The Akina String Quartet provides captivating musical entertainment for a variety of events and special occasions across Berkshire and South East England.

The Akina String quartet was established in 2010 by four versatile young musicians who brought with them many years of experience performing at high profile events with other professional groups in the UK and beyond. The ensemble quickly established a reputation for providing exquisite music and the ensemble has now expanded and is built on a core body of professional players all of whom have studied at top Conservatoires.

The Akina String Quartet are highly adaptable and are equally comfortable performing for Royalty, entertaining guests at corporate events, providing the perfect background music for Weddings and other ceremonies as well as performing recitals and delivering engaging education projects to schools.

Highlights of Akina String Quartet’s booking history include ;

  • Entertaining George and Amal Clooney at the UK celebration of their marriage at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa

  • Performing at Frogmore House for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award alongside Katie Melua. Guests included HRH Prince Edward.

  • A two year residency at the Royal Henley Regatta performing for invited guests on the exclusive Temple Island

  • A concert performance with composer Patrick Hawes, former Royal Harpist Claire Jones, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and Aliquando Choir 

  • Concert performance in Blackmoor, Hampshire to celebrate the upcoming tercentenary of pioneering naturalist Gilbert White's birth. The performance was a world premiere of a Phil Andrews work entitled  'A purer air: A musical portrait of Gilbert White'

 

Notable venues have included Basildon House, Coworth Park, Donnington Grove Country Club, Frogmore House, Hedsor House, Lilibrooke Manor, Northcote House (De Veres), Reading Town Hall, Riverdale Barn, Sheepdrove Farm, Temple Island (Henley Regatta), The Beaumont Estate, The Lexicon, Tylney Hall, Ufton Court, Warbrook House and Grange, Wasing Park, Wokingham Town Hall

 

The Akina String Quartet sat in front of a large stone fireplace in a banuqeting hall

The Akina String Quartet players have appeared at many high profile events and prestigious concert venues including The Brit Awards, The Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, The Purcell Rooms, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, Westminster Abbey, London, Windsor Castle, St David's Hall, Cardiff, Wales' Millennium Centre, Cardiff, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester, Symphony Hall, Birmingham and the private residence of the Late William Walton on the Mediterranean island of Ischia, Italy.

We'd love to hear from you if would like any further information about the services we provide. 

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