Working mainly in Devon and Cornwall, The Cornwall String Quartet are a versatile group of classically trained professional musicians who specialise in playing light classical & popular background music to suit all tastes.
The Cornwall String Quartet's Biography
Line up: Quartet: 1 x violin or flute, 1 x violin, 1 x viola, 1x cello.
The Cornwall String Quartet
Elegant musical accompaniment for every discerning social occasion including; Corporate Events - Balls - Banquets & Dinners - Informal Concerts - Exhibitions - Civil & Sacred Weddings (Reception and/or Services) - Car Launches - Parties - Receptions
Working mainly in Devon and Cornwall, The Cornwall String Quartet are a versatile group of classically trained professional musicians who specialise in playing light classical & popular background music to suit all tastes. Providing an elegant focal point for special occasions, the quartet have an enviable reputation for excellence, musicianship, punctuality, flexibility and stylish presentation.
Since their formation in 1990, The Cornwall String Quartet have appeared on Granada TV, at many occasions attended by Royalty, football stars, and people of all ages. The quartet has performed at hundreds of events both formal and informal and are frequently flattered to be asked to return again and again to top hotels, stately homes and business venues.
The Cornwall String Quartet are available in two formats including:
Flute Quartet (Flute, violin, viola, cello)
String Quartet (2 violins, viola, cello)
The quartet's unique repertoire includes the following all-time favourites: La vie en Rose; Pachelbel’s Canon; Eine Kleine Nachtmusik; Boccherini’s Minuet; 20s & 30s songs e.g. If You Knew Suzie, A Room With A View, Cheek to Cheek, Singing in the Rain; Strauss Waltzes; Scott Joplin Rags; Beatles; Handel’s Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, and many more.
Recommendations from previous clients
"We would like to express our deep thanks and gratitude to you and all your colleagues for your performance... the ambience you created was superb and we both feel that our day was perfect, due in no small measure to the wonderful music that we heard.."
"We thought your playing was excellent and perfectly complimented the various parts of the day from the arrival of the guests to all of us sitting down for our wedding breakfast. All our guests were most impressed and I was very grateful you relocated outside after the ceremony!"
"Now we have returned from our honeymoon we would like to express our sincere thanks to you for the services of The Cornwall String Quartet on our special day. Since we returned, we have been inundated by comments from our guests concerning the elegance and high standard of the music played."
"We could not fault the high standard of the entertainment provided by The Cornwall String Quartet. Our aim was that this would not be "Just another wedding". Thanks to the entertainment you provided, our wedding was anything but that."
"I write with sincere thanks for the superb performance of The Cornwall String Quartet at our wedding reception... we received many comments both on the day (particularly from the Cathedral musicians) and since the event about how wonderful you all were....I have passed on details of the quartet to many who asked 'where did you find them? - they're absolutley super'"
"The word perfect comes to mind for the contribution The Cornwall String Quartet made to the 25th wedding anniversary party last Saturday ...without a doubt the toast of the evening by all the guests."
".. a big "Thank You" for entertaining us all in such elegant fashion at our wedding. All were agreed on what a special touch your quartet, and choice of music, added to our wedding day. Really, it was perfect, and a great pleasure to hear such accomplished playing. The Cornwall String Quartet played no small part in creating a great atmosphere. Thanks again!"
The Cornwall String Quartet's Set List / Repertoire
For the entry of the bride
Vivaldi 'Spring' from The Four Seasons
Bach Suite Gavottes
Handel Water Music - Hornpipe
Wagner bridal march (Here comes the bride)
During the signing of the Register
Cavelleria Rusticana - Intermezzo
Bach Air on G String (Hamlet Advert)
The exit of the bride & groom
Mendelssohn wedding march
Bach Suite Gavottes
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Repertoire also includes the following
Strauss - Pizzicato Polka
Scott Joplin Rags
Flower duet from Lakmé (British Airways advert)
Exultate Jubilate 'Allelujah' - Mozart
O sole mio (Just one cornetto)
O mio babbino caro - Puccini (Film; A Room With A View)
Respighi Italiana (from Ancient Airs & Dances)
Nessun Dorma (World Cup Theme)
Smetana - Themes from the Moldave (TV advert)
As Time Goes By (Casablanca)
A Room With A View
Ain't Misbehaving (Up The Garden Path)
Love is the Sweetest Thing
Fawlty Towers (Basil's Theme)
Ain't She Sweet
Borodin - Polovtsian Dance
Upstairs Downstairs (TV series theme)
Moonlight & Roses
Mozart Divertimenti K136, 137 & 138
Strauss - Roses from the South
Leaning on a Lampost
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Romance from The Gadfly (Riley Ace of Spies)
My Fair Lady
Joplin 'Bethena Waltz'
Every Little Breeze Seems To Whisper Louise
Teddy Bears' Picnic
If You Knew Susie
Singin' In The Rain
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Sleepers Awake
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Boccherini - Minuet
Bolero - Ravel
Corelli Christmas Concerto
Meditation from Thais - Massenet
Cheek To Cheek
Spread A Little Happiness
Irish Sherry - Brilliant Medley of Irish tunes
Prelude to Carmen - Bizet
Elgar - Chanson De Matin (TV Advert)
Elgar - Salut D'Amour
Handel Water Music & Firework Music
Schubert - Moments Musicals
Haydn - Serenade
Mozart - Elvira Madigan theme
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
Bach concerto for 2 violins
Dance Of The Hours (Mini Cheddars Advert)
Dance of the Mirlitons (from Nutcracker Suite)
Tambourin - Gossec
Mrs McLeod's Reel
Auld Lang Syne
Christmas Carols (plus song sheets)
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Humouresque - Dvorak
Badinerie - Bach (famous James Galway piece)
Dance Of The Blessed Spirits - Gluck
Younger Than Springtime (South Pacific)
Merry Widow Waltz
I Don't Know How To Love Him (Jesus Christ Superstar)
Le Basque (famous virtuoso solo)
Music Of The Night (Lloyd Webber)
Mozart Flute Quartets
La Vie En Rose
Beatles Songs: Michelle, When I'm 64, Norwegian Wood, Here There & Everywhere, Eleanor Rigby, Penny Lane
Leroy Anderson: The Typewriter (News Quiz Theme), Blue Tango, Forgotten Dreams, Sandpaper Ballet, The Waltzing Cat