Who we are

The Crystal Palace Quartet are in the UK's premier league of string quartets for hire, providing top quality entertainment on stages worldwide for over ten years. Based in Southeast London, the quartet will travel to wherever you or your clients require first-class musical performances: for corporate functions, weddings, civil partnerships, TV shows, studio recordings, cruises, concerts, or any other kind of events.

You can read about the musicians, watch demo videos and hear selected sound clips.

What we offer

The Crystal Palace String Quartet offer a professional, reliable service with a proven track record of giving live musical performances of the highest calibre. We are at home in any venue, from small corporate offices and churches to public buildings and world-class arenas.

Our huge repertoire ranges from Baroque to Bollywood and from Gershwin to Lady Gaga, and covers every genre in between!

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Why hire a string quartet?

The string quartet is the ideal size of ensemble for most events ranging from a handful of guests up to a few hundred or more. The combination of two violins, viola and cello can create a wide range of textures and moods varying from the most subtle and delicate to a full, rich string sound, which carries equally well in small or large halls, outdoors, or in a marquee.

The available repertoire for string quartet is by far the most extensive for any comparable size group, and encompasses many different musical genres. String quartets can perform music ranging from popular and traditional songs, light music, jazz, show tunes, and operatic extracts to masterworks of the baroque, classical and romantic eras.

While we usually perform as a string quartet, we also operate as a string trio or duo (violin plus viola or cello) for smaller events. A duo or trio is suitable for venues where performance space is limited, or if your budget doesn't stretch to a full string quartet.



We have more than 450 satisfied clients. Here is a random selection of unsolicited feedback.

Thanks to the four excellent musicians who played at our wedding on Tuesday. They made the whole service a wonderful experience for Sally, myself and all our guests. They made light work of getting set up without any stress to me and they provided lovely smiling faces for me when I was waiting for Sally to walk down the aisle. I would highly recommend them to anyone needing a similar experience in the future.

Daniel, June 2012

Simply brilliant performance. In difficult windy conditions on an exposed bandstand they performed wonderfully. All four musicians were perfectly turned out, professional and talented. Their performance was highlight of the wedding. Thank you very much.

James & Ilinca, Greenwich Park, July 2014