Strings and Elegance

About

Strings and Elegance specialise in providing high-class professional music for weddings, corporate events and session work. Available as a quartet, trio, duo or solo Strings and Elegance guarantee to compliment any event and add a touch of class.

All the musicians have trained professionally to the highest level and are graduates of London’s most prestigious music colleges. They have recorded at Abbey Road Studios, performed on stage in front of HRH The Prince of Wales in Westminster Cathedral and worked with renowned artists such as Katherine Jenkins, Leona Lewis, Alfie Boe, Il Divo and John Cale.

This stylish quartet provides beautiful music, adding classical glamour to any event.

Clifford Chance, London

Friendly, flexible and their music was perfect for the occasion, a very talented group who would add sparkle to any event – will definitely book them again.

Jamie Harle, The British Army Dinner, Norfolk

Strings and Elegance delight in providing background music for events ranging from parties for Vivienne Westwood in the Wallace Collection to drinks reception for MP's in the Houses of Parliament, and from intimate weddings personalised to the slightest detail to grand celebrations in spectacular venues.

They have been playing together for many years and are experienced in a wide range of styles and genres including classical, folk, jazz and popular music. Their repertoire ranges from Bach to The Beatles, Folk to Hollywood and Popular to Classical, they have an extensive library of music to choose from.

Strings and Elegance provide a tailor made service that would complement any occasion.

We booked Strings and Elegance for one of our major supporter events. They were wonderful and fitted into the occasion seamlessly, providing just the right atmosphere and helping to make the event such a success. They were friendly and professional to work with and we would be very happy to book them again.

Leonie Shaw, National Maritime Museum at Royal Museums Greenwich Annual Drinks Reception in Mandarin Oriental Hotel, London

I was at a wonderful party at the Queens House Greenwich which Strings and Elegance played at in early March this year (2012). Their sound is wonderful and ensemble really crisp and full of Brio. The cello in particular had a rich Tortelier like timbre. They also look as if they are really having fun, which avoids the whole show looking too serious. Their Bizet was also full of zippy energy.

George Scott, Birthday Party, Queen’s House, London

Music

Classical Repertoire

  • Canon - Pachelbel
  • Trumpet Tune - H. Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary - J. Clarke
  • Wedding March - R. Wagner
  • Queen of Sheba - G.F. Handel
  • Rondeau - J.J. Mouret
  • Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring - J.S. Bach
  • Maria - F. Schubert
  • Air - J.S. Bach
  • Aria from “Xerxes” - G.F. Handel
  • Largo from “Winter” - A. Vivaldili>
  • Liebestraum - F. Liszt
  • Wedding March - F. Mendelssohn
  • Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate - W.A. Mozart
  • Traumeri - R.Schumann
  • Wachet Auf - J.S.Bach
  • Sheep may Safely Graze - J.S.Bach
  • Adagio from Violin Concerto - M. Bruch
  • Ode to Joy - L. Beethoven
  • Arioso - J.S. Bach
  • Panis Angelicus - C. Franck
  • Andante, Piano Concerto No. 20 - Mozart
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz - P.I. Tchaikovsky
  • Te Deum, Prelude - M. Charpentier
  • Te Deum, Tu Devicto - M. Charpentier
  • Bist du bei mir - J.S. Bach
  • If With All Your Hearts - F. Mendelssohn
  • My Heart Ever Faithful - J.S. Bach
  • Meditation from Thais - J. Massenet
  • Ave Maria - Bach - Gounod
  • The Fairy Queen, Hornpipe - H. Purcell
  • Air - H. Purcell
  • Rondeau - H. Purcell
  • Chorus: They Shall be as Happy - H. Purcell
  • Ave Verum Corpus - W.A. Mozart
  • Let the Bright Seraphim - G.F. Handel
  • March, ”The Marriage of Figaro” - W.A. Mozart
  • Air in F - G.F. Handel
  • Greensleeves - Trad. English
  • Prayer - H. Wolf
  • Dedication - R. Franz
  • I Love Thee - E. Grieg
  • Air from Water Music - G.F. Handel
  • Hornpipe from Water Music - G.F. Handel
  • Concerto for 2 Violins, Vivace - J.S. Bach
  • Largo ma non troppo - J.S. Bach
  • Allegro - J.S. Bach
  • Divertimento in D, Allegro - W.A. Mozart
  • Andante - W.A. Mozart
  • Presto - W.A. Mozart
  • Divertimento in B, Andante - W.A. Mozart
  • Allegro di molto - W.A. Mozart
  • Allegro assai - W.A. Mozart
  • Divertimento in F, Allegro - W.A. Mozart
  • Andante - W.A. Mozart
  • Presto - W.A. Mozart
  • Eine Kliene Nacktmusik, Allegro - W.A. Mozart
  • Romance - W.A. Mozart
  • Minuetto and Trio - W.A. Mozart
  • Rondo - W.A. Mozart
  • Rondo Alla Turca - W.A. Mozart
  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - C. Debussy
  • Golliwog’s Cake-walk - C. Debussy
  • Clair de Lune - C. Debussy
  • Romance - C. Debussy
  • Arabesque - C. Debussy
  • Wedding Day at Troldhaugen - E. Grieg
  • Vocalise - S. Rachmaninoff
  • Barcarolle - J. Offenbach
  • Waltz, Op. 12 - E.Grieg
  • Slavonic Dance No. 8 - A. Dvorak
  • Traumerei - R. Schumann
  • Norwegian Dance No. 3 - E. Grieg
  • Two Rondeaux, Fairy Queen - H. Purcell
  • Go Crystal Tears - J. Dowland
  • Dance of the Blessed Spirits - W. von Gluck
  • Concerto Grosso Op. 6, No. 8 - A. Corelli
  • Pizzicato Polka - J. Strauss

Ballet Repertoire

  • The Swan - C. Saint-Saens
  • Czardas, Coppelia - L. Delibes
  • Mazurka, Coppelia - L. Delibes
  • Valse Lent, Coppelia - L.Delibes
  • Czardas, Swan Lake - P.I. Tchaikovsky
  • Dance of the Swans, Swan Lake - P.I. Tchaikovsky
  • Nutcracker Suite, Overture - P.I. Tchaikovsky
  • March - P.I. Tchaikovsky
  • Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - P.I. Tchaikovsky
  • Trepak - P.I. Tchaikovsky
  • Arabian Dance - P.I. Tchaikovsky
  • Waltz of the Flowers - P.I. Tchaikovsky
  • Danse Des Mirlitons, Nutcracker - P.I. Tchaikovsky

Operatic Repertoire

  • O Mio Babbino Caro - G. Puccini
  • The Flower Song, Lakme - L. Delibes
  • Der Vogelfanger, The Magic Flute - W.A. Mozart
  • Bei Mannern, The Magic Flute - W.A. Mozart
  • Barcarolle, Tales of Hoffman - J. Offenbach
  • Habanera, Carmen - G. Bizet
  • Toreador’s Song, Carmen - G. Bizet
  • Meditation, Thais - J. Massenet
  • Entr’acte, Carmen - G. Bizet
  • Ballata, Rigoletto - G.Verdi
  • Chanson Du Roi, Faust - C. Gounod
  • Intermezzo, Cavalleria Rusticana - P. Mascagni
  • Ah, Fuggi il Traditor!, Don Giovanni - W.A. Mozart
  • Deh Vieni, Non Tardar, Figaro - W.A. Mozart
  • Libiamo, La Traviata - G. Verdi
  • Quando M’en Vo Soletta, La Boheme - G. Puccini
  • Vin O Biere, Faust - C. Gounod

Contemporary and Jazz Repertoire

  • And I Love Her - Beatles
  • A Hard Days Night - Beatles
  • Tomorrow Never Knows - Beatles
  • Paperback Writer - Beatles
  • When I’m 64 - Beatles
  • She - E. Costello
  • It’s Only a Paper Moon - B. Ligon
  • It Had to be You - M. Norgaard
  • Bye Bye Blackbird - B. Caputo
  • Blue Moon - M. Turner
  • Take Five - B. Ligon
  • How High the Moon - T. Sharp
  • A Day in the Life of a Fool - B. Ligon
  • All of You - C. Porter
  • Ev’ry Time We Say Goodbye - C. Porter
  • I’ve Got You Under My Skin - C. Porter
  • I Love You - C. Porter
  • What is This Thing Called Love - C. Porter
  • It’s All Right With Me - C. Porter
  • Night and Day - C. Porter
  • You’d be so nice to come home to - C. Porter
  • I Concentrate on You - C. Porter
  • Begin the Beguine - C. Porter
  • I Get A Kick out of You - C. Porter
  • Anything Goes - C. Porter
  • Let’s Do it - C. Porter
  • Pennies from Heaven - A. Johnson
  • Leaning on a Lamppost - N. Gay
  • A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square - M. Sherwin
  • Maria, West Side Story - L. Bernstein
  • Makin’ Whoopee - W. Donaldson
  • Moonlight in Vermont - K. Suessdorf
  • Baby Elephant Walk - H. Mancini
  • Charade - H. Mancini
  • Days of Wine and Roses - H. Mancini
  • Inspector Clouseau Theme - H. Mancini
  • Meggie’s Theme, Thorn Birds - H. Mancini
  • Moon River - H. Mancini
  • Pie in the Face Polka - H. Mancini
  • It’s Easy to Say - H. Mancini
  • Theme from Molly Maguires - H. Mancini
  • Thorn Birds Theme - H. Mancini
  • Tango - M. McLean
  • Serenata - M. McLean
  • Rhumba - M. McLean
  • Csardas - M. McLean
  • Fandango - M. McLean
  • Tango “Chromatique” - M. McLean
  • Flowers of Edinburgh - Trad. Scottish
  • Lady Madelina Palmer - W. Marshall
  • Mrs. Roy of Nenthorn’s Favourite - R. Mackintosh
  • The Skye Boat Song - Trad. Scottish
  • Scott’s View - T. Kime
  • My Love is Like a Red Red Rose - R. Burns
  • Kate Dalrymple - Trad. Scottish
  • Evelyn Jean - T. Kime
  • Funiculi Funicula - L. Denza
  • Flower Duet, Lakme - L. Delibes

Television and Film Repertoire

  • Nobody Does it Better - M. Hamlisch
  • Raiders March - J. Williams
  • James Bond Theme - M. Norman
  • Dexter’s Tune, Awakenings - R. Newman
  • The Throne Room, Star Wars - J. Williams
  • All Time High, Octopussy - J. Barry
  • The Prayer, Quest for Camelot - C. Bayer/D. Foster
  • Hushabye Mountain, Chitty Chitty - R. Sherman
  • Hedwig’s Theme, Harry Potter - J. Williams
  • The Gremlin Rag, Gremlins - J. Goldsmith
  • The Magnificent Seven - E. Bernstein
  • Star Trek, The Next Generation - J. Goldsmith

Christmas Repertoire

  • Once in Royal David’s City
  • Sussex Carol
  • God Rest you Merry Gentlemen
  • Infant Holy
  • In the Bleak Mid-Winter
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Ding Dong! Merrily on High
  • It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
  • Away in a Manger
  • Joy to the World
  • O Come, O Come, Emmanuel
  • The First Noel
  • Silent Night
  • Deck the Halls
  • Lo, How a Rose
  • Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
  • What Child is This
  • Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
  • We Wish you a Merry Christmas
  • Winter Wonderland
  • Christmas Medley

Details

Ensemble: Violin, Violin, Viola and Cello, available as:

  • Duo
  • Trio
  • Quartet

Arrangements available at request.