String Quartets for hire in Manchester

Find a string quartet for hire in Manchester for your wedding, party or event. Whether you need a wedding string quartet to play you down the aisle or need elegant background music for your corporate event, our string quartets are the perfect sophisticated addition to any event. Plus our groups are made up of the best classically trained musicians in the country. Browse 157 of the best string quartets local to Manchester right here.

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Hire  Dolce Strings String quartet with Encore
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£740 - £1300
String quartetManchester

Dolce Strings is a Manchester & London - based duo/ trio / quartet and provides music for Weddings, Functions and Corporate Events.

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Hire The Echo String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£562.50 - £1000
String quartetLiverpool

Echo Strings are a contemporary/classical, all-female string ensemble based in Liverpool.

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Hire Manchester String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£750 - £1250
String quartetManchester

We've been playing at weddings and events for 20 years now! String Quartet with its heart in Manchester who travel the world.

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Hire Endymion String Quartet & Trio String quartet with Encore
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£460 - £710
String quartetManchester

-String Quartet -String Trio -Electric Violinists -Largest repertoire in the North West Stunning, Versatile, Affordable PLI and PAT insured

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Hire Thackeray String Quartet/Trio String quartet with Encore
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£750 - £812.50
String quartetStockport

The most experienced string quartet/trio in the North West, providing quality music in a wide selection of styles to suit your event.

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Hire Rondino Strings String quartet with Encore
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£500 - £800
String quartetNewton-le-Willows

String Quartet providing vibrant live music for any occasion.

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Hire Athena Strings String quartet with Encore
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£699 - £1099
String quartetManchester

Athena Strings is a modern, exciting and dynamic group of professional musicians who specialise in performing for weddings and events.

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Hire Lyra Strings String quartet with Encore
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£400 - £900
String quartetManchester

High-quality string performances for a wide range of events. Available as a quartet, trio and duo.

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Hire Strelitzia String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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String quartetManchester

Allow us to add a sensitive musical atmosphere to your event, we tailor what and how we play to your individual needs.

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Hire Woodside String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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From£640
String quartetOrmskirk

Woodside String Quartet is based in North West England. We perform a wide range of music including classical, jazz, folk, rock and pop.

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Hire Monzino String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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String quartetChorley

Classical and modern pop remixes // Weddings, parties and private events

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Hire Cupid's Bow Cello Duo String quartet with Encore
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From£320
String quartetManchester

Cupid’s Bow Cello Duo is one of Encore's TOP 5 most booked string duo acts. Perfect for weddings, functions and corporate events.

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Hire Duo Bellatando String quartet with Encore
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£500 - £725
String quartetManchester

Stunning music on cello & harp, a totally original & exciting string group! We've worked with Elbow, Emeli Sandé, Corinne Bailey Rae + more!

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Hire The Untold Orchestra String quartet with Encore
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£2500 - £4000
String quartetManchester

A hip orchestra ready to bring your event to life.

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Hire Papilio Strings String quartet with Encore
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String quartetManchester

Papilio Strings are experienced and dedicated professional musicians committed to bringing the wow factor to your event!

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Hire The Fern String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£500 - £1500
String quartetSheffield

The perfect Yorkshire based musical background for your wedding or event!

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Hire Quartet Cabaret String quartet with Encore
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From£640
String quartetStoke-on-Trent

An exciting and vibrant string quartet with hours of fabulous music to entertain at weddings and special occasions.

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Hire Carlton Ensemble String quartet with Encore
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£550 - £750
String quartetGreater Manchester

Carlton Ensemble's unique string quartet & flute offers its easy-listening sound & unrivalled repertoire for your private & corporate event

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Latest reviews of our String Quartets in Manchester

 Dolce Strings
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"Dolce strings were amazing from the moment we booked to performance on the day of our wedding Ines stayed in communication with us and responded quickly to all our queries. They were accomidating wheh we asked to change from a trio to quartet. We sent over our song list and they played exactly as we requested and played amazingly. It really helped entertain our guest while we had to deal with other things. Thank you so much Dolce Strings and especially Ines. Rob & Andrew"

Robert hired Dolce Strings for a Wedding (available in Manchester)

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"Amazing, anyone should have them to make their day special."

Kalvin hired Dolce Strings for a Wedding (available in Manchester)

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"Dolce Strings were brilliant. My only regret was that I did not manage to sit and enjoy them!"

Jo hired Dolce Strings for a Wedding (available in Manchester)

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FAQs about hiring String Quartets in Manchester

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What is a string quartet?

A string quartet is made up of two violins, one viola, and one cello. The melody will be played by the lead violinist, who will be backed by the second violinist. The cello offers a deep base with intermittent melodies, while the viola provides mid-range harmonies. It is also possible to hire an electric string quartet. Expect unique instrument designs and more of a show/performance than an acoustic string quartet from this electric variation of the standard string quartet line-up.

Is a string quartet good for a wedding?

A traditional string quartet can be an excellent choice for a wedding, adding a touch of elegance and sophistication to the ceremony. Their classical repertoire, featuring compositions from renowned artists like Mozart, Bach, and Beethoven, creates a timeless ambiance, enhancing the romantic atmosphere of the occasion. String quartets can also be incredibly versatile; they can seamlessly transition from classical music during the ceremony to contemporary songs during the reception. This adaptability allows them to cater to various musical tastes and preferences, ensuring a memorable experience for guests with diverse tastes. Moreover, the live performance of string instruments adds a personal and intimate element to the event, leaving a lasting impression on attendees. Their enchanting melodies provide a beautiful backdrop for key moments like the bride's entrance, exchanging vows, and the first dance. In summary, a string quartet can elevate the emotional resonance of a wedding, making it a sophisticated choice for couples seeking a refined and melodious ambience. Their live music enriches the ceremony and reception, creating a memorable atmosphere that enhances the overall wedding experience.

How long should string quartet play at wedding?

When booking a string quartet for your wedding ceremony, you will be provided with music for the following parts of the ceremony: - When the guests arrive - During the bridal procession - While signing the register - When you and your partner exit the ceremony Wedding string quartets are also frequently present at drinks receptions, for example, during cocktail hour and/or dinner. They are loud enough to be heard without drowning out speech. This makes them an excellent alternative for providing background music while retaining the intensity of a live music performance.

Where does string quartet sit for wedding ceremony?

In a wedding ceremony, a string quartet perform to the side, near the front of the venue or ceremony space. Their placement ensures they are visible to guests while maintaining a discreet presence. Whether indoors or outdoors, their strategic position allows their music to enhance the ambience, adding a touch of elegance to the occasion. Coordination with venue staff or wedding planners helps determine the ideal placement for both visibility and acoustics, ensuring the quartet's music resonates beautifully throughout the ceremony.

What makes a good string quartet?

A good string quartet needs skilled musicians who can play their instruments well. They should know how to play their parts with all the small details and techniques. This ensures that the music they make is of high quality and sounds good to the listeners. In addition to being skilled, a good quartet also needs to work well together as a group. They should be able to blend their individual sounds to create a balanced and harmonious overall sound. Experienced string players can also play different types of music, such as classical, jazz, pop, and contemporary. At Encore, we have a collection of talented, versatile, and professional string quartets for hire to help you create a memorable musical experience. We also have a team of experts who are there to help make the bookings process for hiring a string quartet as smooth as possible.

What is the difference between string quartet and orchestra?

String Quartets A string quartet consists of four musicians – two violinists, a violist, and a cellist. String quartets exclusively feature string instruments and focus on intimate chamber music, performing smaller-scale compositions with intricate arrangements. Orchestras An orchestra is a much larger ensemble comprising multiple sections of instruments, including strings, woodwinds, brass, and percussion. In addition to strings, orchestras have woodwind, brass, and percussion sections, creating a broader and more diverse range of sounds. Orchestras are capable of performing complex symphonies, concertos, and large-scale compositions, producing grand, sweeping musical landscapes.

Hiring a String Quartet in Manchester

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Classical, Pop, Jazz
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2 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a String Quartet in Manchester?

The typical price per group member for String Quartets is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£330
£££High-end£400+

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