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Versatile Sound Solutions for any Occasion. Lumos String Quartet have played hundreds of weddings and events -Guaranteed to wow your guests!
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The Lumos String Quartet have been making music together in the Birmingham area for several years. As accomplished individual musicians in their own rights, the quartet got together while studying at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire where their shared commitment to the highest calibre of music making, connected them. The quartet pride themselves on their bold, exciting repertoire choices and interpretations and are always open to experimenting with new and interesting music and challenges. The players of the Lumos String Quartet have played hundreds of weddings, birthdays, and functions between them and as such have a wealth of experience to draw from. The quartet feel that versatility is vital because they understand that, because no two couples are alike, no two weddings should sound the same. “I love playing for people’s weddings. It always feels like such a privilege to play a part in a couple’s happiest moment.” - Nick, violist for LSQ. Over the years, they have collected and curated a “playlist” of songs and pieces expertly selected to match any setting or taste. Whether you are looking to elevate the level of sophistication of your event, or are looking to make your special moment that extra bit magical, the Lumos String Quartet have the perfect backing track. Meet the players! Tomohiko Kimura - 1st violin Tomohiko Kimura is an accomplished violinist who holds a Masters in violin performance from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. String quartet music has been a lifelong passion of his that has culminated in him being appointed as first violin for the Lumos String Quartet. Tomo feels that being included in someone’s special day is a privilege and relishes performing for people especially in personal settings. Benjamin Isaac - 2nd violin Originally from Maesteg, Wales, Benjamin holds a Master's in Violin Performance with Distinction, from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. He has performed with numerous orchestras and ensembles throughout the country performing in some of the UK's most prestigious concert halls. Nick Fidler - viola Nick Fidler (actual birth name), is a South African violist with a wealth of international experience learning, teaching and performing. Although he has performed as a soloist for several orchestras in South Africa, string quartet music is his greatest love. This love has been reciprocated over the years when he was afforded the privilege of performing in a string quartet for Archbishop Desmond Tutu, as well as for the memorial service of Winnie Mandela in Westminster Abbey. Flora McNicoll - cello Having recently graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with BMus(Hons), Flora is now following this with a postgraduate performance course. Having won tuition with City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, WNO and Birmingham Royal Ballet, Flora has enjoyed learning from and playing with top orchestras around the UK. Originally from London, her musical philosophy is as multifaceted as her hometown. Flora’s love of ensemble playing is evident - feeling at home anywhere from String Quartets to Joe Broughton’s Conservatoire Folk Ensemble.

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Lumos String Quartet's Song list

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Sample Repertoire List
Classical Music
Air from Suite in D – J. S. Bach
Air in F - G. F. Handel
All We Like Sheep from The Messiah – G. F. Handel
Amazing Grace – Trad.
Andante Festivo - J. Sibelius
Aria from ‘Xerxes’ – G. F. Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – G. F. Handel
Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
Ave Maria - Charles Gounod
Ave verum corpus, K. 168 – W. A. Mozart
Bourree in F – G. F. Handel
Bridal Chorus (Wedding March) – R. Wagner
Caminos Argentinos – J. Manookian
Canon in D – J. Pachelbel
Canon in D Jazz Version
Carmen – G. Bizet
Claire de Lune - C. Debussy
Concerto for Strings in D Major – A. Vivaldi
Concerto Grosso: Per la notte di Natale – A. Corelli
Concerto in G Major – A. Vivaldi
Divertimento in D Major, K. 136 – W. A. Mozart
Divertimento in F, K.138 – W.A. Mozart
Eine kleine Nachtmusik – W. A. Mozart
Enigma Variations; Nimrod – Elgar
Experience - L. Einaudi
Flower Duet – L. Delibes
Funicli Funicla - L. Denza
Gopak – M. Mousorgsky
Gymnopedie No. 1 – E. Satie, arranged Matthew Hindson
Happy Birthday – Claus-Dieter Ludwig
Hornpipe in D – G. F. Handel
Hornpipe in F – G. F. Handel
Humoresque - A. Dvorak
Hungarian Dance No. 5 – J. Brahms
Jerusalem - Trad.
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J. S. Bach
La Donna e Mobile - Verdi
La Rejouissance – G. F. Handel
Largo for Winter – A. Vivaldi
Largo, from Violin Sonata in D Major – G. F. Handel
Les Toreadors - G. Bizet
Libertango - A. Piazzolla
Liebestraum – F. Liszt
Libiamo Nelieti Calici - Verdi
Londonderry Air – Irish Trad.
Meditation from Thaïs – J. Massenet
Notturno - A. Borodin
Nuvole Bianche - Ludovico Einaudi
Oblivion - Piazzolla
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
O Sole Mio - Di Capua
Palladio – Karl Jenkins
Panis Angelicus – C. Frank
Por Una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel
Rondeau – J. J. Mouret
Santa Lucia - Traditional Neoplitan
Serenade op. 44 – A. Dvorak
Spring – A. Vivaldi
Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
Symphony No. 77, Mvt. 4 – F. J. Haydn, arr. M. Hindson
The Cuckoo – L. Cl. Daquin
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair – C. Debussy, arr. M. Hindson
The Swan - C. Saint-Saens
Theme from Brahms First Symphony – Brahms
Trumpet Tune – Henry Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
Water Music – G. F. Handel
Waltz No.2 - D Shostakovich
Wedding March – F. Mendelssohn
Popular Music
A Hard Day’s Night – The Beatles
A Little Respect – Erasure
A Million Dreams, from The Greatest Showman – Benj Pasek and Justin Paul
A Million Love Songs - Take That
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
A Whole New World - Aladdin
Accidentally in Love – Counting Crows
All of Me – John Legend
All of the Lights - Kanye West
All You Need is Love - Beatles
Angels - Robbie Williams
Anything Goes – Cole Porter
At Last – Etta James
Back in Black - ACDC
Bad Guy, from Bridgerton - Billie Eilish
Badly Drawn Boy – The Shining
Barbie Girl - Aqua
Beauty and the Beast (Tale as old as Time) - Beauty and the Beast
Better Together – Jack Johnson
Big Spender, from Sweet Charity – Cy Coleman and Dorothy Fields
Bittersweet Symphony - The Verve
Blackbird - The Beatles
Blower's Daughter - Damien Rice
Blues in the Night (My Mama Done Tol’ Me) – Johnny Mercer & Harold Arlen
Bluesette – Jean Thielemans
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Born to Run - Bruce Springsteen
Bridge over Troubled Water – Paul Simon
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Candle in the Wind – Elton John & Bernie Toupin
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chiquitita - ABBA
Concerning Hobbits - Howard Shore
Con Te Patiro - Sartori
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Cry Me a River – Arthur Hamilton
Dance the Night - Dua Lipa
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Defying Gravity - Wicked
Diamonds are Forever – Shirley Bassey
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, from Evita – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Dreams - Fleetwood Mac
Dust Clears - Clean Bandit
Ecstasy of Gold - Ennio Morricone
Eternal Flame - The Bangles
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Everything I Do, I Do it for You - Bryan Adams
Everything I Wanted - Billie Eilish
Everything We Need – A Day to Remember
Everywhere - Fleetwood Mac
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Fields of Gold - Sting
Friday I’m in Love - The Cure
Fly Me to the Moon - Frank Sinatra
Game of Thrones Theme – Ramin Djawadi
Get Back - The Beatles
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
Girl on Fire - Alicia Keys
Girls like You, from Bridgerton - Maroon 5
Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually
God Bless’ the Child – Arthur Hersog & Billie Holiday
Got to Get You Into my Life – The Beatles
Gypsy - Fleetwood Mac
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Halo – Beyonce
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Harder to Breathe - Maroon 5
Hello Goodbye – The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
Hey Brother - Avicci
Highway to Hell - ACDC
Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
How to Save a Life – arr. Rach
Hysteria - Muse
I Believe in a Thing Called Love - Madness
(Everything I Do) I Do it for You – Michael Kamen
I Do I Do I Do - ABBA
I Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
I Dreamed a Dream, from Les Misérables – Claude-Michel Schönberg
I Got Rhythm – George Gershwin
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
I Knew You Were Trouble - Taylor Swift
I Know Him So Well, from Chess – Benny Anderson, Tim Rice & Bjorn Ulvaeus
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Imagine - John Lennon
In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington, Mirving Mills & Manny Kurtz
In Da Club - 50 cent (Josh Vietti vers.)
In My Blood, from Bridgerton - Shawn Mendes
Into the Unknown, from Frozen 2 – Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
I Say a Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
It Must Be Love - Labi Siffre
I Want to Hold your Hand – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Jurassic Park Theme - John Williams
Just Can’t Get Enough - Depeche Mode
Just You and I - Tom Walker
Keep the Car Moving – Arcade Fire
Kids – MGMT
Killing Me Softly with His Song – Norman Gimbel & Charles Fox
L.O.V.E – Nat King-Cole
La Solitudine – Laura Puasini
La Vie en Rose - Edith Piaf
Lady Madonna – The Beatles
Lay All Your Love on Me - ABBA
Like a Prayer - Madonna
Living it Up - Ja Rule ft. Case
Love Grows (Where my Rosemary Goes) - Edison Lighthouse
Love on Top - Beyonce
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Made You Look - Meghan Trainor
Make You Feel my Love – Adele
Mamma Mia – ABBA
Maria, from West Side Story – Leonard Bernstein
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Master of Puppets - Metallica
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
Me and Mrs Jones - Michael Buble
Merry Christmas Mr Lawrence - Ryuchi Sakamoto
Money, Money, Money - ABBA
Moon River - Frank Sinatra
Moonglow – Will Hudson, Eddie de Lange & Irving Mills
Mr Brightside - The Killers
My Girl - The Temptations
My Love - Paul McCartney
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
Night and Day, from Gay Divorce – Cole Porter
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
November Rain - Guns ‘n’ Roses
One Day Like This – Elbow
One Love - Bob Marley
One Summer’s Day, from Spirited Away - Joe Hisaishi
Ordinary People - John Stephens & Will Adams
Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Over the Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwo'ole
Paperback Writer – The Beatles
Paradise - Coldplay
Paradise City - Guns ‘n’ Roses
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Piano Man - Billy Joel
Pirates of the Caribbean Theme - Hans Zimmer
Plug In Baby - Muse
Pompeii - Bastille
Rasputin - Boney M
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Real Love - Clean Bandit
Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire
Rockabye - Clean Bandit
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Round Midnight – Cootie Williams & Thelonious Monk
Scientist - Coldplay
September - Earth Wind & Fire
Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
Shallow, from A Star is Born – Lady Gaga
She - Charles Aznavour
She’s Electric - Oasis
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
Skinny Love - Bon Iver
Skyfall – Adele
Solo - Clean Bandit
Something Changed - Pulp
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Speak Softly Love, from The Godfather – Nino Rota
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Star Wars Medley – John Williams
Starlight – The Superman Lovers
Storybook Love - Mark Knopfler
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Ray
Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Super Trouper - ABBA
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Sweet Child o’ Mine - Guns & Roses
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Sweet Home Alabama - Lynyrd Skynyrd
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Take a Chance on Me – ABBA
Take Me to Church - Hozier
Take on Me - Aha
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
Tell me the Story of Jesus
Thank U, Next, from Bridgerton – Ariana Grande
The Maestro - The Holiday
The Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini
The Next Episode - Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg
The Rose – Bette Midler
The Scientist - Coldplay
The Universal - Blur
This Charming Man - The Smiths
Three Little Maids, from The Mikado – A. Sullivan, arr. M. Hindson
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Through the Wire - Kanye West
Thunderstruck - ACDC
Time of my Life - Dirty Dancing
To a Wild Rose - Edward McDowell
Toxic - Britney Spears
Unchained Melody - The Righteous Brothers
Under the Sea - The Little Mermaid
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Video Games - Lana del Rey
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Wake Me Up - Avicci
We are Young – Fun
We’re Going to be Friends – The White Stripes
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
What is Love - Hadaway
What is this Thing Called Love, from Wake up and Dream – Cole Porter
Whatever - Oasis
When I’m Sixty Four – The Beatles
Wildest Dreams, from Bridgerton – Taylor Swift
With or Without You - U2
Without You – Peter Ham & Tom Evans
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
You are the Reason - Callum Scott
Yellow – Coldplay
You’ll Never Walk Alone - Rodgers & Hammerstein
You’ve Got the Love - Florence and the Machine
Young and Beautiful - Lana Del Ray
Your Song - Elton John
Bollywood Music
Bheegi Bhaagi si
Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain
Hey Shona
Kaise Hua
Kaise Mujhe Tum
Khabi khabie
Pee Loona
Pehli Nazar Mein
Tere Bina
Teri meri
Tujh Meir Rab Dikh Hai
Tum Hi Aana
Tum hi ho
Tum Se Hi
Christmas Music
Carol of the Bells – Mykola Leontovych
Deck the Hall – Trad.
Ding Dong Merrily on High – Trad.
Fairest Lord Jesus – Silesian Folk Song
God rest ye, Merry Gentlemen – Trad.
Good King Wenceslas – Trad.
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing – F. Mendelssohn
Joy to the World – L. Mason
O Come, all ye Faithful – Trad.
O Little Town of Bethlehem – L. R. Ruder
Once in Royal David’s City – J. H Gauntlett
Silent Night, Holy Night – F. Grubert
The First Nowell – Trad.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Our energy and our sound. We put 100% into our performances so the clients get the best quality music for their event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We have performed in variety of places, from the NEC to hotels such as the Landmark in London, and of course a variety of wedding venues around the country!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are classically trained so we could say that our biggest influences are composers such as Mozart, Haydn etc. but we also love playing arrangements of pop/rock/metal/electro songs! We always vet the arrangements so we pride ourselves in playing the best renditions of the songs that is available.

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

We have performed for Selfridges Valentine’s Day event showcasing their luxury clothing line and we will soon be performing for Ferrari for the launch of their new car model!

Do you have different line-up options?

Our line-up is as follows: Violin 1, Violin 2, Viola, Cello. We also have duo and trio options of any combination upon discussion.

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 15 to 30 minutes before the performance time. Once we're all tuned up, your guests can get ready for us to set the atmosphere with your very own 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 you and your guests 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 bring our own instruments to play acoustically. All we need are 4 chairs to sit on!

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 may be a fee to cover the costs of sourcing/arranging the music and rehearsing. This would be made clear during discussions.

Lumos String Quartet's Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£781.25
Up to 2 hours£881.25
Up to 3 hours£981.25
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


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Lumos String Quartet's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Vanessa A
4 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

Amazing and added the final touch to our big day

Reply from Lumos String Quartet
1 month ago

Thank you Vanessa, we thoroughly enjoyed performing at your wedding! Wishing you both a long and happy marriage. LSQ x

Molly H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Lumos String trio to play at our wedding and cannot recommend them highly enough. Tomo was extremely responsive and helpful, answering all my questions about timings of songs for walking down the aisle etc. We certainly had a few guests in tears just from the music before I had even walked down the aisle! They also played for our reception and we loved their wide repertoire of modern and classical songs. They made the day really special and I would definitely recommend them!

Reply from Lumos String Quartet
5 months ago

Hi Molly, Thank you so much for taking the time for this review, this means so much to us!🙏 It was an absolute pleasure playing for you and lovely conversing with you to come up with the setlist! We wish you all the best for your future together! ❤️

Jemima B
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

They were superb. Everyone raved about the string quartet. Super professional and found an alternative space when it started raining. Would highly recommend. They were amazing- thank you so much!

Reply from Lumos String Quartet
5 months ago

Hi Jemima, thank you so much for your kind words and we really appreciate you taking your time to review us! It was a great pleasure to play for you. Wishing you all the best for your future together!

Annie L
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lumos string quartet were amazing!! They really added to the day. They are a great group of people who are fun and super talented!! Thank you

Reply from Lumos String Quartet
6 months ago

Hi Annie, thank you so very much for your kind words. We absolutely loved performing at your daughter’s wedding, and what a venue!! Congratulations to both Olivia and James and we wish you and them the best in their married life together. Lumos String Quartet x

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Chantell C
4 months ago, for a Wedding in Holly Ln
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5 out of 5

Lumos String Quartet was absolutely amazing and breath-taking at my wedding. All the guests commented how fantastic was all you and how beautiful you all played. I was very impressed with the song I asked you learn which was You are a Reason by Callum Scott for my song to walk down the aisle, it was absolutely stunning, thank you so much! Benjamin was amazing in answering all my queries before the wedding and would definitely recommend anyone who is having a wedding to choose Lumos String Quartet.

Natalie M
11 months ago, for a Wedding in Pinwall Ln
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5 out of 5

Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all for performing at our Wedding and being a part of our special day. From the moment we first saw you play we knew that we wanted you involved, you are all so talented and so professional, and a joy to listen too. Our special request for Craigs entrance was no problem for you, and brought a smile to many faces. We had so many compliments from our guests, you were just amazing. I have no hesitation at all in recommending you to anyone.

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