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|

Wedding at Chilston Park

A couple of weeks ago Premiere String Duo performed for a lovely wedding at Chilston Park which is near Lenham in Kent. It is a wedding venue we have performed at many times as well as playing for many wedding fairs there. Although they have several rooms for the ceremony, the most popular is the Orangery, which overlooks the lovely grounds. This room can hold around 60-70 people and is a bit small for a string quartet so we have usually performed as a string trio or string duo, as on this occasion. As people can gather in the bar next to the ceremony room it means the strings can start playing before people enter, not realising that the music is live until they come into the room to be seated for the ceremony! Pachelbel Canon in D was chosen as the entrance music for the Bride. We performed The Flower Duet for the signing of the register and Clocks by Coldplay was a lively piece for the exit of the newly married couple! We moved next door into the bar area to accompany the drinks reception where the couple had asked us to play from our light and modern selection. Many of our original string arrangements of pop covers and modern songs were appreciated by the guests. However we probably couldn’t compete with the “stags” who had learnt the words to “It Must be Love” by Madness and performed it to the gathered guests after photos on the staircase! All in all a great day to be involved in!!
Orangery
The Orangery at Chilston Park, Lenham, Kent

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February 27th, 2013|Ensembles, Events, Performances, Weddings|

Premiere String Quartet perform at Diamond Wedding Anniversary!

We were lucky enough to be invited to perform for a celebration of a wedding anniversary yesterday in Long Crendon, near Aylesbury. A marquee had been erected in which lunch was served and we performed a wide range of our classical repertoire which was a really nice opportunity to play lots of Mozart, Bach, Pachelbel, Handel and Elgar as well as Karl Jenkins’ Palladio – the “Diamond Music”! We also performed some Gershwin as well as film music including Indiana Jones, Raiders of the Lost Ark theme! It was a wonderful day and we were glad that we could help add to the atmosphere of the day!

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July 9th, 2012|Performances|

Premiere String Quartet – Wedding at Winter Barns

Saturday was spent performing for Stephen and Stacy at 2 venues. We began at a lovely church in Herne Bay, Kent before making a swift exit to return to one of our favourite venues – Winter Barns near Canterbury. This lovely old barn is a perfect venue for us, particularly with the weather we have been having recently as we can play under cover! The bride and groom chose some really nice music including Pachelbel Canon in D, Perfect Day by Lou Reed and All You Need is Love by The Beatles.

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July 9th, 2012|Weddings|

Wedding at Syon Park

Premiere String Quartet began the weekend performing for a wedding at Syon House, Syon Park which is in Brentford, Middlesex. The ceremony took place in the main house in a beautiful room before we moved on to the drinks reception outside the amazing conservatory, which apparently the Crystal Palace was based on! The weather took a turn for the worse so we moved into the cactus house, quickly followed by the guests!

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July 9th, 2012|Ensembles, Performances, Weddings|

Premiere String Quartet now available in Tunbridge Wells!

Premiere String Quartet have moved! We are now available for weddings, events and concerts in our new home town of Tunbridge Wells in Kent! We are looking forward to playing as a string quartet, string trio and string duo in the lovely churches and venues in Tunbridge Wells and the surrounding areas of Kent, Surrey and Sussex – as well as continuing to perform in London, Essex and around the South of England!

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July 7th, 2012|About us|

Premiere String Quartet chosen to provide music for Olympics Main Sponsor!

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!

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July 7th, 2012|About us|

Another happy client!

We just received a lovely email form Emma, who Premiere String Duo performed for at Northbrook Park in Fanham, Surrey last week..

Hi Martin,

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
Emma

 

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April 23rd, 2012|Testimonials|

Peter and Gary’s Civil Partnership 12th June

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!

Danson House

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June 13th, 2010|Ensembles, Performances|

Premiere Trio/Duo

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:

>> Click this link to visit our String Duo Page

>> Click this link to visit our String Trio Page

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May 7th, 2010|Ensembles, Testimonials|