String Quartet

The Blue Topaz String Quartet is an established line up of two violins, viola and cello. Well suited for a more classical and traditional approach, the String Quartet can provide beautiful classics from Bach, Mozart, Gershwin and many more.

If you love to hear mainly classical pieces played on strings, choose the String Quartet.

“Your music was a sheer delight to listen to and the atmosphere you created made the wedding even more spectacular. Thank you again for helping to make our Wedding perfect”

Louise Messenger

Bride

Our String Quartet is a perfect choice if you would prefer mainly classical traditional pieces, whilst still offering lighter songs in a classical style.

The String Quartet can also perform music instrumental covers from several genres, in a classical style, which provides a lovely harmonious atmosphere.

If you prefer to hear mainly modern songs played on strings, why not look at our best selling String Trio or String Quintet as an elegant and unique alternative to the String Quartet.

A String Quartet in all black dresses playing live at an event
String Quartet standing in front of a flower arch in black dresses

Wedding Music Suggestions

Here is an example of how the String Quartet can perform a variety of musical styles for a wedding ceremony.

You can also have Blue Topaz String Quartet to play at your drinks reception, wedding breakfast or even for your first dance! We recommend the lighter classics for the drinks reception and wedding breakfast, and a romantic slow song for your first dance.

Pre Ceremony

Having pre ceremony music creates a lovely calm and welcoming atmosphere for your guests, whilst they wait for the ceremony to begin.

We recommend a selection of classical music favourites such as:

Air from the Water Music
by Handel
Flower Duet
by Delibes
Divertimento in D Major
by Mozart​
Pavane
by Faure

Entrance

The walking down the aisle song is an important and beautiful moment. If you have a favourite song, we can create a string version especially for your entrance.

Here are two examples:

Over the Rainbow
by Harold Arlen

Signing of the Register

The signing of the register is around 5-10 minutes. We recommend music here for you and your guests to enjoy whilst you take care of the legal paperwork. 

Here are two examples:

Gabriel’s Oboe
by Eric Morricone​
Blue Moon
by Rodgers/Hart

Exit

This is your first song together as a married couple! An upbeat and lively piece of music is a great choice here for you to walk out to at the end of your ceremony.

Here are two examples:

Queen of Sheba
by Handel
I Got Rhythm
by Gershwin
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Party Music Suggestions

Private Party

Blue Topaz String Quartet is an elegant choice for a birthday, anniversary or milestone event.

We can play your classical favourites such as Eine Kleine Nacht Music by Mozart and Vivaldi Four Seasons, and add a touch of class and tradition with some lighter numbers such as They Can’t Take That Away From Me and Lady Be Good by Gershwin or a Tango or two!

 Whether you’re having a drinks reception, dinner or garden party the String Quartet is a popular choice with our clients who want a classic quintessential accompaniment to their event.

Here are two of our favourites:

Brandenburg Concerto No.3
by Bach
Cheek to Cheek
by Irvin Berlin

Corporate Party

Whether you are hosting an awards ceremony, a drinks reception, a networking event, a corporate dinner, or an evening to entertain your top clients, our String Quartet can add the perfect musical atmosphere and dynamic ensuring your event goes smoothly and professionally.

We can play a wonderful range of classical music to suit your corporate event.

With over 16 years experience in the event industry and many more as professional musicians, Blue Topaz String Quartet is a traditional and elegant choice for business gatherings. Our String Quartet is regularly chosen by events organisers from a number of top corporate establishments and we have numerous repeat clients, many of whom book their event music with us throughout the year.

Barcarolle
by Offenbach
Blue Tango
by Anderson
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Dress Options

When you book our String Quartet, we generally wear elegant long black dresses. 
If  you would prefer us to wear an alternative colour, please let us know and we’ll do our best to accommodate you. 

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Additional Services

Sound Enhancement Service: Amplification with professional sound engineer, recommended if you are expecting more than 70 guests.

Hand Held Microphones: If you have booked the Sound Enhancement Service, you can also book the hand held microphones to make any speeches required, during our booking times. Extra time on request.

Lighting: Book our up lighters, to add extra visual atmosphere to your event. Power supply required.

Photographers and Videographers: Blue Topaz Strings can recommend trusted professional photographers and videographers to capture your special event.

Bands and Evening Entertainment: We are delighted to recommend bands and evening entertainment for weddings and parties on request.

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Our String Quartet has two violins, viola and cello. We find that this combination of instruments is more suited to playing classical repertoire such as Handel, Bach, Mozart and Schubert.

Our String Trio is a unique line up of two violins and double bass. We have found that by including a double bass in our trio, we can add an extra vitality to the pop and jazz pieces when the bass player taps and plucks the strings.

Absolutely not! Our String Quartet appeals to all age ranges. We have played for Bar Mitzvahs and Bat Mitzvahs, at hundreds of weddings & anniversary parties for couples of all ages, for corporate events spanning young professionals to CEOs, plus many a big birthday to the age of ninety!

The String Quartet performs the well known and loved classics such as Vivaldi’s Four Seasons or Mozart’s Eine Kleine Nacht Music. Perfect for those clients who prefer a more traditional approach.

If you love to hear mainly modern songs on strings, why not choose our String Trio or String Quintet.

We also arrange and take music commissions on request, and no song is too big, too small, too outlandish or unusual!

Due to the bespoke nature of the service we provide, our fees are dependent on factors such as the length of time required, travel time, the time of year and additional services. We therefore prefer to quote for each individual booking, however as a guide our String Quartet prices start from £850.

For larger events and receptions, we recommend hire of our Sound Enhancement Service, in order to boost our sound to a level which is appropriate for your event.

This service includes all necessary safety checked equipment and our sound engineer to oversee the booking.

We can also bring along lighting to highlight the performance area and can include a vocal microphone for any speeches you may be having. All our equipment is PAT tested and fully insured.

String Quartet Song List

All I Ask of You
Lloyd Webber
Allo 'Allo Theme
David Croft
Anthem from "Chess"
Andersson
Anything Goes
Cole Porter
As Time Goes
Hupfield
Autumn Leaves
Kosma
Blue Moon
Rodgers/Hart
Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen
Cabaret
Kander
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Crewe/Gaudio
Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol
Cheek to Cheek
Irving Berlin
Cry Me a River
Julie London
Fawlty Towers
Dennis Wilson
Fields of Gold
Sting
Getting Sentimental Over You
Tommy Dorsey
Handbags & Gladrags
Stereophonics
Have I Told You Lately
Van Morrison
Hello
Lionel Richie
Hello Dolly
Louis Armstrong
I Don't Know How to Love Him
Lloyd Webber
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Mis)
Schönberg
If
Gates
It Had to Be You
Jones/Kahn
Lady in Red
Chris de Burgh
Lara's Theme (Dr Zhivago)
Maurice Jarre
Last of the Summer Wine Theme
Hazlehurst
Let Me Try Again
Caravelli
Love Changes Everything
Lloyd Webber
Love Moves in Mysterious Ways
Snow/Pitchford
Love Theme (Godfather)
Nino Rota
Misty
Erroll Garner
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Nina Simone
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
Horner/Jennings
On the Street Where You Live
Loewe/Lerner
Open Your Eyes
Snow Patrol
Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen
Palladio
Karl Jenkins
She
Charles Aznavour
Slow Train
Flanders & Swann
Spread a Little Happiness
Ellis/Grey
Stardust (1929)
Hoagy Carmichael
Steam Powered Aereo-plane
John Hartford
The Closest Thing to Crazy
Katie Melua
The Simpsons
Danny Elfman
To Life (Fiddler on the Roof)
Jerry Bock
Viva la Vida
Coldplay
Wait a Minute
Bluegrass Bros
Walking on a Dream
Empire of the Sun
Waterloo
ABBA
When I Fall in Love
Victor Young
With One Look (Sunset Blvd.)
Lloyd Webber
You're Beautiful
James Blunt
Your Song
Elton John
Adagio (Spartacus)
Khachaturian
Adagio (Violin Concerto no.1)
Bruch
Adagio
Albinoni
Air (on G String)
Bach
Air (Water Music)
Handel
Andante Festivo
Sibelius
Andantino (Force of Destiny)
Verdi
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel
Ave Maria
Schubert
Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart
Badinerie
Bach
Barcarolle
Offenbach
Brandenburg Concerto no. 3
Bach
Bridal Chorus
Wagner
Canon
Pachelbel
Cantabile
Tartini
Cantata 156
Bach
Chanson de Matin
Elgar
Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Gluck
Divertimento in B-flat Major
Mozart
Divertimento in D Major
Mozart
Divertimento in F Major
Mozart
Double Violin Concerto in D Minor
Bach
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart
First Polovtsian Dance
Borodin
Flower Duet (Lakme)
Delibes
Für Elise
Beethoven
Gabriel’s Oboe
Morricone
Galop (La Vie Parisienne)
Offenbach
Gavotte
Grieg
Grande Valse Brillante
Chopin
Gymnopedie No. 1
Satie
Hornpipe (Water Music)
Handel
Humoresque
Dvorak
Idylle
Chabrier
Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)
Mascagni
Jesu Joy
Bach
Largo
Handel
Le Petit Nègre
Debussy
Meditation (Thaïs)
Massenet
Melody in F
Rubenstein
Mi Chiamano Mimi (La Boheme)
Puccini
Music from The Royal Fireworks
Nessun Dorma
Puccini
Norwegian Dance no.2
Grieg
Nutcracker March
Tchaikovsky
O Mio Babbino Caro
Puccini
Pavane
Fauré
Polonaise Op40 no.1
Chopin
Prelude in E Minor Op.28 no.4
Chopin
Quartet no. 3 in G K.156
Mozart
Rejoice Greatly (Messiah)
Handel
Rondeau
Mouret
Salut d’Amour
Elgar
Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach
Sound the Trumpet
Purcell
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Debussy
The Swan
Saint-Saens
Träumerei
Schuman
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
J Strauss II
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke
Valse (Der Lebemann)
Grünfeld
Vocalise
Rachmaninoff
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Blue Tango
Anderson
Cock Linnet
Collins & Leigh
Glenn Miller
Medley Miller
I Got Rhythm
Gershwin
Lady Be Good
Gershwin
My Funny Valentine
Rodgers
New Rag
Joplin
New York, New York
Bernstein
O Sole Mio
Capua
Paragon Rag
Joplin
Solace
Joplin
Summertime
Gershwin
Tango
Albéniz
Tango
McLean
The Man I Love
Gershwin
They All Laughed
Gershwin
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Gershwin
Tico Tico
Abreu
All I Ask of You
Lloyd Webber
Allo 'Allo Theme
David Croft
Anthem from "Chess"
Andersson
Anything Goes
Cole Porter
As Time Goes
Hupfield
Autumn Leaves
Kosma
Blue Moon
Rodgers/Hart
Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen
Cabaret
Kander
Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Crewe/Gaudio
Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol
Cheek to Cheek
Irving Berlin
Cry Me a River
Julie London
Fawlty Towers
Dennis Wilson
Fields of Gold
Sting
Getting Sentimental Over You
Tommy Dorsey
Handbags & Gladrags
Stereophonics
Have I Told You Lately
Van Morrison
Hello
Lionel Richie
Hello Dolly
Louis Armstrong
I Don't Know How to Love Him
Lloyd Webber
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Mis)
Schönberg
If
Gates
It Had to Be You
Jones/Kahn
Lady in Red
Chris de Burgh
Lara's Theme (Dr Zhivago)
Maurice Jarre
Last of the Summer Wine Theme
Hazlehurst
Let Me Try Again
Caravelli
Love Changes Everything
Lloyd Webber
Love Moves in Mysterious Ways
Snow/Pitchford
Love Theme (Godfather)
Nino Rota
Misty
Erroll Garner
My Baby Just Cares for Me
Nina Simone
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
Horner/Jennings
On the Street Where You Live
Loewe/Lerner
Open Your Eyes
Snow Patrol
Over the Rainbow
Harold Arlen
Palladio
Karl Jenkins
She
Charles Aznavour
Slow Train
Flanders & Swann
Spread a Little Happiness
Ellis/Grey
Stardust (1929)
Hoagy Carmichael
Steam Powered Aereo-plane
John Hartford
The Closest Thing to Crazy
Katie Melua
The Simpsons
Danny Elfman
To Life (Fiddler on the Roof)
Jerry Bock
Viva la Vida
Coldplay
Wait a Minute
Bluegrass Bros
Walking on a Dream
Empire of the Sun
Waterloo
ABBA
When I Fall in Love
Victor Young
With One Look (Sunset Blvd.)
Lloyd Webber
You're Beautiful
James Blunt
Your Song
Elton John
Adagio (Spartacus)
Khachaturian
Adagio (Violin Concerto no.1)
Bruch
Adagio
Albinoni
Air (on G String)
Bach
Air (Water Music)
Handel
Andante Festivo
Sibelius
Andantino (Force of Destiny)
Verdi
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel
Ave Maria
Schubert
Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart
Badinerie
Bach
Barcarolle
Offenbach
Brandenburg Concerto no. 3
Bach
Bridal Chorus
Wagner
Canon
Pachelbel
Cantabile
Tartini
Cantata 156
Bach
Chanson de Matin
Elgar
Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Gluck
Divertimento in B-flat Major
Mozart
Divertimento in D Major
Mozart
Divertimento in F Major
Mozart
Double Violin Concerto in D Minor
Bach
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart
First Polovtsian Dance
Borodin
Flower Duet (Lakme)
Delibes
Für Elise
Beethoven
Gabriel’s Oboe
Morricone
Galop (La Vie Parisienne)
Offenbach
Gavotte
Grieg
Grande Valse Brillante
Chopin
Gymnopedie No. 1
Satie
Hornpipe (Water Music)
Handel
Humoresque
Dvorak
Idylle
Chabrier
Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)
Mascagni
Jesu Joy
Bach
Largo
Handel
Le Petit Nègre
Debussy
Meditation (Thaïs)
Massenet
Melody in F
Rubenstein
Mi Chiamano Mimi (La Boheme)
Puccini
Music from The Royal Fireworks
Nessun Dorma
Puccini
Norwegian Dance no.2
Grieg
Nutcracker March
Tchaikovsky
O Mio Babbino Caro
Puccini
Pavane
Fauré
Polonaise Op40 no.1
Chopin
Prelude in E Minor Op.28 no.4
Chopin
Quartet no. 3 in G K.156
Mozart
Rejoice Greatly (Messiah)
Handel
Rondeau
Mouret
Salut d’Amour
Elgar
Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach
Sound the Trumpet
Purcell
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair
Debussy
The Swan
Saint-Saens
Träumerei
Schuman
Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
J Strauss II
Trumpet Voluntary
Clarke
Valse (Der Lebemann)
Grünfeld
Vocalise
Rachmaninoff
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Blue Tango
Anderson
Cock Linnet
Collins & Leigh
Glenn Miller
Medley Miller
I Got Rhythm
Gershwin
Lady Be Good
Gershwin
My Funny Valentine
Rodgers
New Rag
Joplin
New York, New York
Bernstein
O Sole Mio
Capua
Paragon Rag
Joplin
Solace
Joplin
Summertime
Gershwin
Tango
Albéniz
Tango
McLean
The Man I Love
Gershwin
They All Laughed
Gershwin
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
Gershwin
Tico Tico
Abreu