We are a professional string quartet offering an array of varied, high quality music -from well known classical pieces to covers of pop, rock, jazz, folk & film music...
We specialise in performing at weddings, events and special occasions.
Originally from Cornwall, we each trained at leading conservatoires, The Royal College of Music in London and The Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
Between us we have a wealth of performing experience, from concert halls, recording studios, on television as backing strings for rock and pop and bands, and for weddings and events throughout the UK and abroad.
We are privileged to live in the magnificent surroundings of Cornwall; we cannot think of a better location to hold a special event.
With regards to planning music into your ceremony, we are usually are asked to perform as follows :
Background music whilst guests are taking their seats, approximately 25 minutes before the ceremony starts.
One piece for the processional.
Two to three pieces during the signing of the register.
One piece for the recessional.
The above is only a guideline for a traditional order of events, so please don't hesitate to ask if you have something different in mind for your ceremony.
We are happy to accompany hymns, although nothing beats the Organ in its ability to lead a large a congregation in song!
We appreciate the thought and effort that goes into choosing the individual details within a wedding ceremony. These touches reflect your individuality as a couple. Musical taste is highly personal and tailoring the music choices to be in keeping with your own taste gives you the opportunity to express meaning and emotion within the ceremony.
A string quartet has the ability to be totally versatile, it genuinely lends itself well to any type of music, from Baroque to heavy metal rock!
Should you need help or advice with the choices we are more than happy to suggest pieces that will suit you and the occasion.
We have a lengthy portfolio of repertoire which is constantly being added to. Please contact us for an up to date list.
If there is a piece or song that you would like us to play that is not already on our repertoire list, we are more than happy to arrange a bespoke version at your request, please see FAQs.
Nothing beats live music in its ability to transform an atmosphere. As your celebration gets underway, we can contribute lively, upbeat and entertaining background music during the drinks reception and help to set an elegant, warm ambience during the wedding breakfast.
We can curate a mixture of well known classical, pop, jazz and film music, which all generations of family and friends will appreciate.
Quartet Cornwall provides the perfect background music and entertainment for corporate events, functions and parties.
If you are considering booking us, please do not hesitate to call or email to check our availability. For a quote please include details of the length of booking and the venue address.
Our members have performed in a variety of settings and for engagements at exclusive venues such as Monaco Yacht Club, the O2 Arena, Manchester City Football Club, The Royal Albert Hall, Harvey Nicholls, Selfridges, The National Gallery, British Library, Victoria and Albert Museum, The Eden Project, Birmingham Symphony Hall, The Barbican, The BBC Proms, Mardi Gras Festival, Edinburgh Festival and Songs of Praise.