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When you need to create a specific atmosphere, you can never underestimate the importance of music in evoking the right mood. A string quartet brings that extra touch of class to any event, elevating it to something out of the ordinary.


It was over 20 years ago that Amanda Rowden-Martin brought together the string principals of the English Philharmonic Orchestra to form The Quintessential Quartet with the aim of bringing beautiful music to your special occasion.


These four talented musicians have performed together all over the country and abroad, bringing their interpretation of a range of styles and tunes to all manner of events. Whatever type of function you're planning, The Quintessential Quartet is the perfect way to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Music for any


Centrally located

Professional string quartet


Based in Chesterfield in the Midlands, we're perfectly located to travel to you wherever you are.


We've even travelled to Spain several times to play in the Music in the Mountains concert series in The Alpujarra. You can find our performance on YouTube - Alpujarra hoy 2007. We are video numbers 1021, 1022, 1024 and 1025.


We'll bring the same level of professionalism to your event, so you know you can count on our musicians for flawless live music.

We can play any piece at your request. One particularly memorable moment was when we performed at Boy George's birthday party, for which Amanda arranged "Karma Chameleon" for the quartet especially for him!

You'll be amazed at the extent of our repertoire.


With everything from traditional, classical string quartet music through to our unique arrangements of modern classics, we can perform at any type of function, corporate event or celebration.

A popular choice for weddings and civil ceremonies, we can tailor a personalised package for your day. Happy to relocate between venues, e.g. church and reception, we'll provide the perfect backdrop for your special day.


We'll even play outside - if the British weather will let us!

"Thank you for a super job at our wedding; lots of the guests have commented how much they enjoyed your music and thank you for hassle-free organisation."

The Quintessential Quartet in formal wear Violin