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A Guide To Booking A String Quartet

Many people who book a string quartet for their wedding, corporate event or other occasion are doing so for the first time. This can make it a bit daunting and many people do not know how to spot an experienced and professional service. That’s where we can help.

What Is A String Quartet?

Four musicians playing two violins, a cello and a viola make up a string quartet. Traditionally, most string quartets perform recitals of classical pieces by celebrated masters. However, more contemporary string quartets have the talent and versatility to perform contemporary pieces in jazz, pop, swing, Bollywood, folk and even film medleys.

Most requests for a string quartet need them to play as background music at various events. The most common booking involves weddings, receptions, business events. String quartets are not amplified which enables them to move locations seamlessly. This means they can follow the party to the new venue easily. If you find an experienced and talented string quartet, you undoubtedly bring an extra touch of class to the occasion.

How To Spot A Professional String Quartet?

One of the best ways to guarantee that you book a reputable and talented string quartet is to look for reviews. No quartet can hide behind reviews and it gives you an authentic insight into their service.

You could also speak to us and look at the excellent and the more-than-satisfied reviews on Trustpilot. However, if you choose to window shop elsewhere as well then remember to look for the following:

  • A demo showcasing their talent
  • Images of the band in spotless and professional attire
  • Testimonials and genuine reviews
  • High-end equipment
  • Background information on the artists, including their training and experiences
  • Source costs and try not to cut corners as the small amount of extra money can be the difference between a successful and disastrous event.

Speak to us to get any of the above information – we’ll be more than happy to help!


Giardino String Quartet perfoming Rockabye by Clean Bandit

Over The Rainbow

Giardino String Quartet performing Over The Rainbow a cover in the style of Israel IZ Kamakawiwoʻole.


Giardino String Quartet performing Pompeii by Bastille


Giardino Strings perfroming a cover of Happy by Pharrell Williams.