Stella Strings players are professional Hamilton based musicians, each bringing 20+ years of experience in performing at weddings, corporate functions, and other celebrations.

Stella Strings are available to hire as the following groups:

String Quartet - with its luxurious sound and presence
Violin and Cello Duo - Appealing and intimate
Solo Violin or Cello - Simple and evocative

When you hire Stella Strings, you get quality musicianship, and a seamless tailor-made service to suit your event, so you can relax and enjoy the music on the day.

Stella Strings play a range of musical styles from Baroque and Classical, Pop and Jazz, songs from Opera and Musicals, Movie and TV themes, Kiwi favourites, and Folk. They are happy to learn new songs, and will endeavour to arrange or source your particular favourite for a small fee.

Stella Strings are classically trained musicians who take pride in creating beautiful vibrant music, which they would love to share with you and your guests.

Stella Strings are happy to travel and perform in the Waikato, Coromandel, Bay of Plenty, Auckland and Central North Island regions.

Ideal for: wedding, private function, corporate event

Stella Strings have listed a short sample of pieces under the following titles.


For wedding clients, please note our suggestions for the processional (P), the signing of the register (S) and the recessional (R).  


Canon in D - Pachelbel (P,S)
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel (P,S,R)
La Rejouissance - Handel (P,R)
Hornpipe in D - Handel (P,R)
Ave Maria - Bach - Gounod (S)
Ave Maria - Schubert (S)
Largo from Winter - Vivaldi (P,S)
Allegro from Spring - Vivaldi (R)
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - J.S Bach (S)
Air from Suite in D - J.S Bach (S)
Trumpet Tune - J. Clarke (P,R)
Trumpet Voluntary - J. Clarke (P,R)
Bridal Chorus (from ‘Lohengrin’- also known as ‘Here comes the bride’) - Wagner (P)
Wedding March - Mendelssohn (P,R)

Perfect - Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri & David Hodges
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Isn’t She Lovely - Stevie Wonder
You Set My World On Fire - Loving Caliber
A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
At Last - Etta James
Is This Love - Bob Marley
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Israel Kamakawiwoʻole
La Vie en Rose -Edith Piaf
All of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - Beatles
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
You’re In My Heart - Rod Stewart
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
Beautiful Day - U2


Royal Fireworks suite - Handel
Theme from Romeo and Juliet - Tchaikovsky
Hungarian Dance no.5 - Brahms
Salut D’Amour - Elgar
Eine kleine Nachtmusik - W.A Mozart
Minuet from String Quintet in E major, op.11 nr.5 - Boccherini
Adagio Cantabile (from piano sonata op.13) - Beethoven
Hornpipe (Hole in the Wall) - Purcell
Dance Suite (Allegro, Allegro, Minuet, Minuet) - Telemann
Vocalise - Rachmaninoff


Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Here Comes The Sun - Beatles
Sky Full of Stars - Coldplay
Africa - Toto
I Want to Hold Your Hand - Beatles
Over The Rainbow (Eva Cassidy style) - Harold Arlen
Moondance - Van Morrison
Sous le Ciel de Paris - H. Giraud
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Mamma Mia - Abba
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
The Book of Love - Peter Gabriel
Have I Told You Lately? - Van Morrison
Blackbird - The Beatles
Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy’s arrangement (originally Sting)
This I Promise You (NSYNC) - Richard Marx
The Sound Of Silence - Simon and Garfunkel
Are You The One I’m Waiting For? - Nick Cave
Into My Arms - Nick Cave
This Year’s Love -David Gray
Sea of Love -Cat Power
Sweetest Thing -U2
Stay – Rihanna


Fly Me To The Moon - Bart Howard
The Girl From Ipanema - Antonio Jobim
Perhaps, Perhaps, Perhaps (Quizas, Quizas, Quizas) - Osvaldo Farres
Summertime - Gershwin
Libertango - Piazzolla
Oblivion - Piazzolla
Sous le Ciel de Paris - H. Giraud
I Got Rhythm - Gershwin
It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it Ain’t Got That Swing) - Duke Ellington
Let’s Do It (Let’s Fall in Love) - Cole Porter
Mas Que Nada (Say No More) - Jorge Ben
Beyond The Sea - Charles Trenet and Albert Lasry


Loyal - Dave Dobbyn
Sway - Bic Runga
Arithmetic - Brooke Fraser
Something in The Water - Brooke Fraser
Don't Dream It's Over - N. Finn
Oughta Be In Love - Dave Dobbyn
April Sun in Cuba - Dragon
Four Seasons in One Day - Neil and Tim Finn


Flower Duet - L. Delibes
O Mio Babbino Caro from ‘Gianni Schicchi’ - Puccini
O Sole Mio - Eduardo di Capua
Prelude To Carmen - Bizet
Barcarolle from ‘Tales of Hoffmann’ - Offenbach
Musetta’s Waltz - Puccini
Minuet- Dance of The Blessed Spirits from ‘Orpheus’ - Gluck
Cavalleria Rusticana (Intermezzo) - Mascagni
Panis Angelicus - C. Franck


Brudestykke from the Sonderho bridal trilogy - Danish traditional
Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar
Dark Eyes - Russian Gypsy Song
Hava Nagila - Jewish traditional
The Keel Row - Irish Hornpipe
The Lark In The Morning - Irish Jig
El Relicario - Jose Padi
La Cumparsita - Rodriguez
Londonderry Air - Irish traditional
English Suite (British Grenadiers, Greensleeves, The Jolly Miller) -Traditional
Dona Dona - Sholem Secunda
Scottish Tunes - Traditional, arr. Adam Carse
Believe Me, If all Those Endearing Young Charms - Irish
Medley of Russian Folk Songs

In Dreams (from ‘The Lord of the Rings: The fellowship of the Ring’) - Howard Shore
May It Be (from ‘The Lord of the Rings: The fellowship of the Ring’) - Mark Lowry and Buddy Greene
Concerning Hobbits (from ‘The Lord of the Rings: The fellowship of the Ring’) - Howard Shore
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (from The Lion King) - Elton John and Tim Rice
I See The Light (from Tangled) - Alan Menken and Glenn Slater
Jurassic Park III - Various themes - Donald Davis
Beyond The Sea (from Finding Nemo) - Charles Trenet and Albert Lasry
As Time Goes By (Casablanca) - Herman Hupfeld
Main Title (Star Wars) - John Williams
Moon River (Breakfast at Tiffany’s) - Henry Mancini
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic) - James Horner
Over the Rainbow (The Wizard of Oz) - Harburg
Princess Leia’s theme (Star Wars) - John Williams
Schindler’s List theme - John Williams
Somewhere Out There (An American Tail) - James Horner; Barry Mann; Cynthia Weil
Speak Softly, Love (The Godfather) - Nino Rota


I Don’t Know How to Love Him (Jesus Christ Superstar)- Andrew Lloyd Webber
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Misérables) - Claude-Michel Schonberg
If I Were a Rich Man (Fiddler on the Roof)- Bock
The Music of the Night (The Phantom of the Opera) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
On my Own (Les Misérables) - Claude-Michel Schonberg
Sunrise Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof) - Bock/ Harnick
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Evita) - Andrew Lloyd Webber
Tea For Two -Irving Caesar and Vincent Youmans
Tonight (West Side Story) - Leonard Bernstein

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