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La Dolce Quartet was formed in 2001 as an innovative ensemble to perform music outside of the standard string quartet repertoire.

La Dolce Quartet have performed at embassies, corporate events, weddings and festivals, as well as being the resident string quartet at The Ritz Hotel, London and invited to perform on board The Saga Pearl Cruise Ship.

The quartet has had many arrangements specifically written for them. They enjoy playing music from different genres, including pop, jazz and easy listening as well as an extensive classical repertoire.

Members of the Quartet have played with

Elton John

Ace of Base

Chas and Dave

Stretch and Vern

Hot House Flowers

Moulin Rouge

Boyzone

Omar

Bairkatz Big Band

London Symphony Orchestra

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra

Northern Sinfonia
Opera
North
BBC Philharmonic

National Symphony Orchestra I
reland Anthem from Chess

" I just wanted to drop you an email to say what a pleasure it was working with you and The Quartet on Svetlana and Dmitry’s wedding. The ladies were very professional and prompt, and they played absolutely beautifully! Please pass on my message to the ladies. I look forward to the possibility of working with you all in the future. "
Dmitry Shakin And Svetlana | Connaught Hotel | 15 March 2014
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Set List/Repertoire

Should you proceed with your booking you will be able to select your favourite songs from the set list/repertoir to be played on the day of your event. This demo will show you how it works.

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WEDDING MUSIC

  • “Anniversary Waltz” (Dubin/Franklin)
  • “Amazing Grace”(Traditional)
  • “Ave Maria” (Bach/Gounod)
  • “Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Bridal Chorus from “Lohengrin” (Wagner)
  • Hornpipe from the “Water Muisic” (Handel)
  • The Lord’s Prayer (Malotte)
  • “Ninveh” (Middle-Eastern wedding song) (Daniel)
  • “Ode To Joy” (Beethoven)
  • Canon in D (Pachelbel)
  • “Panis Angelicus” (Frank)
  • “Sabbath Prayer” from “Fiddler on the Roof” (Bock)
  • “Sunrise, Sunset” from “Fiddler on the Roof” (Bock)
  • “Tell Me Why” (Traditional)
  • Trumpet Tune (“Martial Air”) (Purcell)
  • Trumpet Voluntary in D (Purcell)
  • Wedding March from “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (Mendelssohn)
  • Wedding Processional from The Sound of Music (Rogers)
  • Wedding Song (“There Is Love”) (Traditional)
  • The Wedding Suite (Naughtin)

BAROQUE/CLASSICAL

  • Air – from suite no.3 (Bach)
  • Alla Sicialana (Handel)
  • Alla Turka (Mozart)
  • Allegro 1 – from sonata op1 no.11 (Handel)
  • Allelujah – from Exultate Jubilate (Moazart)
  • Andante – from Piano concerto no.21 (Mozart)
  • Arietta – (Pergolesi)
  • Arioso (Bach)
  • Arrival of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
  • Ave Maria (Bach)
  • Brandenburg Concerto no.2 in F (Bach)
  • Brandenburg Concerto no.3 in G (Bach)
  • Canon and Gigue (Pachelbel)
  • Cantata no.140 (“Wachet Auf”) (Bach)
  • Chacony (Purcell)
  • Christmas Concerto (Corelli)
  • Concerto Grosso in D minor (Vivaldi)
  • Concerto for 2 violins in D minor (Bach)
  • Chorale Prelude “Liebster Jesu, Wir Sind Hier” (Bach)
  • Chorale Prelude “Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme” (Bach)
  • Didos Lament (Purcell)
  • 3 Divertimento (Mozart)
  • Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (Mozart)
  • Fireworks Music (Handel)
  • The Four Seasons: Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring (Vivaldi)
  • Hornpipe (Handel)
  • Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring (Bach)
  • Larghetto – from piano concerto in C minor (Mozart)
  • Largo (Handel)
  • Loure – from the cello suites (Bach)
  • Music for a While – from Oedipus (Purcell)
  • Prelude and Fugue no.12 (Bach)
  • Rondo – from Abdelezar (Purcell)
  • Sarabande and 2 variations (Handel)
  • Sheep May Safely Graze (Bach)
  • Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
  • Quartet in G KV 80 (Mozart)
  • Quartet in D KV 155 (Mozart)
  • Quartet in G KV 156 (Mozart)
  • Quartet in C KV 157 (Mozart)
  • Violin Concerto in E major, 1st movement (Bach)
  • Violin Sonata no.4 in D major (Handel)

ROMANTIC/MODERN

  • Adagio for Strings (Barber)
  • Adagio Cantabile – from The Pathetique Sonata (Beethoven)
  • Allegretto (After Bocherini) (Kreisler)
  • Ave Maria (Schubert)
  • Barcarolle (Offenbach)
  • Berceuse (Faure)
  • Bolero (Ravel)
  • Chanson De Matin (Elgar)
  • Chanson De Nuit (Elgar)
  • “Che Gelida Manina” – from La Boheme (Puccini)
  • Clair De Lune (Debussy)
  • Czardas – from Die Fledermaus (J Strauss Jr)
  • Danse De Mirlitons (Tchaikovsky)
  • Dance of the hours (Ponchelli)
  • Duet – from The Pearl Fishers (Bizet)
  • Entr’acte to Act 3 of Carmen (Bizet)
  • Entr’acte to Act 4 of Carmen (Bizet)
  • Flower Duet (Delibes)
  • Flower Song - from Carmen (Bizet)
  • Force of Desiny (Verdi)
  • The Girl With the Flaxen Hair (Debussy)
  • Golliwogs Cake-Walk (Debussy)
  • 3 Gymnopedies (Satie)
  • Gypsy Life (Herbert)
  • Habenera – from Carmen (Bizet)
  • Hoe-Down – from Rodeo (Copland)
  • Humeresque (Dvorak)
  • Hungarian Dances: nos. 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10,11 &21 (Brahms)
  • Intermezzo (Capua)
  • Largo – from The New World Symphony (Dvorak)
  • La Spagnola (Di Chiara)
  • Meditation – from Thais (Massenet)
  • Menuet – from Le Tombeau de Couperin (Rave)
  • Minuet (Boccherini)
  • Morning – from Peer Gynt (Grieg)
  • Nessun Dorma (Puccini)
  • Nimrod (Elgar)
  • Nocturne (Borodin)
  • Ode to Joy (Beethoven)

TRADITIONAL

  • Cock Linnet
  • Country Garden
  • Country Medley
  • Greensleeves
  • Golden Earings
  • Happy Birthday Variations
  • Hava Nagila
  • Irish Sherry
  • Londonderry Air
  • Loch Lomond
  • Oh I Do Like To Be Beside The Seaside

CHRISTMAS

  • Bell Carol/In Dulci Jubilo (Traditional)
  • Bring a Torch, Jeanette, Isabella (Traditional)
  • Carol of the Drum (Little Drummer Boy) (Davis)
  • Christmas Medley 1, includes: Silver Bells, Let it Snow, Have yourself a merry little Christmas, White Chritmas
  • Christmas Medley 2, includes: Shepherds leave your sheep, come, O come Emmanuel, Here we come a-caroling
  • Christmas Medley 3, includes: The Coventry Carol, God rest you merry gentlemen, Listen, Lording unto me
  • Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming (Praetorius)
  • O Holy Night (Adam)
  • Silent Night (Gruber)
  • Sleigh Ride (Anderson)
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

WALTZES

  • Belle of the Ball (Anderson)
  • Blue Danube (J Strauss, Jr)
  • Caprice Viennois (Kreisler)
  • Chopin Waltzes op.18, op.64 and op. 64 no.2
  • Danube Waves (Anniversary Waltz) (Ivanovici)
  • Die Fledermaus Waltzes (J Strauss, Jr)
  • Liebesfreud (Kreisler)
  • Merry Widow Waltzes (Lehar)
  • Midnight Bells Waltz (Kreisler)
  • Musettas Waltz – from La Boheme (Puccini)
  • Richard Rogers Waltzes. Includes: The most beautiful girl in the world, Falling in Love, My favourite things, carousel waltz
  • Der Rosenkavalier Waltzes (R Strauss)
  • Saturday Night Waltz – from Rodeo (Copland)
  • Schon Rosmarin (Kreisler)
  • Skaters Waltz (Walderfel)
  • Sleeping Beauty Waltz (Tchaikovsky)
  • Tales From The Vienna Woods (J Strauss, Jr)
  • Two Hearts in Three-Quartet Time (Stoz)
  • Valse (Chopin)
  • Waltz – from Symphony no.8 in G (Dvorak)
  • Waltz (Greig)
  • Wiener Blut Waltzes (J Strauss Jr)

MODERN/POP

  • Alive – Pearl Jam
  • All You Need Is Love (Beatles)
  • Betterman (Robbie Williams)
  • Bitter Sweet Symphony (The Verve)
  • Bohemian Rhapsody (Queen)
  • Call Me (Blondie)
  • Chasing cars (Snow Patrol)
  • Country Club (Joplin)Dancing Queen (Abba)
  • Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (Elton John)
  • Don’t Wanna Miss a Thing (Aerosmith)
  • Don’t You Want Me (Human League)
  • Every breath you take (Sting)
  • Goodbye To Love (Carpenters)
  • Halo (Beyonce)
  • Have I told You Lately ( Morrison)
  • Hello – Lionel Richie
  • Hey Jude (McCartney)
  • Hernando’s hideaway/Light My Fire - JerryRoss/The Doors
  • Hotel California (The Eages)
  • Human - The Killers
  • I Do It For You (Bryan Adams)
  • I Dreamed a Dream (from Les Miserables)
  • It Had To Be You
  • It Must Be Love (Madness))
  • Jeeves and Wooster – TV theme
  • Kiss By a Rose (Seal)
  • La Bamba (Valence)
  • Lady In Red
  • Let it be (Beatles)
  • Love Moves In Mysterious Ways
  • Love Supreme (Robbie Williams)
  • Mack the Knife
  • Money, Money, Money (Abba)
  • More Than Words (Extreme)
  • Mr Brightside (Killers)
  • Music To Watch Girls By (A Williams)
  • My Heart Will Go On – from Titanic (Horner)
  • Nothing else Matters (Metalica)
  • Purple Haze (Hendrix)
  • Romeo and Juliet Love Theme (Rota)
  • Rule the World (Take That)
  • San Jose (Bacharach)
  • Seven By The Beatles. Includes: Day Tripper, Hard Days Night, Eleanor Rigby, Yellow Submarine, Yesterday, When I’m 64 and Back In The USSR
  • She’s The One (Robbie Williams)
  • Smells Like teen Spirit (Nirvana)
  • Solace (Joplin)
  • The Summer Knows - theme from The Summer of 42’ (Legrand)
  • Sweet Child O mine – Guns and Roses
  • Syncopated Clock (Anderson)
  • Take Me Out (Franz Ferdinand)
  • The Way you make Me Feel (Brian Adams)
  • The Universal (Blur)
  • Theme from the A Team (Post Carpenter)
  • Truly (Ritchie)
  • Unforgettable (Nat King Cole)
  • Upstairs, Downstairs – TV theme
  • Waterloo (Abba)
  • We’ve Only Just Begun (Carpenters)
  • With One Look (from Sunset Blvd)
  • Whats New (Haggart)
  • What Are You Doing For The Rest Of Your Life? (Legrand)
  • Whole Lotta Love (Led Zepplin)
  • When I Fall In Love (Young)
  • Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  • Your Light Up My Life (Brooks)
  • You’re The Inspiration (Foster)
  • Yesterday (McCartney)
  • Your Took Advantage Of Me (Rogers/Hart)
  • You Took Advantage Of Me (Rogers/Hart)
  • You Are Too Beautiful (Rogers/Hart)
  • You only live twice
  • You Really Got Me (Ray Davis)
  • You’re Beautiful – James Blunt
  • You’re the first, last My everything (Barry White)
  • Your Song (Elton John/Moulan Rouge)
  • You Say It Best (Keating)
" I just wanted to drop you an email to say what a pleasure it was working with you and The Quartet on Svetlana and Dmitry’s wedding. The ladies were very professional and prompt, and they played absolutely beautifully! Please pass on my message to the ladies. I look forward to the possibility of working with you all in the future. "
Dmitry Shakin And Svetlana | Connaught Hotel | 15 March 2014
  • Performance
  • Reliabilty/Timekeeping
  • Courtesy
  • Appearance/Set up
  • Gigz customer service
" Thank you for all your help. We had a wonderful day. La Dolce Quartet were fabulous and played beautifully. Gigz Management were brilliant throughout especially when we changed our minds over the style of music we wanted at the wedding. Thank you so much, the day went without a hitch and that's a testament to the service you provide. "
Lyn and Michael Tomlinson | Lanesborough hotel, London | 14 April 2012
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" We booked both our string quartet for the church and drinks reception (La Dolce Quartet) and our DJ (Patrick) via Gigz Management. It was one of the few completely pain free things we had to organise. Dave was brilliant and always responded straight away with any queries, which made booking and organising very easy for a stressed bride!! La Dolce Quartet played a perfect selection of music; walking up the aisle to them playing Pachelbel’s Canon in D was just as I dreamed! DJ Patrick was fantastic. We were quite nervous about booking a DJ rather than a band, but Patrick was brilliant and I can’t recommend him highly enough. He played one great song after another and I have had so many guests tell me how great the music was all night long! Thank you "
Luke & Lyndsey Swan | Hamptworth Golf & Country Club,Hampshire | 10 December 2011
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" A highly professional performance. You were the highlight of the day! "
John & Theresa Perry | Woking | 13 August 2011
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" I would highly recommend you to anyone looking for touch of class and superb entertainment for their function "
Mark Andrews,Gay Police Association | London | 4 June 2011
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" Without question, your presence was a highlight of the evening with many people commenting on your outstanding professionalism and impressive performance throughout the evening "
James and Chloe Grant | Surrey | 8 January 2011
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" Thank you very much for making our wedding reception so memorable "
Andrew & Katherine | Kent | 11 December 2010
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What's included

  • Standard Line Up:

    violin, violin, viola, cello
  • Standard Arrival Time:

    30 mins before recital
  • Set Up Time:

    30 minutes
  • Act dress Code:

    smart
  • Ideal Performance Area:

    4m x 2m area. 4 chairs without arms
  • Public Liability Insurance:

    yes
  • Equipment PAT Tested:

    yes
  • Food/Drinks Required:

    sandwiches and soft drinks x 4
  • Christmas Song Repertoire:

    yes
  • Extra sets/playing time:

    Extra £140 per hour.
  • Play outside:

    Yes but need cover/protection from sun and wind
  • Music restrictions:

    Note: In a civil ceremony you will be unable to have any religious music!

Extra booking options

  • Trio:

    Take £100 your quote

How we manage your booking

Booking an act with Gigz is just the begining. To make sure your event runs as smoothly as possible on the day;

  • We will send you a secure online booking form. This page can be saved on your computer and accessed and updated as often as you like.
  • Your event manager will be in touch via email and phone regularly througout the build up to your event.
  • We can arrange for your act to call you should want to discuss tings with them directly.
  • We will liasie with your event coordinator or venue manager to ensure that they are happy with all the logistics.
  • You will be given a contact mobile number for your Gigz event manager should you need to contact them on the day of your event.
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