Creating the perfect atmosphere for weddings, parties & corporate functions. Very competitive prices!

1st Violin
Hywel Davies
2nd Violin
David Smith
John Henry
Tim Stevenson


Liz Potter, July 2007

"Thank you very much to you & the rest of the quartet for playing so beautifully at Lorna & Mark's wedding"

NSN Productions,
John & Cecilia's Wedding Nov2007

"We were very happy with the string quartet & many people commented on how good they were."

Hywel Davies

The Cavendish String Quartet is an experienced professional string quartet whose musicians play with the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, ENO, CBSO etc.
We not only give recitals but cater for all events such as Weddings, Parties and Corporate Functions. We enjoy playing all sorts of music from light classical familiar music to pop classics.

The Cavendish String Quartet have played in some fabulous places including Claridges, the Savoy, Blenheim Palace, the Hilton, the Hurlingham Club, the Reform Club, Banqueting House Whitehall, Lancaster House, Mentmore Towers etc. The Quartet has also played in a number of film and TV Sessions including Steve Spielberg's DreamWorks Band of Brothers (episode 9), Warner Bros' Batman Begins (party scene), Second Nature (American Cable TV), Four Feathers, Daniel Deronda (BBC), The Way We Live Now (BBC) and most recently The Duchess featuring Keira Knightley, Little Dorrit (BBC), Dorian Gray (to be released in 2009).

A selection of our Repertoire ( click for full list )

Light Classics
Pachelbel's Canon (popular for Entrace of the Bride) - Pachelbel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
The Spring Concerto - Vivaldi
Air (Famous old Hamlet Ad, popular for the Signing) - Bach
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik (Very familiar & popular) - Mozart
The Wedding March (Very popular,traditional, for exit of Bride)
Bridal Chorus (Entrace of the Bride "Here comes the Bride ...) - Wagner

Pop, Musicals etc
The Entertainer - Scott Joplin
Hey Jude - Beatles
Yesterday - Beatles
Londonderry Air - Trad.
Strauss Waltzes - Strauss
Summertime - Gershwin
Jeeves & Wooster - Anne Dudley
My Heart Goes on - Titanic
God Only Knows - Beach Boys

We arrange music. If you have something in mind please don't hesitate to ask and we will do our best to arrange it but do please give us at least one month's notice.


Vivaldi: Concerto in A Minor for 2 violins
Bach: Air on a G String
Mozart: Divertimento in D
Haydn: The Lark

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