Quartet, Trio or Duo?
Photography by Cornelius Darrell
Whether you've been planning your perfect day since before you'd had your first kiss, or only after you officially became engaged, everyone deserves to have their fairytale become a reality. We believe all fairytales should have a romantic soundtrack to match. You can bring some extra magic to your celebration by having live musicians serenade you down the aisle towards your happily ever after! Briar String Quartet offers a String Quartet, Trio and Duos that perform both classical and modern music. With a range of ensembles and repertoire to select from, each performance is tailored to reflect your unique style and vision.
So, what’s the difference?
Violin, Violin, Viola & Cello
The Quartet is our most popular and versatile ensemble, offering a vast range of repertoire with a balanced and lush sound. A String Quartet consists of a 1st Violin, 2nd Violin, Viola and Cello. This combination of instruments allows for the performance of melody, harmony, inner voicings, and a bass line, giving the truest and fullest rendition of your chosen songs. The String Quartet is equipped to perform any genre of music, and will make a luxurious statement at your event.
Violin, Viola & Cello
The Trio is a favoured ensemble, offering a modest range of repertoire with a refined and even sound. A String Trio is made up of a Violin, Viola and Cello. This combination of instruments allows for the performance of melody, some harmony or inner voicings, and a bass line, giving a lovely rendition of your chosen songs. A String Trio is considered the close cousin of the Quartet, and can perform both classical repertoire, as well as instantly recognisable covers of your favourite modern songs.
Violin & Cello
The Duo is our second most popular ensemble, offering a wide range of repertoire with a distilled and delicate sound. A String Duo is performed by a Violin and Cello. This complimentary pairing of instruments allows for the shared performance of melody and accompaniment, giving a beautiful performance of your chosen repertoire. A String Duo is a stylish choice for more intimate occasions and spaces.
Cello & Cello
The Cello Duo is a memorable ensemble, offering a wide range of repertoire with a warm, vibrant and tender tone. A Cello Duo consists of two cellos each performing melody and accompaniment. While similar to the String Duo in many respects, the Cello Duo brings an extra layer of depth and romance to an occasion. The Cello Duo is perfect choice for more formal affairs.
When selecting an ensemble for your occasion, you should consider:
What vision or aesthetic am I hoping to create?
Which ensemble can best execute the style of music I would like performed?
What does my budget allow for?
Which ensemble best suits the size of my venue?
Say "hello" and ask us how we can provide music for your special occasion!