Highly Strung String Quartet

….The leading string ensemble of the Midlands. Highly Strung is a string quartet and string trio specialising in modern wedding music covering Nottingham, Derby, Leicester, Birmingham, Warwick, Northampton and parts of Staffordshire, Lincolnshire and South Yorkshire with fees from £450-£870 (£365-£690 for the trio).

CORONAVIRUS UPDATE – In these unprecedented and difficult times we are constantly reassessing how we continue to provide our services to you as existing or potential clients.

Please rest assured that are top priorities are a) keeping you, the public, ourselves and our family safe and well, b) doing our utmost to fulfil our side of the contract and be there for you wedding / event or c) finding an alternative solution if you need to cancel / postpone. We have a lot of empathy for those with upcoming weddings and we will do our best to be as flexible as we can. We are here to help. We have already contacted couples with weddings scheduled from now until the end of August and we will be in touch with you as things move forwards. Please do get in touch if you want to hear more about options etc.

Whether you are an existing or a new customer, please be in touch if you have any queries. We are answering emails and phones but please be patient as we are rather busy (and have children around 24/7!) so it may take us a little longer than usual to reply.

We perform a few ‘Hear us Live’ events each year so keep an eye on our website and our Facebook page for more details. Our next session has unfortunately been cancelled due to CV19 but we hope to be back in October time. To find out more / discuss a booking click here to email Sarah.


Why book Highly Strung Quartet?

Professional | Huge repertoire | Smartly presented | Insured to £10,000,000 | Vast experience of weddings | Trusted by international companies such as Boots, HSBC & Mercedes | Competitive Prices | Loyalty discounts | Highly praised for excellent communication | Modern and popular music | Widely recognised as the string quartet of choice in the Midlands | Good relationships with venues across the Midlands | Recommended by Wedding Planners and Co-ordinators


The Highly Strung String Quartet is one of the most renowned quartets in the Midlands. This all female string ensemble has over 20 years experience of playing at weddings and corporate functions. Highly Strung is a professional, vibrant string quartet with an eclectic playlist mixing classical music with lighter numbers, jazz and popular repertoire. The quartet’s versatile and entertaining repertoire includes music to suit any occasion – from Bach, Beethoven and Bacharach to Rihanna, Adele, Snow Patrol and the Killers! The string quartet is extremely popular at wedding ceremonies and receptions, civil partnership ceremonies, society dinners, parties, balls, art exhibitions, product launches and corporate events.

The ‘Highly Strung String Quartet’ was formed in the Midlands in 1997 and the players  have all studied at the top music conservatoires in England; the Royal Northern College of Music, the Royal College of Music and the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire of Music. The string quartet has a huge profile in Nottinghamshire and the Midlands. The string quartet has played at weddings and corporate functions in some of the country’s finest venues including Belvoir Castle, Chatsworth House, Burghley House and Wroxhall Abbey. They have played for weddings on Guernsey and in France, for a corporate event in Brussels and performed concerts in the Caribbean including one on the exclusive island of Mustique.

Highly Strung’s clients include John Lewis, the Ministry of Defence, Mercedes-Benz, Boots, the RAF, Capital One, HSBC, Proctor and Gamble, English Heritage and the BBC.

Individual members of the string quartet have played with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, the Halle, BBC Philharmonic, the Northen Sinfonia, the Detroit Symphony Orchestra (USA), the BBC Symphony Orchestra, the London Concert Orchestra and the Johann Strauss Orchestra, the Orchestra of St Johns and the Orchestra of the Swan. They have also performed in concert, on tour and on television alongside Will Young, Shakira, Rod Stewart, Il Divo, Robbie Williams, Simply Red, Procol Harum and Elton John.

Highly Strung Quartet is a reliable, sophisticated choice for your event. Some of their more modern pop repertoire has been specially arranged for the quartet and is unique to Highly Strung. If there is a song you would like arranging specially for your wedding or event, Sarah can arrange this for you.

Highly Strung Map - Where we playThe Highly Strung String Quartet predominantly takes bookings for weddings in the East Midlands. Areas include; Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, the Vale of Belvoir, Rutland, South & West Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire,  East Staffordshire, South Yorkshire, Birmingham and Warwickshire.

For all enquiries contact:

Sarah Huson-Whyte by email at sarah@highlystrungquartet.com or phone 07967 361717. (You can download the demo tracks from this site by clicking on ‘Demo CD‘).