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 corporate functions, weddings, civil partnerships, TV shows, studio recordings, cruises, concerts, or any other kind of event.
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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 300 satisfied clients. Here is a random selection of unsolicited feedback.
It was lovely meeting you all and the feedback has been great, really happy. I’ll keep in touch with you about any other events that come up as we would love to use you again.
Brendan and I would just like to thank all of you for making our drinks reception at our wedding extremely special. The string quartet sounded fantastic and gave the reception a very relaxed and welcoming atmosphere. We had so many guests commenting how beautiful your music was and we both thought you sounded fantastic. Any future events and you would be the first we call.