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The Black Quartet

Unrivalled as New Zealand’s premier string quartet, The Black Quartet are a sophisticated, versatile ensemble.

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Unrivalled as New Zealand’s premier string quartet, The Black Quartet are a sophisticated, versatile group of extremely talented young musicians, offering a contemporary take on this classic ensemble style. They have collaborated with the likes of Kanye West, Six60 and Ladyhawke, appeared in television commercials and accompanied Hayley Westernra, performed at Christmas in the Park and Rhythm and Vines, toured the world and composed for some of the world’s biggest brands. The calibre of their musicianship is matched by the cool, contemporary style and attitude they bring to their art form. The Black, as a quartet or individually, have worked with: Kanye West / Hayley Westenra / The Feelers / Op Shop / Ladyhawke / Six60 / Boh Runga / Eileen Page / Geoff Sewell ‘Incognito Artists’ / Moana and the Tribe / Maisey Rika / Sir Howard Morrison / Rhythm and Vines / APRA Awards / Lawrence Arabia / Paul McLaney / SJD / Brooke Fraser / Auckland Philharmonic Orchestra / Auckland Chamber Orchestra / Christmas In The Park / X Factor / NZ's Got Talent / Vodafone Music Awards / Stars In Their Eyes / Lakeside, Rotorua / Tim Beveridge shows / Operatunity tours
Ella Fitzgerald Misty
A-ha Take On Me
Bruce Springsteen I'm On Fire
George Gershwin Swanee
Dave Dobbyn Welcome Home
Mozart Divertimento in F Major Presto
Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know

Selected Songs

Bach
Air On A G String

Dilibes
Flower Duet

Mozart
Eine Kleine Nacht Musik

Vivaldi
The Four Seasons

Elgar
Salut D'Amore

Handel
Ave Maria

Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze

Handel
Air

Beethoven
Fur Elise

Handel
Halleluia Chorus

Beethoven
Symphony No. 5

Kreisler
Liebeslied

Albinez
Spanish Dance

Daquin
The Cockoo

Borodin
Polovstian Dances

Dvorak
Humoresque

Handel
Bouree In G

Kreisler
Schon Rosmarin

Vivaldi
Concerto For Two Violins

Thorp
Funiculi Funicular

Corelli
Christmas Concerto

Handel
March From Scipio

Brahms
A Graceful Waltz

Shostakovich
Romance

Borodin
Noctourne

Debby Boone / Westlife
You Light Up My life

Fall Out Boy
Thanks for the Memory

Eric Clapton
Tears in Heaven

Gerry Mulligan
Makin' Whoopee

Lionel Ritchie
Hello

Barbara Dickson and Elaine Paige
I Know Him So Well

Simon & Garfunkel
Scarborough Fair

The Doors
Blue Sunday

Shania Twain
From This Moment

Willie Nelson
Always On My Mind

Vicky Leandros
Love is Blue

Billy Joel
She's Got A Way

Vanessa Williams
Save the Best for Last

Matt Monro
From Russia with Love

The Beatles
Let it Be

The Pogues
Fairytale of N.Y

Joshua Kadison
Jessie

Ah Ha
Take On Me

Bruno Mars
Just The Way You Are

The Beatles
Yesterday

Simon & Garfunkel
Bridge Over Troubled Water

Lauv
Feelings

The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun

Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven

J. Cole
My Life

Bruce Springstein
I’m On Fire

Jack Jones
The Love Boat

Billy Joel
Uptown Girl

Goyte
Somebody I used To Know

Alicia Keys
If I Ain’t Got You

Jason Donovan
Any Dream Will Do

Bee Gees
How Deep Is Your Love

Paul Potts
Cavatina

Celine Dion
The Prayer

Duke Ellington
Echoes of Harlem

Reviews

A massive thank you to The Black Quartet for their superb performance at Tourism New Zealand’s Business Events National Awards Dinner. They created a wonderful atmosphere and added another layer of sophistication to the event. Many of the guests commented on the calibre of the beautiful music and the great selection of classic kiwi songs they performed. I was also extremely impressed with their professionalism. Would highly recommend.

Anna Ward | Tourism New Zealand

The Black Quartet played beautifully as I welcomed guests to my event. They are professional, creative and immensely talented. It was a great pleasure to enjoy the great classics as well as their surprising interpretations of contemporary songs.

Mike Ballantyne | Private Party

The trio were awesome! We practiced with a recording the day before our wedding, but when they played on the day it was even better! Absolute professionals - please pass on our sincere thanks to them.

Sally and Ross | Wedding

Where to begin? We had very high expectations of the quartet and they exceeded them by a mile! Everything was absolutely perfect, and we had guests telling us how beautiful the music was. Please pass on our sincerest thanks to the players. They really added an extra level of elegance, and in no way could I fault them. Thank you for your help, and your prompt and friendly service throughout this process. It is hugely appreciated!

Georgia and David | Wedding

The Black Quartet were fantastic musicians and helped to create an unforgettable ambiance. They are so talented and seamlessly transitioned from classical to modern covers. They were absolutely wonderful and we were so glad they were part of, and added to, our special day.

Elizabeth Howells | Wedding

The Black Quartet were fantastic, exactly what we wanted for our wedding ceremony. The music was perfect and they created an excellent atmosphere.

Michaela Finlay | Wedding

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Ella Fitzgerald Misty
A-ha Take On Me
Bruce Springsteen I'm On Fire
George Gershwin Swanee
Dave Dobbyn Welcome Home
Mozart Divertimento in F Major Presto
Gotye Somebody That I Used To Know