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A huge repertoire pop, classical or baroque - the choice is yours!


Akina Strings has a diverse and constantly expanding repertoire. This allows the group to tailor performances to any event, and any musical taste with  a little input from the client. Our musicians all have many years of musical experience playing live events from appearing with Kanye West to recording with Katherine Jenkins to performing for celebrities such as  George and Amal Clooney and guests and royalty including HRH the Duke of Edinburgh.


We are also experienced hands at arranging cover versions of songs for your event by request  should you have a specific piece of music in mind for your event. Akina String's members have gained a wealth of experience performing at a range of events and celebrations and are equally at home performing to a small  intimate wedding party or a Banquet Hall full of guests or on the concert platform so you can be assured that whatever the occasion, your special day is in the best of hands. We have a strong philosophy of placing you the client at the centre of our work, so with this in mind one of the groups members will work with you, from your initial enquiry until the event itself to plan and select beautiful music for those key moments during your event.


 in addition to the traditional classical repertoire offered by many quartets, allowing us to perform celebrated classics alongside arrangements of movie themes, jazz music or current pop hits. This allows us the flexibility to tailor our performances to suit any event, and musical taste with a little input from the client.

Akina Strings' pool of players have many years experience of playing for live events ranging from appearing with Kanye West to our own performance for George and Amal Clooney and family. We and are also experienced hands at arranging suitable pieces of music should you have a specific request in mind for your occasion.

String Quartet Repertoire


Bach Badinerie

Bach AusMeines Herzens Grunde

Bach Air on G

Bach My Heart Ever Faithful

Bach Bist Du bei Mir

Bach Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring

Bach Sheep May Safely Graze

Bach Arioso

Bach/Gounod Ave Maria

Boccherini Minuet

Bizet Habanera from Carmen

Bizet Toreador's Song from Carmen

Byrd Pavan, the Earle of Salisbury

Byrd Come Kiss Me Now

Charpentier Te Deum

Charpentier Devicto

Chopin Polonaise

Chopin Grande Valse Brillante

Clarke Duke of Denmark's March

Clarke Trumpet Tune

Corelli Concerto Grosso Op.6 no.8 Christmas Concerto

Debussy Girl With the Flaxen Hair

Delibes Flower Duet

Dowland Flow My Tears

Franck Panis Angelicus

Handel Hornpipe in F

Handel La Rejouissance

Handel Halleluiah Chorus

Handel Ombra Mai Fu

Handel Alla Hornpipe

Handel Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba

Handel Coro’

Handel La Paix from the Water Music

Handel Largo from Xerxes

Mendelssohn If with all your hearts

Mendelssohn Wedding March

Monti Czardas

Morely Now is the Month of Maying

Mouret Rondeau

Mozart Divertimento in D

Mozart Divertimento in F

Mozart Divertimento in B Flat

Mozart Der Vogelfanger from The Magic Flute

Mozart Bei Mannern from The MAgic Flute

Mozart Piano Sonata in C Minor

Mozart Symphony no 40- 1

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus

Mozart Eine Kleine Nacht Musik

The Magic Flute

Mozart Bei Mannern from The Magic Flute

Mozart Piano Sonata in C Minor

Mozart Symphony no 40- 1

Mozart Ave Verum Corpus

Mozart Eine Kleine Nacht Musik

Mozart Voi Che Sapete

Offenbach Barcarolle

Pachelbel    Canon

Parry    Jerusalem

Puccini    Nessun Dorma

Puccini    Babbino   Caro

Purcell    Rondo from ‘Abelazar’

Purcell    Chaconne in F from King Arthur

Purcell    Fairy Queen Suite

Schubert    Ave Maria

J. Strauss    Trish Tratsch Polka

Tchaikovsky    Waltz Swan Lake

Tchaikovsky    Waltz- Sleeping Beauty

Tchaikovsky    March Nutcracker Suite

Tchaikovsky    Nutcracker Dance of the Flowers

Vivaldi    Gloria

Vivaldi    Gloria in Excelsis

Vivaldi    Et In Terra Pax

Vivaldi    Laudamas Te

Vivaldi    Laudamas Te

Vivaldi    Domine Fili Unigenite

Vivaldi    Domine Deus, Agnus Dei

Vivaldi    Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram

Vivaldi    Selection from 4 Seasons:

Vivaldi    Autumn, Movement 1

Vivaldi    You Tube video Spring, Movement 2

Vivaldi    Spring, Danza Pastorale

Vivaldi    You Tube video Autumn, Finale

Vivaldi    Winter Largo

Wagner    Bridal Chorus




Arr. Martelli  Greensleeves  

                    The Ash Grove

                    My Love is Like a Red Red Rose


                    Londonderry Air

                    All Through the Night


                    Carrick Fergus


 *Hymns - by Request only Must be agreed at time of booking*




Pierpont     Jingle Bells  Pierpont

Gauntlett    Once in Royal David's City

Gruber    Silent Night

Blanc    Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas

Cahn    Let it Snow  

Wham    Last Christmas

Marks    Rockin' around the Christmas Tree

Tchaik.    March from 'The Nutcracker' Suite & various Ballet waltzes

Martelli    Various Christmas 'Medleys'



Deck the Halls

The 12 Days of Christmas  

We Wish you a Merry Christmas  

We Three Kings of Orient Are

Away in A Manger

Good King Wencleslas

Carol of the Bells

O Come, O Come Emanuel

Two Burgandian Carol Tunes

The First Noel

Fantasie Joyeuse

Es Ist ein Ros' entsprungen

God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen

Little Drummer Boy

Ding Dong Merrily on High


Jazz, Tango, Music hall & Rags







Tango Chromatique

Gardel Por Una Cabeza

La Cumparsita

La Paloma

That's Amore

Sway/Cherry Pink

La Bamba/La Cucaracha

Sweet Georgia Borwn

Clooney Mamabo Italiano

Sherwin A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square

Gershwin Summertime

Gershwin Embraceable you

Gershwin Bess You is My Woman Now

Kern Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

Cole Unforgettable

Porter Why Shouldn't I?

Cassidy Somewhere over the Rainbow

James At Last

Joplin Rags:

Searchlight Rag

The Strenuous Life

Country Club

Rag Tie Dance

The Entertainer

Original Rags

Weeping Willow


Heliotrope Bouquet

Gladiolus Rag

Peacherine Rag

Charlston Selection

Selection of West End & Broadway Music

Pop & Film

The Eagles Hotel California

Beach Boys God Only Knows

Braveheart For the Love of A Princess

Romeo & Juliet Kissing You Theme

Ungar Ashokan Farewell

Glaidator Gladiator theme

Plant Earth Hoppipolla

Jenkins Palladio

Coldplay Viva La Vida

Coldplay Clocks

Adele Rolling in The Deep

Adele Someone Like You

Adele Skyfall

Jeff Buckley Halleluljiah

Beatles All You Need is Love

Beatles And I love her

Beatles A Hard Days Night

Beatles Tomorrow never knows

Beatles Paperback Writer

Beatles When I’m Sixty-Four

Mercury Killer Queen

Mercury Bohemian Rhapsody

Mercury I Want to Break Free

Snow patrol Chasing Cars

Jackson Billie Jean

Radiohead No Surprises

Cohen/Buckley Halleluiah

Denver Annie's Song

Celine Dion My Heart Will go on

Burt Bring me Sunshine

Elbow One Day Like This

Jason Mraz I'm Yours

Van Morrisson Brown eyed girl

Emeli Sande Beneath your Beautiful

Bailey Rae Put your records on

Aerosmith Don't wanna miss a thing

The Kinks You really got me

The Verve Bittersweet Symphony

Bond Selection

Nobody Does it Better (the spy who loved me)

For your eyes only (Sheena Eastman)

Diamonds are Forever

We have All the Time in the World (her Majesty's Secret Service)


Blur The Universal

Sting Fields of Gold Sting

The Mission Gabriel's Oboe

Billy Joel Always a woman Billy Joel

Elvis Presley Can't Help falling in love Elvis Presley

Elvis Presley Love me Tender

Elvis Presley The wonder of you

Barry White You're the first, the ast my Eveerything

Goulding, John Your Song Goulding

Elton John Can You Feel the Love Tonight

Lady Gaga Hit Mix

Lady Gaga Born This Way

Everlasting Love Affair

Nina Simone Feeling Good

Take that Rule the World

Dylan Make you feel my love

Mancini Moon River

Percy Sledge When a man loves a woman

Ronan Keating When you say nothing at all

Christina Perri A Thousand Years

Maine Pyar Kiya Kabootar Ja Ja Ja

Pirates of the Carribean Medley

String Duo Repertoire



Trumpet Tune, Purcell

Trumpet Voluntary, Clarke

Prelude from Te Deum

Le Rejouissance form the Royal Fireworks, Handel

Rondeau, Mouret

Air on The G String, Bach

Bridal Chorus, Wagner

Wedding March, Mendelssohn

Entrance of the Queen of Sheba, Handel

Bouree from the Water Music, Handel

Hornpipe form the water Music, Handel

Ave Maria, Schubert

Ave Maria, Bach-Gounod

Canon, Pachelbel

Sheep May Safely Graze, Bach

Wachet Auf, Bach

Largo from the Four Seasons, Vivaldi

Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Bach

Ode to Joy, Beethoven

Meditation from Thais, Massenet

Arioso, Bach

A selection of Baroque duets, Bach/Handel/Telemann

Mozart Duets for Violin and Viola

Tango Selection

Aerosmith, Don't Wanna Miss a thing


Bittersweet Symphony, The Verve

Bach Brandenburg concerto in G, Bach

Diamonds are forever

James Blunt, Beautiful

Boccherini, Minuet

Brahms, Hungarian Dance

Debussy, Clair De Lune

Delibes, Flower Duet

Dvorak, Humoresque

Dylan/Adele, Make you feel my Love

Elbow, one day like this

Elgar, Chanson De Matin

Elgar, Nimrod

Elgar, Salut D’amore

Faure, Pavane

Por Una Cabeza

Handel, Suites from Water Music

Etta James, at Last

Massenet, Meditation

Puccini, Nessun Dorma

Puccini, Babbino Caro

Saint Saens, the Swan

Strauss, the Blue Danube

Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty Waltz

Vivaldi, Spring from the Four Seasons

Aint Misbehavin’

It’s a Wonderful World, Kern

Kissing You (Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet)

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