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The Bell Quartet

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About The Bell Quartet

Award-winning professional string quartet based in the UK. Available for functions, weddings and events, as well as recitals and recordings.
String quartet
London

Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, the Bell Quartet is a versatile ensemble with experience performing at functions, weddings and events, as well as recording and giving recitals. Recent highlights include playing for the launch of a new sports car at Althorp House, the appointment of a QC, and the birthday of a former Law Lord. The quartet has also recently recorded a live music video with vocal artist Matshidiso, and performed at Eton College, Radlett Music Club, Brundibár Arts Festival, and the Marylebone Music Festival. The Bell Quartet was established by sisters Rebecca and Hannah Bell, Erik Fauss and Joseph Keenan. The quartet won the Wolfe Wolfinsohn Quartet Prize at the Royal Academy in 2019. They maintain a busy performance schedule and have an ongoing relationship with Eton College, providing chamber tuition for their student ensembles. In addition to the traditional concert format, the quartet likes to explore alternative performance settings that transform the audience experience, such as performing ‘in the round’. In their spare time, the Bell Quartet enjoys drinking tea and singing along to musical theatre at full volume.

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Contemporary classical, Baroque, Musical theatre, Christmas, Folk, Jazz, Light music, Pop, Easy listening, Acoustic, Covers, Tango, Film / TV music
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Cruise, Wedding proposal, Bar / Club / Venue event
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Song list

Requests and custom arrangements available. Just drop us a message!
SAMPLE SONG LIST
Light Classical:
Bach - Air
Bach - Arioso
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
Borodin - Nocturne from String Quartet No. 2
Brahms - Andante Moderato from String Quartet in A minor Op. 51 No. 2
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No.5
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Elgar - Chanson de Matin
Elgar - Salut d'Amour
Franck - Panis angelicus
Grieg - Waltz
Handel - Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - Five Pieces from ‘Music for the Royal Fireworks’ inc. La Réjouissance
Haydn - Allegro Con Spirito from String Quartet in G major Op. 76 No. 1
Haydn - Adagio Sostenuto from String Quartet in G major Op. 76 No. 1
Haydn - String Quartet in Bb major Op. 76 No. 4
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Mozart - Divertimento in D major K.136
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik K.525
Mozart - Andante from String Quartet No. 2 in D major K.155
Mozart - Andante from String Quartet No. 21 in D major K.575
Mozart - Adagio from String Quartet No. 17 in Bb major K.458
Mozart - Andante cantabile from String Quartet No. 19 in C major K. 465
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Schubert - Ave Maria
Schumann - Träumeri
Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Waltz
Vivaldi - Largo from ‘Winter’
Wagner - Wedding March
Opera:
Delibes - Flower Duet from ‘Lakme’
Handel - Aria from Xerxes
Puccini - Nessun dorma from ‘Turandot’
Sullivan - Three Little Maids from ‘The Mikado’
Pop, Jazz and Film:
Gay - Leaning on a Lamppost
Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’
Jay Z - Forever Young
Kretzmer & Aznavour - She
Lennon & McCartney - A Hard Day’s Night
Lennon & McCartney - All You Need Is Love
Lennon & McCartney - When I’m Sixty Four
Mancini - Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s)
Paramore - Still Into You
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Musical Theatre and Disney:
Lionel Bart - Food, glorious food (Oliver)
Lionel Bart - As long as he needs me (Oliver)
Leonard Bernstein - Maria (West Side Story)
Jerry Bock - If I Were A Rich Man (Fiddler on the Roof)
Andrew Lloyd Webber - All I Ask Of You (Phantom of the Opera)
Alan Menken - A Whole New World (Aladdin)
Folk:
Traditional arr. The Danish String Quartet - Peat Dance from Wood Works
Traditional arr. The Danish String Quartet - Ribers No. 8 ("Sterrands Rand") from Wood Works
CONCERT REPERTOIRE
Bartók - String Quartet No. 1 Sz.40
Beethoven - String Quartet in C minor Op. 18 No. 4
Brahms - String Quartet in A minor Op. 51 No. 2
Britten - Three Divertimenti
Golijov - Tenebrae
Haydn - String Quartet in G major Op. 76 No. 1
Haydn - String Quartet in Bb major Op. 76 No. 4
Puccini - Crisantemi
Traditional arr. The Danish String Quartet - Peat Dance from Wood Works
Traditional arr. The Danish String Quartet - Ribers No. 8 ("Sterrands Rand") from Wood Works
Turina - La Oración del Torero
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

We bring a high level of sophistication and professionalism to our performances, but we also like to have fun!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

We've been fortunate to perform at some beautiful events venues, such as Althorp House, Ironmongers Hall, and the London Wetland Centre. Collectively, we've performed at many prestigious venues around the world, including Westminster Abbey, the Barbican, Eton College, the Kennedy Center, King's College Chapel (Cambridge), and the Royal Albert Hall.

Do you have different line-up options?

We can also perform as a string trio or duo. String quartet line-up: Violin, Violin, Viola, Cello. String trio line-up: Violin, Viola, Cello. String duo line-up: Violin and Cello.

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

If your timings change in the run-up to the event, just drop us a message and we will quickly let you know if we are able to accommodate the change. If you would like to extend the overall performance time, there will usually be an additional fee.

How much time do you need to set up?

We aim to arrive at least 30 mins before the performance time, in order to set up and finalise any last-minute details (such as wedding ceremony cues).

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

Yes, you can choose the pieces you would like us to play. Alternatively, you can ask for a particular genre or mood to accompany your event: for example, you might like to choose specific pieces for your wedding ceremony, followed by an upbeat set for the reception. We are also happy to provide recommendations.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

We bring everything but the chairs! We will need 4 armless chairs or stools so that we can move freely while performing. If we are performing outside, we also need access to rain cover in the event of bad weather in order to continue playing while protecting our instruments.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely! If you have a specific song in mind, we'd be happy to source or arrange it for you. Please feel free to message us with the details and we will let you know if we already have access to the song, or if we can arrange the song for you (for a small additional fee).

Prices

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

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Up to 1 hour£875
Up to 2 hours£1250
Up to 3 hours£1625
Packages
Wedding Ceremony & Reception4 musicians
This includes music for the following: - To set the mood and entertain guests before the service begins (30 mins); - For the entrance of the bride; - During the signing of the register; - For the couple to walk out to; and - For the reception (1 hour).
£1400

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Tony L, 3 years ago

I wish you could read some of the letters we have had! They are, almost all, enthusiastic about the music, and especially the Mozart quartet. I felt this the moment you arrived, and I knew it was going to be a success […] I could see that you were enjoying yourselves, and I know from some of the very experienced musicians who listened carefully how good you were. Thank you very very much.

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Alan T, 3 years ago

When we invited the Bell Quartet to play the string arrangements on a selection of Eagles classic ballads - including Desperado, Wasted Time and New York Minute - we knew from listening to their demos that we'd be getting a high level of musical ability. But the girls deliver more than that - they're professional, courteous, enthusiastic and have a great stage presence. We can't wait to work with them again.

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