The Harmonia String Quartet

  • from £460 for Trio in East Midlands Help
  • from £460 for Trio in West Midlands
  • from £470 for Trio in East of England

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.

Performance information

Line-up 2 violins; viola; cello
Performance duration 1 - 4 hours
Arrival & set-up Help 45 minutes before start
Requirements Help A well-lit space of 3 x 2 metres; 4 armless chairs

Booking options

Quartet Add £90
1 hour performance Deduct £90
2 hours performance As advertised
1 hour performance Add £90

What people say Help

  • 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

    AN, Leicestershire
  • 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.

    NB Chairman
  • 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.

    PG, Wedding
  • 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!

    D

Repertoire Help

  • Classical Repertoire
  • Serenade - Haydn
  • Menuetto - Mozart
  • Cavatina - Beethoven
  • Canzonetta - Mendelssohn
  • Scherzo - Cherubini
  • Arie - Bach
  • Largo - Handel
  • Menuett - Beethoven
  • Canzona - Hasse
  • Menuet - Boccherini
  • Traumeri - Schumann
  • Berceuse - Faure
  • Divertimento In D - Mozart
  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Presto
  • Divertimento In B - Mozart
  • Andante
  • Allegro Di Molto
  • Allegro Assai
  • Divertimento In F - Mozart
  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Presto
  • The Young Prince & Princess - Korsakov
  • Forlane: Orchestral Suite No1 - Bach
  • Passepied 1&2
  • Allemande - Couperin
  • Sonata De Chiesa - Corelli
  • Les Rozeaux - Couperin
  • Concerto Grosso - Geminiani
  • Maestoso-Sonata In G Minor - Handel
  • Allegro In F - Scarlatti
  • Sonata In D For 2 Vlns - Tartini
  • Andante
  • Sonata-Telemann
  • Allegro
  • Andante
  • Vivace
  • Morning - Grieg
  • Eine Kleine Nachmusik - Mozart
  • Allegro
  • B17 - Romanza
  • Menuetto & Trio
  • Allegro, Rondo
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
  • Bridal Chorus - Wagner
  • Entrance Of Queen Of Sheba - Handel
  • Rondeau - Mouret
  • Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Bach
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Air - Bach
  • Aria - Handel
  • Largo From Winter - Vivaldi
  • Liebestraum - Liszt
  • Wedding March
  • Chanson De Matin - Elgar
  • Canon - Pachelbel
  • Autumn Mvt 1 - Vivaldi
  • Spring Mvt 1 - Vivaldi
  • Spring Mvt 2 - Vivaldi
  • Danza Pastorale - Vivaldi
  • Autumn, Finale - Vivaldi
  • Alleluja - Mozart
  • Traumeri - Schumann
  • Wachet Auf - Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
  • Ode To Joy - Beethoven
  • Arioso - Bach
  • Panis Angelicus - Franck
  • Andante From Piano Conc’ 21 - Mozart
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
  • Romance - Shostakovich
  • Menuetto - Corelli
  • Gavotte - Rameau
  • La Rejouissance - Handel
  • Badinerie - Bach
  • Hornpipe & Air - Purcell
  • Corrente - Corelli
  • Largo - Purcell
  • Passacaile - Handel
  • Gigue - Telemann
  • Corrente - Corelli
  • Air - Handel
  • Gigue - Handel
  • Pavane - Faure
  • Brandenburg No 5 - Bach
  • Allegro
  • Affettuoso
  • Allegro Moderato
  • Greensleeves
  • Royal Fireworks - Handel
  • Overture
  • Bourree
  • La Paix
  • La Rejouissance
  • Minuet
  • Flower Duet - Delibes
  • Te Deum - Charpentier
  • Prelude
  • Tu Devicto
  • Bist Du Bei Mir - Bach
  • If With All Your Hearts - Mendelssohn
  • My Heart Ever Faithful - Bach
  • Meditation - Massenet
  • Ave Maria-Bach - Gounod
  • The Fairy Queen - Purcell
  • Hornpipe
  • Air
  • Rondeau & Chorus
  • Salut D’amour - Elgar
  • Brandenburg No 3 - Bach
  • Allegro Moderato
  • Allegro
  • The Swan - Saint Saens
  • Water Music Suite In F – Handel -
  • I Overture
  • II Adagio
  • III Allegro Moderato & Andante
  • IV Air- Andante
  • V Allegro
  • VI Allegro
  • VII Bourree, Allegro
  • VIII Hornpipe, Allegro Moderato
  • IX Finale, Allegro Moderato
  • Water Music Suite In D - Handel
  • I Overture, Allegro Maestoso -
  • II Hornpipe
  • III Andante Con Moto
  • IV Allegro, Aria
  • V Lentement
  • VI Bourree, Allegro
  • VII Minuet, Allegro Moderato
  • VIII Gigue, Allegro Moderato
  • IX Coro. Allegro
  • Girl - Flaxen Hair Debussy
  • Waltz - Serenade For Strings - Tchaikovsky
  • Variation 18 Rhapsody Theme By Paganini
  • Double Violin Concerto - Bach
  • I Vivace
  • II Largo Ma Non Tanto
  • III Allegro
  • Gymnopedie No 1 - Satie
  • God Save Our Queen
  • Entr’acte From Carmen - Bizet
  • Ballata From Rigoletto - Verdi
  • Chanson Du Roi From Faust - Gounod
  • Intermezzo Sinfonico, Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
  • Ah, Fuggi Il Traditor From Don Giovanni - Mozart
  • Deh Vieni, Non Tardar From The Marriage Of Figaro - Mozart
  • Libiamo From Traviata - Verdi
  • Quando M’en Vo Soletta Per La Via - Puccini
  • Vin O Biere From Faust - Gounod
  • Light Repertoire
  • S’Wonderful-Gershwin
  • Homage to Irving Berlin
  • Moonlight and Roses
  • Eleanor Rigby-Beatles
  • Makin’ Whoopee-Donaldson
  • Funiculi-Denza
  • Moonlight in Vermont-Suessdorf
  • Norwegian Dance No 3-Grieg
  • Let’s Do It-Porter
  • Two Rondeaux-Purcell
  • Flower Duet-Delibes
  • Pizzicato Polka-Strauss
  • Let’s Face The Music And Dance-Berlin
  • Theme From The Godfather-Rota
  • I’ve Got Rhythm-Gershwin
  • By A Sleepy Lagoon-Coates
  • Shakespeare In Love
  • The Beginning
  • Viola And Will
  • The Dances
  • The End
  • Theme To Fawlty Towers-Wilson
  • All My Loving-Beatles
  • The Entertainer-Joplin
  • The Man I Love-Gershwin
  • Take The “A” Train-Strayhorn
  • Adagietto From Symphony No.5-Mahler
  • Toccata-Dubois
  • The Harry Lime From The Third Man-Karas
  • Sinfoina And Final Duet-Monteverdi
  • La Paloma-Iradier
  • Theme From Pride And Predjudice-Davis
  • Theme From Poirot-Gunning
  • A Foggy Day In London Town-Gershwin
  • Cats-Lloyd Webber
  • Bustopher Jones
  • Deuteronomy
  • Memory
  • Mr. Mistoffelees
  • Blue Danube Waltz-Strauss
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes-Kern
  • Something Wond’-I Whistle -Happy Talk
  • Some Enchanted Evening
  • This Nearly Was Mine-A Wonderful Guy
  • Getting To Know You
  • Fascinatin’ Rhythm-Gershwin
  • Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man-Kern
  • Theme From New York New York-Kander
  • The Greatest Love Of All-Masser
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing-Ellington
  • Over The Rainbow-Arlen
  • Don’t Get Around Much –Ellington
  • Love Theme From St. Elmo’s Fire-Foster
  • Caravan-Ellington And Tizol
  • Star Dust-Carmichael
  • Theme From Ice Castles-Hamlisch
  • You Light Up My Life-Brooks
  • Thanks For The Memory-Robin And Rainger
  • My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose –Traditional
  • Waltz From Jazz Suite No 2-Shostakovitch
  • Can’t Buy Me Love-Beatles
  • In The Hall Of The Mountain King-Grieg
  • Love Is Here To Stay-Gershwin
  • Food, Glorious Food-Oliver-Bart
  • As Long As He Needs Me-Oliver
  • The Phantom Of The Opera-Lloyd Webber
  • Jesus Christ Superstar-Lloyd Webber
  • Thunder & Lightning Polka-Strauss
  • Ticket To Ride-Beatles
  • Theme From Schindler’s List –Williams
  • Oklahoma-Do-Re-Mi
  • The Sound Of Music-Rogers & Hammerstein
  • My Favourite Things
  • The Surrey With The Fringe On Top
  • Love Walked In –Gershwin
  • The Grasshoppers’ Dance-Bucalossi
  • Send In The Clowns-Sondheim
  • I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside-Glover
  • Londonderry Air-Trad’
  • Slap That Bass-Gershwin
  • Cock Linnet-Collins & Leigh
  • Irish Sherry-Trad
  • Basse-Dance-Warlock
  • The Celebrated Czardas-Monti
  • Congratulations
  • Happy Birthday
  • Bittersweet Symphony-The Verve
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Norwegian Dance-Greig
  • O Sole Mio-Di Capua
  • The Folks Who Live In The Hill-Kern
  • Hornpipe From Water Music-Handel
  • New York, New York-Bernstein
  • First Polovtsian Dance-Borodin
  • Ragtime Dance-Joplin
  • James Bond Theme From “Dr No”-Barry
  • Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy-Tchaikovsky
  • Concerning Hobbits From Lord Of The Rings-Howard Shore
  • Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?-Cannon
  • Scarborough Fair-Trad’
  • Cielito Lindo-Yradier
  • The Skaters-Waldteufel
  • O Sole Mio-Di Capua
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot-Spiritual
  • Mexican Hat Dance-Traditional
  • Dixie-Emmett
  • La Paloma-Traditional
  • Beautiful Dreamer-Foster
  • Imagine-Lennon
  • Joplin
  • Country Club
  • Paragon Rag
  • Pineapple Rag
  • Heliotrope Bouquet
  • Maple Leaf Rag
  • Euphonic Sounds
  • Scott Joplin’s New Rag
  • A Medley Of Songs By Abba
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • Teddy Bears’ Picnic
  • O Sole Mio-Di Capua
  • The Folks Who Live On The Hill-Kern
  • Hornpipe From Water Music-Handel
  • New York, New York-Bernstein
  • First Polovtsian Dance-Borodin
  • Ragtime Dance-Joplin
  • James Bond Theme From “Dr No”-Barry
  • Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy-Tchaikovsky
  • Concerning Hobbits From Lord Of The Rings-Howard Shore
  • Bill Bailey, Won’t You Please Come Home?-Cannon
  • Scarborough Fair-Trad’
  • Cielito Lindo-Yradier
  • The Skaters-Waldteufel
  • O Sole Mio-Di Capua
  • Swing Low, Sweet Chariot-Spiritual
  • Mexican Hat Dance-Traditional
  • Dixie-Emmett
  • La Paloma-Traditional
  • Beautiful Dreamer-Foster
  • Imagine-Lennon
  • Joplin
  • Country Club
  • Paragon Rag
  • Pineapple Rag
  • Heliotrope Bouquet
  • Maple Leaf Rag
  • Euphonic Sounds
  • Scott Joplin’s New Rag
  • A Medley Of Songs By Abba
  • Waltzing Matilda
  • Hidden Rhymes
  • Hallelujah, Shrek
  • Trio Repertoire
  • Trio Repertoire
  • Trumpet Tune-Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary-Clarke
  • Bridal Chorus-Wagner
  • Entrance Of Queen Of Sheba-Handel
  • Rondeau-Mouret
  • Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring-Bach
  • Ave Maria-Schubert
  • Air-Bach
  • Canon-Pachelbel
  • Largo From Winter From The Four Seasons-Vivaldi
  • La Rejouissance-Handel
  • Air From Water Music-Handel
  • Bourree From Water Music-Handel
  • Hornpipe From Water Music-Handel
  • Hornpipe From Water Music-Allegro Maestoso
  • Wedding March-Mendelssohn
  • Pavane-Faure
  • Sinfonia From Xerxes Handel
  • Jigg From Oreste-Handel
  • Minuet From Il Pastor Fido-Handel
  • Gavotte In A From Oreste-Handel
  • Sinfonia From Scipione-Handel
  • Rondeau From Ariodante-Handel
  • Minuet From Arminio-Handel
  • Andante From Berenice-Handel
  • Minuet From Imeneo-Handel
  • Sinfonia From Giustino-Handel
  • Gavotte From Il Pastor Fido-Handel
  • Gavotte From Oreste-Handel
  • Larghetto From Theodora-Handel
  • Gigue From Partenope-Handel
  • March From Rinaldo-Handel
  • Amoroso-Arne
  • Aria From La Griselda-Vivaldi
  • March In D From Tigrane-Scarlatti
  • March In C From Tigrane-Scarlatti
  • Alleluja From Exultate Jubilate-Mozart
  • Traumeri-Scumann
  • Wachet Auf-Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Ode To Joy-Beethoven
  • Arioso-Bach
  • Panis Angelicus-Franck
  • Andante, Piano Concerto No 21-Mozart
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz-Tchaikovsky
  • The Young Prince And The Young Princess-Rimsky-Korsakov
  • Eine Kleine-1st Mov-Mozart
  • Spring-Vivaldi
  • O Mio Babbino Caro-Puccini
  • Te Deum, Prelude & Tu Devicto-Charpentier
  • Bist Du Bei Mir-Bach
  • If With All Your Hearts-Mendelssohn
  • My Heart Ever Faithful-Bach
  • Meditation From Thaïs-Massenet
  • Ave Maria-Bach-Gounod
  • Suite From The Fairy Queen, Hornpipe-Purcell
  • Air
  • Rondeau
  • Chorus:They Shall Be As Happy
  • Turkey Creek-Critelli
  • Greek Dance
  • Blue Creek Waltz
  • The Street Musician
  • The Showoff
  • Magyar
  • Palmita
  • Au Revoir
  • Flower Duet-Delibes
  • La Vie En Rose
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Nights In White Satin
  • Unchained Melody
  • Grow Old With Me
  • Sunrise, Sunset
  • Gira Con Me
  • Fur Elise-Beethoven
  • Phantasie No 1-Purcell
  • Phantasie No 2-Purcell
  • Phantasie No 3-Purcell
  • Scarf Dance-Chaminade
  • Adios Muchachos-Sanders
  • Have I Told You Lately-Morrison
  • We’ve Only Jus Began-Nicholls & Williams
  • A Whole New World-Menken
  • All I Ask Of You-Lloyd-Webber
  • The Closest Thing To Crazy
  • How Deep Is Your Love-Gibb
  • Waltz In A-Brahms
  • Bittersweet Symphony-The Verve
  • You Are So Beautiful-Cocker
  • Revirado-Piazzolla

Bookings

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