Arco String Quartet - FAQsLet us answer your questions about hiring our string quartet
I'm worried about live music and covid19. Is it safe?
As we do not sing or blow into our instruments there is no extra risk by having us perform. Our musicians present the same level of risk as any other attendee at your event. 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 masks 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?
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 kind of music will you play?
What will you wear?
Can you play a particular piece of music for me?
Can you move from one room to another?
How much does a string quartet cost?
Our school education workshops vary in length and content so for more information on pricing please contact us.