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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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COVID-19 Protocols For Booking Classical Strings

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!

If you have booked a String Quartet and want to change to a Trio, Duo or solo violin due to any restrictions we can do that for you.
Equally, if you currently have a solo violin booked and nearer the time it looks like you can increase your wedding party you can also change to a Duo,Trio or Quartet.

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

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It was fabulous to be involved in this amazing photoshoot at Boscundle Manor yesterday. It's such a beautiful venue. Lovely to catch up with everyone, and huge thanks to @bellesandbeaus55 for the superb organisation!

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Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
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Micro Wedding Music
COVID has had a huge impact on the Wedding Industry and in turn, is affecting trends and perhaps some of these are actually helping couples make different decisions.

There is a desire to enhance the intimacy of the day and reduce wedding costs and the rise of the 'Micro Wedding' has increased. More couples are opting for celebrations with smaller guest lists because of COVID but also because it fits in with the rise of elopements and smaller weddings.

You can still customise your Micro Wedding by hiring a musician and if your wedding is small, a Solo Violin is the perfect choice in creating a magical atmosphere.
A solo violinist will also provide safe distancing, is very mobile, eco friendly and needs very little room!

Testimonial
"Sue played at our wedding and we cannot recommend her highly enough. Sue was extremely accommodating in rearranging the date and times due to Covid. Everyone was amazed at how Sue transformed the atmosphere with her beautiful playing! She’s an amazing and talented lad! Thank you again, X" Nicole

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You by @sueastonmusic
Photo @geniuslocimedia
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Our String Quartet getting ready to play at a Lunch at @tallandbayhotel on Saturday. Our masks were only taken off for this photo!
The Bride looked beautiful and the staff at the hotel were simply wonderful.

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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A day sorting out my music folders for a wedding at the weekend in Looe Cornwall. This will be for the String Quartet.
It is lovely to be playing again.

Sue

Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Composer Just For You by @sueastonmusic
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Memories of Pentillie Castle in Cornwall. A beautiful wedding venue and location.
We look forward to playing there again soon.

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

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A folky ending to a solo violin gig for a recent wedding at Trebah Gardens in Cornwall.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke wedding music, composed just for you
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Love is real
Autumn is here and the COVID situation is still uncertain. However, love will find a way.
We may feel that music and the arts have stopped but all of us are watching films and listening to music like never before.
I hope to fill this page with positive posts to keep us inspired and hopeful for a brighter future.
Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events.

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Micro Weddings - Choosing a Wedding Violinist

A solo violin will provide your wedding with the perfect soundtrack that you can remember for a lifetime.

Violinists are normally classically trained. Ideally, a solo violinist can also play in a variety of styles, such as Pop, Rock, Jazz, Folk, Soundtracks etc. Their classical music training will have given them the skills to be able to play any type of music to professional quality.

I play on an acoustic violin that requires no additional equipment. Being acoustic also fits in with the trend for Green and Eco themed weddings. The sound will naturally blend into your wedding when required and will not overpower the natural conversation from your guests. A solo violin is also very mobile and can move to any location as they need so little room!

Sue

Classical Strings Weddings

String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist

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This months @wedmagazine has an excellent article to help couples with their wedding plans.
It looks at Micro Weddings and has lots of great advice and ideas.
(Remember suppliers are not counted in the reduced numbers for wedding guests).

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music - Composed just for you
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By now we have all seen the news about weddings for the next six months. I want to assure all our couples that we are here to work with you and offer friendly advice via message, phone or video.
With the numbers being so small a solo violin may be a better option for your wedding, please get in touch. (We also have a virtual violinist option for the ceremony)
Also remember If you have to move your date your deposit is transferable.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Bespoke music composed and released just for you
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Even if you have a teeny-tiny wedding, a solo violin can create an atmosphere that reflects your love story and brings your guests together as one.
The solo violin is also a very green option requiring no electricity and is very mobile!

This photo was from an outside wedding at Trebah Gardens. The music drifted through the trees right down to the beach.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Bespoke music composed just for you - see @sueastonmusic
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29 years ago today, I was celebrating my own wedding with @geniuslocimedia
This is my favourite photo of the day.

Sue x

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding music composed just for you
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An early night as I have my first wedding in ages tomorrow!

Sue

Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music, composed just for you.
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A productive day preparing for a solo violin booking on Saturday. This will be for a wedding at Trebah Gardens. I will be playing a selection of love songs, the gardens always look lovely this time of year.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Bespoke wedding music composed just for you @sueastonmusic
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We all hope that weddings will back to normal in 2021 and beyond. However, we have to be prepared that some restrictions may still be in place.

I want to reassure all our wedding couples that if the size of your wedding party is changed you can also change which string ensemble you require.

So if you have booked a String Quartet and want to change to a Trio, Duo or solo violin due to any restrictions we can do that for you.
Equally, if you currently have a solo violin booked and nearer the time it looks like you can increase your wedding party you can also change to a Duo,Trio or Quartet.

Sue Aston
(All deposits are transferable)

Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke wedding music, composed just for you
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Getting ready - The Classical Strings Trio

Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding music composed just for you by @sueastonmusic
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A day arranging new music for all our string ensembles. It feels wonderful to be talking to Brides about weddings and not just about postponing them!

Sue x
NB: My other musical project 'The Diary of A Coastal Composer' has a new episode available from today - see @sueastonmusic

Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Bespoke Wedding Music composed just for you
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Wedding Tip Wednesday
Want to go green? Book a String Quartet!
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 holding their wedding 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.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Wedding Music as original as you are
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