About Utopia Strings – professional string group based in London
Utopia Strings are a stylish string ensemble who add a touch of class to your wedding, drinks reception or corporate event.
Utopia Strings are a stunning group of musicians who provide entertainment at all events.
We are a string ensemble with a difference. Our repertoire list features all your classical favourites, but we are always keen to try something new!
You can expect to hear original, quirky arrangements of songs from musicals and films, swing classics, and modern pop songs.
Check out our extensive repertoire and if you have any other songs you'd like the group to perform for you, get in touch and we'll see what we can do!
We perform completely acoustically and are able to entertain your guests indoors or outdoors, provided there is suitable cover.
We usually ensemble perform as a quartet but we are also available as a trio or duo, depending on space and budget.
For weddings, we can entertain your guests for 30 minutes before the ceremony, and then perform music for the procession and recession of the bride and the signing of the register.
You can also have us stay for longer to entertain your guests for your indoors or outdoors cocktail hour and beyond!
The string quartet is the most popular and classic ensemble, possessing a diverse repertoire.
A perfectly balanced range of instruments; the quartet can entertain the whole party or subtly blend into the surroundings, adding an extra sparkle to the atmosphere.
A string trio is perfect for where space might be limited. A smaller group of just three players, our string trio can provide ample entertainment with much of our quartet repertoire also working perfectly well for trio.
If you would prefer something more unique, a string duo may be what you are looking for.
A combination of either two violins or a violin and cello presents a more intimate feel and again, frees up more room for your guests to enjoy your event.
Our repertoire for string duo covers a wide range of genres, from Classical to Klezmer, Salsa and other styles from around the world.
So if you're looking to hire the finest wedding string quartet London has to offer, get in touch with Utopia Strings.
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WHAT WILL YOU WEAR FOR MY EVENT?
We usually wear smart all-black concert attire but can wear brighter colours if requested.
CAN YOU PLAY SONGS WE REQUEST?
Yes! If not already part of our repertoire, we can take special requests and arrange songs especially for you at an additional fee of £50. We usually require notice of at least a month.
CAN YOU PLAY OUTSIDE?
Yes. Provided we are playing under a sheltered/covered area, we are happy to play outside. Should it be very cold, we may require heaters!
HOW MUCH SPACE DO YOU NEED?
A well-lit space of 3m x 2m is perfect for us.
WHAT EQUIPMENT DO YOU REQUIRE?
We require the correct number of armless chairs (and cover if playing outdoors), good lighting and a safe room to leave our belongings and valuables while performing.
HOW MANY BREAKS DO YOU NEED?
We usually take a 10-15 minute break for every hour played. We can arrange our breaks to fit with your schedule on the day but would appreciate notice of any specific times we are not required to play so we can arrange our breaks accordingly.
HOW FAR CAN YOU TRAVEL?
We can travel to any event in the UK or abroad but are mainly based in London and the home counties. Please note that additional travel and accommodation fees may apply for events further afield.
DO YOU REQUIRE FOOD/REFRESHMENTS?
We only ask for water to be available by way of refreshments. However, should we be at your event for 3 hours or more, food/light refreshments would be much appreciated!
"They were great and very professional, added great atmosphere to our event. We would definitely use them again."
– Raleigh Peters, 5 February 2019, corporate event in London
"We really enjoyed the music and the girls were delightful. Overall - excellent and we would use them again."
– Sheila Cavey, 10 October 2018, party in Manchester
"Very good, our guests like it very much."
– Cengbo Zubar, 28 August 2018, corporate event in London
"Absolutely wonderful performance. More than I could ever have wished for. The trio were for a surprise wedding anniversary present to my wife. My wife, and our three children were simply mesmerised!"
– Simon Robbins, 20 August 2018, anniversary party in Essex
"Wonderful addition to our civil ceremony. Thank you so much for adding that magical touch to the day."
– Rav Bhatti, 5 June 2018, civil wedding in London
"Great communication from start to finish, very happy with the performance on the day. Would thoroughly recommend."
– Peter Mckie, 29 May 2018, wedding in London
"Everyone enjoyed the performance very much. The pieces were very suited to the birthday occasion."
– Dieter Navarre, 19 May 2018, birthday party in Berkshire
"Fantastic and talented group to work with, and they were a perfect fit for our social event. Would definitely recommend if you're looking to keep your event classy and cool."
– Conor Smith, 15 March 2018, corporate event in London
"Utopia Strings was a pleasure to work with for our big day. They were professional from the outset and had a huge choice of songs we could choose from. Anyone thinking of a string quartet or similar for their special day should look no further than these guys. They are brilliant."
– Waseem Ali, 30 January 2018, wedding in London
Air On The G String - Bach
Alleluja From Exultant Jubilate - Mozart
Andante From Piano Concerto No. 21
Aria From Xerxes - Handel
Arioso - Bach
Ave Maria - Schubert
Ave Maria - Bach/gounod
Bridal Chorus (wedding March) - Wagner
Bist Du Bei Mir - Bach
Entrance Of The Queen Of Sheba - Handel
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring - Bach
Largo From Winter, The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Liebestraum - Liszt
Meditation From Thaïs - Massanet
Ode To Joy - Beethoven
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Rondeau - Mouret
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
Träumerei - Schumann
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Wachet Auf - Bach
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Adagio From Violin Concerto No.1 - Bruch
Badinerie From Orchestral Suite No.2 - Bach
Blue Danube Waltz - J.strauss
Cakewalk - Debussy
Canon In D - Pachelbel
Chanson De Matin - Elgar
Divertimento In F - Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
First Polovtsian Dance - Borodin
Für Elise - Beethoven
Gymnopedie 1-3 - Satie
Gavotte From Holberg Suite - Grieg
Gopak - Mussorgsky
Hornpipe From Water Music - Handel
Humoresque - Dvorak
Hungarian Dance No.5 - Brahms
I Vow To Thee, My Country - Holst
Le Petit Nègre - Debussy
Nimrod - Elgar
Norwegian Dance No.2 Grieg
Pizzicato Polka - J.strauss
Polonaise ‘militaire’ - Chopin
Prelude In E Minor - Chopin
Rondo Alla Turca - Mozart
Salut D’amour - Elgar
Symphony No.1, Finale - Brahms
Symphony No.4, 2nd Movement - Tchaikovsky
Symphony No.6, 1st Movement - Beethoven
Symphony No.7, Allegretto - Beethoven
Symphony No. 40, 1st Movement - Mozart
The Cuckoo - Daquin
Tritsch-tratsch Polka - J.strauss
Two Rondeaux - Purcell
Vocalise - Rachmaninoff
Wedding Day At Troldhaugen - Grieg
All Of Me - John Legend
All The Lovers - Kylie Minogue
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
At Last - Etta James
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Bohemian Rhapsody - Freddie Mercury
Bridge Over Troubled Water - Paul Simon
Candle In The Wind - Elton John
Distance - Emily King
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Everything I Do I Do It For You - Michael Kamen
Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Fireflies - Owl City
Fljotavik - Sigur Ros
Georgy Girl - The Seekers
Get Back - The Beatles
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
God Only Knows - Tony Asher/brian Wilson
Good Day Sunshine - The Beatles
Greatest Day - Take That
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
Hoppípolla - Sigue Rós
How Deep Is Your Love - Bee Gees
I Gotta Feeling - Black Eyed Peas
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
It Must Be Love - Madness
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Charles Fox
Kissing You - Des'ree
Let It Go - Frozen
Marry You - Bruno Mars
My Girl - The Temptations
One Day Like This - Elbow
Only Girl (in The World) - Rihanna
Paradise - Coldplay
Poker Face - Lady Gaga
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Real Love - Clean Bandit
Roxanne - Sting
Rude Boy - Rihanna
Sex On Fire - Kings Of Leon
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Stairway To Heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Sweet Child Of Mine - Guns ’n’ Roses
Take Over The World - The Courteneers
Thriller - Michael Jackson
Toxic - Britney Spears
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars And Mark Ronson
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Without You - Peter Ham/tom Evans
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
World Without Love - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
Your Song - Elton John
You're My Best Friend - Queen
You’ve Got The Love - Florence And The Machine
Czardas From Coppelia - Delibes
Czardas From Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
Dance Of The Sugar Plum Fairy From The Nutcracker
Dance Of The Swans From Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
Danse Des Mirlitons - Tchaikovsky
Divertissement Pizzicati From Syilva - Delibes
March From The Nutcracker Suite - Tchaikovsky
Mazurka From Coppelia - Delibes
Pas De Deux From Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
The Swan From Carnival Of The Animals - Saint Saens
Valse Lent From Coppelia - Delibes
Waltz Of The Flowers - Tchaikovsky
A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square - Manning Sherwin
Anything Goes - Cole Porter
Chelsea Bridge - Billy Strayhorn
Every Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
Funiculì, Funiculà - Luigi Denza
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
Leaning On A Lampost - George Gay
Let’s Do It - Cole Porter
Makin’ Whoopee - Walter Donaldson
Moonlight In Vermont - Karl Süssdorf
My Funny Valentine - Richard Rodgers
New York, New York - Leonard Bernstein
O Sole Mio - Eduardo Di Capua
Pennies From Heaven - Arthur Johnson
Ragtime Dance - Scott Joplin
Satin Doll - Duke Ellington/billy Strayhorn
Take The ‘a’ Train - Billy Strayhorn
The Folks Who Live On The Hill - Jerome Kern
The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Carlos Jobim
Aaye Ho Meri Zindagi Mein - Raja Hindustani
Awara Hoon - Mukesh
Aye Mere Humsafar - Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak
Baharon Phool Barsao - Suraj
Balle Balle - Bride And Prejudice
Chaiyya Chaiyya - Dil Se
Chura Liya Hai Tune Jo Dil Ko - Yaadon Ki Baaraat
Dheere Jalna - Paheli
Do Dil Mil Rahe Hain - Pardes
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To - 1942: A Love Story
Ghar Aaja Soniya - Shazia Mansoor
Heartbeat - Kal Ho Na Ho
Jai Ho - Slumdog Millionaire
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Latika’s Theme - Slumdog Millionaire
Main Hoon Na
Sachi Sachi Teri Nazre - Dabangg
Teri Chunariya - Hello Brother
Tere Mere Pyar Mein - Shola Aur Shabnam
Teri Ore - Singh Is King
Wedding Theme - Monsoon
Barcarolle From The Tales Of Hoffman - Offenbach
Bei Männern From The Magic Flute - Mozart
Der Vögelfänger From The Magic Flute - Mozart
Flower Duet From Lakmé - Delibes
Habanera From Carmen - Bizet
Meditation From Thaïs - Massanet
Nessun Dorma From Turandot - Puccini
O Mio Babbino Caro From Gianni Schicchi - Puccini
Prelude To Carmen - Bizet
The Toreador’s Song From Carmen - Bizet
Black Adder - Howard Goodall
Charlie And The Chocolate Factory Medley
Downtown Abbey - John Lunn
Fawlty Towers - Dennis Wilson
Game Of Thrones - Ramin Djawadi
Godfather Theme - Nino Rota
Harry Potter Medley - John Williams
Let It Go - Frozen
Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
Pirates Of The Caribbean - Klaus Badelt
Psycho - Bernard Herrman
Sound Of Music - Rogers And Hammerstein
Star Wars Theme - John Williams
Tetris Theme - Russian Traditional
Vicar Of Dibley - Howard Goodall
Csardas - Michael Mclean
Fandango - Michael Mclean
Por Una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel
Rhumba - Michael Mclean
Serenata - Michael Mclean
Tango Chromatique - Michael Mclean
Tango - Michael Mclean
Bring A Torch, Jeanette, Isabella
Deck The Halls
Frosty The Snowman
Hark! The Herald Angels Sing
Jingle Bell Rock
Joy To The World
Let It Snow
Lo, How A Rose E’er Blooming
O Come, O Come Emmanuel
Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
The First Noel
What Child Is This
We Wish You A Merry Christmas