Are you Planning a Wedding? A Corporate Function?
Or Any Event Requiring Style and Atmosphere?
You Are in the Right Place!
Who are we?
OPUS 4 is a Group of Sydney’s Best Young String Players Available to Perform at your Special Event.
Highly skilled musicians, all with post-graduate university qualifications and extensive performance experience at the highest levels.
Providing high quality music for private and corporate functions in Sydney for more than fifteen years.
Always reliable, impeccably presented, and providing the highest quality of music and service at all times.
Boasting an unrivaled repertoire of music, and a firmly established reputation for superior quality service and performance.
We create the perfect atmosphere you want!
OPUS 4’s mission is to be recognised as
The Best String Quartet or String Trio in Sydney
for Weddings & Corporate Events!
If you are looking for . . .
A group you can rely on, and relax, knowing that everything will run smoothly.
A group which will take pride in helping make your event the best it can be.
OPUS 4 should be your choice!
What makes us different?
Not All String Groups are Created Equal!
Whether you are choosing a new car or even a new outfit, it is fairly obvious that some options are more impressive, more desirable and more reliable than others.
It is no different when choosing live music for your event.
An important event is a "once-off" chance to create a perfect atmosphere, and the quality of the music can make or break that effect.
Please don’t find out the hard way how poorly it is possible for a low quality group to affect your big day!
String Ensembles 101: Who Not to Book!!
We caution very strongly against booking a group of students from an educational institution such as the Conservatorium. These groups are usually ‘thrown together’ and they do not treat your event as a priority. They have no reputation to uphold, and their focus is on developing their solo playing if you’re lucky, and partying if you’re not!. They see your event very much as a sideline and they almost always lack the necessary maturity to understand how important your event is to you personally, or to your business’s reputation. They have only a small repertoire, and most of it is poorly rehearsed.
We also recommend against booking a group through most agents, because most agents are dealing with too many clients and too many events at once. They are too far removed from what is actually happening, and the more people intervening between the client and the performer the less likely it is that the client’s wishes will be understood and carried out. When booking players through an agent you are generally paying more for a lesser result.
When researching options on the internet, please take due care!
A number of groups in Sydney have ‘re-invented reality’ significantly to create quite a promising impression on a web page, but they deliver a totally different, and disconcertingly poor, standard on the day.
A Brief History of OPUS 4 . . . Proven on the Street . . . Refined to the Recital Hall . . .
OPUS 4 began life as a street-performance ensemble, and many may still remember our performances around the Sydney CBD (outside the old Grace Bros store, in the QVB & in the Pitt St Mall) over many years. The exceptional quality of the group and its popularity made it something of an institution, and as a testament to that, members of the group have gone on to perform with some of the best orchestras in Australia including the
Australian Youth Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, Sydney Symphony Orchestra,
Australian Brandenburg Orchestra and the Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra.
While we haven’t been busking for quite a while, we still bring to private and corporate functions
the beautiful, vibrant and exciting quality of performance we were founded on.
Youthful . . . Yet Experienced
OPUS 4’s performers have a perfect blend of Youth and Experience. Neither by itself is desirable, but together these qualities create the vibrancy and excellence in performance which is so impressive.
Pure Classical to Modern Adaptations
OPUS 4 has the highest quality musical arrangements and the best selection of music which ranges from
Bach, Mozart, Vivaldi, Haydn, Beethoven etc. through to Gershwin, Louis Armstrong, Disney, The Beatles, U2, Beyonce, ColdPlay and so on.
We play everything from Pachelbel’s ‘Canon’ to Billy Idol’s ‘White Wedding’ and everything in between, so we can tailor our musical selections to your taste, and to the atmosphere you wish to create.
Perfect Ambience to High Energy
Not only do OPUS 4 have the variety of music to choose from, but we have the musical ability and the sensitivity to adjust our mode of performance according to the requirements of each event.
We can perform music of beautiful peaceful ambience softly for a small corporate dinner, high energy music for a vibrant welcoming pre-dinner celebration, or just fun popular music for a relaxed informal party.
Dedicated to Client Satisfaction
OPUS 4 has a reputation for excellence, earned over many years, which we work extremely hard to maintain.
Your event is an extremely high priority for us, and so is your satisfaction with our contriubution to it.
OPUS 4 has brilliant musicans, superb service, beautiful presentation, and an exceptional repertoire of music suitable for any occasion.
OPUS 4 has a Proven, Unrivalled Track Record of Superior Performance and Service.
These vital qualities are certainly not present in your average ensemble!
Instead of blowing our own horn though, we’ll let some of our clients do it for us!
What do we do?
An Adaptable Ensemble Working With You Individually to Achieve the Atmosphere You Desire
OPUS 4 presents a wide repertoire of music from baroque and classical through romantic, with a good selection of jazz and pop as required.
The music we present is always chosen carefully to fit perfectly with the atmosphere you wish to create.
The group is able to produce a high energy performance which can attract attention, but is equally capable of providing the ambient background music required for an intimate dinner gathering, and of course a wide selection of music perfect for wedding ceremonies and receptions.
Everything from a Secluded Wedding in the Gardens or at a Private Home, to a Major Production on the Stage of the Town Hall or in the Grand Ballroom at the Ritz Carlton has been, and can be handled easily and professionally by OPUS 4.
For the vast majority of events we find that performing as a String Trio, String Quartet, or String Quintet works perfectly, but we appreciate that each client has particular desired goals and impressions in mind which may be better accomplished with different sized or more diversely composed ensembles.
We have the capability to provide larger ensembles for extra impact when requested.
Large Ensembles have been provided at major events for such clients as The British Embassy and the Australian Olympic Committee major events.
We can equally easily scale down to a soloist or duo if desired.
This has been done regularly for events with limited budgets or space, and also for intimate gatherings such as especially romantic Wedding Proposals.
OPUS 4 are a very adaptable group and we regularly collaborate with vocal, woodwind or brass soloists particularly for wedding ceremonies; and can also provide a jazz/pop piano trio suited for pre-dinner drinks and dinner music if required.
Please Contact Us if you would like to discuss how OPUS 4 can bring to life your vision for your perfect event . . .
Where have we performed?
Opus 4 have performed across Sydney at all the most respected venues including . . .
Sydney Opera House, Sydney Town Hall, Parliament House, Government House, The Queen Victoria Building, The Art Gallery of NSW, The Regent (IV Seasons) Hotel, The Merchant Court Raffles Hotel, The Shangri-La Hotel, The Sheraton on the Park, The Hotel Intercontinental, The Park Hyatt, The Hilton Hotel, The Westin Hotel, The ParkRoyal Darling Harbour, Vaucluse House, Elizabeth Bay House, Customs House, The Queen Victoria Ballroom, The Museum of Contemporary Art, The Sydney Observatory, The Australian Museum, Aria Restaurant, Guillaume Restaurant at Bennelong, The Bather’s Pavilion, The Watermark Restaurant, Level 41, Royal Australian Mint, Waterfront Restaurant, Chifley Tower, Centrepoint Tower, Mandelay Function Centre, The Terrey Hills Country Club, Doltone House, Star City Casino, Hyde Park Barracks, St Mary’s Cathedral, Cardinal Cerreti Memorial Chapel, St Peter Chanel, Pavilion on the Park, L’Aqua, Homebush Stadium, The Royal Automobile Club, The American Club, The Botanic Gardens Restaurant, Jonah’s Palm Beach, De Beer’s Whale Beach, Gunner’s Barracks, Royal Motor Yacht Club, Royal Sydney Golf Club, Chatswood Chase, Town Hall Arcade, Broadway Shopping Centre.
Where have we performed?
Opus 4 continue to provide music for the most discerning and high profile clients, including . . .
The Australian Olympic Committee, The Australia-America Foundation, AUSTRADE, The Australia Day Council of NSW, The Australian Law Awards, The Australian Mines and Metals Association Inc, Polo Ralph Lauren, Industrial Equity Ltd, BMW Australia, Subaru Australia, Jaguar Australia, Lindrum Wines, Sydney University Law Society, Seabourn Cruise Lines, Pacific Venus Cruise Lines, South-African Airlines, Club Med Australasia, The Australian Institute of Company Directors, The Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, The Leading Hotels of the World Group, Outloud Events, The American Club, The Australian Labor Party, Challenger International, NRMA Ltd., The Radisson Plaza Hotel, The Merchant Court Raffles Hotel, The Commonwealth Bank Ltd, St George Bank Ltd, Colonial First State Funds Management, Johnson & Johnson Research, Integrity Treasury Solutions, David Jones, Grace Bros., Nestlé Australasia, Hermés Australasia, The Australian-Netherlands Chamber of Commerce, The German-Australian Chamber of Commerce, The British Consulate-General, The Polish Embassy, The University of NSW, The University of Wollongong, Macquarie University, North Sydney Council, Blacktown City Council, Ryde City Council, The Red Cross, St John’s Ambulance of NSW, The Royal Blind Society, De Beers, Caliburn Partnership, The Queen Victoria Building, Chatswood Chase, Hastings Capital Ltd, Harvey Norman, PharmaEvents, The National Opal Collection, The ‘Bald Archie’ Awards, Factiva Australasia, BZW Ltd., Aerosafe Risk Management, PharmaEvents, RSM Bird Cameron, The George Institute for Global Health, GalileoKaleidoscope.
And so on, as well as for very many private engagements such as weddings and other special occasions.
Opus 4’s CD . . .
Opus 4 now has a CD of our music available for purchase.
It is a full-length professionally produced CD containing 24 of the pieces most often chosen for weddings, and is particularly useful to help couples select specific pieces for their wedding ceremony. Most tracks are also suitable for other occasions too of course, and many people have purchased our CD just to have some beautiful music to listen to. To order your copy please Contact Us.