Premiere String Quartet are delighted to have been chosen to provide music for many of Procter and Gamble’s events taking place at Vinopolis in London. They have taken over the venue for 17 days during the Olympics and will be holding lunches and dinners for delegates from many of the countries involved. We will be providing string duos for the smaller events and string trios for the larger events. We are delighted to be involved with the Games and are looking forward to performing for guests from around the world!
We just received a lovely email form Emma, who Premiere String Duo performed for at Northbrook Park in Fanham, Surrey last week..
We just wanted to say a big thank you for such a great job at our wedding on Thursday, it was absolutely perfect and all our guests commented on how lovely the music was. Thank you so much again for making everything so easy and seamless to organise, we thought you were fantastic value for money. Thanks again
Premiere String Duo have been extremely busy this week! We started the marathon with a 4 hour booking for Nahid on Monday afternoon followed by a dinner to celebrate the end of a European project for Southampton University in the evening. We performed a small concert at the end of the meal including arrangements for String Duo of Nothing Else Matters by Metallica, John Williams’ Theme from Schindler’s List and ending with Ode to Joy by Beethoven. The rest of the week was filled with lovely weddings for Chloe and Simon at Chilston Park in Lenham and a string duo booking for Emma at Northbrook Park, complete with the amazing peacocks!
We were joined by Louise on violin for a string trio booking to finish the week, playing for Rachel and James at The Walled Garden at Cowdray. They chose a special string arrangement of the Sinatra hit ‘Love and Marriage’ as their exit music which was a great upbeat way to start their celebrations!
We have just launched a new page on our website all about our recording work. String Quartet Recording is the place for us to showcase our previous recording work (on albums and move sound tracks etc) as well as a place for future clients to enquire about our services.
Wedding Strings – Our home page where you can book us for wedding as well as all sorts of other events.
String Duo London – Our Duo page is where you can book our smaller ensemble for any type of event. Ideal for background music.
Classical Trio London – The trio is our other ensemble and can also be booked for most events in the south of England.
4th April 2011
Premiere Sting Quartet has been invited to perform as part of the Stationers Hall Achive Evening on the 4th April. This is a joint event between the Stationers Company and The Times celebrating the life of one of the newspaper industry’s innovators, John Walter II.
Premiere String Quartet will be performing Beethoven Quartet No14 in C sharp Minor Op131. We will be performing as a tribute to the Beethoven Quartet Society which was established in 1845.
7th April 2011
Premiere String Quartet will be performing at Ripley Arts Centre at 2.30pm. We will be performing Haydn String Quartet Op 76 No 5. Puccini Crisantemi and Dvorak String Quartet No12 in F major (American). Free tea and cake will be served at the end of the performance. £5 on the door.
Last Thursday Premiere String Trio performed an afternoon concert at the Ripley Arts Centre. We performed Schubert Trio in B flat, Mozart Divertimenti No4 and Beethoven String Trio No.1 in G Major. It was a great success attracting a good crowd of people all looking for afternoon entertainment in the local area. Free tea and cake was provided at the end of the concert.
The next concert at Ripley Arts Centre will be on the 7th April at 2.30pm. Premiere String Quartet will be performing Haydn String Quartet Op76 No5, Puccini Crisantemi and Dvorak’s String Quartet No 12 in F major Op96 (American). Free tea and cake will be provided at the end of the concert, ticket prices are £5 on the door.
Strings for corporate events
Premiere strings are the professionals at providing music to create the perfect atmosphere for your next corporate event.
Please contact us with your requirements and we will tailor our set to match your theme or mood.
To help you plan your event, we have put together a list of common scenarios that our String Quartet get asked for regularly:
Receptions / Welcome Drinks
Why not greet your guests with some welcome drinks and some appropriate classical string music to set the scene!
Classical string quartet music is very sophisticated and creates a great welcoming atmosphere for your guests.
Background Music for Dinners
Light classical music and popular jazz standards often work well as background music over dinner.
At award ceremonies string quartets are often used at the start for the welcome drinks and also through dinner. The ceremony involves movement by nominees which can take time – we can play short pieces of music to help this process to be as smooth as possible. Some sort of fanfare music is sometimes appropriate.
Openings, Promos & Product Launches
There is nothing more classy than having a string quartet perform at your store opening, promo day or product launch.
We have helped promote all kinds of products and services – remember you only have one chance to make a first impression to your customers!
If you are organising a corporate event you need a string quartet!
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Yesterday Premiere String Duo had the rare pleasure of a local date – 5 miles from home! Peter and Gary chose to hold their ceremony in Danson House, Danson Park. The house is a stunning 18th Century House with lawns overlooking a lake. A gazebo kept us shaded from the sun as the guests sipped champagne before moving on to their evening venue. Classical music including Pachelbel Canon in D and Bach Air on a G string were included in the ceremony but as we moved into the evening we lightened the mood with such numbers as Come Fly With Me, Waltz from Amelie and our own arrangement of Abba’s Mamma Mia for string duo. As we left it looked like a good time was going to be had by all!
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We’ve had an overwhelming interest in our other ensembles – Premiere Trio and Premiere Duo. Maybe you feel that a string quartet would be too powerful a sound for your event or the space is slightly limited. For smaller events or budgets these combinations are an excellent alternative. Thanks to our research in obtaining music and our own special arrangements we have a large repertoire for these ensembles.
The String Trio is made up of violin, viola and cello so you have the same range of sound as a string quartet but with one less instrument. The String Duo can be made up of different combinations – violin and cello, viola and cello (our favourite!) or even 2 cellos. Imagine people’s surprise when they realise they can still walk down the aisle to Pachelbel’s Canon in D played live without engaging the full string quartet!
Here are some pictures of Martin and Rachel at Tina and Matthew’s wedding at Horsley Towers…
Tina sent us these pictures along with her testimonial..
“We just wanted to thank you for playing at our wedding at Horsley towers on 3rd April 2010. we didn’t get chance to talk to you on the day, but the music was wonderful.”
Other clients who have chosen the smaller groups have been really happy with the results…
Thanks so much for performing at our wedding. You and your duo partner did a fantastic job and added beautifully to what turned out to be a perfect day for Emma & me.
Loads of our guests paid you great compliments. The word ‘outstanding’ was used more than once! Emma says it really made the ceremony so much more special, and I agree totally. Karen Jones
Many people commented on how the music helped to make it such a fantastic day. Linda & Jeremy
Thank you so much, your playing was beautiful and much appreciated. Alison
A huge thank you, I think you did an amazing job, thank you very much! Shona
We will be adding trio and duo soundclips to our site very soon but if you’d like to hear how a trio or duo can sound please get in touch with us here: