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Hire String Quartet Newcastle

Winners of national & international music competitions.

'Thank you to the fabulous string quartet who performed at last night’s Australia event. They did a fantastic job'
MS Research Australia



Hiring a string quartet for any event offers a multitude of benefits that elevate the overall experience and create a truly remarkable ambiance. Here are some reasons why a string quartet should be considered for your event:

  1. Sophistication and Elegance: A string quartet brings a level of sophistication and elegance to any occasion. The combination of violin, viola, and cello creates a refined and timeless sound that is instantly captivating. The visual presence of the quartet also adds a touch of grace and beauty to the atmosphere.

  2. Versatility: String quartets have a vast repertoire that spans various musical genres and eras. From classical masterpieces by renowned composers to contemporary hits, the quartet can tailor their performance to suit the theme and preferences of your event. Whether it’s a wedding, corporate function, gala, or any other special occasion, the versatility of a string quartet ensures that they can create a customised musical experience.

  3. Rich and Harmonious Sound: The combination of four string instruments in a quartet produces a rich and full-bodied sound. The intertwining melodies and harmonies create a depth and complexity that is both captivating and emotionally resonant. The quartet’s ability to seamlessly blend their instruments showcases the artistry and skill of the musicians, leaving a lasting impression on the audience.

  4. Flexibility in Performance Space: String quartets can perform in a variety of settings, making them adaptable to different event locations. Whether it’s an intimate indoor venue, an outdoor garden, or a grand ballroom, a string quartet can adjust their performance to suit the acoustics and atmosphere of the space. Their presence adds a touch of class and refinement, enhancing the overall ambiance of the event.

  5. Memorable and Engaging Experience: Live music has the power to create a memorable and engaging experience for guests. The enchanting sound of a string quartet draws people in and captivates their attention. It adds a layer of depth and emotion to the event, creating an immersive and unforgettable experience that will be cherished by attendees.
In summary, hiring a string quartet for your event brings sophistication, versatility, and a rich musical experience. Their presence adds a touch of elegance and creates an enchanting atmosphere that resonates with guests. Whether it’s for a wedding, corporate function, or any special occasion, a string quartet enhances the overall ambiance and ensures a truly memorable celebration.


Having performed at a wide array of venues in Newcastle, our string quartet brings a wealth of experience and expertise to adapt to different acoustics and enhance the overall musical experience. The extensive list of venues we have performed at demonstrates our versatility and ability to deliver exceptional performances in diverse settings.

Each venue presents its own unique acoustic challenges and characteristics. However, with years of experience, our string quartet has honed our skills in adapting to different environments. We understand how the acoustics of a space can impact the sound of our instruments and adjust our playing techniques to ensure optimal sound projection and balance. Whether it’s a large and spacious hall or a more intimate setting, our Newcastle string quartet is adept at adapting to create an immersive and captivating musical experience for the audience.

Here is a list of Newcastle venues where our string quartet has performed:

  • Merewether Surfhouse
  • Fort Scratchley
  • The Greenhouse Eatery
  • Longworth House
  • Newcastle City Hall
  • Noah’s on the Beach
  • Rydges Newcastle
  • The Junction Hotel
  • The Lock Up
  • Wests New Lambton
  • Restaurant Mason
  • Subo
  • The Burwood Inn
  • Rustica
  • Bocados Spanish Kitchen
  • The Junction Hotel
  • 48 Watt Street
  • The Greenroof
  • The Lucky Hotel
  • The Beach Hotel
  • King Edward Park
  • Blackbutt Reserve
  • Newcastle Foreshore Park
  • Gregson Park
  • Nesca Park
  • Islington Park
  • Centennial Park
  • Horseshoe Beach Reserve
  • Dixon Park
  • Fletcher Park
  • Smith Park
  • Robinson Park

Our string quartet has also performed at these churches in Newcastle:

  • Christ Church Cathedral
  • Sacred Heart Cathedral
  • St. Andrews Presbyterian Church
  • St. John’s Anglican Church, Cooks Hill
  • St. Philip’s Church, Newcastle East
  • Christ Church Cathedral, New Lambton
  • St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, The Junction
  • Adamstown Uniting Church
  • All Saints Anglican Church, Hamilton
  • St. Augustine’s Anglican Church, Merewether
  • Our Lady of the Rosary Catholic Church, Cardiff
  • St. Therese Catholic Church, New Lambton
  • St. Matthew’s Anglican Church, Georgetown
  • St. Luke’s Anglican Church, Wallsend
  • St. Paul’s Anglican Church, Stockton
  • St. Columba’s Anglican Church, Adamstown Heights
  • The Grainery Church


Experience a world of musical possibilities as you immerse yourself in our vast collection of over 3,000 songs. Carefully curated, our repertoire encompasses popular contemporary hits from the 1950s to the present, offering you a chance to indulge in cherished classics or revel in the latest chart-topping tunes. But our musical journey doesn’t end there. We take pride in embracing the rich tapestry of musical history, presenting enduring compositions from the Baroque, Classical, and Romantic eras that have stood the test of time.

At our core, we understand the importance of catering to diverse tastes and occasions. Our repertoire goes 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 value the personal touch and strive 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.

Additionally, 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, meticulous attention to detail, and unwavering 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.


When it comes to bringing the magic of live music to your special occasions, we understand that each event is unique and deserves tailored services. For those seeking to create a memorable and enchanting atmosphere for their wedding ceremony, we offer dedicated services designed specifically for this momentous occasion. Our website features a dedicated page where you can find 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 extensive repertoire, performance duration, and how our music seamlessly integrates into the various moments of the ceremony.

We recognise the significance of your wedding day and strive to make it truly extraordinary with our exquisite musical accompaniment. Whether it’s the grand processional, the emotional recessional, or any other meaningful moments throughout the ceremony, you can trust us to set the perfect tone and enhance the ambiance. We work closely with you to understand your vision and preferences, ensuring that our music reflects the unique atmosphere you envision for your special day. With our expertise and attention to detail, we create a magical musical experience that will be cherished by you and your guests for years to come.

At your wedding ceremony, we go beyond merely performing music. We understand the importance of timing, dynamics, and creating a seamless flow that enhances the emotional impact of each moment. Our skilled musicians bring their artistry and passion to every note, delivering a performance that resonates with the love and joy of your union. Whether you desire classic and timeless compositions, contemporary hits, or even personalised song arrangements, our repertoire is carefully curated to cater to your preferences and create an unforgettable musical backdrop for your wedding ceremony.

By entrusting our Newcastle string quartet with the musical accompaniment of your wedding ceremony, you can rest assured that you are working with experienced professionals who are dedicated to making your day truly special. We believe in the power of music to create unforgettable memories, and we are honoured to be a part of your journey as you begin this new chapter of your life.


During times of loss and remembrance, we recognise the profound importance of honouring a loved one’s memory with dignity and reverence. If you are seeking our live musicians for a funeral service or wake, we have thoughtfully created 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 gain access to valuable details about our approach, sensitivity, and repertoire specifically tailored for funerals or wakes.

We understand the significance of these gatherings and the healing power of music in moments of grief and reflection. Our aim is to offer solace and create a comforting atmosphere through our heartfelt performances, providing a musical tribute that deeply resonates with the memory of your loved one. We approach each funeral or wake with utmost compassion and sensitivity, working closely with you to understand the tone and emotional journey you wish to create. Our string quartet repertoire for these occasions is thoughtfully curated to evoke a range of emotions, paying homage to the life and legacy of your loved one.


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.


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 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
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 the time comes to secure your booking, we’ve made it simple for you with our convenient online booking form. Just complete the form, and we’ll take care of the rest, ensuring a smooth and hassle-free process.

We understand that budget considerations are important for our clients. That’s why we offer flexible options to accommodate varying budgets. In addition to our Newcastle string quartet, we also provide the option of a string trio, string duo, or even a solo performer. This allows you to choose the ensemble size that best fits your preferences and budget while still enjoying the enchanting sounds of our live musicians.

For complete transparency, we have all our prices listed on our website. You can easily access our pricing information to make an informed decision that suits your needs. We believe in providing upfront and clear pricing details so that you can plan and budget accordingly, ensuring there are no surprises along the way.

Thank you for taking the time to read about our services. We genuinely appreciate your interest, and we eagerly look forward to the opportunity to contribute to your unforgettable celebration. With our exceptional musicianship, attention to detail, and dedication to creating magical moments, we’re committed to making your event truly remarkable.

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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