There are several options you can select from when choosing music for any type of event, however, none have quite the sense of occasion and grandeur as an orchestra. You can have all the music you desire in its true and glorious form, or on an even larger scale. An orchestra provides an enormous variety of sounds, and when they are found in combination, the atmosphere can be phenomenal. However, you need to get your choice right if you are to achieve the effect you desire.
When you hire Orchestranet Quartet for your special occasion, you can expect the ultimate in professionalism both in performance and in appearance. We are not only highly experienced but also smartly presented. Usually, we wear formal black outfits, however, at your request, we are able to wear bright colours to suit your preference. Strings add smoothness and sophistication to your occasion. A string quartet has a four-part harmony which produces an unforgettable and unique sound, whether we are playing a classical piece or an interpretation of one of today’s modern favourites.
Although many orchestras give off the impression of being very traditional in their approach, here at Orchestranet Quartet, we are much more flexible. Whatever style of music you want to hear at your event we are happy to accommodate. We have played everything from show tunes and pop classics to traditional pieces by the greats like Mozart. You can either choose the music you want us to play or allow us to select the most appropriate musical choices to suit your function.
We’re happy to play outdoors or indoors to suit the needs of your occasion. As long as we have chairs to sit on and adequate protection from inclement weather, we’re happy!
When you choose Orchestranet Quartet, you can rest assured that you are hiring the services of musicians who are well qualified and highly experienced. All four of us are graduates from leading British music schools, and we all have considerable experience in playing in a wide variety of musical styles and at a host of functions and weddings in a wealth of different environments.
All of us are experienced soloists and ensemble musicians. We have played with several well-known orchestras and for both operatic and ballet performances. Some of our musicians have also played on radio and television as well as at theatrical venues nationwide.
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David is a skilled pianist and violinist who is a founder member of Orchestranet Quartet. Having studied music and composition at Leeds College of Music, he went on to complete a postgraduate certificate of education in secondary music teaching at Newcastle University. He is proud to accompany a number of musical societies in his local area as their rehearsal and performance pianist, and he is also a Musical Director for his local operatic society. Violin is David’s first passion, and he has played the second violin in several orchestras in performances nationwide. He is especially proud to say that he has played in a number of performances at The Royal Albert Hall. He established Orchestranet Quartet seven years ago and is delighted at the success of his enterprise. Since that time, he and his Quartet have played for hundreds of events and weddings all over the country.
Cara is a graduate of the Royal College of Music and has been playing for performances and events nationwide for the last five years. Cara is passionate about all kinds of music, however, she has a secret soft spot for jazz. Although Cara’s first instrument is violin, she is also an accomplished flautist and often accompanies musical theatre performances in her hometown in her spare time. Not only is Cara a part of Orchestranet Quartet, but she is also a private violin tutor, imparting her knowledge and skills in local schools and to private pupils. She works with pupils of all ages and particularly enjoys tutoring pupils for auditions.
As a graduate of the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, Priya has gained both a performance and teaching diploma. She has had a passion for playing the viola since she was six years old and was first introduced to the instrument by her mother, also a professional musician. After her graduation, Priya worked as a freelance musician in London, playing for numerous string quartets and small-scale orchestras. She is proud to say that she has played for some of the biggest names in UK music and has also played for several West End shows. Although Priya’s real love is for classical music (and especially the compositions of Brahms), she also has a fascination with music from the movies and particularly loves the work of John Williams.
Kendra was born and raised in London. Her parents were members of their church music group, with her father being a guitarist and her mother being the vocalist. From an early age, Kendra was encouraged to experiment with instruments, however, it wasn’t until she began music lessons at secondary school that she discovered the cello. Immediately, she felt an affinity with this more unusual instrument and begged for her own cello for her birthday. Her parents obliged, and she hasn’t looked back since. After taking lessons at school and with a private tutor, she went on to study at the Royal Northern College of Music, graduating in 2010. After graduating, she worked part-time as a private cello tutor herself while caring for her twin daughters. She met David in 2011 when they were playing together for a local musical theatre company’s performance. The pair expressed their interest in established their own string quartet for events and weddings and so Orchestranet Quartet was born!
We look forward to helping you to make your event a musical success.