Viva Strings

Premiere classical string ensemble in London available for wedding receptions, corporate entertainment and themed events such as masqued balls. Highly versatile with a huge repertoire. Classical Music / String Trio / String Quartet in London.

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Viva Strings Classical String Quartet London

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Viva Strings is London's premier classical string quartet for all musical occasions. Their highly skilled, professional, conservatory-trained musicians are dedicated to providing you with a completely satisfying musical experience. The ensemble performs at weddings, receptions, corporate functions, bar/bat- mitzvahs, formal dinners and private parties. From the moment you choose Viva Strings, you will have their personal attention to your every request, discussing relevant details with you as the event approaches, to ensure their best preparation for your event including special requests where possible, from their large repertoire.

Weddings are a very special event and from the moment the guests arrive, Viva Strings can set the musical stage for your day adding a personal quality and sensitivity to the occasion, yet still effecting good interaction between the musicians and your guests. Whatever the occasion, Viva Strings offer first class musical accompaniment of the highest standard.

The Viva Strings quartet, consisting of cello, viola and two violins, is also available as a duo or trio for smaller or more intimate occasions. Please advise when making your enquiry.

Line up & Options:

Duo of 2 x violins or violin and cello
Trio of 2 x violin and cello
Quartet of 2 x violin, viola and cello

Performance times:

A typical performnce is for 3 x 40 or 2 x 60 minutes sets. Longer or shorter performances can be accommodated.

Selected Repertoire:

Reception / Movie Tunes

Aladdin " A Whole New World "
Beauty and The Beast " Main Theme "
Breakfast at Tiffany's " Moon River " (H. Mancini)
Casablanca " As Time Goes By "
Charade " Main Theme " (H. Mancini)
Dr Zhivago " Somewhere My Love " (Lara's Theme)
E.T. " Main Theme " (J. Williams)
Forrest Gump " Overture " (A. Silvestri)
Four Weddings and a Funeral " Love Is All Around "
Gone With The Wind " Tara's Theme " (Steiner)
Harry Lime " Main Theme "
Ice Castles " Love Theme "
James Bond Theme " From Russia With Love "
Jurassic Park " Prelude "
New York, New York " Main Theme "
Out of Africa " The Music of Good Bye " " You are Karen "
Pennies from Heaven " Main Theme "
Platoon " Main Theme " (Barber's Adagio for Strings)
Pride and Prejudice " Canon Collins " (C. Davis)
Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves " Main Theme " (B. Adams)
Romeo and Juliet " Love Theme " (N. Rota)
Scent of a Women " Por Una Cabeza " Tango
Schindler's List " Main Theme " (J. Williams)
Somewhere in Time " Main Theme "
Speedy Gonzales " Main Theme " (H. Mancini)
Star Wars " Main Theme " (J. Williams)
The Falls " Main Theme " (E. Morricone)
The Godfather " Speak Softly Love " (N. Rota)
The Paradise " Love Theme "
The Pink Panther " Main Theme " (H. Mancini)
The Thorn Birds " Meggie's Theme " (H. Mancini)
TITANIC " My Heart Will Go On "
Unchained " Unchained Melody "
West Side Story " One Hand, One Heart "

Classical Music
Albeniz
" Tango "
S. Barber
" Adagio for Strings "
L.V. Beethoven
" Adagio " from the " Pathetique " Sonata
" Für Elise "
" String Quartet op.18 Nr.1 in F-major "
G. Bizet
" Prelude " from " Carmen "
" Habanera " from " Carmen "
" Flower Song " from " Carmen "
" Les Toreadors " from " Carmen "
" Carillon " from " L' Arlesienne Suite "
L. Boccherini
" Menuet "
" String Quartet Nr.4 Op.32 "
" String Quartet Nr.5 Op. 8 "
" String Quartet Nr.20 Op. 27 "
J. Brahms
" Hungarian Dances "
" Poco Allegretto " from Symphony Nr.3
" String Quartet Nr. 2 "
A. Borodin
" First Polovtsian Dance "
" String Quartet Nr.2 "
F. Chopin
" Grande Valse Brillante Op.18 "
" Grande Valse Brillante Op.34 No.2 "
" The Minute Waltz "
" Valse Op. 64 Nr.2 "
" Valse Op. 70 Nr.3 "
C. Debussy
" Golliwog's Cake-walk "
" The Girl With The Flaxen Hair "
L. Delibes
" Coppelia Medley "
" Czardas "
G. Donizetti
"Nocturne" from "Don Pasquale"
A. Dvorak
" American Quartet Op. 96 "
" Largo " from the " New World " Symphony
" Humoresque "
" Slavonic Dance " Nr.8
" Slavonic Dance " Nr.10
E. Elgar
" Chanson de Matin "
" Chanson de Nuit "
" Nimrod " from " Enigma Variations "
" Salut d'Amour "
G. Faure'
" Pavane "
" Sicilienne "
Ch. Gounod
" Waltz " from " Faust "
C. W. Gluck
" Pizzicato "
E. Grieg
" I love Thee "
" Waltz " in A-major
" Waltz " from Lyric Pieces, Op.12 Nr.2
G. Handel
" Arrival of The Queen of Sheba "
" Halleluja " from " Messiah "
" Largo " from " Xerxes "
" Passacaglia "
" Royal Fireworks Music "
" Water Music Suites "
J. Haydn
" String Quartets "
" Serenade "
G. Holst
" Theme " from " The Planets "
A. Khachaturian
" Sable Dance " from " Gayne "
F. Kreisler
" Allegretto " in Boccherini Style
" Caprice Viennoise "
" Liebesfreud "
" Liebeslied "
" Prelude and Allegro " in Pugnani Style
" Schon Rosmarin "
" Tambourin Chinoise "
" The Old Refrain "
F. Lehar
" Waltz " from " The Merry Widow "
R. Leoncavallo
" Mattinata " (Italian Song)
W.A. Mozart
" Andante " from Symphony Nr.40
" Bagatelle "
" Canzonetta " from " Don Giovanni "
" Divertimento in D "
" Divertimento in E "
" Divertimento in F "
" Eine Kleine Nachtmusik " K.525
" La Clemenza di Tito "
" Le Nozze di Figaro "
" March " from " The Marriage of Figaro "
" Magic Flute " Overture
" Adagio " from " Clarinet Concerto in A-major
" Pantomine "
" Rondo " in Turkish style
" String Quartet K.155 "
" String Quartet K.157 "
J. Offenbach
" Barcarolle" (From " The Tales of Hoffmann ")
N. Paganini
" Carnival Divertimento "
" Quattro Notturni "
G. Puccini
" Crisantemi "
" Three Minuets "
S. Rachmaninov
" Second movement " from " Piano Concerto No. 2 "
" 18th Variation " from " Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini "
" Vocalise "
M. Ravel
" Bolero "
" Menuet " from " Le Tombeau de Couperin "
" Pavane Pour Une Infante Defunte "
Rimsky Korsakov
" Flight Of The Bumblebee "
G. Rossini
" String Quartets No's 1 - 5 "
" The Barber of Seville " Overture
F. Schubert
" Musical Moment Nr.3 "
" Serenade "
Satie
" Three Gymnopedies "
D. Shostakovich
" Gavotte " in A-major
" Romance "
" Waltz-Joke "
J. Strauss
" Artist's Life "
" Blue Danube "
" Emperor Waltz "
" Grande Waltz "
" Heski Holki Polka "
" Radetzky March "
" Tales from the Vienna Woods "
" Tritsch-Tratsch Polka "
" Wine, Women and Song "
" Wiener Blüt "
P. Tchaikovsky
" Adagio " from " The Swan Lake "
" Autumn Song "
" Andante Cantabile " from String Quartet Nr.1
" Romeo and Juliet " (Love Theme)
" Waltz " from " Serenade for Strings "
" Waltz of the Flowers " from " The Nutcracker "
A. Vivaldi
" Concerto for 2 Violins, in A-minor "
C. M. Weber
" Invitation to the Dance "
R. Wagner
" Bridal Chorus " from " Lohengrin "

LIGHT MUSIC

" Amigos Para Siempre "
" A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square "
" All the Things You Are "
" Anything Goes "
" As Time Goes By "
" Autumn Leaves "
" Blue Moon "
" Blue Tango "
" Cheek to Cheek "
" Cock Linnet "
" Every Little Star "
" Every Time We Say Goodbye "
" Fascinatin' Rhythm "
" Fly Me To The Moon "
" Getting Sentimental Over You "
" Goldfinger "
" Happy Birthday - Variations "
" Heart and Soul "
" Hello Dolly "
" I Could Have Danced All Night "
" I Get A Kick Out Of You "
" I Got Rhythm "
" If I Were A Rich Man "
" It Had To Be You "
" James Bond Theme "
" La Bamba "
" La Paloma "
" La Vie en Rose "
" Let Me Try Again "
" Let's Call the Whole Thing Off "
" Little Dolly "
" Misty "
" New York New York "
" O Sole Mio "
" Penny Lane "
" Skylark "
" Singing in the Rain "
" Smoke Gets In Your Eyes "
" Somewhere My Love " (Lara's Theme from Dr Zhivago)
" Spread a Little Happiness "
" Stardust " (1929)
" Strangers in the Night "
" Sunny Side of the Street "
" There's No Business Like Show Business "
" They Can't Take That Away From Me "
" Tico - Tico "
" Top Hat "
" When I'm Sixty-Four "
" When I Fall In Love "
" With A Little Bit Of Luck "

TV THEMES
" Fawlty Towers " (Theme & Variations.)
" Jeeves and Wooster "
" Match of the Day "

POP TUNES
" As Long As Niagara Falls "
" Bohemian Rhapsody "
" Book of Days "
" Can't Take My Eyes Off You "
" Feelings "
" Fire "
" Forgotten Dreams "
" Foxy Lady "
" Hello "
" I Just Called To Say I Love You "
" Lady in Red "
" Laura "
" Light My Fire "
" Love is All Around " from Four Weddings and a Funeral
" Love Moves in Mysterious Ways "
" Mio My Mio "
" My Heart Will Go On " from Titanic
" My Summer With You "
" Never Gonna Give You Up "
" Nothing's Gonna Change My Love for You "
" Purple Haze "
" Satisfaction "
" The Final Countdown "
" The Way We Were "
" The Way You Make Me Feel "
" These Boots Are Made for Walking "
" Through The Fire "
" Waterloo "
" Without You "

Opera Favorites
G. Bizet
" Aragonaise " from Carmen
" Carillon " from L' Arlesienne Suite
" Habanera " from Carmen
" Les Toreadors " from Carmen
" Prelude " from Carmen
L. Delibes
" Flower Duet " from Lakme
G. Donizetti
" Life is Love " from Lucia Di Lammermoor
" Nocturne " from Don Pasquale
C. Gounod
" Waltz " from Faust
R. Leoncavallo
" Ama Pagliaccio " from I Pagliacci
" Vesti La Giubba " from I Pagliacci
P. Mascagni
" Intermezzo " from Cavalleria Rusticana
J. Massenet
" Meditation " from Thais
W. A. Mozart
" Canzonetta " from Don Giovanni
" Madamina " from Don Giovanni
" La Clemenza Di Tito " Overture
" Le Nozze Di Figaro " Overture
" Magic Flute " Overture
" Serraglio " Overture
" Voi, Che Sapete " from The Marriage Of Figaro
J. Offenbach
" Galop Infernal (Can-Can) " from Orpheus
" Barcarolle " from Tales of Hoffmann
G. Puccini
" Un Bel Di Vedremo " from Madama Butterfly
" Mi Chiamano Mimi " from La Boheme
" Nessun Dorma " from Turandot
" O Mio Babbino Caro " from Gianni Schicchi
" Quando Me'n Vo' " (Musetta's Waltz Song) from La Boheme
G. Rossini
" The Barber of Seville " Overture
" Largo al Factotum " from The Barber of Seville
" Thieving Magpie " Overture
" William Tell " Overture
J. Strauss
" Adele's laughing song "
" Die Fledermaus " Overture
G. Verdi
" Ah Fors' e' Lui che L'Anima " from La Traviata
" Act I, Scene I " from La Traviata
" Brindisi " (Drinking Song) from La Traviata
" Di Provenza Il Mar " from La Traviata
" Sempre Libera Degg' io " from La Traviata
" Prelude " from La Traviata
" Act II, Grand Finale " from Aida
" Celeste Aida " from Aida
" Numi, Pieta' " from Aida
" La Donna e' mobile " from Rigoletto

Reception / Jazz
L. Anderson
" Jazz Pizzicato "
W. Donaldson
" Makin' Whoopee "
D. Ellington
" Caravan "
" Creole Love Call "
" Day Dream "
" Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me "
" Don't Get Around Much Anymore "
" I Let a Song Go out of My Heart "
" I Got It Bad (And That Ain't Good) "
" I'm Just a Lucky So and So "
" In a Sentimental Mood "
" It Don't Mean a Thing (If It Ain't Got That Swing) "
" Mood Indigo "
" Satin Doll "
" Solitude "
" Sophisticated Lady "
" Prelude to a Kiss "
" Take the "A" Train "
G. Gershwin
" A Foggy Day In London Town "
" An American In Paris "
" But Not For Me "
" Embraceable You "
" Fascinatin' Rhythm "
" Hang Onto Me "
" He loves and She loves "
" I've got Rhythm "
" I'll Build A Stairway To Paradise "
" Just Another Rumba "
" Let's Call The Whole Thing Off "
" Love Is Here To Stay "
" Love Walked In "
" Prelude No.2 "
" Rhapsody in Blue "
" Slap That Bass "
" Somebody Loves Me "
" Someone To Watch Over Me "
" Summertime "
" S'Wonderful "
" Swanee "
" The Man I Love "
" When Do We Dance "
G. Miller
" American Patrol "
" In The Mood "
" String Of Pearls "
" Chattanooga Choo Choo "
C. Porter
" Anything Goes "
" Begin The Beguine "
" I Get A Kick Out Of You "
" I Love Paris "
" Let's Do It "
" Night and Day "
" You're The Top "
" What Is This Thing Called Love? "
S. Shearing
" Lullaby of Birdland " Foxtrot
K. Suessdorf
" Moonlight In Vermont "
 

Testimonials:

The trio who played at our wedding were fantastic! They were able to play the new songs we requested and made excellent choices for the other music. Would highly recommend!
Olivia Shaw, wedding

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We have nothing but praise, they were everything we expected and more. They played their part in a perfect day and we are very grateful, we will of course recommend them to any friends requiring similar performances
Thomas Stone

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Professional and gave us exactly what we wanted for our wedding reception.
N. Collyer, wedding

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The choice and performance of music was excellent. Our guests commented on how nice it was to have a string quartet and it certainly made the day. We would like to wish you all well for the future and we will certainly be recommending you to any of our friends.
Rob and Lisa Hall

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Thank you so much for making our day so very special, everyone thought you were fantastic. Thanks again.
Sarah Hollis - Alexandra Palace, London

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I am so glad we chose to use your quartet to provide the music, the professional manner in which you conducted yourself made it a pleasure to deal with you.
Joyce Ezed, Selfridge Hotel, Marble Arch, London

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I would like to take this opportunity to compliment you all on your musical skills... We have many string quartets on our books, but we always ask the customer to consider yours above the others, because we feel that Viva Strings is the best.
Kim Goodman, Matrimonio Bridal Consultant

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The musicians arrived on time, were quick and professional in setting up and appearing. They looked good, and their playing was utterly superb. They were technically profficient and wholly satisfied the musicians in the party. For the rest of us they played like angels; producing tingle factor and tears with the beauty of some of the pieces they chose to play. They played some of the pieces chosen as well as some they felt were appropriate for a trio and the occasion. The mix of classical and jazz was right and we really did not want them to finish! David even stayed long enough to play Happy Birthday as the cake was cut. They really were the highlight of our event and every single one of our 40 guests were amazed and very happy to have heard such a brilliant and polished, wonderful recital. Thank you Viva Strings! We loved you, and will hopefully hear you again.
Elaine Hauke

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