The Derby String Quartet - String Quartet & Trio

This Derbyshire string quartet are well situated to travel throughout the East Midlands and beyond and take great pride in planning programmes from an extensive and versatile repertoire comprising well known classical, jazz and light pop music. They can help you create an elegant atmosphere for your special occasion, whether it be a wedding, garden party, race evening, conference or product launch.

The members have studied at some of Britain’s top Music Schools and Conservatoires including Chethams School of Music, The Birmingham Conservatoire and The Royal Northern College of Music.

This string quartet has performed at a wide range of engagements including a ‘Classical Evening’ at Uttoxeter Race Course, the prestigious Life Magazine’s Annual Awards Dinner, The Mayor’s Civic Dinner and Ball in the Derby Assembly Rooms.

They have entertained at a reception for Princess Anne for the opening of Immingham Docks, and 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.

The string quartet has performed regularly as part of the summer music programme in Derby Market Place and as part of the performance programme at the Royal Derby Hospital and performed at the official opening of the Royal Derby Hospital by Her Majesty the Queen.

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 set perfectly suited to beer festivals and party entertainment.


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The Derby String Quartet - String Quartet & Trio Repertoire


  • Adagio in G – Albinoni/Giazotto
  • Air on the G String – J S Bach
  • Badinerie – J S Bach
  • Brandenburg Concerto no.3 first movement – J S Bach
  • Double violin concerto; second movement – J S Bach
  • Jesu Joy Of Man’s Desiring * – J S Bach
  • Sheep May Safely Graze * – J S Bach
  • Pathétique Sonata – Beethoven
  • In The Depths Of The Temple – Bizet
  • Prelude to Carmen – Bizet
  • Minuet in G – Boccherini
  • First Polovtsian Dance – Borodin
  • Adagio from Violin Concerto – Bruch
  • O Sole Mio – Capua
  • Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
  • Cake-Walk – Debussy
  • The Girl With The Flaxen Hair – Debussy
  • Flower Duet – Delibes
  • Funiculi Funicula – Denza
  • Humoresque – Dvorak
  • Finale from Sonatina in G Minor – Dvorak
  • Song To The Moon – Dvorak
  • Chanson de Nuit – Elgar
  • Chanson de Matin – Elgar
  • Nimrod – Elgar
  • Salut d’Amour – Elgar
  • Berceuse – Fauré
  • Pavane – Fauré
  • Ave Maria * – Gounod
  • Wedding Day At Troldhaugen – Grieg
  • Norwegian Dance No.2 – Grieg
  • Morning Mood – Grieg
  • Halleluia Chorus from The Messiah – Handel
  • Largo from “Xerxes”- Handel
  • Largo from Violin Sonata in D Major – Handel
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
  • Water Music – Handel
  • Canzona – Handoshkin
  • Lark Quartet (first movement) – Haydn
  • Adagio from ‘Secret Garden’ – Lovland
  • Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana”- Mascagni
  • Meditation from Thais – Massanet
  • Song Without Words – Mendelssohn
  • Wedding March- Mendelssohn
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
  • Elvira Madigan – Mozart
  • March from the Marriage of Figaro – Mozart
  • Overture to the Marriage of Figaro – Mozart
  • Andante from Piano Sonata in C K330 – Mozart
  • Rondo Alla Turca – Mozart
  • Symphony No. 40 (first movement) – Mozart
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik – Mozart
  • Barcarolle – Offenbach
  • Kanon in D – Pachelbel
  • Humming Chorus from Madame Butterfly – Puccini
  • O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
  • Nessun Dorma from Turandot – Puccini
  • Trumpet Tune in D – Purcell
  • Two Rondeaux – Purcell
  • Melody in F – Rubinstein
  • Softly Awakes My Heart – Saint-Saëns
  • The Swan – Saint-Saëns
  • Ave Maria * – Schubert
  • Traumerei – Schumman
  • First Miniature Quartet – Stone
  • Danse des Mirlitons from the Nutcracker – Tchaikovsky
  • Reel Fiddlin’ (Traditional Folk Reels) – Various
  • The Lark Ascending – Vaughan Williams
  • Spring and Summer – Vivaldi
  • Here comes the bride – Wagner
  • Walther’s Prize-Song from Die Meistersinger – Wagner


  • Heaven – Adams
  • Abba Medley – Andersson/Ulvaeus
  • Over The Rainbow from The Wizard Of Oz – Arlen
  • She from ‘The Seven Faces of Woman’ – Aznavour
  • Close To You – Bacharach
  • James Bond Theme – Barry
  • We Have All The Time In The World – Barry
  • Let’s Face The Music And Dance (from Follow the Fleet) – Berlin
  • Maria (from West Side Story) – Bernstein
  • One Hand, One Heart “(from West Side Story) – Bernstein
  • Theme from Harry Lime – Bernstein
  • New York New York – Bernstein
  • Hymn – Bond arr. Pavel
  • Songbird – Cassidy
  • Fields of Gold – Cassidy
  • Theme from Pride and Prejudice – Davis
  • Makin’ Whoopee – Donaldson
  • Make you feel my love – Dylan
  • One Day like this – Elbow
  • Rockin’ All Over The World – Fogerty
  • Someone To Watch Over Me – Gershwin
  • Summertime – Gershwin
  • I Got Rhythm – Gershwin
  • The Man I love – Gershwin
  • Killing Me Softly – Gimbel/Fox
  • Relax – Gill/Johnson/Nash/O’Toole
  • Theme from Poirot – Gunning
  • Without You – Ham/Evans
  • Cry Me A River – Hamilton
  • Nights In White Satin – Hayward
  • As Time Goes By – Hupfield
  • La Paloma – Iradier
  • Palladio – Jenkins
  • Your Song – John
  • Candle In The Wind – John/Taupin
  • Pennies from Heaven – Johnson
  • It Had To Be You – Jones
  • Country Club – Joplin
  • Paragon Rag – Joplin
  • The Entertainer – Joplin
  • Ragtime Dance – Joplin
  • Everything I Do, I Do It For You – Kamen
  • Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man(from Showboat) – Kern
  • The Folks Who Live On The Hill – Kern
  • Eleanor Rigby – Lennon/McCartney arr. Reed
  • All You Need Is Love – Lennon/McCartney
  • Got To Get You Into My Life – Lennon/McCartney
  • Let It Be – Lennon/McCartney
  • Yesterday – Lennon/McCartney
  • All I Ask Of You from ‘Phantom of the Opera’ – Lloyd Webber
  • I Could’ve Danced All Night from My Fair Lady – Loewe
  • Moon River (from Breakfast at Tiffany’s) – Mancini
  • Bohemian Rhapsody – Mercury arr. Reed
  • Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Mercury arr. Reed
  • Kashmir – Page, Plant, Bonham arr. Maximoff
  • Gabriel’s Oboe – Morricone
  • Don’t Stop Believing – Perry/Schon/Cain
  • Anything Goes – Porter
  • Every Time We Say Goodbye – Porter
  • Let’s Do It – Porter
  • The Time of My Life (from Dirty Dancing) – Previte/Denicola/Markovitz
  • My Funny Valentine – Rodgers and Hart
  • Con Te Partiro (Time To Say Goodbye) – Sartori
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Sherman
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkley Square (from New Faces) – Sherwin
  • Bridge Over Troubled Water – Simon
  • Feelin’ Good – Simone
  • Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
  • Take The A Train – Strayhorn
  • Moonlight In Vermont – Suessdorf
  • Bittersweet Symphony – The Verve
  • Londonderry Air (Danny boy) – Traditional
  • Scarborough Fair – Traditional arr. Reed
  • Ashokan Farewell – Ungar
  • Have I Told You Lately – Van Morrison
  • At Last – Warren
  • Angels – Williams/Chambers
  • Theme from Fawlty Towers – Wilson
  • California Girls – Wilson arr. Reed

Christmas Selection

  • Sleigh Ride – Anderson
  • White Christmas – Berlin
  • WinterWonderland – Bernard
  • Fariytale of New York – MacGowan and Finer
  • In Dulce Jubilo – Praetorius
  • Troika – Prokofiev
  • Let it snow – Styne
  • The Christmas Song – Torme and Wells
  • We wish you a merry Christmas – Trad arr. Christopherson

The Derby String Quartet - String Quartet & Trio Feedback

The booking process was simple and clear. We booked the string quartet for my daughters wedding and they played beautifully. I was extremely happy with the beautiful music that they played for 2 1/2 hours. Well worth it for a classy wedding. Thank you!

Lorraine Leavesley, , Wedding (July 2019)

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, PS you will be recommended!

Simon and Lorna,

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.

Jo and Kevin,

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

Jim and Toni,

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!

Debbie and Ian,

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!

Mel and Chris,

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