String Musicians

String Quartet for Receptions & Celebrations

‘We were lucky enough to have the String Musicians perform at our charity fundraiser. Jennen was amazing to work with, and his performances on the night were superb. It added an extra level of class to our evening, and our guests were extremely impressed. Highly recommend to anyone – our sincere thanks.’
James Marcon



When we think of making a celebratory event extra special, many of us consider elaborate decorations, scrumptious food, and a well-stocked bar. But the secret ingredient to elevate any gathering from ‘good’ to ‘unforgettable’ is often overlooked: live music. Specifically, a string quartet.

A string quartet, typically composed of two violinists, a violist, and a cellist, can infuse an event with elegance, sophistication, and joy. The melodious strains of a quartet can provide the perfect backdrop for a variety of celebrations. 

Hire a live string quartet for your event today! 


Announcing your engagement should be as memorable as the proposal itself. A string quartet can set the mood and make the party even more romantic, playing beautiful melodies as you share the news of your upcoming union with friends and family.


Whether you’re celebrating one year of blissful togetherness or marking a golden milestone, the presence of a string quartet can create a nostalgic atmosphere. The quartet can play your favourite love songs or tunes that hold special significance in your relationship, making your anniversary truly exceptional.


From joyous first birthdays to significant milestone celebrations, the resonant strains of a string quartet have a unique way of making the honoree feel particularly cherished. The magic of a string quartet doesn’t merely reside in the classical genre; indeed, the versatility of these accomplished musicians means that contemporary tunes can also echo through your party venue, creating an unforgettable auditory backdrop to your festivities.

Imagine the delight on your child’s face as the quartet weaves a playful symphony of beloved nursery rhymes and upbeat tunes, making their first birthday party an enchanting musical fairytale. Similarly, imagine the awe and appreciation mirrored in the eyes of a loved one celebrating their 70th, 80th, 90th, or even 100th birthday, as they’re treated to an elegant musical serenade – a tribute to the rich tapestry of their life.

Our past experiences are studded with countless such moments of joy and reverence, which attest to the transformative power of our music. Any birthday celebration, regardless of the age being marked, is elevated to a new level of special with the mellifluous harmony of a skilled string quartet. It is a timeless gift that transcends age and connects hearts through the universal language of music.


Marking the conclusion of an educational journey and the beginning of a new life chapter, a string quartet can bring a touch of sophistication to a graduation party, playing traditional ceremonial music or contemporary tunes.


After years of hard work, a retirement party should be a joyful, memorable occasion. The smooth strains of a string quartet can provide a relaxed, celebratory atmosphere, playing the retiree’s favourite music from across the decad


Add an elegant touch to a baby shower with the beautiful melodies of a string quartet. The musicians can play soothing lullabies, contemporary pop, or classical music, creating a serene and joyful backdrop as you celebrate the upcoming arrival.


Celebrate your mom in style with a high tea accompanied by a live string quartet. The quartet can play a selection of her favourite tunes as she enjoys delicious pastries and tea, making her feel truly cherished.


A string quartet can turn any Valentine’s Day event into an ultra-romantic occasion. Serenading couples with beautiful, heart-stirring music can make the day of love even more memorable.


Welcome friends and family to your new abode with the sophisticated sounds of a string quartet. It’s an elegant way to celebrate a new beginning, playing lively tunes that echo through the hallways of your new home.


Whether it’s Christmas, New Year’s Eve, or Easter, a string quartet can make any holiday party extra festive. Playing seasonal favourites or joyful tunes, the quartet can provide the perfect soundtrack to your celebrations.

In conclusion, a string quartet brings more than just music to your event – they bring an elevated sense of sophistication, a unique ambience, and an unforgettable experience. Their flexible repertoire, spanning from classical to modern hits, makes them a fitting choice for any celebration, providing an acoustic delight that leaves a lasting impression. As you plan your next event, remember: the sound of live music, specifically a string quartet, can be the secret ingredient to its success.


The inclusion of a string quartet can notably enhance the ambiance of any celebratory occasion. Take a look at our repertoire of events where we have previously showcased our performance.


String Musicians Australia stands tall, celebrating the gifted musicians in our ranks, who have established their impressive credentials in national and international music contests. Their exceptional artistic skills and expertise have been acknowledged with numerous accolades, as demonstrated in our extensive list of achievements.

Our prowess is further validated by our distinction as the string quartet that has garnered the highest number of 5-star Google reviews nationwide. This accolade is a testimony to the consistent high-quality performances we offer, and the overwhelming endorsement from those who have experienced our services first-hand.

Our hallmark of excellence has attracted a distinguished client roster, comprising corporate giants such as Commonwealth Bank, Woolworths and BMW. These partnerships are anchored in trust and an acknowledgement of our superior artistic abilities. We are not just state-certified esteemed musicians and recording artists, but also devoted professionals driven by a commitment to deliver performances par excellence.

Over the past ten years, our musicians have captivated audiences at over 2,500 events across Australia with their extraordinary talents. This rich experience, combined with our routine collaborations with the leading symphony and chamber orchestras of the country, attests to our adaptability and profound love for performance.

However, our love for music extends beyond just performances. Each note we play serves as a heartfelt thank-you for the privilege of making music our profession. Our performances are not just about the technique, but more about soul-stirring musical odysseys, weaved together with fervour and sincerity.

This commitment is evident at every event we perform at, invariably evoking admiration from the attendees. Our passion, coupled with the genuine joy we derive from performing, helps to establish a vibrant and captivating atmosphere at your event, assuring a magical and unforgettable experience for your guests. When you choose String Musicians Australia, you’re not simply employing musicians, but engaging a group of artists dedicated to crafting a memorable musical experience.


We acknowledge that situations vary and, due to financial constraints or limited space, a full string quartet may not always be viable. We assure you, we have adaptable options that cater to various circumstances without sacrificing the enchanting allure of live string music.

Should the space be limited (as a quartet necessitates around 2.5m x 2.5m), or your budget better fits a smaller ensemble, we offer string trio, duo, or even solo options. A string trio is an intimate yet potent combination of two violinists and a cellist. Our string duo consists of a violinist and a cellist, delivering a balanced interplay of melody and harmony.

For even more intimate environments, a solo performer can forge a deeply personal musical atmosphere. Depending on your personal preference, the soloist could be a violinist or a cellist. Please be aware, however, that a soloist will predominantly perform the melody. As a result, the musical arrangement might be somewhat more minimalistic compared to our other ensemble options.

Moreover, we understand that some venues might present space constraints. To navigate these situations, our musicians are fully equipped to perform while standing, should the situation necessitate it. The only exception would be our cellist, who would require a seated position.

In short, our goal is to offer as much flexibility as needed, ensuring that regardless of your situation, the music at your special event remains profoundly touching and perfectly suited.

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We are proud to present an extensive range of over 3,000 songs, including popular contemporary hits from the 1950s to the present, as well as ageless compositions from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic periods. Furthermore, our repertoire encompasses tangos, hymns, folk tunes, jazz pieces, and holiday carols. With our broad spectrum of musical offerings, we cater to all preferences and events! If your most-loved tune isn’t in our repertoire, we’re pleased to accommodate up to three special requests at no extra charge, guaranteeing your cherished tracks are performed live exclusively for you on your special day.

For extra song arrangements, we charge a fee of $200 + GST per song.


We comprehend the importance of flawless organisation on the day of your event, and our obligations go beyond providing exquisite live music; we also ensure a trouble-free experience from our end. By enlisting our services, you can trust that we’ll address all music-related concerns, allowing you to focus on your guests.

When contacting us, Jennen will act as your dedicated liaison, minimising potential miscommunication that could occur when communicating with multiple musicians or non-musicians. Jennen usually responds to emails and missed calls within 24 hours and is available seven days a week, ensuring you receive the support you deserve.

As a celebrated violinist with over 5,000 performances and recordings under his belt, Jennen has performed and toured with prestigious orchestras such as the Australian Chamber Orchestra, Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra, Adelaide Symphony Orchestra, and West Australian Symphony Orchestra.

He is dedicated to addressing your queries and providing the necessary guidance to instil confidence in engaging Australia’s premier musicians.

Please note that while Jennen offers unlimited support via email and phone as required, in-person consultations are charged at an hourly rate of $200 + GST.


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


We are happy to perform outdoors; however, our highly valuable instruments require protection from direct sunlight, rain, and wind.

Suitable outdoor settings include verandas, balconies, and decks with overhead cover, marquees, large shade umbrellas, or spacious trees providing ample shade without falling foliage risks.

Performing on or near sand is not feasible due to potential instrument damage.

In the event of inclement weather, please ensure an indoor backup performance area is available.


We require minimal assistance from our clients. 

Here are our performance requirements.


We require a non-refundable $500 deposit to secure your booking, with the remaining balance owing at least 30 days prior to your event date. We’ll email you a reminder closer to the date.


Our prices are visible on our website and include GST and travel time by car from the Melbourne CBD. 

There are no additional or hidden fees.

We arrive 20 minutes prior to the start of your booking time to set up and start performing promptly on time.


In case of cancellation, we’ll provide a full credit valid for two years from the cancellation date, given that we receive at least 30 days’ notice.

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

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


Opting for our string quartet to enliven your celebration indisputably infuses an air of elegance and refinement into your event. With our ensemble of seasoned musicians, a vast repertoire brimming with variety, and an unwavering devotion to executing performances of the utmost quality, we are the ideal complement to your upcoming corporate gathering.

Entrust us with the music, and witness how we convert an ordinary function into an affair of matchless wonder and enchantment. Our harmonious tunes will waft through the air, caressing the ears of your guests, leaving them utterly captivated and fully immersed in the moment.

Don’t merely host an event; create an experience, a vibrant memory that attendees will look back on with a fond smile and a heart full of nostalgia.

To secure our esteemed services for your event, you can conveniently book online or reach out to us. We eagerly await the opportunity to collaborate with you, transforming your function into an extraordinary and unforgettable affair.

Our Clients

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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