The Canterbury Quartet offer music for weddings, funerals, Christmas and birthday functions, farewells, conferences and any occasion requiring fine string quartet music.

They perform elegant arrangements of popular, jazz and classical music according to clients’ requests.

The group comprises experienced professionals from Russia, Ukraine and New Zealand and have performed in chamber music ensembles: trios and quartets and some of the finest symphony orchestras in the world.

As current members of the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra they are passionate about what we do which means their New Zealand clients will always receive excellent standards for their special occasions.

Solo Violin and Solo Cello also available

Ideal for: background music for corporate function, private party, wedding

The Quartet plays both Classical and Popular music
These are some of the pieces from their ever growing repertoire...

Wagner: Wedding March
Wagner: Bridal Chorus
Mendelssohn: Wedding March
Mendelssohn: March (From “Midsummer Nights Dream”)
Clark: Trumpet Voluntary
Purcell: Trumpet Tune
Purcell: Ah! How Sweet it is to Love
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik: i. Allegro, ii. Romanze, iii. Menuetto, iv. Rondo
Mozart: Larghetto (arr. for quartet)
Mozart: Laudate Dominum
Mozart: Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart: Gavotte Gracieuse (arr. for quartet)
Mozart: Rondo (from String Quartet No.6)
Mozart: Divertimento KV. 136 D major
Mozart: Divertimento KV. 137 B flat major
Mozart: Divertimento KV. 138 F major
Mozart: March (from “Marriage of Figaro”)
Mozart: Alleluia (from “Exultate, Jubilate”)
Vivaldi: The Four Seasons (4 movements)
Bach: Jesu, Joy of Mans Desire
Bach: Four Pieces (Gavotte, Bouree, Air and Gigue)
Bach / Gounod: Ave Maria
Bach: Sheep May Safely Graze
Handel: Wedding Music: Aria
Handel: Hornpipe (from “Water Music”)
Handel: Alla Siciliana
Handel: Allegro
Handel: Let the Bright Seraphim
Handel: Queen of Sheba
Handel: Air (arr. for quartet)
Handel: Bourree (arr. for quartet)
Handel: “Halleluia Chorus” from the Messiah
Haydn: Serenade
Haydn: Austrian Hymn (arr. for quartet)
Haydn: St. Antoni Chorale (arr. for quartet)
Boccherini: Celebrated Minuet
Gretry: Allegro Grazioso
Gretry: Entr’Acte (arr. for quartet)
Delibes: Flower Duet (From Lakme)
Strauss (Jnr): Vienna Life
Strauss (Snr): Radetzky March
Shostakovich: Romance
Elgar: Salut d’Amour
Unknown: Happy Birthday
Kreisler: Liebeslied
Pachelbel: Canon and Gigue
Webber: Love Changes Everything
Beethoven: Contretanz (arr. for quartet)
Beethoven: Deutscher Gesang (arr. for quartet)
Rameau: Contredanse (arr. for quartet)
Rameau: Rondeau (arr. for quartet)
Rameau: Passepied (arr. for quartet)
Lully: Gavotte (arr. for quartet)
Schubert: Meneut (arr. for quartet)
Schubert: Ave Maria
Gluck: Air (arr. for quartet)
Gluck: Minuet
Mouret: Rondeau
Franck: Panis Angelicus
Dvorak: Humoresque
McCartney / Lennon: Hey Jude 
McCartney / Lennon: Yesterday
Gershwin: Summertime
Gershwin: Embraceable You
Gershwin: I got Rhythm
Gershwin: The Man I Love
Gershwin: Swanee
Gershwin: Someone to Watch Over Me
Gershwin: He Loves and She Loves
Gershwin: Liza
Gershwin: But Not For Me
Gershwin: Mine
Joplin: Country Club
Joplin: Paragon Rag
Joplin: Maple Leaf Rag
Joplin: Euphonic Sounds
Joplin: New Rag
Joplin: Pianeapple Rag
Freddie Mercury: Who Wants to Live Forever
Piazzolla: Chau Paris
Piazzolla: Tango (from “Scent of a Woman”)

Popular Music

1. Over The Rainbow - Harburg
2. Theme From "NEW York, New York" - John Kander
3. Somewhere Out There - Mann And Horner
4. Blackbird - The Beatles
5. Moon River - Mancini
6. Skye Boat Song - Scottish Folk
7. Beauty And The Beast -A Menken
8. Sway/Cherry Pink - Beltran
9. Loch Lomond - Scottish Folk
10. Palladio - Jenkins
11. Signed, Sealed, Delivered I'm Yours
12. Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
13. Everything I Do Ido It For You - B Adams
14. Viva La Vida
15. Can You Feel The Love Tonight - E John
16. O Sole Mio - R Di Capua
17. Xo - Beyonce
18. We Found Love - C Harris
19. I'm Yours - J Mraz
20. River Flows In You -Yiruma
21. Be Our Guest - A Menken (from Beauty And The Beast )
22. Po Karekare Ana
23. My Funny Valentine - R Rodgers
24. Shut Up And Dance - Walk The Moon
25. In Dreams - F Walsh - H Shore
26. Love Changes Everything - L Webber
27. Fly Me To The Moon - B Howard
28. Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
29. My Own True Love - M David & M Steiner
30. Who Wants To Live Forever - F Mercury
31. Che Gelida Manina - G Puccini
32. Jalousie - (Jealousy) Vera Bloom & J Gade

Hello David,
Everything went pretty well, our Residents were delighted with the group’s performance. It was a beautiful afternoon.
Diana Isaac Retirement Village
Mother's Day Function

Hi David,
Absolutely.The Canterbury Quartet were exceptional. A huge thanks to them and yourself.
Kind regards

Just wanted to send through a message of thanks for Saturday, you guys did an awesome job and it made our wedding so perfect. The music was beautiful and just what I always dreamed.
Jess Stevens

It went so well. Thank you, Pete for organizing it. :)
Warm regards,
Pemberton Gardens

Hey Robyn
Everything went perfectly thank you
Bogdan was amazing, I cant praise him enough
Thank you for all your help
Bogdan - solo violin

Hi Robyn
The String Quartet was great thank you. They were all set up on time and played a great variety of music (including some Christmas turns). We had comments about how good they were.
Trudi Johnstone

Hi Robyn,
Yes, Thankyou, the Canterbury Quartet were exceptional.
Many Thanks
Emily & James

Hi Robyn
Thank you for contacting me. Yes, all went very well with Canterbury Quartet – thank you for arranging.
Thanks Sally
Sally Regan
Ernst & Young Limited

Hi Robyn
The Canterbury Quartet were amazing - we were very impressed with their professionalism and performance and had multiple people comment how great they were. So a massive thank you to them.
Katie and Colin Watkins

It all went beautifully, many thanks for the organizing.
The were all wonderfully accommodating in quite rustic circumstances!!
Deborah Rhode

Hi Robyn
Thank you for your email. The official opening at the gondola went really well and Bogdan was very good. I received lots of comments on how good the music was.
Kind regards
Lynne Smith
Sales & Marketing Executive
"Welcome Aboard"
Christchurch Tram, Gondola,
Bogdan solo violin

The quartet were wonderful. V talented and lovely to work with. Please pass my sincere thanks on to them. The guest feedback was excellent.
Rose Roberts

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