Default lineup: 4 members
Standard Quartet: 2 Violins, 1 Viola & 1 Cello.
*Trio also available (please see booking options for more details)
* Professional, exciting and experienced string quartet based in Glasgow
* Providing quality background music or centre-stage performances
* Repertoire includes Classical, Jazz, Rock, Folk, Pop, Waltzes, Musicals and more
* Trio option also available
* Available in Scotland
The Etive String Quartet comprises four of Scotland’s leading professional string players, all in high demand as freelance performers in Scotland. Graduates of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, the Etive String Quartet is one of the country’s most popular and versatile string groups.
Collectively their wealth of experience includes performing with various orchestras and ensembles including the Royal Scottish National Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, Northern Ballet, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ulster Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Scottish Chamber Music Players and Raymond Gubbay Orchestras. Additionally their players have played with several smaller groups including Red Note, Scottish Chamber Music Players and the Scottish Ensemble. They are also proud to be members of the Yehudi Menuhin LiveMusicNow Scheme, a renowned international platform providing live music to disadvantaged audiences across the UK.
Their members have been featured in a Bank of Scotland advert, played live to 40 million listeners on BBC World Radio and have worked with musicians and bands including Andrea Bocelli, Katherine Jenkins, Aled Jones, Rod Stewart, Kayne West, Alfie Boe, Belle & Sebastian, Ben Folds, Donnie Munro, Mary Carpenter, Nick Howard, Frightened Rabbit, Admiral Fallow, King Creosote and Mogwai.
They maintain a busy diary all year round and have years of experience performing at weddings and corporate events across Scotland and further afield including Italy and Malta. They are perfectly at home performing all genres of music i.e. they could be playing 'A Thousand Years' or 'Happy' one minute then 'Canon', a wedding march and the Braveheart theme the next minute! In additional to arranging any piece or song which is not on their repertoire list completely free of charge, they offer seasonal discounts for most non-summer months and are happy to provide a live recording of their performance at your wedding or event.
Please note: Due to availability or illness, deputy musicians of a high professional standard may sometimes be used.