The Black Quartet perform as:

4 piece String Quartet

Additionally alongside larger ensembles

with featured guests and soloists

Can arrange string music for any event


 "Having performed with Kanye West, The APO, Tiny Ruins, Rob Ruha, Brooke Fraser, Op Shop and The Feelers, it's no wonder The Black Quartet is in high demand!...'

The Black Quartet

String Quartet

STYLE: Classical, Popular, Contemporary, Jazz

LINEUP: 2 Violins, Viola, Cello

SIZE: 4 piece (plus)


With spellbinding arrangements and a superb and diverse repertoire spanning centuries, The Black Quartet is New Zealand's leading string ensemble, providing a captivating sonic experience that will set your event apart.

The Black Quartet Sample Playlist


Air on a G String - Bach
Flower Duet - Dilibes
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik - Mozart
The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Salut D’Amore - Elgar
Gymnopedie – Satie
Kanon - Pachelbel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba
Trumpet Volountry - Handel
Ave Maria - Handel
Pavan – Ravel
Jesu Joy of Mans Desiring – Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze – Bach
Air - Handel
Fur Elise – Beethoven
Halleluia Chorus – Handel
Symphony no 5 – Beethoven
Mozart Quartets and Divertamentos
Liebeslied – Kreisler
Spanish Dance – Albinez
The Cockoo – Daquin
Polovtsian Dances – Borodin
Humoresque – Dvorak
Liebesfreud – Kreisler
Bouree in G – Handel
Schon Rosmarin – Kreisler
Concerto for 2 Violins – Vivaldi
Funiculi Funicular – Thorp
Christmas Concerto – Corelli
March from Scipio – Handel
Symphonia no 8 - Fasch
A Graceful Waltz – Brahms
Romance – Shostakovich
Quartet op 29 – Schubert
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair – Debussy
Noctourne - Borodin



Quartet op 18 no 1 – Beethoven
Noctourne - Borodin
Trumpet Voluntry – Handel
Traumerei – Schumann
Gigue – Bach
Meditation from Thais – Massenet
Chacony – Purcell
Habanera from Carmen – Bizet
Toreadors Song from Carmen – Bizet
Prelude to Carmen - Bizet
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Bourree – Bach
Selection from ‘The Magic Flute’ – Mozart
Largo – Handel
Barcarolle – Offenbach
Minuet – Boccherini
Halleluia Chorus – Messiah
Two Rondeaux – Purcell
La Paloma – Iradier
Largo from Double Violin Concerto – Bach
Rondo Alla Turca – Mozart
Heski Holki-Polka – Strauss
Slavonic Dance – Dvoak
O Solo Mio – Capua
Sentimental Saraband – Bernstein
Selection from ‘The Nutcracker’ – Tchaikovsky
English Country Gardens – Trad
Morning from the Peer Gynt Suite – Grieg


The Man I Love
Somewhere Out There
Theme from Ice Castles
Embraceable You
Bohemia Rag
Don’t Get Around Much Anymore
New York New York
Lullaby of Birdland
Someone to Watch Over Me
It Don’t Mean a Thing …
Music of the Night
Star Dust
The Rainbow Connection
You Light Up My life
Thanks for the Memory
Love Theme from St Elmos Fire
I Know Him So Well
Slippery Elm Rag
My Heart Will Go On
I Got Rhythm
All I Ask Of You
I Get Kick Out Of You
Scarbarough Fair
Blue Sunday
Tears in Heaven
Love is Blue
Strangers in the Night
Some Enchanted Evening
The Windmills of your Mind
Shes Got A Way
Have I Told You Lately
The Girl from Ipanema
Mister Sandman


Isn’t it Romantic
Save the Best for -Last
From Russia with -Love
Let it Be
Beauty and the Beast
Fairytale of N.Y
From This Moment
Just The Way You -Are
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina
Bridge Over Troubled Water
Here Comes the Sun
Stairway to Heaven
My Life
The Love Boat
The Prayer
Any Dream Will Do
Echoes of Harlem
How Deep Is Your Love
Uptown Girl
Always On My Mind
Making Whoopee
The Easy Winners
Ragtime Dance