What is the difference between the Harmony String Quartet and Harmony String Trio? The Quartet has 4 musicians playing in the ensemble (violin, violin, viola and cello) whereas the Trio has 3 musicians (violin, viola and cello). The repertoire does not change for the trio so they are ideal for the smaller venue or a budget!
Where are you based and are you able to travel? Harmony String Quartet is based in Manchester, however we have musicians based in Sheffield, Liverpool, Leeds and Yorkshire (to name but a few). We are able to travel to perform at your event.
Do you do any special offers? Yes! Look out for our special offers in January and February and also our "wedding fayre" discount.
Can I listen to you play? Yes! We perform at various wedding fayres throughout the year so look out for our notifications and we will keep you updated! The Quartet & Trio have various recordings that we can send through to you so you can have a listen.
What will the musicians wear? We tend to dress to suit the occasion, ladies in long black and gents in black suits. However we can offer the option to make it more formal with the ladies in colourful dresses and the gents in suits (like wedding guests). Your decision!
How do we secure a booking? If we are free for your event then a non-refundable deposit of £150 is required to secure your booking with Harmony String Quartet. Please contact Charli to discuss.
What do the musicians require on the day? The musicians will require an armless chair each (quartet = 4 armless chairs etc.) They require a performance space of 3m x 2m. We will never say no to a coffee or a tea either :) On bookings over 4 hours we request that food be provided for the musicians.
I can't find a song I want on your repertoire list, are you able to arrange this for me? Yes we can for a small cost of £50 per arrangement.
Can the musicians play outside? Yes! However due to the musicians' instruments being incredibly valuable we can't play outside if there is any sign of rain, it is too cold (MU states lowest temperature is 17degC) or windy. Likewise with intense heat from sunlight so in the summer, shade is necessary.