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Giardino Strings

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About Giardino Strings

String quartet
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million
Giardino Strings was founded in 2000 by David Giardino who studied under Italy’s leading violinist Riccardo Brengola in Rome.

Giardino Strings was founded in 2000 by David Giardino who studied under Italy’s leading violinists Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Alberto Fiore. David has extensive professional experience and his credits include Rome Opera House, London Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Soloists, Cunard Cruise Liners and he is also a session musician for the BBC. Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe. The group specialises in professional music engagements, weddings, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and weddings. The group is especially versatile and can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, octet or chamber orchestra depending on your request or budget requirements. The group’s repertoire of strings arrangements is the largest in the UK ranging from classical to jazz, pop, soul, Bollywood, folk, Jewish and Israeli. The group can also arrange your favourite playlists to be performed at your special event if not already in their extensive collection. Giardino Booking Agency was established in 2010 to support the burgeoning Giardino String groups and is now an established organisation specialising in a wide range of musical acts such as harpists, function bands, opera singers, Chazan, solo musicians, magicians and speciality acts. The agency offers a wide range of packages and planning support for all musical accompaniments that are required for your special event. The agency will work with you to ensure that every detail from arrangement and amplification to seating and costume is to your specification to provide a tailored and seamless musical experience for any occasion.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Arabic, Asian music, Bollywood, Flamenco, Greek music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Russian music, Spanish music, Tango, Light music, Top 40, Disco, Covers, Acoustic, Pop, Ambient pop, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, 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, Gypsy jazz
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Event types:
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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

POP COVERS ARRANGED FOR
STRINGS: Duo, Trio, Quartet
A thousand years - Christina Perri
Addicted to you - Avicii
Adore you - Miley Cyrus
All about that bass - Meghan Trainor
All my life - Kc and Jojo
All my love - Led Zeppelin
All of me - John Legend
Animals - Mattew Garrix
Applause - Lady Gaga
At last -Beyonce/Etta James
Atlas - Coldplay
Best day of my life - American Authors
Birthday - Katy Perry
Blurred lines - Robin Thicke
Boom clap - Charli XCX
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John
Chandelier - Sia
Counting stars - One Republic
Dangerous - David Guetta
Dark horse - Katy Perry
Demons - Imagine Dragons
Do you realize? - The Flaming Lips
Do you want to build a snowman? F. OST
Dust clears - Clean Bandit
Games of thrones
Gate 21 - Serj Tankian
God put a smile upon your face - Coldplay
Going under - Evanescence
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Happy Xmas (War is over) John Lennon
Hero - Mariah Carey
Hey brother - Avicii
Home - Philip Philips
I believe I can fly - R. Kelly
I believe in you and me - Whitney Houston
I was made for lovinʼ you - Kiss
Iʼm yours - Jason Mraz
Karma police - Radiohead
Kissing you - Desʼree
Let her go - Passanger
Let it go - Frozen
Let me go - Avril Lavigne
Letʼs get it on - Marvin Gaye
Locked out of heaven - Bruno Mars
Love runs out - One Republic
Lovers in Japan - Coldplay
Moon dance - The Corpse Bride Danny Elfman
Once upon a dream - Lana Del Rey
Other side - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pompeii - Bastille
Problem - Ariana Grande
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Ribbon in the shy - Stevie Wonder
River flows in you - Yiruma
Royals - Lorde
Rude - Magic!
Safe and sound - Capital Cities
Sail - Awolnation
Say something - A great bid world
Shade of cool - Lana Del Rey
Shake it off - Taylor Swift
Sheʼs a rainbow - Rolling Stones
Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana
Smile - Uncle Kracker
Someone like you - Adele
Song for Sienna - Brian Crain
Starway to heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stay - Rihanna
Stay with me - Sam Smith
Summer - Calvin Harris
Summertime sadness - Lana Del Rey
Sweeter than fiction - Taylor Swift
Thank you - Led Zeppelin
The Fox - Ylvis
The Walking Dead main title
The way - Ariana Grande
The wedding song - Danny Elfman
Toxic - Britney Spears
Unconditionally - Katy Perry
Venus - Lady Gaga
Wake me up - Avicii
We can't stop - Miley Cyrus
What now - Rihanna
White dress - Ben Rector
Wrecking ball - Miley Cirus
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Classical String Quartet - 2 violins, 1 viola, 1 cello. Classical String Trio - 2 violins, 1 cello. Classical String Duo: violin & cello OR 2 violins. Solo violinist.

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.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 to 1.5 hours before the performance time. If a PA is booked, as soon as it is set up we can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for our live performance!

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 music and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! We provide music and music stands to play acoustically. A set of armless chairs should be set up for us by the venue manager.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Perhaps the energy we put in each piece that we play? We are all professional musicians and tremendously enjoy performing classical to pop songs. We update our repertoire on a monthly basis, so be sure to ask for our updated list of pop covers!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The group has been established since 2000. We have performed at all the London's major hotels including The Landmark, The Dorchester, Grosvenor House, Claridges, The Savoy, Hiltons, Sofitel, Novotel, Marriott, Meridian Grand, The Willows, and many more... We also cover the whole of the South East and South West of England but we also operate Nationwide.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

The most influential classical string quartet was the Alban Berg! Among the pop stars, we love Two Cellos, The Piano Guys, Tina Guo, David Garrett, Vanessa Mae, Bond String Quartet, Escala Quartet and Vitamin String Quartet. We have made transcriptions of some of the most popular arrangements of these great artists on clients' requests.

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

Cartier - Saudi Arabia (February 2019).

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£700
Up to 2 hours£850
Up to 3 hours£950
Available services
PA for 200
+£100

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Venetia S, 6 days ago

I wanted something different from a quartet for my 40th birthday and Giardino definitely provided that! There were very flexible considering it was a last minute booking and curated a great song list from both my requests and their repertoire. My guests were very impressed with the talented quartet. Unfortunately, what was intended to be an outdoor event had to be moved indoors due to rain. However, Giardino helped to lift the mood with popular renditions. They were a great addition to my birthday event and I would definitely recommend them if you are looking to add something special. Thanks again!

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Ariana A, 2 months ago

Always professional, sensationally talented and a pleasure to work with. We had amazing feedback from guests and our client - thank you again! Will continue working together for sure

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Carrie M, 4 months ago

Charming Wonderful and totally professional 100% sure that I will use these wonderful musicians again.Thank you so much

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Louise C, 5 months ago

Our experience was great! The group played beautifully at our wedding, we had many compliments from our guests. My only regret is that I kept getting dredged away and would have lived to listen to them more!

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Zuheb A, 2 years ago

"An absolutely delightful team. We hired the string quartet for our registry and reception. They played flawlessly and beautifully. Their music really added that spark of magic to the ceremony. David and the team took all of our requests - from what we needed them to play, what room they needed to move to, what alterations we required in the songs arrangement etc. They arrived on time, dressed to perfection. They took the time to congratulate us on the wedding. They took part in some of the fun of the wedding too, which was really nice to see. They played such a key part of the wedding, I wish we could do it all over again."

David D

They were brilliant, David and his band were the icing on our cake we are truly grateful. Thank you.

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