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Piacere String Quartet

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About Piacere String Quartet

String quartet
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The Piacere String Quartet, in the pursuit of excellence!

The Piacere String Quartet, although a relatively new ensemble, is made up of highly experience professional musicians based in the South of England. All members have studied at London Conservatoires and have performed extensively around the world. Inna Erskine (first violin) started playing the violin at the age of 3. She was awarded a scholarship to the Royal College of Music, Junior Department by the age of 9 where she studied with Pamela Spofforth and Professor Grigori Zhislin. Three years later, she was awarded a scholarship to attend the Purcell School of Music where she continued her studies with Jean Fiske and Professor Jack Glickman. Inna has performed in Germany, France and the United States and in the UK's Guildhall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Rooms. Michael Sullivan (second violin) studied at Trinity College of Music. Since then he has had a successful career as a freelance violinist, conductor and educational manager. He has been Head of String Teaching for Berkshire, West Sussex and Guernsey Music Services. Michael was founder of the Chichester Pro Camerata, has performed with the Camerata String Quartet and the Stagg String Quartets and has conducted the Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra. Emily Hester (viola) has performed extensively as soloist, recitalist and chamber musician in venues including London's Southbank Centre, Wigmore Hall, Barbican Centre, Cheltenham Festival and the Aurora Chamber Music Festival in Sweden. She recently received a full scholarship to participate and perform at the Astona International Summer Music Academy in Switzerland and premiered Peter Longworth's Stemming Verses; echoes of Yarrow for solo viola at the City of London Festival. Having graduated from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama with distinction, Emily has studied with Krzysztof Chorzelski, Mark Knight and Philip Dukes and classical improvisation with David Dolan. Emily has worked as a session musician for EMI at Abbey Road Studios and with ensembles, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, Shanghai Philharmonic, Chamber Orchestra Anglia, Thames Festival Orchestra, Orion Symphony Orchestra, Euphonia Chamber Orchestra, Waldegrave Ensemble, Women of the World Symphony, National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, where she was principal viola for the 2004 - 2005 season, appearing frequently at the BBC Proms and with the Guildhall Chamber Orchestra on BBC Radio 3. Graham Elliott (cello) stared to learn the cello at a North London secondary modern school and progress was rapid and led to a place at music college. Teachers over the next few years include William Pleeth, Leonard Rose and Tibor de Machula. A member of the London Philharmonic Orchestra in the late 1960’s was followed by a move to work with London Symphony Orchestra from 1970 onwards. Working with all the major London and some European orchestral ensembles was an exciting time. Collaborating with musicians of the calibre of Benjamin Britten and Dimitri Shostakovich being the highlights. Graham has also worked with many of the worlds leading rock and pop musicians and playing on the sound tracks of many films has brought great variety and interest to a multi faceted career. As more players sort help and advice Graham turned to teaching and a move from London to the South Coast.

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 with backing tracks
Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Electronic, 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, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Ragtime, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Soul
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String quartet, String duo, String trio, String octet, String ensemble, String sextet, Electric string quartet, Classical ensemble, Classical trio, Chamber orchestra, Classical duo, Jazz duo, Early music ensemble
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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

Modern / Popular / Jazz Repertoire
All of Me – John Legend
All you Need is Love - Beatles
Always a Woman – Billy Joel
At Last - Etta James
Be True to Your School – Beach Boys
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon & Garfunkel
Candle In The Wind – Elton John
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Creep - Radiohead
Deep River
Don’t Stop Believing – Journey (Everything I Do) I Do It For You – Bryan Adams
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Firework – Katy Perry
Five Hundred Miles - Proclaimers
Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
Happy - Pharrell
Harry Potter Medley – Williams
Help! - Beatles
Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
I Swear – All 4 One
I’ve Got Rhythm - Gershwin
In My life - Beatles
Isn’t She lovely – Stevie Wonder
It Don’t Mean A Thing If It Aint Got That Swing - Gershwin
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Killing Me Softly With His Song – Fuji’s
Kissing You – Des’ree
La Vie En Rose - Louis Armstrong
Lay Me Down - Sam Smith
Make You Feel My Love – Bob Dylan/Adele
Moon River – Henry Mancini
More Than Words - Extreme
Must Be Love - Madness
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
Nobody Does It Better - Carly Simon
Nobody’s Fault But Mine – Gospel Traditional
One Day Like This – Elbow
On Days Like These - Matt Monro (from The Italian Job)
Over The Rainbow - Judy Garland
S’Wonderful - Gershwin
Portuguese Love Theme from Love Actually – Craig Armstrong
Rule the World – Take That
Smile - Nat King Cole (originally by Charlie Chaplin)
Someone To Watch Over Me
Something Stupid – Frank Sinatra
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Stand By Me – Ben E King
Summertime - Gershwin
The Man I Love - Gershwin
They Can’t Take That Away From Me - Gershwin
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Time of Your Life – Green Day
Under The Sea - Disney
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge
When you say Nothing at All – Ronan Keating
The Wonder of You – Elvis
Without You - Gershwin
You Look Wonderful Tonight – Clapton
Classical Repertoire
Anon - Feux Interdits
Anon - Greensleeves
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Air on the G String
Bach - Badinerie
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Beethoven - Adagio from Moonlight Sonata
Beethoven - 5 Secrets
Bruch - Adagio from Violin Concerto No 1
Chopin - Prelude in E Minor
Chopin - Polonaise Militaire
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Fletcher - Fiddle Dance
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Grieg - Gavotte from Holberg Suite
Handel - Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - Aria from Xerxes
Karl Jenkins - Palladio
Liszt - Liebestraum
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Monti - Czardas
Mouret - Rondeau
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart - Serenade from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart - Divertimento No 1
Mozart - Rondo Alla Turca
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Pachelbel - Canon in D Puccini Nessun Dorma
Purcell - Trumpet Tune
Purcell - Hornpipe
Saint-Saens - The Swan
Schubert - Ave Maria
Strauss - Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
Tchaikovsky - March from Nutcracker Suite
Traditional - Amazing Grace
Vivaldi - Largo from the Four Seasons
Wagner - Bridal Chorus


From customers:

Bognor B, 1 year ago

The strings added so much to the Big Band and we would certainly like to perform with you again in the future!