London String Quartets

London String Quartets

Take a browse through our exceptionally talented range of string quartets in London.

Performing an eclectic repertoire that includes everything from classical and jazz to Hollywood movie soundtracks, a London string quartet will provide the perfect live entertainment for your wedding or corporate event.

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Hire a String Quartet London

Our hand-picked roster is an ever-expanding sea of talent, and this is rarely exemplified better than by our selection of London string quartets. A time-tested formula with all the inherited finesse of Haydn, Beethoven, Schubert and Mozart, our quartets are guaranteed to raise the sophistication bar at your event. Always a favourite choice for weddings, the sheer elegance and style of a London string quartet is sure to make a lasting impression.

Book a Wedding String Quartet in London

String quartet wedding music remains the go-to option for couples across the UK. With a versatile repertoire, spanning across every genre imaginable, a wedding string quartet promises to create an atmosphere that will be enjoyed by weddings guests of all ages.

We represent only the finest string musicians in London. Trained at well-regarded conservatoires across the world, our musicians have had the pleasure of working alongside some of the biggest names in the music business, from Madonna and Take That to Peter Gabriel and Shirley Bassey.

String Quartets for London Corporate Events

If your organising a corporate event, our string duos, trio and quartets are the perfect way to welcome your guests. Each year we book hundreds of corporate events for high-profile clients that include Google, Amazon, Adobe, Virgin Holidays and more.

For something more striking, consider one of our high-energy electric string quartets, offering a choreographed set of upbeat classical favourites.

Juniper Strings
From £410
An impressive group of classically trained musicians, who together perform wonderfully enchanting arrangements from an array of genres....
Oceano Strings
From £490 + VAT
A wonderfully talented string ensemble to complement any special occasion including weddings, champagne receptions and garden parties. This fabulous quartet of...
Electrica
From £695
A modern all-female string quartet bringing a rock 'n' roll edge to classical music. Featuring either acoustic or electric strings, the band have put together a range...
The Rosettes
From £440
An all-female string ensemble specialising in light background music for wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions and more. The Rosettes are a versatile group available...
Guildhall Strings
From £510
Add a touch of elegance to your event with the highly professional Guildhall Strings. Available to hire for weddings, civil partnerships,...
Pacifico Strings
From £595
A highly professional string duo, trio and quartet, available to hire for drinks receptions, wedding ceremonies and background music....
Delicato Strings
From £585
A talented string quartet with a sound that exhibits quality and experience. With a huge repertoire that spans from classical to...
Storm
From £2100
Storm light up a stage like no other, with stunning visuals and incredible playing, the energy from this electric string quartet is unbound and electrifying. Each one...
Fitzrovia Strings
From £715
A graceful and alluring string ensemble with an extensive song list. Fitzrovia Strings are a collaborative group of classically trained...
Olympia Ensemble
From £610
With a diverse and wide-ranging repertoire, Olympia Ensemble offer the quintessential string experience, perfectly suited for wedding...
Kensington Ensemble
From £775
Jazz up your event with the swinging sounds of Kensington Ensemble. Kensington Ensemble are a group of experienced performers, featuring...
Atlantis Strings
From £480
Experience the wonderful and charming arrangements of Atlantis Strings, a professional string quartet for hire in the South. Atlantis...
South West Ensemble
From £555
South West Ensemble cover a wide repertoire of music from classical to contemporary to suit your occasion. The quartet consists of cello,...
Sapphire Trio
From £550
Sapphire Trio create a warm ambience with their easy-listening combination of cello, violin and flute: the ideal backdrop to set your wedding against. Based in London,...
The Hills Quartet
From £560
The Hills Quartet are a professional ensemble with exquisite string arrangements of classical and contemporary music. This highly...
Jessica - Solo Violinist
From £460
Available to perform across the UK and Europe, Jessica is a naturally gifted violinist able to perform both classical and contemporary...
Atelier String Quartet
From £550
Atelier String Quartet's passion for music is evident in every live performance, making them the perfect match for wedding ceremonies,...
Portobello Strings
From £610
Portobello Strings are an accomplished string ensemble with a mastery that's difficult to match. A highly professional collective...

London String Quartet Booking Guide

If this is your first time hiring a string quartet you're bound to have a number of queries. Our team of live music experts have put together the following guide covering everything you need to know to get you started.

What type of event is a London string quartet suitable for?

Whilst always a firm favourite for weddings, a string quartet in London is also a fantastic choice for graduations, awards ceremonies, birthday parties, product launches, garden parties, charity and corporate events. If you wish to convey the magnitude of your milestone to your guests, then scoring it with a classical soundtrack is a good place to start.

What type of music can a string quartet perform?

Our genre-spanning London string ensembles are naturally familiar with the conventional pieces written specifically for string instruments, but also like to bring things up to date to cater for as broad an audience as possible.

Take a quick browse through the repertoire list of any of our string quartets and you'll find everything from classical music to jazz, Broadway show tunes, modern pop songs and more.

For example, Vivaldi's Spring (the Four Seasons) is just as likely to occur as the Imperial March from Star Wars, each piece approached with the same level of expertise. You can look forward to hearing classical and romantic pieces composed by Saint-Saens, Tchaikovsky, Edvard Grieg and Bach, pop and rock hits made famous by the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, Fleetwood Mac, Queen and the Darkness and numerous TV, film and musical themes from Cats, the Pink Panther, Fawlty Towers and numerous James Bond opening tracks.

What instruments make up a string quartet?

A string quartet is most commonly made up of two violinists, a violist and a cellist, able between them to reach the requisite high and low ends of the classical key system most western music works in.

Can I book a string duo or string trio instead?

Yes, absolutely! Whether due to venue space or budgetary requirements, we understand there are many occasions where a string duo or trio would be more suitable.

Most of our string quartets for hire in the Greater London area offer smaller line-ups so please get in touch if this is something you're looking for. It's worth noting that a smaller line-up such as a string trio may offer a more limited repertoire due to the availability of sheet music and existing arrangements.

Will my string quartet take song requests?

Yes, all of our string quartets are more than happy to take song requests prior to the day. If a song isn't already in their repertoire, there may just be a small charge to buy a copy of the arrangement online.

When will the string quartet perform and for how long?

For weddings, string trios and quartets will typically perform for 15-20 minutes as your wedding guests arrive and take their seats. They'll then usually play a key role in your wedding ceremony, performing the processional song, music during the signing of the registers and the exit song.

In addition to the wedding ceremony, string musicians can also perform during the champagne reception for an hour or two, and possibly onto the wedding breakfast if required.

String ensembles tend to quote an hourly fee to cover their time at the venue, so just let us know what you're after, and we'll quote accordingly.

Where in Greater London do your string quartets perform?

We represent string ensembles across Greater London covering Barking and Dagenham, Barnet, Bexley, Brent, Bromley, Camden, Croydon, Ealing, Enfield, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Islington, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond upon Thames, Southwark, Sutton, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth, Kensington and Chelsea, Kingston upon Thames and Westminster to name but a few areas.

Why hire a String Quartet through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All quartets hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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Bands For Hire Reviews
★★★★★

The Bands For Hire service was very prompt and efficient. I specifically chose Olympia Ensemble as I loved their modern, fresh sound and the wide range of music that they offered. Some quartets are 'stuffy' and old fashioned - not Olympia Ensemble! Everything was perfect from start to finish - they gave us a huge range of music, from classical, jazz and pop, there was something for everyone.

Katherine - Wedding Reception
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Why hire a London string quartet through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All string quartets hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
Find out more
Bands For Hire Reviews
★★★★★

A very friendly and professional organisation. Their expedient service was tremendous, giving me the assurance that my event would be a huge success. All written communication was clear and concise and telephone conversations were polite and gave me confidence. This was the first time I had used Bands For Hire, and I would certainly recommend them.

Julie - Wedding Reception
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