Musicians for events - concerts - corporate work & weddings
A professional string quartet providing music for church services, civil ceremonies, civil partnerships and humanist ceremonies
The Akina String Quartet consists of two violins anviola and a cello. The group perform at weddings and events in the Thames Valley and across the South East of England working from their base in Berkshire. The ensemble aims to provide a friendly, approachable and professional service, working to provide muisc to set the scene for any type of marriage celebration or ceremony. The string quartet itself is an extremely popular choie for weddings, unsurprisingly so given the flexible nature of the instruments in the group being able to develop and adapt their sound to different sizes of venues appropriately. We also provide string duos for more intiamte celebrations that have a smaller number of guests.
Please note this is entirely at our discretion and must be agreed at the time of booking.
Music for all parts of your wedding day
String quartet music music has long been associated with weddings, whether presenting music for the wedding ceremony itself or the wedding breakfast/champagne reception later in the celebrations. The main points that an ensemble would typically perform at during the wedding ceremony itself would be whilst guests and the wedding party assemble, for the entrance of the Bride, the signing of the registers, and the exit of the Bridal Party. Later in the day in addition to music for the drinks reception and the wedding breakfast, couples often request music to be performed at the line-up whilst they greet wedding guests before the formal meal begins.
Classical, Jazz, Pop or Traditional - the Choice is yours!
There are some beautiful and very famous pieces of music that are synonmous with string quartets and are widely used to great efefect at weddings. . So, whether you would like to hear an Air by Bach, a Canon by Pachelbel or an arrangement of Fields of Gold, our extensive selection of musical arrangements cover pop, classical, baroque, jazz music as well as traditional favourites. If you have a specific piece of music in mind then we do offer an arrangement service by request for an additional fee please contact us for further details.
Can you perform music to compliment a wedding theme?
Many people choose to plan their special day around a theme; sometimes this theme can be inspired by something as straightforward as a colour or season for example, Spring or Autumn. There are many numbers of different wedding themes but popular sources of inspiration at the moment include 'shabby chic', fairy tale, romantic and vintage weddings. Some weddings are themed around a specific culture or country for example a Japanese or Arabian theme. If you are having a specific theme then you may like to deviate away from the traditional choiecs of ceremonial music this can work but requires careful planning to ensure a good balance of music.
Which areas do you cover?
We cover Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London. We can also travel further afield by request.
Akina Strings wedding fees:
Please contact us with your requirements using the contact form on our enquiries page to receive a quote tailored to your day.
" The Akina Quartet are professional, reliable and clearly established musicians. They made a tremendous contribution to our wedding day at Wokingham Town Hall in April this year. They have a varied repertoire and were able to play the music that we love to an exceptional standard. I have no reservations in recommending them to anyone who is looking for a great professional string quartet to enhance their wedding or event. Many thanks!"
Debbie, Bride Wokingam Town Hall
"The Akina String Quartet played really beautifully during our wedding reception and we are so grateful to them for helping to create such a lovely atmosphere for our guests. They are skilled musicians who play a wide range of music and also really helped us in picking the sort of music that would work well for our wedding day. While the photographer did his thing, the quartet moved to the room next to the balcony so that all the guests could continue listening to them play; these little thoughtful things really helped to make our wedding day so special. The quartet arrived well on time and were prompt and professional. I would warmly recommend them to anyone thinking of having a string quartet at any event."