Weston String Quartet
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Por una cabeza - Carlos Gardel, performed by Weston String Quartet
Nothing Else Matters - Tribute to Metallica, by Weston String Quartet
About Weston String Quartet
Weston String Quartet is a high-quality string ensemble based in Sheffield
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Average response time under 2 hours
This act has been working with Encore for over 3 years
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Renaissance, Musical theatre, Opera, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Experimental, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Tribute, Rock, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock, Rock 'n' Roll, World music, Tango, Spanish music, Mariachi, Latin, Cuban music, Russian music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Alternative rock, Britpop, Post rock, Argentinian, Jewish music, Italian music, Polish music, Polka
The performance level of Weston String Quartet is high, so we can make and play arranges of any song or piece that you want.
The following are some suggestions, depending on your event:
Classic mix (Suitable for weddings):
Air - J. S. Bach
Adagio - T. Albinoni
Ave María - C. Gounod
Ave María - F. Schubert
* Canon in D - Pachelbel (Outstanding for walking down the aisle!)
Cantabile - Tartini
Largo - Haendel
Wedding March - F. Mendelssohn/Bartholdy
Wedding March - Wagner
Tchaikovsky - Danse Russe from Swan Lake Suite
Tchaikovsky - Sleeping Beauty Walz
Beethoven - Egmont Overture, Op. 84 for String Quartet (arr. C. A. Orozco)
Schubert - The Death and the Maiden
Czardas - Vittorio Monti
Massenet - Thais Meditation
Humoresque - Dvorak
Violin Concerto in G - Mozart
Spring - Vivaldi
Summer - Vivaldi
Winter - Vivaldi
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Nothing else matters - Metallica
Stairway to Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Thriller - Micheal Jackson
Lady Gaga Mix (Poker face, Bad Romance, Just dance) - (arr. by Larry Moor)
My heart will go on - From Titanic
The Pink Panter - Henry MancinyCry me
Cry me a river - Arthur Hamilton
O sole mío - Eduardo di Capola
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Let it Be - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
Get back - John Kennon & Paul McCartney
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Themes from TES
Por una cabeza - Carlos Gardel
Oblivion - A. Piazzola
El día que me quieras - Carlos di Sarli
El choclo - Samuel Castriota
Tango - Albeniz
The Devil´s Dream
Do you have different line-up options?
We usually work as a string quartet. We can always form a trio or a duet from there, and we are also very active in our local musical community, and can get almost any additional instrument or singer if requested! We can also put together an orchestra for bigger events.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
As long as you let us know with enough anticipation, we'll do our best to make it work. Similarly, if we have another booking on the same day as yours, we'll let you know so we are all aware in case emergencies pop up. Worst case scenario, we can work out a solution like filling up any schedule changes by calling in some of our colleagues.
How much time do you need to set up?
As an acoustic quartet, we can get to playing as fast as in 15 minutes from arrival to the venue if chairs and space are readily available. We always plan our arrival at least one hour before the event.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Yes! We normally include this option at no additional cost. We have an extensive library of classical, pop, rock, and movie soundtrack pieces - more than 10,000 titles. The list here is just representative, since it would be pointless to list all of that. It is much simpler to tell us what you want.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Yes, we do. We normally play acoustically. If for any reason the event requires amplification, we are happy to work out what we need to take ourselves to use the venue's systems.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
We have our own library, and also know the right people to get pretty much any music you might want. No extra cost for this. We also have a resident music arranger, so if for any reason there is no sheet music for the song you want, we can get it done! In this case, we need at least three weeks' notice to sort it out, and an extra £32.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
People tend to like our friendly approach to our service. We are very much in love with our music, and play as much for fun than as a job.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
We play regularly at Firth Hall in Sheffield, as the four of us are part of the Sheffield University Symphony Orchestra, and the Sheffield University Chamber Orchestra. We also perform with the Sheffield Festival Orchestra at St. John's Church Ranmoor. We also play with the Sheffield Chamber Orchestra and the Sheffield Philharmonic Orchestra
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
The Latinamerican String Quartet, and the Guarnieri Quartet.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Recently, we played for the Sheffield Broadway Orchestra as part of a research project on lost numbers of notable musicals, which was featured on the BBC. Our members have also appeared in the feature film "A la Mala" (Pantelion Films), and music videos for Golden Music Publishing.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Up to 1 hour||£684|
|Up to 2 hours||£774|
|Up to 3 hours||£916|
Wedding ceremony4 musicians
This includes music before the service begins, your choice of grand entrance music for the aisle, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. This totals about 1 hour of music.
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