Flashlight - Jessie J
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Galway girl - Ed Sheeran
Get back - The Beatles
God only knows - The Beach Boys
Greatest Day - Take That
Hall of Fame - The Script
Halleluja - Jeff Buckley
Halo - Beyonce
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Havana - Camilla Cabello
Hello - Adele
Here comes the Sun - Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Hey brother - Avicci
Highway to hell - ACDC
Hold my hand - Jess Glyne
Hoppipolla - Sigur Ros
How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
Hotel California - The Eagles
I don’t wanna miss a thing - Aerosmith
I feel good - James Brown
I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
I got rhythm - Gershwin
I want to hold your hand - The Beatles
I want you back - The Jacksons
I will always love you - W. Huston
I’m yours - Jason Mraz
Imagine - John Lennon
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder
It must be love - Madness
It’s all about you - Mcfly
It’s my live - Bon Jovi
Johnny B. Goode - Chuck Berry
Just dance - Lady Gaga
Just give me a reason - Pink
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Kids - MGMT
Love and Marriage - Frank Sinatra
Life - Ludovico Enaudi
Live on Mars - David Bowie
Love on top - Beyoncé
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Love yourself - Justin Bieber
Make you feel my love - Adele
Mamma mia - ABBA
Mardy Bum - Arctic Monkeys
Marry you - Bruno Mars
Money - ABBA
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
My Girl - The Temptations
Nothing else matters - Metallica
One day like this - Elbow
Otherside - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Palladio - Jenkins
Paradise - Coldplay
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Please, please, please - The Smiths
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Rather be - Clean Bandit
Rehab - Amy Winehouse
Rock around the clock - Bill Haley
Rockabye - Clean Bandit
Rolling in the deep - Adele
Royals - Lorde
Rude - Magic
Rule the world - Take that
Say a little prayer - Aretha Franklin
The Scientist - Coldplay
Secrets - One Republic
Señorita - Camila Cabello
Set fire to the rain - Adele
Sex on fire - Kings of Leon
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
She’s the one - Robbie Williams
Shut up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Signed, sealed, delivered - Stevie Wonder
Sky full of stars - Coldplay
Skyfall - Adele
Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana
Smoke on the water - Deep Purple
Smooth criminal - Michael Jackson
Somebody to love - Queen
Someone you loved - Lewis Capaldi
Something stupid - Frank Sinatra
Somewhere over the rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Stairway to heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stay with me - Sam Smith
Starlight - Muse
Stay - Rhianna
Stitches - Shawn Mendes
Strangers in the night - Frank Sinatra
Stronger - Kelly Clarkson
Sway Cherry Pink - Ruiz Louiguy
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns and Roses
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Summertime - Gershwin
Take me to church - Hozier
Thank you for the music - ABBA
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Titanium - David Guetta
Toxic - Britney Spears
Time of your life - Green Day
Unconditionally - Katy Perri
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
Wake me up - Avicci
Wake me up when September ends - Greenday
Walking on Sunshine - Katrina & the waves
We found love - Rihanna
What a wonderful world - L.Armstrong
Whatever - Oasis
When I was your man - Bruno Mars
Who wants to live forever - Queen
With or without you - U2
Without you - David Guetta
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yellow - Coldplay
Yesterday - Beatles
You Got the Love - Florence & the Machine
You’re beautiful - James Blunt
You’re my best friend - Queen
bad guy - Billie Eilish
Dancing on my own - Robyn
Diamonds - Rhianna
Girls like you - Maroon 5
In my blood - Shawn Mendes
Material Girl - Madonna
Sign of the times - Harry Styles
Spring 1. 2012 - Max Richter
thank you, next - Ariana Grande
What about us - P!nk
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
A million dreams - Greatest Showman
A whole new world - Aladdin
Accidentally in love - Shrek
All I ask of you - Phantom of the Opera
Amapola - Once upon a time in America
The Bare Necessities - Jungle  Book
Be our guest - Beauty and the Beast
Book of Love theme - Peter Gabriel
Can you feel the love tonight - Lion King
Circle of life - Lion King
Concerning Hobbits - Lord of the  Rings
Ecstasy of gold - Ennio Morricone
Everybody’s Free - Romeo & Juliet
The Entertainer
Friend like me - Aladdin
Gabriel’s Oboe - Ennio Morricone
Game of Thrones Theme
Ghostbusters Theme
Godfather Love Theme
Harry Potter Medley
I dreamed a dream - Mamma Mia
I’ll be there for you - Friends
I see the Light - Tangled
Into the unknown - Frozen
James Bond Theme
Jurassic Park Theme
Kiss the girl - The little mermaid
Kissing you - Des’ree
La vie en rose - Edith Piaf
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Moon River - Breakfast at Tiffany’s
My heart will go on - From Titanic
Never enough - Greatest Showman
Part of your world - Little mermaid
Pirates of the Caribbean Medley
Portuguese Love Theme - Love Actually
Pretty Woman
Rewrite the stars - Greatest Showman
Schindler’s List Theme
Singing in the Rain
Sunrise, sunset - Fiddler on the Roof
Tale as old as time - Beauty and the Beast
Tango “Por una cabeza” - Carlos Gardel
The Rains of Castamere - Game of Thrones
This is me - Greatest Showman
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Tonight - West Side Story
Time of my life - Dirty Dancing
Under the sea - Little Mermaid
You’ve got a friend in me - Juggle Book
Your Song - Moulin Rouge
Aye Ho Meri Zindagi me
Balle Balle
Beegey Hont
Dheere Dheere
Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain
Ek Ladki ko Dekha
Ghal aaja sonja
Jai Ho
Kabhie Kabhie
Kabootar Ja Ja Ja
Kal ho na ho
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Main Yahaan Hoon
Mein huu na
Monsoon Wedding Theme
Pehli Nazar Mein
Tera Meri Pyar Mein
Teri Ore
Tere Liye
Tumhi Dekho Naa
Ballydesmond polka
Black Velvet Band
Danny Boy
Finnegan's Wake
Girl I left behind me
Jug of Punch
Lady of Knock
Maggie in the woods polka
Molly Malone
Seven drunken nights
She moved through the fair
St. Anne's Reel
The Chronos Reel
The Gold ring jig
The Irish Rover
The Rights of man hornpipe
The Wild Rover
Top of the cork road jig
Whiskey in the Jar
Chosen Kale Mazel Tov
Dona, dona
Hava Nagilah
Kuando El Rey Nimrod
Lecha Dodi
Mayim Mayim
Oif'n Pripetshok
Siman Tov Mazel Tov
Tzena, trena, tzena
Yedid Nefesh
All I want for Christmas is my two front teeth
Away in a Manger
Carol of the Bells
The Christmas Waltz
The Coventry Carol
Deck the Halls
Ding Dong Merrily on High
The first Nowell
God rest ye Merry Gentlemen
Good Christian Men Rejoice
Good King Wenceslas
Hark, the Herald Angels sing
The Holly and the Ivy
I saw three Ships
I’ll be home for Christmas
In the Bleak Midwinter
It came upon a Midnight Clear
Jingle Bells
Joy of the World
Let it snow! Let it snow! Let it snow!
The little drummer boy
O Come All ye Faithful
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
O Christmas Tree
O little Town of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David’s City
Silent Night
The twelve days of Christmas
Twinkle, twinkle, little star
We three Kings
What Child is this?
While Shepherds Watched
We wish you a Merry Chirstmas
Winter Wonderland
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

They love our own arrangements of the newest songs - because they've never heard a string quartet version before!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Litterally all sorts, from castles and palaces to small theatres or private houses.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Beyoncé 😊

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

We have filmed for a BBC 1 TV series and appeared on Sky News.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we have soloist, duo, trio, quartet options.

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

We will do our best to accommodate. Please let us know as soon as possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

10 minutes

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

Yes. If your favourite song isn't in our set list we are happy to learn it for you for a small fee.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. Please speak with us if you have any special requests.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. We make our own arrangements :)

Dolce Strings' Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£1150
Up to 2 hours£1150
Up to 3 hours£1300
String Trio - Drinks Reception Only (or Wedding Meal Only)3 musicians
Our string trio will perform up to 2 hours of music during your drinks reception. Instead, we can also perform 2 hours of music during your wedding meal.
Ceremony + Drinks Reception (trio)3 musicians
This is our most popular wedding package! Our string trio will cover: - 30 minutes of music pre-ceremony, to welcome your guests as they arrive and sit down. - Music during your ceremony: 1x Entrance song 2 or 3x Songs while signing the register 1x Exit song - Plus a hour of music post-ceremony during your drinks reception We can also play for longer during your drinks reception (e.g. 2 hours), please get in touch to receive a personalised quote!
Ceremony + Drinks Reception (quartet)4 musicians
This wedding package includes: - 30 minutes of music pre-ceremony, to welcome your guests as they arrive and sit down. - Music during your ceremony: 1x Entrance song 2 or 3x Songs while signing the register 1x Exit song - Plus a hour of music post-ceremony during your drinks reception We can also play for longer during your drinks reception (e.g. 2 hours), please get in touch to receive a personalised quote!
String Quartet - Drinks Reception Only (or Wedding Meal Only)4 musicians
Our string quartet will perform up to 2 hours of music during your drinks reception. Instead, we can also perform 2 hours of music during your wedding meal.
Corporate Event4 musicians
Our string quartet will perform 3x45 minute sets at your corporate or private event. We can also perform as a string trio or string duo. Our full repertoire is available for all options.


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Dolce Strings' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Lorna M
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic!

Janelle S
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic! Amazing communication from the start and just a mind-blowing repetoire! I had so many of my ceremony guests tell me that they loved the pre-ceremony music and couldn’t wait to hear what song would be played next! Everything was so perfect from song suggestions to arrivals and overall professionalism! We’d definitely book Dolce Strings for another event and can highly recommended!!

Miranda B
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Jessica L
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic! Not only were they great when performing, they were also very easy to deal with ahead of the event. We were able to choose which songs we’d like playing, which meant it was more personalised. Couldn’t recommend them enough!

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From other customers:

Kathryn K
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Swillings Ln
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5 out of 5

We hired a string duo from Dolce strings to play to welcome our guests, during our ceremony and post ceremony. They were absolutely flawless. They made my boho-bridgerton wedding dreams come true. They learned quite an obscure song for us for my entrance song and I’ll never forget the feeling when I heard it when I was about to enter the ceremony room, I’m so grateful to them for that moment! Also, hearing such a gorgeous rendition of ‘wildest dreams’ by Taylor Swift when we were signing the register is now one of my top life moments! An absolute dream and pleasure to communicate with and the best decision we made for our wedding day - if you are on the fence about whether you need a string duo/quartet at your wedding, get off it! You definitely do and you need these lovely, insanely talented people! Thank you so much

Rachel V
4 years ago, for a Wedding in United Kingdom
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5 out of 5

We hired Dolce strings for our wedding. Prior to the day they were easy to contact and answered all our queries. On the day they played beautifully in the ceremony and after the ceremony. Many thanks, Rachel and Sam

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