Niche – The London String Quartet


Niche string quartet at Stationers London

Welcome to Niche – The London String Quartet’s website!

Look, Listen and Love…

Niche provide affordable and stylish entertainment for wedding music, corporate entertainment and private functions, engagement proposals, gala balls, Bar Mitzvahs, cocktail parties or even that dinner party you want to make extra special!

With a passion and energy second to none, Niche – The London String Quartet is made up of four highly skilled, classically trained professional musicians with a wealth of performance experience both at home and abroad. Our members have played in a huge variety of different musical settings and in such prestigious venues as The Royal Albert and Royal Festival Halls.

 The Niche String Quartet hire and repertoire is particularly special as it spans across a variety of genres from Classical Favourites to the Latest Chart Hits. This string quartet are particularly commended for our enthralling and engaging arrangements and performances of  Modern chart hits! Niche Quartet has entertained thousands with their modern song arrangements and their repertoire list grows everyday. Our skills also allow us to write and arrange music on request ensuring your wedding or event is unique and will instantly stand out from the crowd. Of course being trained classically allows us to cater for classical enthusiasts as well as providing a healthy mix of fun show tunes and romantic film music for everyone to enjoy!

Each bespoke event is created and delivered with the client’s interests at heart. Niche love using their musical versatility to provide you with a musical feast that will leave guests thrilled and uplifted whilst making your event unique and memorable.

 

Niche’s members can also be hired individually, or as a string trio or string duo.  Just visit youreventmusic.co.uk or contact us here.

Niche London String Quartet accompany a Royal Entrance!

One of 2016’s highlights Niche London String Quartet provided music for the Duchess of Cambridge and her entrance to SportsAids 40th Anniversary Charity Event!

The string quartet has been enjoying performing and providing the best quality entertainment for a whole raft of wonderful Summer parties, corporate events, and July has broken a new record for the number of wedding music performances our London musicians have played!

But one particular highlight in Niche Quartet’s busy calendar this year is being asked to play our classical and modern string quartet music for SportsAid’s 40th anniversary event at Kensington Palace hosted by their patron HRH The Duchess of Cambridge.

We were thrilled to hear we had been highly recommended to SportsAid by a previous client of ours and excited to accompany their big event celebrating 40 years of their wonderful charity work. The string quartet provided an ambience of light and energetic music to match the sports displays of some of our country’s newest Olympic athletes and the arrival of famous sports-stars to the front of the palace.

As the guests gathered the string quartet started to play a favourite classic, Vivaldi’s 4 seasons, to accompany the entrance of HRH The Duchess of Cambridge – Experience the big moment with Niche London String Quartet’s live music & watch the video below!

 

Stylish London String Quartet Wedding Music

Niche London Quartet at Natural history museum weddingNiche London String Quartet had a fantastic winter of weddings and events and now in 2016 we have played for some of the most stylish and unforgettable weddings in London – here is the story of 2 weddings we played for recently to give you some wedding music ideas.

One Saturday morning we set off to visit St Monica’s Church in Hoxton to play music for a church wedding in the centre of London. The bride had chosen a mix of modern and classical quartet music to set the atmosphere as guests arrived and took their seats in the stunning surroundings. For her big wedding entrance she had Niche London Quartet play our version of Moonriver – such a timeless  and beautiful song! Then as the newlyweds went to sign the register she had ever so cool choices of modern wedding music performed to entertain her guests – modern favourites such as I’m Yours, Mr Brightside and Moondance. Then to celebrate their announcement as man and wife the string quartet joined the applause with the energetic Marry You by Bruno Mars!

For the evening we travelled across town to London’s famous Natural History Museum for the string quartet’s very own wedding version of Night at The Museum! Niche String Quartet had been hired to provide 2 separate performances – the first was an acoustic set of classical and modern string quartet music for the entrance of the guests into the wedding reception, welcoming them into Waterhouse Way which is filled with complete fossils of prehistoric sea animals!

Niche string quartet then moved into position for the second part of the evening which was an amplified performance of the probably the most well known string quartet wedding music piece of all time – Pachelbel’s Canon. This performance was the pivotal moment in the entrance procession to the wedding breakfast, first the bride and groom’s families entered to traditional Indian wedding music and then the Groom made his big entrance down one side of the famous staircase into the Natural History Museum’s Hintze Hall (where the Diplodocus lives!) accompanied by a thrilling performance of drummers, then as his Bride came down to join him we played the beautiful Pachelbel’s Canon in D for the most romantic and perfect entrance to the hall below.

A wonderful wedding filled day for our London wedding musicians and another story to cherish!

Listen to Niche London String Quartet play Pachelbel’s Canon here:

Christmas event entertainment ideas

Niche London String Quartet are looking forward to a busy December of Christmas events and we also have 10 Winter Weddings booked for the 3 weeks leading up to Christmas!

Now the winter nights are drawing in and you are thinking about musical entertainment for your Christmas event or Corporate party we thought we would share some ideas for Christmas event music to help with ideas for your event…

One Day In the Life of a busy Christmas Events Musician!

The Boston Consulting Group hired Niche String Quartet to come in to their offices just off Oxford Street as a big surprise to treat their workers to a morning of fabulous classical music – It was great to see the surprise on everyone’s faces as they entered the building and we kept the music upbeat and light hearted throughout the morning as they enjoyed their celebration of a great year.

BCG’s Sandra wrote to us afterwards saying,

“I just wanted to say a massive ‘thank you’ to you, Antonia, Michael and Gabor for such a wonderful performance on Friday. Everyone I have talked to mentioned your quartet and how beautifully you played. Such a lovely way to start a morning in the office! I sincerely hope we get the opportunity to work with you again in the near future.”

London Christmas Events Music

 

Later that same day we travelled into the city to the Museum of the order of St John to play a mix of Modern Christmas music for Alpha Consulting’s Christmas champagne reception.

After their delicious dinner and speeches we played a 2nd set of Xmas music for their event – this time we were playing Traditional Carols to go with the mulled wine and mince pies and providing our Niche Live Jukebox package guests were encouraged to request their favourite carol and even to sing along – It was huge fun for us and the guests were absolutely thrilled, singing favourites like We Wish You a Merry Christmas and Deck the Halls!

 

Click play below and you can hear the string quartet play some favourite Christmas tunes!

Beautiful Summer London String Quartet Weddings

Niche The London String Quartet had such a lovely summer playing at all different types of weddings across London and the South East – we visited some of our favourite wedding venues and lots of new ones too!

In August we played for 15 weddings, providing music as guests arrived and our clients chose a wide range of wedding ceremony music for our string quartet or trio musicians to play – big wedding ceremony music favourites was one of our latest additions “Rather Be” and also romantic John Legend song “All of Me” – See Our All of Me video here

Niche Quartet played lots of fun modern music for the wedding receptions – and guests had a great time recognising their favourite songs, but of course presented in our fabulous string quartet fashion!

Our string quartet in London also played some great entrance music choices for the announcement of the new Mr&Mrs to their wedding breakfasts – We had a range of modern favourites by Oasis and the Foo Fighters to older favourites like The Beatles Here Comes the Sun.

We’ve really enjoyed summer and now can’t wait to play music for all the Autumn weddings and big corporate events we have booked – we have 6 Winter weddings in the run up to Christmas booked so far and can’t wait to get out our Christmas music to provide entertainment at all the London Christmas Events Niche String Quartet play for!

 

The Modern London String Quartet

Summer has been so busy with corporate summer parties being entertained by our Niche Jukebox package, beautiful weddings all across London being serenaded with our string quartet wedding music and all the new modern music requests we have written and learned so our Niche couples can personalise their big day!

Our song list has just been updated and now has nearly 100 modern songs to choose from! Have a look at all our string quartet music here.

June was a record breaking month for the number of events we entertained at….then July broke that record straight away with Niche London String Quartet providing entertainment at events at Wrest Park, The In and Out, Grove House, Chiswick Park, Highclere, Inn the Park St James Park (Twice!), Richmond Hill Hotel, The National Gallery, Fitzroy Square, the Landmark London and lots of beautiful churches for wedding ceremony music around London!

We also had some lovely feedback from happy corporate clients and couples:

“I just wanted to drop a note to say thank you so much for the lovely entertainment at our party. Everyone commented on how great y’all were and my director was very pleased. We will definitely call you again if we ever need music for another event.”

“I would just like to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding. The guests loved every piece of music you played. The whole day went so quickly but was such an amazing day and venue. Thank you again.”