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Hampstead Ensemble

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About Hampstead Ensemble

The Hampstead Ensemble is a professional string ensemble performing all kinds of styles, from Classical to Pop & Jazz.
String trio
St Albans
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The Hampstead Ensemble was formed by three recent first-class graduates of the Royal Academy of Music in London 2016. A truly international ensemble, with musicians hailing from Spain, Sweden, and the UK, we are passionate about various repertoire, ensuring the perfect fit for every occasion, from weddings, baptisms and funerals, to corporate events, parties and concert recitals. We regularly perform background and function work in the UK, and have performed at places such as Royal Society of Medicine, Royal Academy of Arts, as well as for companies such as Howard de Walden Estates and Bvlgari. We are highly professional and make sure to select suitable music for every occasion. Wherever we have played, the overwhelming feedback from clients has stated that they were extremely pleased with the varied music selection, and being just right in terms of volume - not too loud, but always able to be heard! We perform mostly as a string trio, but are also happy to perform as a string duo, string quartet or even provide a small string ensemble/orchestra for your event, but please be in touch beforehand to discuss your specific requirements. Repertoire may vary for other combinations, but we endeavour to make sure there are equally fantastic alternatives available in every combination you would like. We have several trusted colleagues to call upon wherever we need to expand the group with extra musicians to suit your request, and we will always ensure music making of the highest standard! We play everything from Baroque, Classical, and contemporary classical compositions, to pop covers, tangos, and jazz arrangements. No request is too obscure! We are always happy for prospective clients to get in touch about suitable repertoire, or if they have any other general questions. Please have a look at our sample repertoire list below to get an idea of what is on offer. We also have a vast experience in the field of recording, having recorded for ROLI software, Video games, strings backing for pop artists, etc. Please note that recording fees apply to such sessions (which are different from our live rates), should you wish to make a booking. Please make an enquiry for an accurate quote before booking. We hold a Public Liability Insurance for up to £10 million.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Folk, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Pop/rock/soft jazz arrangements
Mamma Mia - Abba
Gimme Gimme Gimme- Abba
Money Money Money - Abba
Thank you for the Music - Abba
Empire State of Mind (New York) - Alicia Keys
God Only Knows - Beach Boys
All you need is love - Beatles
Let it be - Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Yesterday - Beatles
When I’m 64 - Beatles
Sun is Shining - Bob Marley
Soul Limbo - Booker T Jones
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
Grenade - Bruno Mars
La Mer - Charles Trenet
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Clocks - Coldplay
Come what may - David Baerwald
Rally round the West Indies - David Rudder
I will follow you into the Dark - Death Cab by Cutie
Kissing You - Des’ree
Chapel of Love - Dixie Cups
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Non, je regrette rien - Edith Piaf
One day like this - Elbow
Your Song - Elton John
Can’t Help falling in love with you - Elvis Presley
At Last - Etta James/Harry Warren
My Way - Frank Sinatra
New York - Frank Sinatra
Fly me to the moon - Frank Sinatra
Someone to watch over me - George & Ira Gershwin
Sweet Child of Mine - Guns N’ Roses
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
The Final Countdown - Joey Tempest
Annie’s Song - John Denver
All of me - John Legend
You are my Sunshine - Johnny Cash
Heartbeats - José Gonzales
Sorry - Justin Bieber
Cloudbusting - Kate Bush
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Ho Hey - Lumineers
Have yourself a merry little Christmas - Michael Bublé
Hit it - Mighty Gabby
Sweet Caroline - Neal Diamond
Hey there Delilah - Plain White T’s
We Found Love - Rihanna ft. Calvin Harris
I just called to say I love you - Stevie Wonder
Signed, Sealed, Delivered, I’m yours - Stevie Wonder
Isn’t she lovely - Stevie Wonder
Greatest day - Take that
Friday I’m in Love - The Cure
Bittersweet Symphony - the Verve
UEFA Champions League Anthem - Tony Britten
Riptide - Vance Joy
A Whole new World (Aladdin) - Alan Menken
Tale as old as Time (Beauty and the Beast) - Alan Menken
Theme from Forrest Gump - Alan Silvestri
The Avengers Theme - Alan Silvestri
A Million Dreams (Greatest showman) - Benj Pasek & Justin Paul
A Thousand Years (Twilight) - Christina Perri
I dreamed a dream (Les Misérables) - Claude-Michel Schönberg
Faulty Towers Theme - Dennis Wilson
Can you feel the love tonight (Lion King) - Elton John
Somewhere over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz) - Harold Arlen
The nearness of you (Romance in the dark) - Hoagy Carmichael
Walking in the Air (the Snowman) - Howard Blake
Theme from Lord of the Rings (Howard Shore)
Cheek to Cheek (Top Hat) - Irving Berlin
Theme from Out of Africa - John Barry
Theme from Downton Abbey - John Lunn
Theme from Jurassic Park - John Williams
Hedwig’s Theme (Harry Potter) - John Williams
Theme from Schindler’s List - John Williams
Theme from Star Wars - John Williams
Mia & Sebastian’s theme (La La Land) - Justin Hurwitz
He’s a pirate (Pirates of the Caribbean) - Klaus Badelt
His Dark Materials (BBC) - Loren Balfe
So This is Love (Cinderella) - Mack David
Theme from ‘the Pink Panther’ - Mancini
Married Life (Up!) - Michael Giacchino
Singin’ in the rain - Nacio Herb Brown
Love theme from The Godfather - Nino Rota
Theme from Game of Thrones - Ramin Djawadi
Edelweiss (Sound of Music) - Rodgers/Hammerstein
Adagio in G minor - Albinioni
Arioso - Bach
Air - Bach
Jesu, joy of man’s desiring - Bach
Three-part inventions - Bach
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
Preludes & Fugues - Bach/Mozart
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Habanera (Carmen) - Bizet
Six Trios op. 38 - Boccherini
Hungarian Dance no 5 - Brahms
Theme from symphony no. 1 - Brahms
Butterfly Waltz - Brian Crain
Tobasco: Rag-time Waltz - Chas L. Johnson
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Trumpet Tune - Clarke
Reverie - Debussy
Flower Duet (Lakmé) - Delibes
Slavonic Dance no. 8 - Dvorak
Slavonic Dance no. 1 - Dvorak
Largo from ‘New World Symphony’ - Dvorak
Nimrod from Enigma Variations - Elgar
Salut d’Amour - Elgar
Pavane - Fauré
In Paradisum (from Requiem) - Fauré
Romance - Fauré
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Hornpipe in D - Händel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Händel
Air in F - Händel
Air in D - Händel
Bourrée in F - Händel
La Paix - Händel
Largo from Xerxes - Händel
Four Trio Sonats - Händel
Six Divertimenti - Haydn
Jupiter/I vow to thee my country - Holst
Trio in Eb-major - Hummel
Palladio - Jenkins
Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana) - Mascagni
Meditation from Thaïs - Massenet
On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn
Wedding March (Midsummer Night’s Dream) - Mendelssohn
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
6 Divertimenti K.V. 439b - Mozart
Voi, che sapete (Marriage of Figaro) - Mozart
Non Più Andrai (Marriage of Figaro) - Mozart
Ländler K.V. 606 - Mozart
Lacrimosa (from Requiem) - Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Polonaise - Farewell to fatherland - Oginsky
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Jerusalem - Parry
Trios op. 44 - Pleyel
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
Dido’s Lament: When I am laid in Earth - Purcell
The Swan - Saint-Saëns
Ave Maria - Schubert
Trio in Bb-major, D 471 - Schubert
Träumerei - Schumann
Valse Triste - Sibelius
The Blue Danube Waltz - Strauss
Waltz from Der Rosenkavalier - Strauss
Frülingsstimmen Waltz - Strauss
Cantabile - Tartini
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty - Tchaikovsky
Waltz of the Flowers - Tchaikovsky
Greensleeves - Trad.
Skye Boat Song - Trad.
Spring (Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
Winter (Four Seasons) - Vivaldi
La Follia: theme and variations - Vivaldi
Wedding March (Bridal chorus from Lohengrin) - Wagner
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our clients are always impressed by our playing and music selection, as well as our prompt and friendly communication leading up to the event. We have also been commended for our smooth set-up and understanding of the event, whether it is a masked ball or a wedding!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed in many different places, Stock Brook Country Club, The Grange Wedding Venue, Fanhams Hall, Bvlgari Hotel, the Shard... the list goes on.

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, we do! We provide string duos, quartets or larger string ensembles.

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

We always try to be as flexible as possible - just let us know about the changes as soon as you can.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually arrive 30 mins before we’re due to start playing, but our actual set-up time is only about 5 minutes.

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

We usually recommend that couples choose their particular songs for the actual wedding ceremony. We then usually select pieces on the day to suit the mood of the event, however we are always happy to take requests,

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we do. However, if we are required to play outdoors we need adequate cover to play under - please speak to us if you have any questions.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

We are always happy to learn new pieces and create beautiful bespoke arrangements of pieces that are special to you. We charge a small arrangement & rehearsal fee of £40 for creating new arrangements.


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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£450
Up to 2 hours£650
Up to 3 hours£850
Wedding ceremony3 musicians
This package if for the ceremony only and includes: - 15 mins music as welcome music before ceremony starts. - Music during ceremony - entrance of bridal party & bride, hymns if required, during signing of the register, and exit of bride & groom. - Music as your guests are leaving the ceremony room/venue. Book for 1hr 15mins Travel expenses will be added on to the final price.
Wedding Ceremony + Drinks Reception3 musicians
In this package we provide music for Wedding Ceremony and Drinks Reception. - 15 mins music as welcome music before ceremony starts - Music during ceremony - entrance of bridal party & bride, hymns if required, during signing of the register, and exit of bride & groom - Music as your guests are leaving the ceremony room/venue - Music for your drinks reception (up to 1 hour) Book 2 hrs 15 mins for this package. Travel expenses will be added on to the final price. If you have your ceremony and reception in different venues, please contact us before making a booking.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner3 musicians
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. Book us for 5hrs. Travel expenses will be added on to the final price.


Bespoke arrangement
First dance + recording


From customers:

Private P, 4 years ago

Thank you so much for coming to play for us on Saturday. You gave the whole thing a touch of class!

Private C, 4 years ago

I thought the concert was lovely, especially the Mozart arias! (especially arranged for the client)

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