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Modern String Quartet London

Niche London String Quartet specialise in playing the Best Modern Music for Corporate Events and Weddings. Read about our modern string quartet London Tech Week performances and more from the busiest month for string quartet hire!

Tech Week London 2018

Mordern String Quartet London Tech Week - Niche London

London Tech Week took place on the 11th-17th June in 2018 celebrating tech through the power of events. Naturally the most exciting tech brands turned to Niche London for the right modern string quartet music to make their events unforgettable! Our first Tech Week event was to play as trio, amplified through the in-house AV, to open the London Tech Week Gala Dinner in aid of The Princes Trust in the grounds of the Tower of London. We were honoured to be hired to be the London string musicians to provide the entertainment for this important charitable event and create the perfect atmosphere for an unforgettable celebration. 

The next day Niche String Quartet played modern music as entertainment for guests at the TechXLR8 awards ceremony corporate event at Gibson Hall, a glittering events venue in the heart of the City of London. Guests enjoyed our modern music throughout dinner and as a warm up for the awards ceremony to begin. Earlier that same day our all female string quartet had already been a very modern string quartet in London, playing for a surprise performance of ‘Simply the Best’ at Kings Cross as part of an elaborate surprise goodbye gift to a top event’s company C.E.O!

Our final Tech Week performance meant Niche Quartet were up bright and early dressed smart casual to welcome guests with fabulous modern music (chosen by the director from our extensive song repertoire) at the AI Summit at Excel London. Guests were filming us as we played and our music was the perfect way to get them excited for a day of exciting new tech filled exhibition. When we had finished the director enjoyed it so much he said he wished he had hired us for another hour!

Modern String Quartet London Tech Week clients

Modern String Quartet London

Tech Week clients loved Niche Quartet’s modern music, finding it the perfect accompaniment for their celebratory events containing the latest gadgets and gizmos, their charity gala ball and to open on the most modern topic of AI.

Contact us here to find out more about how our modern string quartet hire in London is perfect for your corporate events!

Niche London Wedding String Quartet

Being a top London wedding String Quartet for hire is one of our joys. For wedding ceremony music Niche wedding string quartet is the perfect choice, and for sophisticated wedding reception and fun wedding breakfast entertainment our musicians for hire provide perfect elegance & style. Try our outstanding service and join hundreds of happy clients who booked Niche London String Quartet for their wedding music. 

Wedding String Quartet for the manager of the London Symphony Orchestra

Our latest Bride to chose Niche London to be the string quartet for her wedding day was the manager of the London Symphony Orchestra – a lady who truly knows good music when she hears it!! It was a pleasure to specially arrange her favourite piece ‘Marry Me’ from classic film ‘My Best Friend’s Wedding’ for her walk down the aisle (our rendition brought tears to her eyes for the perfect unforgettable entrance to her wedding ceremony). We then helped the celebrations begin by playing our wedding string quartet version of The Beatles  ‘All Your Need is Love’ for the happy newlyweds exit down the wedding aisle as the new Mr&Mrs S! 

For the wedding reception at perfect rustic wedding venue Tewin Bury Farm we played from our range of up-beat modern string quartet music including songs from Ed Sheeran, Adele, Jason Mraz, Ellie Goulding, Bruno Mars and Beyonce to name just a few! Guests were thrilled with our wedding string quartet music, filming their favourite songs and dancing with champagne in hand.

Niche London String Quartet also provided the perfect event music for a London film premiere, more beautiful and utterly unique wedding ceremonies, arranged music for a huge charity event in a London Palace and a remembrance service in March but that will have to wait for our next exciting event filled blog post! 

Contact us now to find out prices and more about Niche London Wedding String Quartet

Office Christmas Party Ideas with Niche London String Quartet

Time to start planning your office Christmas party and Niche London String Quartet have all the ideas to make your 2017 work Christmas party unforgettable!

Our string quartet have provided Christmas entertainment at excellent venues all across London and for large and small corporate parties – keep on reading to see some of the best ways to help your office Christmas party be filled with festive merriment:

Host a Christmas party with live music requests!

In 2015 Niche London String Quartet played for AirBnb’s London office Christmas party and Ministry of Sound’s Winter Ball and they both chose to have Niche Live Jukebox ‘The Christmas Edition’ to kick off the start of their winter celebration event! We provided the list of our modern and Christmas string quartet music and throughout the night guests picked to hear their favourite songs live and brought to life in a way they have never experienced before. Our string quartet version of Last Christmas by Wham was a HUGE favourite along with Jingle Bell Rock!

Have a Christmas party sing-a-long

Niche London String Quartet know all the Christmas Carols and several of our previous clients have hosted the perfect office Christmas dinner party by ending their festive celebration with mulled wine, minced pies and a quick rendition of some favourite traditional carols led by our professional musicians! Nothing says Christmas joy and a heartwarming team building exercise than everyone hugging and singing ‘We Wish You a Merry Christmas’ together at the end of a fabulous corporate event.

Surprise office Christmas event

Want to treat your office and surprise them this Christmas? Niche London String Quartet has played for lots of corporate events in the office! Imagine your office’s surprise as they walk round the corner to a string quartet greeting them in the lunchroom. We have also played for surprise Christmas breakfast events and dinner office events across the city and central London for top companies like Vodafone and Lloyds.

Large venue Christmas dinner entertainment 

Hosting a large Christmas party event and looking for ideas to top the normal string quartet experience? Our string quartet can plug in and play through speaker systems for that full symphonic sound. Even better for the best event experience we can provide Christmas entertainment as a mini string orchestra of 8 to 12 players! If you’d like to keep it classy with an extra rock and pop vibe we have Niche Quartet & drums to kick start the party vibe. We have vast experience of filling big venues like The Brewery, Banking Hall, The National Theatre and the QEII Convention Centre.

Just drop us an email and we can help you with your ideas and plans to help you host the best office Christmas party of the year! Don’t forget we can also help with other style recommended London musicians and entertainers through Your Event Music Ltd.

Wedding Music all around London!

This Summer has been completely amazing! Niche London String Quartet and String Trio have played wedding music at OVER 50 different wedding venues, and also provided entertainment for birthday parties, corporate events, summer parties, award ceremonies and a very special surprise engagement proposal!

We have had the pleasure of playing lots of very in love couples down and back up the wedding ceremony aisle playing traditional classical music like Pachelbel’s Canon in D or I Giorni has been a favourite. The String Quartet and trio have also arranged and learned lots of new music to make our Niche Couples’ wedding ceremony a completely personal moment that will never be forgotten. Some of our newest modern string quartet wedding songs include Somebody To Love by Queen and Cheerleader by Omi!

Multiple wedding music performances for Niche London String Quartet and Trio took place at some of our favourite wedding venues, Hedsor House, Kew Gardens (one on the hottest day of the year!!), Pembroke Lodge, The Bingham. Richmond wedding venues proving very popular as always! We got to visit some new wedding venues for the first time too, playing at Searcys at The Gherkin, Waddesdon Manor Dairy, Ham Yard Hotel and Aynhoe Park (There is SO much to say about the amazing Aynhoe Park Wedding we will have to save it for it’s own post!)

If you are looking for the perfect experienced London string quartet or trio for your wedding music do contact us and we can be sure to help – we would just love to be part of your love story! We only have 4 weekends until the end of the year that are still available and we are currently reserving bookings for 2018 & 2019 weddings.

Niche London String Quartet Wedding Music Reviews

Some of Niche Quartet’s lovely July brides wrote to us on our Instagram page – make sure you follow us too for wedding music ideas!

String Quartet Hire quick guide!

Seeing as we are specialists in string quartet hire for wedding music we thought we would share some quick pointers to London string quartet hire for your wedding! What is important to look for when researching string quartet hire?

1) Experience

We all love social media to keep up with our friends and who doesn’t love Pinterest for wedding planning! Have a look through the string quartet’s profiles and blogs (see ours to the left!) to see what latest performances they have been up to – some string quartet’s only play a couple of times a month together in peak wedding season. Where as the best London musicians for hire will play together several times a week all year!

2) Professional Musicians

Sadly there are groups put together by agencies or ones who pop up on the scene who are made up of musicians who have never met before, or non-pros playing as a hobby that just can’t provide the quality of an established group. For a stress free wedding booking from start to finish hire a quartet with lots of experience and 100% professional musicians. From Niche String Quartet’s experience of playing at 100s of weddings every year, organising and looking after things perfectly from the first enquiry takes a lot of hard work and you need lots of experience to make sure you can create the perfect bespoke experience every-time! 

3) Do they have everything they need?

Seen a group of talented musicians? Great! What makes a great string quartet for hire for weddings?

  • Insurance – A lot of top wedding venues require at least Β£10million Public Liability Insurance
  • Quality Equipment – For the best possible sound quality (to bring tears of happiness to your guests’ eyes!) Niche Quartet’s fine instruments are worth more than a brand new car…each! For amplified performances we have equipment worth over Β£2000 that is fully PAT tested ready for use at any type of venue
  • Music – Do they have enough varied music to entertain your guests of all ages for hours? Is there that one song that you dream of walking down the aisle to – can they arrange to learn this song for you? Perhaps you need a certain type of string quartet music to fit your wedding theme. See our repertoire list filled with fantastic classical and modern wedding music, film music and more!
  • Style Are they presentable and flexible to fit with a formal black tie event, a Midsummer Summers Night dream themed ceremony (yes we have dressed the part at The Globe no less!) a Moulin Rouge party or a Disney Themed wedding!
  • Love Most importantly do they look like they love what they are doing! Helping couple’s have an unforgettable wedding, entertaining guests with live music performances that they have never seen the likes of before and making that once in a lifetime walk up and down the aisle perfect!

Look, Listen, Love…Niche London String Quartet <3

 

London Wedding String Quartet Music

Being the top London wedding string quartet means we have the best range of music for wedding ceremonies! We have classical wedding music favourites such as the famous Pachelbel’s Canon or traditional Bridal Chorus or brilliant modern wedding songs arranged for string quartet such as At Last, A Thousand Years, and All of Me by John Legend. 

Of course if you want ultimate personalisation of your wedding ceremony, and you can’t find that one song on our list of over 10 hours of potential wedding music, you can have Niche London wedding String Quartet arrange your dream song to walk down the aisle to! This wedding string quartet for hire love making the once in a lifetime moment as your walk down the aisle perfect.

Niche Quartet play for surprise engagement then wedding ceremony:

Last year Joe commissioned Niche Quartet’s violin duo to play for his surprise engagement proposal to Nancy and play her favourite Kate Rusby song  ‘Elfin Knight’. The proposal was a great success and last weekend Joe hired Niche Quartet again to be their wedding musicians! The Mr and Mrs to be chose a beautiful wedding venue the string quartet plays in often – Caroline Garden’s Chapel, The Asylum in Peckham! We performed Elfin Knight once again as Nancy walked down the aisle and many a glistening eye could be seen in the congregation as Nancy skipped into Joe’s arms. 

For the end of the ceremony Joe and Nancy had asked if we could arrange and learn upbeat Marie’s Wedding for their exit down the aisle together – the perfect London wedding music to match the rustic and vintage style wedding decor and styling. 

We feel so lucky to have been a big part of their story – engagement to wedding with Niche London Wedding String Quartet!

London Wedding String Quartet musician for hireWedding ceremony at the Asylum

Find out more about Niche London String Quartet’s wedding performances and wedding music ideas here!

 

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