Classic String Quartet

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This exceptional string quartet is led by Mike Evans, who has years of experience performing in Bath’s world-famous Pump Room as leader of the celebrated Pump Room Trio. Bubbly Viennese waltzes, Broadway show-songs, Argentine tangos and gypsy czardas all fall under his bow.

“From traditional classical pieces to special arrangements of modern songs, The Classic String Quartet play high-quality music with the utmost style and elegance…”

The quartet’s extensive and versatile repertoire is populated with classic pieces from composers such as Tchaikowsky, Handel, Beethoven and Mendelssohn, interspersed with elegant and witty arrangements of various genres of modern popular music, even including recent chart-toppers. You can rest assured that there will be something for all the party to enjoy. If you’ve got a particular favourite item which doesn’t appear on their list – given enough advance notice – the quartet will arrange it for you for a modest additional fee. This adaptable group of musicians can provide bespoke wedding ceremony music, as well as sophisticated ambient backdrop for receptions, birthdays, social occasions or corporate events.

The musicians in The Classic String Quartet approach their work with panache and enthusiasm, underpinned by their high-quality musicianship. If you require genteel, stylish background music to create an elegant, uplifting atmosphere for your celebration, this quartet fits the bill perfectly.

  • Exceptional string quartet of widely-experienced musicians
  • Vast and versatile repertoire, tailored to complement your event
  • Stylish background music to create an uplifting atmosphere




Sample Repertoire

  • Albéniz – Tango
  • Bach – Air On The G String
  • Bach – Bourrées
  • Baynes – Destiny Waltz
  • Beethoven – Cavatina
  • Beethoven – Minuet
  • Bizet – Carmen
  • Boccherini – Minuet
  • Borodin – Polovtsian Dance
  • Bratton – The Teddy Bears’ Picnic
  • Cole Porter – Anything Goes
  • Cole Porter – Let’s Do It
  • Collins And Leigh – Cock Linnet
  • Denza – Funiculi Funicula
  • Di Capua – O Sole Mio
  • Donaldson – Makin’ Whoopee
  • Dvorák – Humoresque
  • Dvorák – Slavonic Dance
  • Elgar – Chanson De Matin
  • Elgar – Salut D’Amour
  • Gershwin – A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
  • Gershwin – By Strauss
  • Gershwin – Love Is Here To Stay
  • Gershwin – Nice Work If You Can Get It
  • Gershwin – S’Wonderful
  • Grainger – Molly On The Shore
  • Grieg – Norwegian Dances
  • Grieg – Wedding Day At Troldhaugen
  • Handel – Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba
  • Handel – Fireworks Music
  • Handel – Hornpipe
  • Handel – Largo
  • Handel – Water Music
  • Haydn – Serenade
  • Kern – The Folks Who Live On The Hill
  • Lehár – The Merry Widow Waltz
  • Leroy Anderson – Blue Tango
  • Leroy Anderson – Plink Plank Plunk
  • Leroy Anderson – Sleigh Ride
  • Mancini – Inspector Clouseau
  • Mancini – Moon River
  • Mendelssohn – Wedding March
  • Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
  • Mozart – Divertimento
  • Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
  • Mozart – Turkish Rondo
  • Noel Gay – Leaning On A Lamp-Post
  • Offenbach – Barcarolle
  • Pachelbel – Canon In D
  • Penn – The Honeysuckle And The Queen Bee
  • Puccini – Chrysanthemums
  • Puccini – Nessun Dorma
  • Purcell – Chacony
  • Purcell – Two Rondeaux
  • Ravel – Bolero
  • Schubert – Moment Musical
  • Strauss – Pizzicato Polka
  • Strauss – The Kiss Waltz
  • Sullivan – Pirates Of Penzance
  • Sullivan – Three Little Maids From School
  • Tchaikowsky – Dance Of The Mirlitons
  • Tchaikowsky – March And Valse Des Fleurs
  • Traditional English – Greensleeves
  • Verdi – The Force Of Destiny
  • Vivaldi – Concerto For Two Violins
  • Vivaldi – Spring (Four Seasons)
  • Wagner – Wedding March
  • ….and plenty more….


  1. Joanna White

    Joanna and Peter’s Wedding – September 2017

    Our guests were so impressed with the quality of the performance! The beautifully performed classical music really enhanced our wedding ceremony and the joyful music at the drinks reception set the mood for the whole day. Please thank the Classic String Quartet on our behalf.

  2. Joyce Evans

    Joyce and David’s 50th Wedding Anniversary – June 2017

    Please thank all the members of the Classic String Quartet for me. The mix of classical music and popular tunes was exactly what we wanted. The music created an ideal back drop to a relaxed Sunday afternoon celebration.

  3. Simon Bennett

    Simon and Josie’s Wedding – April 2017

    The performance was perfect! Many thanks for the time taken to talk the event through and give suggestions on the best pieces to play for the ceremony. Everyone commented on the quality of the music. Many thanks again.