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No Strings Attached

London based No Strings Attached are an all female string quartet. They have been playing together for years and they are all highly trained musicians. They are the perfect choice for corporate events, weddings, garden parties & summer balls.

Price from £898 + travel

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Set List / Repertoire

Popular Classics
Pavane (Fauré)
The Swan (Saint-Saëns)
Canon (Pachelbel)
Prelude to Carmen (Bizet)
Habanera from Carmen (Bizet)
Toreador’s Song from Carmen (Bizet)
Meditation from Thais (Massenet)
O Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini)
In the Hall of the Mountain King (Grieg)
Norwegian Dance No2 (Grieg)
Norwegian Dance No 3 (Grieg)
Waltz (Grieg)
Morning from Peer Gynt (Grieg)
Chanson de Matin (Elgar)
Chanson de Nuit (Elgar)
Everytime We Say Goodbye (Cole Porter)
Pennies from Heaven (Johnson)
Vocalise (Rachmaninov)
Danse Des Mirlitons (Tchaikovsky)
Barcarolle (Offenbach)
Leaning on a Lampost (Noel Gay)
Slavonic Dance No VIII (Dvorak)
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square (Sherwin)
Rondo Alla Turca (Mozart)
Träumerei (Schumann)
Funiculi Funicula (Luigi Denza)
Moonlight in Vermont (Suessdorf)
Flower Duet (Delibes)
O Sole Mio (Capua)
First Polovtsian Dance (Borodin)
The Dream from Sense and Sensibility
Pizzicato Polka (Strauss)
Irish Sherry (Trad.)
First Polovtsian Sance (Borodin)
Humoresque (Dvorak)
Andantino La Forza del Destino (Verdi)
Sehnsuchtig (Mendelssohn)
Studenternes Serenade (Greig)
Tango (Albeniz)
Golliwog’s Cake-walk (Debussy)
A Deserted Farm (MacDowell)
Three Little Maids (Arthur Sullivan)

Jazz
Maple Leaf Rag (Joplin)
Ragtime Dance (Joplin)
The Man I Love (Gershwin)
Swansea (Gershwin)
Summertime (Gershwin)
They All Laughed (Gershwin)
A Foggy Day (Gershwin)
Love is Here to Stay (Gershwin)
Nice Work If You Can Get It (Gershwin)
Makin’ Whoopee (Donaldson)
Anthing Goes (Cole Porter)
Let’s Do It (Cole Porter)
My Funny Valentine (Rodgers)
The Folks Who Live on the Hill (Kern)
West Side Story Medley (Bernstein)
Somewhere (Bernstein)
Maria (Bernstein)
New York (Bernstein)

Baroque
Four Seasons (Handel)
A Handel Suite
Hornpipe (Handel)
Two Rondeaux (Purcell)
Air on a G String (Bach)
Double Violin Concerto (Bach)
Brandenburg Concerto No 1 (Bach)
Brandenburg Concerto No 4 (Bach)
Brandenburg Concerto No 5 (Bach)

Wedding Music
Wedding March (Wagner)
The Long Day Closes (Sullivan)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Wedding Minuet
Ave Maria (Gounod – Bach)
Jesu’ Joy (Bach)
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen (Grieg)

Pop Music
It Had to be You (Frank Sinatra)
If I Fell (Beatles)
Lady Madonna (Beatles)
Hello Goodbye (Beatles)
The Fool on the Hill (Beatles)
Got to get you into my Life (Beatles)
Michelle (Beatles)
I Feel Fine (Beatles)
Strawberry Fields Forever (Beatles)
Eight Days a Week (Beatles)
I Should be so Lucky (Kylie)
Like a Prayer (Madonna)
Runaway (The Corrs)
Angels (Robbie Williams)
Eternal Flame (The Bangles)
Crazy in Love (Beyonce’)
Hit me Baby (One more Time) (Britney Spears)

String Quartets
Quartet 35 in D Major (Haydn)
Divertimento in D (Mozart)
Divertimento in B (Mozart)
Divertimento in F (Mozart)
Quartet in C Min Op 18 No 4 (Beethoven)
String Quartet in E flat Op 12 (Mendelssohn)
String Quartet in A Op 13 (Mendelssohn)
String Quartet No 2 (Borodin)
String Quartet in A minor Op 51 No. 2 (Brahms)
String Quartet in D minor Op 31 (Dvorak)
String Quartet No 1 Op 11 (Samuel Barber)

4 Customer Reviews

Performance quality: 5 stars
Sound quality: 5 stars
Behaviour: 5 stars
Communication before and at your event: 5 stars
Audience engagement: 5 stars
Value for money: 5 stars
  • Excellent 4
  • Good 0
  • OK 0
  • Unsatisfactory 0
  • Poor 0

I just wanted to say thank you for arranging for No Strings Attached to play at ...

5 stars - No Strings Attached are Highly Recommended booked No Strings Attached for their event in Hampshire

“I just wanted to say thank you for arranging for No Strings Attached to play at our daughter's beautiful wedding. It was a very emotional day for everyone and one we will remember for years to come. No Strings Attached's contribution to the day was exceptional. They were very professional, entertaining and, lastly, four lovely girls whose contribution to our daughter's day was memorable. Everyone commented on our string quartet and, most importantly, our daughter and her husband were so pleased with their high standard of musicianship. Our daughter had said that whenever she got married she would like a string quartet to make her day and No Strings Attached certainly fulfilled that dream. Thank you again. ”


Dear Nick, Thanks for this. Alive Network were efficient, helpful and accessi...

5 stars - No Strings Attached are Highly Recommended booked No Strings Attached for their event in Hampshire

“Dear Nick, Thanks for this. Alive Network were efficient, helpful and accessible. You did what we asked. No Strings Attached were an outstanding success - highly skilled, immensely pleasant, flexible, low-key, musical and greatly admired by all our guests. Without fuss, they let Sam play two small pieces with them. This was a highlight for him and for us. No more barmitzvahs for us, but I would use Alive Network and NSA again, without hesitation. Many thanks. Rob Behrens”


You were all great! Thank you for being so accommodating and flexible on the ...

5 stars - No Strings Attached are Highly Recommended booked No Strings Attached for their event

“You were all great! Thank you for being so accommodating and flexible on the day. Your time and effort in organising the music were truly appreciated and your music was the icing on the cake… Everything we had dreamed of. Thank you, ”


A quick note to say thank you to the quartet for playing at our wedding last mon...

5 stars - No Strings Attached are Highly Recommended booked No Strings Attached for their event

“A quick note to say thank you to the quartet for playing at our wedding last month. The music and choice of music was excellent, and we all share the view that had you not been there, there would have been something missing from the day. Many guests commented on your playing and were similarly delighted. My parents also asked me to pass on their grateful thanks and best wishes with ours, to you and the other girls. Very many thanks and best wishes, ”

Prices

Price from £898 + travel from London

Based on 4 members performing up to 3 hours of background music

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Lineup

Default lineup: 4 members

2 x Violins, viola and cello

Full Biography

No Strings Attached was formed in 1998 when Rebecca Polly Caroline and Celia met in the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. Since then their charismatic vibrant performances have taken them to a range of functions including corporate events weddings garden parties summer balls and studio sessions. They have played at Terence Conran’s Bluebird restaurant in London as well as the Dorchester in Mayfair Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and Powderham Castle in Exeter.

No Strings Attached is available for engagements anywhere south of Birimingham including London and all along the M4 corridor.

Biographies
Between them Rebecca Polly Caroline and Celia have played in a number of quality orchestras including: The Three Choirs Festival Orchestra The Cambridge Mozart Players The Cotswold Symphony Orchestra The City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra Cardiff Symphonia Kensington Chamber Orchestra and The Lydian Orchestra.

Rebecca plays lead violin in No Strings Attached. Over the last decade she has travelled all over world with various ensembles most recently the world-renowned Trinity College Chapel Choir with whom she held a choral scholarship. Rebecca holds a BA Hons in Music and Languages from Cambridge University.

Polly plays second violin in No Strings Attached and has done since the quartet’s formation in 1998. A keen musician from an early age, Polly has led several orchestras and string ensembles, many of which she has organised herself. She is also a part-time novelist.

Caroline has been playing the viola since she was eight, “because she liked the name”! She also plays piano, flute and mandolin. Although classically trained, she has a passion for folk music and loves Irish fiddling along with her boyfriend, a keen accordion player. Caroline's occupations include instrument retail, composing and writing.

Celia is the cellist in No Strings Attached. She started learning music at the age of three, and since then has played in settings as diverse as London’s Jazz Café and St John’s Smith Square. She has performed in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis and Raphael Wallfisch, and her cello, a replica of a Stradivarius, was made by the British maker Colin Irving.

Repertoire
Over the course of several years, No Strings Attached have built up a wide-ranging repertoire of music. Below is a list of their most popular requests, which is by no means exhaustive. If there is something in particular that you would like them to play, they will happily arrange it for you, as they have done many times before. No Strings Attached adapt every performance to suit the occasion!

Engagements
No Strings Attached has played at a variety of engagements including:

The Dorchester, Mayfair
Exiles Society Garden Party
Trinity, Cambridge
Sir Terence Conran’s Bluebird restaurant, London
The Pitt Club
Churchill Spring Ball
The Venue restaurant, Cambridge
Cambridge RAG charity parade
Fitzwilliam Museum
Royal Nave & Air Squadron Garden Party
Downing Bicentennial Ball
Regency Re-enactment Society Dinner, Audley End
Graduation Ball, Bath

Wedding receptions at:
Winchester House, London
Powderham Castle, Exeter
Pennyhill Park Hotel, Surrey
Dartmouth House, Mayfair
Beaulieu Hotel, New Forest
Stowe School, Buckingham
The Temple, Little Abington

The Kent Showground
The Dorchester
Naval & Military Club, St James Square, London
St Johns College, Oxford
The Newmarket Races
HMS Marlborough De-commissioning Ball, HMS Dryad
And many more!


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