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Leon String Quartet

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About Leon String Quartet

South based quartet for weddings, recitals, parties and functions. Simply put, we provide beautiful and bespoke live music for your event.
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String quartet
Canterbury
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Leon String Quartet is a professional ensemble based in Kent and has performed at hundreds of weddings, functions and concerts across the UK. The quartet also regularly engage in session work for film and TV and has featured on several bands' albums. With over 14 hours of amazing repertoire to choose from, the Leon Quartet provide a fresh and modern take on a classic ensemble, with sets crafted to suit your personal taste. Since much of the music is expertly arranged by the players themselves, you won't be able to find the same variety or quality anywhere else! You can expect to hear pieces from Bach to Coldplay and everything in between. Looking for beautiful live music for your wedding, function or corporate event? Please contact us to receive a quote!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Jazz, Blues, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Modern jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Avant garde, Experimental, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Motown, Karaoke, R&B, Soul, Tribute, Top 40, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Bossa nova, French music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Polka, Reggae, Salsa, Samba, Tango
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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

LEON STRING QUARTET FUNCTION REPERTOIRE LIST
CLASSICAL
Bach, J.S – Air on G
Bruch – Adagio (violin concerto no. 1)
Boccherini – Minuet from string quintet in E
Delibes – Flower Duet
Elgar – Salut d'Amour
Elgar – Chanson d'Matin
Elgar – Chanson d'Nuit
Handel – Water Music
Handel – Violin Sonatas (selection)
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Haydn – String Quartet in G
Haydn – String Quartet in E Flat
Jenkins – Palladio
Mendelssohn –Wedding March
Moussorgsky – Gopak
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart – String Quartet in C
Mozart – String Quartet in D
Mozart – String Quartet in G
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Puccini – Nessun Dorma
Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
Purcell – Rondeau from Abdelazer Suite
Massanet – Meditation from Thais
Wagner – Wedding March
Vivaldi – Sinfonia in G
Vivaldi – Excerpts from The Four Seasons
FOLK/TRADITIONAL
Ashokan Farewell – Ungar
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) – Irish
Wedding Reel – Irish
Skye Boat Song – Scottish

FILM/TV/MUSICALS
All I ask Of You – Phantom of the Opera
A Whole New World – Aladdin
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – The Lion King
City Of Stars – LaLa Land
Everybody's Free – Romeo and Juliet
Fawlty Towers Theme – Fawlty Towers
Gabriel's Oboe – The Mission
Game Of Thrones – Game of Thrones Theme
Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros, Planet Earth
Let it Go – Frozen
My Heart Will Go On – Titanic
Over The Rainbow – Wizard of Oz
Tale As Old as Time – Beauty and the Beast
The Music Of the Night – Phantom of the Opera
The Rose – The Rose (Midler)
This Land – The Lion King
Under The Sea – The Little Mermaid
When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio
You've Got a Friend in Me – Toy Story
JAZZ/EASY LISTENING
Anything Goes – Cole Porter
At Last – Warren, arr. Cohen
Beyond the Sea – Trenet
Blue Moon – Rogers and Hart
Fly Me to the Moon – Bart Howard
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
It Don't Mean a Thing – Ellington
La Vie en Rose – Gugliemi arr. Cohen
Lets Do It – Cole Porter
Lullaby – Gershwin
Maple Leaf Rag – Joplin
Mood Indigo– Ellington
Moon River – Mancini
Nocturne – Grappelli
Over the Rainbow – Arlen
Summer Time – Gershwin arr. Brown
What a Wonderful World – Armstrong
When I Fall in Love – Victor Young
POP/ROCK/INDIE
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Africa – Toto
All You Need is Love – Beatles
Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Can't Help Falling in Love – Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Charlie Brown – Coldplay
Clocks – Coldplay
Don't Wanna Miss a Thing – Aerosmith
Don't You (Forget About Me) – Simple Minds
Don't Stop Believin' – Journey
Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
Everglow – Coldplay
Everybody's Gotta Learn Sometimes – Korgis
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall – Coldplay
Fireflies – Owl City
Fix You – Coldplay
From the Heart – Another Level
Fugue on a Theme of 'Michelle' – Beatles
Greatest Day – Take That
Halo – Beyoncé
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Heaven – Bryan Adams
Here Comes the Sun – Beatles
Here Comes Your Man – Pixies
Hoppipolla – Sigur Ros
Human – The Killers
How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
I Giorni – Einaudi
I Gotta Feeling – Black Eyed Peas
I'm Yours – Jason Mraz
In My Place – Coldplay
It Must Be Love – Madness
I Want To Hold Your Hand – Beatles
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Just Give Me a Reason – Pink
Kissing You – Des'ree
Knights of Cydonia – Muse
Latch – Sam Smith
Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
Make You Feel My Love – Dylan/Adele
Mamma Mia – Abba
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Mr Brightside – The Killers
One Day Like This – Elbow
Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Pompeii – Bastille
Resistance – Muse
Rolling in the Deep – Adele
Send Me On My Way – Rusted Root
She's Always a Woman To Me – Billy Joel
Smooth Criminal – Michael Jackson
Something – Beatles
Something Just Like This – Coldplay
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
Songbird – Eva Cassidy
Starlight – Muse
The Rain Song – Led Zeppelin
Sweet Child O' Mine – Guns N' Roses
The Rose – Amanda McBroom
Take On Me – A-Ha
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Titanium – David Guetta
Toxic – Britney Spears
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Waiting For a Star to Fall – Boy Meets Girl
Whatever – Oasis
With or Without You – U2
Yellow – Coldplay
Your Song – Elton John
You Are the Reason – Callum Scott

Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

As well as a quartet, we offer a string trio, and a violin and cello duo option.

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

We're a flexible group and are very happy to accommodate changes in timings – we only ask that you let us know in advance.

How much time do you need to set up?

We require 30 minutes set up time.

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

Absolutely! We love it when clients create their perfect set, as we understand that each event is completely unique! We are also happy to provide guidance about choosing music wherever needed.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we only need 4 chairs without arms in a space approx. 8x8 feet, which your venue should be able to provide us with.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes - Just let us know what you would like, and we will see what we can do.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We've performed at hundreds of events, and the number one comment from guests/clients is how versatile our set is. We like to keep things fresh and are constantly on the lookout for new music to add to our list. Because we have such a wide repertoire, we can switch from Bach to Coldplay and everything in between.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Concert Venues: Edinburgh Fringe Marlowe Theatre Cadogan Hall Abbey Road Studios St Johns, Smith Square Canterbury Cathedral Leicester Guildhall Wedding venues: Leeds Castle Eastwell Manor Preston Court Winters Barns Lympne Castle Chilston Park Hotel Hever Castle Leez Priory Cooling Casle Barns Marleybrook House ...and many more!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We were lucky to be coached by Martin Outram, violist of the Maggini Quartet, and we learnt so much about the finer workings of playing as an ensemble. We love playing quartets by Russian composers, and also breathing new life into the ensemble with contemporary, pop and folk numbers!

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

Playing to a packed Canterbury Cathedral nave always gets our pulses racing – the acoustic in there is incredible!

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£663
Up to 2 hours£725
Up to 3 hours£850

Add-ons

Bespoke Music Arrangement
+£50

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Matt B, 1 year ago

The Leon String Quartet performed wonderfully at my 60th birthday party. I particularly liked their take on my favourite Beatles tunes - such a treat to hear them play!

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Elizabeth R, 2 years ago

Honestly, you were all brilliant. We had a lovely day topped off by some amazing music. If we have another big party at which we would like a quartet you will be top of the list. Thank you for being great.

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