MUSIC

We offer a broad selection of string quartet music suitable for any occasion. You may prefer to choose the music yourself or to leave the choice to us. Please feel free to browse through the repertoire list and listen to the music clips. In addition to the suggestions here, arrangements of your favourite tunes are often possible on request.

A selection of string quartet pieces recorded by The Derventio String Quartet

Our Repertoire 

The string quartet’s music repertoire is in two lists; Classical and Light.

Our classical repertoire features classical string quartet music suitable for all occasions

Our Light Repertoire will add musical style, sophistication and fun to any event.

*Soloist, duo and trio repertoire is available on request.

Having problems finding the music you want us to play?

If there is a piece of string quartet music that you would like us to play that is not listed, please contact us as arrangements can often be made on request.

FAQ’s

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you will find answers to the questions we are most often asked. If you have any other questions that are not answered below, please get in touch.

How do the musicians dress?
Unless otherwise requested we wear smart, black evening wear.

What do you require at the venue?
We need four chairs without arms, and an area about 8 foot square. It is helpful to appoint someone to liaise with us, for example to signal the entrance of the bride or the start of speeches. Usually this is done by staff at the venue, but it would be useful if you could confirm this with your co-ordinator beforehand.

Do you play outdoors?
We often play outside on grass or a hard surface, but for the sake of the instruments – as well as our fingers – we need a minimum temperature of about 65 F (18 C) as well as shelter from wind, rain or direct sunlight. Please inform your venue that you may want us to play outdoors so that arrangements can be made for shelter and chairs.

Does the quartet take a break?
To maintain the high quality of sound, we will need to take a short break of around 10 minutes every hour. Breaks are part of the time you have booked us for.

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