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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
Public liability insurance of £10 million

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.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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Lightning fast responses
Average response time under 2 hours
1st Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over a year
5 gigs
Experienced: 5 bookings through Encore
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

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 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
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 – 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
Humoresque - A. Dvorak
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
Les Toreadors - G. Bizet
Libertango - A. Piazzolla
Liebestraum – F. Liszt
Londonderry Air – Irish Trad.
Meditation from Thaïs – J. Massenet
Notturno - A. Borodin
Oblivion - Piazzolla
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Palladio – Karl Jenkins
Panis Angelicus – C. Frank
Por Una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel
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
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 Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
A Whole New World - Aladdin
ABBA Medley - ABBA
Accidentally in Love – Counting Crows
All of Me – John Legend
All of the Lights - Kanye West
All You Need is Love - Beatles
Anything Goes – Cole Porter
At Last – Etta James
Badly Drawn Boy – The Shining
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
Bridge over Troubled Water – Paul Simon
Call Me Maybe – Carly Rae Jepsen
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Candle in the Wind – Elton John & Bernie Toupin
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Con Te Patiro - Sartori
Cry Me a River – Arthur Hamilton
Diamonds are Forever – Shirley Bassey
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina, from Evita – Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
Everything We Need – A Day to Remember
Feeling Good - Nina Simone
Fields of Gold - Sting
Game of Thrones Theme – Ramin Djawadi
Girl on Fire - Alicia Keys
Glasgow Love Theme from Love Actually
God Bless’ the Child – Arthur Hersog & Billie Holiday
Got to Get You Into my Life – The Beetles
Halleluja - Jeff Buckley
Halo – Beyonce
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hello Goodbye – The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
Home – Edward Sharpe and The Magnetic Zeros
How to Save a Life – arr. Rach
(Everything I Do) I Do it for You – Michael Kamen
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 Know Him So Well, from Chess – Benny Anderson, Tim Rice & Bjorn Ulvaeus
I Want to Hold your Hand – John Lennon and Paul McCartney
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
In a Sentimental Mood – Duke Ellington, Mirving Mills & Manny Kurtz
Into the Unknown, from Frozen 2 – Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez
It Must Be Love - Labi Siffre
Jurassic Park Theme - John Williams
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
Lady Madonna – The Beatles
Love Story – Taylor Swift
Make You Feel my Love – Adele
Mamma Mia – ABBA
Maria, from West Side Story – Leonard Bernstein
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Maybe I’m Amazed – Paul McCartney
Moonglow – Will Hudson, Eddie de Lange & Irving Mills
My Girl - The Temptations
Never Tear Us Apart - INXS
Night and Day, from Gay Divorce – Cole Porter
One Day Like This – Elbow
One Summer’s Day, from Spirited Away - Joe Hisaishi
Over the Rainbow – Eva Cassidy
Paperback Writer – The Beatles
Paradise - Coldplay
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Pirates of the Caribbean Theme - Hans Zimmer
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rebellion (Lies) – Arcade Fire
Round Midnight – Cootie Williams & Thelonious Monk
Shallow, from A Star is Born – Lady Gaga
She - Charles Aznavour
Shut Up and Dance - Walk the Moon
Signed, Sealed, Delivered I’m Yours – Stevie Wonder
Skyfall – Adele
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
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
Thank U, Next, from Bridgerton – Ariana Grande
The Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini
The Rose – Bette Midler
Three Little Maids, from The Mikado – A. Sullivan, arr. M. Hindson
Thriller – Michael Jackson
To a Wild Rose - Edward McDowell
Under the Sea - The Little Mermaid
Uptown Funk - Mark Ronson
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Wake Me Up - Avicci
We are Young – Fun
We’re Going to be Friends – The White Stripes
What is this Thing Called Love, from Wake up and Dream – Cole Porter
When I’m Sixty Four – The Beatles
Wildest Dreams, from Bridgerton – Taylor Swift
Without You – Peter Ham & Tom Evans
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Wonderwall – Oasis
Yellow – Coldplay
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

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.

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£680
Up to 2 hours£880
Up to 3 hours£1080
Packages
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£680
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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These guys were magnificent for our wedding. They played music before the wedding, when the bride walked in and after our wedding. Could not recommend them highly enough, everyone loved them.

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4 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.

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Sam (
3 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!