Why is a String Quartet such a good option for your event?
The string quartet – two violins, a viola and a ‘cello is one of the most perfect combinations of instruments. It’s a beautiful blend of sounds and they can play in a huge range of styles which makes them a great choice for wedding and event music. There are fantastic arrangements available nowadays from Mozart to Fat Boy Slim with Film music, Jazz, Bollywood or Tangos in between. There’s always the chance for a bespoke arrangement of your favourite song too if it’s not on their list.
The beauty of the string quartet is its versatility and it can often save you booking two acts. For example, many quartets can play 3 sets, building in tempo and energy. They can start with a classical set, perhaps while people have drinks on arrival or during the meal. They can then move on to a mid-tempo set of pop covers building in momentum and finish with a high energy set of dance music – clothing changes included!
String Quartets for weddings
For a wedding many people choose a string quartet for their ceremony where they will play traditional classical repertoire and then the group stays on to play at the drinks reception where they will play lighter repertoire as the atmosphere becomes more upbeat. The quartet can often cover from the ceremony right through to the evening meal and beyond if needed.
Hiring a string quartet is straightforward as all you need to provide is some cover for them to play underneath if outside and four ARMLESS chairs if they’ll be playing seated. As always, a room for them to leave their instrument cases is important too. If your event is in a large room with over 100 people they may bring a PA system to be heard but your agent will deal with all those technical points so you can just enjoy the show.
The sound of a string quartet stirs the emotions and they always bring sophistication and impact to an event making it memorable for everyone, that’s why we love them and you will too.
If you want an idea of the kind of pieces a string quartet can play reach out to us and we’ll send you a list – you might be surprised by the possibilities!