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String Quartet, Trio, Duo and Solo Violinist for Weddings and Events in Cornwall, Devon

As a professional musician when you play in a wedding ceremony you are not just creating music.
You are changing the atmosphere of the room that music is played in.
You are helping to join together the thoughts and emotions of all the wedding guests in that room. The music played in the ceremony helps tell the story, a story about love, commitment and being together. So whenever you hear that music again, you are transported back to that magical time.

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Sue Aston (Classical Strings) 

Why choose Classical Strings?

  • Professional Members of the NAWP (National Association of Wedding Professionals)
  • Founded in 1995, with 25 years experience, we are professional musicians who have provided music for hundreds of weddings and events
  • Your favourite song can be arranged free of charge
  • You can use our professionally recorded songs on your wedding video free of charge
  • We can professionally record your wedding song as a perfect reminder of your special day or anniversary
  • Arrangements by Sue Aston are only available from Classical Strings
  • You may chat to Sue on video call at any time if you need any advice or have any questions (or visit Sue once you have booked)
  • We can arrange music to accompany a singer or instrumentalist to perform with us
  • Our repertoire is constantly expanding with a full range of Pop, Rock Folk, Jazz, Film music and Classics
  • Unique Cornish / Celtic playlist including some of Sue Aston’s most popular music
  • Bespoke Wedding music composed using your names within the music as the theme
  • You may pay by interest-free instalments to suit you, prior to the event – we accept payment by BACS, IBAN, Cheque and PayPal
  • Classical Strings are involved with Film and TV work, including the Rosamunde Pilcher films, ‘Delicious’ on Sky TV, ‘Extreme Cake Makers’ on Channel 4 and a documentary about Joseph Emidy by Uplands TV to be shown on Channel 5 and the Smithsonian Channel.
  • Recommended by the virtuoso violinist, Nigel Kennedy
  • We have full Public Liability Insurance

“I just wanted to let you know that we had the BEST wedding day ever and you were amazing, as I knew you would be!” Zoe and Phil

String Quartet for Weddings in Cornwall and Devon

String Quartet

The String Quartet perform timeless uplifting classics, through to Sue’s original arrangements of pop, rock and film soundtracks. Music from musicals, funky folk tunes and cool jazz are all part of our set!

String Trio for Weddings in Cornwall and Devon

String Trio

The Classical Strings Trio comprises of two violins and a cello and is slightly more compact than the Quartet, so if space is a problem, but you would like more sound than a solo or duo, then this option is ideal.

String Duo for Weddings in Cornwall and Devon

String Duo

Featuring the violin and cello, this combination is ideal for performing in a small space. The violin melodies are supported by the depth of the cello sound and creates a well-balanced performance.

Wedding Violinist Cornwall and Devon

Solo Violin

From romantic classics, upbeat folk and haunting Celtic themes, the gentle melodic sounds of a solo violin lends itself well to small intimate gatherings of people, especially if the venue is a small room.

Founded in 1995 and led by professional violinist Sue Aston as featured on BBC1, Radio 2, 3 and 4 and Sky TV

Classical Strings are led by professional violinist and composer Sue Aston, who has worked with some of the world’s top musicians from the classical, folk and pop world. Her music videos have been broadcast on Classic FM and Sky TV, and have received over 2 million views on YouTube.

Classical Strings perform regularly at music festivals and available for recording session work

Each booking includes a FREE arrangement of your favourite song for strings…

If you have a favourite piece of music which you would like to be played on your special day, we can arrange it especially for you. We have recently arranged music by Adele, Jason Mraz, Charlene Soraia, Akon, Abba and film music such as Star Wars and Jurassic Park!

Here's a short clip of my arrangement of 'Concerning Hobbits', from Lord of the Rings. We performed this recently for a wedding at Launcell's Barton. It blends well with our selection of film music and Celtic melodies, and sounds great on Solo Violin, as well as our other string ensembles.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartets - Trios - Duos - Solo Violin
Bespoke Music Composed Just For You - see @sueastonmusic
Video clip by @geniuslocimedia

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I'm just adding the finishing touches to a new arrangement of 'Shallow', from the film, A Star is Born. It's such a beautiful song, and we will be performing it with the Classical Strings Quartet at a wedding soon at Tregenna Castle.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartets - Trios - Duos & Solo Violin
Bespoke Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo @geniuslocimedia

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Testimonial
"Classical Strings give a 5 star service every time and I really enjoy working with them. Not only are they extremely talented, they are professional, organised and lovely to be around. All of my clients have been over the moon with their service for our weddings and events.
I highly recommend them"

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Music Composed Just For You

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A Bespoke Wedding Composition Just for you
How it works:

1. I talk to you via video link and ask about your favourite songs or movies to get an idea of the kind of music you would like me to compose for you.

2. I then also take your names or initials and write this into the actual music, also helping to create a piece of music unique to you.

3. Perhaps you have written a poem or a song yourself? I can set the poem to music or add an instrumental arrangement to your song.

The average length of the composition is 2.5 minutes

The music can be professionally recorded and I can arrange the sheet music so that any musicians (piano/strings/voice) can perform it live at the wedding or event in any part of the world.

A professional recording could be made by us to be played at the event if we are not performing it ourselves, or the recording could be a gift for an anniversary or christening present etc.

As a professional composer, my music has already been used at weddings and funerals in the UK, USA, Europe, Canada, and Japan.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Your special song arranged and recorded just for you

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#TBT Mixing with the guests at a Pengersick Castle Wedding in Cornwall. I felt like I was on the set of Game of Thrones!
This was a wedding for the Classical Strings String Quartet and we did indeed play Game Of Thrones in the Wedding Playlist.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic

Wedding Venue @pengersick_castle

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Green and Eco Weddings.
Those of you who know me from my work as a composer and recording artist will be aware of how important the landscape and the environment are to my work.

I am therefore very excited and pleased to see this upsurge in green and eco friendly weddings.
In many ways there is no better form of green entertainment than a String Quartet. It requires no electricity, no batteries and the instruments are traditional and handmade.

With many people looking for Barn Weddings and holding their celebrations outside, the music from a String Quartet (or similar string ensemble) will blend in with nature, bird song and the voices of your guests.
My job as the arranger and leader of the String Quartet is to provide a soundtrack that is recognisable, but at the same time not intrusive.

Please get in touch if you have any questions about how we can add a touch of natural magic to your wedding day!

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin

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What we all do in the wedding industry is far more than simply a job, it is such a privilege to be involved in a couple’s special day.
Getting this kind of feedback is wonderful: “Thank you so much for making my wedding day the best ever! Our families enjoyed the weekend so much and we will never forget it”.

Sue

Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You

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The moments before the Bride and Grooms wedding playlist is heard for the first time.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Wedding music as original as you are - composed by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia

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Lots of new special music arrangements in the pipeline! Creating a song arrangement for one of our string ensembles to play is always a pleasure, and adds a personal touch to every wedding or event. I’m currently working on music by Shania Twain, The Prodigy, Chopin, Queen and Max Richter.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You @sueastonmusic

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The Classical Strings Duo had an amazing time yesterday playing for a beautiful wedding at @hoteltresanton Becky played the Prelude from Bach's Cello Suite no.1, and I played my solo violin arrangement of the Lark Ascending, followed by a selection of my Cornish Celtic pieces and our rock, pop and film music arrangements. Thanks to our gorgeous couple, the bridal party and everyone at Hotel Tresanton for making us so welcome, as always!

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed to You by @sueastonmusic
Photo @geniuslocimedia

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Another wedding in Cornwall tomorrow! This time with The Classical Strings Duo

Sue

Classical Strings Weddings and Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You

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Bruce Springsteen 'Born To Run' - Arranged For Strings - Wedding Songs. This is my arrangement of Born To Run by Bruce Springsteen, performed here by our String Trio. This can also be played by our String Quartet, String Duo and Solo Violin.
It always goes down well at our weddings and events!

Sue

Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You @sueastonmusic
Video @geniuslocimedia

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Wedding Tips - The Wedding Ceremony
The music chosen for the ceremony is picked to work on several levels.
Setting the scene may be the most obvious one but it is also chosen to create a relaxing and welcoming atmosphere. Feeling nervous and a bit stressed is very normal!
I have had Grooms tell me afterwards that hearing us play their favourite music has helped to calm them down!

I am always sensitive to this and can alter the dynamics of the music as the ceremony is about to begin. And yes, we can fade the music down when the bride appears!

Sue

Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Using Your Initials by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia

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Our Classical Strings Trio had a wonderful time playing for a wedding ceremony at Genny's Church, followed by @launcells_barton The weather was kind, and our lovely couple chose a selection of music from Bridgerton for their special music arrangement.

Sue x

Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo @geniuslocimedia

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We have a vast range of music in our repertoire that I have arranged for our ensembles to play - timeless classics, rock, pop and film music, as well as light jazz and celtic melodies. What will your special music arrangement be?

Sue x

Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Themed Playlists

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Popular Wedding Processional Music
“Canon In D” by Pachelbel
Pachelbel's Canon is always popular, it is timeless, elegant and everyone knows the tune even if they think they don't!

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
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I've just finished a new arrangement of 'At Last' by Etta James! This is such a timeless classic and is one of three special arrangements for one of our lovely brides whose wedding we are playing at this month.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Wedding music as original as you are - composed by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia

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I've been busy arranging some music from 'Bridgerton' for some weddings this month! We have now added the theme tune, and 'Wildest Dreams' by Taylor Swift which features in the series. Can't wait to perform them in a few weeks time!

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic

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Wishing everyone a fabulous weekend.
Sue x

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Testimonial
Sue and Becky played for our daughters wedding.
They were fantastic. It was a perfect choice to have this style of music and everyone was delighted to be graced with the talent these ladies shared.
It certainty makes you open up to a style that you may pass by otherwise. Rebekah and Steve travelled to Cornwall before the wedding to meet and discuss their plans with Sue. They returned and shared with my wife and I what a beautiful lady Sue was.
They were delighted. X D.Grey

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo by @geniuslocimedia

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