The South Wales String Quartet

The South Wales String Quartet

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Starting from £570
3 Reviews

Established in 2002, The South Wales String Quartet has gained wide experience in performing at corporate events, functions, concerts and weddings.

  • Highlights
  • Flexible performance schedule to fit around your wedding day or corporate function
  • Huge song list available, including a broad Christmas repertoire
  • Can arrange your favourite tune with prior notice


Each player involved has a wealth of musical experience including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, Royal Academy Opera Orchestra, English National Ballet, West Of England Philharmonic and the Welsh Chamber Orchestra.

Violin I - Helina
Helina was born and brought up in Barry, South Wales before she moved to London to pursue a four-year degree at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 1996. She is now working as a freelance violinist and teaches violin and piano privately. Helina's past experiences include extra work with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, leading the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Welsh Proms Youth Orchestra and Cardiff Bay Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed as a guest artist in various local concerts with the Cardiff Bay Choir and Cardiff Polyphonic Choir. Today, Helina regularly performs and records with folk and pop bands as a session player.

Violin II - Tanwen
Born in Cardiff, Tanwen studied at the Royal College of Music, London, graduating in 1996. Her freelance career has enabled her to play in many orchestras and chamber groups, including Welsh Sinfonia, National Symphony Orchestra, New Queen's Hall Orchestra and the Arcata ensemble, performing at a variety of venues such as St James Palace and Wigmore Hall, London.

Viola - Louise
Louise was interested in music from an early age and studied violin and viola in school. She graduated from Trinity College Carmarthen, and whilst teaching music continued as a post-graduate student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. As well as having valuable experience as a viola player with several orchestras, Louise also arranges music and teaches instrumental and classroom music across South Wales.

Cello - Claudine
Born in Derry, Claudine came to study Cello at the Royal Welsh College under Chris Hodges, Sharon Mc Kinley and Peter Esswood. She then gained a place at the Royal College of Music in London studying Baroque Cello with Richard Tunnicliffe. Claudine has performed in a variety of styles including Theatre and Dance. She is currently working as a freelance player with many orchestras and chamber groups as well as teaching in the South Wales area.



Wedding Service

  • Marriage Of Figaro, Wedding March By Mozart
  • Wedding March By Wagner
  • Wedding March By Mendelssohn
  • Panis Angelicus By Frank
  • Winter' Four Seasons By Vivaldi
  • Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba By Handel
  • Canon And Gigue By Pachelbel
  • Ave Maria By Schubert
  • Ave Maria By Gounod
  • Salut D'amour By Elgar
  • Trumpet Tune By Purcell
  • La Rejouissance By Handel
  • Pavane By Faure
  • Air By Bach
  • Wedding March From The Sound Of Music By Rodgers

Classical Favourites

  • Ego Sum Panis Vivus By Palestrina
  • Divertimento In D By Mozart
  • Divertimento In Bb By Mozart
  • Divertimento In F By Mozart
  • Flower Duet By Delibes
  • Humoresque By Dvorak
  • Bouree' Water Music By Handel
  • Adagio' Water Music By Handel
  • O Mio Babbino Caro By Pucini
  • Andantino By Verdi
  • Andante Cantabile By Rachmaninoff
  • Ave Verum Corpus By Mozart
  • Palladio By Jenkins
  • Polovtsian Dances By Borodin
  • Spring' Four Seasons By Vivaldi
  • Meditation From Thais By Massenet
  • Largo By Handel
  • Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring By Bach
  • Serenade By Haydn
  • Adagio In C By Mozart
  • Serenade For Strings By Elgar
  • Adagio Cantabile By Beethoven
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik By Mozart
  • Holberg Suite By Grieg
  • Romance By Shostakovitch
  • Chanson De Nuit By Elgar
  • Three Little Maids By Sullivan
  • Rondo Alla Turca By Mozart
  • Andante By Haydn
  • Presto' Musical Joke By Mozart
  • Dance Macabre By Saint-Saens
  • Adagio For Strings By Barber
  • Brandenberg Concerto No 3 By Bach
  • Concerto In F (2nd Movement) By Gershwin
  • Kinderszenen By Schumann
  • Standchen By Schubert
  • Moment Musicale By Schubert
  • Sehnsuchtig By Mendelssohn
  • Studenternes Serenade By Grieg
  • A Deserted Farm By Macdowell
  • Waltz By Grieg
  • Bethena Waltz By Joplin
  • Two Rondeaux By Purcell
  • Slavonic Dance No. VIII By Dvorak
  • Traumerei By Schumann
  • O Sole Mio By Capua
  • Hornpipe' Water Music By Handel

Light Favourites

  • Something By Harrison
  • You Raise Me Up By Lovland
  • She By Meredith
  • Per Una Cabeza (Tango) By Gardel
  • It's Not Unusual By Jones
  • The Entertainer By Joplin
  • Waterloo Sunset By The Kinks
  • Congratulations By Richards
  • Magic Moments By Bacharach
  • Moon River By Mancini
  • Mac The Knife By Weill
  • I'm In The Mood For Love By Fields
  • Love And Marriage By Van Heusen
  • Fly Me To The Moon By Howard
  • New York, New York By Kander
  • It Had To Be You By Jones
  • Anything Goes By Porter
  • Pennies From Heaven By Johnson
  • Folk Tune Air And Fiddler's Fury By Safford
  • Baby Elephant Walk By Mancini
  • Irish Sherry By Thorp
  • Whiter Shade Of Pale By Brooke
  • Mr Beveridge's Maggot By Playford
  • Theme From Pride And Predjudice By Davies
  • Theme From Fame By Margoshes
  • Summer Nights By Casey
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony By Verve
  • Just Another Rhumba By Gershwin
  • The Fields Of Athenri By Dubliners
  • Ashokan Farewell By Ungar
  • Fields Of Gold By Sting
  • Angels By Williams
  • Money, Money, Money By Abba
  • An Irish Party In Third Class By Traditional
  • Tutti Frutti By Penniman
  • At The Hop By White
  • Sound Of Silence By Simon
  • Star Wars By Williams
  • Indiana Jones By Williams
  • Harry Potter By Williams
  • Blue Suede Shoes By Perkins
  • I Got Rhythm By Gershwin
  • Myfanwy By Parry
  • Fawlty Towers By Wilson
  • Nos Sadwrn Y Gweithiwr By Traditional
  • Suo Gan By Traditional
  • Dau Rosyn Goch By Traditional
  • Hela'r Sgwarnog Medley By Traditional
  • Y Gelynnen By Traditional
  • Llancesi Trefaldwyn By Traditional
  • Eryri Wen By Traditional
  • Llanofer By Traditional
  • Let's Do It By Porter
  • Someone To Watch Over Me By Gershwin
  • Some Enchanted Evening By Rogers Men Of Harlech By Traditional
  • Ap Siencyn By Traditional
  • Diftrrwch Gwyr Llangallo By Traditional
  • Ar Hyd Y Nos By Traditional
  • Makin' Whoopee By Donaldson
  • Summertime By Gershwin
  • Somebody Loves Me By Gershwin
  • Livin' La Vida Loca By Rosa
  • Mambo No. 5 By Prado
  • The Lambada By Kaoma
  • Black Adder By Goodall
  • I Dreamed A Dream By Schonberg
  • Colours Of The Wind By Menken
  • Annies Song By Denver
  • Tango By Albeniz
  • All I Ask Of You By Webber
  • Highland Whisky By Traditional
  • You're Beautiful By Blunt
  • Theme From James Bond By Barry
  • All Time High By Barry
  • Those Magnificent Men By Goodwin
  • All That Jazz By Kander
  • In The Mood By Garland
  • Eastenders By May
  • Howards' Way By May
  • Lovejoy By King
  • For The Love Of A Princess By Horner
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square By Sherwin
  • Maria' West Side Story By Bernstein
  • My Funny Valentine By Rodgers
  • Eleanor Rigby By The Beatles

Christmas Repertoire

  • Have Yourself A Merry Merry Christmas
  • Rudolf The Red-Nosed Reindeer
  • Frosty The Snowman
  • Waking In A Winter Wonderland
  • Chestnuts Roasting On An Open Fire
  • Jingle Bells
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High
  • Wonderful Christmas Time
  • Another Rock 'N Roll Christmas
  • I Wish It Could Be Christmas Every Day
  • Away In A Manger
  • We Three Kings
  • While Shepherds Watched
  • Once In Royal David's City
  • Oh, Little Town Of Bethlehem
  • Oh, Come All Ye Faithful
  • Hark The Herald Angels Sing
  • As With Gladness
  • Angels From The Realms Of Glory
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Joy To The World

  • 2 x Violin
  • Viola
  • Cello

3 Reviews

Top reviews

Graeme Cooper

Event: Wedding
Location: Gloucestershire

The South Wales String Quartet delivered a high quality repertoire of music bespoke to requirements for my daughter's wedding. The 150 guests at Parkend Church, Forest of Dean and thereafter at Clearwell Castle well commented on the quality of the quartet's performance. Thank you to Helina and her quartet members for their contribution to such a memorable day. Highly recommended.

Julian Barrett

Event: Birthday Party
Location: Cardiff

Everything was fantastic. Booking was so easy, helpful and friendly and a fantastic quartet was sourced with such short notice. Brilliant. Many thanks. Will recommend.


Event: Wedding
Location: Monmouth

I'm so sorry it's taken me so long to write to you, time has just flown by since our wedding and work has been really busy! I wanted to say thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding - we absolutely loved it and I will never forget being in one of the rooms at the Llansantffraed Court before I went downstairs to get married and hearing the music drifting up to the room. Anyway, a very belated thank you for making a huge contribution to the success of our day! I will certainly recommend you guys to anyone getting married.


    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.

    South West
    • Somerset £620
    • Wiltshire £614
    • Brecon £589
    • Carmarthen £608
    • Glamorgan £589
    • Monmouth £589
    • Pembroke £614
    West Midlands
    • Gloucestershire £608
    • Herefordshire £608
    • Worcestershire £614

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    Can I have a piece of music that is not on your playlist?
    Yes, we are always adding new music to our repertoire so we may possibly have it. If not we can usually arrange it for you, please contact us for details.

    We are hoping to have the drinks reception outside. Can you play outside?
    Yes, we are happy to play outside but we need to be in the shade and out of any wind.

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