Arco String Quartet is one of the country’s leading professional and dynamic string quartets, having gained a fine reputation in Ireland both North and South for providing the highest quality musical entertainment and a level of performance, presentation and service second to none.
The Quartet’s versatile sound, friendly attitude and artistic excellence continues to push the boundaries of its art, specialising in the arrangement and performance of all music genres, particularly rock and pop. All the players are graduates of major music conservatories in England and Ireland, and have performed all over the world, as far afield as China, USA, Malaysia and South Africa, with orchestras including The Ulster Orchestra, The RTE National Symphony Orchestra, The RTE Concert Orchestra, Camerata Ireland, The Irish Chamber Orchestra, The Halle Orchestra, The Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, English National Opera, Scottish Opera, Northern Ballet and Manchester Camerata. Arco String Quartet, before moving home to Northern Ireland, also appeared at Covent Garden and held a residency in the famous Claridges Hotel in London.
Their very own string arrangements, as well as collaborations with other leading Irish composers and arrangers has led to them recording and performing with many outstanding internationally celebrated artists. Recent highlights include Foy Vance, And So I Watch You From Afar, Duke Special, Villagers, Beoga, David C Clements, SOAK and The Darkling Air.
The Quartet’s recording output includes works for the BBC, RTE and many film and TV scores.
They enjoy a varied schedule, dividing their time between the recording studio and the concert platform, as well as performing at private events.