Cornwall Quartet Venezuelan waltz ‘Alma Llanera’ String Quartet Wedding

Here is the Classical Strings Quartet performing my special arrangement of the Venezuelan waltz ‘Alma Llanera’ at Boconnoc House and Estate in Cornwall for a wedding last Saturday.

I was asked by the Groom to create this bespoke music arrangement as a symbol of international friendship between the different cultures of the guests at this incredible wedding.

This behind the scenes video features the rehearsal, my introduction to the guests, and the actual performance which saw the wedding guests singing along and dancing!

Sue Aston
Classical Strings – Weddings

Mr Blue Sky : Electric Light Orchestra (Arranged by Sue Aston)

Classical Strings – String Trio.
Recorded at The Atlantic Hotel in Newquay during one of our Summer Concerts.

We also have arrangments for this tune for String Quartet, String Duo and Solo Violin.
(One of 30 new videos currently in production).

Public Performances Summer 2017

Classical Strings have been hugely in demand this summer, not only for weddings, but also for public performances and corporate events!

The Classical Strings Quartet recently performed at the opening of a new car showroom for Hawkins Motors in Penryn. Our mix of popular classics and contemporary rock, pop and film music created a great vibe for the event, and we have been asked to play at forthcoming launches around Cornwall! We were delighted to be featured in their corporate video which showcased the event!

The stunning Atlantic Hotel in Newquay asked our Trio to perform at their event – ‘Strings by the Sea with Laurent – Perrier’. We put on a concert for people to enjoy while they sampled canapés and drank champagne, while taking in the amazing sea view. This was such a memorable evening, and we received a standing ovation!

One of our most ambitious commissions to date took place at Yummy Scrummy Bakery in Par, who asked us to create a ‘Last Night of the Proms’ themed concert for people to enjoy while they dined by candlelight. The Classical Strings Quartet teamed up with our singer, Maria Heseltine, and as well as our exclusive music arrangements, we finished off with proms favourites, ‘Jerusalem’,  ‘Rule Britannia’ and ‘Land of Hope and Glory’. The audience sang along, while waving union flags enthusiastically! Another fantastic event that we were very honoured to create.

Your own special arrangement will make your day memorable!

Here at Classical Strings, we have many new special music arrangements in the pipeline! Having your favourite song or piece of music arranged for strings not only adds a touch of class to your wedding or event, but adds a sprinkling of magic to make your day so memorable…

You don’t have to have your special arrangement performed just during the ceremony either. A bride, whose wedding we played at last month at The Alverton, opted for her favourite song – ‘Tale as Old as Time’, from Beauty and the Beast to be performed by the Classical Strings Trio as soon as she arrived with her groom at the hotel after her ceremony. Here’s a clip of the Trio playing her special arrangement:

Another lovely idea, was to have the bride and groom’s favourite song arranged to be played for their first dance back at the hotel as the celebrations began. Here’s a clip of the Classical Strings Duo playing ‘Just the Two of Us’ by Bill Withers, which we went on to play later that day at The Godolphin Arms, Marazion:

There really are so many ways you can incorporate music into your special day. Please call me, Sue, on 01736 719342, or visit our website for more information.


More Summer Weddings!

String Quartet Cornwall Weddings
The Classical Strings ensembles have had a fabulous summer, we have played at many weddings, and it’s been such a pleasure to help create some special memories with our music. We have met some wonderful people, and played at some amazing locations! Here are some more of the weddings we played at, and the special requests we played:

The Church of the Ascension in Plymouth was the setting for Rachel and Steve’s wedding. Rachel chose ‘Pachelbel’s Kanon’ for the bridesmaids to make their entry, followed by ‘You Raise Me Up’ for the Entry of the Bride. Having two pieces of music for the different processions was a lovely idea which worked well. We also played the hymns with Scott, the organist, and for the Signing of the Register we performed ‘Yellow’ by Coldplay. For the Exit of the happy couple, we played a special arrangement of Boyzone’s ‘Love Will Save the Day’.

After the ceremony, we went back to the family home and welcomed the Bridal Party with Mendelssohn’s ‘Wedding March’ before moving on to our rock, pop and film music.

Thank you to Classical Strings for your beautiful arrangements during the ceremony and reception in our garden. Your rendition of ‘Love Will Save The Day’ was breathtaking!

The Classical Strings Trio performed at St Luke’s Church in Tideford for a ceremony, which included arranging the strings to accompany the Bride’s sister, who sang Hayley Reinhardt’s version of  ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ during the Signing of the Register.

I wanted to say a big thank you for your contribution to our special day. The music was beautiful and it was exactly how I imagined it would be. You created a lovely atmosphere even when the weather was not in our favour and I greatly appreciated that. Your accompaniment to my sister’s song was just stunning.


The song was beautiful, and very moving! After the ceremony, we went back to the house and played for the guests, who enjoyed our music as they mingled with drinks and canapés.

Boconnoc House was the location for the Classical Strings Trio to perform for drinks following a wedding ceremony. The Bride’s mum chose a special arrangement of ‘Walking on Sunshine’ to welcome Harriette and Oliver to the reception.

There are plenty more weddings and events to tell you about – do stay tuned!


Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)

By continuing to use the site, you agree to the use of cookies. more information

The cookie settings on this website are set to "allow cookies" to give you the best browsing experience possible. If you continue to use this website without changing your cookie settings or you click "Accept" below then you are consenting to this.