The Akina String Quartet

We offer a range of professional ensembles including string duos and string quartets for events of all sizes. Please message us for a personalised quote for your event.
Pricing & Costs

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Primary Instrument(s)


Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Ceremony Music
Pop / Rock
Full Description
Comprising the talents of four young professional musicians Akina Strings provides captivating musical entertainment for weddings, corporate events and other special occasions across Berkshire and the south east of England. Areas covered by the ensemble include, Berkshire, Hampshire, Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire and London. The group was established in 2010 by four versatile young musicians with many years experience of sucessfully performing at high profile events with other professional groups in the UK and beyond. The ensemble quickly established a reuptation for providing exquisite music with a touch of sophisticated glamour, making any event memorable. The ensemble has now expanded and is built on a core body of professional players all of whom have dedicated their careers to musical performance and music teaching having studied at leading UK Conservatoires. Akina Strings' Members have appeared at many high profile events and prestigious concert venues including The Brit awards, The Royal Albert Hall, Buckingham Palace, The Purcell Rooms, London and Foreign and Commonwealth Office, London, Windsor Castle, Westminster Abbey, London, St David's Hall, Cardiff, Millennium Centre, Cardiff, The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester and the private residence of the Late William Walton on the Mediterranean island of Ischia, Italy. Recent performances include: Entertaining newlyweds George and Amal Clooney at the UK celebration of their marriage at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa. Performing at the private Royal Residence Frogmore House set in the private grounds of Windsor Castle at the invitation of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award during December of 2014 & 2015 Guests included HRH Prince Edward and other performers included Katie Melua. A four day corporate residency at the Royal Henley Regatta. String sessions for Edition Records’ critically acclaimed 'Slowly Rolling Camera' Album.


Year Business Was Established
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Married in April 2019
May 2019
I couldn't have wished for better music on our day
We just wanted to say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding ceremony, it was absolutely magical and really appreciated the time/effort it took to get the Coldplay piece to sound that good with just the two of you. I couldn't have wished for better music on our day
Location & Contact Details


Woodside, Horris Hill, Newtown, Hampshire, RG20 9DG, England

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What is your most memorable wedding?

We enjoy every wedding we perform at.

Describe your style in 5 adjectives.

Bespoke, Modern, Professional, Approachable, Unique

What about your business are you most proud of?

Our flexibility as a musical ensemble, we are all classically trained but perform an astounding array of Music. The variety of events we have performed at is amazing and we enjoy every performance we undertake.

What is your No. 1 wedding planning tip for couples?

Always make sure the services you are booking are being provided by appropriately skilled and qualified professionals. Make sure contracts are provided, that terms and conditions are clear on booking and that appropriate insurances are held.

Describe your typical process with a couple.

During the initial consultation we will talk with you about the types of music you would like at specific points in your day and can provide suggestions if you'd like based on our performance experience. You will be provided with a list of our repertoire to peruse and we will build the music for each part of your day in collaboration with you.

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