The Crystal Palace String Quartet was founded by graduates of Britain's top music colleges. Their shared passion for chamber music allowed them to acquire an extensive repertoire and to gain experience in providing live music for all kinds of events, ranging from weddings, civil partnerships, parties and corporate functions to band music, sessions, and TV. Their huge repertoire ranged from Bach to Bollywood and from Gershwin to Lady Gaga, and covers every genre in between.
They mainly play for events in London and the Southeast but are willing to travel anywhere within the UK. They are also active on the concert platform, performing public recitals in London.
The string quartet is the ideal size of ensemble for most events ranging from a handful of guests up to a few hundred or more. The combination of two violins, viola and cello can create a wide range of textures and moods varying from the most subtle and delicate to a full, rich string sound, which carries equally well in small or large halls, outdoors, or in a marquee.
The available repertoire for string quartet is by far the most extensive for any comparable size group, and encompasses many different musical genres. String quartets can perform music ranging from popular and traditional songs, light music, jazz, show tunes, and operatic extracts to masterworks of the baroque, classical and romantic eras.
While Crystal Palace String Quartet usually perform as a string quartet, they also operate as a string trio or duo (violin plus viola or cello) for smaller events. A duo or trio is suitable for venues where performance space is limited, or if your budget doesn't stretch to a full string quartet.
Crystal Palace String Quartet has performed at a wide variety of functions for audiences that have included past and current presidents, prime ministers and senior royalty.
You can select works from their huge repertoire or leave it to them to choose appropriate works for your event. Whether your event is a wedding, birthday party, Christmas party, corporate function, product launch, other PR event or ceremony (for example a christening, first communion, bar mitzvah, bat mitzvah or funeral) they can provide appropriate accompaniment to make it especially memorable.
"We just wanted to thank you for your wonderful performance at our wedding last month. Our guests were effusive about the quality of the music and the atmosphere it created. We would heartily recommend you."
Tom & Azra, Feb 2012
"Anil and I wanted
thank you for the wonderful music you played at out wedding at Hampton Court! We are just back from honeymoon and wanted to write and say a huge thank you for your part in making the day so special. We heard so much positive feedback from guests on your wonderful playing...you really helped to make the day memorable."
Sarah, Dec 2011
"I just wanted to say a massive thank you to The Crystal Palace String Quartet for playing at our wedding at Selsdon Park Hotel. You were fantastic and I would recommend anyone to have this string quartet at their wedding as it made the day that touch more special - lots of people commented on how beautiful the music was. Thanks again."
Sarah & Sahn - Sept 2011