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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.

NEW BLOG POST: How To Choose Music For Your Wedding Ceremony
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!

How To Choose Music For Your Wedding Ceremony
(New Blog on The Classical Strings Website)
The blog covers choosing music for the four parts of your wedding ceremony.

Thank you to @elizabeth_melvin_photography for the lovely photo.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Bespoke Wedding music composed just for you.
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We stand together with all the wedding suppliers around the world who are doing their best at this time. #whataboutweddings

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
Strings Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Wedding Music composed, recorded and released just for you
@nawpuk Professional Member

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Talking to venues about Covid protocols and planning our next wedding.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Wedding Music Composed Just For You.
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Arranging a fabulous new song for an upcoming wedding and getting ready to master our next single!

Sue x

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Composed Just For You - The Ultimate Wedding Gift

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COVID-19 has meant than many couples are having to reduce the number of guests for their weddings. Our Solo Violin option is ideal as it takes up the least room and it is just me!

Due to the versatile nature of the instrument, the violin can easily play a selection of different styles if you so wish. The violin performance is unaccompanied, I prefer to enjoy the natural sound of the violin and make the most of the acoustics of the room, rather than play with a backing track. This way I can easily be in control of the performance – playing softer if necessary and drawing the music to a close during the ceremony, for example. It also means that I can quickly adapt and play anything to suit the mood and atmosphere of the occasion without being hindered by operating any extra equipment. With the rise of Eco Weddings, I do not need to use electricity!

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violin
@nawpuk Professional Member

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Another video call tonight with a bride and groom for their wedding in 2021.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You.
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A day of creativity, music and planning. I spoke to a lovely couple today, helping to advise them on their wedding day and the music we will play for them.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet Trio Duo Solo Violin.
Bespoke Wedding Music

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Weddings are moving forward but at the same time we are ensuring we keep our musicians, clients and engaged couples as safe as possible.
We will be playing at a safe distance, volume and have the correct PPE depending on each wedding, venue or booking.

Thank you to everyone for your support during these challenging times.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings & Events
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violin
Wedding Music composed just for you.
@nawpuk Professional Members
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Out of sight but the music will find a way, drifting through the air like a lover’s whisper.

Sue x

Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Wedding Music composed just for you
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Today I am the 'Wedding Composer'!

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Wedding Music
Music composed just for you

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Music Brings Us Closer
We still have to keep a physical distance and as much as our enthusiasm wants everything to be as it was the virus has not changed.
Sue Astonking to venues and couples to ensure our musicians are safe and they, in turn, know that we are also taking every precaution for their safety.

As our first weddings under the new guidelines approach, we know that whatever the physical distance between us is, the music will bring us closer.

Sue Astoin
Classical Strings Wedding
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Your own wedding music, composer just for you

@nawpuk Professional Members
@art_of_weddings Accredited Supplier
@assocbritishweddingbusinesses Founding Member
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Another booking for 2022 and also working on some bespoke wedding music for an engaged couple in the USA. Tomorrow I am working on a video for my 'Diary of a Coastal Composer’ project (@sueastonmusic )

Sue
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music, composed just for you
@nawpuk Professional Members

#cornwallwedding #devonwedding #cornishwedding #weddingplanning #engaged #gettingmarried2022 #weddingideas #weddingmusic #weddingcomposer #bespokewedding #violinist #stringquartet #classicalstrings #weddingmusic #cornwallbusiness #ecowedding #bohowedding #relaxedwedding #micorwedding #internationalwedding #weddingprofs #virtualwedding #onlinewedding #weddinggifts
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Extract from an interview I did with @silverlinings_wedding_guide

Tell us about yourself and how you started.
I have been running Classical Strings for 25 years. I’m a professional violinist and composer, and I started organising and creating music for weddings during my time in Birmingham when I was freelancing in professional orchestras. I relocated to Cornwall in 2004.
I found the whole process of helping people create a special musical backdrop for their wedding so satisfying, it really is a privilege to enhance someone’s special day by creating musical memories that will last a life time.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed and recorded just for you

#weddings #cornwallwedding #devonwedding #cornishwedding #covidwedding #weddingplanning #engaged #bohowedding #2021wedding #bridetobe2021 #weddingviolinist #weddingprofessionals #ecowedding #churchwedding #microwedding #cornwall #violinist #violin #weddingmusic #relaxedwedding #realwedding #weddingideas #ceremonymusic #gettingmarriedsoon #elopmentwedding
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The Ultimate Wedding Gift (available around the world)

Composed Just For You – Deluxe Version
Released Just For You! – Taking Your Love Worldwide

This takes the ‘Composed Just For You’ service to a whole new level.
We record the music and arrange to release your music / song as an exclusive single on Spotify / Apple iTunes and dedicate the track to you and your love.

Who knows you might be a global hit and be included on playlists around the world!

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Bespoke Wedding Music - Composer Just For You

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Weddings UK Update
It looks like weddings of up to 30 people can take place in Churches only. Even then no hymns or singing will be allowed.
However, social distancing, space and the safety of all the people involved is of paramount importance.
There are still testing times ahead, and there is no definite news on wedding receptions or if wedding ceremonies can take place in venues outside of a church setting.
We are continuing to help couples move dates and also record more wedding music and help with online weddings.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music

#cornwallwedding #cornishwedding #devonwedding #gettingmarried2020 #2020bride #weddingtips #weddingtrends #microwedding #smallwedding #intimatewedding #cornwall #weddingsuppliers #covidwedding #churchwedding #weddingceremoney #2021bride #bridetobe2020 #engaged💍 #classicastrings #violinist #weddingplanning #staysafe #brideandgroom
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Whatever the new normal is for weddings I am sure they will be smaller (at least for a while). If you are planning a smaller wedding I would recommend our solo violin or String Duo option. This will help with social distancing and they are both very mobile!
Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin - Virtual Violinist
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You

#weddinginspo #weddingideas #intimateweddings #weddingplanningtips #elopement #destinationweddings #destinationwedding #covidwedding #weddingbliss #realwedding #microwedding #smallwedding #cornwallwedding #cornishwedding #devonwedding #ecowedding #outdoorwedding #bohowedding #weddingviolinist #stringduo #weddingprofessionals #weddingplanning #relaxedwedding #virtualwedding #onlinewedding #classicalstrings
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After some violin practice it’s time for a nice cuppa and a look through the latest issue of @wedmagazine.
Well done guys, beautiful and informative as usual!

Sue x
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
@nawp professional members

#wedmagazine #weddingprofessionals #smallwedding #stringquartet #cornwall #cornwallwedding #devonwedding #cornishwedding #elopementwedding #relaxedwedding #engaged💍 #weddingtrends #weddingideas #weddingplanning #classicalstrings #weddingindustry #weddingconsultant
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When it all comes together... Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin -Virtual Violinist
Bespoke Wedding Music Composed Just For You
Your Wedding Song as a dedicated video

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Everything we do is created with love for your love story.

Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo - Solo Violin
Bespoke Wedding Music
Dedicated Music Videos

#cornwallwedding #devonwedding #cornishwedding #weddingplanning #weddingsongs #violin #ecowedding #relaxedwedding #smallwedding #smallweddingideas #microwedding #2021wedding #bridetobe2021 #engaged #weddingideas #weddingprofessionals #weddingsmiles #forlove #gettingmarried2021 #stringquartet #weddingmusicians #cornwall
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I love that moment when music seems to magically bring everyone’s thoughts and emotions to the same place. For us that place is love.
Sue Aston
Classical Strings Weddings
String Quartet - Trio - Duo -Solo Violin
Celebrating 25 Years 1995 -2020

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