Arco String Quartet - FAQsLet us answer your questions about hiring our string quartet
I'm worried about Covid19. What is Arco doing?
Our acoustic sound is naturally at a background level, meaning no one has to raise their voice to hold a conversation. We can socially distance while playing and can wear face coverings if required. We are committed to following all relevant rules set out by government. Find out more about our covid19 response.
Will you follow social distancing rules?
We are committed to following social distancing guidelines set out by government and by the venues we are visiting. For example we can sit an appropriate distance from each other and from guests and can wear face masks if required. Find out more about our covid19 response.
Can you play outdoors?
We are more than happy to play outdoors. In wet or very windy weather we will need protection from the elements (for example by using a gazebo with sides or by moving indoors) so it is a good idea to make sure there will be an option available if the weather conspires against us.
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, illness, or because they are having to self isolate – we would still play the same music and you would receive the same high standard.
What is a string quartet?
To hear what our string quartet sounds like please click here.
We can also offer a string duo for smaller spaces or tighter budgets.
How far will you travel?
We are happy to play at events around the North East of England, throughout Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, County Durham and Teesside. On occasion we also travel further afield. As an alternative if you are outside our area, the string duo is able to live stream to your event. Please contact us for more information.
Can you play at funerals?
What will you wear?
Can you move from one room to another?
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 £240.
Our school education workshops vary in length and content so for more information on pricing please contact us.
Gift recordings cost £60.
How do I book?
What happens if I have to postpone?
Your deposit would be transferable to a new date if your wedding or event had to be postponed because of virus restrictions.