Arco String Quartet - FAQs
Let us answer your questions about hiring our string quartet...
What is a string quartet?
To hear what our string quartet sounds like please click here.
How far will you travel?
What will you wear?
What kind of music will you play?
Can you play a particular piece of music for me?
Can you move from one room to another?
Can you play outdoors?
How much does a string quartet cost?
We charge based on the length of time we are booked for. Prices start from £390. This covers all our costs, although for events a significant distance outside Tyne and Wear we may charge reasonable travel expenses. We can also provide a string duo (violin and cello), Prices for the duo start from £230.
Our school education workshops vary in length and content so for more information on pricing please contact us.
How do I book?
When will you arrive at my event?
We aim to arrive 30 minutes before our start time. This gives us ample time to set up and discuss any last minute queries with the venue.
Can I hear you play before my event?
We regularly play at wedding fairs around the North East. Details of upcoming fairs are listed here and on our Facebook page. You can also here live recordings of us on our videos page. From time to time we give public performances at other events (recently we’ve played at the Under the Dome Festival). We always post these events on our website and Facebook page.
When and how do we pay you?
How many breaks do you take?
Do I need to feed you?
No. If we are playing for two hours or more we do ask for some light refreshments. This is nothing more than tea, coffee and water.
What happens if one of the players is ill on the day?
What happens if it snows on the day of our event?
How far in advance do I need to book?
Arco String Quartet can become booked up early during busy periods, such as the summer months for weddings, so we recommend that you book as far in advance as possible to avoid disappointment. However, it is always worth checking with us as we do sometimes have availability up to 2 weeks before events.
Can you play at funerals?
Yes, we are happy to provide music for funerals as we understand that live music can make a big difference. Please contact us as soon as possible in the planning process to check our availability. We can generally access any hymns you would like or alternatively we have a wide range of music from classical to pop.