Who we are

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 nine years. Based in Southeast London, the quartet will travel to wherever you or your clients require first-class musical performances: for weddings, civil partnerships, corporate functions, TV shows, studio recordings, cruises, concerts, or any other kind of event.

You can read about the musicians, watch demo videos and hear selected sound clips.

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.

Our huge repertoire ranges from Baroque to Bollywood and from Gershwin to Lady Gaga, and covers every genre in between!

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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 300 satisfied clients. Here is a random selection of unsolicited feedback.

I would just like to take this opportunity to say a massive thank you for your efforts on Friday. For everyone there you added an extra special touch to a fantastic day. Your  quartet looked and sounded brilliant and if I ever require a string quartet again, I will not hesitate to look you guys up. Once again many thanks.

Luke, August 2011

This is to say "thank you" to you and your fellow musicians for providing such beautiful music on Saturday evening.  It really set the tone and it was super to have people arriving to such a special ambiance. Everyone said how great the musicians were. Thank you for helping make the celebration of Peter's life such a jolly and very special occasion.

Gai, August 2010