Sydney Ensemble are qualified musicians and experienced string musicians who have played at many wedding ceremonies. All our musicians have studied music at a professional level and perform professionally in orchestras and other groups for TV & international artists.
Many clients coming to us usually knows that they want some string musicians to play at their wedding. However, not everyone know the differences between string trio and string quartet. This information is essential when it comes to hiring performers for your wedding ceremony. Let’s will make this clear for you.
What’s the difference between a string trio and string quartet?
This is our most common FAQ. Traditionally, the String Trio and Quartet are the most commonly requested accompaniments for weddings and functions.
A string quartet has 4 musicians – 1st violin, 2nd violin, viola and cello. The string quartet produces a well-balanced and dynamic volume suitable for small and large venues, and functions with many guests. The quartet is also more visually impacting with more musicians than the trio. The String quartet is usually recommended for outdoor events and feature performances. All music is written for string quartet.
The string trio is a versatile ensemble of 2 violins and 1 cello, performing at all types of venues, and because of its smaller size, it is particularly suited to intimate or restricted spaces. Playing as a trio, the viola part is taken out, with the most noticeable difference usually being a slight loss of volume. Most types of contemporary and classical pieces are suitable being played as a trio. The string trio is also a more affordable option.
Now, we hope you have been able to decide it you want a string trio or string quartet for your wedding ceremony. If you are still not sure, you can find more details on our booking information page or contact us to directly.
We are looking forward to talking to you!