DERVENTIO QUARTET IS A PROFESSIONAL STRING QUARTET BASED IN DERBYSHIRE AND IS WELL SITUATED TO TRAVEL THROUGHOUT THE EAST MIDLANDS AND BEYOND.
WE CAN HELP YOU CREATE AN ELEGANT ATMOSPHERE FOR YOUR SPECIAL OCCASION, GARDEN PARTY, RACE EVENING, CONFERENCE OR PRODUCT LAUNCH.
DERVENTIO STRING QUARTET TAKE GREAT PRIDE IN PLANNING PROGRAMMES FROM AN EXTENSIVE AND VERSATILE REPERTOIRE COMPRISING WELL KNOWN CLASSICAL, JAZZ AND LIGHT POP MUSIC.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Comprises violin, viola and cello. Derventio Trios play a range of classical music and lighter repertoire.
Comprises two violins, or violin and viola. Derventio Duos play a range of classical music for smaller functions or ceremonies.
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.
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.
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 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.
Thankyou, thankyou, thankyou for your wonderful music at Nicholas and Hayley’s wedding on Saturday. It made what was already a fabulous day even more magical. Your musicianship and professionalism was commented upon by all of our family and friends who were all stunned by your varied repertoire, Good luck in all that you do and thank you once again.
Many thanks for a fabulous performance. Everyone thought that your quartet really added a touch of class to the wedding. You truly made it a memorable day, especially the Tenacious D number.
Just a quick thank you to all of you for yesterday. Everyone commented on how fantastic you were, I’m just sorry I didn’t get chance to thank you all in person. Your music really made the ceremony special for us, Thanks again
Dear All, Just a short note to say a huge thank you for making our wedding day at Shottle Hall on 10th July so special. We as well as all of our guests, thought you were all fantastic and enjoyed your performance so much. With Best Wishes
‘When I walked into the hospital I was in a lot of pain and grumpy. I heard the music playing and it lifted my spirit and mood. I would rather listen to beautiful music than face the pain I live with daily. Thank you for you lovely sound, I hope to see you again. ‘Lovely to hear and watch’ ‘More! More! More!’ ‘The String Quartet sounded fantastic!’
We just wanted to say a massive ‘thank you’ to you all in the Derventio Quartet. You made our day so special and we have had some many comments about the music (all good!) Thank you again!
Just to say thank you for helping to make my surprise party such a success last Saturday. Your playing and choice of music was delightful and made all the difference to the proceedings. Best wishes for the continued success of the quartet.
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were brilliant! We’ve had so many comments from people saying how much they enjoyed the music. Rob and I really appreciated the hard work you put in to learning two new songs they were beautiful.
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. It really did make our day the perfect wedding day – a day we will remember for the rest of our lives. Many people commented on how much they enjoyed listening to you.
Thank you for the enjoyable repertoire of music you played wonderfully for Helena and Lee’s wedding. We all had a lovely day and thank you for helping to make special.
We would like to thank you for your fantastic performance and contribution to what was just an unbelievable day. Everyone said how much they enjoyed the music by the quartet. Once again thank you very much, all the best. Hope we get the chance to listen to your performances again.
Just a note to thank you for playing at our wedding. All our guests commented on how lovely your music was. Thank you again.
Just wanted to say so much for providing us with wonderful music before and during our wedding…Everyone commented on how fabulous you were – and we thought so too! It really made our day especially the fact that you were able to play some Moody Blues songs for us. Thank you and wishing you the very best for the future. We would have no hesitation in recommending you to friends and family and couples wanting that something extra special for their events.
We are writing to thank you for the lovely music at our wedding. Everyone enjoyed it and many have complimented us since on our choice. We would not hesitate to recommend you to others.
Thank you so much for playing so beautifully at our wedding. It set the perfect scene for a perfect day and added to a happy and lively atmosphere. And, as I hope was evident from the applause, everyone present really appreciated it. Jordan and I enjoyed the day so much thanks to everyone’s hard work, and I’m so glad you were all part of the day. Many thanks and much love
This is just to say a big thank you for providing us with such a delightful addition to our service last Sunday. You were back by popular demand as everyone requested that you play again this year. It was an absolute pleasure to listen to your music.
Thank you for all the great music on our wedding day and for helping us pick the music. Lots of our guests commented on the music, and how much they enjoyed it.
…The performance you put on was brilliant, you even managed to find the piece of music we requested which was great! You were worth every penny and your input into the most memorable day or our lives was so important to us both. Thank you all very very much. P.S. you will be recommended!
We can’t thank you enough for making our day so special. You were the icing on the cake. Your playing was beautiful and added to the whole ambiance. I heard many of my favourites and you gave us and our guests great pleasure. Many, Many thanks,
I am writing to thank you for playing at the World AIDS Day Service… It was absolutely gorgeous! The music was perfect and I speak for many people when I say it really enhanced the service. Thank you for all your support and hard work.
Thank you for helping to make our day so special – particularly for playing ‘Heaven’ and for venturing outside during the photographs!
Just a quick note to say a huge thank you for your involvement in our wedding. Everyone commented on how lovely it was to have a string quartet playing. We especially loved your rendition of ‘Love is all you need’ – it brought the biggest smiles to our faces as we walked back down the aisle. Thank you so much!
Thank you so much for your fantastic music which helped to make our wedding reception so special. Your music really added to the atmosphere and our big day wouldn’t have been the same without you.
Thank you for making Saturday such a wonderful occasion. The Quartet was a joy to listen to and in spite of over 100 guests chattering at full volume! Many people commented on the high quality of your playing and the variety of your repertoire.
Thank you for playing so beautifully at our wedding. We had such a special day and we are so grateful for the part you played.
Just wanted to say a massive thank u for the rocky music think everyone loved it especially sean lol! Thanks again sorry i never got chance to say hello it was all a but if a whirlwind. Thanks.
Thank you for being part of our special day. Your string quartet was fantastic and really did add a touch of class to the day. Thank you for stepping in when we had the power cut in the church – it really did give us something to talk about! You came highly recommended and we shall also be passing that on. Many thanks again,
We just wanted to say a huge thank you to you all for making our wedding unique with your beautiful music. Everyone has commented on how lovely it was to hear your music in the church and then to follow at the reception. We will recommend you to everyone for their future weddings, we couldn’t be happier! Thank you
The day could not have been the success it was without your presence and contribution. It was absolutely splendid and gave our event a very classy feel to it. A number of VIP guests did enquire who you were, including our Chairman Emeritus, Sir Alan Jones. Please pass on our heartfelt thanks to everyone in ‘Derventio’. It really was a special event and you should be proud of the part you all played in that success.
Just to say a big thank you to all members of the quartet for playing so beautifully on the occasion of Laura and Jack’s wedding last Friday. It created a wonderful ambience and was enjoyed by all. Many thanks,
Gareth & I would like to thank you all so much for playing at our wedding reception. Our guests really enjoyed listening to your music, we received many comments on the day (and since the day) about how beautiful it was hearing you play…..I sincerely hope that we will get the opportunity to hear you play again in the future.
Josh and I would just like to say thank you to Derventio Quartet for playing at our wedding, sorry I didn’t get to say thank you in person after you finished. You were all brilliant,
Hi just a quick note to say many thanks for playing at our wedding on Saturday, the trio were amazing and everyone commented on you and said it made the drinks reception. I’m sorry the timings I gave you where a bit off, the service didn’t take as long as we where advised and our driver took the most direct route to the venue, but you managed to make it work! Many many thanks,
Just wanted to say a huge thankyou for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. You all were fantastic and we would recommend you to anyone wanting to make their day even more special! Everyone commented on the quartet and you really made our service special ! Thankyou again to all of you
Hello – we’d just like to say thanks for playing at our wedding on August 24th. The guests were extremely impressed – you really did add to what was a wonderful day.
THANK YOU…Well guys the celebrations and honeymoon is now over and we are faced once again with the harsh reality of work. We just want to say a really big thank you to the incredible string Quartet! The experience was truly enjoyed by all! The sounds were clearly heard thought the church, it was a match made in heaven. We can’t thank you enough for putting on such a great performance. All the best for the future.
We would just like to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding back in November. Derventio were recommended to us by our chosen wedding venue and I am so glad we decided to go with them. We had continual email contact with Derventio from the day we booked the wedding to the day before the wedding. They were open to our ideas and happy to make suggestions to make sure the music was perfect for our ceremony. Unfortunately being the bride I did not get to hear Derventio play as the guests arrived, but I was told they were fantastic, which they definitely were for our actual ceremony. We would highly recommend Derventio for anyone looking for a quartet to play at their wedding! Thanks again for the wedding card, such a lovely thought.
Just wanted to thank you all for playing at our wedding and for the wedding card it was a lovely thought. Your performance was fantastic and our guest and ourselves loved listening to every minute of your music. Thank you so so much for making our big day special.
I just want to say a huge ‘Thank you!!’ The string quartet was amazing!! Everyone commented on how good you all were and a lot of the men noticed the modern songs green day, snow patrol and thought it was a good mix. I am just gutted I missed the playing before the ceremony, I really wish I had asked someone to record it. O’Holy Night and Moonriver was just how I imagined it. I was strong and managed not to cry at O’holy night!(I normally do) We will be recommending you in the future and we would be happy to do any testimonial you need us to. Thank you again,
Just wanted to say a massive thank you to you all for the beautiful music at the wedding. Everyone commented on how nice it was and Kirsty and I were really happy with it. I hope you all weren’t too cold! Thank you for being a part of our special day.
Thank you to all Derventio Quartet for providing such a beautiful atmosphere and excellent range of music making our perfect day at Kedleston Hall. Many Thanks and Kind Regards,
Thank you so much for your lovely music on our wedding day at Thrumpton Hall. We loved what you did and lots of our guests commented on how good you were :) Thank you for helping to make our day so perfect.
Many thanks for the music you played at Michelle and Mikey’s wedding on Saturday. It complemented Tissington and the occasion and it helped to make a great day for the hosts and guests.
My wife Jo and I, would like to thank you for playing such a special part in our wedding celebration. Your support and encouragement during the entire planning process and the ambience you created on both of our special days was far beyond our expectation, thank you. It goes without saying that Jo and I will not hesitate to contact you again for future events which we will no doubt be hosting at ‘the venue‘.
On behalf of Ashfield Harmony could I thank you so much for your support at our concert this evening. The choir and the audience have greatly appreciated your company and your musicianship.
Thank you so much for playing at the wedding, so many people have commented on how wonderful the string quartet were. The day flew by so quickly, we still seem to be catching up. I’m sorry to be writing so late and I was unable to chat with you on the day, the music was beautiful, and Hattie was thrilled by her Beauty and the Beast. I don’t know whether you noticed how many people sung along, quite funny really. Please pass our sincere thanks to the rest of the quartet.
Thank you so much for the beautiful music you played at our wedding. I apologise for not getting chance to thank you in person – everything went a little fast after stepping out of the church. Everyone commented on how beautiful the music was and I absolutely LOVED walking in to the Butterfly Waltz! Many, many thanks,
I just wanted to say a massive thank you for playing at our wedding in Kedleston Hall. The music and set up was perfect for the venue and made the ceremony and after drinks incredibly special. Our only regret is we didn’t manage to say a personal thank you to all of you before you left. Please pass on our thanks to the others.
A huge thank you to you all for providing such wonderful music on Saturday at Haddon Hall and for waiting patiently for my mother’s arrival. Everyone enjoyed your playing and especially the impromptu collaboration with my brother in law. All the special requests (eg Barry White) were also appreciated and noted, so thank you again. With my very best wishes
Just wanted to say a huge thank you for Saturday night! Did not get chance to say thank you on the night in all our chaos!!! The ball was a huge success, I hope you enjoyed playing in the venue as well, what a fabulous place! Thank you so much for your wonderful music and professionalism, you helped make a fab night! With thanks and best wishes,