The Xenia String Quartet - String Quartet, Trio & Duo

This Bristol string quartet is a well-established quartet with years of experience playing at weddings and corporate functions in Bristol, Bath, Cardiff, Somerset and across the South West. 

Having played at in excess of 700 events you can be sure of the highest standard of performance - they can provide the perfect accompaniment to your special day, whether it be a wedding, corporate event or private party.

With an ever increasing repertoire of over 800 pieces we can help create the perfect atmosphere for any event; from a small intimate wedding to a large corporate function.

The Violinist studied at Trinity College of Music, London, and at the Royal Welsh College of Music, Cardiff. He is currently working as a freelance violinist based in Somerset, and has been booked by many clients including the BBC and Channel 4. He also teaches the violin at various schools throughout North Somerset.

The Cellist studied at Bath Spa University with Ruth Zagni, and at the Royal Welsh College of Music with Richard May. She now works as a freelance cellist, performing in local orchestras and ensembles including Bath Philharmonia. She has also toured China with the London-based Amadeus Orchestra. As a session musician, she has worked with bands including Kula Shaker and performs regularly with Bristol-based singer/songwriter Phil King. She is also a pianist, and has recorded for an ITV production of Jane Austen’s ‘Persuasion’. An experienced accompanist, she works at all levels from grade exams to recitals.

The Viola player studied at Bath Spa University and the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in Cardiff.  In Cardiff she studied with Yu Yasuraoka and at Bath Spa University she studied with Lorna Osbon and Adrian Eales. She freelances for several local orchestras, and as a session musician she has recorded with artists such as Rose Kemp, Benjamin Brunel, Jim Moray, Jane Taylor and Rob Bray to name but a few. She has performed for the opening of the Bath International Music Festival for the past two years and performs regularly in Bath and Bristol. She is also busy teaching viola and violin to enthusiastic adults and children in Bath.

2nd Violinist studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music with Peter Hanson and Iwona Boesche, and in Australia with Elizabeth Holliwell. Whilst studying, she led the Bute String Quartet, and played with the BBC National Orcestra of Wales on a placement scheme for two years. She is now teaching privately from her home in Somerset and leading workshops for adults with learning difficulties and autism.

They also have several standby members who play with the quartet in the event of one or more of their regular members being unavailable. These musicians have all played with the Bristol String Quartet on numerous occasions, so the high standard of performance will not be affected.

 

 

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The Xenia String Quartet - String Quartet, Trio & Duo Repertoire

Classical

  • Bach - Air on the G String
  • Bach - Brandenberg Concerti
  • Bach - Double Violin Concerto
  • Bach - Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Beethoven - Ode to Joy
  • Bizet - Selections from Carmen 
  • Boccherini - Menuett
  • Borodin - Polotsvian Dances 
  • Brahms - Hungarian Dances
  • Capua - O Sole Mio
  • Charpentier - Prelude from Te Deum
  • Chopin - Nocturne in Eb Major 
  • Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
  • Copland - Hoe Down (Rodeo)
  • Corelli - Christmas Concerto
  • Debussy - Clair de Lune
  • Debussy - The Girl with the Flaxen Hair 
  • Delibes - Flower Duet (Lakme)
  • Delibes - Mazurka (Coppelia)
  • Dvorak - Humoresque
  • Dvorak - Largo from the New World Symphony
  • Dvorak - Slavonic Dances
  • Einaudi - Le Onde 
  • Elgar - Chanson de Nuit
  • Elgar - Salut D’Amour
  • Faure - Pavane
  • Franck - Panis Angelicus
  • Gounod - Ave Maria
  • Greig - Selections from Peer Gynt
  • Greig - Wedding Day at Troldhaugen 
  • Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
  • Handel - La Rejouissance 
  • Handel - The Water Music
  • Jenkins - Palladio
  • Mascagni - Intermezzo (Cavalleria Rusticana)
  • Massenet - Meditation
  • Mendelssohn - Wedding March 
  • Mozart - Allelulia from Exultate Jubilate
  • Mozart - Divertimenti 
  • Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
  • Mozart - Non Piu Andrai 
  • Mozart - Overture from the Marriage of Figaro
  • Mozart - Wedding March from the Marriage of Figaro 
  • Offenbach - Barcarolle
  • Offenbach - Melodies
  • Pachelbel - Canon
  • Parry - Jerusalem
  • Puccini - Nessun Dorma
  • Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Purcell - Air and Rondo
  • Purcell - Trumpet Tune
  • Ravel - Bolero
  • Rossini - Selections from William Tell 
  • Saint Saens - The Swan
  • Sartori - Con te Partiro
  • Satie - Gymnopedies
  • Schubert - Ave Maria 
  • Strauss - Fledermaus Waltzes
  • Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Sleeping Beauty 
  • Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
  • Vivaldi - Gloria 
  • Vivaldi - The Four Seasons 
  • Wagner - Bridal Chorus

Popular

  • Abba - I do, I do, I do
  • Abba - Mamma Mia
  • Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss a Thing 
  • Air - You Make it Easy
  • Aznavour - She
  • Bacharach - Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
  • Beach Boys - California Girls
  • Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
  • Beatles - All you need is Love
  • Beatles - Hey Jude
  • Beatles - Lady Madonna
  • Beatles - Michelle
  • Beatles - Paperback Writer
  • Beatles - When I’m 64
  • Beatles - Yesterday
  • Bee Gees - How Deep is your Love
  • Beyonce - Halo 
  • Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
  • Blunt - You’re Beautiful
  • Blur - The Universal
  • Brown - I Feel Good 
  • Bowie - Changes
  • Carpenters - Yesterday Once More
  • Charles - Hit the Road Jack 
  • Clapton - Layla
  • Coldplay - Paradise
  • Coldplay - Viva la Vida
  • Coldplay - Yellow
  • Collins - Cock Linnet
  • Cranberries - Zombie 
  • Dexy's Midnight Runners - Come on Eileen 
  • Diamond - I'm a Believer 
  • Doors - Light My Fire
  • Elbow - One Day like This
  • Europe - The Final Countdown 
  • Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams are Made of This 
  • Greenday - Good Riddance 
  • Heusen - Come Fly with Me
  • Jackson - Billy Jean 
  • Jackson - Thriller
  • John - Your Song 
  • Kaiser Cheifs - I Predict a Riot 
  • King - Stand By Me 
  • Lady Gaga - Paparrazi
  • Led Zepplin - Stairway to Heaven
  • Lewis - A Moment Like This
  • Marley - I Shot the Sheriff
  • Maroon Five - She will be Loved
  • McFLy - All about You
  • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
  • Mraz - I'm Yours 
  • Muse - Starlight 
  • Pink Floyd - Money 
  • Plain White T's - Hey There Delilah 
  • Presley - Love me Tender
  • Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
  • Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody 
  • Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
  • Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge over Trouble Water
  • Simone - Nobody Does it Better
  • Sinatra - My Way 
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars 
  • Take That - Greatest Day 
  • Take That - Patience
  • Take That - Rule the World
  • Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
  • Wannadies - The You and Me Song 
  • Warren - That’s Amore 
  • Weiss - What a Wonderful World

Jazz

  • Anderson - Blue Tango
  • Anderson- The Syncopated Clock
  • Desmond - Take Five
  • Ellington - It Don’t Mean a Thing
  • Gershwin - Fascinating Rhythm
  • Gershwin - Nice Work if you can Get It
  • Gershwin - Somebody Loves Me
  • Gershwin - Summertime
  • Gershwin - Swansea
  • Gershwin - The Man I Love
  • Gershwin - They Can’t take That Away from Me
  • Grever - What a Difference a Day Made
  • Howard - Fly me to the Moon
  • Johnson - Pennies from Heaven
  • Joplin - Country Club
  • Joplin - The Entertainer
  • King Cole - Let’s Face the Music

Film, Television & Theatre

  • Arlen - Over the Rainbow
  • Armstrong - Balcony Scene from Love Actually 
  • Baerwold - Come What May from Moulin Rouge
  • Barry - Goldfinger
  • Barry - Moonraker
  • Barry - You Only Live Twice 
  • Bernstein - Selections from West Side Story
  • Boch - Selections from Fiddler on the Roof 
  • Bricusse - Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka 
  • Davis - Theme from Pride and Prejudice
  • Elfman - Theme from Beetlejuice
  • Elfman - Theme from The Simpsons 
  • Fonteyn - Theme from Ski Sunday
  • Hess - Ladies in Lavender 
  • Hupfeld - As Time goes By
  • Immel - Theme from Dallas 
  • Jacobs - Selections from Grease
  • Journey - Don't Stop Believing 
  • Lai - Theme from Love Story
  • Lloyd Webber - All I ask of You
  • Lloyd Webber - Selections from Cats
  • Loewe - Selections from My Fair Lady 
  • Mancini - Theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm 
  • Mancini - Moon River
  • Norman - Theme from James Bond 
  • Porter - Anything Goes
  • Porter - Every time we say Goodbye
  • Porter - I get a Kick out of You
  • Porter - Let’s do It
  • Porter - You’re the Top
  • Previte - Selections from Dirty Dancing 
  • Rodgers - Blue Moon
  • Rodgers - My Funny Valentine
  • Ross - Hernando’s Hideaway
  • Rota - Theme from the Godfather
  • Schoenberg - Selections from Les Miserables 
  • Simone - Nobody Does it Better 
  • Sousa - Liberty Bell
  • Sulliavan - Selections from the Mikado
  • Williams - Selections from Harry Potter 
  • Williams - Theme from E.T.
  • Wiliams - Theme from Schindlers List
  • Williams - Theme from Star Wars
  • Wilson - Theme from Fawlty Towers
  • Young - When I Fall in Love

Traditional & Tango

  • Albeniz -  Tango
  • Beltran - Sway
  • Gade - Jealousy
  • Gardel - Por una Cabeza
  • Padilla - El Relicario
  • Piazzolla - Libertango
  • Piazzolla - Tango Fugata 
  • Rodriguez - La Cumparsita
  • Trad. English - Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  • Trad. Jewish - Hava Nagila
  • Trad. Mexican - La Bamba
  • Trad. Russian - Dark Eyes
  • Trad. Scottish - Loch Lomond
  • Villodo - El Choclo

Bollywood

  • Aaja Soniya 
  • Awara Hoon 
  • Aye Ho Meri Zindagi Mi 
  • Aye Mere Humsafar 
  • Baharon Phool Barsao 
  • Balle Balle 
  • Chaiyya Chaiyya 
  • Churaliya 
  • Dheere Sheere 
  • Do Dil Mil Rahe Hai 
  • Ghar Aaya Sonja 
  • Jai Ho 
  • Kabhie Kabhie 
  • Kal Ho Naa Ho 
  • Kuch Kuch Hota Hai 
  • Latikas Theme 
  • Mein Huu Na 
  • Monsoon Wedding Theme 
  • Sachi Sachi 

Christmas

  • Anderson - Sleigh Ride
  • Cantiones - Good King Wenceslas
  • Gantlett - Once in Royal David's City
  • Goss - See Amid the Winter's Snow
  • Gruber - Silent Night
  • Handel - Joy to the World
  • Kilpatrick - Away in a Manger
  • Kocher - As with Gladness men of Old
  • Mendelssohn - Hark the Herald Angels Sing
  • Psalms - While Shepheards Watched
  • Sullivan - It came upon a midnight Clear
  • Trad. - Adestes Fideles
  • Trad. - God rest ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Trad. - I saw three Ships come Sailing in
  • Trad. - Unto us a Boy is Born
  • Trad. - The first Nowell
  • Trad. - O little Town of Bethlehem
  • Trad. - Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly
  • Wade - O Come all ye Faithfull
  • Woodward - Ding dong Merrily on High
  • Herold - Clog Dance

The Xenia String Quartet - String Quartet, Trio & Duo Feedback

This Act's Average Star Rating

Excellent! They made our special day magical. They liaised and performed brilliantly with our singer. I cannot express how great they really were. Thanks.

Martin Jones ,

Many thanks for playing at our wedding yesterday! You were fantastic! Thanks for making our day that much more special.

, Somerset

You were amazing - everyone loved it

, Bath

Thank you to everyone in the quartet for entertaining us so well at last weeks Conference, very much appreciated. There was lots of good feedback from those attending who enjoyed listening to your varied and excellent choice of music.

, Somerset

I thought you were outstanding on the day, many of the guests have commented to me how much they enjoyed having you there!

, Gloucestershire

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding - You were amazing!

, Wiltshire

We would just like to pass on our thanks to all the members of the String Trio who performed at our wedding on Friday - the music was fantastic and really added to the atmosphere during the drinks reception. We had lots of very lovely comments from guests so thank you very much!

, Berkshire

I would just like to say a very big thank you to you and your colleagues for helping to make Saturday evening such a great success that it was. Your music added a touch of class to the evening and was absolutely perfect.

, Wiltshire

Thank you so much for yesterday you guys were perfect. Thanks again for coming, it was amazing.

, Cardiff

Thanks you for playing at our wedding in July - I was thrilled with how it all sounded and it created such a lovely atmosphere during our wedding breakfast.

, Wiltshire

Thank you for the wonderful music you played on my wedding day last year. Many people on the day and after, and also still today talk about how brilliant you were!!

, Cardiff

We just wanted to thank you for the wonderful music during our wedding day, we really enjoyed it and our guests commented that they enjoyed it also.

, Gloucestershire

Just to say a huge thank you for the really wonderful music you provided for our big day at Coombe lodge. All our guests commented on how well it all sounded and how it went perfectly with our theme and made our big that bit more special.

, Somerset

I wanted to drop you a line to thank the quartet for doing such a fabulous job at our wedding. The music you played was absolutely beautiful and really set the emotion for our day. Thank you also for being so amenable to our wishes to have an outdoor ceremony despite our temperamental great British summer time!

, Somerset

Many thanks for your fantastic performance yesterday - you were all brilliant. You have all made the wedding so special. Every one of our guests commented on how beautifully you played your music. I would have no hesitation in recommending your quartet to family and friends. Good luck in all you do.

, Cardiff

Thank you for playing at our wedding last Friday. All our guests really enjoyed the music and I think you may have slotted in a few requests for some of them also! It was a lovely addition to our day.

, Bristol

I just wanted to drop you a line to express our sincere thanks for your performance yesterday evening. We very much enjoyed the whole evening and your background music during the meal was the icing on the cake! I?ve had lots of feedback this morning saying how wonderful it all was, so memorable, and that your music was very in keeping with the whole experience. Many thanks again for everything.

, Bristol

Thank you very much for all your playing at last week?s event at the Assembly Rooms. You sounded fantastic.

, Bath

A big thank you for your fantastic contribution to our wedding day. Everyone really enjoyed your music.

, Hampshire

Just wanted to say thank you so so much for Wednesday. The trio were absolutely amazing and received so many compliments from the guests!?

, Somerset

Thank you for your wonderful music you played for us on Saturday. I was so overwhelmed by everything that I could not get around to speaking to you but many thanks for everything. You were incredible!!

, Somerset

We just wanted to say a massive thank you to all of you for playing such a big part in making our wedding day special. We are so pleased that you played at our wedding. We truly loved all of the music you played and so did our guests. The reaction from our guest on the day and the messages we have received afterwards have been fantastic. The atmosphere you created in Castle House for the wedding ceremony was perfect. The performance afterwards in the Great Hall was equally brilliant!

, Somerset

Thank you for playing at our do aboard the SS Great Britain on Saturday night. So many people have commented on the quality of the performance and how lovely it was to have live music.

, Bristol

Thanks again, we really appreciate it,?

, Bristol

Thank you for performing at our wedding - you really added to the atmosphere during the drinks reception and wedding breakfast and we loved listening to you. You are all very talented, and I would personally love to listen to you all the time!

, Oxfordshire

Thank you for your wonderful music on Saturday - it was beautiful and flawless. I was lucky enough to hear game of thrones and it was also perfect! Thanks again for making it all so enjoyable.

, Bath

Thank you for playing at my party on Saturday night - you were absolutely brilliant and so many people commented on how much they enjoyed hearing you play. Thank you so much - I will certainly recommend you in the future!

, Somerset

Many thanks for providing the music for our wedding at Rookery Manor. The musicians were excellent and the music added to the ambience of our day. David and I were so busy with photographs that we missed much of the music in the marquee but several of our guests commented on how delightful it was to have a quartet playing. The music for the ceremony we did hear and enjoyed very much. So thank you once again.

, Somerset

I just wanted to email and say a huge thank you for playing at our wedding on April 8th. We had so many compliments on your playing.

, Somerset

I'd like to thank you for Saturday - you were fantastic and I'd definitely recommend you

, South Wales

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to the fantastic talent we were lucky enough to have play for us on our special day. You really were truly amazing and all the guests were incredibly impressed. I didn't get chance to thank you before you left and I apologise for that, I must have been nattering away somewhere. The venue team also looked for you so we could all give you a huge round of applause so I apologise that you didn't get that. If you would like me to write a testimonial for you or anything to help with any promotion for I am more than happy to do that because you were fantastic. Thank you so much.

, South Wales

Thank you so much for being a part of our special day. It was truly the best day of our lives and we loved every minute of it! Thank you for continually working with us and helping us create personalized touches with the service, an amazing day, and truly unforgettable memories. I also loved Guy's surprise with the singer and performance with yourselves!

, Wiltshire

Thank you very much for playing so beautifully at our wedding back on 1 June. Lots and lots of people have commented on how fantastic you were. Thanks especially for setting up to play outside after the service, it was very kind of you. A lovely touch.

, Bath

We just wanted to thank you all for your contribution to our wedding yesterday. Your music was beautiful and added a very special element to our lovely day.

, Somerset

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding on saturday. We absolutely loved having you there and everyone was saying how amazing you were. We will definitely be recommending you.

, South Wales

I just wished to get in touch to say thank you so much for providing such wonderful music for our wedding. Pretty much my only definitive idea I have held for a long time about my ideal wedding was to walk down the aisle to Canon, played by a string quartet, and it was everything I hoped for. We were so very impressed by the incredible professionalism and talent of you all and although I did not personally get too much of chance to hear all of your wonderful music, what I did, I thoroughly enjoyed. Your music provided the perfect background to the ceremony and drinks reception and we couldn't be happier with it all.

, Hampshire

I just wanted to say a big big thank you for Saturday! You made the ceremony and canapes truly magical.?

, Gloucestershire

Thanks so much for the music - it was perfect.

, Bristol

Thanks for the fabulous job. Many guests commented on how delightful the music was especially when enjoyed in the garden in the sun!

, Somerset

We just wanted to thank the string quartet for playing at our wedding! Everybody agreed that they were amazing and provided great entertainment before and after our ceremony. We will definitely recommend you to anyone looking for live music at an event.

, Bristol

Many thanks for supplying the ceremony and reception music for our wedding. We had a really fantastic day, everything went brilliantly and we were really pleased with both the service and the music that you supplied for us; we'd have absolutely no hesitation in recommending your organisation to anyone else planning a wedding! Once again thank you for helping to make our wedding a complete success and best wishes for the future!

, Bristol

If you ever need a reference for prospective clients, please do not hesitate to point them in my direction.

, Bristol

I just wanted to write to you to say a big thank you for coming and playing at our wedding on July 8th at st James church, Yeovil. Not only were me and my husband extremely pleased and overwhelmed by you but our guests were too. You were absolutely amazing and can not thank you enough, it made our day that extra bit special.

, Somerset

Thank you for doing such a great job at our wedding in Somerset earlier this month. You were all excellent.

, Somerset

Thank you so much for playing at our wedding ? the music was absolutely super and made the ceremony and day so special for us. All the guests keep telling me how blown away they were by the music!

, Berkshire

Thank you for such a wonderful performance at last week's Inaugural Dinner. I know you didn't get an awful lot of direction from me but you all did brilliantly at adapting to the flexible circumstances of the occasion! The selection of music was perfect and sounded fantastic.

, Bristol

Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you all at colston string quartet for such a breath taking job you did at my wedding day it made such an enormous difference to the ambulance of the day everyone was blown away how breathtakingly beautiful it all was !

, Somerset

Thank you so much for playing yesterday, it was brilliant

, Wiltshire

We would like to say thank you to you for playing at our wedding at Arnos Vale on Saturday 5th August. It created a lovely atmosphere and many of our guests expressed how much they enjoyed the music.

, Bristol

Thanks you so much for today - the ladies have spoken so highly about you.

, Somerset

Thank you all for playing at our Wedding at Cadbury House. The quartet made such a lovely edition to our day and everyone really did enjoy them so much and commented on how well they played. I am so glad I booked and I would 100% recommend you to anyone.

, Somerset

We thoroughly enjoyed the music, particularly before and during our ceremony and many of our guests commented on how beautiful you sounded - thank you so much.

, Somerset

Thank you to you and the rest of the quartet for their amazing job on our wedding day! Everyone loved the quartet and it was amazing to have them during our cake cutting as well. I didn't get to meet you formally on the day, but wanted to take this opportunity to say thank you for your great work on the day!

, Somerset

Thank you for playing at our wedding at Kingscote barn last week. You were amazing and really made our ceremony! We really can't thank you enough for being a part of our day.

, Gloucestershire

Thanks you for playing at our event on Wednesday. We had several comments that the music was lovely.

, Bristol

Thank you so much to the string quartet for playing at our wedding last weekend! It was absolutely perfect!

, Bristol

We wanted to say thanks to you and the quartet for playing at our wedding - the music was gorgeous.

, Bath

Our day was made all the more special by having the quartet share it with us! Our guests enjoyed the music as much as we did, in particular the Game of Thrones theme which went down a storm!

, Somerset

I just wanted to drop you a quick note to say how brilliant you were.

, Gloucestershire

Thank you so much for making our day extra special.

, Cardiff

Thank you so much for helping to make our wedding day such a wonderful day. The Quartet were amazing and the music played was everything we had hoped for. It really gave our day a wow factor and so many of our guests commented on how lovely the music was. We are very grateful for your hard work.

, Bath

Musicians were fantastic! Smartly dresses and punctual - Very flexible, given that we had to move everything indoors because of wet weather. Many of the wedding guests remarked how good the quartet was and really enjoyed the music they played for us. I would definitely highly recommend them!

Sarah Tucker,

The Xenia String Quartet were fantastic. Their sound was beautiful and they had a really broad repertoire of songs to suit all of our guests. We were both extremely happy and our guests thought the were magical too! Thank you. Mr and Mrs Griffin.

Stacy Macleod,

The wedding was a great success and the sun shone all day! Thank you for your organisation of the string quartet, who were very professional. They first set up in the hall and played prior to the ceremony and were good enough to incorporate a request from me for the bride's entry. After the ceremony they set up outside and played while the guests enjoyed the sunshine and waited for the wedding meal. I was very pleased and would recommend them to anyone. First class all round

Graham Cope, Llantwit Major, Glamorgan