Heart Strings

Heart Strings

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Location London
Starting from £899
3 Reviews

An ensemble specialising in classical and light entertainment for weddings, functions, corporate events, parties and concerts.

  • Highlights
  • Available solo, as a duo, trio, quartet or larger ensemble
  • Performed at prestigious venues including Buckingham Palace, Blenheim Palace and Goodwood House
  • Players have worked with Take That, Spice Girls, Shirley Bassey, Madonna and Peter Gabriel

About


Heart Strings can be hired as a String Quartet, a Trio (violin, viola and cello), a Duo (violin and cello) and Solo (cello) or can be expanded into a small string orchestra comprising of up to eight musicians. Presentation can be formal or more relaxed; co ordinated ball gowns, evening wear or smart casual.

Heart Strings have performed at a wide range of prestigious venues such as Buckingham Palace, Blenheim Palace, Goodwood House, Spencer House, Wallace Collection, Claridges, Woburn Abbey and many top London hotels.

The players have worked with the likes of Joan Armatrading, Take That, Alesha Dixon, Spice Girls, Shirley Bassey, Madonna, Peter Gabriel to name a few; and on another note The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra, Birmingham Opera, Moscow City Ballet; plus West End shows Matilda, Ghost, Les Miserables and Lion King again to name a few.
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Repertoire


Classical Repertoire

  • Belle of the Ball Waltz  – Anderson
  • Adagio – Albinoni
  • Air on a G String  –  J.S. Bach
  • Double Violin Concerto  –  J.S. Bach
  • Brandenburg Concertos nos 2 and 3  –  J.S. Bach
  • Badinerie  –  J.S. Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze  –  J.S. Bach
  • Minuet in G (Anna Magdalena)  –  J.S. Bach
  • Arioso from Cantata no 156  –  J.S. Bach
  • Bist Du Bei Mir  –  J.S. Bach
  • Cantata no 140  –  J.S. Bach
  • Two Chorale Preludes  –  J.S. Bach
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring  –  J.S. Bach
  • Violin Concerto mve. 1 in E major  –  J.S. Bach
  • Ave Maria  –  Bach/Gounod
  • Adagio for strings  –  Barber
  • Rumanian Folk Dances  –  Bartok
  • Adagio Cantabile from the Pathetique Sonata  –  Beethoven
  • 5th Symphony, mve 1  –  Beethoven
  • Fur Elise  –  Beethoven
  • Ode to Joy  –  Beethoven
  • Selection from Carmen  – Bizet
  • Prince Igor  –  Borodin
  • Hungarian Dances  –  Brahms
  • O Sole Mio – Capua 
  • Selection of Waltzes  –  Chopin
  • Polonaise – Chopin
  • By the Sleepy Lagoon – Coates
  • Dambusters March – Coates
  • Sailors Hornpipe – Coates
  • Hoe-down from Rodeo  –  Copland
  • Saturday Night Waltz from Rodeo –  Copland
  • Christmas Concerto  – Corelli
  • Butterfly Waltz – Crain
  • Clair de Lune  – Debussy
  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy
  • Cake-walk – Debussy
  • Copelia Medley – Delibes
  • Flower Duet from Lakme –  Delibes
  • Funiculi Funicula  – Denza
  • Toccata – Dubois
  • Humoresque –  Dvorak
  • Largo from the New World Symphony  –  Dvorak
  • Waltz from Symphony no. 8  –  Dvorak
  • Chanson de Matin and Nuit –  Elgar
  • Salut d’Amour –  Elgar
  • Nimrod –  Elgar
  • Pavane  –  Faure
  • Panis Angelicus  – Frank
  • Prelude no. 2  –  Gershwin
  • Morning from Peer Gynt  –  Greig
  • Gavotte from Holberg Suite – Greig
  • Norwegian Dance no 2 – Greig
  • Wedding Day at Troldhaugen – Greig
  • Ave maria – Gounod
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  • Water Music  – Handel
  • Largo  – Handel
  • Violin Sonata in D major – Handel
  • La Rejouissance  – Handel
  • Serenade – Haydn
  • Gypsy Life – Herbert
  • Anniversary Waltz – Ivanovici
  • Allegretto – Kreisler
  • Caprice Viennois – Kreisler
  • Liebesfreud – Kreisler
  • Leibeslied – Kreisler
  • Midnight Bells Waltz – Kreisler
  • Schon Rosmarin – Kreisler
  • The Old Refrain – Kreisler
  • Merry Widow Waltzes – Lehar
  • Adagietto from Symphony 5 – Mahler
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana – Mascagni
  • Meditation from Thais – Massenet
  • Sinfonia and Final Duet (L’incoronazione di Poppea) – Monteverdi 
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
  • Divertimeni in D, Bb and F – Mozart
  • Marriage of Figaro (wedding march) – Mozart
  • Allelujah – Mozart
  • Figaro Overture –  Mozart
  • Symphony in G Minor – Mozart
  • Wedding March – Mendelsson
  • Cavatina – Myers
  • Barcarolle – Offenbach
  • Canon – Pachelbel
  • Che Gelida Manina from La Boheme – Puccini
  • Musetta’s Waltz – Puccini
  • Chacony – Purcell
  • Trumpet Tune – Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary  – Purcell
  • Two Rondeaux from The Fairy Queen  – Purcell
  • Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini – Rachmaninov
  • Vocalise – Rachmaninov
  • Bolero – Ravel
  • Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin – Ravel
  • Pavane pour une infante defunte – Ravel
  • Selection of Waltzes – Richard Rogers
  • Barber of Seville – Rossini
  • William Tell Overture – Rossini
  • Dance Macabre – Saint Saens
  • The Swan – Saint Saens
  • Romanza Andaluza – Sarasate
  • 3 Gymnopedies – Satie
  • Ave Maria – Schubert
  • Standchen – Schubert
  • Traumerei – Schumann
  • Romance – Schostakovich
  • Liberty Bell – Sousa
  • Two Hearts in Three-Quarter Time – Stolz
  • Czardas from Die Fledermaus – Strauss
  • Blue Danube Waltz – Strauss
  • Die Fledermaus Waltzes – Strauss
  • Pizzicato Polka – Strauss
  • Radetzky March – Strauss
  • Tales from the Vienna Woods – Strauss
  • Trish Trash Polka – Strauss
  • Wiener Blut Waltzes – Strauss
  • Der Rosenkavalier – Strauss R.
  • Cantabile – Tartini
  • Amazing Grace – Traditional
  • Greensleeves – Traditional
  • Golden Earrings – Traditional
  • Russian Dance – Tchaikovsky
  • Selection from the Nutcracker – Tchaikovsky
  • Waltz from Sleeping Beauty – Tchaikovsky
  • Four Seasons – Vivaldi
  • Concerto Grossi in A and D minor – Vivaldi
  • La Forza del Destino – Verdi
  • Bachianas Brazileiras – Villa Lobos
  • Ride of the Valkyries – Wagner
  • Tannhäuser Overture – Wagner
  • Bridal Chorus – Wagner

Easy Listening 

  • All I Ask of You from “Phantom”- Lloyd Webber
  • Along Came Bill – Ava Gardner
  • Abba Medley – Anderson/Ulvaeus
  • A Little Chaos – Gregson
  • A Little Respect – Eurasure
  • Amar Pelos Dois – Sobral
  • America from “West Side Story” – Bernstein
  • A Million Dreams – Greatest Showman
  • An American in Paris – Gershwin
  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • Annie Highlights – Strouse
  • Anything Goes – Porter
  • Ashokan Farewell from “The Civil War” – Ungar
  • As Time Goes By – Hupfield
  • A Thousand Years – Perri
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Bad Romance – Gaga
  • Bass Vile Blues – Devinez
  • Beatles Selection – Beatles
  • Beautiful Day – Evans/Clayton/Hewson/Mullen
  • Begin the Beguine – Porter
  • Best Day of My Life – American Authors
  • Blue Tango – Anderson
  • Beside the Seaside – Glover
  • Beethoven’s Five Secrets – Beethoven
  • Bittersweet Symphony – Jagger
  • Bohemian Rapsody – Queen
  • Bring me Sunshine – Kent
  • Cabaret – Kander/Ebb
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love – Clapton
  • Can’t Take My Eyes off You – Gaudio
  • Can You Feel the Love Tonight? – Elton John
  • Changes – Bowie
  • Charlie Brown – Coldplay
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Chicago –  Fisher
  • Chi Mai – Morricone
  • Clocks – Coldplay
  • Close to You – Bacharach
  • Cock Linnet – Collins/Leigh
  • Come in From the Rain – Manchester
  • Come What May from Moulin Rouge – Baerwald
  • Concerning Hobbits – Shore
  • Country Medley – Trad.
  • Czardas – Monti
  • Dances with Wolves – John Barry
  • Danzas Argentinas No 2 – Ginastera
  • Dark Eyes – Trad
  • Darth Vader's Theme – Williams
  • Dexter’s Tune (Awakenings) – Newman
  • Do It Again – Gershwin
  • Don’t Look Back in Anger – Gallagher
  • Dream a Little Dream of Me – Wilbur
  • El Choco Tango – Villoldo
  • El Tango de Roxanne – Moulin Rouge
  • Embraceable You – Gershwin
  • Evergreen – Streisand
  • Everlong – Foo Fighters
  • Every Time we say Goodbye – Porter
  • Everything I Do – Adams
  • Everywhere – Mc Vie
  • Faulty Towers theme – Wilson
  • Feeling Good – Muse
  • Feelings – Albert
  • Fields of Gold – Sting
  • Forgotten Dreams – Anderson
  • For Just a Moment – Foster
  • Gabriel’s Oboe – Morricone
  • Game of Thrones – Djawadi
  • Get Lucky – Pharrell Williams
  • Gimme, Gimme, Gimme – Andersson
  • Greatest Day – Take That
  • God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
  • Goldfinger – Barry
  • Goodbye to Love – Carpenters
  • Halleluja – Buckley
  • Handbags and Gladrags – d’Abo
  • Happy – Williams
  • Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  • Hawaii Five 0 Theme – Setzer
  • Hedwig’s Theme from Harry Potter – John Williams
  • Hello – Richie
  • Hernando’s Hideaway/Light my Fire – Ross/Doors
  • Hey Soul Sister – Train
  • Hoppipolla (Planet earth theme)
  • Hotel California – The Eagles
  • How Long Will I Love You – Ellie Goulding
  • Hushabye Mountain (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) – Sherman
  • I do I do I do – Tom Jones
  • I Don’t Know How to Love Him – Lloyd Webber
  • I Feel Pretty from “West Side Story” – Bernstein
  • I Giorni – Einaudi
  • I got Rhythm Variations – Gershwin
  • I Love Paris – Porter
  • Il Mondo – Fontana
  • I’m Yours – Jason Marz
  • Inspector Morse Theme – Pheloung
  • Irish Sherry – Trad./Carolan
  • If You Could Read My Mind – Lightfoot
  • In the Mood – Garland
  • It Don’t Mean a Thing – Ellington
  • I See The Light (Tangled) – Menken
  • James Bond Themes – Norman/ Barry
  • Jalousie Tango – Gade
  • Jeeves and Wooster Theme – Dudley
  • Jurassic Park Theme – Williams
  • Just Another Rhumba – Gershwin
  • Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
  • King and I selection – Rogers
  • Kiss From a Rose – Seal
  • Kissing You – Des’ree
  • La Bamba – Trad.
  • Ladies in Lavender – Hess
  • Laura – Raskin
  • La Vie en Rose – Louiguy
  • La Cumparsita – Rodrigez
  • La Paloma – Iradier
  • Leaving on a Jet Plane – Denver
  • Lets Do It – Porter
  • Let’s Face the Music and Dance – Berlin
  • Let’s go Fly a Kite – Sherman
  • Let’s Stay Together – Green
  • Libertango – Piazzolla
  • Livin’ on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
  • Londonderry Air – Trad.
  • Looney Tunes Fugue – Naughtin
  • Love and Marriage – Heusen
  • Love is Here to Stay - Gershwin
  • Love Theme from “The Godfather” – Rota
  • Love Yourself – Justin Beiber
  • Loyko – Trad.
  • Make you Feel my Love – Adele
  • Makin’ Whoopee – Donaldson
  • Mamma Mia – Anderson
  • Manha de Carnaval from “Black Orpheus” – Bonfa
  • March from Star Wars – John Williams
  • Maria from “West Side Story” – Bernstein
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • Memory from “Cats” – Lloyd Webber
  • Mission Impossible – Schifrin
  • Misty – Garner
  • Moondance – Van Morrison
  • Moon River – Mancini
  • Morenita do Brazil – Fragrant
  • Mr Blue Sky – ELO
  • Music of the Night from “Phantom” – Lloyd Webber
  • Music to Watch Girls by – Velona
  • My Funny Valentine – Rogers
  • My Girl – The Temptations
  • My Heart Will Go On from “Titanic” – Horner
  • My Way – Revaux
  • Natal Variations (Happy Birthday) – Naughtin
  • New York New York – Xander
  • Noites Cariocas – Bandolim
  • Nothing Compares 2U – Sinead O Connor
  • Nothing Else Matters – Metallica
  • One Day Like This – Elbow
  • One Hand One Heart from “West Side Story” – Bernstein
  • Orange Blossom Special – Rouse
  • Over a Rainbow – Arlen
  • Palladio – Jenkins
  • Paradise – Coldplay
  • Pennies From Heaven – Johnson
  • Pirates of the Caribbean Medley – Badelt
  • Poirot Theme – Gunning
  • Portuguese Love Song from Love Actually – Armstrong
  • Por Una Cabeza Tango from “Scent of a Woman” – Gardel
  • Pride and Prejudice Theme – Davis
  • Purple Haze – Hendrix
  • Queen Medley – Queen
  • Ragtime Dance – Joplin
  • Raiders March (Raiders of the Lost Ark) – John williams
  • Red Sails in the Sunset – Williams
  • River Flows In You – Yiruma
  • Romeo and Juliet Love Theme – Rota
  • Rule the World – Take That
  • Say Something – McCartney
  • Scarborough Fair – Trad./Bowles
  • Selection of Christmas Music/Carols – Various composers
  • Selection of Hymns – Various composers
  • Selection of Rags – Joplin
  • Send in the Clowns – Sondheim
  • Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  • She – Aznavour 
  • Someone Like You – Adele
  • Someone to Watch Over Me – Gershwin
  • Somewhere from “West Side Story” – Bernstein
  • Songbird – McVie
  • Stormy Weather – Arlen
  • Suddenly – Diamond
  • Summertime – Gershwin
  • Sunrise Sunset – Bock
  • Sway/Cherry Pink – Beltran
  • Sweet Child O’Mine – Guns and Roses
  • Take the A train – Strayhorn
  • Tale as Old as Time (Sleeping Beauty) – Menken
  • That’s Amore – Warren
  • The Ecstasy of Gold (Good, Bad & the Ugly) – Morricone
  • The Folks who Live on the Hill – Kern
  • The Greatest Day – Take That
  • The Gremlin Rag (Gremlins) – Jerry Goldsmith
  • The Harry Lime Theme – Karas
  • The Luckiest – Ben Folds
  • The Magnificent Seven – Bernstein
  • The Man I Love – Gershwin
  • The Portrait – Horner
  • The Prayer (Quest for Camelot) – Sager/Foster
  • The Simpsons – Elfman
  • The Throne Room (Star Wars) – John Williams
  • The Way You Look Tonight – Sanatra
  • Theme from “Summer of 42” – Legrand
  • Thriller – Jackson 
  • Thunderbirds Theme – Gray
  • Tanguedia – Piazzolla
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Tico-Tico – Abreu
  • Tonight – Bernstein
  • Toxic – Brittany Spears
  • Truely – Richie
  • Unchained Melody – Zaret/North
  • Uptown Funk – Ronson 
  • Viva la Vida – Berryman
  • Wake Me Up – Avicii
  • What’s New? – Haggart
  • What are you Doing for the Rest of Your Life? – Brooks
  • When I Fall in Love – Young
  • When I First Saw You – Krieger
  • Wings – Birdy
  • Wonderful Tonight – Clapton
  • Without You – David Guetta
  • You'll Never Walk Alone – Rodgers
  • You Make me Feel Like a Natural Woman – King
  • You Only Live Twice – Barry
  • You Raise Me Up – Graham/Lovland
  • You Really Got Me – The Kinks
  • You’re the Inspiration – Foster
  • Your Love Keeps Lifting me Higher and Higher – Jackson
Line-Up

  • Duo - violin and cello or cello and cello
  • Trio - violin, viola and cello
  • Quartet - violin, violin, viola and cello
  • Larger Ensemble is a mix of the above and can include a double bass

3 Reviews

Top reviews

Millie Harris

Event: Wedding
Location: Kent
5/5

Thank you so much for being a part of our day. The girls were amazing and really made the ceremony and drinks reception extra special.


Mr & Mrs Harding

Event: Wedding
Location: Hertfordshire
5/5

Myself and Vicki just want to say a massive thanks for the wedding music, every song was spot on absolutely amazing everyone loved them, and the 3 songs we chose were perfect we can't thank you enough.


Gary and Paul

Event: Wedding
Location: Buckinghamshire
5/5

We just wanted to express our sincerest thanks for playing so beautifully at our wedding. When we first saw your video online, I got that special, magical tingle. Hearing that one piece, which just happens to be my favourite, blew the competition out of the running. We loved the fusion of classical, pop, show tunes and the little quirky pieces – ‘Let’s go fly a kite’ went down a storm. I was personally mesmerised watching Laura ‘live’ the music – a true artist. Again, thank you all for making our wedding day truly memorable, to us and all our guests - you were perfect!


    Pricing

    We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.

    East
    • Cambridgeshire £1178
    • Norfolk £1141
    • Norwich £1141
    • Suffolk £1141
    East Midlands
    • Leicestershire £1166
    South East
    • Bedfordshire £1116
    • Berkshire £1116
    • Buckinghamshire £1116
    • East Sussex £1116
    • Essex £1116
    • Hampshire £1116
    • Hertfordshire £1116
    • Kent £1116
    • London £899
    • Middlesex £992
    • Oxfordshire £1116
    • Surrey £1116
    • Sussex £1116
    • West Sussex £1116
    South West
    • Bath £1116
    • Bristol £1116
    West Midlands
    • Birmingham £1178
    • Gloucestershire £1240
    • Herefordshire £1178
    • Warwickshire £1178

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    FAQs

    What requirements do the quartet have?
    For the perfect layout the quartet needs approx. 3 x 2 metres, plus 4 armless chairs. We do not require lighting as we have music stand lights. We also need somewhere to get changed and leave our cases and belongings. Our cellist will provide a spike holder so as not to damage any flooring.

    Can you play outside?
    We are more than happy to play outside on fine days, howeverwe need shelter from wind, rain or direct sunlight. Please inform your venuethat you may wish us to perform outside so that arrnagements can be made for shelter and chairs.

    Do I need to provide refreshments?
    We are usually provided with water/soft drinks throughout a performance. A light meal or sandwhiches are appreciated for longer bookings.

    What if one of the group members is ill?
    We have a pool of experienced proffessional players that work regularly with us that can play instead of the absentee.  

    What time would you usually arrive for an event?
    We would aim to get to the venue an hour before our scheduled start time.

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