The Crystal Palace Quartet are in the UK's premier league of string quartets for hire, providing top quality entertainment on stages worldwide for over ten years. Based in Southeast London, the quartet will travel to wherever you or your clients require first-class musical performances: for corporate functions, weddings, civil partnerships, TV shows, studio recordings, cruises, concerts, or any other kind of events.
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What we offer
The Crystal Palace String Quartet offer a professional, reliable service with a proven track record of giving live musical performances of the highest calibre. We are at home in any venue, from small corporate offices and churches to public buildings and world-class arenas.
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Why hire a string quartet?
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 we usually perform as a string quartet, we 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.
We have more than 450 satisfied clients. Here is a random selection of unsolicited feedback.
It was a pleasure working with you on Rachel and Alex’s wedding on Saturday, thank you so much for playing so beautifully, do pass on my thanks to the rest of the quartet as well.
Anil and I wanted to thank you for the wonderful music you played at our 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.