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About Saffron Strings Duo

Award-winning professional string duo for every event.
String duo
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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 including 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. Members of the quartet trained at The Royal Academy of Music and The Guildhall School of Music and Drama and offer the highest standard of musicianship for your event.

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
Encore badges
Lightning fast responses
Average response time under 2 hours
Saved the day!
Booked for an Encore gig with less than 24 hours’ notice
4th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 4 years
10 gigs
Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
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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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Birthday party, Christmas party
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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
I Giorni 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
Tico-Tico Zequinha Abreu
Make You Feel My Love Adele
One and Only Adele
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith
Over the Rainbow Arlen
Portuguese Love Song (from Love Actually) Craig Armstrong
What a Wonderful World Louis Armstrong
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
Take Five Brubeck/Desmond
Rather Be Clean Bandit
A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay
Paradise Coldplay
Vida la Vida Coldplay
Yellow Coldplay
Young and Beautiful Lana Del Ray
Kissing You Des'ree
Game of Thrones Theme Ramin Djawadi
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
For the Love of a Princess (from ‘Braveheart) James Horner
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 (The Man from La Mancha) Mitch Leigh/Andy Williams
All You Need is Love Lennon & McCartney
Yesterday Lennon & McCartney
Hanging by a Moment Lifehouse
You and Me Lifehouse
I Dreamed a Dream Lloyd-Webber
Let it Go (from Frozen) Kristen & Robert Lopez
Everlasting Love Love Affair
Moon River Mancini
Is This Love Bob Marley
Marry You Bruno Mars
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
My Funny Valentine Rodgers & Hart
Tango La Cumparsita Rodriguez
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson/Bruno Mars
Perfect Ed Sheeran
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Hoppipolla Sigur Ros
Fly Me to the Moon Sinatra & others
Chasing Cars Snowpatrol
Fields of Gold Sting
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
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Most wedding venues in the South-East!

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, and a full string quartet.

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?

We are an acoustic act so bring our own instruments. The only thing we ask for is 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.


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

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Up to 1 hour£400
Up to 2 hours£415
Up to 3 hours£430
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From Encore customers:

Emer B
28 days ago
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David G
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Can’t thank you enough for such beautiful playing at our wedding last weekend. You made our church service so magical, and the reception music you played went great for the atmosphere and vibe of our special day. You response times to me emails was brilliant and you gave us a real confidence in the lead up to the day. Can’t recommend you enough! Get booking saffron strings!!! Thank you :)

Tiffany C
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely incredible. Would highly recommend. Saffron Strings stepped in last minute when our original musician fell through. They were a breath of fresh air amongst our otherwise stressful wedding planning! We could not be happier with their performance and how accommodating they were in the planning process. Thank you SO much!!

Jennifer B
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Saffron Duo played at our wedding drink’s reception, they were brilliant and entertained our guests, with the majority commenting on how good they were. Would highly recommend.

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From other customers:

Chanelle A
9 months ago, for a Wedding in Compton Acres
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5 out of 5

We cannot thank you enough for performing absolutely beautifully on our wedding last weekend. It was everything I could have dreamt of and I would most certainly recommend you to anyone. Mr and Mrs A x

Hannah L
9 months ago, for a Wedding in The St
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5 out of 5

I just wanted to send you a note to say thank you so much for playing during our Wedding ceremony- all of our guests commented on how beautiful the music was, and we're already looking forward to watching our video to hear you both play! Thanks once again! Hannah & Kasper

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