With over 20 years experience providing fine musicians, Sophistication Strings can provide the perfect atmosphere for your event.
Sophistication Strings comprises a pool of highly trained and experienced professional string players who perform in top UK orchestras such as City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra and London Concert Orchestra. Crossover and commercial experience includes work with artists such as Robbie Williams, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson and Blake. We have also provided backing strings for the X factor and been invited to take part in ITV1's 'May The Best House Win'. All Sophistication Strings' musicians have extensive experience of the wedding and events industry and have performed at high-end Corporate events all over the UK and abroad. In addition to this, we all give solo and chamber music recitals regularly and have worked extensively in the session and recording industries. Sophistication String Quartet and String Trio/Duo performs at weddings, functions and corporate events all over the UK. The Quartet has an extensive repertoire, including classical and light classical works, jazz standards, show tunes and pop arrangements. We will also consider any requests you may have. Sophistication String Quartet/Trio performs many pop songs and jazz standards that are specially arranged. We are completely mobile and require no power supply, which makes us an ideal choice for a civil ceremony or a summer wedding or event, where guests may move outside for drinks and back inside for dinner. The quartet, trio or duo have the flexibility not only to play classical music but also lighter, jazzier music during drinks and dinner. We can easily accompany an instrumental or vocal soloist Our space requirements are minimal and we are ideal for smaller events, parties and weddings. Our repertoire is extensive. Please visit the sound clips below≥
Classical Selection Bach - Air in D ("on the G string") Bach-Gounod - Ave Maria Bach - Badinerie Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No.3 Bach - Double Violin Concerto Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring Bach - Sheep may safely graze Bach - Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme (Sleepers Awake) Barber - Adagio for strings Bartok - Rumanian Folk Dances Beethoven - Ode to Joy Bizet - Carmen: Entr'acte Bizet - Carmen: Overture Boccherini - Minuet Borodin - Polovtsian Dance No.1 Brahms - Hungarian Dance No 5 Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary Delibes - Flower Duet Di Capua - O Sole Mio Dvorak - Humoresque Dvorak - Slavonic Dance no 8 Elgar - Chanson de Matin Elgar - Chanson de Nuit Elgar - Nimrod from Enigma Variations Elgar - Salut d'Amour Franck - Panis Angelicus Grieg - Morning Handel - Air from Water MusicHandel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba Handel - Lascia Ch'io Pianga (Rinaldo) Handel - La Réjouissance Handel - Royal Fireworks Music: Overture Handel - Water Music Massenet - Méditation from Thais Mendelssohn - Wedding March Mozart - Alleluja (from Exsultate, Jubilate) Mozart - Ave Verum Mozart - Divertimento in D K.136 Mozart - Divertimento in B flat K.137 Mozart - Divertimento in F K.138 Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik Offenbach - Barcarolle Pachelbel - Canon Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro Puccini - Nessun Dorma Purcell - Rondeau from Abdelazar Purcell - Trumpet Tune Saint-Saëns - The Swan Schubert - Ave Maria Schubert - Marche Militaire Strauss - Emperor Waltz Strauss - Tales from the Vienna Woods Tchaikovsky - Suite from The Nutcracker Tchaikovsky - Waltz and Scene from Swan Lake Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Sleeping Beauty Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers (from The Nutcracker) Verdi - La Donna e Mobile Verdi - Overture to Forza del Destino (Stella Artois ad) Vivaldi - Four Seasons: Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter Wagner - Bridal March Pop/Jazz Albeniz - Tango Anderson - The Waltzing Cat Anderson - Blue TangoArlen - Over the Rainbow (Wizard of Oz) Aznavour -She Beatles - All You Need is Love Beatles - Eleanor Rigby Beatles - Hey Jude Beatles - Let It Be Beatles - When I'm Sixty-Four Beatles - Yesterday Bon Jovi - Living on a Prayer Coldplay - Clocks Coldplay - Fix You Coldplay - Viva la Vida Coldplay - Yellow Desree - Kissing You Donaldson - Makin' Whoopee Elbow - One Day Like This Elton John - Can you Feel the Love Tonight Elton John - Your Song Gershwin - I Got Rhythm Gershwin - Summertime Fats Waller - Ain't Misbehavin Gardel - Por Una Cabeza (Tango) Harry Warren - That's Amore Horner - Theme from Titanic Karl Jenkins - Palladio Johnny Burke/Artur Johnstone - Pennies from Heaven Joplin - Bethena Joplin - Country Club Rag Joplin - The Entertainer Joplin - Heliotrope Bouquet Joplin - Maple Leaf Rag Joplin - Ragtime Dance Lloyd Webber - Any Dream Will Do (Joseph) Lloyd Webber - Don't Cry For Me Argentina (Evita) Lloyd Webber - Memory (Cats) Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World Mancini - Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany's) Monti -Czardas Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe (The Mission) Porter - Anything Goes Porter - Let's Do It Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody Rolf Lovland / Brendan Graham - You Raise Me Up Rodgers - My Favourite Things & Sound of Music medley Schönberg - I Dreamed a Dream (Les Misérables) Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars Sting - Fields of Gold Frankie Valli - Can't Take My Eyes of You. The Folks Who Live on the Hill - Jerome Kern The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
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