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An elegant atmosphere for special occasions

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An elegant atmosphere for special occasions

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Whether it be a wedding, garden party, race evening, conference or product launch.

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Derventio Quartet studied at some of Britain’s top music colleges.


An elegant atmosphere for special occasions

Derventio String Quartet Weddings



Elegance on your Special Day

The Derventio String Quartet understands the importance and significance of your wedding day and would be delighted to provide a special and elegant touch to your day, whether it is the ceremony, drinks reception, wedding breakfast, or for the whole day.

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Special Occasions


Quartet music makes any occasion special

Derventio String Quartet would be delighted to provide an elegant atmosphere to your special occasion, whether it is a birthday, anniversary or banquet. You can rest assured of a subtle and sophisticated musical accompaniment to your special occasion.

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Corporate Events


Add a touch of glamour and style to your event.

The Derventio String Quartet would be happy to provide a stylish atmosphere for any corporate occasion from product launches and openings to Christmas parties. With a wide and varied repertoire, the quartet can provide a classical or light, jazzy background for any occasion.

The Quartet has a wide and varied repertoire and we are confident that you will find the type of music you are looking for.  You may prefer to choose the music yourself or leave the choice to us. In addition, arrangements of your favourite tunes are often possible on request.  Please browse through the repertoire list and listen to the music clips, and contact us for any further information and help with your music choices.  If you already have an event and style in mind, please indicate this on the enquiry form. We will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Prices for the String Quartet start from £460.


Created for a smaller budget, a smaller venue, or simply a more intimate experience

Derventio String Quartet also offers smaller ensembles; soloists, duos, trios or a pianist. These options were devised to cater for those events on a smaller budget or at a smaller venue.  This is also perfect if you would just like a bit more musical variety at your special event.  We’re a versatile bunch and can provide you with a variety of ensembles to fit any occasion and venue giving you the flexibility to have live music during all parts of your special day to suit any budget.  You could have a string quartet for your ceremony, a soloist for the drinks reception and a pianist for the wedding breakfast. If you are having a small party or it’s just in a more intimate setting, then a string duo or trio might be the answer.


Derventio Trios

Comprises violin, viola and cello. Derventio Trios play a range of classical music and lighter repertoire.

Derventio Duos

Comprises two violins, or violin and viola. Derventio Duos play a range of classical music for smaller functions or ceremonies.


Derventio Soloist

Either a violin, or viola, or cello. Derventio soloists play a selection of classical, light and folk repertoire. This is particularly suited for wedding ceremonies in small venues, small drinks receptions and wedding breakfasts (up to 50 guests).
You can also request a violinist to be a wandering minstrel at your drinks reception or meal.


Derventio Pianist

Our pianist performs a wide range of classical and light music. Our pianist can provide a digital piano for events where there is no piano available.

Derventio Harpist

Our harpist performs a wide range of classical and light music. Please contact us if you wish to engage our harpist for your event.

With Derventio Options there are lots of possibilities and we can create any combination especially to suit you. Please contact us to discuss what would work best for you and for a tailor made quotation.  Feel free to browse through our repertoire and listen to the music clips. *Please note that repertoire for smaller string ensembles is more limited than for full quartet and is mostly classical music. For further information on Derventio Options or quartet music, please contact Derventio Quartet using the enquiry form, and we will be happy to answer any questions you may have. Prices for Derventio Options start from £230.


Derventio Quartet was formed in Derby in 2001. Our principal players Laura, Rob, Sarah and Rachael have studied at some of Britain’s top music schools, including The Royal College of Music, Chethams, The Birmingham Conservatoire and The Royal Northern College of Music.

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Derventio Quartet has performed at a wide range of engagements including a reception for Princess Anne for the opening of Immingham Docks, the official opening of the Royal Derby Hospital by Her Majesty the Queen, a ‘Classical Evening’ at Uttoxeter Race Course, the prestigious Life Magazine’s Annual Awards Dinner and The Mayor’s Civic Dinner and Ball in the Derby Assembly Rooms.

The string quartet has also recently played a Maida Vale studio session for Radio 1 with hip hop artist ‘Baby J’, followed by further appearances on BBC Radio, at London’s iluvlive festival and a nationwide tour with rapper ‘Sway’ and African Drummer Richard Olatunde Baker.

Individually, members have performed at The Royal Albert Hall, The Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican, Nottingham Theatre Royal, Nottingham Castle, The Bridgewater Hall, Granada Studios, Derby Playhouse, Old Trafford and the Chatsworth House private theatre.

The quartet also performs a popular rock and pop programme and has performed at various beer festivals and outdoor gigs.

As a string quartet, the group plays regularly for weddings, gigs, corporate events and special occasions at venues nationwide.

Click the button to see a list of venues where the Derventio String Quartet has performed.


What people say about Derventio

For further information, please contact Derventio Quartet using the enquiry form.
The string quartet will be happy to answer any questions you may have.