Mancini String Quartet

The Mancini String Quartet comprises of 4 London-based musicians who aim to span all musical genres in a classical style. They perform popular tunes from the Beatles to light classical tunes from Handel. Delightful for elegant occasions.

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Set List / Repertoire

A selection of some of the quartet's most requested pieces at different points during the wedding as well as a few ideas of their own:

Entrance Music for the Bride
The arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Canon - Pachelbel
Air on a G String - Bach
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Divertimento in D - Mozart
Moon River - Henry Mancini

Signing of the Register
Second movemetn (slow) from Double Violin Concerto - Bach
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Chanson de Nuit - Elgar
Pastorale from 'The Messiah' - Handel
Ave Maria - Schubert

Processional of the Newly Wed Couple
The arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Divertimento in D - Mozart
Horn Pipe from the 'Water Music'
'Hallelulia Chorus' from The Messiah - Handel

Mancini String Quartet Repertoire List


The Lark Quartet - Haydn
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Christmas Concerto - Corelli
Orchestral Suite - Bach
Air on the G string - Bach
Gymnopedie - Satie
Humoresque - Dvorak
Hallelulia Chorus - Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Debussy
Ave Maria - Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
Adagio - Albinoni
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Canon - Pachelbel
Divertimento in D - Mozart
Sheep May Safely Graze - J.S.Bach
Concerto for 2 violins  - J.S.Bach
Divertimento in D - Mozart
'Winter' from Four Seasons (mvt. 2) - Vivaldi
Liebesleid - Kreisler
Schoen Rosmarin - Kreisler
Water Music - Handel
Midnight Bells Waltz - Kreisler
Londonderry Air  (Danny Boy)
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
'Nimrod' from the Enigma Variations - Elgar
'Galop' from La Vie Parisienne - Offenbach
Dance of the Blessed Spirits - von Gluck
Valse from ‘Der Lebemann’ - Grunfield
Adiagio for Bruch violin concerto in g minor
March for the Nut Cracker - Tchaikovsky
Bandier - J.S.Bach
Brandenburg Concerto No.3 in G major - J.S.Bach
Eine Kleine Nachmusik - W.A.Mozart
Morning - Grieg
Jesu. Joy of Man’s Desiring - J.S.Bach
Many Mozart (including the 6 Great Quartets ) and Haydn Quartets
 Holberg Suite - Grieg
Le Petit Negre - Debussy
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Prelude in E minor - Chopin
March from the Nut Cracker - Tchaikovsky
Bolero - Ravel
La Rejoice (Royal Fireworks Music)  Handel
Laudate Dominum - Mozart
Water Music - Handel

Famous Opera Arias and Themes

‘Nessun Dorma’ from Turandot - Puccini
‘Io se-guo il mio destino’ from Madam Butterfly - Puccini
'O mio babbino caro' - Puccini
‘Con te partiro’ (Time to Say Goodbye) - Sarah Brightman and Andrea Bocelli
‘Flower Duet’ from Lakme - Delibes
‘Three Little’ Maids from Mikado - Gilbert and Sullivan
‘Canzonetta’ from Don Giovanni - Mozart
‘Duettino’ from Don Giovanni - Mozart
‘Madamina’ from Don Giovanni - Mozart
‘Musetta's Waltz’ - Puccini
‘Triumphmarsch’ from Aida - Verdi
‘Andantino’ from La forza del destino - Verdi
‘Prelude’ from La Traviata - Verdi
‘Di Provenza il mar’ from La Traviata - Verdi
‘Act 1 Scene 1’ from La Traviata - Verdi
‘The Drinking Song’ (Brindisi) from La Traviata - Verdi
‘Sempre libera degg’io’ from La Traviata - Verdi
‘Ah! Je veuz vivre’ from Romeo and Juliette - Gounod
The Barber of Seville - Rossini
‘O Sole Mio’ - Capua
'Barcarolle' from Tales of Hoffman - Offenbach

Viennese Classics

The Blue Danube - Strauss
Roses from the South - Strauss
Emperor Waltz - Strauss
Viennese Blood - Strauss
Radetsky March - Strauss
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka - J. Strauss
Caprice Viennoise - Kreisler

Jazz and Show Tunes

I got Rhythm - George Gershwin
'Summertime' from Porgy and Bess - Gershwin
The Man I love - Gershwin
Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin
Ragtime Dance - Joplin
The Entertainer - Joplin
'Moon River' from Breakfast at Tiffany's - Mancini
Fly me to the Moon
As Time Goes By - Herman Hupfeld
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
‘Let’s Do It’ - Cole Porter
'Tonight' from Westside Story - Bernstein
Girl from Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Bygone Days - Ivers & Keane
'All I Ask of You' from Phantom - Lloyd Webber
‘Love Changes Everything' – Aspects of Love - Lloyd Webber
'With One Look' from Sunset Blvd - Lloyd Webber
Makin’ Whoopee - Walter Donaldson
Moonlight in Vermont - Karl Suessdorf
Leaning on a Lamppost - Noel Gay
Getting Sentimental Over You
When I Fall in Love
Blue Moon
Autumn Leaves
Come Fly with Me - J.Van Heusen
‘To Life’ from Fiddler on the Roof
That's Amore (Dean Martin) - Harry Warren
Tango in D - Isaac Albeniz
'El Choclo' Tango - A. Villoldo
'Jealousy' - J. Gade
Cafetin de Buenos Aires - Mores
Lets Face the Music and Dance – Nat King Cole

Pop Songs
One Day Like This - Elbow
Say a Little Payer – Bacharach (Dionne Warwick)
How Deep is Your Love – Bee Gees and Take That
Love and Marriage – James van Heusen (Sinatra)
Endless Love – Lionel Richie
Annie's Song – John Denver
Your Song – Elton John
Unchained Melody - Righteous Brothers
Dancing Queen - Abba
In Your Eyes - Peter Gabriel
Beautiful Day - U2
In My Place - Cold Play
Evergreen - Will Young
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Lean on Me - Bill Withers
And I Love Her - Lennon & McCartney
Strawberry Field Forever - Lennon & McCartney
Norwegian Wood - Lennon & McCartney
I Feel Fine - Lennon & McCartney
Eight Days A Week - Lennon & McCartney
Get Back - Lennon & McCartney
Yesterday - Lennon & McCartney
When I'm Sixty Four - Lennon & McCartney
Can't help Falling in Love - Weiss (Elvis)
Here Comes The Sun - George Harrison
Only Time - Enya
The Children of the Revolution - T Rex
Fire Works – Embrace
Wonderful Tonight – E Clapton
Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
You’re my Everything - Barry White
Angels - Robbie Williams
Somebody - Depache Mode
La Bamba – trad. Mexican
The Last Waltz - Engerbert Humperdink
It Must Be Love - Madness
Groovy Kind of Love - Phill Collins
I Can’t Take My Eyes Off of You

Television & Film Themes

Come What May – Moulin Rouge
Nobody Does IT Better – James Bond The Spy Who Loved Me
My Heart Will Go On - Titanic
The Way you Look Tonight – Swing Time (Fred Astaire)
When You Wish Upon a Star – Pinocchio(Disney)
Unchained Melody -’Ghost’ 
Imperial March from Star Wars Darth Veeda theme - JohnWilliams
She - Elvis Costello from ‘Notting Hill’
'Barcelona' – ‘1992 BBC Olympic theme’ - Freddie Mercury
Fawlty Towers – theme and variations
Jeeves and Wooster Theme
As Time Goes By from Casablanca
O sole mio from Cornetto Advert
Match of the Day Theme
Theme from Night Rider
Nessun Dorma (Italia 90 World Cup Theme) - Pucinni
Walk About - John Barry
Some Day My Prince Will Come – Snow White Disney
On Her Majesty's Secret Service - John Barry (James Bond)
Schindler's List Theme - J. Williams (James Bond)
'Cavatina' - S. Myers from the ‘Deer Hunter’
Cinema Paradiso - Morricone
Theme for Band of Brothers
Theme from 'Love Story' - Francis Lai
Concerning Hobbits from Lord of the Rings
Palladio - theme for DeBeers television advertisements - Karl Jenkins

Full Biography

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* Eclectic setlist to suit many occasions

The members of the Mancini quartet met while studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. The drive behind forming the group was to create an ensemble to span all musical genres from classics to jazz standards; from pop songs to the hits of the West End. With one of their members Rustom Pomeroy being a successful composer and arranger they can provide string quartet versions of any pieces you may request which are not in the published repertoire. With this diverse musical facility they can add a unique atmosphere to your wedding party or dinner.

The work undertaken by the Mancini String Quartet and its members is vast. They have provided music for the Queen at her Jubilee celebrations the opening of the Millenium Bridge over the Thames City of London Festival and many private parties, the Jersey Tourist Board, weddings and dinner functions.

The members of the quartet have a wealth of experience in many diverse musical genres. The members have all played with the very best of the British orchestras - The London Philharmonic Orchestra; The Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra to name just a few. Regular television and radio appearances include Strictly Come Dancing, Richard and Judy, Top of the Pops, CD UK, MTV, the Brit Awards, the MOBO Awards, Proms in the Park and Record of the Year. Their Classical Pop and commercial work includes working with artists and bands such as Robbie Williams, Nigel Kennedy, Russell Watson, McFly, Pet Shop Boys, Jose Carreras, Meatloaf, Kanye West and Gareth Gates.

Corporate Functions
The Mancini String Quartet is available for corporate functions, private parties and engagements. Through their choice of music and attire they can create an elegant quality and can create a unique atmosphere for your individual event.

At your request they provide music that complements the style of your occasion. Their more traditional background music can create an elegant quality and they can also take a more central role of entertainment at your event. They are sure that their vast range of repertoire will accommodate your wishes.

Advice from the Quartet
Clients often think that it would be a nice touch to have music at their event but are unsure when and where the musicians should play, and, indeed, what music is suitable for the occasion. Here is some advice directly from the band:

"If, at your event, there are to be reception drinks, this is an ideal opportunity for us to provide some light classical music. As the first guests begin to arrive they will be welcomed by the music instead of an empty room.

"In our experience it is nice to start events with light classical music and then slowly add a few popular and jazzy pieces to our programme. This will follow the natural course of each event with the atmosphere and music staying in tune with one another.

"Music between meals is another opportunity for you to entertain your guests. For small dinners where there might be a more reserved atmosphere we recommend the classics from our repertoire [see below]. Jazz, Pop and Show tunes are suitable for more boisterous dinners.

The Mancini String Quartet can provide you with a few solo items during your event that may have particular significance to you or your proceedings. "

Your Event
The Quartet are happy to perform requests for special occasions, for a small arrangement charge. Please ask your agent for more details.


Default lineup: 4 members

2 x Violins; 1 x Viola; 1 x Cello

Performance Times

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Price from £645 + travel from London

Based on 4 members performing 1 x 60 minute set

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6 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
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10/10 The quality was excellent!!

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booked Mancini String Quartet for their Wedding at Hill Garden and Pergola, Hampstead Heath in London

“10/10 The quality was excellent!!”

Just to let you know we had a fantastic evening and the quartet were extremely g...

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booked Mancini String Quartet for their event

“Just to let you know we had a fantastic evening and the quartet were extremely good.”

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booked Mancini String Quartet for their Wedding in West Sussex

“Mancini String Quartet were perfect for our event, they really complemented the stunning location and mood. Thanks very much!”

Friendly , professional and played a good mix of classical and light music which...

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booked Mancini String Quartet for their event in Buckinghamshire

“Friendly , professional and played a good mix of classical and light music which fitted our event / party really well. We would recommend them to anyone who wants to give a classy DO. ”

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“Thank you so much for the Mancini String Quartet performance at our recent staff recognition awards ceremony held on 4th July 2009. We all thoroughly the music and there were lots of comments form our staff who thought the music set the perfect tone for the event.”

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