The Connoisseurs

  • from £645 in London Help
  • from £660 in South East
  • from £660 in East of England
  • from £710 in East Midlands
  • from £710 in South West
  • from £730 in West Midlands
  • from £775 in Wales

Highly popular crossover London string quartet who know exactly how to make your event one to remember!

As Britain’s first and foremost ‘crossover’ string ensemble, The Connoisseurs are the String Quartet with a distinctive style.  As well as playing music of the great composers, the Quartet has its own unique library of sparkling arrangements of all kinds of popular music from Monteverdi to Madonna. With performances now at over 1,750 weddings, and a similar number of corporate bookings, look no further!

Performance information

Line-up 2 violins; 1 viola; 1 cello
Performance duration 1.5-5 hours
Arrival & set-up Help 60 minutes before start
Requirements Help A well-lit space of 3 x 2 metres; four armless chairs

Booking options

Requests (if not in repertoire) £36
Extra performances £60 per musician per extra 30 mins
Add any classical instrument (e.g. clarinet, flute, trumpet) OR banjo Add £185

What people say Help

  • Thank you so very much for the wonderful performance at Ben's 21st dinner on Friday evening. What a night for him to remember as he proceeds through life! The choice of music was perfect for the various age groups present and your supreme professionalism shone throughout. It was an absolute pleasure both to meet you and to listen to your skilful playing.

    Tom, 21st birthday Party, London
  • Thank you so much for coming to play to us at Goldsmiths' Hall last night. Your programme was perfect. You found some very ingenious solutions to the 'Gold' challenge and the inclusion of some Gershwin and Victor Sylvester nostalgia was extremely well suited to our older audience. We are most grateful to you all and thank you again for being so accommodating over our requirements.

    James, Concert for the Queen Elizabeth Foundation, London

Repertoire Help

  • Rock & Pop
  • 1/5th of Beethoven
  • A Day in the Life
  • A Million Love Songs
  • A Whiter Shade of Pale
  • All I Do the Whole Night Through
  • All Time High
  • All You Need Is Love
  • And I Love Her
  • Angels
  • Another Brick in the Wall
  • At Last
  • Back in the USSR
  • Bad Romance
  • Beautiful
  • Beautiful Day
  • Because
  • Billie Jean
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony
  • Bohemian Rhapsody
  • Both Sides Now
  • Bridge over Troubled Water
  • Brown-Eyed Girl
  • By Your Side
  • Can't Help Falling in Love
  • Can't Smile without You
  • Candle in the Wind
  • Chariots of Fire
  • Clocks
  • Close to You
  • Come On Eileen
  • Common People
  • Delilah
  • Do You Want to Know a Secret
  • Don't Stop Believin'
  • Drive My Car
  • Eight Days a Week
  • Eleanor Rigby
  • Endless Love
  • Enjoy the Silence
  • Eternal Flame
  • Every Breath You Take
  • (Everything I Do) I Do It for You
  • Feeling Good
  • Feelings
  • Fields of Gold
  • Fix You
  • From This Moment on
  • Go West
  • God Only Knows
  • Golden Brown
  • Good Riddance (The Time of My Life)
  • Good Vibrations
  • Goodbye to Love
  • Goodbye Yellow Brick Road
  • Got to Get You into My Life
  • Grow Old with Me
  • Handbags & Gladrags
  • Heaven
  • Hello
  • Hello Goodbye
  • Here Comes the Sun
  • Here There and Everywhere
  • Heroes
  • I Believe in a Thing Called Love
  • I Can't Help Falling in Love
  • I Do I Do I Do I Do I Do
  • I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
  • I Feel Fine
  • I Get the Sweetest Feeling
  • I Heard It through the Grapevine
  • I Say a Little Prayer
  • I'm into Something Good
  • I'm a Believer
  • If I Fell
  • Imagine
  • In My Life
  • In the Navy
  • (Is This the Way to) Amarillo
  • It Had to Be You
  • It Must Be Love
  • It's Rock'n'Roll (Medley)
  • Jumpin' Jack Flash
  • Killing Me Softly with His Song
  • Lady Madonna
  • Lay All Your Love on Me
  • Layla
  • Let It Be
  • Let's Spend the Night Together
  • Lifted
  • Love Is All Around
  • Love Me Tender
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  • Made of Stone
  • Mandy
  • Master of Puppets
  • May It Be
  • Michelle
  • Money Money Money
  • Moondance
  • Move on Up
  • My Baby Just Cares for Me/li>
  • Nights in White Satin
  • No Surprises
  • Norwegian Wood
  • Nothing Compares to You
  • Nothing Else Matters
  • Nut Rocker
  • Only Time
  • Out of Time
  • Paparazzi
  • Paperback Writer
  • Penny Lane
  • Pictures of Lily
  • Pinball Wizard
  • Puppet on a String
  • Raining Blood
  • Ride a White Swan
  • Roxanne
  • Ruby Tuesday
  • Run
  • Scarborough Fair
  • She's Out of My Life
  • She'a a Diamond
  • Shiny Happy People
  • Smells Like Teen Spirit
  • Something
  • Somewhere Only We Know
  • Soul Limbo
  • Stairway to Heaven
  • Stand by Me
  • Starry Starry Night
  • Strawberry Fields Forever
  • Summer Holiday
  • Superstar
  • Sweet Child o' Mine
  • Sweet Dreams (Are Made of This)
  • Take a Chance on Me
  • Take On Me
  • Ten Storey Love Song
  • The Blower's Daughter
  • The Blue-Tail Fly
  • The Fool on the Hill
  • The Lion Sleeps Tonight
  • The Look of Love
  • The Shining
  • The Universal
  • Those Were the Days
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Till There Was You
  • Top of the World
  • Unfinished Sympathy
  • Up where We Belong
  • Viva La Vida
  • Waterloo
  • We Are the Champions
  • When I'm 64
  • White Wedding
  • Wild Horses
  • Winner Takes It All
  • Wishin' and Hopin'
  • Wonderful Tonight
  • Wonderwall
  • Yesterday
  • Yesterday Once More
  • YMCA
  • You Are So Beautiful
  • You Raise Me Up
  • You're Beautiful
  • You're Still the One
  • Standards & Jazz
  • Alexander’s Ragtime Band
  • All I Ask of You
  • All the Things You Are
  • Always True to You after My Fashion
  • Anything Goes
  • As Time Goes By
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Beer Barrel Polka
  • Bethena Walz (Joplin)
  • Black & White Rag
  • The Blue-Tail Fly
  • Bluesette
  • Can’t Take My Eyes off of You
  • Caravan
  • Cascades Rag (Joplin)
  • Charleston
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Chelsea Bridge
  • Chicken Reel
  • Chimes Blues
  • Chrysanthemum Rag (Joplin)
  • Cock Linnet
  • Dark Eyes
  • Dead Man Blues
  • Desafinado
  • Elite Syncopations (Joplin)
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Floral Dance
  • The Girl from Ipanema
  • Guantanamera
  • Home in Pasadena
  • Hungarian Rag
  • I Do Like to Be beside the Seaside
  • I Love Paris
  • If You Knew Suzie
  • In a Sentimental Mood
  • It Had to Be You
  • I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise
  • Jazz Me Blues
  • Jealousy
  • Kickin’ the Dog
  • King Porter Stomp
  • La Paloma
  • La Vie en Rose
  • Leaning on a Lamppost
  • Let’s Do It
  • Little Brown Jug
  • Love Is Here to Stay
  • Makin’ Whoopee
  • The Man I Love
  • Misty
  • Moonlight and Roses
  • Moonlight in Vermont
  • Music to Watch Girls by/li>
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • No Business Like Show Business
  • No Strings
  • Nuages
  • Oh! Dem Golden Slippers
  • The Old Music Master
  • Orange Blossom Special
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Paragon Rag (Joplin)
  • Pennies from Heaven
  • Pick Yourself Up
  • Pleasant Moments (Joplin)
  • Raggin’ the Scale
  • Ragtime Dance (Joplin)
  • Roseleaf Rag (Joplin)
  • Russian Rag
  • Satin Doll
  • September Song
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Slap That Bass
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • Solace (Joplin)
  • Somebody Loves Me
  • Someone to Watch over Me
  • Sometimes When We Touch
  • Spanish Eyes
  • St Louis Blues
  • Summertime
  • Sunshine
  • Swanee
  • Take 5
  • Take the ’A’ Train
  • Tango ’Por Una Cabeza’
  • Tiger Rag
  • Top Hat
  • Turkey in the Straw
  • Two Guitars
  • Up a Lazy River
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • What’ll I Do
  • Without You
  • Wonderful World
  • Yiddischer Momma
  • Film & TV
  • The A-Team
  • All Creatures Great and Small
  • America! (West Side Story)
  • The Avengers
  • Black & White Rag (Pot Black)
  • Bond themes - most
  • Cagney & Lacey
  • Cavatina (The Deer Hunter)
  • Chi Mai (The Life and Times of Lloyd George)
  • Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang
  • Dragnet
  • Eye Level (Van der Valk)
  • Fiddler on the Roof (Medley)
  • The Godfather
  • The Great Escape
  • Green Leaves of Summer (The Alamo)
  • Harry Lime Theme (The Third Man)
  • Hawaii Five-O
  • High Noon
  • Hill Street Blues
  • I'm Walking in the Air (The Snowman)
  • Into the West (The Lord of the Rings)
  • Jeeves & Wooster
  • Lara's Theme (Dr Zhivago)
  • Last of the Mohicans
  • Man of La Mancha (Medley)
  • Maria (West Side Story)
  • Miss Marple
  • Mission: Impossible
  • My Fair Lady (Medley)
  • My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
  • No Business Like Show Business (The Bandwagon)
  • Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz)
  • Peter Gunn
  • Pinball Wizard (Tommy)
  • Pink Panther Theme
  • Poirot
  • The Rockford Files
  • Scarborough Fair (The Graduate)
  • Schindler's List
  • The Simpsons
  • Singin' in the Rain
  • Star Wars
  • Star Wars – The Throne Room
  • Summer Holiday
  • Summer Nights (Grease)
  • The Sweeny
  • Test Match Special
  • Thunderbirds
  • Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
  • Top Hat
  • Musicals
  • All I Ask of You
  • All the Things You Are
  • Always True to You after My Fashion
  • America! (West Side Story)
  • Annie! (Overture)
  • Big Spender
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Don’t Cry for Me Argentina
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye
  • Fiddler on the Roof (Medley)
  • Finian’s Rainbow (Medley)
  • I Dreamed a Dream
  • I Know Him So Well
  • I Love Paris
  • I’ll Build a Stairway to Paradise
  • I’m Walking in the Air (The Snowman)
  • Let’s Do It
  • Love Is Here to Stay
  • The Man I Love
  • Man of La Mancha (Medley)
  • Maria (from West Side Story)
  • Memory (Cats)
  • Money Money Money
  • My Fair Lady (Medley)
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • No Business Like Show Business
  • No Strings
  • Over the Rainbow
  • Pick Yourself Up
  • September Song
  • Singin’ in the Rain
  • Slap That Bass
  • Smoke Gets in Your Eyes
  • Somebody Loves Me
  • Someone to Watch over Me
  • Sometimes When We Touch
  • Summer Holiday
  • Summer Nights (Grease)
  • Summertime
  • Swanee
  • Take a Chance on Me
  • Top Hat
  • Waterloo
  • The Way You Look Tonight
  • What’ll I Do
  • Without You
  • Wedding Favourites
  • All You Need is Love
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Canon for 3 Violins & Ground Bass
  • Endless Love
  • Everlasting Love
  • Flower Duet (from Lakme)
  • It Must Be Love
  • Love and Marriage
  • Pavane
  • Prince of Denmark's March
  • Salut d'Amour
  • Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
  • Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
  • Wedding March (from A Midsummer Night's Dream)
  • Wedding March (from Lohengrin)
  • What a Wonderful World
  • We've Only Just Begun
  • When I Fall in Love
  • Light Classical
  • ANDERSON:
  • Belle of the Ball
  • Blue Tango
  • Fiddle-Faddle
  • Forgotten Dreams
  • Jazz Pizzicato
  • Penny Whistle
  • Plink Plank Plunk
  • Trumpeter's Lullaby
  • The Typewriter
  • ARENSKY:
  • Variations on a Theme of Tchaikovsky
  • BACH:
  • Air (from Suite No 3 in D)
  • Brandenburg Concerto No 3
  • Chaconne (orig for Solo Violin)
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
  • Sheep May Safely Graze
  • Toccata & Fugue in d minor
  • BEETHOVEN:
  • Adagio Cantabile (from the Pathetique Sonata)
  • BIZET:
  • Carmen Prelude
  • BORODIN:
  • Nocturne
  • BRIDGE:
  • An Irish Melody (Londonderry Air)
  • CHOPIN:
  • Minute Waltz
  • Waltz Op 70 No 3
  • COATES:
  • Dambusters March
  • DEBUSSY:
  • Girl with the Flaxen Hair
  • DELIBES:
  • Flower Duet
  • DVORAK:
  • Humoreske
  • Serenade
  • Slavonic Dance No 8
  • ELGAR:
  • Chanson de Matin
  • Chanson de Nuit
  • Nimrod
  • Salut d'Amour
  • ELLIS:
  • Coronation Scott
  • FAURE:
  • Le Jardin de Dolly
  • Mi-a-ou
  • Pavane
  • FIOCCO:
  • Allegro
  • FUCIK:
  • March: Entry of the Gladiators
  • GERSHWIN:
  • Three Preludes
  • Summertime (from Porgy and Bess)
  • GRAINGER:
  • Country Gardens
  • Molly on the Shore
  • Shepherds' Hey
  • STRAUB:
  • Pizzicato Polka
  • SVENDSEN:
  • Serenade
  • SULLIVAN:
  • Iolanthe (Medley)
  • TRAD:
  • Arkansas Traveller
  • Greensleeves
  • Londonderry Air
  • Negro Spirituals (Various)
  • Reel Fiddlin' (Medley of Scottish Reels)
  • Skip To My Lou
  • Song of the Volga Boatmen
  • WHITE :
  • Runaway Rocking Horse
  • GRIEG:
  • Norwegian Dances 1-4
  • Waltz (from Op 12)
  • GOUNOD
  • Waltz (from Faust)
  • FOSTER Stephen
  • Jeannie with the Light Brown Hair
  • Old Black Joe
  • HANDEL
  • Largo
  • HASSE
  • Canzona
  • HAYDN
  • Serenade
  • KHACHACHURIAN
  • Waltz (from Masquerade)
  • KREIN
  • Gypsy Carnival
  • KREISLER
  • Caprice Viennois
  • Liebesleid
  • LISZT
  • Hungarian Rhapsody No 2
  • Hungarian Rhapsody No 14
  • McDOWELL
  • To a Wild Rose
  • MALANDO
  • Tango: Noche de Estrellas
  • Tango: OlE Guapa!
  • MASSENET
  • Meditation (from Thais)
  • MENDELSSOHN
  • Canzonetta (String Quartet Op 12)
  • MONTI
  • Czardas
  • MOZART
  • Adagio and Fugue in c minor
  • Adagio in C K356
  • Divertimenti (3) for Strings K136-8
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • OFFENBACH:
  • Barcarolle (from The Tales of Hoffmann)
  • Can-Can (from Orpheus in the Underworld)
  • Waltz (from The Tales of Hoffmann)
  • SCHUBERT:
  • Ave Maria
  • Moments Musicaux
  • SCHUMANN
  • Scenes from Childhood
  • Traumerei
  • SHOSTAKOVITCH
  • Romance (from The Gadfly)
  • SOUZA
  • El Capitan
  • High School Cadets
  • Semper Fidelis
  • Stars " Stripes Forever
  • STRAUB
  • Radetzky March
  • STRAUB Johann II
  • Blue Danube Waltz
  • Roses from the South Waltz
  • Seid Umschlungen Millionen Waltz
  • Thunder & Lightning Polka
  • Tritsch-Tratsch Polka
  • Voices of Spring Waltz
  • Wiener Blut
  • TCHAIKOVSKY:
  • Andante Cantabile
  • Danse des Mirlitons
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz
  • VERDI:
  • Brindisi (from La Traviata) etc
  • VIVALDI
  • Concerto Grosso in d minor
  • The Four Seasons
  • WOLF
  • Italian Serenade
  • Classical
  • ARENSKY :
  • Quartet in A minor (Op 35a)
  • BARBER:
  • Adagio
  • BEETHOVEN:
  • Quartet in C minor (Op 18 No 4)
  • Quartet in C major (Op 59 No 3) "Rasumovsky"
  • Quartet in E flat Major (op 127)
  • BORODIN:
  • Quartet No 2 in D major
  • BRAHMS :
  • Quartet No 1 in C minor (Op 51 No 1)
  • Quartet No 3 in B flat major (Op 67)
  • BRIDGE :
  • An Irish Melody
  • DVORAK :
  • Quartet No 5 in F Minor (Op 9)
  • Quartet No 12 in F major (Op 96) "American"
  • Two Waltzes (Op 54)
  • GADE :
  • Quartet in D major (Op 63)
  • GLINKA :
  • Quartet in D major
  • HAYDN:
  • Quartet in C major (Op 33 No 3) "The Bird"
  • Quartet in E major (Op 54 No 3)
  • Quartet in D major (Op 67 No 5) "The Lark"
  • Quartet in D minor (Op 76 No 2) "The Fifths"
  • MENDELSSOHN :
  • Quartet No 2 in A minor (Op 13)
  • MOZART :
  • Adagio & Fugue in C minor (K 456)
  • Quartet in G major (K 387)
  • Quartet in B flat major (K 458) "The Hunt"
  • Quartet in C major (K 464) "The Dissonance"
  • PURCELL:
  • Chaconne in G minor
  • RAFF :
  • Quartet in C minor (Op 192 No 1) "Suite in the Old Style"
  • RESPIGHI :
  • Quartet in D major
  • SCHUBERT :
  • Quartet No 13 in A minor (D 804) "Rosamunde"
  • Quartettsatz in C minor (D 703)
  • SCHUMANN :
  • Quartet No 2 in F major (Op 41 No 2)
  • SPOHR :
  • Quartet in E minor (Op 45 No 2)
  • SVENDSEN :
  • Quartet in A minor (Op 1)
  • WANHAL :
  • Quartet in E flat Major (op 127)
  • WOLF:
  • Italian Serenade
  • Christmas
  • Classical:
  • Christmas Concerto
  • Overture to Christmas Oratorio
  • Christmas (from the ballet The Seasons)
  • Nutcracker Suite
  • Troika (from Lieutenant Kije)
  • Winter (from The Seasons)
  • Popular:
  • All I Want for Christmas Is You
  • Blue Christmas
  • Christmas Canon Rock
  • The Christmas Song
  • Christmas Time Is Here
  • Do They Know It's Christmas
  • Fairytale of New York
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
  • It's Beginning to Look Like Christmas
  • Jingle Bell Rock
  • Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Rockin' around the Christmas Tree
  • Santa Claus Is Comin' to Town
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Twelve Days of Christmas
  • Walking in the Air
  • White Christmas
  • When Christmas Comes to Town
  • Winter Wonderland

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