We perform in a variety of styles, from Vivaldi’s 'Four Seasons' to ballads such as 'Michelle' and 'Yesterday', as well as the latest modern day hits. We will even arrange a piece especially for your event.
The string quartet is a versatile ensemble, so you can be sure that we will perform a selection of music that is enjoyed by all. With over one hundred arrangements, whether you are looking to provide background music for your wedding, party or corporate event, or want to invite your friends to your very own recital, we will provide you with music that you can sit back and enjoy!
The Finishing Touch String Quartet have performed professionally together for over twenty years!
Michael Sullivan, based in Sussex, studied at Trinity College of Music. Since then he has had a successful career as a freelance violinist, conductor and educational manager. He has been Head of String Teaching for Berkshire, West Sussex and Guernsey Music Services. Michael was founder of the Chichester Pro Camerata and has performed with the Camerata String Quartet and the Stagg String Quartet.
David Bennet, based in Sussex, studied at the Royal Academy of Music, London. After commencing his career as an orchestral performer abroad, David has combined performing with leadership in music education, both with the Berkshire and West Sussex Music Services.
Susan Black, based in Berkshire, studied at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. She gained a scholarship for postgraduate study and during that time was awarded the Maurice Warshaw prize for chamber music interpretation as well as the orchestral prize. Solo work has included the Walton Viola Concerto, Brandenburg Concerto No.6 and the Telemann Concerto. Since leaving college Sue has built up a career that combines teaching and playing. She is a busy chamber music player, giving recitals both at home and abroad.
Neil Charlton, after graduating from Kingston University, studied at Trinity College of Music, London for two years postgraduate study with the cellist Derek Avis. He was a founder member of the Miklos String Quartet that won Trinity College's prestigious Heller Prize. He has played with the Royal Scottish National, BBC Concert, BBC Radio and BBC Philharmonic Orchestras. Now teaching cello in Berkshire and Surrey, he plays regularly as a member of West Forest Sinfonia, including recently performing as cello soloist in Kenneth Leighton's Suite Veris Gratia.