Based in Bournemouth, Dorset, Stringendo String Quartet is the leading professional string quartet in the South.
The Quartet was founded by Charlotte Gallagher whilst a member of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra. During this time she toured Europe and the U.S.A., performed on many broadcasts for radio and television, and made recordings as part of one of the country’s leading orchestras.
Offering music for strings at the highest level, Stringendo perform throughout the south of England for weddings, receptions, corporate functions, product launches, private parties and society balls at locations including stately homes, five star hotels, yacht clubs, castles and private residences.
Stringendo String Quartet has performed at many prestigious venues including the world renowned Lime Wood, Chewton Glen, Lulworth Castle, Somerley House, Lainston House Hotel, Rhinefield House, and Upton Country House. Stringendo are regularly called upon to entertain for Corporate clients including Barclays Bank, Skandia, Tesco, Zurich Assurance, De Loitte, UBS, Mercedes Benz etc, and when Gary Rhodes presented a series of gourmet evenings in London, Stringendo were engaged to provide the music.
Stringendo String Quartet specialise in playing for weddings. Since it’s formation the quartet have played for hundreds of weddings and receptions and offer an unrivalled level of service with advice on music options and a dedication that ensures that everything is just right for that most important of days.
With music ranging from Bach to Beethoven and beyond, featuring the ‘Ragtime’ of Scott Joplin, melodies of Cole Porter, Music from the Shows, Films, Television and Pop, Stringendo have the repertoire to accommodate all tastes and occasions. Their dedication, musicianship and attention to detail is your guarantee of excellence, helping to make any event that little bit more special.
Stringendo String Trio The string trio is a popular alternative to the full string quartet. This combination works well if there is limited playing space or if there is not quite the budget for the full quartet. Although the repertoire for the trio is not as extensive there is still a wide range of music available. The string trio sounds and looks perfect for weddings and small gatherings.
" I just want to thank you SO VERY MUCH for playing at Alice and Ben’s wedding on Saturday. So many of the guests wanted to know more about Stringdengo and thought the music was absolutely terrific and just right for the occasion. We, of course, knew that it would be - with you already having made the ceremony at Hollie and Tim’s wedding previously! Thank you once more - your music set the mood; it got the wedding off to a terrific start and we all had a marvellous day - please pass on our thanks to your brilliant colleagues." Sonia & Richard Newton - wedding July 2018
" I just wanted to thank you all for playing at our wedding on Friday. The music was beautiful. Walking in to Des'Ree was enough to start me off! It was perfect. We had so many compliments from our guests. Thankyou for all your help with the lead up to the wedding, You've been excellent and will come highly recommended." Rebecca Jones - wedding at Lulworth Castle
"Thank you all so much for your wonderful music at Helena & Tom's wedding. It was a joy to listen to and commented upon by many guests. Your part in the 'perfect day' was greatly appreciated. Many thanks & best wishes'" David & Monica Morgan - Daughter's wedding
"Just wanted to take this opportunity to thank you for providing the music for our wedding last month. Stringendo were stunning during the ceremony andset the scene beautifully in the gardens for the drinks reception. We could hear them all round the gardens when having our photos taken - they were perfect" Vicky & Johny Hart - Wedding
"Just a few lines to say a huge thank you to you and your fellow musicians for the superb performance you gave at Emma and David's wedding reception at the Chilworth Manor om August 31st. Well done!! The melodies played were perfect" Jane & Ken Grainger - Daughter's Wedding
"Your beautiful music really brought so much to our wedding ceremony and helped to make it very memorable. We received so many compliments on your behalf from all our guests!. Many thanks once again and we shall always recommend you highly!" Emily Randall - Wedding
"We had many comments about the fantastic atmosphere created by Stringendo before and during our wedding service, the music really made the service for us. Stringendo also did a fantastic job at the drinks reception later in the afternoon, really helping to create a relaxed garden party mood, which was exactly what we were after" Kate and David James - Wedding
"Many thanks, the quartet was fantastic" Liz and Dave Anthony - Wedding
"Thank you for such a lovely performance at our wedding, it made our day so complete and perfect" Natasha and William Croker - Wedding at Chewton Glen
"Stringendo were just fantastic and a perfect accompaniment to the proceedings. Everyonewas full of praise and compliments" Peter and Christine Ross - Daughter's wedding
"Thank you for making our wedding day so fabulous. The music was incredible! You helped to create the perfect setting for our perfect day" Terri and Mark Ford - Wedding
"The string quartet played beautifully and were the talking point of the wedding" Derek Douch - wedding
"Stringendo did an excellent job and helped the whole event to have the right atmosphere. We have received many compliments on your behalf from our guests" Ros Smith - Daughter's wedding