string quartet hire

The beautiful sound of the cello evokes intense romanticism, and being in the same register as the human voice, is a very popular choice of instrument for weddings and proposals. Just think of the recent royal wedding – the solo cello with orchestra made a stunning impression!

Our cellists at London Strings are some of the most experienced in London and regularly perform as soloists for both concerts and events. Usually, the cello works best with a piano accompanist, but a solo cello is definitely appropriate and recommended in many situations. It can also be a good choice for a classical wedding ceremony or romantic wedding proposal, and there are a few pieces of music that work beautifully for solo cello, including popular classical favourites like the Solo Cello Suites by Bach, The Swan by Saint-Saëns, Après un Rêve by Faurè, Salut d’Amour by Elgar, Ave Maria by Schubert, and arrangements of famous pop songs for cello like ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’, ‘A Thousand Years’ and ‘Besame Mucho’.

Our cellists are based in London but are happy to travel for your event, including internationally.

For more information about whether a solo cellist, violin & cello duo, string quartet, string trio or other ensemble is 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!


lucy gijsbers cello
  • 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 played a custom song for our ceremony and coordinated with our officiant to accompany him throughout, which made the ceremony all the more beautiful. Our guests also loved the addition of a string trio, saying that it added even more joy to the day! Thank you so much, Ben and Amy

    Amy Drage & Ben Dages
  • 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. They brought a real touch of magic to the day.

    Elena Newby
  • Really enjoyed the London Strings performance in our garden. They turned up on time, played delightfully and left everyone content!

    Christopher Wright
  • 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 and professional. Thank you so so much for accommodating us. Also, we would like to give our thanks to your duo (violist and cellist) for playing our songs before, during and after our ceremony. It was spot on, everyone loved it and got lots of compliments. All of our guests were moved(some to tears) of course including us whilst listening to them play. It made our wedding day extra special and memorable. Your team is amazing! I wish you and your team all the best! More clients to come. Thank you so so much and we appreciate it all. -Charmie and Joseph

    Charmie Ann
  • Played at our wedding in Fitzrovia Chapel, was fantastic and made the experience all the more memorable. Highly recommended

    Will G
  • 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 really enjoyed the music and the professionalism. Highly recommend!

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    Robin Vollert
  • 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 their communication. I would highly recommend London Strings to anyone who would love live music at their special occasion. Simply outstanding!

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    Kelly Goldsmith

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.