January News Update - Adele and CBBC Performances
Susie, who leads and arranges for Titanium String Quartet has recently been busy recording Cello for The BAFTA award winning CBBC series ‘The Dumping Ground’. She has also had her arrangements for strings recorded at Air Studio and played with Classical Kicks and DJ Rob Da Bank.
Our violinist is currently performing with Adele on her UK and European live tour following her third studio album “25”.
Titanium Musicians Perform On Classic FM's Album Of The Week
We are proud to announce that Classic FM’s Album Of The Week features our very own Titanium musicians and is now available to purchase.
‘Seasons’ presents Vivaldi’s much loved Four Seasons and is paired with new composition by Oliver Davis. The recording is performed by Trafalgar Sinfonia and is conducted by Ivor Setterfield.
“The two works sit comfortably alongside each other; Davis's music has a pulsating rhythmic energy not a million miles away from Vivaldi's nor Michael Nyman's minimalist Baroque scores for such Peter Greenaway films as The Draughtsman's Contract.”
Read the album review here:
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Four Seasons Album Coming Soon
Some of our musicians are featured on the new release of the Four Seasons with London’s Trafalgar Sinfonia. This is due to be released on 16th October and has already climbed the Classical Charts from pre-order alone. The album also features a new companion piece for soprano, violin and strings by commercial composer Oliver Davis. Davis’ last release reached no.2 in the Classical Charts so watch this space!Click here to view album in iTunes store
Titanium Plays With Take That
Titanium musicians played alongside Take That at the O2 ‘Wear The Rose Live’ celebration in September. The event saw 14,500 fans showing their support for the England Rugby team where our string supremes accompanied Take That’s performance as part of a 48 piece orchestra. The evening culminated with the England team joining Take That onstage for a spectacular send off into the Rugby World Cup tournament.
What Is A String Quartet?
A string quartet is an ensemble of four string instruments: two violins, one viola and one cello
. Considered one of the most prominent chamber ensembles in classical music, the string quartet was made popular by Austrian composer, Joseph Haydn who took to composing four part string pieces in the 1750s. The genre was firmly established as Mozart, Schubert and Beethoven followed suit with string quartet composition.
A typical classical string quartet takes shape in four movements, a set formula that moves through specific keys and tempos for a complete musical journey. Composers increasingly moved away from the structure in the twentieth century, leaving this format a particular to classical music. As well as music specifically written for four string instruments, skilled arrangers can rewrite any piece of music to be performed by a string quartet.
New Dedicated Corporate Events Page
Over the coming weeks, we’ll be updating this section of the site to include the latest specific information for our corporate events clients.
Here’s the link:
Yet Another 5-star Review
Yet another glowing 5-star review for Titanium!
Our latest wedding client was Grant and Ellie. See their review below:
“We hired Titanium to play at our wedding ceremony in September and I have to say that they were absolutely fantastic. They played beautifully and I would highly recommend them to anyone considering a string quartet for their event, whatever it may be. I feel I must point out that when our vicar thanked them near the end, all of our guests applauded them, something I have never seen at a wedding! Thank you Titanium for making our day that extra bit special.”
Our New Guide to Finding Your Perfect First Dance Song
Read our guide and follow our Spotify links to help you find your perfect wedding song ideas
and first dance songs.
We look to the movies for inspiration.Read more…
Stringing Together Your Christmas Party
Planning the office Christmas party? Need some sparkling inspiration for festive finesse? Whether you’re going to Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
party or Deck The Halls
for a lavish dinner dance, our expert guide will guarantee you and your guests The Most Wonderful Time Of The Year
Titanium Perform for Westland Helicopters Centenary Event
Titanium String Quartet was honoured to play for guests at the AgustaWestland Centenary Gala at the Mall Galleries in central London. Royalty were amongst the VIPs attending the London gallery to celebrate one hundred years of service in aircraft design and manufacture in the UK.
The Quartet received excellent feedback from those in attendance and a glowing written review from event’s organiser, Richard Folkes:
Despite a late booking the Titanium String Quartet and their agents were a delight to work with and they arrived in good time before the event to discuss details and our requirements. They then delivered a very high quality performance with a varied programme of music that exactly suited the occasion. We received many favourable comments from our guests confirming that they were both much appreciated and that they contributed much to the overall success of the evening. I would strongly recommend the Titanium Quartet to anyone planning to hold a reception such as ours.
Titanium perform in Mayfair
Titanium String Quartet is performing today at the Novikov Restaurant and Bar in Mayfair, London.
Novikov Restaurant & Bar combines cool and contemporary interiors with a superlative culinary offering. Located in the heart of Mayfair, Novikov has 2 distinct restaurants and one stylish Lounge Bar. A real feature of the Novikov Asian Restaurant is its open kitchen. Fronted by an amazing display of seafood and vegetables, it evokes the atmosphere of an Asian food market. The atmosphere here is at once welcoming and relaxing, but subtle enough not to distract from the food itself. The menu uses novel flavours and texture combinations, inspired by Chinese and Pan Asian cuisine.
As soon as you enter in Novikov Italian Restaurant you cannot miss the imposing wood-fired oven, suede wall panelling, mirrors in solid oak frames and the rustic chandeliers. The indulgent menu offers regional Italian dishes with a contemporary twist.
The Lounge Bar is a must-visit destination, with an extensive cocktail menu, live music and performances by some of the world’s top DJs.
More NEW demo tracks.
Listen to more new demo tracks from Titanium String Quartet now.
Click here to take you to the AUDIO
“Here Comes The Bride”
Read our latest article in our NEW wedding planning guide.“Here Comes The Bride”
The little known origin of the most popular Wedding March… Not intended to deter!
Processional music to announce and accompany the entrance of the bride in Western weddings has long been a tradition. READ MORE…
Our NEW wedding planning guide.
Take a look at our new advice guide
to help you create your most memorable day.
Titanium String Quartet to perform at The Ritz this week.
This week, Titanium will be performing at the world-famous The Ritz London. We will update this site soon with more photos from the event itself.
NEW Repertoire Updates
Susie has been hard at work arranging new songs to expand Titanium’s current repertoire. The London String Quartet can now perform the following:
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
You Got The Love - Florence and The Machine
I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You - UB40/Elvis
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Your Song - Ellie Goulding
All Of Me - John Legend
Palladio - Karl Jenkins
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
The Connaught Hotel in Mayfair
Tonight, Titanium is performing for an exquisite wedding at London’s Connaught Hotel in Mayfair.
The Connaught, a luxury hotel set on a quiet corner in the heart of London’s chic Mayfair village, is the perfect blend of a discreet English ambience with the contemporary 5 star touches demanded by the modern traveller. Breathtaking luxury hotel suites from some of the world’s best designers; Michelin-starred cuisine from Hélène Darroze; pampering and wellness at the luxury Aman Spa, and the perfect Martini, served in the restored splendor of The Connaught Bar. All brought together by a team dedicated to ensuring a comfortable stay, there to anticipate and cater to your every whim as you relax in this sumptuous London residence. Arguably one of the most understated yet personal 5 star hotels in London.
Titanium at The Lancaster Hotel in London
Titanium - The London String Quartet is tonight performing for a corporate event at The Lancaster Hotel in London.
Here they are, about to go on stage!
Titanium perform at Rosewood Hotel
Titanium String Quartet has just performed for a luxurious wedding at The Rosewood Hotel in London.http://www.rosewoodhotels.com/en/london
Guests arrive at Rosewood London through an archway that opens into a grand Edwardian courtyard, in a little oasis of tranquillity unique among London luxury hotels. It is the perfect start to a memorable stay in a timeless heritage hotel, set just steps from Covent Garden.
Now accepting all major debit/credit cards
When booking the Titanium String Quartet, we can now accept major UK debit and credit cards. We also accept bank transfer. This currently does not include American Express. Call +44 (0)20 8610 9186 to book.Terms and Conditions