The South West String Quartet

The South West String Quartet
Location Cornwall
Starting from POA
2 reviews
Location Cornwall
Starting from POA
Read 2 reviews

The South West String Quartet are now established as one of the leading string quartets in Cornwall and Devon. Not your average quartet however, they have an eclectic repertoire, effortlessly mixing classical with modern music and providing their own take on pop tunes ranging from The Lumineers and Bastille to Des'ree, Kodaline and Clean Bandit.

Providing unforgettable music for all occasions, from weddings to civil partnerships, corporate functions to family celebrations, these talented musicians are seasoned, professional musicians and will never fail to delight. 

The South West String Quartet

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The South West String Quartet have been captivating clients with their fabulous playing since 2006, so they know a thing or two about how to create a fantastic, musical background scene for each and every event. 

Charlotte on Violin1: Charlotte was awarded a scholarship at the age of 13 to study the violin at the Guildhall School of Music. Continuing her studies there, she gained her AGSM and teaching degree. She has played professionally in both London and Amsterdam with the Dutch Ballet orchestra. She now lives in Cornwall playing as a freelance violinist. 
 
Lucy on Violin2: Lucy was a junior exhibitioner at the Watford School of Music. She later studied violin and piano at the Royal Academy qualifying with a GRSM hons degree. She has played as a freelance musician in London and is now enjoying playing in various groups around the South West. 
 
Susan on Viola: Susan studied music at Dartington College of Arts and the Rolle College, Exmouth gaining a music and teaching diploma. She took up a teaching post in Oxford before settling in Cornwall where she is a teacher and freelance musician.  
 
Hannah on Cello:
Hannah began learning the cello at the age of eleven and the piano aged six, gaining diplomas in both. She has extensive experience as an instrumentalist teacher and musician, freelancing in orchestras and ensembles throughout Cornwall and the south west.

String Quartet –

  • Violin (x 2)
  • Viola
  • Cello

The South West String Quartet Playlist is extensive and is continually being added to. Here are an example of the repertoire for the Quartet.

Traditional Wedding Ceremony Music

  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  • Aria from Xerses – Handel
  • Canon – Pachelbel
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
  • La Rejouissance – Handel
  • Trumpet Tune – Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
  • Wedding March – Wagner
  • Wedding March – Mendelssohn

Traditional Classical Music

  • Adagio – Albinoni
  • Air – Bach
  • Amadeus – Mozart
  • Arioso – Bach
  • Ave Maria – Schubert
  • Brandenburg Concerto No 3 – Bach
  • Concerto Grosso Op.6 VIII – Corelli
  • Come Back To Sorrento – Ernesto de Curtis
  • Double Violin Concerto – Bach
  • Emperor Waltz – Strauss
  • Flower Duet – Delibes
  • Gabriel’s Oboe – Morricone
  • I Giorni Einaudi
  • Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana – Mascagni
  • Melody in F – Rubinstein
  • Minuet and Trio – Boccherini
  • Palladio – Karl Jenkins
  • Panis Angelicus – Franck
  • Pavane – Faure
  • Rag Time – Scott Joplin
  • Romance – Shostakovic
  • Roses from the South – Strauss
  • Serenade – Schubert
  • Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
  • Sleepers Awake – Bach
  • Tango – Albeniz
  • The Four Seasons – Vivaldi
  • Water Music – Handel

Pop Songs-Theatre/ Film Music

  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • Aimee – Damien Rice
  • All of Me – John Legend
  • All You Need is Love – Beatles
  • Angels – Robbie Williams
  • And Then I Kissed Her – Beach Boys
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Baby Can I Hold You – Tracy Chapman
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony – The Verve
  • Blue Moon – Rodgers and Hart
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
  • Breakfast at Tiffany’s – Deep Blue Something
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight? – Elton John
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Cheerleader – OMI
  • Chi Mai – Ennio Morricone
  • Cinema Paradiso – Ennio Morricone
  • City of Stars – La La Land/Hurwitz
  • Come Fly With Me – Frank Sinatra
  • Come on Eileen – Dexys Midnight Runners
  • Clocks – Coldplay
  • Dear Future Husband – Meghan Trainor
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Journey
  • Dreams – The Cranberries
  • Everlong – Foo Fighters
  • Everything You Do – Bryan Adams
  • Everything – Michael Buble
  • Feeling Good – Michael Buble
  • Fireflies – Owl City
  • Firework – Katy Perry
  • Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
  • For the Love of a Princess – Enya
  • Fields of Gold – Sting / Cassidy
  • Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
  • Game of Thrones – Ramin Djawadi
  • Glasgow Them – Love Actually
  • God Only Knows – Beach Boys
  • Greatest Day – Take That
  • Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
  • Happy Together – The Turtles
  • Harry Potter – John Williams
  • Have I Told You Lately I Love You – Van Morrison
  • Heaven – Bryan Adams
  • Here Comes the Sun – The Beatles
  • Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
  • Ho Hey! – The Lumineers
  • Home – Edward Sharpe+Magnetic Zeros –
  • Hoppipoll – Sigur Ros
  • How Long Will I Love You? – Ellie Goulding
  • I Dreamed a Dream – Lloyd Webber
  • I’m Yours – Jason Mraz
  • It Must Be Love – Madness
  • Jealousy – Will Young
  • Just Like Heaven – The Cure
  • Kissing You – Des’ree
  • La Vie En Rose – Edith Piaff
  • Let it Go – Disney ‘Frozen’
  • Love Is All Around – Wet Wet Wet
  • Love Is In the Air – John Paul Young
  • Love Me Tender – Elvis Presley
  • Love Story – Taylor Swift
  • Marry You – Bruno Mars
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele / Bob Dylan
  • Money Money Money – Abba
  • Moon River – Henry Mancini/Sinatra –
  • Music To Watch Girls By – Andy Williams
  • Norwegian Wood – Lennon/McCartney
  • One Day Like Thi – Elbow
  • Perfect Day – Lou Reed
  • Perfect – Ed Sheeran
  • Pirates of the Caribbean – Klaus Badelt
  • Pompeii – Bastille
  • Por Una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel
  • Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
  • Rather Be – Clean Bandit
  • Rockabye – Clean Bandit
  • Set Fire to the Rain – Adele
  • Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
  • She – Charles Aznavour –
  • Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
  • Songbird – Eva Cassidy
  • Stand By Me – Ben E King
  • Sway/Cherry Pink – Pablo Beltran
  • Sweet Child of Mine – Guns and Roses
  • Take My Breath Away – Berlin
  • Thank You for the Music – Abba
  • The Ludlows Theme – James Horner
  • The One – Kodaline
  • The Winner Takes It All – Abba
  • The Scientist – Coldplay
  • This Will Be an Everlasting Love – Natalie Cole
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • Times Like These – Foo Fighters
  • Truly Madly Deeply – Savage Garden
  • Viva La Vida – Coldplay
  • We Found Love – Rhianna
  • We Have All The Time In The World – Louis Armstrong
  • What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
  • When You Say Nothing At All – Ronan Keating
  • We’ve Only Just Begun – Carpenters
  • With Or Without You – U2
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Yellow – Coldplay
  • Top of the World – The Carpenters
  • You Raise Me Up – Westlife
  • You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
  • You’re Too Good To Be True – Frankie Valli
  • Your Song – Elton John
, Wedding, Devon
5/5

They were fantastic. An absolute highlight of the day for everyone. Would highly recommend.


, Corporate, Cornwall
5/5

The South West String Quartet are captivating, a joy to listen to and as a Banqueting and Wedding Coordinator they are foremost in my recommendations.


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Don't string quartets just play the classical stuff?
Okay yes, we do play classical music, but even if you are not that way inclined or unfamiliar with the names of classical pieces, most are instantly recognisable when you hear them.

What if I want a more modern approach, can a string quartet do that?
Absolutely! More and more clients are opting for their favourite pop songs and we specialise in performing our own arrangements of modern tunes to give your event that contemporary feel.

Weddings

  • Providing music for 15 minutes as guests take their seats prior to the ceremony.
  • Entrance of the Bride, signing of the register and for the couple's walk back down the aisle.
  • Drinks reception up to 1.5 hours with a break of 15 minutes.
  • Wedding breakfast up to 2 hours with a break of 20 minutes.

Corporate events

  • 45 minutes to an hour sets with a break of 15-20 minutes in between.

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.

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