The Dorset String Quartet

The Dorset String Quartet

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Location Dorset
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2 Reviews

The Dorset String Quartet is a vibrant and young professional ensemble based in the Bournemouth and Poole area of Dorset.

  • Highlights
  • Solo and duo performances also available where space and budget are more limited
  • Broad repertoire of music to ensure there's something for everyone
  • The perfect musical addition to your ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast

About


The Dorset String Quartet regularly perform in concert, and have worked with funding through the Arts Council of England. The quartet has given numerous performances in established recital series in Dorset, as well as many churches, theatres and festivals in the south of England. The quartet is also available for concerts, weddings and other private events.

In 2007, the quartet recorded backing tracks for adverts which were broadcast on national TV in The Netherlands and Germany, and in early 2008 they were invited onto local radio to give their first interview about the string quartet.
 
As individuals, The Dorset String Quartet have attended the Guildhall School of Music and Trinity College of Music in London, and have played with orchestras such as the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia, The English National Baroque Orchestra, and the Auckland Chamber Orchestra, New Zealand. 

For smaller venues or budgets The Dorset String Quartet can also provide a Duo or even a Solo Violinist option.

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  • Bach Gavotte, Bouree, Jesu Joy, Air On A G String, Brandenburg Concerto No. 3 Bach/Gounodave Maria
  • Boccherini Minuet
  • Borodin Polovtsian Dances
  • Boyce Symphony No. 4
  • Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
  • Corelli Christmas Concerto
  • Debussy Clair De Lune, Girl With The Flaxen Hair
  • Delibes Flower Duet From Lakme
  • Elgar Salut D'amour, Chanson De Matin, Chanson De Nuit, Nimrod (Enigma Variations)
  • Faure Dolly Suite, Pavane
  • Grieg Norwegian Dance
  • Handel Hornpipe From The Water Music, Air From The Water Music, Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba, Where'er You Walk
  • Haydn Quartet Op 64 No 5, The Bird
  • Mascagni Intermezzo From Cavalleria Rusticana
  • Massenet Meditation From Thais
  • Mendelssohn Wedding March, Adagio From Organ Sonata No 2
  • Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik,
  • Divertimenti, Elvira Madigan, Allelujah (Exultate Jubilate) Pachelbel Canon & Gigue
  • Purcell Two Rondeaux, Trumpet Tune
  • Ravel Bolero, Pavane
  • Schumann Thou Ring On My Finger
  • Strauss Pizzicato Polka
  • Tchaikovsky Waltz From Serenade To Strings
  • Vivaldi The Four Seasons, A Minor Double Violin Concerto
  • Wagner Bridal Chorus From Lohengrin
  • Anderson Blue Tango
  • Bacharach Raindrops Keep Fallin' Beatles World Without Love, Good Day Sunshine, Hey Jude, Yesterday, Get Back
  • Bernstein New York, New York
  • Brown Singin' In The Rain
  • Denza Funiculi Funicula
  • Di Capua O Sole Mio
  • Traditional Irish Sherry Dance, Greensleeves, Cock Linnet
  • Wilson Theme From Fawlty Towers
  • Withers Lovely Day
  • Young When I Fall In Love
  • Donaldson Makin' Whoopee 
  • Ellington Satin Doll
  • Fletcher Folk Tune & Fiddle Dance
  • Gershwin A Foggy Day, Summertime, Embraceable You, Somebody Loves Me, The Man I Love, Green String Boogie
  • Jobin Girl From Ipanema
  • Joplin The Entertainer, Paragon Rag, Pineapple Rag, Ragtime Dance, Country Club, Maple Leaf Rag, Bethena
  • Kavas Harry Lime Theme
  • Kern Folks Who Live On The Hill
  • Lemare Moonlight And Roses
  • Mancini Moon River
  • Rodgers My Funny Valentine
  • Sinatra Fly Me To The Moon
  • Strayhorn Chelsea Bridge, Take The A Train
  • Suessdorf Moonlight In Vermont
Line-Up

  • Quartet – Violin (x 2), Viola, Cello
  • Trio - Violin, Viola, Cello
  • Duo
  • Solo

2 Reviews

Top reviews

Jenna Haddad

Event: Wedding
Location: Dorset
5/5

The Dorset String Quartet were talented and professional. Their music created a beautiful, fitting atmosphere for the reception as guests were filing into the garden. I am still getting compliments from the guests about the music in the garden! Thank you very much! I would definitely recommend them.


Judith Watson

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Dorset
5/5

The duo was an absolute great hit. Both Stefan and Nick were delightful and a pleasure to have at my party. I wish them much success. Thank you, Judith


    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.

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    FAQs

    What the quartet requires:
    4 chairs without arms arranged in a loose semi circle, and enough space to play (approx. 2.5 metres x 3.5 metres)
    Light so that they can see their music
    If performing outside the quartet must be shaded/covered from sun and rain as this is very damaging to instruments

    What will the quartet’s attire be?
    It's up to you! The men in the quartet can wear the following with black trousers: Black DJ with white shirt and black bow tie, White DJ with white shirt and black bow tie, Black shirt, no jacket, no bow tie, Black Tails with white shirt and white bow tie. The ladies normally wear all black. If nothing is specified, the men will wear black shirt, no jacket, no bow tie.

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