Recording in Kingston, London

Premeire String Duo were delighted to be involved in a recording project with sound engineer and studio owner Jim Hawkins. His professional studio is located in Kingston. The String Duo were hired to play string parts to enhance a track created by David Bromley. With only two instruments, our String Duo we were able to create a large string sound. Originally the parts were written for string quartet, 2 violins, viola and cello, this was over-dubbed to create a full string orchestra sound. Jim arranged the strings parts for the duo so as soon as we arrived in the studios we were able to start recording.

Further information about Jim Hawkins and his studio can be found on his website; http://james-hawkins-music.co.uk/

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September 16th, 2013|About us, Ensembles, Events, Performances, Recording, Uncategorized|

String Duo for a wedding at Leeds Castle

rPremiere String Duo were recently booked to perform for a wedding at Leeds Castle which is near Maidstone in Kent. Being quite a small wedding, the room was again too big for a wedding string quartet so a string trio or string duo were the options we advised. The couple decided to opt for the Duo as their number of guests was relatively small. We began by playing the guests in to the ceremony room which was a wonderful old room full of antiques and amazing artwork. The Bride had chosen to walk in to Pachelbel Canon in D. As usual we provided some music for the signing of the register and the traditional Wedding March by Mendelssohn for the exit. After the ceremony we moved rooms (just next door!) the the Old Library to provide entertainment for the assembled guests during the drinks reception. We performed a selection of our pop covers which we have made string arrangements of. These included Paradise by Coldplay, Kiss from a Rose by Seal and more from our selection of Modern Songs for Strings.
As the guests left the room for the Wedding Breakfast (which smelt amazing!) we discreetly packed away and left after another enjoyable afternoon.

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March 2nd, 2013|Uncategorized|