Accomplished Leicestershire based string quartet with years of experience playing civil weddings, church weddings, receptions, wedding breakfasts, civil partnerships, parties and corporate events.
The Harmonia String Quartet is an outstanding string quartet and trio whose members have trained at either The Royal Academy of Music in London, or one of the other prestigious Music Colleges, and have a wide range of experience in many different areas of the music profession. These include professional orchestral playing with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, The English String Orchestra and The English Symphony Orchestra as well as enjoying the smaller medium of chamber music.
Together they have played for hundreds of weddings, functions and events at venues throughout Leicestershire, Northamptonshire, Warwickshire, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire & Derbyshire, including: Belvoir Castle, Bosworth Hall Hotel, Cranford Hall, Hambleton Hall Hotel, Normanton Park Hotel, Oakham Castle, RAF Waddington and Whittlebury Park.
The quartet specialise in weddings, and can play for the ceremony, the drinks reception, and the wedding breakfast. For the pre-ceremony music it is usually best to leave the choice to the quartet, so that they can judge the timings, but you may choose a piece if you wish. The quartet suggest that the entrance music is bright, cheerful and lively whilst the pieces during the signing of the register be of a quieter nature if desired. Exit music can be lively and longer in length. This is often a good idea so that the piece can be played while all the guests leave the room. For the pre-Ceremony music it is usually best to leave the choice to the quartet, so that they can judge the timings, but you may choose a piece if you wish.
The Harmonia String Quartet offer two line-ups:
The String Quartet: always a popular choice, consists of 2 violins, viola and cello.
The String Trio: violin, viola and cello. This is a slightly quieter sound than the quartet as there is one player fewer. People sometimes choose this option if they are tight on space.
2 violins; viola; cello
1 - 4 hours
Arrival & set-up
45 minutes before start
A well-lit space of 3 x 2 metres; 4 armless chairs
1 hour performance
2 hours performance
1 hour performance
What people say
They played beautiful music. They played all the music during our ceremony and then afterwards on the lawn while having photos. Thank you.
Greg, Wedding, Grantham, May 2016
The Harmonia String Quartet were absolutely lovely and played all the pieces we asked for. We had many comments from our guests about the quartet and how much they enjoyed the music during the service and then the more jazzy music during the meal. All in all very successful and the music helped to make a great day for us.
Helen, Wedding, Leicestershire, March 2016
Just to say thank you for sorting out the Harmonia String Quartet to play at our wedding at such short notice - they really played a part in making our reception one to remember!
Gavin & Katie, Wedding, Warwickshire, September 2015
The Harmonia String Trio were an absolute delight and very professional! The music they provided in the ceremony was perfect for the occasion of our daughter's wedding. With the added advantage of a lovely warm day they were able to play in the court yard, which added to the enjoyment and pleasure of our guests. The music drifting across the grounds of the venue was enchanting. I would certainly recommend them for any occasion.
Helen, Wedding, Warwickshire, April 2015
I am writing to thank you for your participation in the 2007 Belvoir by candlelight evenings. The performances were so completely amazing this year. The standard just gets better and better with each year that passes…without fail the performances were considered to be of the highest quality and carried out with superb professionalism by all concerned…Once again many thanks
Duchess of Rutland, Candlelight Evenings, Leicestershire, 2007
Thank you very much for the excellent and beautifully performed music you gave us last Sunday. From the comments we received, it went down extremely well with our guests... We will certainly recommend you, if the opportunity arises.
Dr NK , Barnsdale Lodge Hotel, Rutland
I just wanted to drop you a line and thank you very much for coming to Belvoir Castle and giving such a marvellous performance. I stood at the door of the Castle as people were leaving, and there can be no doubt that everyone leaving had thoroughly enjoyed themselves
We would like to express our sincere thanks to you for helping to make our Day such a memorable and special occasion. You played beautifully, and my only regret was not getting to speak to any of you in person.
R & S P
Thank you for being there on our wedding day and playing such wonderful music. It really did add that special touch to our day.
D & A, Wedding, Leicestershire
Thank you so much for the wonderful musical accompaniment to our champagne reception ..... Everyone commented on how fabulous the string quartet was, they really made the atmosphere quite special.
H & J S, Wedding
I am writing to ask you to pass on to all your quartet our grateful thanks for playing at the wedding at Prestwold Hall…..Everyone commented on how lovely it was to have music backing the occasion. I’m sorry I didn’t see you again but as Mother of the Bride I was just about to make a speech!! I hope we are able to hear you again at some other event. But meanwhile may I wish you every success in all your events. We had a wonderful day from start to finish and you will be a part of the memory recorded, and which we carry with us
SN M.B.E., Wedding
Thank you very much for the lovely music that the quartet played at our wedding reception…Various guests commented and enjoyed the music.
R & C L, Wedding
I am writing on behalf of the committee to express our very sincere thanks to you and the other members of the quartet for a wonderful evening. Many people have expressed to me their enjoyment of the evening, hopefully they got the opportunity to pass this onto you directly on the night…the music was fantastic and a well matched blend of different types which I believe worked well...our sincere thanks once again.
I am writing to say a big thank you for your performance at my daughter’s wedding. Unfortunately in all the hubbub and excitement of the evening I did not manage to speak to you all. It was a wonderful evening and the variety and quality of the music from the quartet contributed immensely to everyone’s enjoyment. Thank you again.
Many thanks for playing so beautifully at our Marriage Blessing. We had a wonderful day, and you made it all the more special…We’ll pass your name on to others. Thanks again.
P & J D, Wedding Blessing
I wanted to write to say thank you so much for playing at our wedding-I tried to get to talk to you, but kept getting side tracked! The music was wonderful really perfect for the setting. I concentrated on it coming down the stairs, I was so nervous but it was just so beautiful, I was down before I even realized!! I hope that you heard some of the comments made by our guests, they loved the music as well. Thanks again, I wish you loads of success for the future, it was just perfect.
M & NP , Wedding, Leicestershire
We just wanted to say a big thank you with regards to our wedding held at Oakham Castle…Now that we are back from our honeymoon, we are able to formally thank those that have helped to make the day special. The music provided by yourself and colleagues was truly wonderful and we would be grateful if you could pass on our thanks to your colleagues. Once again, thank you!
CD, Wedding, Rutland
Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played on Saturday. I could hear it in the bedroom as I was getting ready and it was so soothing and relaxing. It helped to make our day very special, so thank you again!