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Saffron Strings Duo

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About Saffron Strings Duo

Award-winning professional string duo for your event!
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We have an extensive repertoire ranging from classical favourites to current chart material, all specially arranged to sound effective for string duo (violin and cello). Established for over fifteen years we have performed at most of the most prestigious venues in the South-East including for HRH The Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace. We are delighted that our expertise and experience have been recognised across the wedding industry with awards from Hitched (2022), Guides for Brides (2018, 2019, 2020), Bridebook (2017, 2018, 2019), and The Wedding Industry Awards (2015 and 2016) and we are founder members of the Association of British Wedding Businesses. We trained at The Royal Academy of Music and offer the highest standard of musicianship for your event.

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Saffron Strings Duo's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Emma M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Really lovely duo, a great addition to the day. Very helpful with music choices and received lots of compliments from our guests. Thank you

Reply from Saffron Strings Duo
1 year ago

Thanks for the lovely review, Emma - we so enjoyed playing for you all!

Vinny F
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

From the day we booked with Saffron Strings, the communication was great and selection of songs to choose from was amazing. I wanted songs that weren’t on their repertoire and it was not a problem to have. From the moment I heard my walking down the aisle song, I just fell in love. The music from Saffron Strings was impeccable, I haven’t got the words to describe how perfect they made our day. Thank you so much for being part of our day and making it so special!

Reply from Saffron Strings Duo
1 year ago

Hi Vinny, Many thanks for your kind words - we loved playing for you and your guests. Hope you had the best day ever! Best wishes, Lorraine & Rachel.

Sebastien J
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Saffron strings were superb. Thank you so much for moving rooms to accommodate our guests who were gathering outside! Couldn’t recommend them enough. They played every type of genre for us too!

Joseph A
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Saffron Strings were fantastic, and their performance at our wedding made the ceremony extra special. Communication with Lorraine was spot on, the process was so easy and their repertoire was well suited to our taste.

Reply from Saffron Strings Duo
1 year ago

Thanks Joe - it was a pleasure to play for you!

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From other customers:

Jess S
1 month ago, for a Wedding in Milton Rd
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5 out of 5

My wedding was last week and I asked Saffron Strings to play 2x 45 minute sets. They were simply amazing, I really wanted to create a Bridgerton style aesthetic playing modern songs in the background to the events and it was perfect. They took requests on the day which was great and also sent me their song list before the day so I could choose the songs I wanted to be played. Could not recommend enough and well worth the money! Thank you ladies you were great.

Lianne B
2 months ago, for a Wedding in Ladbroke Rd
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5 out of 5

Just wanted to say thank you so much for making our ceremony so perfect. The music was beautiful and we couldn’t have asked for anything better! Thank you, Lianne and Russell x

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Saffron Strings Duo's Song list

Tango Albeniz
Greensleeves Anon
Air on the G String Bach
Anna’s Minuet Bach
Arioso Bach
Ave Maria Bach-Gounod
Badinerie Bach
Bourrée Bach
Brandenburg 3 Bach
Gavotte ou la Musette Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring Bach
My Heart Ever Faithful Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze Bach
Two Part Inventions Bach
Wachet Auf Bach
Fur Elise Beethoven
Minuet and Trio Beethoven
Ode to Joy Beethoven
Chanson Boheme from Carmen Bizet
Habanera from Carmen Bizet
Minuet Boccherini
Hungarian Dance No 5 Brahms
Prelude from Te Deum Charpentier
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Clair de Lune Debussy
Flower Duet Delibes
Humoresque Dvorak
Largo from New World Symphony Dvorak
Divenire Ludovico Einaudi
Giorni Dispari Ludovico Einaudi
I Giorni Ludovico Einaudi
Passaggio Ludovico Einaudi
Primavera Ludovico Einaudi
Chanson de Matin Elgar
Salut d’Amour Elgar
Pavane Fauré
Panis Angelicus Franck
Tambourin Gossec
Spanish Dance No 2 Granados
Norwegian Dances Grieg
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Largo from Xerxes Handel
Music for the Royal Fireworks Handel
Sarabande (Theme from “Barry Lyndon”) Handel
The Water Music Handel
Romanze Haydn
Palladio Karl Jenkins
Meditation from Thaïs Massenet
Wedding March Mendelssohn
Duets for Violin and Cello Mozart
Minuet Mozart
Non piu andrai from Marriage of Figaro Mozart
Romance from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Mozart
Turkish Rondo Mozart
Barcarolle Offenbach
Canon Pachelbel
Nessun Dorma Puccini
Rondeau from Abdelazer Purcell
Trumpet Tune Purcell
Rhapsody on a Theme by Paganini: 18th Variation Rachmaninov
Rondeau Rameau
Melody from Scheherazade Rimsky-Korsakov
The Swan Saint-Saëns
Ave Maria Schubert
Scherzo Schubert
The Reaper’s Song Schumann
The Blue Danube Strauss
Pizzicato Polka Strauss
Arabian Dance from The Nutcracker Suite Tchaikovsky
Barcarolle Tchaikovsky
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy Tchaikovsky
March from The Nutcracker Suite Tchaikovsky
Russian Dance from The Nutcracker Suite Tchaikovsky
Waltz from The Sleeping Beauty Tchaikovsky
Allegro from Spring (Four Seasons) Vivaldi
Presto from Summer (Four Seasons ) Vivaldi
Largo from Winter (Four Seasons) Vivaldi
Bridal March Wagner
Make You Feel My Love Adele
One and Only Adele
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith
Over the Rainbow Arlen
Glasgow Love Theme (from Love Actually) Craig Armstrong
PM's Love Theme (from Love Actually) Craig Armstrong
Portuguese Love Song (from Love Actually) Craig Armstrong
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
Say You Won't Let Go James Arthur
She Charles Aznavour
Diamonds are Forever John Barry
God Only Knows The Beach Boys
You’re Beautiful James Blunt
Thank you for loving me Bon Jovi
Bridgerton Theme Kris Bowers
Take Five Brubeck/Desmond
Rather Be Clean Bandit
Layla Eric Clapton
Wonderful tonight Eric Clapton
A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay
Paradise Coldplay
Vida la Vida Coldplay
Yellow Coldplay
This Will Be (An Everlasting Love) Natalie Cole
Wrecking Ball Miley Cyrus
Young and Beautiful Lana Del Ray
Kissing You Des'ree
Game of Thrones Theme Ramin Djawadi
Bad Guy Billie Eilish
One Day Like This Elbow
Spread a Little Happiness Vivian Ellis
Tango por una Cabeza Carlos Gardel
Summertime Gershwin
They Can’t Take That Away From Me Gershwin
How Long Will I Love You Ellie Goulding
For the Love of a Princess (from ‘Braveheart) James Horner
City of Stars (from La La Land) Justin Hurwitz
Billie Jean Michael Jackson
At Last Etta James
Can You Feel The Love Tonight Elton John
The Entertainer Scott Joplin
Maple Leaf Rag Scott Joplin
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes Jerome Kern
Autumn Leaves Kosma & Mercer
All of Me John Legend
The Impossible Dream Andy Williams
All You Need is Love Lennon & McCartney
Yesterday Lennon & McCartney
Hanging by a Moment Lifehouse
You and Me Lifehouse
Let it Go (from Frozen) Kristen & Robert Lopez
Everlasting Love Love Affair
Downton Abbey Theme John Lunn
Moon River Mancini
Material Girl Madonna
Is This Love Bob Marley
Marry You Bruno Mars
In My Blood Shawn Mendes
A Whole New World (from ‘Aladdin’)Alan Menkin
Tale as old as Time Alan Menkin
Gabriel's Oboe Morricone
Have I Told You Lately Van Morrison
Whatever Oasis
Wonderwall Oasis
Ghostbusters Theme Ray Parker Jnr
A Thousand Years Christina Perri
Can’t Help Falling in Love With You Elvis Presley
Unchained Melody Righteous Brothers
My Funny Valentine Rodgers & Hart
Tango La Cumparsita Rodriguez
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
Truly, Madly, Deeply Savage Garden
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Concerning Hobbits Howard Shore
Hoppipolla Sigur Ros
Fly Me to the Moon Sinatra
Latch Sam Smith
I Dreamed a Dream Schonberg
Chasing Cars Snowpatrol
Fields of Gold Sting
Love Story Taylor Swift
Wildest Dreams Taylor Swift
Greatest Day Take That
Africa Toto
Ashokan Farewell Jay Ungar
Bittersweet Symphony The Verve
Tango El Choclo Villoldo
Ain’t Misbehavin’ Thomas ‘Fats’ Waller
The Rose Westlife
Harry Potter Theme John Williams
Jurassic Park Theme John Williams
Star Wars (Main Theme) John Williams
Fawlty Towers Theme Dennis Wilson
La Paloma Yradier
Now We Are Free (theme from ‘Gladiator’)Hans Zimmer
Pirates of the Caribbean Theme Hans Zimmer

Saffron Strings Duo's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£425
Up to 2 hours£470
Up to 3 hours£500
Drinks reception2 musicians
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony2 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.


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Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Most wedding venues in the South-East including Kensington Olympia and Buckingham Palace!

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

An event hosted by the Princess Royal at Buckingham Palace.

Do you have different line-up options?

Our duo line-up is violin and cello but we also have a trio option with the addition of a viola.

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 arrive at the venue 45 minutes before we're due to play. This gives us plenty of time to set up and to liaise with the venue staff so that everything runs smoothly.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes, we're very happy for you to select your favourite pieces from our repertoire list.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, we are an acoustic act so bring our own instruments and music stands etc. The only thing we need at the venue is two chairs without arms.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our current repertoire list it's possible we can have an arrangement made for inclusion on the day. Since very little contemporary material is available for strings we may have to make a small charge to cover this.
Classical, Christmas, Baroque, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Pop rock
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