The Divertimenti String Quartet

  • from £495 in London Help
  • from £495 in South East

The London-based Divertimenti String Quartet will add elegance and good music to your occasion, be it in the smartest of hotels or in the intimacy of a private home, a marquee, in a garden or a boat on a river.

The Divertimenti String Quartet specialise in weddings and corporate events, and have a wide choice of music for weddings to enhance your ceremony, reception or wedding breakfast. Choose from a large repertoire of classical music, easy listening, pop, musicals, opera and tango or alternatively, leave it to the quartet's discretion to choose the best music to fit the mood of your event on the day.

Members of the string quartet have trained at the Zurich Conservatorium, Goldsmiths College and Cambridge, and have played with orchestras as diverse as the Montréal Symphony Orchestra, the London Camerata and the Philharmonic Orchestra of Sarajevo. In between a busy teaching schedule, all members of the quartet also find time to perform recitals throughout London, and have played for numerous West End productions.

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

1 hours performance Deduct £85
2 hours performance As advertised
2.5 hours performance Add £60
3 hours performance Add £120

What people say Help

  • Please pass on our thanks to the quartet who performed at our reception on Saturday. They were great and we really enjoyed the music. They wove in our favorites very skillfully and we were so pleased to hear our special request of Sleepy Lagoon. We had lots of compliments from our guests too. It was lovely to have such talented musicians providing the background to the reception. We were a bit busy on the evening, especially as we had a few problems with the venue, so I hope we conveyed our gratitude and looked after them well enough on the day. But it was good to know we could leave them to perform. So a big thank you to Function Central and especially to Divertimenti

    Sue and Fred, Wedding Reception, September 2014
  • Thank you so much for playing such beautiful classical music at my birthday party yesterday. I feel terrible that I never thanked you personally on the day but four hours went by in a matter of seconds and I am only now just beginning to take it all in. So many people enjoy the music, especially Colin Low who is blind (he is the head of the RNIB) and really knows a good quartet when he hears one!

    The date could not have been improved and your beautifully played music was definitely the icing on the cake.

    Jane Campbell, Charity event, Surrey, May 2013
  • We found your service stress free and the quartet were a delight to deal with. They were very flexible, punctual and their music was perfect for the occasion. I felt free to enjoy the party and know that the entertainment was in capable and gifted hands and our guests enjoyed them immensely.

    Sharon Campbell, Garden Party, London, June 2013

Repertoire Help

  • Classical
  • 1 - Pachelbel - Canon & Gigue
  • 2 - Bach - Air from Suite No 3
  • 3 - Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • 4 - Vivaldi - Spring
  • 5 - Brahms - Hungarian Dance No 5
  • 6 - Vivaldi - Autumn
  • 7 - Vivaldi - Winter
  • 8 - Mozart - Eine kleine Nachtmusic
  • 9 - Mozart - Presto from Quartet in G k.156
  • 10 - Mozart - Divertimento No 1 in D k.136
  • 11 - Mozart - Divertimento No 2 in B flat k.137
  • 12 - Mozart - Divertimento No 3 in F k.138
  • 13 - Purcell - Come ye sons of Art etc.
  • 14 - Handel - Water Music suites in F and D
  • 15 - Corelli - Concerto Grosso No 8 ‘Christmas’
  • 16 - Purcell - Two Rondeaux from Abdelazar & The Fairy Queen
  • 17 - Bach - Double Violin Concerto
  • 17a - Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No 3
  • 18 - Sorkorcevic - Andantes in G major, D minor & B flat major
  • 19 - Trad. - Greensleeves
  • 20 - Mendelssohn - Wedding March
  • /Wagner
  • 21a - Wagner - Bridal Chorus from ‘Lohengrin’
  • b - Purcell - Trumpet Tune
  • c - Handel - Where’er You Walk from ‘Semele’
  • d - Mozart - Allelujah from ‘Exsultate Jubilate’
  • e -
  • f - Schumann - Thou Ring on my Finger
  • g - Bach - Ave Maria
  • 22 - Beethoven - Ode to Joy
  • 23 - Bach - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • 28 - Boccherini - Minuet
  • 29 - Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Serenade for Strings
  • 30 - Chopin - Valse Op 70 No 3
  • 31 - Chopin - Grande Valse Brilliante Op34 No 2 -
  • 32 - Faure - Pavane
  • 33 - Elgar - Chanson de Matin
  • 34 - Elgar - Salut d’Amour
  • 35 -Monti – Czardas
  • 36 - Elgar - Idylle
  • 37 -
  • 38 - Satie – Gymnopéd ie No 1
  • 39 - Delibes - Pizzicato Polka from ‘Sylvia’
  • 40 - Shostakovich - Romance
  • 41 - Delibes - Flower Duet from ‘Lakmé’
  • 42 - Grieg - Waltz from Op 12
  • 43 - Strauss - Radetzky March
  • 44 - Mendelssohn - Aria from ‘Elijah’
  • 45 - Tchaikovsky - Nutcracker Suite
  • 46 - Massenet - Meditation from ‘Thaïs’
  • 47 - Rimsky- - Scheherazade
  • Korsakov
  • 48 - Debussy - Clair de Lune
  • 49a - Strauss - Blue Danube Waltz
  • b - Strauss - Tales from the Vienna Woods
  • c - Strauss - Wiener Blut
  • Opera
  • 50 - Puccini - Musetta’s Waltz Song from ‘La Bohème’
  • 51 - Verdi - Brindisi, Drinking Song from ‘La Traviata’
  • 52 - Mozart - Voi Che Sapete from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
  • 53 - Puccini - Oh Mio Babbino Caro from ‘Gianni Schicchi’
  • 54 - Mozart - Non Più Andrai from ‘The Marriage of Figaro’
  • 55 - Verdi - Quartet from ‘Rigoletto’
  • 56 - Offenbach - La letter de la Périchole from ‘La Périchole’
  • 57 - Gounod - The Soldier’s Chorus from ‘Faust’
  • 58 - Gounod - Waltz and Chorus from ‘Faust’
  • 59 - Bizet - Aragonaise from ‘Carmen’
  • 60 - Bizet - Habanera from ‘Carmen’
  • 61 - Verdi - La donna é mobile from ‘Rigoletto’
  • 62 - Verdi - Caro nome from ‘Rigoletto’
  • 63
  • 64
  • 65 - Offenbach - Galop Infernal (Can-Can) from ‘Orpheus in the Underworld’
  • 66 - Strauss - Adèle’s Laughing Song from ‘Die Fledermaus’
  • 67 - Thomas - Gavotte from ‘Mignon’
  • 68 - Livingston/Evans - Que Sera, Sera
  • Rags, Jazz & Pop
  • 97 - Joplin - Ragtime Dance
  • 98 - Joplin - Roseleaf Rag
  • 99 - Joplin - The Peacherine Rag
  • 100 - Joplin - The Entertainer
  • 101 - Joplin - Country Club
  • 102 - Joplin - Paragon Rag
  • 103 - Cole Porter - Anything Goes
  • 104 - Cole Porter - Every Time We Say Good-bye
  • 105 - Gershwin - Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • 106 - Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
  • 107 - Gershwin - Slap That Bass
  • 108 - Gershwin - Summertime
  • 109 - Cole Porter - You’re the Top
  • 110 - Cole Porter - Just One Of Those Things
  • 111 - Cole Porter - Night and Day
  • 112 - - Spread a Little Happiness
  • 113 - Bart Howard - Fly Me To The Moon (In Other Words)
  • 114 - Jobim - The Girl from Ipanema
  • 115 - Thielemans - Bluesette
  • 116 - Shearing - Lullaby of Birdland
  • 117 - Duke Ellington - In a Sentimental Mood
  • 118 - Gershwin - They All Laughed
  • 119 - Jobim - Desafinado (Slightly out of Tune)
  • 120 - Jimmy McHugh - Lovely Way to Spend an Evening
  • 121 - Gershwin - They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • 122 - Loewe - On the Street Where You Live from ‘My Fair Lady’
  • 123 - Beatles - When I’m 64
  • 124 - Beatles - Michelle & Yesterday
  • Film Music Themes
  • 126 - Rice - I Know Him So Well from ‘Chess’
  • 127 - Schonberg - I Dreamed a Dream from ‘Les Misérables’
  • 128 - Coleman - Big Spender from ‘Sweet Charity’
  • 129 - Lloyd Webber - Don’t Cry for me Argentina from ‘Evita’
  • 130 - Horner - Titanic
  • 131 - Lemare - Moonlight and Roses
  • 132 - Gershwin - Fascinatin’ Rhythm
  • 133 - Gershwin - I’ve Got Rhythm
  • 134 - Gershwin - Rhapsody in Blue, Slow Theme
  • 135 - Gershwin - An American in Paris, Blues Theme
  • 136 - Garner - Misty
  • 137 - Johnson - Pennies from Heaven
  • 138 - Weiss/Peretti/ - Can’t Help Falling in Love
  • Creatore
  • 139 - Kretzmer/Aznavour - She
  • 140 - Bacharach - What the World Needs Now
  • 141 - Rodgers - My Funny Valentine
  • 142 - Kern - The Folks Who Live on the Hill
  • 143 - di Capua - O Sole Mio
  • 158 - Gershwin - Just Another Rhumba
  • 159 - John Williams - Theme from E.T.
  • 160 - Nino Rota - Speak Softly Love from ‘The Godfather’
  • 161 - Henry Mancini - Moon River
  • 162 - John Williams - Schindler’s List
  • 163 - Verdi - Andantino from ‘The Force of Destiny’
  • 164 - Karl Jenkins - Palladio
  • 164a - Mozart - Theme from Piano Concerto No 21 (Elvira Madigan)
  • 165 - Harold Arlen - Over the Rainbow
  • 166 - Maurice Jarre - Doctor Zhivago
  • 167a - Bernstein - America
  • b - Bernstein - One Hand One Heart
  • c - Bernstein - I Feel Pretty
  • 168 - Stanley Myers - Cavatina
  • 169 - Williams - Star Wars
  • 170 - Terry Gilkyson - The Bare Necessities
  • 171 - Loewe - I Could Have Danced All Night from ‘My Fair Lady’
  • 172 - Nacio Herb Brown - Singin’ in the Rain
  • 173 - Loewe - With a Little Bit of Luck from ‘My Fair Lady’
  • 174 - Loewe - Wouldn’t It Be Luverly from ‘My Fair Lady’
  • 175 - Jerome Kern - The Way You Look Tonight
  • 176 - Jerome Kern - Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man from ‘Showboat’
  • 177 - Bacharach - Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
  • 178 - Carlos Santana - La Bamba
  • 179 - Weiss/Thiele - What a Wonderful World
  • 180 - Leroy Anderson - Blue Tango
  • 181 - Iradier - La Paloma
  • 182 - Leroy Anderson - Forgotten Dreams
  • 183 - The Shermans - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
  • 184 - Brandt & Haynes - That's All
  • 185 - Pablo Bertrun Ruiz - Sway (Quien Sera)
  • 186 - - Spanish Flea
  • 187 - Mike Batt - Call off the search
  • 188 - Lionel Rand - Let there be love
  • 189 - Gershwin - They Can't Take That Away From Me (other version 121)
  • 190 - Styne/Cahn - Time After Time
  • 191 - - Hernando's Hideaway
  • Grusin/ - The Graduate, Simon & Garfunkel
  • Folk Music
  • 84 - - Mexican Hat Dance
  • 85 - Trad - Irish Hornpipe and Jig
  • 86 - Dvorák - Slavonic Dance No 8
  • 87 - Trad - Danny Boy (Londonderry Air)
  • 88 - Collins & Leigh - Cock Linnet
  • Tangos
  • 150 - - Happy Birthday Variations
  • 151(1) - Enrique Francini - La vi llegar
  • 151(2) - Mariano Mores - Cafetin de Buenos Aires
  • 151(3) - Mariano Mores - Cristal
  • 151(4) - Charlo - Fueye…!
  • 151(5) - Varela & Nery - El 58
  • 151(6) - Mariano Mores - La calesita
  • 152 - Albeniz - Tango
  • 153 - Jacob Gade - Jealousy
  • 154 - Carlos Gardel - Tango “Por una Cabeza”
  • 155 - Piazzola - Tango Ballet
  • 156 - Michael McLean - Tangos & More

Bookings

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