"The Akina Quartet are professional, reliable and clearly established musicians. They made a tremendous contribution to our wedding day at Wokingham Town Hall in April this year. They have a varied repertoire and were able to play the music that we love to an exceptional standard. I have no reservations in recommending them to anyone who is looking for a great professional string quartet to enhance their wedding or event. Many thanks!"

Debbie (Bride)Wedding Wokingam Town Hall


Hi Rebekah,

We just wanted to say thank you so much for performing at our wedding on July 3rd. I had arranged this as a complete surprise for my wife so for her this was even more special. You really made our day so much more special and all of our guests commented on how beautiful the string quartet was. Please pass our thanks on to all the girls. I hope everything was ok for you on the day and you encountered no difficulties.

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in the future, you were all amazing.

Thank you so much again."

Andy & Charlotte bride and Groom, Wedding, Lillibrooke Manor, Maidenhead


Hi Rebekah,

We just wanted to say thank you so much for performing at our wedding on July 3rd. I had arranged this as a complete surprise for my wife so for her this was even more special. You really made our day so much more special and all of our guests commented on how beautiful the string quartet was. Please pass our thanks on to all the girls. I hope everything was ok for you on the day and you encountered no difficulties.

I would have no hesitation in recommending you to anyone in the future, you were all amazing.

Thank you so much again."

Andy & Charlotte bride and Groom, Wedding, Lillibrooke Manor, Maidenhead


"Everyone said how nice it was to listen to your music. It fitted in so well with what we wanted and the venue. Once again thank you so much for helping to make it such a special day."

Mike, Father of the Bride, Wedding, Audley's Wood,


"The Akina String Quartet played really beautifully during our wedding reception and we are so grateful to them for helping to create such a lovely atmosphere for our guests. They are skilled musicians who play a wide range of music and also really helped us in picking the sort of music that would work well for our wedding day. While the photographer did his thing, the quartet moved to the room next to the balcony so that all the guests could continue listening to them play; these little thoughtful things really helped to make our wedding day so special. The quartet arrived well on time and were prompt and professional. I would warmly recommend them to anyone thinking of having a string quartet at any event." Danusia and Jan, Bride and Groom (Northcote House, Sunningdale)


"Akina Strings accompanied Aliquando's performance of the Saint-Saens "Christmas Oratorio" and Patrick Hawes' "Song of Songs" in Henley -on-Thames on the 24th November 2012

I Found them to be well prepared, very responsive and a pleasure to work with-their professional approach lifted the performance to another level."

Anne Evans Musical Director, Aliquando Choir


"Dear Minor, Rebekah, Vicki and Alice,

Thank you for your amazing music you played on our wedding day and for playing "Braveheart" for us. You were all amazing and everyone commented on how good you all were.

Thanks again."

Sandra and Rob (Bride and Groom) Wedding, Wokefield Park, Mortimer, 2011


"We had the pleasure of listening to the Akina String Quartet at a charitable street party we held in summer 2012 in honour of all children and adults who suffer with Rett Syndrome. The Akina String Quartet provided an enchanting variety of classical music enjoyed by the neighbourhood, young and old. We wholeheartedly thank the Akina String Quartet for their time and support towards a great cause!"

Eylem, Organiser charity event 2012 in aid of Rett Syndrome


"Thank you for being so great for our wedding yesterday ladies! All of our guests loved the mix of music, I especially loved the show music you played and so did all my actor friends, and Dave and I really appreciated you being able to find 'Bring Me Sunshine' for the bride and groom's exit! You added a touch of elegance and fun to our special day. "

Dian, Bride Basildon House

"Would just like to echo Dian's comments - thanks so much, really enjoyed the music and you all did a brilliant job which I think everybody appreciated."

Dave, Groom Basildon House


Dear Rebekah

We wanted to write to thank you all for your amazing contribution to our wedding day. We have just received the video back and it has captured your magical musical abilties perfectly. We thank you so much for making our day so special with your music.

With our best wishes

Hayley and Jonathan Bride and Groom Danesfield House Marlow.


Dear Rebekah

We wanted to say thankyou very much to you for playing, you guys sounded great. We didn't hear too much after the introductions of the pieces once the ceremony had started (having our minds on other things..), but it still sounded great and made for a really nice ambience. I thought that the music that you played beforehand was lovely, I really enjoyed it and it helped me to relax a little whilst waiting for my bride!

I will certainly recommend you to anyone who requires a string quartet.

Dave Groom


Hi Rebekah,

Thank you for the beautiful music at the wedding. We really enjoyed the performance as did our guests. It was the perfect fit for Hedsor!

Paul, Groom Hedsor House


Dear Rebekah,

Thank you so much for the lovely music that you played at our wedding. It was absolutely perfect and we had so many lovely comments from guests on your playing

Many thanks once again

Emily, Bride Bearwood Lakes Golf Club




We contacted Akina Strings with a last minute enquiry regarding music for an event. They responded quickly with the perfect product at a great price that delivered and we have received amazing feedback. Thank you for your patience anyour response. We look forward to working with you again next year


Organiser corporate event Henley Regatta


Where have we performed?


Since 2011, Akina Strings have performed at a large number events throughout Berkshire including concerts, weddings and corporate events.


Below is just a selection of events we have performed at.


Children's Concert for Concertini at Norden Farm Arts Centre in Maidenhead


Duo performance at Highclere Castle


Handel Messiah performance Holy Trinity Church, Cookham

Performance of Handel's glorious 'Messiah' with Cantorum Choir.


Marriage celebration Danesfield House Hotel, Marlow-On-Thames

Private engagement to celebrate the recent wedding of George and Amal Clooney, hosted by the bride's parents guests that we performed to included family and friends and of course George and Amal themselves.


Frogmore House (Private Royal Residence), Home Park, Windsor Castle, Windsor

Music for the Duke of Endinburgh's Award Christmas Celebration. Guests included Prince Edward, HRH The Earl of Wessex, Prince Edward, other performers included Katie Melua.


The Leander Club Henley-on-Thames

Legendary Rowing Club. String Quartet for an intimate dinner party.


Sheepdrove Farm and Eco Conference Centre, Lambourn

Billiant venue! String Quartet Music for a civil ceremony and drinks reception.


Temple Island, Royal Henley Regatta

String Quartet enagagement over three days for various corporate events on a private island in the River Thames during the Royal Henley Regatta 2014


Reading Town Hall and Forbury Gardens Bandstand

Wedding Ceremony and drinks reception music


Stirrups Country House, Bracknell

Music for a civil wedding ceremony


Castle Royle Golf Club Reading

String Duo performance for a 50th birthday party


The Great House at Sonning

String Duo performance for champagne reception.


Reading Hilton

Music for Wedding (drinks reception)


Reading Lake Hotel

String Quartet Music for Wedding Ceremony, Drinks reception and wedding breakfast, Bautiful location just off Junction 11 of the M4. Special arrangements included Annie's Song, My Heart will go on and the Superman Theme.


Basildon Park

We provided a string quartet for an intimate wedding at the National Trust property Basildon Park near Pangbourne. The Quartet Performed a selection of popular arrangements mixed with well loved classics for guests at this beautiful georgian venue.


Beaumont Estate Hotel and Conference Centre Old Windsor

Our string quartet performed a mix of classical and modern music for this champagne reception following the wedding ceremony. Performing in a sheltered outdoor spot music played included items from Bach to Coldplay.


Mill Hall Newbury

String Duo performance


Lillebrooke Manor Maidenhead

Performance for Civil ceremony and champagne reception.


Ashe Park Basingstoke

Akina video project


Hedsor House Taplow

Music for a champagne reception


Danesfield House Taplow

String Quartet performance for a wedding ceremony and drinks reception



Phyllis Court Club Henley on Thames

String Quartet performance for a civil wedding ceremony and a drinks reception


Charity Event Wokingham

String Quartet music for an open garden event in aid of Berkshire Air Ambulance, an annual event we provided music as a part of a garden tour! we performed outside but under a fantastic gazebo.


Bearwood College Wokingham

String Duo and Quartet performance for wedding showcase


University of Reading

Akina String Quartet recording project

Working in a studio environment our string quartet's website sound samples.


Bearwood College Chapel

Solo Vioinist Performing Wedding Ceremony Music for the signing of the registers. Pieces included including Bach, Ave Maria.


Rivers Club, Tilehurst

Solo Cellist providing music for duration of drinks reception and beginning of the wedding breakfast performing a selection of solo cello music including excerpts form the Bach Cello suites.


Electric string quartet schools workshops

Educational work undertaken as members of staff for Berkshire Maestros working as part of a funk band delivering educational workshops to schools thoughout Berkshire


Cantley House Hotel

Outdoor performance for garden party and following lunch


Beaumont Estate Windsor

String Quartet Background music for a Medical Conference


Beaumont Estate Windsor

String Quartet performance during dinner for Black tie charity ball and auction


Beaumont Estate, Windsor

String Quartet Entertainment during meal for corporate client


Sindlesham Court

String quartet entertainment for Christmas Party


Northcote House, (De Veres Venue) Sunningdale, Ascot

Champagne Reception following ceremony


Pangbourne Club

String Quartet Music for 100th

Birthday Party



Wedding showcase Hall place, Maidenhead

Appearance at a wedding showcase event with dream wedding fairs


Wedding showcase Blue Mountain Golf Club, Bracknell

Duo performance at wedding showcase event with Dream Wedding Fairs


Wedding Showcase event Trunkwell House

String Quartet In association with Dream Wedding Fairs


Civil Partnership Ufton Court West Berks

String Quartet Music for civil partner ship ceremony and drinks reception at Ufton Court in West Berkshire


Wasing Park Walled Garden

string quartet outdoor msuic performance for wedding ceremony in Wasing Park Secret Garden


Wokefield Park (De Veres Venue)

Wedding Ceremony and Drinks reception music at Wokefield Park, Mortimer


Audley’s Wood (Handpicked Hotels venue)

Various including Music for wedding ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast

Various corporate events


Riverdale Barn, Yateley, Hampshire

Music for drinks reception


String Quartet Warbrook House and Grange, Eversley St John's Church, Hook

Roligious wedding ceremony and drinks reception


Slowly Rolling Camera Project

String session for Edition records at University of Southampton

String quartet as a part of larger ensemble for Jazz composer/pianist Dave Stapletons latest project Slowly Rolling Camera. Working using Click track to record string parts for various tracks as a string octet.


String ensemble for classical concert performance in Henley on Thames

Concert with Aliquando Choir, Patrick Hawes, Claire Jones and Elin Manahan Thomas,


Old Luxtor’s Barn

Music for Civil Ceremony and drinks reception


Titanic Themed birthday Party the Riverside Café Benson