Sydney Weddings & Event String Quartet

Sydney Weddings, parties, corporate entertainment


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Choose the perfect musical accompaniment

Romantics would agree – beautiful music is definitely ‘the food of love’! When it comes to Sydney weddings, you can’t go past 16 Strings String Quartet for just the right music to crown your special day. In fact our wide range of music styles and genres is perfect for just about any occasion, including corporate entertainment, birthday and anniversary parties and events.

A Sydney string quartet on the move

Sydney and its surrounding areas have so many possibilities for fabulous conference, party and Sydney Weddings venues and 16 Strings String Quartet are happy to play at just about any of them. Sydney and surrounds including the Hawkesbury region and more …

From classical chamber music to fun ‘n funky jazz & pop

Whether you’re after modern or classical wedding music, contemporary pop, jazz or background music for parties, 16 Strings String Quartet musicians can oblige. Our string quartet music has a growing reputation for sophisticated modern interpretations of classic pop and jazz standards.

Our extensive repertoire includes songs from artists such as Rihanna, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Christina Perri, Coldplay, Michael Bublé, Bruno Mars and more. Plus our professional, adaptable team will always bend over backwards to meet your special musical requests and complement the atmosphere of your particular function.


Recent Sydney Weddings –

Sydney Harbour Wedding String QuartetThe iconic Sydney Weddings Harbour View at the Royal Botanical Gardens.

A Recent Weddings’s Song Choices-
Processional: A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Signing: All of Me – John Legend
Recessional: Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran

We also played:
Just the way you are
Viva la vida
I won’t give up
I Can’t Help Falling in Love With You
Lucky

 

 

curzon hall string quartet wedding sydneyThere is something rather picturesque about Curzon Hall, Marsfield. The weather cleared just as the ceremony was to begin.

Song Choices-
Bridesmaids Entrance: Isn’t she lovely – Stevie Wonder
Processional: I Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
Signing: Runaway – The Corrs
Recessional: Viva la Vida – Coldplay

We also played:
Heaven
At last
Can you Feel the Love Tonight
Just The Way You Are
Moondance

The Sebel Windsor String Quartet Sydney Wedding

The Sebel Resort and Spa Windsor is such a pretty spot. After the ceremony we relocated to the opposite side of the lake to the grassy area.

Song Choices-
Processional: Canon In D – Pachebel
Signing:  Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Hawaiian) – Israel K.
Recessional: Love Story – Taylor Swift

We also played:
Viva La Vida
Paradise
Never Tear Us Apart
I Won’t Give Up

 

St Marys North Sydney String Quartet WeddingThere is something so grand and majestic about a church wedding. St Mary’s North Sydney is just one of the many churches we are privileged to play at around Sydney

Song Choices-
Processional: Here Comes The Bride – Wagner
Candle Ceremony: You Raise Me Up – Groban
Offertory: Amazing Grace – John Newton
Holy Communion: Ave Maria – Schubert
Signing: A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Recessional: Wedding March – Mendelssohn

We also played:
Air On G String
Jesu, Joy Of Man’s Desiring
Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba

doltone-house-pirrama-road-pyrmont-new-south-wales-string-quartet-weddingDoltone House Pyrmont is the perfect location and quite often we play here for canapé hours and reception music.  We recently played here on the deck overlooking the beautiful harbour at dusk. #perfection

Song Choices:
The Way You Look Tonight
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Everything
For Once in My Life
Don’t Know Why
All You Need is Love
Here Comes the Sun
Viva La Vida
On Top of the World
The Only Exception

Recent Sydney Party & Events –

String Quartet Party Music

What a great night we had playing at the Hoyts Girls Night Out. We played a mixture of pop and jazz favourites to create the perfect atmosphere for all the girls having ‘a night out!’

Song Choices:
Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Moon River
Summertime
At Last
A Thousand Years
Without You
One Love
All You Need Is Love

 

AMP BUILDING CIRCULAR QUAY STRING QUARTET

We recently played at a private function for a corporate company at the AMP Building, Circular Quay. The view was simply breathtaking it was almost distracting!

Song Choices:
What a Wonderful World
Bittersweet Symphony
Moon River
Just the Way You Are
Unforgettable
Hallelujah
Chasing Cars
For Once In My Life

 

Sydney weddings – 16 Strings String Quartet – Corporate entertainment


 

We have a core team of eight musicians in 16 Strings String Quartet Sydney. By having a team of eight it allows us to have to two groups servicing the large city of Sydney. Every one of our musicians have been handpicked and play together on a regular basis to bring the beautiful 16 Strings sound to your event.

Annabelle Breyley-Smith, violin

Annabelle Breyley-Smith violinist from Newcastle who has been playing since the age of five. She recently moved to Sydney and enjoys playing in quartets and has extensive experience in playing with both symphony and string orchestras such as the Sydney Youth Orchestra, the Christ Church Camerata, the Australian Youth Orchestra and the Lake Macquarie Philharmonic Orchestra. She has completed her AMus.A and will continue her studies of the violin with the aspirations of becoming a professional orchestral violinist.

Hannah Duque, violin

A keen violin player since she was 3, Hannah has enjoyed playing for a large number of groups including the Christ Church Camerata, Hunter Strings Soloists and the Newcastle Youth Orchestra. She regularly performs at Sydney Weddings, functions, concerts and in competitions, and loves playing the wide scope of music involved. She moved to Sydney in 2016 but has been part of our 16 Strings family for a number of years as she was a musician in our Newcastle group. Hannah completed her AmusA in violin in 2015.

Marlon Schroeder, viola

Marlon started playing viola at a very young age. From the moment he picked up the instrument he knew the viola was the stringed instrument for him. To be trusted with the opportunity to play at people’s wedding is such an honour and he joined the team because he could see how 16 Strings was a quality string quartet that could provide a positive and active role to further his skills as a violist. Marlon also performs in local Orchestras and has been part of several string quartets over the years.

Hayon Lee, cello

Hayon is a cellist from New Zealand who first picked up the cello at age four. She enjoys playing both as a soloist and with groups and has had experience performing around Europe with the Auckland Youth Orchestra, the Sydney University Symphony Orchestra and various chamber ensembles. She has a particular passion for chamber music having played in a wide variety of groups from trios to quintets. She has completed her ATCL Trinity Performance Diploma. While she has mainly played classical repertoire, she enjoys the wide range of contemporary pieces.

Alex Vickery, violin

Originally hailing from Perth, Alex Vickery spent his school days studying violin under the tutelage of Bao Di Tang, culminating in a Licentiate in Music Australia (LmusA) at age 16. After touring nationally with the Australian Youth Orchestra and internationally with contemporary Australian bands, Alex went on to complete a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts at the University in Western Australia. Since moving to Sydney to further his career, he has played as concertmaster of the Australian Lawyers Orchestra, as a fiddle player for Courtney Conway at Tamworth Country Music Festival, and most recently as first violinist with the Willoughby Symphony Orchestra. Alex fosters equal affection for both weddings and chamber music, and loves adding a special touch to ceremonies, particularly with specific song requests!

Ian Colley, violin/viola

While learning music on violin, in recent years has split his time between violin and viola. Ian has a B.A in Music but is also currently doing his PhD in neuroscience (studying music and the brain). Ian loves that he has been giving the opportunity to play in an ensemble that meets regularly and is open-minded about repertoire. He was Concertmaster of the Bucknell University when living in the U.S.A and since moving to Sydney has preformed with the The Metropolitan Orchestra, Willoughby Symphony and The Bourbaki Ensemble as well as various weddings, events and independent projects around the city.

Alfred Yu, violin/viola

With over 15 years of playing the violin and the viola, Alfred has performed in numerous competitions, weddings and various events. He had served as the concertmaster at Macquarie University Symphony Orchestra, and now the principle violist at the Ryde Hunters Hill Symphony Orchestra. With his passion and experience, Alfred wish to bring joys of music to others life as a part of the 16 Strings.  Alfred was awarded The LTCL Violin Recital with Distinction in 2013.

 

 

Laura Peisley, cello

Laura is a passionate cellist who has been playing most of her life. She moved to Sydney to further her musical career. In Perth graduated from UWA with a BMus, BA and DipEd. She has always enjoyed playing with others in a range of settings from small ensembles to larger orchestras and has extensive performance experience. Laura has regularly performed at weddings and events and is excited for the opportunity to continue do so with the 16 Strings family.


 

Sydney Weddings – Venues & Locations

There are too many to mention but here are just a few of the venues and parks we’ve been privileged to play at over the years:

Bradley’s Head Amphitheatre Mosman, Taronga Zoo, St. Josephs Church Edgecliff, St Brigids Catholic Church Coogee, The Garrison Church The Rocks, Giba Park Pyrmont, Jones Bay Wharf Pyrmont, Sacred Heart Catholic Church Mosman, Beverly Hills Catholic Church Beverly Hills, Vaucluse House Vaucluse, Christ Church Lavender Bay, Powerhouse Museum Sydney, Assyrian Church of the East St Hurmizd’s Cathedral Greenfield Park, St Peter Chanel Hunters Hill, Eden Gardens Lane Cove, Dalton Chapel St Ignatius College Riverview, Our Lady of Victories Horsley Park, Chapel of Saint John Baptist De La Salle Castle Hill, Captain Henry Waterhouse Reserve Kirribilli, St Matthew’s Catholic Church Windsor, 

Find out more about 16 Strings Sydney Weddings & Event Music today

For Sydney weddings, party or a corporate entertainment function coming up and you’re after wonderful music to match, please get in touch via our contact form and we’ll send you our information pack. Or if you have particular questions or want to run things by our friendly team, please don’t hesitate to call us on 0423 152 709.

 


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