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  • Fee for Aberdeen £712

    The Scottish String Quartet

    String Quartet Aberdeen
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - The Scottish String Quartet are Highly Recommended 8 Customer Reviews

    A highly professional group with 25 years experience of providing music for weddings, receptions, conferences and dinners. Based in Edinburgh but willing to travel throughout Scotland and the North of England.

  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,154

    Cairn String Quartet

    String Quartet Aberdeen
    Number of members: 4 Highly Recommended

    The Cairn String Quartet is Scotland’s most sought after ensemble, pushing the boundaries of string tradition with a contemporary and unique take on classical music. They specialise in weddings and events, from intimate settings to extravagant production

  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,789

    Ella and the Strings

    Live String Band Aberdeen
    Number of members: 6 Highly Recommended

    From wedding evening celebrations and corporate parties to commercial events, Ella and the Strings is the perfect soundtrack for your event. Ella and the Strings use of strings introduces a stunning world of sound. Furthermore, their original arrangements really bring life to the party.

  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,553

    London Pop Strings

    Contemporary String Ensemble Aberdeen
    Number of members: 2 Highly Recommended

    Featuring world-class violinists who have appeared with Sir Elton John, Rhianna, Muse and more, London Pop Strings are an all-female act for the new age! Set to wow on every stage, this show-stopping group perform incredible covers of current pop, rock and chart hits!

  • Fee for Aberdeen £2,258

    LED Glitter Strings

    Electric String Ensemble Aberdeen
    Number of members: 2 5 stars - LED Glitter Strings are Highly Recommended 1 Customer Reviews

    LED Glitter Strings are ready to wow! Featuring world-class musicians and incredible LED electric violins, this immersive act will create a wow-worthy, glittering experience at all events! Previous clients include Buckingham Palace, F1 Grand Prix, Paris Fashion Week and more!

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  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,589

    The Suite String Quartet

    String Quartet Aberdeen
    Number of members: 4 Highly Recommended

    Performing a varied repertoire of beautiful classical music, refreshing modern arrangements and sophisticated jazz music, The Suite String Quartet are a cool and unique quartet who are the perfect group to perform at your event!

  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,132

    Bazin String Quartet

    String Quartet Aberdeen
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Bazin String Quartet are Highly Recommended 35 Customer Reviews

    Bazin String Quartet's passion for live music shines through in every performance. With a repertoire covering Bach to Bon Jovi and everything in between, the quartet are always happy to tailor their beautiful sets to suit every occasion. Previous clients include BBC, Edinburgh Fringe, Canterbury Cat... Read more...

  • Fee for Aberdeen £4,114 +VAT

    Stringfever

    Comedy String Quartet Aberdeen
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Stringfever are Highly Recommended 2 Customer Reviews

    For a show like you’ve never seen before, meet Stringfever! With their electric instruments, unique sound and sense of humour, they give a must-see performance; superb for unforgettable after dinner entertainment.

  • Fee for Aberdeen £1,924

    Jasmine Strings

    String Quartet Aberdeen
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Jasmine Strings are Highly Recommended 1 Customer Reviews

    Comprised of highly skilled and experienced professional musicians, London based Jasmine Strings specialises in providing musicians of the highest calibre for weddings, corporate events, private parties and session work across the UK and abroad. They pride themselves on their presentation and guaran... Read more...

  • Fee for Aberdeen £2,501

    Ventus Electric String Quartet

    Electric Violinists Aberdeen
    Number of members: 4 5 stars - Ventus Electric String Quartet are Highly Recommended 3 Customer Reviews

    Ventus is a dynamic new electric string quartet, breaking the rules of traditional electric string groups, and bringing live effects, extraordinary energy, and a fresh take on the genre. With previous experience working with Alfie Boe, Gary Barlow, Elbow, Lady Gaga, Robbie W... Read more...

The Ultimate Guide To...
Booking String Quartets

What is a string quartet?

One of the most popular ensembles in classical music, a string quartet is a group of four string players – traditionally two violinists, a viola player and a cellist. Live string quartets specialise in performing a variety of classical and popular music for all occasions, from formal to informal.

Their performances are tailored specifically for the requirements of functions, with string quartets often being booked as wedding ceremony musicians or to provide background music during a wedding drinks reception, as well as private parties and corporate events.

What music will a string quartet play?

Traditionally, a string quartet gives recitals of works by the classical masters. However, most quartets also incorporate a modern repertoire that includes jazz, swing, pop, folk, Bollywood, show tunes and film themes that most audiences will know. You could expect music by composers and artists such as:

  • Bach
  • Chopin
  • Debussy
  • Elgar
  • Handel
  • Mendelssohn
  • Mozart
  • Saint-Saëns
  • Tchaikovsky
  • Vivaldi
  • John Williams
  • Hans Zimmer
  • Gershwin
  • Cole Porter
  • Adele
  • The Beatles
  • Coldplay
  • Etta James
  • Oasis
  • Stevie Wonder
  • Take That
  • Van Morrison

The profile page for each string quartet features a set list, where you can browse their repertoire.

Popular types of string quartet

1. Classical Music

Traditional chamber music offers an elegant and refined ambience, and is the mainstay of the classically-trained string quartet. You can expect symphonies from the giants of the classical world, including Bach, Mozart, and Vivaldi.

2. Popular Music

Playing modern music in a string quartet style can add a real buzz to events – it’s not only exciting but enchanting too. Covering artists like Queen, Sinatra, The Beatles, Adele, and Abba, string quartets can lend a relaxed and upbeat twist on popular tunes that many of your guests will know – the perfect backdrop to your stylish event.

Is a string quartet suitable for my event?

Usually the headline daytime entertainment, string quartets perform live classical chamber music and popular tunes, depending on your event requirements. Many also provide a variety of other musical styles, from jazz, swing, or folk to big show tunes and film themes. Whatever music you choose, a string quartet will set a range of moods, from relaxed and elegant to lively and uplifting – but always stylish! String quartets are an elegant choice for most occasions, including: