Top of the Pops part 3: the best classical musicians for your wedding

In the third of our November specials, we’ve rounded up some of the top classical wedding musicians in Scotland whose music brings an elegant touch to your day. If it’s romance you’re after, you’ve come to the right place

Amarone Music

How long have you been performing?
Amarone Music was formed nearly ten years ago, although we have all been playing at weddings for the whole of our professional careers. It’s safe to say we are passionate and experienced when it comes to wedding music.

What makes you stand out from other classical ensembles?
We are the only group offering our unique combination of instruments (violin, flute, piano and guitar), so we have a versatile sound and can turn our hand to any style of music. Our personalised service and attention to detail really sets us apart.

Any interesting anecdotes from weddings?
A particular highlight was when we accompanied the bride’s daughter’s ceremony performance which was so emotional. We’ve also been part of some very poignant moments and have played departed family members’ favourite songs. It’s such a subtle and touching way to honour them.

amarone music performing outside carlowrie castle
(Photo: Gary Bonar Photography)

Meredith McCrindle

What made you want to perform at weddings and what do you love about it?
Who doesn’t love weddings? I’m always honoured to play a part in a couple’s big day, bringing music and ambience to such an important milestone in a couple’s life.

Describe your performance style
In one word: atmospheric. My job is to create a soothing environment by playing familiar music which the couple has specially selected.

What are your favourite pieces to perform?
There is so much out there that it’s hard to pick a favourite. Playing a special request gives me pride in what I do and it gives the couple something unique.

Lothian String Quartet

Lothian String Quartet

How long have you been performing at weddings?
We have been performing at weddings all over the UK and Ireland for over 20 years, but we are now very much based in Scotland.

What are your favourite pieces to perform?
I recently arranged Spring Recomposed by Max Richter (as heard in Bridgerton) to accompany a bridal entrance. It was spine-tinglingly beautiful and the timing was perfect.

What’s your unique selling point?
We can provide an unrivalled variety of musical genres, from a serene, contemplative piece by Bach to an exuberant, joy-filled rendition of your favourite pop song – all delivered with impeccable skill and style.