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About Lumos String Quartet

Versatile Sound Solutions for any Occasion. Lumos String Quartet have played hundreds of weddings and events -Guaranteed to wow your guests!
String quartet
Birmingham
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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.

Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Traditional church music, Christmas, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Classical crossover, Pop, Acoustic, Easy listening, Light music
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Event types:
Wedding, Private event, Concert, Recording session, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding proposal, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Theatre / Show, Corporate event, Charity event, Virtual event, Church service, Cruise, Funeral / Memorial service
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Song list

Classical Music
Air from Suite in D – J. S. Bach
All We Like Sheep from The Messiah – G. F. Handel
Amazing Grace – Trad.
Aria from ‘Xerxes’ – G. F. Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – G. F. Handel
Ave Maria – Franz Schubert
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
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 – E. Salzburg
Eine kleine Nachtmusik – W. A. Mozart
Enigma Variations; Nimrod – Elgar
Flower Duet – L. Delibes
for Strings in D Major – A. Vivaldi
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
Hungarian Dance No. 5 – J. Brahms
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – J. S. Bach
La Rejouissance – G. F. Handel
Largo for Winter – A. Vivaldi
Largo, from Violin Sonata in D Major – G. F. Handel
Liebestraum – F. Liszt
Meditation from Thaïs – J. Massenet
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Palladio – Karl Jenkins
Panis Angelicus – C. Frank
Rondeau – J. J. Mouret
Serenade op. 44 – A. Dvorak
Spring – A. Vivaldi
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
Theme from Brahms First Symphony – Brahms (Unknown)
Trumpet Tune – Henry Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – Jeremiah Clarke
Water Music – G. F. Handel
Wedding March – F. Mendelssohn
Popular Music
A Hard Day’s Night – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
A Little Respect – Erasure
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All of Me – John Legend
Badly Drawn Boy – The Shining
Bluesette – Jean Thielemans
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Here Comes the Sun – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
How to Save a Life – arr. Rach
I Know Him So Well from Chess – Benny Anderson, Tim Rice & Bjorn Ulvaeus
I Want to Hold your Hand – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington, Mirving Mills & Manny Kurtz
Into the Unknown (Frozen 2) – Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
Keep the Car Moving – Arcade Fire
Kids – MGMT
Make You Feel my Love – Adele
Maybe I’m amazed – Paul McCartney
One Day Like This – Elbow
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire
Skyfall – Adele
Speak Softly Love
Star Wars Medley – John Williams
Starlight
Summertime – Ella Fitzgerald
Superstition – Stevie Wonder
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Take a Chance on Me – ABBA
Teenage Dream – Katy Perry
Tell me the Story of Jesus
Three Little Maids from The Mikado – A. Sullivan, arr. M. Hindson
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
We are Young – Fun
We’re going to be friends – The White Stripes
When I’m Sixty Four – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Christmas Music
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

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 the music or arranging it, this would be made clear during discussions.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£640
Up to 2 hours£820
Up to 3 hours£1000
Packages
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£625

Reviews

From customers:

Sarah (, 3 years ago

The day turned out to be perfect in every respect; better than we could ever have hoped for and the quartet certainly contributed to that in a big way.

Sam (, 2 years ago

Many, many thanks for performing yesterday - it was absolutely fantastic! It was amazing to have such talented musicians play at our wedding! Thank you so much!