Zest String Quartet
Auckland, Bay of Plenty, Hamilton, Northland
Headed up by violinist Amber Read, Zest String Quartet specialises in elegant yet dynamic live music for corporate and private events in Auckland and the upper North Island. As experienced performers, we’ll help you draw your guests into the immediacy of the moment, providing an ambience of effortless elegance. Versatile, dynamic and sophisticated, our music helps you craft an intimate experience which will echo in the memories of your guests long after they’ve said their farewells. Zest is perfect for weddings, parties, conferences, and other corporate events.
We are able to perform as a quartet, trio, duo or even solo, to fit with your venue or budget considerations. Our repertoire ranges from Mozart to Moon River, Bach to Bollywood and Ed Sheeran to Studio Ghibli – below is just a sample of our collection so if you don’t see your favourite please get in touch to enquire. Zest has performed for Weddings, Functions and Events across the North Island at venues such as Auckland Art Gallery, SkyCity Events Centre, The Heritage Hotel, Helena Bay Lodge, Bracu, private homes and gardens, and even beaches.
If you’re running a zero waste or climate positive event, look no further than Zest! Our commitment to creating meaningful change in our communities through positive climate action means that in response to the unavoidable Co2 emissions from our travel we support the award-winning food rescue organisation Fair Food.
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Yellow – Coldplay
A Thousand Years – Christina Perry
Can’t Help Falling in Love with You – Presley
Serenade – Schubert
Ave Maria – Bach-Gunoud
Siciliene – Maria Theresia von Paradis
Canon – Pachelbel
Quartet in G – Mozart
A Little Night Music – Mozart
Spring – Vivaldi
Latika’s Theme [Slumdog Millionaire]
Bridgerton Theme [The Bridgertons]
The Rose – Bette Midler
Working with better bands was a very positive experience for us. From finding the right band for what we wanted to the execution. The Zest Quartet band was truly wonderful for our wedding. They were on time, set up quickly and fully understood what we wanted during the ceremony and improvised well when needed. We had two different set up locations for an outdoor venue and they moved seamlessly to the next spot. Our guests couldn’t stop saying how lovely they played and they really made it quite lively and special on the day. They are very professional and talented. We would definitely recommend string lovers to book them if you get the chance. What a great experience!
Ilonka & Christiaan
Auckland Wedding, Tui Hills
“Zest 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!”
University of Auckland, CATE conference
“A pleasure always to have Zest come and perform.”
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tāmaki
“Zest was incredibly easy to work with. We received many comments from the guests about how wonderful they sounded and the great repertoire of songs that they had. Yellow (our special request) sounded awesome!”
“Zest did a beautiful job and the music was very well suited to our event – I will definitely recommend them for future events!”
University of Auckland
Jan is easy to communicate and fast response, glad to confirm the trio string band for our corporate event in very short time. The band was wonderful, all our guests enjoyed their performance and had a great afternoon. Highly recommend better band.
Elaine Hu Evolu Skincare
Auckland Corporate Awards, Orakei Bay
Auckland Wedding, Rydges Formosa Resort