String Quartets for hire in Newbury

Find a string quartet for hire in Newbury 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 144 of the best string quartets local to Newbury right here.

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Hire Sonore String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£400 - £1000
String quartetMaidenhead

South England Wedding Musician of the year 23/24.Dynamic & versatile quartet, trio or duo to make your event sparkle with a huge repertoire

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Hire Destiny’s Strings String quartet with Encore
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£650 - £1500
String quartetHigh Wycombe

The top acoustic and electric string ensemble in England and South Wales! Performing any style of music, from Beethoven to Beyoncé.

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Hire Quattro String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£993.75 - £1187.50
String quartetAlton

Quattro is a professional string quartet based in Surrey, Hampshire, Berkshire, Sussex, London and the South East.

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Hire Clarice Rarity String quartet with Encore
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£350 - £800
String quartetFaringdon

Classical, Folk, Pop: Acoustic accompanied violin rep. Toured round the world for Ballet company - Akram Kahn. Recorded for pop and film.

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Hire Lumos Live String quartet with Encore
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£1875 - £8750
String quartetReading

A magical string trio candlelight experience! We have delivered hundreds of concerts across the UK and around the world.

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Hire Cotswold Ensemble String quartet with Encore
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£450 - £885
String quartetOxford

16 professionally-qualified & experienced players. Specialists in string quartets for weddings & special events, huge range of repertoire.

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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 Giardino Strings String quartet with Encore
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£350 - £2380
String quartetLondon

Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians

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Hire Halo Strings String quartet with Encore
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£750 - £1625
String quartetLondon

Flawless music entertainment for your event. Luxury, all Female, Classical and Electric string quartet

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Hire City String Ensemble String quartet with Encore
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£1250 - £3750
String quartetLondon

A modern twist on the traditional string quartet. Expect unique renditions of modern pop songs as well as all your classical favourites!

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Hire Palatine String Quartet, Trio & Duo String quartet with Encore
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From£640
String quartetLondon

Modern string quartet to add the wow factor to your wedding or corporate event performing a range of classical pop rock and bollywood music

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Hire Fendt Ensemble String quartet with Encore
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£750 - £1250
String quartetDorking

Fendt Ensemble is a high quality string ensemble, offering sophisticated music for different occasions including weddings, parties and more.

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Hire Vivace Virtuosos String quartet with Encore
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£480 - £800
String quartetLondon

The Vivace Virtuosos are sought-after musicians, available for a wide range of personal and corporate events in London and further afield.

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Hire String Infusion String quartet with Encore
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£375 - £2700
String quartetLondon

String Infusion are an all female vibrant electric/acoustic string ensemble ranging from 1-20+ players covering a range of music genres.

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Hire Bowfiddle Strings String quartet with Encore
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£480 - £825
String quartetKings Langley

Bowfiddle is a string ensemble which specializes in classical and light music entertainment. Duo, Trio or the classic string Quartet.

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Hire Andante String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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From£640
String quartetBirmingham

AWARD WINNING PROFESSIONAL STRING QUARTET WITH REPERTOIRE RANGING FROM BACH TO BEYONCÉ AND TCHAIKOVSKY TO THE KILLERS.

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Hire ZHL STRINGS String quartet with Encore
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£650 - £950
String quartetGreater London

ZHL Strings is a London based String Ensemble, Available for: Concerts, Weddings, Parties, Workshops, Corporate functions and Special events

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Hire Finishing Touch String Quartet String quartet with Encore
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£350 - £650
String quartetChichester

The Finishing Touch are an experienced ensemble that have performed at hundreds of weddings and events, including for the Royal Family!

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Latest reviews of our String Quartets in Newbury

Sonore String Quartet
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"We had hired a boat for my 70th birthday celebration. Kathryn and Neil found a corner and played throughout the journey - it was lovely!"

Anne hired Sonore String Quartet for a Private event (available in Newbury)

Verified Review, 5 May 2024
Cotswold Ensemble
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"Fiona and Jo were wonderful. They provided a brilliant night of music for our concert. They answered all queries quickly, arrived exactly when they said they would, and performed beautifully. I cannot recommend them enough. "

James hired Cotswold Ensemble for a Charity event (available in Newbury)

Verified Review, 18 November 2023
Sonore String Quartet
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"The string duo was perfect in playing different type of music. It is impressive that they can play the Hebrew and Hong Kong music provided to them very well."

C hired Sonore String Quartet for a Wedding (available in Newbury)

Verified Review, 2 September 2023

FAQs about hiring String Quartets in Newbury

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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 Newbury

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Classical, Pop, Jazz
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June, July, August

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

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

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