Albatross Quartet

The Albatross Quartet is a vibrant classical chamber ensemble of four professional musicians based in the Wellington area.


Very good String Quartet. Well recommended and will be using again in the future.

Sandy McFadyen-Rew
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The Albatross Quartet performs a huge range of styles, from Bach to the Beatles, and Handel to Hendrix. You call the tune! Well play it! Our impressive range of repertoire features hours of classical favourites, popular songs, tangos, waltzes, rags, reels, fiddle tunes, jazz, gypsy airs and much more. If thats not enough. for a small fee, our resident composer, Craig Utting, is happy to specially arrange your choice of music for string quartet! Or maybe you want to commission a truly original work to commemorate the event! Or perhaps even a surprise gift……….!

Whether it be an embassy function, a wine-tasting, a birthday party or a romantic wedding, well help you create that special atmosphere that makes the occasion simply unforgettable.

All our members are highly experienced performers, and have led their respective sections in highly regarded orchestras, both locally and overseas. They have also clocked up many hours performing a wide range of music in smaller ensembles, such as the Albatross Quartet.

The usual quartet configuration is two violins, one viola and one cello, although this can be varied on request. And if you really want to pack the punch, we can double every part and provide a string octet (8 players). On the other hand, if the setting is intimate and your budget limited, you might want to consider a duo (2 players) or trio (3 players) option.

Our instruments dont require amplication. We are exceptionally versatile and play where, when and what you want to play - whether it be elegant Elgar to accompany a wine-tasting, uplifting Bach for a marriage ceremony or fast and furious gypsy music for a product launch. Every audience is different! Well subtly vary the music to suit the mood and tastes of your guests.

Band Events:
We have played at Parliament, in Government House, at various embassies, on a visiting Australian warship, and at every conceivable function venue in the Wellington region. We play at weddings, product launches, award ceremonies, state dinners, conferences, competitions, celebrations, garden parties, festivals, banquets etc.

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Very good String Quartet. Well recommended and will be using again in the future.
Sandy McFadyen-Rew
22/04/2008

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