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Akina String Quartet



  • String Quartet
  • Wide ranging repertoire from the 1500s - present day
  • Duo option available for smaller events
  • arrangement service offered


The Quartet are based in Berkshire and frequently perform across the South East of England including Hampshire, London and Oxford

Standard Set Times

  • We provide music of all parts of your wedding day and in hourly increments for corporate hire and other events

About this Act

The Akina String Quartet is formed of graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Drama, The Royal Academy of Music in London, The Royal College of Music and Turkish Conservatoires.

Forming ensembles of the highest quality, Akina Strings provide vibrant music perfect for corporate events, weddings, parties, concerts and sessions. Recent highlights have included performing with Patrick Hawes, Claire Jones and Elin Manahan Thomas and future projects include providing musicians string sessions for the jazz label Edition records for innovative composer/pianist Dave Stapleton's latest project 'Slowly Rolling Camera'.

The Akina String quartet have an extensive repertoire combining a mix of much loved traditional favourites with pop arrangements. We offer a variety of ensembles ranging from duos to string sections so you can be sure of the appropriate sound for your event.

Past engagements have included:

- Corporate/charity events

- Weddings

- Collaborations with composer, choirs & soloists

- Concerts

- Session recordings

The musicians have performed with many highly regarded professional ensembles including:

BBC National Orchestra of Wales

Welsh National Opera

Britten Pears Orchestra

British Philharmonic Concert orchestra

Mavron String Quartet

Fontanelli String Quartet

Chamber Orchestra of Wales

British Sinfonietta

Players are all sought after professional performers. commercially members have worked with Katherine Jenkins, Kanye West, Catrin Finch, Elinor Bennett, Russel watson, James Galway, Sian Cothi and Karl Jenkins. We have recorded for S4C (Dechrau Canu Canmol) Various eisteddfod, BBC Radio Wales, Sky Arts, & BBC Radio Cymru working with film as well as audio recording.

Set List

Bach Badinerie
Bach Aus Meines Herzens Grunde
Bach Air on G
Bach My Heart Ever Faithful
Bach Bist Du bei Mir
Bach Jesu, Joy of Our Desiring
Bach Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach Arioso
Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
Beethoven Fur Elise
Beethoven Pathetique
Beethoven Ode To Joy
Boccherini Minuet
Bizet In the depths of the temple
Brahms Menuetto, Serenade 1
Bruch Adagio
Bucalosi The Grasshopper’s Dance
Byrd Pavan, the Earle of Salisbury
Byrd Come Kiss Me Now
Charpentier Te Deum
Charpentier Devicto
Chopin Prelude in E Minor
Chopin Polonaise
Chopin Grande Valse Brillante No
Chopin Nocturne in E Flat Major
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary/Prince of Denmark’s March
Clarke Trumpet Tune
Corelli Concerto GrossoOp.6 no.8
Debussy Clair De la Lune
Debussy Le Petit Negre
Debussy Cakewalk
Debussy Girl With the Flaxen Hair
Delibes Flower Duet
Dowland Flow My Tears
Dvorak Slavonic Dance in G Minor
Dvorak Song to the Moon
Dvorak Humoresque
Franck Panis Angelicus
Gluck Dance of the Blessed Spirits
Grieg Holberg Suite Gavotte
Grieg Morning
Handel Hornpipe in F
Handel March in D
Handel La Rejouissance
Handel Halleluiah Chorus
Handel Ombra Mai Fu
Handel Alla Hornpipe
Habdel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
‘Handel Coro’
Handel La Paix from the Water Music
Handel Largo from Xerxes
Haydn Symphony no. 77 Mvt. 4
Handoshkin Canzona
Jenkins Palladio
Mendelssohn If with all your hearts
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Monti Czardas
Morely Now is the Month of Maying
Mussorgsky Pictures at an Exhibition Promenade Mussorgsky Gopak
Mouret Rondeau
Mozart Divertimento in D
Mozart Divertimento in F
Mozart Divertimento in B Flat
Mozart Adagio e Fuga
Mozart Piano Sonata in C Minor
Mozart Symphony no 40- 1
Mozart Ave Verum CorpusEine Kleine Nacht Musik
Mozart Voi Che Sapete
Offenbach Barcarolle
Pachelbel Canon
Prokofiev Montagues and Capulets
Puccini Nessun Dorma
Babbino Caro
Purcell Rondo from ‘Abelazar’
Purcell Chaconne in F from King Arthur
Purcell Fairy Queen Suite
Saint-Saens The Swan
Saint-Saens Softly Awakes my Heart
Schein Allemande
Schubert Ave Maria
Stolzel Bist du bei Mir
Johann Strauss Trish Tratsch Polka
Tchaikovsky Waltz Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky Waltz- Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky March Nutcracker Suite
Tchaikovsky Nutcracker Dance of the Flowers
Verdi Celeste Aida
Vivaldi Gloria
Vivaldi Gloria in Excelsis
Vivaldi Et In Terra Pax
Vivaldi Laudamas Te
Vivaldi Laudamas Te
Vivaldi Domine Fili Unigenite
Vivaldi Domine Deus, Agnus Dei
Vivaldi Qui Sedes Ad Dexteram
Vivaldi Selection from 4 Seasons:
Autumn, Movement 1
Spring, Movement 2
Spring, Danza Pastorale
Autumn, Finale
Wagner Bridal Chorus
Warlock Basse Dance
Warlock Gopak

Jazz, Tango & Rags

Maclean Tango
Tango Chromatique
Gardel Por Una Cabeza
Sherwin A Nightingale Sang in Berkley Square
Gershwin Summertime

Joplin Rags:
Searchlight Rag
The Strenuous Life
Country Club
Rag Tie Dance
The Entertainer
Original Rags
Weeping Willow
Eugenia Heliotrope Bouquet
Gladiolus Rag
Peacherine Rag

Pop & Film

Braveheart For the Love of A Princess
Romeo & Juliet Kissing You Theme
Ashokan Farewell
Gladiator theme
Coldplay Viva La Vida
Adele Rolling in The Deep
Beatles All You Need is Love
And I love her
A Hard Days Night
Tomorrow never knows
Paperback Writer
When I’m Sixty-Four
Mercury Killer Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody
Snow patrol Chasing Cars
Jackson Billie Jean
Radiohead No Surprises
Cohen Halleluiah


Arr. Martelli Greensleeves
The Ash Grove
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose
Londonderry Air

Large selection of Carols


  • String Quartet comprising 2 violins, viola and 'cello


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