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Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians
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Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe. What could be more special, more memorable, and more stylish than to have some of London’s finest string players perform at your event? And what could be more unforgettable than to have the music you love performed in such a way that you and your guests will leave feeling enchanted? 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 Strings comprises only the finest players currently active on the London music scene, all of whom have graduated from some of the world’s finest conservatoires (London’s Royal Academy and Royal College, to name just two), and all of whom are vibrant, creative artists in their own right. High-profile clients of the group to-date include: • HRH The Queen • Sir Evelyn Robert Adrian de Rothschild • Michael Abraham Levy • Baron Levy and venues at which Giardino Strings have performed include: • The Parliament • The Grosvenor • The Dorchester • Claridges • The Gibson Hall • Eltham Palace • Kew Gardens • The Savoy • The Lansdowne Club and recently • RAAS Devigarh in Udaipur. 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. If you’re looking for punctual and non-fuss performers, as well as technically flawless performances that give you and your guests the ‘wow’ factor, then Giardino Strings has a proven track record of impressing clients time and time again (see our Encore reviews). Get in touch now to discuss your ideas and requirements! As well as the traditional string quartet, we also offer: STRING DUO A traditionally harmonious paring for smaller spaces or smaller budgets, the Classical String Duo is an elegant reduction of our quartet ideal for proposals, rehearsal dinners, cocktail parties, restaurants, champagne receptions and of course weddings. The Classical String Duo are most appropriate for quieter, more reserved settings though they are still loud enough to play over a noisy gathering or a windy garden party. While specialising in traditionally classical music the Duo also have a strong Jewish repertoire with Israeli dancing as well as Bollywood music. As with our other groups, the Duo are also able to rehearse and perform any requests for your special event – we always love a challenge! The Duo are ideal for weddings as they can fit into smaller spaces for the service, can play outdoors during the photographs to keep your guests entertained, and take no time to set up at the reception before your guests begin to arrive. Many of our wedding packages are designed with continuity and ease in mind so please see the ‘Wedding Entertainment’ page for more options. Design your own pair! Whether you want two violins, a violin and a cello, a violin and a harp, the Strings Duo option is fully flexible according to your requirements. Our Duo will dress to brief and can master your favourite playlist no matter the content! STRING TRIO The additional instrument makes the Trio a more rousing, profound sound compared to our delicate duo or majestic classical string quartet. The Classical String Trio arrangement is still able to perform in smaller spaces and retains the flexibility of a Classical String Duo which is ideal for weddings, receptions, garden parties or corporate events. While specialising in traditionally classical music the Trio also have a strong Jewish music repertoire with Israeli dancing as well as Bollywood and popular music. As with our other groups, the Trio are also able to rehearse and perform any requests for your special event – we always love a challenge! Design your own Trio! Whether you want the traditional violin, viola and cello amalgamation or an alternative arrangement our Strings Trio option is fully flexible whatever your desired combination. Our Trio will dress to brief and can master your favourite playlist no matter the content!

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Hannah D
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Giardino Strings performed in our wedding ceremony at The Old Marylebone Town Hall. They were MAGICAL and created such a beautiful atmosphere with their music. All of our requested songs were played (their repertoire is endless which just shows how talented they all are) with such skill, and all of our guests commented on how amazing they were. Thank you will never be enough, they are hands down the BEST quartet with the most talented musicians, in the country.

Valeska W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Giardino strings played at our wedding ceremony and following reception. They were absolutely outstanding and we were very happy we booked them. Our guests also commented how much they added to the festivities and atmosphere. They had a huge repertoire and played songs other companies would charge extra to learn. You could also tell that they were not just doing a job, but really appreciated that they were playing at a wedding, which was very nice. They also seemed very passionate about the music they played. We would definitely recommend them to anyone considering string music.

Reply from Giardino Strings
1 year ago

Thank you so much Vakeska! This is possibly the best compliment we ever had. It was a wonderful celebration and I’m very grateful you’ve chosen us to perform at your wedding! May I wish you all the very best for the future. David Giardino

Michael B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Giardino Strings were fantastic. We used them for our garden wedding and they were one of the main focal points for guests to watch and enjoy. Their choice of music hit the tone of the day perfectly and they were able to learn some music I had requested. I can not rate them highly enough.

Tom C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing

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Zuheb A
6 years ago, for a Wedding Music
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5 out of 5

"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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Giardino Strings' Song list

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
Ah Mere Humsafar
Baazigar o baazigar
Baraka Allahu Lakuma
Badtameeza dil
Baharo Phool Barsao
Chand sifarish
Chaudvin Ka Chand Ho
Chura Liya
Desi girl
Deewana Ka raha hai
Dilwali girlfriend
Dil Diyan Gallan
For the rest of my life
Haule Haule
High Heels (Honey Singh)
Humko Hamise Churalo
Hua Hain Aaj Pehli Baar
Janam Janam
Jai Ho
Jashn e Bahara
Jeena Laga Hoon
Khuda Bhi
Kabhi Alveda na kehna
Kaun Tujhe
Khabi Jo Badal Barse
Kabootar Ja Ja
Kal Ho Na Ho
Khabi Khabi
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Lat lag Gayee
Lag Ja Gale
Main Shayar Toh Nahin
Mehndi Laga Ke Rakannah
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
Mere Rashke Qamar
Mile Ho Tum
Nagada sang
Nainowale Ne
Nazar Se Nazar Mile
Pee Loon
Pehla Nasha
Pehli Nazar Mein
Sanam Re
Sawan Aaya Hai
Suraj Hua Maddam
Teri Galiyan
Tere Liye
Tere Mast Do Nain
Tere Sang Yaara
Teri Meri
Teri Ore
Tujhe Dekha To
Tujhme Rab Dikhta Hai
Tum Hi Ho
Tu Itni Khoobsurat Hai
Wada Raha
Wedding / Classical
Bach – Air on the G String
Bach – Brandenberg Concerti
Bach – Double Violin Concerto
Bach – Jesu Joy of Manʼs Desiring
Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Bizet – Selections from Carmen
Boccherini – Menuett
Borodin – Polotsvian Dances
Brahms – Hungarian Dances
Capua – O Sole Mio
Charpentier – Prelude from Te Deum
Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Delibes – Flower Duet (Lakme)
Delibes – Mazurka (Coppelia)
Dvorak – Humoresque
Dvorak – Largo from the New World Symphony
Elgar – Chanson de Nuit
Elgar – Salut DʼAmour
Faure – Pavane
Franck – Panis Angelicus
Gounod – Ave Maria
Greig – In the Hall of the Mountain King
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – La Rejouissance
Handel – The Water Music
Herold – Clog Dance
Jenkins – Palladio
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
Mouret – Rondo
Mozart – Allelulia from Exultate Jubilate
Mozart – Divertimenti
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
Mozart – Non Piu Andrai
Mozart – Overture from the Marriage of Figaro
Offenbach – Barcarolle
Offenbach – Melodies
Pachelbel – Canon
Parry – Jerusalem
Puccini – Nessun Dorma
Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
Purcell – Air and Rondo
Purcell – Trumpet Tune
Ravel – Bolero
Saint Saens – The Swan
Sartori – Con te Partiro
Satie – Gymnopedies
Strauss – Fledermaus Waltzes
Tchaikovsky – Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Wagner – Bridal Chorus
Reception / Popular
Abba – I do, I do, I do
Abba – Mamma Mia
Adele/Dylan – Make You Feel My Love
Adele – Skyfall
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Air – You Make it Easy
Alicia Keys – No One
Aznavour – She
Bacharach – Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Beach Boys – California Girls
Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby
Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
Beatles – All you need is Love
Beatles – Hey Jude
Beatles – Lady Madonna
Beatles – Michelle
Beatles – Paperback Writer
Beatles – When Iʼm 64
Beatles – Yesterday
Bee Gees – How Deep is your Love
Blunt – Youʼre Beautiful
Blur – The Universal
Bowie – Changes
Carpenters – Yesterday Once More
Clapton – Layla
Coldplay – In My Place
Coldplay – Viva la Vida
Coldplay – Yellow
Collins – Cock Linnet
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
Doors – Light My Fire
Elbow – One Day like This
Elvis – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Europe – The Final Countdown
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams are Made of This
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Gaynor – I Will Survive
Greenday – Good Riddance
Heusen – Come Fly with Me
Jackson – Smooth Criminal
Jackson – Thriller
Kaiser Cheifs – I Predict a Riot
Lady Gaga – Paparrazi
Led Zepplin – Stairway to Heaven
Maroon Five – She will be Loved
Melua – Closest Thing to Crazy
McFLy – All about You
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Oasis – Little By Little
Oasis – Whatever
Pink Floyd – Money
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah
Presley – Love me Tender
Presley – The Wonder of You
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Richie – My Destiny
Rolling Stones – Paint it Black
Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over Trouble Water
Simone – Nobody Does it Better
Sinatra – My Way
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Take That – Greatest Day
Take That – Patience
Take That – Rule the World
Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Village People – YMCA
Wannadies – The You and Me Song
Warren – Thatʼs Amore
Weiss – What a Wonderful World
Anderson – Blue Tango
Anderson- The Syncopated Clock
Desmond – Take Five
Ellington – It Donʼt Mean a Thing
Gershwin – Fascinating Rhythm
Gershwin – Nice Work if you can Get It
Gershwin – Somebody Loves Me
Gershwin – Summertime
Gershwin – Swansea
Gershwin – The Man I Love
Gershwin – They Canʼt take That Away from Me
Grever – What a Difference a Day Made
Herman – Hello Dolly
Howard – Fly me to the Moon
Johnson – Pennies from Heaven
Joplin – Country Club
Joplin – The Entertainer
King Cole – Letʼs Face the Music
King Cole – L-O-V-E
Film, Television & Theatre
Arlen – Over the Rainbow
Armstrong – Balcony Scene from Love Actually
Baerwold – Come What May from Moulin Rouge
Bernstein – Selections from West Side Story
Boch – Selections from Fiddler on the Roof
Bricusse – Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka
Davis – Theme from Pride and Prejudice
Des’ree – Kissing You from Romeo and Juliet
Fonteyn – Theme from Ski Sunday
Hess – Ladies in Lavender
Horner – My Heart Will Go On from Titanic
Hupfeld – As Time goes By
Jacobs – Selections from Grease
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Lai – Theme from Love Story
Lloyd Webber – All I ask of You
Lloyd Webber – Selections from Cats
Mancini – Theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm
Mancini – Moon River
Naughtin – Theme from Looney tunes
Porter – Anything Goes
Porter – Every time we say Goodbye
Porter – I get a Kick out of You
Porter – Letʼs do It
Porter – Youʼre the Top
Rogers – Blue Moon
Rogers – My Funny Valentine
Ross – Hernandoʼs Hideaway
Rota – Theme from the Godfather
Schonberg – Selections from Les Miserables
Sousa – Liberty Bell
Sulliavan – Selections from the Mikado
Williams – Theme from E.T.
Williams – Theme from Jurassic Park
Wiliams – Theme from Schindlers List
Williams – Theme from Star Wars
Williams – Theme from Superman
Wilson – Theme from Fawlty Towers
Young – When I Fall in Love
Traditional & Tango
Albeniz – Tango
Beltran – Sway
Gade – Jealousy
Gardel – Por una Cabeza
Padilla – El Relicario
Piazzolla – Libertango
Piazzolla – Tango Fugata
Rodriguez – La Cumparsita
Trad. English – Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Trad. Jewish – Hava Nagila
Trad. Mexican – La Bamba
Trad. Russian – Dark Eyes
Trad. Scottish – Loch Lomond
Villodo – El Choclo
Anderson – Sleigh Ride
Cantiones – Good King Wenceslas
Gantlett – Once in Royal David’s City
Goss – See Amid the Winter’s Snow
Gruber – Silent Night
Handel – Joy to the World
Kilpatrick – Away in a Manger
Kocher – As with Gladness men of Old
Mendelssohn – Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Psalms – While Shepheards Watched
Sullivan – It came upon a midnight Clear
Wade – O Come all ye Faithfull
Woodward – Ding dong Merrily on High

Giardino Strings' Prices

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Up to 1 hour£700
Up to 2 hours£850
Up to 3 hours£950


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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).
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