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 – from Mozart to Moon River, Bach to Bollywood, 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
Hushabye Mountain (Chitty Chitty Bang Bang)
Hedwig’s Theme (Harry Potter)

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
Raiders March (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
The Throne Room (Star Wars)
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
Marry You – Bruno Mars

Bollywood Favourites

Latika’s Theme (Slumdog Millionaire)
Monsoon Wedding Theme
Tera Mere Pyar Mein
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Tere Liye

Testimonials & Gallery

Zest has performed for Weddings, Functions and Events at venues such as Auckland Art Gallery, SkyCity Events Centre, The Heritage Hotel, Helena Bay Lodge, Bracu, private homes and gardens, and even beaches. Here’s what our clients had to say:

Wedding Bracu
“Thank you so much for playing at our wedding! The music was played beautifully as how I imagined. The day went very smoothly.” Stephanie and Calvin, Wedding
Wedding Church Auckland
“Perfect ambience! Our guests loved it. Zest was easy to organise, showed up with no hassles and tied in smoothly with the speeches.”
Ben & Judy, Wedding (Photo Credit: Perspectives)
CATE conference
“The trio was just wonderful – lots of our conference delegates said how much they enjoyed the group and they stayed longer at the event for the music, which was fabulous. Thankyou!”  Cheryl Martin, University of Auckland, CATE conference

I officiated a wedding ceremony that was covered by Zest and was blown away by the ambiance that the style and quality of the music added to the day. Highly recommended indeed.

– Darran Watson-Vaughan, Celebrant

6 Jan 19 Wedding
“Zest was absolutely superb!”  Sam and Andrea, Wedding
Zest Violinist Indian Fusion Wedding
“Amber (Zest Violinist) was a wonderful addition to our wedding – we couldn’t have been happier. Our guests were talking about how beautiful the music was weeks after the wedding, too.” – Pratiksha and Lloyd, Wedding (Photo Credit: Diana V Photography)
zest in action violin credit perspepctives
“A big thank you to Zest String Quartet, they were fantastic and really made the Church part of the day that bit more special.”
Alex and Joyce, Wedding (Photo credit: Perspectives)
Wedding Alberton
“An amazing day – Thanks Zest!” – Josh & Sarah, Wedding (Image Credit Brijana Cato)

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