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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.

Latest News – Classical Strings Release their first single ‘Red Right Hand’ – Watch and Listen now 

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!

Hi everyone!!
We are back after a very busy week, meeting Brides, recording our next single, shooting videos and playing some lovely music for Channel 5.
Sue x

Classical Strings Weddings
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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... Sue Aston (Classical Strings)

Classical Strings Weddings & Events
Bespoke music composed just for you
NAWP Professional Members

String Quartet, String Trio, String Duo & Solo Violin
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Wedding Tips For Brides
One of the questions I get asked the most, is how do I walk down the aisle to the music? What happens if I get there too soon, or if the music finishes before I arrive?
You have nothing to worry about! The music fits around you. We play the music until you are in position, and then naturally fade and stop. This is one of the advantages of using live musicians instead of a CD. The music fits in with you and your guests, just like the opening of the most romantic film ever made. Our job is to make your nerves fade away as you walk down the aisle in your own time.

Thanks to the fabulous @elizabeth_melvin_photography for the gorgeous photo!

Sue x
Classical Strings Weddings
Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo
Bespoke Music, Composed Just for You

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I am getting ready to meet a bride and groom to discuss the music to be played at their wedding. I do this often, and sometimes it might be via video, but many times it is face to face. It is good to do this if possible, as they feel that they know me before the big day arrives!
We can discuss their special song arrangement, talk about timings, and whether we need to move locations during the day.

Sue x
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The Classical Strings Duo
Featuring the violin and cello, this combination is ideal for performing in a small space. The song melodies are played by the violin are supported by the depth of the cello sound and create a well balanced performance. The Classical Strings Duo is perfect for small gatherings, barn weddings, outdoor weddings, Boho Weddings, wedding ceremonies and is very eco friendly!
String Duo Review
"Sue and Becky played for our daughter Rebekahs wedding to Steve at Lower barns. 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

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Classical Strings Filmed for a Major TV Documentary.
You may have seen this mentioned via my composer account @sueastonmusic but here is a bit more info.

We were filmed for a new documentary about the violinist Joseph Emidy. This will be shown on Channel 5 and the Smithsonian channel later on this year! - A video of our performance will be released on IGTV soon.
Sue Aston
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First Review of 2020
"Sue was incredible her music made us smile and fill our hearts with wonderful memories!
She was professional from start to finish and I only wished I could have adsorbed and spent more time with her as I was amazed by the music filling up the room.
It was very important to me that I had sue there playing on our special day, and I'm so glad I did. That was a little something special for me to have and hold within myself, music is everything, music is emotion and I felt it with sue playing.
The talent this woman has and her incredible attitude hand in hand makes her the best woman for the job.
Don't ever hesitate on booking this lady because I promise you, you will not be disappointed.
Sue complimented our wedding day and we were honoured to have her play for us.
Thank you so much" Aimee & Callum

I feel so lucky and honoured to have been involved in this very special wedding. Sue x

Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
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Wedding Trends
More meaning, more memories
Hearing music is closely associated with strong emotional feelings and helping us to remember experiences and places.
The music you choose for your wedding and how that music is delivered can make such a difference to your wedding day.
In many ways, your wedding is the most romantic movie ever made.
Our job is to provide a soundtrack that enhances the day, like a real movie, where you are aware of the music but not overwhelmed by it.
We have been doing this for over 25 years, and we can ensure your wedding soundtrack blends in with the changing dynamic and magical moments of your special day.

Sue x
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Getting married midweek?
All of our string ensembles are available for weddings Monday - Friday as well as weekends!
String Quartet, Trio, Duo and Solo Violin.

Sue x

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I love the popular trends of Rustic and Bohemian Weddings. It makes me feel very much at home with my background of composing music inspired by nature and the natural landscape.
Many of the weddings I play at that follow this theme are like scenes from an enchanted book with braids, greenery and beautiful wildflowers.
This setting works exceptionally well for the solo violin, with the single melodies weaving in out of the sounds of the guests and natural birdsong. It is also eco-friendly as I need no electricity and the music blends in so well with the magic of the wedding day.

Sue x
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We spent a fabulous morning networking with other Wedding Industry Professionals. Thank you to @yourpartnerships_cornwall and @wedmeetupuk for organising it and @penventonparkhotel for the lovely lunch.

Sue Aston
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Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
NAWP Professional Members
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A short extract from Méditation from Thaïs by Jules Massenet.

This is very popular for solo violin bookings.

Sue x
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Rehearsing for a documentary which will be going out on Channel 5 and The Smithsonian Channel. We are being filmed on Sunday.
We also have six new recordings of my string quartet arrangements for weddings which will be uploaded to our website later this week.

Sue Aston @sueastonmusic
Classical Strings Weddings - Events - Media
Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo
NAWP Pro Member
Bespoke wedding music composed just for you.
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Thank you and welcome to all our new followers.
Thank you to the new couples who have booked us for their weddings in 2020 and 2021.
Thank you to everyone who has downloaded or streamed our first single release 'Red Right Hand'. Thank you for the lovely feedback from this week's wedding!

Wishing everyone a lovely weekend.

Sue Aston
Bespoke wedding music from @sueastonmusic
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Waiting For The Story To Begin
I love this part. In front of me is a vision of pure magic as the wedding planner and other talented people make their final adjustments.
The guests are taking their seats, and the wedding ceremony room is full of smiles, anticipation and, of course, love.
The groom is already here, and he looks nervously around to see his beautiful bride about to make her entrance.
This moment is the beginning of their own love story as they become man and wife. I always feel so lucky and honoured to be here, to be adding their chosen music, a final touch of magic to a beautiful moment.
Sue x

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From yesterday’s totally beautiful wedding at @polhawnfort

Sue x
Classical Strings Weddings
Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo
NAWP Professional Members
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Now you really can have your own wedding soundtrack. Your own wedding theme composed just for you.

As a published composer my original music was already being requested for weddings in the UK, USA, Canada, Japan and other parts of Europe, so this fits in so well as one of our key new services.

Wedding Planners - this is an exciting new service to offer your wedding clients, please message for more details.

How it works:
I talk to the bride and groom via video link and ask about their favourite songs or movies to get an idea of the kind of music they would like me to compose for them.
I then also take their names or initials and write this into the actual music, also helping to create a piece of music unique to them.
Perhaps they have written a poem or a song themselves? I can set the poem to music or add an instrumental arrangement to their 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.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings
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Final run through finished for our next wedding in Cornwall. This is a solo violin booking at @polhawnfort. I am so looking forward to this one as it is such a stunning setting! The music includes love songs, film music and Disney themes.

Sue X
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed and Arranged just for you.
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