Corporate Event Entertainment

Live music at your function can create a welcoming atmosphere, help put your guests at ease, and make your event feel extra special.

Arco String Quartet provides a personal, professional service from start to finish to give your guests a memorable experience.

Before your corporate event

  • Timely and efficient communication by phone and email to fit in around you
  • Experienced – we have worked with professional PR companies, public sector organisations and private companies to provide an individual, tailored service
  • Guidance on choosing appropriate music
  • Professional invoicing

It’s always a pleasure to deal with Arco, from your customer service to the music itself. You are always professional and your music is beautiful, we do receive lovely feedback after you have attended our events. We would be happy to recommend you to others and should the occasion arise for us we will be in touch again.


NHS Trust Awards

Thank you for yesterday, everyone thought you added a real classy feel to the event and the music was very appropriate. We look forward to the opportunity of having you play for us again!


New office opening

On the day

  • Suitable music from a wide selection, providing something for everyone
  • Reliability: we have never missed or cancelled an event
  • A professional approach and appearance
  • Arrival times 30 minutes in advance, so that you can relax knowing we are ready to play as soon as your guests arrive
  • Compliance with all Covid19 guidance and event requirements
  • High quality live music
  • Amplification of our acoustic sound if required for the space/number of guests while still maintaining a comfortable background volume that doesn’t require anyone to raise their voice
  • Travel to functions all around the North East
  • Able to perform inside or outside (with appropriate shelter from wind/rain)

Covid 19

We are committed to performing safely and in line with all relevant guidance and legislation during the pandemic.


We don’t need any special equipment and will bring everything we need with us (except for chairs!) We have clear ‘Covid screens’ to aid social distancing between the musicians and can wear face masks if required.

We do not normally need any power sockets or amplifiers. However, if your event is in a very large space or for a lot of people you may like us to use amplification to make sure everyone can hear us. If this is the case we can either bring our own equipment or use the PA system provided for the event, if there is one.

If a space is particularly dark we have small battery-operated lights which we can easily use.

We are very happy to perform outside in mild weather as long as appropriate cover is provided in case of rain or high winds. 

How do we book and when do we pay?

To book please get in touch to check availability and discuss your requirements. We will then invoice you for the deposit of £100, which secures the date for you. The balance is due 1 month before the event. Alternatively you can pay the full amount on booking. Payment can be made by bank transfer or cheque.

During busy periods, such as the summer months, we can become booked up early 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 1 week before events.

As well as the string quartet (four musicians) we do offer a string duo (two musicians) for smaller spaces, tighter budgets, or where total numbers are restricted owing to social distancing.

Previous corporate events have included

Balls • Product launches • Graduation ceremonies • Premises openings • Client entertainment • Retirements dos • Annual dinners • Awards ceremonies

Live streaming to your event is now available

Discuss your corporate event today


We like to play as continuously as possible (where appropriate) to give you and your guests uninterrupted background music. If booked for longer than 2 hours we may take a short break. Wherever possible we will try to fit this in around your event, for example during speeches, presentations or announcements.

What happens if one of the players is ill on the day?

We have a database of ‘back-up’ players who can stand in if a player is unavailable on the day of your event through accident or illness – we would still play the same music and you would receive the same high standard. We have never missed or cancelled an event owing to illness or any other reason.

We have great feedback from our previous events