The Swift String Quartet - String Quartet & Trio

The members of this quartet met while studying at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London. The drive behind forming the group was to create an ensemble to span all musical genres, from Classics to Jazz standards, Popsongs, to the hits from the West end. With one of their members being a successful composer and arranger, they can provide string quartet versions of any pieces you may request which are not in the published repertoire. With this diverse musical facility they can add a unique atmosphere to your wedding, party or dinner.

The members of the quartet have a wealth of experience in many diverse musical genres. The members have all played with the very best of the British Orchestras:

  • London Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Philharmonia Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Royal Liverpool Philharmonic
  • BBC Concert Orchestra

Regular television and Radio appearances include:

  • Strictly Come Dancing
  • Richard and Judy
  • Top of the Pops
  • CD UK
  • MTV
  • Brit Awards
  • MOBO Awards
  • Proms in the Park
  • Record of the Year

Their classical pop and commercial work includes working with artists and bands such as:

  • Robbie Williams
  • Nigel Kennedy
  • Russell Watson
  • McFly
  • Pet Shop Boys
  • Jose Carreras
  • Meat Loaf
  • Kanye West
  • Gareth Gates
The quartet is also available for corporate functions, private parties and engagements. Through their choice of music and attire they can create a unique style and atmosphere for your individual event.
At your request they can provide music, which complements the style of your occasion. Their more traditional background music can create an elegant quality and they can also take a more central role of entertainment at the event. They are sure that their vast range of repertoire will accommodate your wishes.  
Past Events include: 
  • Opening of the ExCel Centre, Docklands
  • Opening of the Millenium Bridge, London
  • City law firm Christmas parties, dinners & award ceremonies
  • Westminster University Graduation Ceremonies
The quartet can provide you with a few solo items during your event that may have particular significance to you or your proceedings.
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The Swift String Quartet - String Quartet & Trio Repertoire

  • The Lark Quartet - Haydn
  • Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
  • The Barber of Seville - Rossini
  • The Blue Danube - Strauss
  • Viennese Blood - Strauss
  • O Sole Mio - Capua
  • Radetsky March - Strauss
  • Christmas Concerto - Corelli
  • Orchestral Suite - Bach
  • Air on the G string - Bach
  • Flower Duet from 'Lakme' - Delibes
  • Gymnopedie - Satie
  • Three Little Maids from Mikado - Gilbert and Sullivan
  • Humoresque - Dvorak
  • Hallelulia Chorus - Handel
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
  • The Girl with the Flaxen Hair - Debussy
  • Ave Maria - Gounod
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Adagio - Albinoni
  • Wedding March - Mendelssohn
  • Canon - Pachelbel
  • Divertimento in D - Mozart
  • Concerto for 2 violins (mvt.1) - J.S.Bach
  • Divertimento in D - Mozart
  • Winter from Four Seasons (mvt. 2) - Vivaldi
  • Liebesleid - Kreisler
  • Schoen Rosmarin - Kreisler
  • Caprice Viennoise - Kreisler
  • Water Music - Handel
  • Midnight Bells Waltz - Kreisler
  • Londonderry Air
  • Musetta's Waltz - Puccini
  • Andantino from La forza del destino - Verdi
  • Chanson de Matin - Elgar
  • Nimrod from the Enigma Variations - Elgar
  • Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman - Offenbach
  • Tritsch-Tratsch Polka - J. Strauss
  • Galop from La Vie Parisienne - Offenbach
  • Dance of the Blessed Spirits - von Gluck
  • O mio babbino caro - Puccini 

Jazz and Show Tunes

  • Cavatina - S. Myers
  • El Choclo Tango - A. Villoldo
  • Jealousy - J. Gade
  • Cafetin de Buenos Aires - Mores
  • Ragtime Dance - Joplin
  • The Entertainer - Joplin
  • Moon River from Breakfast at Tiffany's - Mancini
  • Someone To Watch Over Me - Gershwin
  • Anything Goes - Cole Porter
  • Tonight from Westside Story - Bernstein
  • Bygone Days - Ivers & Keane
  • All I Ask of You from Phantom - Lloyd Webber
  • Summertime from Porgy and Bess - Gershwin
  • Love Changes Everything – Aspects of Love - Lloyd Webber
  • With One Look from Sunset Blvd - Lloyd Webber
  • Getting Sentimental Over You
  • When I Fall in Love
  • Blue Moon
  • Cabaret
  • Misty
  • Autumn Leaves

Pop Songs / Television & Film Themes

  • Cinema Paradiso - Morricone
  • And I Love Her - Lennon & McCartney
  • When I'm Sixty Four - Lennon & McCartney
  • Can't help Falling in Love - Weiss (Elvis)
  • Here Comes The Sun - George Harrison
  • Only Time - Enya
  • The Children of the Revolution - T Rex
  • Jeepster - T Rex
  • Let Me Entertain You - Robbie Williams
  • Barry White - Barry White
  • Theme from Night Rider
  • Walk About - John Barry
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service - John Barry
  • Angels - Robbie Williams
  • Theme from 'Love Story' - Francis Lai
  • Come Fly with Me - J.Van Heusen
  • That's Amore - Harry Warren
  • She - Elvis Costello
  • Barcelona – Olympic theme - Mercury
  • Fawlty Towers – theme and variations
  • Jeeves and Wooster Theme
  • March of the Day Theme
  • Schindler's List Theme - J. Williams

The Swift String Quartet - String Quartet & Trio Feedback

We were absolutely delighted with the String Quartet who performed at my son’s wedding on Saturday. They kept in touch leading up to the day and were punctual and professional. But best of all, the music was beautiful and created a wonderful atmosphere. It was a fabulous day and their presence made it very special - everyone has commented. A very big thank you from us all.

Susan Elliott, Prested Hall, Colchester, Wedding (August 2021)

We were extremely pleased with the string quartet. Their music added a special touch to a lovely day. Beautifully played music helped to create the perfect ambience for my daughter's wedding reception. Everything was done exactly as requested. Thank you very much!

Richard Hill, , Wedding (April 2018)

Everything was fantastic. The quartet were great, very professional, arrived on time, well dressed and played beautifully. The booking process was fine too.It really was wonderful and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them again. Best regards

Chris and Kay, , none (July, 2014)

It's amazing how time flies, we had two weeks honeymoon then I had another week on business only just returning - our feet haven't touched the ground. We had a fantastic day and the string quartet were fabulous. We wouldn't hesitate to recommend you and them. This for everything. All the best

Chris and Kay, , none (August, 2014)

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