Cardiff String Quartet

Established in 2002, the Cardiff String Quartet is one of the finest, most experienced quartets in the region. In terms of musical quality, versatility and levels of service, the Quartet is a leader in its field. Our players are all handpicked professionals with a wealth of playing and recording experience. 

All that talent wouldn’t mean a thing, however, without great customer service. From finding that obscure Metallica piece to liaising with the venue on the best place to sit, we’ve got it covered.

About Cardiff String Quartet

With well over 10 year’s experience, we’ve played in nearly every venue in South Wales and the West, so we know the people and the spaces and we can help you picture how the quartet can fit into your special day. As a good string quartet, we have the versatility to play any style you desire. Several styles convert very well into string quartet arrangements – jazz/swing, heavy metal, pop, ballads, and folk. We can also accompany the guests at churches for the hymn singing. Over the years, we’ve built up a vast repertoire of music, classical, film and jazz – but primarily, modern, contemporary music.


Rock ‘n Roll/Blues/Pop Songs
Ain’t No Pleasing You by Chaz ‘n Dave
All I Want is You by U2
All of Me by John Legend
Always by Bon Jovi
And I Love Her by the Beatles
Angels by Robbie Williams
Ave Maria (Beyonce’s)
Beautiful Day by U2
Bitter Sweet Symphony by Verve
Blame it on the Boogie by Jackson 5
Blower’s Daughter by Damien Rice
Brown Eyed Girl by Van Morrison
Chasing Cars You by Snow Patrol
Clocks by Coldplay
Colorblind by Counting Crows
Counting Stars by One Republic
Dancing Queen by Abba
Daydream Believer by The Monkees
Diamonds by Rihanna
(The) Dog Days are Over by Florence
Don’t Stop Believing by Journey
Dream a Little Dream of Me by W Schwandt & F Andree
Eleanor Rigby by The The Beatles
Empire State of Mind by Alicia Keys/Jay Z
Endless Love by Lionel Richie
Enter Sandman by Metallica
Everlong by Foo Fighters
Everything by Michael Buble
Everything I do by Bryan Adams
Fall at Your Feet by Crowded House
Feeling Good by Nina Simone
Fields of Gold by Sting
(The) First Time I Saw Your Face (Celine Dion version)
Fix You by Coldplay
Flokjavik by Sigur Ros
For the First Time by The Script
For the Longest Time by Billy Joel
From This Moment On by Shania Twain
Give a Little Bit by Supertramp
God Only Knows by The Beach Boys
Greatest Day by Take That
Groovy Kind of Love by Phil Collins
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
Halo by Beyonce
Happy by Pharrell
Happy Together The Turtles
Have I Told you Lately by Van Morrison
Heartbeats by Gonzalez
Heaven by Bryan Adams
Hello Again by Neil Diamond
Here Comes the Sun by The Beatles
Here, There and Everywhere by Beatles
Hernando’s Hideaway/Light My Fire – Jerry Ross/Doors
Highway to Hell by AC/DC
Home by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zero’s
Hoppipola by Sigur Ros
How Deep is Your Love by the Bee Gee’s
How to Save a Life by The Fray
I Did it My Way (Frank Sinatra)
I Have a Dream (I Believe in Angels) by Abba
I Swear by All for One
I Will Wait by Mumford and Sons
I’m kissing you by Desire
I’m Yours by Jason Mraz
In My Life by Beatles
In My Place by Coldplay
Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
Isn’t She Lovely by Stevie Wonder
It Must be Love by Madness
It’s Not Unusual by Tom Jones
I Want to Hold Your Hand by The Beatles
Just Like Heaven by The Cure
Just the Way you Are by Bruno Mars
Karma Police by Radiohead
Kashmir by Led Zeppelin
Kids by MGMT
Kiss Me by Sixpence None the Richer
La Bamba/La Cucaracha by Trad. Mexican (Ritchie Valence)
Lady in Red by Chris de Burgh
Lay Me Down by Sam Smith
Let it Be by the Beatles
Live and Let Die by Paul McCartney
Love me Like You Do by Ellie Goulding
Love me Tender (Aura Lee) by G Poulton
Love of my Life by Queen
Meet me on the Corner by Lindisfarne
Michael Jackson Medley
Million Love Songs by Take That
(A) Moment Like This by Leona Lewis
Moondance by Van Morrison
Mr Brightside by The Killers
Music to Watch Girls Go By – Andy Williams
No One’s Gonna Love You…. by Band of Horses
November Rain (instrumental intro/finale) Guns ‘n Roses’
One Day Like This by Elbow
Ordinary People by John Legend
Paradise by Coldplay
Patience by Take That
Penny Lane by the Beatles
Perfect by Ed Sheeran
Perfect Day by Lou Reed
Pink Floyd (Medley)
Pirates of the Carribean Theme Tune
P.M’s Love Theme from Love Actually by Craig Armstrong
Pompeii by Bastille
Pretty Woman by Roy Orbison/Satisfaction by the Rolling Stones
Rather Be by Clean Bandits
Rule the World by Take That
Say a Little Prayer by Aretha Franklin
Set Fire to the Rain by Adele
Shape of You by Ed Sheeran
She by Elvis Costello
She Loves You – Beatles
She Wears my Ring – Solomon King
Somebody to Love by Queen
Something in the way she moves by G Harrison
Somewhere Only We Know by Lilly Allen (Keane)
Songbird by Eva Cassidy (Fleetwood Mac)
Stand By Me by Ben E King
Starlight by Muse
Stay with Me by Sam Smith
Sugar, We’re Going Down by Fall Out Boy
Sweet Child O’ Mine by Guns ‘n Roses
The Reason by Hoobastank
Till There Was You by the Beatles
Time of Your Life (Good Riddance) by Greenday
To Make You Feel my Love by Bob Dylan (Adele)
Tonight, Tonight by Smashing Pumpkins
Universal by Blur
Uptown Funk by Bruno Mars
Us by Regina Spektor
Use Somebody by Kings of Leon
Viva La Vida by Coldplay *We also have an accompaniment version for a singer.
Volare – Domenico Modugno
Wake me Up by Avicii
Wake me Up When September Ends by Greenday
Waterfall by Stone Roses
Waterloo Sunset by Kinks
Welcome to the Jungle by Guns ‘n Roses
Whatever by Oasis
When I’m 64 by the Beatles
When You Say Nothing at All by Ronan Keating
When You Were Young by The Killers
Wherever you Will Go by The Calling
Whiter Shade of Pale by Brooke
Wonderful World by Bob Thiele/Louis Armstrong
Wouldn’t it be Nice by Beach Boys’
Yellow by Coldplay
Yesterday by The Beatles
Yesterday Once More by the Carpenters
You and Me Song by the Wannadies
You do Something to Me by Paul Weller
You Raise Me Up by Loveland
You’re the First, the Last, My Everything
Your Song by Elton John
You’re Beautiful by Blunt
Adagio for Strings – Barber
Air on G – J.S.Bach
Andantino (La forza del Destino’) – Verdi
Annie’s Song – Denver
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Ashokan Farewell – Ungar
Ave Maria – Schubert (R)
Ave Maria – Gounod
Ave Verum Corpus – Mozart (R)
Bolero – Hubay
Brandenberg Concerto No 3 (mvmts 1 & 3) J.S.Bach
Canon and Gigue – Pachelbel
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Chanson De Nuit – Elgar
Chi Mai Enrico – Morriconi
Concerto for Two Violins (2nd movement) – J.S.Bach
Concerto in F (2nd Movement) – Gershwin
Dance Macabre – Saint-Saens
Dance of the Swans (Swan Lake) – Tchaikovsky
Divertimento in Bb – Mozart
Divertimento in D – Mozart
Divertimento in F – Mozart
Ego Sum Panis Vivus – Palestrina (R)
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
El Choclo – A Villoldo
Flower Duet – Delibes
Folk Tune Air; Fiddler’s Fury – Safford
Four Seasons (selected movements) – Vivaldi
Gymnopedie No. 1 – Eric Satie
Hallelujia Chorus (The Messiah) – Handel (R)
Holberg Suite – Grieg
Hornpipe’ Water Music – Handel
Humoresque – Dvorak
Hungarian Dance – Brahms
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach (R)
La Cumparsita – G Rodriguez
La Rejouissance – Handel
Largo – Handel
March in D Major – Handel
Marriage of Figaro Overture – Mozart
Meditation from Thais – Massenet
Nimrod from the Enigma Variatons – Elgar
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Palladio – Karl Jenkins
Panis Angelicus – Frank (R)
Pavane – Faure
Polovtsian Dances – Borodin
Salut D’Amour – Elgar
Serenade for Strings – Elgar
Sleepers Awake – J.S.Bach
Sleeping Beauty (A Night at the Ballet Waltz) Tchaikovsky
Swan Lake Waltz – Tchaikovsky
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary – J Clarke
Two Rondeaux – Purcell
Water Music Suite (various movements) – Handel
Wedding March – Wagner
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Wedding March from the Sound of Music – Rodgers

Why a String Quartet is a Perfect Addition to Your Wedding Reception

Looking for a way to add elegance and sophistication to your wedding reception? Consider hiring a string quartet! Their exquisite sound creates an unparalleled ambience, and their versatility makes them a perfect addition to any celebration. In this article, we’ll delve into why a string quartet is an ideal choice for your big day and how you can choose the right group for your needs.

The Beauty of a String Quartet.

A string quartet is a delicate, soothing ensemble consisting of two violins, a viola and a cello. Their performance creates a beautiful atmosphere that can set the tone for any occasion but is especially perfect for weddings. The elegant sound of their instruments will bring an emotional richness to the event that will impress you and your guests. The beauty of a string quartet lies in their harmonious ability to meld all four instruments into one sweet melodious sound that will enhance your wedding reception with elegance and grace.

Flexibility and Versatility in Song Selection.

One of the many advantages of hiring a string quartet for your wedding reception is their flexibility and versatility in song selection. Most string quartets have an extensive repertoire including everything from, classical music to modern pop hits, and this means that they can cater to a wide range of musical preferences and create a customized playlist that will appeal to everyone attending your wedding. You can choose songs that are special to you as a couple, or leave the selections up to the professionals who know how to set the perfect mood for any moment. With their ability to adapt to different musical styles, a string quartet is a perfect addition to any wedding reception, whether it’s a traditional ceremony or a non-traditional celebration.

Creating an Atmosphere of Elegance and Romance.

Hiring a string quartet for your wedding reception is one of the best ways to create an atmosphere of elegance and romance on your special day. The beautiful sound of four musicians playing together in harmony can fill the room with warmth, love, and joy. Whether you’re looking for a classic and sophisticated feel or a more modern vibe, a string quartet can provide the perfect background music for any occasion. From the pre-ceremony music to the first dance and beyond, a string quartet can set the tone for your entire wedding reception, leaving your guests feeling happy, relaxed, and entertained.

They provide smooth transitions between wedding events.

One of the reasons why a string quartet is a perfect addition to your wedding reception is that it can provide smooth transitions between wedding events. For example, during cocktail hour, a string quartet can play soft and soothing background music that helps guests relax and get in the mood for celebration. When it’s time for guests to move to the main reception area, the quartet can smoothly transition into more upbeat and energetic music that sets the tone for dinner and dancing. The quartet can also seamlessly transition from one special moment to another during the reception, such as playing soft background music during speeches or dedicating a song to the newlyweds during their first dance. With their versatility and talent, a string quartet can help make your wedding reception flow seamlessly from start to finish.

Adding a personal touch to your special day.

Adding a personal touch to your wedding day can make it even more memorable and special. One way to do this is by choosing customized music for your ceremony or reception. A string quartet can work with you to select pieces that hold special meanings for you and your partner or fit within a certain theme or mood. They can also arrange popular songs in their unique style, making them perfect for the occasion. Whether you want classical music, modern hits, or a combination of both, a string quartet can create an unforgettable soundtrack that reflects your personality and love story. By working closely with them, you can ensure that every moment of your wedding day is filled with beautiful music that resonates with you and your guests.


Can honestly say that the quartet was one of the best parts of our wedding. Blending classical and rock as well as the sudden rush back in for the Star Wars cantina song. What can I say, 10 out of 10 would recommend purely for recreation as well as for official functions!

Chris B

​”Thank you so much for being part of our wedding day. We cannot praise the attitude and quality of your performance enough. The quartet was punctual, polite, impeccably presented and overall sounded incredible. They played prior to the ceremony during the guest’s arrival, brides entrance and drinks reception. They created a perfect atmosphere and really engaged with the guests. We would recommend them and would certainly have them perform again if the occasion presents. Forever grateful.

Rhys and Harriett Redford

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