The Akina String Quartet

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The Akina String Quartet and duo provides captivating musical entertainment for a variety of events and special occasions across Berkshire and South East England.
Pricing & Costs

Prices start at

£380
Details

Primary Instrument(s)

Violin
Strings

Style of Music

Drinks / Cocktails Music
Reception Music
Acoustic
Ceremony Music
Classical
Pop / Rock
Jazz
Rat Pack / Swing
Swing / Jive
Latin / Salsa
Funk / 70s / Disco

Type of Performer(s) or Business

Ensemble / Group
Full Description
The Akina String quartet was established in 2010 by four versatile young musicians who brought with them many years of experience performing at high profile events with other professional groups in the UK and beyond. The ensemble quickly established a reputation for providing exquisite music and the ensemble has now expanded and is built on a core body of professional players all of whom have studied at top Conservatoires. The Akina String Quartet are highly adaptable and are equally comfortable performing for Royalty, entertaining guests at corporate events, providing the perfect background music for Weddings and other ceremonies as well as performing recitals and delivering engaging education projects to schools. Highlights of Akina String Quartet’s booking history include ; ​ Entertaining George and Amal Clooney at the UK celebration of their marriage at Danesfield House Hotel and Spa Performing at Frogmore House for the Duke of Edinburgh's Award alongside Katie Melua. Guests included HRH Prince Edward. A two year residency at the Royal Henley Regatta performing for invited guests on the exclusive Temple Island A concert performance with composer Patrick Hawes, former Royal Harpist Claire Jones, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas and Aliquando Choir Concert performance in Blackmoor, Hampshire to celebrate the upcoming tercentenary of pioneering naturalist Gilbert White's birth. The performance was a world premiere of a Phil Andrews work entitled 'A purer air: A musical portrait of Gilbert White'

Personal Message from the Manager

Name of Wedding Contact: Becky
Hi there, I deal with enquiries for Akina Strings as well as performing with the group. I've been performing at and organising music for weddings for 20+ years (over half of my life!) with 10 of those as a member of Akina Strings. We love to perform for all types of weddings and are very good at adapting our performances and repertoire for every event we perform at. Feel free to drop me a message if you would like some more information about the services we offer

Experience

Year Business Was Established
2011
No. of Weddings Hosted
More than 50
Public Liability Insurance
Yes
No. of People In Team
1
Reviews
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Rachael
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

Address

Yateley, Hampshire, England

Travel Notes

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FAQ
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What is your most memorable wedding?

We enjoy every wedding we perform at. We love playing at weddings where guests dance and sing along to our music!

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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