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By Akina Strings, Apr 27 2019 01:42PM

Violin and Cello


Albeniz Tango

Anon, Greensleeves

Bach, Arioso

Bach, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring,

Bach, Air on a G string

Bach-Gounod, Ave Maria

Beethoven, Ode to Joy

Boccherini, Minuet

Brahms, Hungarian Dance no 5

Charpentier, Prelude from Te Deum

Clarke, Trumpet Voluntary

Debussy, Clair De Lune

Delibes, Flower Duet

Dvorak, Humoresque

Elgar, Chanson de Matin

Elgar, Salut D’Amour

Faure, Pavane

Franck, Panis Angelicus

Handel, Le Rejouissance form the Royal Fireworks

Handel, Suites from Water Music

Handel, Queen of Sheba

Massenet, Meditation from Thais,

Mendelssohn, Wedding March

Mouret, Rondeau

Mozart, Eine Kleine Nachtmusik

Pachelbel, Canon

Puccini, Nessun Dorma

Puccini, O Mio Babbino Caro

Purcell, Trumpet Tune

Rimsky-Korsakov , Scheherazde

Saint Saens, The Swan

Schubert, Ave Maria

Tchaikovsky, Waltz from Sleeping Beauty

Vivaldi, Spring from the Four Seasons

Vivaldi, Largo from the Four Seasons

Wagner, Bridal Chorus

Pop and Lighter selection

Aerosmith, I Don't Want to Miss a thing

H Arlen, Over the Rainbow

Coldplay , Viva La Vida

John Barry ,Diamonds are forever

The Beach Boys, God only Knows

The Beatles, All you need is love

James Blunt, Beautiful

Dylan/Adele, Make you feel my Love

Elbow, One day like this

Gardel, Por Una Cabeza

Etta James, At Last

Elton John, Can you feel the love tonight

The Kinks , You really got me

Kern, It’s a Wonderful World

Bruno Mars, Marry You

Perri , A Thousand Years

Rodgers, My Funny Valentine

Sting, Fields of Gold

U2 Beautiful Day

The Verve, Bittersweet Symphony

Waller, Aint Misbehavin’

By Akina Strings, Apr 19 2019 08:05PM

Becky and Jude performed for a beautiful wedding today in Hungerford, West Berkshire at the stunning Town Hall and Corn Exchange. We worked with the bride to craft a musical programme consisting mainly of pop and jazz music in a duo to suit the intimate venue.

The Bride entered to Coldplay Viva La Vida, the signing of the register was accompanied by a beautiful arrangement of Adele's version of Make You Feel My Love. The newlyweds exited to rapturous applause and the Beautiful song 'At Last' (Etta James)

It was our first visit to Hungerford Town Hall and we loved it!

By Akina Strings, Apr 6 2019 08:00AM

The Akina String Quartet had the pleasure of performing at beautiful Mill Hall in Newbury set on the outskirts of the town near to Greenham Common. It was the first time we had performed at the venue as a Quartet and we knew from previous performances wth our duos that it is a spectacular but intimate venue - perfect for a string quartet.

We were postioned to play in the Great Hall next to the magnificent fire place which was the perfect spot for a string quartet. Having carefully consulated with the host beforehand we performed a specially tailored set of string quartet music. Starting with well loved classical favourites famous for being performed by string quartets such as Bach's Air in G, Mozart's Eine Kleine Nacht Music, Vivaldis Four Seasons and Pachelbel's Canon in D.

Once the guests had arrived we switched to a selection of contemporary music performing music by Coldplay, The Beatles, Queen, Elbow, The Kinks as well as some Jazz standards too.

By Akina Strings, May 21 2017 10:04AM

We had a brilliant time playing for our gorgeous couple Suzie and Jason to celebrate their marriage recently. It was lovely to play in such a stunning marquee the flowers were beautiful and every last detail had been carefully considered from the musical repertoire to the super singing waiter Giovanni. Music selected for us to perform spanned 300 years of history and included some timeless classical favourites by Schubert, Pachelbel, Puccini, Handel through to modern standards by the Beatles, Beach Boys and Elvis Presley. We love the fact that as a string quartet we are able to share and perform such a wide variety of music representing so may different genres. We love a challeng and are continually adding to our repertoire list if you have a query about appropriate music for wedding ceremonies then feel free to drop us a message either via our contact form or through a message on our facebook page

Vanessa, Jude, Rosie and Jo
Vanessa, Jude, Rosie and Jo

By Akina Strings, Oct 1 2016 08:02PM

Well, it's definitely been an action packed year so far! its been a busy few weeks and it was nice to relax with some tea and biscuits at our rehearsal last night in Hampstead Norreys. Our group performances have taken us to some of our favourite venues in Berkshire including Norden Farm in Maidenhead, Cliveden House in Taplow, Ufton Court in Reading, Danesfield House in Marlowe and a string duo performance at Highclere Castle near Newbury. Upcoming appearances include performances in London as well as work closer to home.

As individuals we have been leading orchestral concerts, undertaking session recordings and performing in numerous chamber music recitals in and around the South East as well as exciting moving our base to Newbury on the Berkshire Hampshire border where the majority of our musicians live and work. This means we shall now be able to extend our area of work to cover more of Hampshire in addition to our current 'patch of Berkshire which we are very excited about!