Default lineup: 4 members
Standard Quartet: Violin x 2, Viola, Cello.
Optional Trio: Violin, Viola, Cello or 2 x Violins and Cello.
Optional Duo: 2 x Violins or Violin and Cello.
* The Calithea String Quartet are stylish and professional!
* Very extensive unrivalled repertoire including rock/pop!
* Performed as individuals with the likes of Take That and Pavarotti!
* Trio and duo line ups also available!
* Available in London, Midlands and the South East!
Hailing from the The Royal Academy, The Royal College, Guildhall School of Music and Drama, and Royal Northern Music Colleges, Calithea String Quartet have a wealth of over 17 years experience in performance with London string quartets, orchestras, TV and radio performances and as individuals on tours with the likes of Sting, Leona Lewis, Pavarotti, Il Divo, Westlife, Massive Attack, Emili Sande and Passenger to name but a few. Below is a video of the Calithea String Quartet performing alongside Sam Smith during a live version of his hit single Stay With Me:
Calithea String Quartet have become one of the busiest and most sought after wedding string quartets within their field and will add the wow factor to any event. They will provide you with a professional, friendly yet unobtrusive service and most importantly exceptional music whatever the occasion. The quartet primarily perform for weddings and corporate functions in London and surrounding counties, but can also travel to various locations nationwide.
The quartet instantly appeal to the more discerning audience performing an extensive range of unique and exciting repertoire from Bach to The Beatles, Lady Gaga to Led Zepellin, Snow Patrol to Sigur Ros, Elbow to Eric Clapton, Adele to Aerosmith, Baroque to Bollywood not to mention a wide range of classical repertoire. They have their own talented in house string quartet/trio arranger which means you can have a song specially written and performed by the group to bring a personal element to your special day.
Calithea String Quartet will perform up to 10 songs of your choice from their repertoire free of charge and will fill in the rest of the time playing a selection of similar music to the songs already chosen or specified genres as requested by the client. Anything above 10 song requests becomes a Customised Set and there will be a fee per song to cover admin time (please see booking options). The quartet are happy to advise how many songs will be required for your specific event, however refunds will not given for music not performed.
- The quartet are happy to perform outside between the months late May to August on the condition that cover is provided by the venue, that the temperature is above 19 degrees and obviously weather permitting.
- Calithea String Quartet require food (buffet or hot meal) for all bookings over 3 hours.
- Due to availability or illness, deputy musicians of very a high professional standard may sometimes be used.