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How much money the string quartet charge for an event?

Hello,I was curious,how much money string quartet charge for an event for about 30 minutes of playing?
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Re: How much money the string quartet charge for an event?

It depends on who they are and where you want them to play I guess.

Why don't you ask them?
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Re: How much money the string quartet charge for an event?

This string quartet once played for free. Try them? Well worth watching!
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This string quartet once played for free. Try them? Well worth watching!
Very well remember Rostropovich coming to Berlin and play at the wall, just after the wall came down

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FqIEdv3Q3-M
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Re: How much money the string quartet charge for an event?

But the OP is asking about a string quartet. A cellist who died ten years ago is not going to be much good to her - and I guess she wouldn't have been able to afford him anyway.
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Old 07.09.2017, 11:38
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Hello,I was curious,how much money string quartet charge for an event for about 30 minutes of playing?
Anywhere between nothing and CHF10,000.

Obviously more information is need than 'how,long is a piece of string?'...
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But the OP is asking about a string quartet. A cellist who died ten years ago is not going to be much good to her - and I guess she wouldn't have been able to afford him anyway.
Chances of hiring that string quartet in Somerset aren´t high either :-)

OP, professional quartet or amateur? Are you planning to hire one or are you one of the players? You can always ask the local music academy to get an idea?
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Why don't you ask them?
I have the feeling the OP is "them" and looking for an idea on how much to ask... I honestly have no idea. Maybe read "the art of the deal"?
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Re: How much money the string quartet charge for an event?

There's an expression: "What's the cost of a suit for an orphan?"
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Hello,I was curious,how much money string quartet charge for an event for about 30 minutes of playing?
When I wasn't a member of a strung quarinet, we always often charge a whole very much amount for every particule of the time, for the instance: one minutes, several lires; five minutes, many lires; thirty minutes, much more lires; one hour and one minute (a guinea hour), a whole entire sovereign.

Some cheaky peoples try to pay less lires but we beat them with our hairy bows and they finally submit. May be you try this?
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Hello,I was curious,how much money string quartet charge for an event for about 30 minutes of playing?
Perhaps think about it this way - 4 people have to pack up and carry their own instruments and stands to your venue, play the gig, again pack up, plus bit of time to arrange it in the first place. Add a bit more if they have to rehearse new music you specify, need specific dress, or have to travel to get to you. What should it cost? If you get an adequate group for CHF 400, it's a great deal, more realistic for professional level is CHF 1000.
If funds are limited and you still want to do this, consider calling local music schools, classical music Vereins, etc. Might get costs down to a couple hundred CHF but be limited in available times, repertoire, or skill level.
Of course, cost per hour decline on longer gigs (i.e. 600 for 30 minutes, but 750 for 90 minutes.) And yes, gratuities to musicians are allowed
Good luck!
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