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Hire Coffs Harbour String Quartet

Winners of national & international music competitions.

'The String Quartet has been well received by everyone at the lunch!! I look forward to working with you next time and will definitely be booking another string quartet. Cheers!'
Sarah Maguire
Australian Hotels Association



When you hire a beautiful string quartet for your important event, you are inviting an exceptional level of musical artistry and elegance. The combination of violin, viola, and cello creates a harmonious blend of rich and captivating sounds that can elevate the atmosphere of any occasion.

The sophisticated nature of a string quartet performance brings a touch of refinement to your event. The musicians’ expertise and years of training are evident in their flawless execution and nuanced interpretations of the music they perform. Their dedication to their craft ensures that every note played resonates with emotion and precision.

The enchanting sound produced by string instruments holds a unique power to captivate the hearts and minds of listeners. The expressive capabilities of the violin, with its soaring melodies and intricate ornamentation, can evoke a range of emotions from joy to melancholy. The viola, with its warm and mellow tones, adds depth and richness to the ensemble, while the cello provides a resonant and grounding foundation. Together, these instruments create a mesmerizing musical experience that can leave a lasting impression on your guests.

Whether it’s a wedding ceremony, a corporate function, a gala, or any other special occasion, a string quartet is a versatile choice that can adapt to various settings and moods. During a wedding, a string quartet can provide a romantic backdrop, enhancing the beauty of the ceremony and accompanying key moments such as the bride’s entrance or the signing of the register. In a corporate setting, the refined ambiance created by a string quartet can set the tone for a sophisticated and upscale event. For a gala or fundraising event, the elegance and poise of a string quartet can contribute to the overall sense of grandeur and make the evening even more memorable.

Beyond the musical aspect, the visual presence of a string quartet adds to the overall ambiance. The sight of four skilled musicians performing together in harmony is a treat for the eyes, complementing the auditory experience. The musicians’ professionalism and attire further contribute to the sense of occasion, enhancing the atmosphere and making your event feel truly special.

In summary, hiring a beautiful string quartet for your important event offers a combination of refined musical artistry, enchanting sound, and visual elegance. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate function, gala, or any other special occasion, the presence of a string quartet can create a sophisticated and memorable ambiance that will captivate your guests and add a touch of class and refinement to the proceedings.


The Coffs Harbour String Quartet, founded in 2021, is led by the accomplished and award-winning violinist, Jennen Ngiau-Keng, in collaboration with Pat Brearley, esteemed violist and Artistic Director of the Coffs Harbour Regional Conservatorium.

Renowned for their exquisite performances, the Coffs Harbour String Quartet has graced numerous occasions, including wedding ceremonies, funeral services, and corporate events throughout the picturesque region of Coffs Harbour. Their enchanting melodies have resonated in locations such as Boambee, Karangi, Korora, Sapphire Beach, Emerald Beach, Bundagen, Sandy Beach, Promised Land, Moonee Beach, Sawtell, Bonville, Central Bucca, Upper Orara, Coramba, Sparebrook, Raleigh, Mylsetom, Woolgoolga, Nana Glen, Ulong, Lowanna, Urunga, Gleniffer, Fernmount, the stunning Coffs Coast, the artistic haven of Bellingen, as well as Repton, Brooklana.

While the quartet primarily caters to the Coffs Harbour area, they are committed to accommodating clients beyond its borders. Depending on musician availability, they are delighted to travel up to 3.5 hours outside of Coffs Harbour, extending their harmonious presence to captivated audiences in neighbouring regions. They frequently travel to Port Macquarie and Taree for wedding ceremonies and funeral services. 

Experience the captivating artistry of the Coffs Harbour String Quartet as they breathe life into your cherished moments with their melodic prowess and exceptional musicality.


Immerse yourself in a world of musical possibilities with our expansive collection of over 3,000 songs. Our repertoire is carefully curated to include popular contemporary hits spanning from the 1950s to the present day, allowing you to indulge in the nostalgia of cherished classics or revel in the latest chart-topping tunes. In addition, we pride ourselves on embracing the rich tapestry of musical history, offering enduring compositions from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras that have stood the test of time.

But our musical offerings don’t stop there. We understand the importance of catering to diverse tastes and occasions. That’s why our repertoire extends beyond traditional boundaries, encompassing captivating tangos, soul-stirring hymns, enchanting folk melodies, vibrant jazz compositions, and even joyous celebratory carols. Whatever your musical preference or event theme, we have the perfect selection to create an unforgettable atmosphere.

We also value the personal touch and want to make your wedding ceremony or beloved one’s funeral extra special. If your favourite tune isn’t already part of our extensive collection, we are delighted to accommodate up to three special song requests at no extra cost. This means that those treasured songs close to your heart can be performed live exclusively for you on your momentous day, adding a deeply personal touch to the occasion.

Furthermore, we offer additional song arrangements to cater to your unique preferences. Should you require a custom arrangement beyond our existing repertoire, we provide this service for a nominal fee of $200 + GST per song. This ensures that every musical detail is tailored to perfection, creating a bespoke experience that reflects your individual style and vision.

With our diverse musical selections, attention to detail, and commitment to making your event extraordinary, we are dedicated to surpassing your expectations and leaving a lasting impression. Let the magic of live music elevate your special occasion, as we weave a symphony of melodies that resonate with your heart and soul.


The Coffs Harbour String Quartet is honoured to have had the privilege of performing for the esteemed Russell Crowe, his family, and their guests on numerous occasions. Their exceptional musicality and reputation for delivering captivating performances have garnered the attention and appreciation of this renowned actor and his entourage.

The quartet’s collaboration with Russell Crowe extends beyond the confines of their individual performances. They have had the distinct pleasure of sharing the stage with his band, The Gentlemen Barbers, creating a unique synergy between the world of classical music and contemporary rock. This extraordinary blend of musical genres showcases the versatility and adaptability of the Coffs Harbour String Quartet, seamlessly integrating their elegant sound with the energetic and dynamic performance of The Gentlemen Barbers.


When it comes to hiring the Coffs Harbour String Quartet for your special occasions, we offer tailored services to meet the unique requirements of different events.

For those looking to create a memorable and enchanting atmosphere for their wedding ceremony, we have a dedicated page that provides comprehensive information on how we perform at wedding ceremonies. By clicking on the provided link, you will gain access to detailed insights about our wedding services, including our repertoire, performance duration, and the seamless integration of our music into the various moments of the ceremony. We understand the significance of this milestone event and strive to make it truly extraordinary with our exquisite musical accompaniment. You can trust us to set the perfect tone, whether it’s for the processional, recessional, or any other meaningful moments throughout the ceremony.


In times of loss and remembrance, we recognise the importance of honouring a loved one’s memory with dignity and reverence. If you are seeking our services for a funeral or wake, we have a separate page dedicated to providing further information on how we can contribute to these solemn occasions. By clicking on the provided link, you will find details about our approach, sensitivity, and repertoire for funerals or wakes. We understand the significance of these gatherings and the healing power of music in such moments. Our aim is to offer solace and create a comforting atmosphere through our heartfelt performances, providing a musical tribute that honours the memory of your loved one.

By offering specific information and resources tailored to each event, we ensure that our clients have access to all the necessary details and guidance they need to make informed decisions about hiring the Coffs Harbour String Quartet. We strive to provide a seamless and personalized experience, enhancing your event with the enchanting sounds of our esteemed ensemble.


Since we read our music on our iPads, we can perform in dark and low-light settings.


We perform on acoustic instruments, which means we don’t require access to any power. 

This makes our set up time efficient and keeps our performance area simple and safe.  


For smaller gatherings with fewer than 80 attendees or functions where guests will engage in quiet conversations, we recommend having us perform acoustically. This is well-suited for wedding ceremonies, small receptions, funerals, and wakes.

If you prefer an acoustic performance for a large event, we suggest booking our string quartet only for the first 60-90 minutes of your event.

During this period, our string quartet will create the most significant impact, and your guests will be most likely to appreciate their performance. Typically, after this timeframe, guests become more at ease with socialising, their conversations grow louder, and the string quartet becomes less noticeable. We advise playing music over speakers once the string quartet concludes their performance.


For large receptions and corporate events hosting more than 80 attendees, expansive outdoor settings, or crowded spaces, we suggest amplifying our string quartet to achieve the best sound quality. 

If your venue provides sound equipment to amplify the string quartet, please arrange for the sound engineer to place one microphone on a stand in front of each musician. To guarantee optimal audio, please hire our string quartet for an extra 30 minutes prior to their performance time for a soundcheck.


In Coffs Harbour, we offer a state-of-the-arts wireless amplification system to ensure all guests can appreciate our music.

With a wireless system, there’s no need to concern yourself with electrical safety tag checks or guests tripping over cables and wires.

We can fine-tune the balance and volume, delivering a performance that is perfectly audible without overwhelming the space.

We can also arrange ambient background music to be played over the speakers, filling the silence during our breaks (if applicable).

The additional cost for this service is $650, and we’ll need to arrive at least one hour before the booking time to set up. 

If you’re interested in this service, please let us know when making your enquiry or when filling out our booking form.


As fortunate residents of the world’s most liveable climate, we wholeheartedly embrace the opportunity to perform outdoors for our clients. We understand the allure of open-air venues and the desire to incorporate nature’s beauty into your special event. However, to ensure the safety of our valuable instruments and the quality of our performance, we kindly request adequate protection from the elements.

We appreciate the shade that large trees offer, but we want to make sure we’re prepared for rainy weather. Our instruments are delicate and can be damaged by moisture. To protect them, we kindly request that you have an indoor backup plan in case of wet weather. Having an alternative indoor space ensures that we can still provide a wonderful performance even if it rains.

Additionally, we cannot perform on or near sand, as it poses a significant risk to our instruments. The fine particles and moisture content in sand can be detrimental to the delicate components of our stringed instruments. 

Our primary concern is to deliver a flawless performance that exceeds your expectations while safeguarding our instruments. By providing the necessary protection from wind, sun, and rain, you enable us to create an unforgettable musical experience in the enchanting outdoors without compromising our equipment’s integrity.

We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in ensuring a suitable performance environment. Together, we can create a harmonious union between the splendour of nature and the captivating melodies of the Coffs Harbour String Quartet.


We recognise the essential role of impeccable coordination on your event day, and our responsibilities extend beyond providing captivating live music; we also ensure a seamless experience on our part. By employing our services, you can have peace of mind that we’ll manage all music-related aspects, allowing you to attend to your guests.

When you get in touch with us, Jennen will be your dedicated point of communication, minimising potential miscommunication that could arise from interacting with multiple musicians or non-musicians. Jennen typically responds to emails and missed calls within 24 hours and is accessible seven days a week, guaranteeing you receive the support you deserve.

As an acclaimed violinist with over 5,000 performances and recordings to his name, Jennen has performed and toured with prestigious orchestras, including the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

He is committed to addressing your concerns and providing the essential guidance to foster confidence in engaging Australia’s leading musicians.

String Musicians Australia
24 Watsonia Ave
Coffs Harbour NSW 2450
Phone: 1300 997 923


In the event of a cancellation, we’ll grant a full credit valid for two years from the cancellation date, provided we receive at least 30 days’ notice.

If government-imposed restrictions render your event unviable and beyond your control, we’ll extend a full credit as long as we are informed a minimum of 48 hours in advance.

We maintain comprehensive public liability insurance coverage of up to AUD 20 million, ensuring protection across Australia.

To reserve our string quartet, please complete our online booking form, and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.


When you’re ready to secure your booking, simply complete our online booking form

We understand that some clients may have budget considerations, which is why we also offer the option to perform as a string trio, string duo or as a solo performer.

All our prices can be found on our website. 

Thank you for taking the time to read this, and we eagerly anticipate the opportunity to contribute to your unforgettable celebration!

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Our Awards

  ABC Young Performer of the Year Award
  Atheneum Chamber Music Award
  Hephzibah Menuhin Competition
  Melbourne Research Scholarship
  Ian Potter Cultural Trust Grant
  Gwenn Prockter Cello Award
  McCaw-Bainton Scholarship
  Tait Memorial Trust Award
  Sid Curry Memorial Award
  Hattori Foundation Award
  Donald Hazelwood Award
  PPCA Foundation Award
  J Albert and Son Prize
  4MBS Musica Viva Sid Page Memorial Prize
  Melbourne Abroad Travelling Scholarship
  Austral Salon Instrumental Competition
  Mietta Song Recital Award – Best Pianist
  Centenary Medal for Service to the Arts
  Margaret Sutherland Bursary Award
  Australia Council for the Arts Award
  E.V Llewellyn Memorial Scholarship
  Australian Music Foundation Award
  Dandenong Festival of Music & Arts Gold Medallion
  Australian Chamber Music Competition
  Asia Pacific Chamber Music Competition
  Macklin Bursary Award
  Banff International String Quartet Competition
  Sleath Scholarship
  Australian Concerto Competition
  Australian National Piano Award
  Fine Music Australia Young Performer Award
  Gisborne International Music Competition, NZ
  Musica Viva Grand Prize
  Geoffrey Parsons Award
  Dorcus McClean Travelling Scholarship
  Kendall National Violin Competition
  Geelong Advertiser Music Competition
  Eric Read Cello Award
  Tallis Bursary Award
  Melbourne International Chamber Music Competition