Cheshire Strings

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Cheshire Classical String Quartet



Electric Violinist Hire

Cheshire Strings is available in several formats and the most popular option is their solo electric violin performing with backing tracks. With an incredible sound and a completely modern dynamic, the performance is ideal for receptions and parties.

Classical String Quartet HIre

Founded at one of the top UK music conservatoires, The Royal Northern College of Music, Cheshire Strings specialise in the provision of high quality live music for weddings, functions, galas, christenings, product launches, corporate events and more in the North West of England.
The four members are all highly trained professional musicians. They have a wealth of experience performing in venues all over Europe  including The Wigmore Hall, Purcell Room, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Dukes Hall RAM, St John Smith Square, Versaille Palace France, Munich Cathedral, Manchester's Bridgewater Hall, Edinburgh Usher Hall, Edinburgh Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Castle, Edinburgh Cathedral,  Birmingham Concert Hall, Nottingham Concert Hall, Aberdeen City Music Hall, Manchester Town Hall, Cultural Palace Romania, Budapest Cathedral, Glasgow concert hall, Ripon Cathedral, the Krakow, Prague and Bucharest music conservatoires and more.

Cheshire Strings are perfect for performances at weddings, drinks receptions and high profile events. They can be hired as a duo, a string trio or the full classical string quartet and have a varied repertoire to suit any occasion.

 Previous clients & Venues include:

  • Harvey Nichols, Manchester
  • Manchester Art Gallery
  • The National Trust
  • Team Spirit
  • Tatton Park, Cheshire
  • Stoke on Trent City Council
  • Thornton Manor, Wirral
  • Peckforton Castle, Cheshire
  • Manchester town hall
  • The Trafford Centre, Manchester
  • Edinburgh Castle

Line up & Options:

Solo electric violin

Additional options:

  • Duo: violin and cello or 2 x violins
  • Trio: Add cello
  • Quartet: Add viola

Performance times:

Performances can be from 1 - 4 hours subject to requirements

Selected Repertoire:

The solo violin repertoire includes much of the music below.

Violin Duo Repertoire
Bach - Double Violin Concerto
Bach - Air on the G string
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Minuet from Piano Suite 7
Bach - Loure from Piano Suite 5
Bach - Minuet from Piano Suite Anna Magdalena
Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Beethoven - Minuet
Bizet - Selections from Carmen
Boccherini - Minuet and Trio
Charpentier - Prelude (Te Deum)
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakme
Dvorak - Largo from Symphony No.9 In E Minor 'From The New World'
Dvorak - Humoresque
Elgar - Virelai
Gounod - Ave Maria
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba
Handel - Water music selection
Haydn - Serenade
Liszt - Liebestraum No.3
Massenet - Thais Meditation
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Mendelssohn - Andante from violin concerto
Mouret - Rondeau
Mozart - Eine kleine nacht music
Mozart - Divertimento in D
Pachelbel - Canon
Pleyel - Duets
Purcell - Trumpet Voluntary
Schubert - Ave Maria
Tchaikovsky - Violin Concerto 2nd movement
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
Teleman - Duets
Verdi - La Donna E Mobile (Rigoletto)
Vivaldi - Four Seasons-Spring Allegro
Vivaldi - Autumn-Allegro
Vivaldi - Winter-Largo
Vivaldi - Double Violin Concerto
Wagner - Bridal chorus

Kalinka - Famous Russian Gypsy Song
Dark Eyes - Russian Song
The Basso -Dance Tune
Various Romanian, Hungarian Gypsy Songs
Vittorio Monti – Czardas
Brahms - Hungarian Dance

Happy Birthday
Danny boy
Loch Lomond
My Love is like a red red rose
Scarborough Fair
Amazing Grace
Swing Low, Sweet Chariot

Violin Duo Film/Musicals
Max Steiner - Tara theme from 'Gone with the Wind'
Vangelis - Chariots of fire
Edith piaf - La vie en rose
Barbara Streisand - Evergreen from 'a star is born'
Alan Brant - Thats all from 'Tootsie'
John Williams - Can You read my mind – from Superman
Schindler's List
Mancini Moon River
Wizard of Oz - Somewhere over the Rainbow

Duo Jazz/Blues/Swing
Bart Howard - Fly me to the moon
Ben Birney - Sweet Georgia Brown
Boudleaux Bryant - All I have to do is dream
Charles Fox - Killing me softly
Cole Porter - Night and Day
Cole Porter - I've Got you under my skin
Erroll Garner - Misty
George Cory - I left my heart in San Francisco
George Gershwin - Someone to watch over me
George Gershwin - Foggy Day
George Gershwin - Summertime
George Shearing - Lullaby of Birdland
Gerome Kirn - The Last time I saw Paris
Gerry Grey - A String of Pearls
Hermon Hupfeld - As Time Goes By
Jimmy McHugh - On the sunny side of the street
Jule Styne - Time after Time
Morgan Lewis - How high the moon
Richard Roger - My Funny Valentine
Richard Roger - Johnny one note
Walter Donaldson - Makin Whoopee
William Johnson - Tuxedo Junction


Full repertoire [trio and quartet]:

Albeniz - Tango
Albinoni - Concerto TR
J.S Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring TR
J.S Bach - Wachet Auf TR
J.S Bach - Ave Arioso TR
J.S Bach - Air on the G string TR
J.S Bach - Sheep May Safely Graze TR 
J.S Bach - Prelude from The English Suite no.3
J.S Bach - Air From Orchestral Suite no.3
J.S Bach - Badinerie
J.S Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 3, Movement 1
J.S Bach - Double Violin Concerto
J.S Bach - Bist Du bei mir
J.S Bach - My heart ever faithful
Beethoven - Ode To Joy TR
Beethoven - Fur Elise
Beethoven - Symphony no.5 mov. 1
Beethoven - Moonlight Sonata TR
Bizet - Music from Carmen TR
Boccherini - Minuet and Trio TR
Brahms - Menuetto from Serenade No. 1
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No.5 TR
Bruch - Adagio from Violin Concerto
Capua - O Sole Mio  TR
Charpentier - Te Deum TR
Chopin - Nocturne in E flat major
Chopin - Polonaise Militaire
Chopin - Prelude in E minor
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary TR
Corelli - Pastorale from Concerto Grosso no. 8 "Christmas Concerto"
Debussy - Claire De Lune TR
Debussy - Le Petit Negre
Debussy - Girl With The Flaxen Hair
Dvorak - Humoresque TR
Dvorak - Largo from the New World Symphony TR
Elgar - Chanson de Matin TR
Elgar - Salut D'Amour TR
Frank - Panis Angelicus TR
Faure - Pavane TR
Gardel - Tango pro una cabeza
Grieg - Gavotte from Holberg Suite
Grieg - In the Hall of the Mountain King TR
Grieg - Morning from Peer Gynt TR
Grieg - Waltz from op.12
Grieg - Slavonic dance no.9
Grieg - Norwegian dance no.2
Grieg - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen
Gounod - Ave Maria TR
Handel - Music from Water Music in F TR
Handel - Music from Water Music in D  TR
Handel - Music from The Royal Fireworks TR
Handel - Entrance of the Queen of Sheeba TR
Handel - Largo from the Violin Sonata in D major
Haydn - Serenade from string quartet no.5
Mendelsohn - Wedding March TR
Mendelsohn - If with all your hearts from Elijah
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nacht Musik TR
Mozart - Divertimentii I, II and III TR
Mozart - Alleluja from Exultate Jubilate TR
Mozart - Andante from Piano Concerto No.21 TR
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart - Rondo Alla Turka
Mozart - If with all your hearts TR
Mouret - Rondeau TR
Monti - Czardas
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Pachelbel - Canon TR
Purcell - Trumpet Tune TR
Purcell - Suite from the fairy queen
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
Satie - Gymnopedie no.1 TR
Schubert - Ave Maria TR
Schumann - Traumeri TR
Strausse Jnr - Radetsky March
Strausse Jnr - Pizzicato Polka
Sullivan. A - Three Little Maids from The Mikado
Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Sleeping Beauty TR
Tchaikovsky - March from The Nutcracker Suite
Vivaldi - Music from The Four Seasons TR
Wagner - Bridal Chorus TR
Wagner - Ride if the Valkyries

Contemporary Classical
Karl Jenkins - Palladio
Opera Favourites 
Mozart - Der Vogelfanger from the Magic Flute
Mozart - Bei Mannern from The Magic Flute
Bizet - Habenera from Carmen TR
Bizet - Toreador's song from Carmen
Delibes - The Flower Song from Lakme TR
Massenet - Meditation from Thais TR
Puccini - O mio babino caro TR
Puccini - Nessun Dorma
Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana TR
Verdi - La Traviata
Pop/Pop Ballads/Rock/Indie
Aerosmith - I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing TR
Aznavour - She TR
Barry White - My First My Last My Everything TR
Beatles - Hey Jude TR
Beatles - Yesterday TR
Beatles - Here comes the sun TR
Beatles - All you need is love TR
Beatles - Hey Jude TR
Beatles - Norwegian Wood TR
Beatles - Here There and Everywhere TR
Beatles - All my life
Beatles - Grow Old With Me
Beatles - And I love her
Beatles - Here There and Everywhere
Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
Beatles - Penny Lane
Beatles - Something
Beatles - Get Back
Beatles - Michelle
Billy Joel - Shes Always a Woman
Billy Joel - Just The Way You Are
Blur - The Universal
Bryan Adams - Everything I do I do it For You TR
Boston - More than a feeling
Buckley Jeff - Halleluja
Carly Simons - Nobody Does It Better from James Bond
Celine Dion - My Heart Will Go On TR
Chaplin - Smile
Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
Coldplay - Viva La Vida TR
Coldplay - Clocks TR
Coldplay - Life in Technicolour
Coldplay - Yellow TR
Coldplay - Fix You
Cyndi Lauper - True Colours
Elbow - One Day Like This TR
Elton John - Your Song
Elton John - Circle of Life
Elvis - The Wonder of You
Elvis - Can’t Help Falling In Love TR
Foo Fighters - Learn to fly
Frank Sinatra - Strangers in the night
Europe - The Final Countdown
Heusen - Come Fly With Me
Love and Marriage
Irene Cara - What a feeling
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
Journey - Don't Stop Believing TR
Josh Groban -You Raise Me Up
Killers - Mr Brightside
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody TR
Louis Armstrong - What a wonderful world TR
Louis Armstrong - We have all the time in the world
Michael Jackson - Beat It
Michael Jackson - Ben
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Moby - Raining Again
Muse - Feeling Good TR
Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall TR
Oasis - Whatever TR
Oasis - Champagne Super Nova
Queen - We Are The Champions
Queen - Crazy little thing called love
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Queen - Don’t Stop Me Now TR
Radiohead - Paranoid Android
Radiohead - PHouse of Cards
REM - Nightswimming TR
Robbie Williams - Angels TR
Roy Orbison - Pretty Woman
Shins - New Slang
Simon and Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Water
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Snow Patrol - Run
Sting-  Fields of Gold
Take That - Greatest Day TR
Take That - Rule the world
Tina Turner - Simply the Best
Tom Jones - Delilah
Tony Christie - Is This The Way To Amarillo
Trenet - Beyond the sea
U2 - One TR
Vangelis Papathanassiou - Chariots of Fire
Valli - Can’t Take my Eyes Off You TR
Verve - Bittersweet Symphony TR
Zeppelin - Stairway To Heaven

Gershwin - It Ain’t Necessarily So TR
Gershwin - Summertime TR
Gershwin - Someone to watch over me
Antonio Carlos Jobim - Desafinado
Antonio Carlos Jobim - The girl from Ipanema
Bart Howard - Fly me to the moon
Bill Martin - Congratulations
Billy Strayhorn - Chelsea Bridge
Billy Strayhorn - Take the 'A' train
Cole Porter - Lets Do It
Cole Porter - Anything Goes 
Cole Porter - Every Time We Say Goodbye
Duke Ellington - In a sentimental mood
Duke Ellington - Caravan
Duke Ellington - Satin Doll
George Shearing - Lullaby of birdland
Gus Kahn - It Had To Be You  TR
Harold Arlen - It's only a Paper Moon
Jean Thielemans - Bluesette
Joplin - Paragon Rag TR
Joplin - Entertainer
Joplin - Ragtime Dance
Joplin - Country Club Rag TR
Joplin - Pineapple Rag TR
Joplin - Pleasant Moments TR
Joplin - The Chrysanthemum TR
Joplin - Solace TR
Joplin - Peacherine Rag TR
Karl Suessdorf - Moonlight in Vermont
Mannin Sherwin - A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square
Morgan Lewis - How High The Moon
Paul Desmond - Take Five TR
Ray Henderson - Bye Bye Blackbird
Richard Rogers - Blue Moon
Richard Rogers - My Funny Valentine
Walter Donaldson - Makin Whoopee TR

Alan Menken - A Whole New World from Aladdin
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Memory from Cats TR
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Don't cry for me Argentina (Evita)
Andrew Lloyd Webber - All I ask of you (Phantom of the opera)
Andrew Lloyd Webber - Music of the Night
Benny Anderson - I know him so well TR
Claude-Michel Schonberg - I dreamed a dream from 'Les Miserables' TR
Cy Cloleman - Big Spender from Sweet Charity
Elton John - Circle of Life from The Lion King
Henry Mancini - Moon River
Henry Mancini - MCharade
James Bond - Main Theme
James Bond - Diamonds are forever
James Bond - Goldfinger
James Bond - We have all the time in the world
John Williams - Jurassic Park theme
John Williams - Star Wars theme
John Williams - Schindlers list theme
John Williams - Pirates of the Caribbean
Leonard Bernstein - Maria
Leonard Bernstein - New York New York
Murray Gold - Doctor Who theme 11th doctor
Other - Funiculi Funcula
Other - Somewhere over the rainbow TR
Other - Jenny's theme from big fish TR
Other - Eye of the Tiger from Rocky
Other - Mission Impossible Theme
Other - Superman Theme
Other - Pride and Prejudice Main Theme
Other - Ritchie Valens La Bamba
Other - Vangelis Chariots of Fire

String Quartet Traditional Music
Londonderry Air  (Danny Boy) TR
Amazing Grace TR
The Dark Island TR
My Love is Red Red Rose TR
Loch Lomond TR 
Greensleeves TR
Scarborough Fair TR
Cock Linnet

Hymns and Christmas Carols for Trio and String Quartet
Morning has broken TR
The Lord Is My Shepherd TR
As I kneel before You TR
Sing hosanna

Christmas Carols:
Hark The Herald Angels Sing
Away In A Manger
Once In Royal Davids City
Good King Wencelas
In the Bleak Mid Winter
Good Christian Men Rejoicing
The First Nowell
Silent Night
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Coventry Carol
Deck The Halls
The Holy and The Ivy
Twinkle Twinkle Little Star
We Wish You A Merry Christmas
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring
O Christmas Tree
What Child Is This-Greensleaves
We Three Kings
O Little Town Of Bethlemen
The Twelve Days of Christmas
I Saw Three Ships
Jingle Bells
While Shepherd Watched
Let It Snow
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Winter Wonderland
Frost The Snowman
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer
White Christmas

String Quartet - Jewish Repertoire
Hava Nagila,
Siman Tov
Mazel Tov /Chosen Kallah
Dodi Li
Hevenu Shalom Alechem
Erev Shel Shoshanim/Night of Roses
Uru Achim
K'Shoshana Ben HaChochim/Like A Rose
Oif'n Weyg/ By The Wayside Stands a Tree
Bei Mir Bist Du Shayn
Kvar Achare Chatzot
Y'did Nefesh
Jerusalem Of Gold
Wedding March
Chorshat Ha'ekaliptus
Dona Dona
Mayim Mayim
Chanukah, Oh Chanukah
Rock of Ages
Ose Shalom
En Kelohenu
Bashana Haba'a
Eli El

Quartet and Trio Gypsy Songs
Kalinka TR
Maruntal TR
The Basso TR
My Gypsy Girl TR
Kinokio TR
Hungarian Dance TR
Dark Eyes TR
Bollywood String Quartet
Bazigar O Bazigar
Chura Liya
Dil De Diya
Do Pal
Kabootar Ja Ja Ja
Khabi khabie mere dil mein
Kal Ho Na Ho
Kuch Na Kaho
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Humko Humise Churalo
'Jai Ho'
Mehndi Laga Ke Rakhna
Pehla Nasha
Pehli Nazar Mein
Suraj Hua Maddham
Surili Ankhiyon Wale
Tere Liye
Tujhme Mein Rab Dikhta Hai
Tujhe Deka To
Teri Ore


The day was fantastic and you guys really added to the day. I think its safe to say that the Elbow song was the highlight for almost everybody. Thanks again for your part in the day and for making the effort to make that song work.
Mr and Mrs Lasker

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I just wanted to drop you a note and thank you for Friday, you were absolutely wonderful and everyone commented on it. I really wish I had chance to speak to you personally on the day but the photographer was very demanding. I especially love the take that number. Thank you to you and all your team, you really made my day

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I would like to say a big thank you to you and your team for making my wedding day very special. You guys were fantastic and everyone absolutely loved it. I had so many of my guests complementing the Bollywood songs you played as they said it was beautiful and it set the scene at Tatton Park.

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On behalf of the Sally and the service I would like to thank you for your outstanding music on Friday. The evening was a great success and all of our staff commented how fantastic it was to have a string quartet. I would like to thank you for your high standard, professionalism and for starting our evening off superbly.
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Thank you so much for playing at my daughter's wedding. It was so beautiful and every one really enjoyed listening to you. So many people commented on how lovely the string trio was. Thanking you!

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I think your attention to detail prior to the wedding was fantastic ensuring a thorough understanding of the format of the day and what we wanted for the wedding. The music was hugely enjoyable, the fact that you captivated my mother for so long was a real feat!
Mr and Mrs Drury

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Thank you very much. The quartet were very professional and they played wonderfully, they made our day! I would have no problems recommending your services.
Tristam and Jenny Gee

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Lots of people commented on how good the music was and that it set exactly the right tone for the day. Everything ran completely smoothly and you were completely professional. We were also so pleased that you agreed to learn extra songs even though they weren't in your repertoire - it made a huge difference to us on the day.
Jennifer Walker

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I just wanted to say thank you very much to you all for making my brother’s wedding such a special day.  I was so pleased with the music and would highly recommend you all to everyone i meet.  I have passed on your details to some of the guests who are looking for a string ensemble for various events. Again, many thanks.

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Many of the guests commented on how lovely the music was and we feel it helped to create a great atmosphere at the event. In the lead up to the day, Amy was a dream to liaise with and took all of the hassle out of choosing from their extensive repertoire to ensure the music worked well with our show and appealed to our customer.
Jessica Lowe

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Just a quick note to say thank you so so much for playing at our wedding today. You and the guys sounded and looked wonderful! Everyone has commented and said how beautiful you made our special day by adding your unique touch. So, again a huge thank you and we will recommending you to everyone we know!
Tessa and Steve Snelson

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Thank you so much for the wonderful music you provided for our wedding reception. Although we didn't much chance to speak to you much on the day, our guests were very complimentary and said how much they enjoyed the music."
Mr and Mrs Bailey, Rochdale

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