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About Marino Strings

String quartet
Hello! We are Marino Strings - a highly-trained & dynamic string quartet available for hire in Hampshire, Surrey & beyond.

Marino Strings are a highly-trained and dynamic string quartet available for hire at weddings, parties and corporate events! The quartet mainly travel within Hampshire, Surrey and its neighbouring counties but may also be able to accommodate enquiries further afield – please message directly for a personalised quote. With prices starting from as little as just £200, we cater for all budget options and can be hired as a violin or cello solo (using a PA system), or as a string duo, string trio or full string quartet. We provide all our own instruments and music on the day and are also happy to dress according to your event specifications (we would usually wear all black.) Please get in touch to hear about our full range of wedding packages and pricing options. PLAYER LINE-UP: Charlie Cole violin Hannah Garty violin Jessica Lawless viola (violin) Manikka Marchant cello Note: we do take special requests and are very happy to purchase and arrange sheet music for your special event. There is no limit to the number of songs you can select from our song-list – please see this as a guide below.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We can perform with backing tracks
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Musical theatre, Opera, Baroque, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1930s era music, 1980s era music, 1940s era music, 1990s era music, 1950s era music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Welsh folk, Blues, Jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Funk, R&B, Rock, Spanish music, Tango
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String quartet, String duo, String ensemble, String trio, Electric string ensemble, Electric string quartet
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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, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Pop Repertoire:
• what a wonderful world – george david weiss/bob thiele • summer of 69 – bryan adams • god only knows – tony asher/brian wilson (The beach boys) • all you need is love (two arrangements) – the beatles • eleanor rigby – the beatles • yesterday – lennon & mccartney • crazy in love – beyonce • love on top – beyonce • halo – beyonce • xo – beyonce • I got you/i feel good – james brown • wrecking ball – miley cyrus • wonderful tonight – eric clapton • rather be – clean bandit/jess glynne • hallelujah – leonard cohen • survivor – destiny’s child • annie’s song – john denver • make you feel my love – adele • mr. blue sky – jeff lynne • sweet dreams – eurhythmics • bring me to life – evanescence • love me like you do – ellie goulding • sweet child of mine – guns n roses • stand by me – ben e. king • all of me – john legend • numb – linkin park • amazing – bruno mars • i’m yours – jason mraz • whatever – oasis • karma police – radiohead • bohemian rhapsody – queen • toxic – britney spears • fields of gold – sting • my girl – the temptations • dancing in the moonlight – sherman kelly • all about that bass – meghan trainor • happy – pharrell • half the world away – oasis (aurora, john lewis xmas advert) • you’ve got the love – florence & the machine • rule the world – take that • paradise – coldplay
• shape of you – ed sheeran • despacito – luis fonsi & daddy yankee • blackbird – lennon & mccartney • everything – michael buble • across the universe – lennon & mccartney • crazy little thing called love – freddie mercury • creep – radiohead • here comes the sun – the beatles • life on mars – david bowie • smells like teen spirit – nirvana • in my life – lennon & mccartney • stairway to heaven – jimmy page & robert plant • I can’t help falling in love with you (two arrangements) – elvis presley • get lucky – daft punk • beautiful day – u2 • thinking out loud – ed sheeran • viva la vida – coldplay • clocks – coldplay • everything I do (I do it for yoU) – bryan adams • just dance – lady gaga • smooth criminal – michael jackson • perfect day – lou reed • young and beautiful – lana del ray • bittersweet symphony – the verve • top of the world – the carpenters • you’re aMAZING (just the way you are) – bruno mars • marry you – bruno mars • funky town – lipps inc. • secrets – one republic
Classical Repertoire:
• minuet and trio (from string quintet in e major) – boccherini • spring (from the four seasons) – vivaldi • largo from winter (the four seasons) – “ • theme from symphony no. 1 – brahms • trumpet tune – clarke • arioso – j.s bach • ode to joy – beethoven • wachet auf – j.s bach • theme from hungarian dance no.5 – brahms • flower duet – delibes • panis angelicus – frank • canon in d – pachelbel • ‘water music’ – handel
• ‘royal fireworks music’ – “ • meditation from ‘thais’ – massenet • wedding march (from ‘a midsummer night’s dream’) – mendelssohn • rondeau – mouret • ave verum corpus – mozart • air from suite in d – bach • sheep may safely graze – “ • jesu, joy of man’s desiring – “ • arrival of the queen of sheba – handel • eine kleine nachtmusik (1. allegro, 2. romance, 3. menuetto, 4. rondo), mozart • ave maria – schubert • wedding march – wagner • o mio bab bino caro (from gianni schnicchi) – puccini • the flower song (from lakme) – delibes • der vogelfanger (from the magic flute) – mozart • bei mannern (from the magic flute) – mozart • barcarolle (from tales of hoffman) – offenbach • habanera (from carmen) – bizet • toreador’s song (from carmen) – bizet • brandenburg concerto no. 3 (two movements) – bach • lacrimosa (from requiem mass) – mozart • nimrod (from the enigma variations) – elgar • libertango – piazzolla • divertimento in d major (three movements) – mozart • divertimento in bb maj0r (three movements) – “ • divertimento in f (three movements) – “ • string quartet op. 18, no.1 (first movement) – beethoven • quartet no. 4 in c major (three movements) – mozart • quartet no. 1 in g major (four movements) – “ • holberg suite (five movements) – grieg • st paul’s suite (four movements) – holst • waltz of the flowers (from the nutcracker ballet) – tchaikovsky • love’s greeting – salut d’amour • salut d’amour – elgar • plaisir d’amour – martini • dance of the sugar plum fairy (from the nutcracker ballet) – tchaikovsky • la donna e mobile – verdi • adagio – albinoni • the swan (from the carival of the animals) – saint-saens
Film/Other Repertoire:
• autumn leaves – johnny mercer • edelweiss (from the sound of music) – rogers & hammerstein
• smoke gets in your eyes – kern/harbach • summertime (from porgy and bess) – gershwin • moon river – mancini • la vie en rose – edith piaf • jerusalem (hymn/trad.) – parry • my way – sinatra • oh, I do like to be beside the seaside – glover-kind • canon lan, bread of heaven (welsh hymns/trad.) • hymns and arias (wales v scotland 2016, welsh trad.) – boyce • beyond the sea (la mer) – trenet • can can – offenbach • alexander’s ragtime band – berlin • amazing grace – gospel/trad. • down by the riverside – gospel/trad. • house of the rising sun (trad.) • the teddy bears’ picnic – bratton • he’s got the whole world in his hands – trad. • For he’s a jolly good fellow – trad. • scarborough fair (english) – trad. • danny boy (irish) – trad. • tarantella napoletana (italian) – trad. • la bamba (mexican) – trad, • la cucaracha – trad. • Mexican hat dance – trad. • Drunken sailor – trad. • Game of thrones theme – diawadi • nearer, my god to thee (sinking titanic music) – adams • james bond theme – norman • james bond skyfall – adele • james bond diamonds are forever – bassey • por una cabeza – gardel • star wars theme – williams • hedwig’s theme (from harry potter) – williams • somewhere over the rainbow (from the wizard of oz) – arlen • tale as old as time (theme from beauty and the beast, two arrangements) – ashman/menken • concerning hobbits (from lord of the rings: the fellowship of the ring) – shore • mirai E (to the future) – himeka
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Duo, Trio or full String Quartet.

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

This is not a problem. We can adjust the booking (and fee) up to one week in advance of the booking according to your requirements for the day.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes minimum please.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We own all of our instruments and also provide our own music and music stands. All we ask is that you lay out four chairs for us on the day.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, definitely! Please note, arranging or purchasing any musical requests for your event may incur nominal additional charges.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We are a brand new quartet, hoping to make an impact in the wedding world! We are hoping you'll love everything about us!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We are a newly-formed group. We're sure you're going to love us!

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

We are influenced by many of the major internationally-renowned string quartets and symphony orchestras of the classical world. We are all highly-trained and passionate classical players.

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

I'll say it again - we're BRAND new! :) But that means we're young, fresh, enthusiastic and rearing to go! We are ready to leave our bootprint and make your special event absolutely POP!


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£750
Available services
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