The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet

The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet
Location Northamptonshire
Starting from £588.00
1 reviews
Location Northamptonshire
Starting from £588.00
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The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet are the best "crossover" full time string quartet in the UK.

They have a huge repertoire of music to suit all tastes and ages: classical, rock, pop, jazz, film music, TV themes and more. 

The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet

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The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quarter are the best "crossover" fulltime string quartet in the UK. They have a huge repertoire of music to suit all tastes and ages: classical, rock, pop, jazz, film music, TV themes and more. 

They offer all their clients the opportunity to meet up before their event or wedding day (T's & C's apply)  to ensure every event/wedding is tailored specically to cater for their clients' needs. From the moment you book them, The Buckinghamshire String Trio and Quartet are here to guide you through all the aspects of your music options. They will help you create the perfect musical scenery for your special occasion.

  • String Duo - Violin & Viola
  • String Trio - Violin, Viola & 'Cello
  • String Quartet - 2 X Violins, Viola & 'Cello

Rock, Pop, 60′s onwards

  • A Groovy Kind of love - Phil Collins
  • Stand by Me - Ben E King
  • When a Man loves a Woman - Percy Sledge
  • Love is Real - Lennon
  • Everlasting Love - Love Affair
  • Fields of Gold - Sting
  • Bridge over troubled water - Simon and Garfunkel
  • Gypsies, tramps & thieves - Bob Stone
  • Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
  • Crazy little thing called love - Queen
  • Somebody to love - Queen
  • You're my best friend - Queen
  • Changes - David Bowie
  • Space Oddity - David Bowie
  • You’ll never find another love - Leon Huff
  • How deep is your love - Gibb
  • We’ve only just begun - Carpenters
  • Mamma Mia - Abba
  • Take a chance on me - ABBA
  • Dancing Queen - Abba
  • I have a dream - Abba
  • It must be love - Madness
  • Heaven - Bryan Adams
  • Your song - Elton John
  • Why Worry - Dire Straits
  • Hallelujah - Cohen
  • Nothing else matters - Metallica
  • Better together - Jack Johnson
  • Flying without wings - Westlife
  • You raise me up - Westlife
  • When you say nothing at all - Ronan Keating
  • Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
  • I don’t want to miss a thing - Aerosmith
  • Whatever - Gallagher
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Bittersweet Symphony - Verve
  • One day like this - Elbow
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Viva La Vida - Coldplay
  • In my Place - Coldplay
  • Paradise - Coldplay
  • You’re beautiful - James Blunt
  • Make you feel my love - Adele
  • Someone like you - Adele
  • Marry You - Bruno Mars
  • Amazing (Just the way you are) - Bruno Mars
  • Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
  • Rule the World - Take That
  • Greatest Day - Take That
  • Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
  • Sex on Fire - Kings of Leon
  • She’s the One - Robbie Williams
  • Let me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • I love the way you love me - Boyzone
  • Sweet Disposition - Temper Trap
  • Wedding Song - Kenny G
  • 1000 Years - Christina Perri
  • Tonight - Smashing Pumpkins
  • Feeling Good - Michael Buble
  • Home - Michael Buble
  • I’m a believer - Monkees
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale - Procul Harem
  • Paint it Black - Rolling Stones
  • Beautiful Day - U2
  • Canon Ball - Damien Rice
  • Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
  • Imagine - John Lennon
  • Sunrise - Norah Jones
  • It's all about you - McFly
  • Just the way you are - Billy Joel
  • There she goes - The La's
  • You're the first, the last, my everything - Barry White
  • Kissing You - Des'ree
  • Angel - Lionel Richie
  • Shine On - The Kooks
  • The Call - Regina Spektor
  • Halo - Beyonce
  • Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
  • I believe in a thing called love - The Darkness
  • God only knows - The Beach Boys
  • My Way - Sinatra
  • All of Me - John Legend
  • Shining Light - Annie Lennox
  • How long will I love you - Ellie Goulding
  • Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • You've got the love - Florence + The Machine
  • Marry Me - Train
  • You and Me - Lifehouse
  • The Luckiest - Ben Folds
  • Happy - Pharell Williams
  • The Rose - Bette Midler
  • Going Home - Drake
  • Beethoven's 5 Secrets - The Piano Guys
  • Kiss from a Rose - Seal
  • Mine - Taylor Swift
  • Ain't no mountain high enough - Diana Ross


  • A Hard day’s Night
  • All my loving
  • All you need is love
  • Can't buy me love
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • I want to hold your hand
  • Love me do
  • Lucy in the Sky with diamonds
  • Ob-La-Di; Ob-La-Da
  • Something
  • When I’m 64
  • Here comes the sun

Jazzy, Musicals, Films, TV

  • La Paloma - Yradier
  • Tu (You) - Fuentes
  • I’ll build a Stairway to Paradise - Gershwin
  • The Man I Love - Gershwin
  • Let’s call the whole thing off - Gershwin
  • Summertime - Gershwin
  • Embraceable You - Gershwin
  • Oh, Lady be good - Gershwin
  • Someone to watch over me - Gershwin
  • Won’t you Charleston? - Sandy Wilson
  • Crazy Rhythm - Roger Kahn
  • Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ - Fats Waller
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes of Blue - R Henderson
  • I can’t give you anything but love - J McHugh
  • Let’s do it - Cole Porter
  • Anything Goes - Cole Porter
  • Steppin’ out with my baby - Irving Berlin
  • Puttin’ on the Ritz - Irving Berlin
  • You made me love you - J V Monaco
  • Skylark - Carmichael
  • It don’t mean a thing - Duke Ellington
  • Lullaby of Birdland - G Shearing
  • Tico Tico - Abreu
  • Is you is or is you ain’t my baby - Louis Jordan
  • Push Ka Pi Shee Pie - Louis Jordan
  • Choo Choo Ch’Boogie - Louis Jordan
  • You are my sunshine - Jimmie Davis
  • Chattanooga Choo Choo - Harry Warren
  • A Nightingale sang in Berkeley Square - M Sherwin
  • At Last - Etta James
  • Get Happy - Harold Arlen
  • Unforgettable - Irving Gordon
  • Smile - Chaplin
  • Moon River - From the movie "Breakfast at Tiffany's"
  • New York, New York - From the movie musical "New York, New York"
  • Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
  • Smoke gets in your eyes - originally for the musical "Roberta" 1933
  • Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
  • Stormy Weather - from the movie "The Cotton Club"
  • Heissa Troika - Steinberg
  • Blue Tango - L Anderson
  • La Cumparsita - Rodríguez
  • Tango por una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel
  • Tango - Albeniz
  • Butterfly Waltz - Brian Crain
  • Anniversary Waltz - Dave Franklin
  • Can’t help falling in love - Elvis
  • Love me Tender - Elvis
  • Love - Nat King Cole
  • Over the Rainbow - from the movie "Wizard of Oz"
  • Medley from Oliver - Lionel Bart
  • Love Changes Everything - From the musical "Aspects of Love"
  • All I ask of you - From the musical "Phantom of the Opera"
  • I will wait for you - Legrand
  • Time to say Goodbye - From the musical "Phantom of the Opera"
  • Beauty and the Beast - Theme from Disney "Beauty and the Beast"
  • Can you feel the love tonight - Theme from Disney "Lion King"
  • Herbie - Theme from Disney "The Love Bug"
  • Pink Panther Theme - Mancini
  • Nobody does it better - Theme from James Bond "The Spy who loved me"
  • Diamonds are forever - Theme from James Bond "Diamonds are Forever"
  • We have all the time in the world - "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"
  • James Bond original theme
  • Everything I do - Theme from "Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves"
  • Apollo 13 Launch ThemeThursday, 18 February 2016
  • The Throne Room - Star Wars movie
  • Raiders March - Theme from "Raiders of the Lost Ark"
  • Gabriel’s Oboe – Theme from "The Mission"
  • When you wish upon a star - Theme from Disney Pinocchio
  • My Heart will go on - Theme from "Titanic" movie
  • Hymn to the Sea - from "Titanic" movie
  • Onedin Line Theme - Khachaturian
  • She - from the movie "Nottinghill"
  • Falling Slowly - from the movie "Once"
  • Captain Pugwash - from the children's programme "Captain Pugwash"
  • Brideshead Revisited Theme
  • Blue Peter Theme
  • Pretty Woman Theme
  • Feather Theme - Forrest Gump
  • Falling Slowly - Once Theme
, Charity, Oxfordshire

They were exceptionally good. Professional, polite and they played a wide variety of music which was appreciated by all of our guests. They added something special to our evening.


  • Luton Hoo Hotel
  • Woburn Estate
  • Woburn Sculpture Gallery
  • The Woburn Hotel
  • Swiss Gardens, Shuttleworth
  • The Mansion House, Shuttleworth
  • Park Inn Radisson
  • Woodlands Manor
  • Toft Manor
  • Wrest Park
  • Flitwick Manor
  • Shortmead House
  • Old Palace Lodge Hotelk
  • The Barns Hotel
  • Eversholt Hall
  • Moreteyne Manor
  • Strawberry Farm
  • Bedford School
  • Flaxbourne Gardens
  • Moore Place Hotel


  • Hedsor House
  • Horwood House
  • Chicheley Hall
  • Parkside Mercure Hotel
  • Holiday Inn, Newport Pagnell
  • Holiday Inn, Milton Keynes
  • Compleat Angler
  • Crowne Plazza Marlow
  • Stoke Park, Stoke Poges
  • Pinewood Studios
  • Pinewood Hotel
  • Waterside Theatre, Aylesbury
  • MK Theatre
  • Chrysalis Theatre
  • Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Denham
  • The Cock Hotel, Stony Stratford
  • The Plough, Wavendon
  • Dorton House
  • Waddesdon Dairy
  • Waddesdon Manor
  • MK Dons Stadium
  • Notley Tythe Barn
  • Notley Abbey
  • Hartwell House
  • Stowe House
  • Stowe Landscape Gardens
  • Kings Chapel, Amersham
  • Taplow House
  • Abbey Hill Golf Club
  • Mercure Abbey Hill
  • Kingfisher Hotel & Country Club
  • Danesfield House
  • Missenden Abbey
  • The Swan Revived Hotel
  • Linford Hall
  • Nether Winchenden House
  • Ashfold School
  • Villiers Hotel
  • Mentmore Country Club
  • The Stagg Inn
  • MK Hilton Hotel
  • Hilton Doubletree - MK Dons Stadium
  • Latimer House
  • Wilton Hall
  • Chenies Manor
  • Three Locks Bistro
  • Bletchley Park
  • The Silk Road
  • MK INTU Centre
  • Camphill Theatre
  • Bisham Abbey


  • Orton Hall
  • Longstowe Hall
  • The Old Hall, Ely
  • Bassmead Manor Barns
  • Quy Hotel
  • Hilton Hotel, Cambridge
  • Wadenhoe House
  • Hinchingbrooke House
  • The George Hotel, Buckden
  • Kings College
  • Trinity College
  • Trinity Hall
  • Clare College
  • Churchill College
  • Girton College
  • Gonville and Caius College
  • Queens College
  • St John's College
  • St Edmund's College
  • Jesus College
  • St Catherine's College
  • Homerton College
  • Downing College
  • Westminster College
  • Fitzwilliam College
  • Madingley Hall 


  • Eastington Park
  • Eastnor Castle
  • The Great Tythe Barn
  • Clearwell Castle
  • Wyckhillhouse
  • Barrington Hall
  • Stonehouse Court Hotel
  • Cripps Barn
  • Hatton Court Hotel 


  • Ashridge House
  • Manor of Groves
  • Little Benslow Hills
  • The Grove
  • Pendley Manor
  • Knebworth House
  • Knebworth Barns
  • Tewinbury Farm
  • Offley Place
  • Ponsbourne Park
  • South Farm
  • The Sun Hotel
  • Micklefield Hall
  • Letchworth Hall Hotel
  • Harpenden House Hotel
  • Fanhams Hall
  • The Priory
  • Hunton Park
  • Shendish Manor
  • Sopwell House 


  • The Guildhall
  • Quorn Country House
  • Brooksby Hall
  • Stapleford Park
  • Rockingham Castle
  • Hothorpe Hall
  • Hambleton Hall
  • Prestwold Hall
  • Rothley Court Hotel
  • Maher Centre
  • Catthorpe Manor
  • Kilworth House


  • Fawsley Hall
  • Dodmoor House
  • Rushton Hall
  • Barton Hall
  • Plum Park Hotel
  • Sedgebrook Hall
  • Brampton grange
  • Grendon Lakes
  • Furtho Manor Farm
  • Boughton House
  • Northampton Guildhall
  • Towcester Racecourse
  • Althorpe House
  • Pipewell Hall
  • *Whittlebury Hall
  • The Orangery, Whittlebury Park
  • The Atrium, Whittlebury Park
  • Dodford Manor
  • Holdenby House
  • Crockwell Farm
  • Castle Ashby Church
  • Castle Ashby
  • The Falcon, Castle Ashby
  • The Stanwick Hotel
  • Hellidon Lakes
  • Highgate House
  • Wicksteed Park
  • Harrowden Hall
  • The Church Wedding Venue
  • Collingtree Golf Club
  • Delapre Abbey
  • Kettering Park Hotel
  • Holiday Inn, Northampton West
  • Best Western Hotel, Rockingham
  • Staverton Park
  • Stoke Park Pavilions
  • Hunsbury Hill Centre
  • Sulgrave Manor
  • Silverstone Golf Club
  • Mileoak Farm


  • Ashmolean Museum
  • Worton Park
  • Worton Hall
  • Blenheim Palace
  • Ardington House
  • Yarnton Manor
  • Whateley Hall
  • The Old Gaol
  • Dalton Barracks
  • Tythe Barn, Launton
  • Great Barn, Aynho
  • Old Luxtor's Barn
  • Poundon House
  • The Oxford Belfry
  • St Edmunds Hall
  • Town Hall, Oxford
  • Sheldonian Theatre
  • Grandstand Pavilion, Henley (Phyliss Court)
  • Eynsham Hall
  • Weston Manor Hotel
  • Le Manoir aux Quatre Saisons
  • Bodleian Library
  • Oxford Four Pillars Hotel
  • Malmaison
  • Caswell House
  • Bay Tree Hotel, Burford 


  • Ansty Hall
  • Leycester Hospital
  • Studley Castle
  • Stratford Town Hall
  • Sherbourne Park
  • Brownsover Hall
  • Coombe Abbey
  • St Mary's Guildhall, Coventry
  • The Welcombe Hotel
  • Nailcote Hall


  • Stockbrook Country Club
  • Spains Hall
  • Creeksea Place
  • Hunton Park


  • Langrish House


  • Dumbleton Hall
  • Homme House


  • HMS Gannet, Chatham
  • Cooling Castle Barns


  • The Renaissance Hotel
  • Crown Plazza, Docklands
  • The Dorchester
  • The Grim's Dyke Hotel
  • The Savoy Grill


  • Ye Olde Bell, Retford
  • Norwood Park
  • Prince William of Gloucester Barracks, Grantham


  • The Moat House Hotel, Acton Trussel


  • The Manor House Hotel
  • Pennyhill Park Hotel

West Midlands

  • The Belfry Hotel, Wishaw
  • Juniper Hill
  • The Renaissance Hotel


  • The Raven Hotel, Droitwich Spa

The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet have also performed at 100's of Churches across the region

The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet also play for corporate functions, birthday celebrations, christenings, funerals, memorials, opening of care homes, anniversary celebrations and any other celebration.

Some past corporate clients:

  • Mercedes Benz
  • Volkswagon Financial Services (UK) Ltd
  • Nikken
  • Grant Thornton
  • Northampton NHS Trust
  • MK Community Foundation
  • Technifold
  • Clare College, Cambs
  • Il Mashio Ltd
  • Silk Road
  • Bidwells
  • Christies
  • Northamptonshire Police
  • IMserve
  • RAF Henlow
  • Dalton Barracks
  • Bletchley Park
  • The Specialist Company
  • Woburn Estates
  • Chiltern Woodland Burial Ground
  • Terrapia
  • BBC 3 Counties Radio
  • JR Watson & Co
  • Horizon Discovery Ltd
  • Henley Business School
  • Cranfield University
  • Buckinghamshire Golf Club, Denham
  • Rolex
  • Fraser Hart
  • Barnes Construction Ltd
  • Christies
  • Open University
  • The Royal Microscopical Society

And more.............!

How far in advance do I need to book you?
We book up quite far in advance and our bookings work on a first come first served basis. We do get bookings up to 2 years in advance, so if your wedding or event is during peak times, get in touch as soon as you can. We are already taking bookings for 2018! On the other hand, if your wedding or event is coming up soon and you fancy some string music, it is always worth getting in touch in case we have had a cancellation.

How much does it cost to book a string group?
The cost of a string group varies vastly, depending on quality and what kind of service you are looking for. If you are looking for real professionals with a vast repertoire and experience, naturally this will cost more than a group who play as semi-professionals or just play occasionally. Pricing usually corresponds to the level of professionalism and experience. Always insist on testimonials from past clients and/or professional suppliers………. it is also a great idea to ask if you can actually talk to a past client so you can hear first-hand about their experiences.

What instruments make up a string quartet, a string trio and/or a string duo?

  • Our string quartet is made up of 2 violins, viola and ‘cello
  • Our string trio is violin, viola and ‘cello
  • Our string duo is violin and viola

Your prices seem a lot for a few hours work?
There are a few things to bear in mind. Firstly, you are paying for more than one professional musicians' services when you book a string group. The second thing to remember is that although you only see us for a few hours on your wedding day, there are a lot of hours of preparation that go into your wedding. We rehearse, sort out receipts, playlists. We meet up with you to chat about your music and logistics for your big day in the comfort of your own home. We also liaise with your venue, make sure we have all the correct documentation and insurance certificates, update music folders, buy new music and lots of other time is put into the general running of the groups. It is not just our services on the day of your wedding that you pay for.

We would love to meet you and hear you play and have a chat. Is this possible?
Yes ABSOLUTELY!! This is of utmost importance to us!! As part of the service we offer all our clients the opportunity to meet up for a music consultation meeting before their wedding day! (T's & c's apply) This is one of the services that makes us unique amongst professional string groups. We play at many of our venues' open days and wedding fairs throughout the year and encourage our couples to come along and meet us for a chat and a listen.

Do you take a break during the booking?
Yes, all musicians need to take a comfort  break. For bookings of 3 hours or less we take approximately 10 minutes in every hour of playing. For bookings over 3 hours we work in 45 minute sets. These breaks, of course, are taken at a time convenient to you. As our client, you and your special occasion are our foremost priority.

What happens if one of your members is ill on the day of the booking?
If one of our members is unable to play at your wedding or event due to illness or unforeseen circumstances, we would call on another professional player who has played with us before and knows our repertoire well. The highest quality standard of the group would be maintained and your event would not be affected.

Can you play outside during our drinks reception?
Yes, we can play outside if weather conditions allow and we are very happy to do this. We do need shelter from direct sunlight or rain as our instruments are very valuable and extreme weather can damage them. For weddings and events during the winter months (and sometimes March, September, October  and November dependant on conditions) it is usually too cold for us to play outside. It may be possible, on a good day, for you and your guests to mingle outside but please remember  your friends and families are able to move around – your musicians are static and get cold quickly. A rough temparature guide is no less than 18 degrees celsius.

After the church wedding ceremony we would like you to play at our drinks reception. Is this okay for you?
Yes, this is absolutely fine – we are experts in dashing off after a church ceremony and have always managed to set up to greet guests arriving at your wedding reception venue! Remember that you and your guests spend a little time mingling outside the Church which gives us time to slip away! To help us out, it is a good idea to ask the venue to make sure we have armless chairs placed where you would like us to play – this saves time when we set up. Travel between venues is part of our overall booked time.

I don’t see our special piece of music on your list – can you play it?
If we cannot source the song already arranged for the group you have booked we have a professional music arranger who will arrange any piece of music you require that is not already on our list. He needs at least 2 months notice and there is a small fee payable for his services. Please note that not all music is suitable to be played on strings, we will let you know if your ideas are not possible but usually requests can be catered for.

Will the Musicians require refreshments?
Yes please. Soft drinks are required during the event but we bring a String Trio picnic so no need for food if it is not possible.

What geographical areas do you cover?
If we are given enough notice we can usually get just about anywhere although we mainly cover the Midlands, East Anglia, Southern England and London. We do charge minimal travel expenses. We have been booked to play overseas occasionally. Flights and Hotel charges are the client’s responsibility and are in addition to our booking fees.

We would love to have a reminder of your playing – can we video your musicians?
Yes, you may video our musicians for the Musicians' Union fee of £54 per musician in addition to the normal booking fees - just let us know in advance and we can draw up a separate contract for this service. 

Do your musicians hold Public Liability Insurance Certificates?
Yes, all our musicians are covered by Public liability Insurance (up to £10,000,000) through the Musician’s Union or the Incorporated Society of Musicians. We also hold Employer's Liability Insurance to the value of £10,000,000. Lots of venues are now asking that we produce these certificates and won't let us play unless we have them.

Why The Buckinghamshire String Trio are the UK's best wedding string music specialists:

  • We are passionate about what we do and have 16 years experience performing at over 1000 weddings
  • We have won numerous awards in both the wedding industry and in the business world
  • We offer all our couples the opportunity to meet us face to face for a music consultation meeting (T's & C's apply)
  • Our pop, jazz and rock music lists are extremely large with music to suit all ages and tastes
  • We offer a music arrangement service - if you don't see your favourite song on our music lists we can have it professionally arranged especially for your wedding day
  • We are recommended by some of the best wedding venues in the country 
  • We are fully qualified fulltime professional musicians 
  • We have studied at leading music conservatoires throughout UK and abroad
  • Our musicians have played for celebrities such as Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney and the late Amy Winehouse
  • Our musicians have appeared numerous times on TV shows, Film sets, West End Shows and Radio
  • We are members of professional musical bodies i.e Musicians' Union and Incorporated Society of Musician
  • We hold Public Liability Insurance of £10,000,000
  • We hold Employer's Liability Insurance of £10,000,000
  • We are mentored by business celebrities meaning you can rest assured you are receiving the very best string quartet customer service
  • For booking of 2 and 2.5 hours The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet have a minimum of 10 minutes break per hour.
  • For bookings of 3 hours and over the musicians play in 45 minute sets.
  • The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet have a minimum booking period of 2 hours.
  • The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet always arrive at least 45 minutes before the booking starts to set up. The Buckinghamshire String Trio & Quartet set up and take down in their own time. Your booking costs are calculated for their time "on site/call".


Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.

Foreign Locations

Europe £1,200.00 Rest of the world £3,600.00

East Midlands

Leicestershire £624.00 Lincolnshire £720.00 Northamptonshire £588.00 Rutland £624.00


Cambridgeshire £588.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £612.00 Staffordshire £660.00 Warwickshire £624.00 Birmingham £612.00

South East

Bedfordshire £588.00 Berkshire £624.00 Buckinghamshire £588.00 East Sussex £624.00 Essex £612.00 Hampshire £660.00 Hertfordshire £612.00 Oxfordshire £600.00 Surrey £612.00 Sussex £624.00 West Sussex £624.00 London £840.00 Middlesex £612.00
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