We have all trained at the UK's leading conservatoires and enjoy performing concerts together as well as music for weddings and functions.
Element were a dream to work with for my father's surprise 60th. I chose them because of the repertoire and yet when I requested a song that was not on the song list they were quick to put it together just for our event. On the night, they slipped in amidst the chaos of 120 people, they prepared and were ready to play. The schedule had to be changed a few times on the night and they were flexible and professional throughout...and then they played. It was beautiful. One of my Uncles stood up involuntarily during Nessun Dorma to look closer and my father repeatedly leant over the dinner table to remark on how wonderfully they played. I could not recommend the Element string Quartet highly enough, but I will certainly try!
Couldn't recomend highy enough. Communicated in a timely manner from the onset, clear with options of music etc, arrived early, set up, were extememly competent professional musicians, that really enhanced our wedding breakfast experience. Many of our guests commented too on how wonderful they were, so please convey our since thanks to Caroline and the team from Lesley & John :-)
The Element String Quartet were excellent, they stepped in literally 24 hours before our wedding when the booked trio had to cancel. They even managed to learn a new arrangement overnight for us as our entrance song was not in their repertoire. They were on time professional and played beautifully. The songs were perfect, would highly recommend this trio for any occasion. THANK YOU Element String Quartet.
The Element String Trio was formed by Luke Howard, Caroline Waters and Martin McNicholas and is named after the late Peter Element, concert pianist and professor at the Royal College of Music. Peter Element was Luke's piano professor during his four years at the RCM and his style of teaching and approach to the performance of music made profound and enduring impression on his students there. Having worked with Emily Groom on several occasions we were delighted that she agreed to join us so that we can perform from the vast treasure-trove that is the string quartet repertoire and completing The Element String Quartet.
This is a good selection of our repertoire but not a complete list. Pop and Rock: Everlasting Love – B. Cason & M Gaydon Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds – Lennon & McCartney Fields of Gold – Sting Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John You’re Beautiful – James Blunt When a Man Loves a Woman – Percy Sledge We’ve Only Just Begun – The Carpenters Album Take a chance on me – ABBA Bridge over troubled waters - Paul Simon It must be love – Madness Nothing Else Matters – Metallica Pretty Woman – Orbison I Don’t Want to Miss A Thing – Aerosmith It’s All About You – McFly Angels – Williams and Chambers Wonderwall – Oasis Somebody to Love – Queen You’re the first the last my everything – Barry White There She Goes – The Las God Only Knows – Wilson/Asher Brown-Eyed Girl – Van Morrison Stand by Me - Ben King Imagine – Lennon Just the Way you are – Billy Joel Nobody Does it better from “The Spy Who Loved Me” – Hamlisch We have all the time in the world from “ On her Majesty’s Secret Service” Diamonds are forever – Shirley Bassey Bitter Sweet Symphony - The Verve One Day Like This - Elbow Viva la Vida - Coldplay Yellow - Coldplay Make You Feel My Love - Adele Classical: Trumpet Tune – Purcell Trumpet Voluntary- Jeremiah Clarke Wedding March – Wagner Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel Rondeau - Mouret Largo from The Four Seasons – Vivaldi Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach Ave Maria – Schubert Air – Bach Traumeri – Schumann Canon – Pachelbel La Rejouissance (from Royal Fireworks) – Handel Air (from Water Music) – Handel Bouree (from Water Music) – Handel Hornpipe (from Water Music) – Handel Wedding March – Mendelssohn Allelujah (from Exultate Jubilate) – Mozart Wachet auf – Bach Sheep may Safely Graze – Bach Ode to Joy – Beethoven Arioso – Bach Panis angelicus – Franck Andante (from Piano concerto no 21) – Mozart Sleeping Beauty Waltz – Tchaikovsky Intermezzo from "Cavalleria Rusticana" - Mascagni Salut D'Amour - Elgar O mio babbino caro - Puccini Nessun Dorma - Puccini Jazz & Blues: Puttin’ On The Ritz - Irving Berlin It Don’t Mean a Thing… - Duke Ellington Five Foot Two, Eyes are Blue – Young/Lewis/Henderson I can’t Give you Anything but Love – Fields/McHugh A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square – Sherwin At Last – Etta James – Gordon and Warren Let’s Do It – Cole Porter Anything Goes – Tango por una Cabeza – Gardel Tango – Albeniz Wonderful World – Weiss Always - Irving Berlin When I fall in love - Heyman and Young Top Hat, White Tie and Tails - Irving Berlin Smoke Gets in Your Eyes - Jerome Kern
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