Zest adds the touch of pizzazz which sets your event apart.

Whether you’re looking to add a tint of elegance to your gala dinner, a splash of charm to your wedding, a swirl of glamour to your cocktail function, we can help.

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The Zest Experience

Draw your guests into the moment with the immediacy of live performance.

Zest String Quartet offers an ambience of effortless elegance. Versatile, dynamic and sophisticated, our music helps you craft an intimate experience which will echo in the memories of you and your guests long after you’ve said your farewells.

We also offer Duet and Trio options to fit every event size and budget.

Behind the scenes, we work with you in the leadup to make sure everything’s organised so that on the day, you too can be carried away by the music.


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Style and Ambience

Zest String Quartet performs in a wide range of styles; choose the mood or mix that fits your event best! Lists of representative pieces from our most popular styles are below but if you have a particular favourite you’d like to hear, please ask us as we’d love to help.

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Classical Elegance

Water Music – Handel
Suite in D – Bach
Theme from Pride and Prejudice – Davis

Quartet in G – Mozart
A Little Night Music – Mozart
Spring – Vivaldi
Autumn – Vivaldi
Winter – Vivaldi
Valses Nobles – Schubert
And many other light classical works by Haydn, Mendelssohn, Schubert and others

Lyrical Charm

Come Back to Sorrento – Curtis
Moon River – Mancini
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
O Sole Mio – Capua
Liebesleid – Kriesler
Duet from the Pearl Fishers – Bizet
Canzonetta from Carmen – Bizet
Habanera from Carmen – Bizet
Game of Thrones theme ‘Winter is coming’ – Ramin Djawadi
My Heart Will Go On – from Titanic
Flower Duet from Lakmé – Delibes
I’m falling in love with someone – Victor Herbert
Londonderry Air
Summertime – Gershwin

Playful Glamour

Tango – Albeniz
El Choclo – Villodo
La Cumparsita – Rodriguez
Tú: Habanera – de Feuntes
Brindisi – Verdi
Ragtime Dance – Joplin
Country Club- Joplin
Funiculi-Funicula – Denza
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
I Got Rhythm – Gershwin

Traditional Wedding Favourites

Canon – Pachelbel
Bridal Chorus – Wagner
Trumpet Tune – Clarke
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Air on the G String – Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Serenade – Schubert
Ave Maria – Bach-Gounoud
Ave Maria – Schubert
Hornpipe from Water Music – Handel

Contemporary Wedding Favourites

‘Married Life’ – theme from Up – Michael Giacchino
La Vie en Rose – Edith Piaf
You Raise me Up – Josh Groban
Stand by Me – Ben E King
Halo – Beyonce
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
The Wind Beneath My Wings – Bette Midler
Evergreen – Barbara Streisand
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Elvis Presley

Meet Zest

Formed of professional musicians with years of experience, Zest String Quartet specialises in elegant yet dynamic live music for corporate and private events in Auckland.

Amber (Violin)

loves music, mornings, and making things with fabric

Joo Yeon (Violin)

utilises her solo and ensemble experience in NZ and overseas to shape every performance into something special.

Veronica (Viola)

is an experienced ensemble performer and coach

Lisa (Cello)

springboarded from early competition and performance success into a Doctor of Musical Arts, and is now seeing her students achieve similar wins.

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