Are you looking to hire professional musicians to provide entertainment and elegance for your special event? Perhaps a classy, young, vibrant string quartet for your wedding? London Strings is available to book for all types of events both in the UK, the Netherlands, Belgium, France, Italy and the United Arab Emirates – weddings, corporate functions, cocktail and birthday parties, proposals, concerts and professional recordings.
Available to hire as a violin & cello duo, string trio, string quartet, an ensemble with a pianist or as solo violinist or cellist, rest assured the live music and ambience London Strings will lend to your event will be exquisite.
A violin and cello duo is our most popular option with clients. Musically versatile, the duo can play just about anything, from Bach to Bridgerton. Compared to a quartet, the duo is more affordable but you will also not be compromising quality in any way! As a duo, we play both acoustic and modern electric instruments, and we have a set list with backing tracks for some of our most popular songs.
For years, the string quartet has been the go-to choice for weddings and events, emulating the beautiful sound and stunning visuals of a miniature string orchestra. A quartet is perfect for large events, and your guests will love it!
A string trio is very similar to a quartet, and is formed of two violins and a cello. You also can have the option of hiring a piano trio (violin, cello and piano).
A solo violin or cello is a wonderful choice for an intimate event, such as a wedding proposal or intimate dinner. You can choose whether to hire the violin with or without backing tracks, and we also offer electric violin and cello.
You can hire a solo pianist too – if you have a grand piano at your venue you may wish to make use of it with some beautiful background piano music, or our pianist can bring their portable keyboard! We also offer a piano and violin duo and a piano and cello duo.
We can perform classical, pop, folk and Bollywood songs, and you can check our repertoire list. If you have a special request that is not on our list, we are happy to accommodate this free of charge.
Our musicians have performed extensively as soloists, chamber musicians, and with orchestras such as the London Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra, and in venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican Centre, Southbank Centre and Dubai Expo 2020. Internationally our musicians have performed in France, Italy, Germany, Estonia, The Netherlands, Austria, Singapore, Australia and New Zealand, amongst others.
For more information about whether a violin and cello duo, string quartet, string trio, violinist, cellist or a pianist right for you, please check out our post: Which ensemble should I hire for my event?
We look forward to working with you and making your special day memorable!
WHAT IS THE HIRING PROCESS?
Once we have had a chat and decided on the booking location, date and timings, we will invoice you with your bespoke event details and send you a contract to read through. Your booking will be confirmed once the 25% deposit has been received via bank transfer or card payment.
You will need to let us know any musical requests you have for your event or wedding ceremony around three weeks before your event, which is when the rest of the payment is due. Hiring at the last minute? No problem! Get in touch with us to see if we are available – if booking less than 3 weeks before your event the entire payment will be due.
HOW MUCH DOEST IT COST TO HIRE LONDON STRINGS?
We offer competitive rates and because we are not an agency we do not charge commission. When you inquire we will discuss with you all the details for your event and offer you a bespoke quote. Please contact us directly for our price list.
We booked London Strings to play our wedding this summer and they absolutely knocked it out of the park. I cannot stress enough the quality of performances we got throughout the day. They are all incredibly talented professional musicians in their own right and it really shows when they come together like they did for us. Beautiful tone, an emotional textured performance, and such a lovely varied repertoire. They even accommodated all of our personal requests, even for pieces they had never seen before! We had so many of our guests complimenting them throughout, they really made the day something special. So our massive thanks to the whole quartet for just such a stunning performance. We really cannot recommend you highly enough! (J. Barber)
London Strings made my Wedding, they were amazing, every song beautifully played. Every guest enjoyed them and complimented them to me. Forever grateful. 🙂
We booked London Strings to play at our wedding and they were amazing! Throughout the whole process leading up to the day, they were really accommodating and informative. They even... read more
London strings played for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception after. We could not recommend them more highly. They learned a piece especially for my entrance and played so beautifully.... read more
Really enjoyed the London Strings performance in our garden. They turned up on time, played delightfully and left everyone content!
First of, thank you so much Lucy and Arda for the swift response/answering all my queries since day one and down to our big day. You have been so helpful... read more
Played at our wedding in Fitzrovia Chapel, was fantastic and made the experience all the more memorable. Highly recommended
London Strings are top class performers who have a broad repertoire for any taste. They played at our wedding for the ceremony, the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast. We... read more
Lucy and Arda played at our wedding ceremony July this year. They played beautifully and made the day so magical. They are very professional and polite and are great with... read more
We booked London Strings for our summer outdoor wedding in London June 2023. Lucy and Arda were incredible. Professional, flexible and everything we could have hoped for and... read more
Great and professional service with experienced musicians
The musicians arrived in good time, were highly professional and played to an excellent standard. They were friendly and played a great mixture of modern music in an orchestra style!... read more
I was lucky enough to have London Strings play at my wedding last weekend, and I can't recommend them enough. Lucy was so easy to communicate with and made the... read more
London strings played for our wedding and were absolutely brilliant. Arda and Lucy are such lovely people and couldn't of been happier. Highly recommended!
The ladies were EXCEPTIONAL! They played to the audience, and everyone absolutely loved them. They were audible but non intrusive. The volume allowed their music to be heard, but it... read more
I booked London Strings to play at my 50th party. All I can say is they were wonderful. We worked together on choice of music - I wanted a bit... read more
Terms & conditions
Once we have agreed on the details of your booking, we will email you a contract and invoice with your booking details. Our payment terms are a 25% non-refundable deposit to secure your booking and the remaining balance is due 21 days before the event. Payment is made via bank transfer or card payment. For clients wishing to pay via Credit or Debit card, this can be arranged securely via Pay+. A transaction fee of 4.7% applies on Pay+ bookings.