TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Leon String Quartet
To perform we need 4 chairs without arms, in an area approximately 8×8 feet. Your venue should be able to provide us with these.
We are willing to play outdoors providing there is adequate safety for our instruments. This means we must be in full shade (particularly in the summer), and there cannot be any rain or high winds. Your venue may have a gazebo available to shelter the quartet from sunlight.
The quartet will wear formal dress, with black jackets for the gentlemen.
Suitable breaks will be taken during the performance which will amount to approximately 10 minutes every hour. These may be grouped together to form a single longer break if more appropriate to the running of the event e.g. 3 hour booking with one 20 minute break in the middle.
For any booking 2 hours or longer refreshments would be greatly appreciated. This could include a pot of tea/jug of water and a plate of sandwiches. We are happy to bring our own refreshments if required, we only ask that you let us know either way.
We will arrive approximately 30 minutes before your chosen start time to set up, check space and lighting and to talk through the ceremony (if applicable) with the registrar or minister.
Accident or illness:
On the rare occasion that one or more of the quartet is unable to be present, we will ensure a replacement of equal musical standing and experience.
We ask that you provide us with all the necessary details for the booking, such as names, contact details, event date/time, venue details, repertoire choice and special requests at least one month prior to the event. We will answer any enquiries, confirm the booking and reconfirm all the details close to the event.
If you would like any string quartet repertoire that is not listed, do let us know, as we may be able to get hold of it free of charge. If you have a special request that is not already arranged for string quartet we offer an arranging service of £50 per request. The latest that the client can ask for this service is two (2) months ahead of the event.
Payment comes in two parts:
- Deposit. A non-refundable deposit of £100 by bank transfer is required after confirmation of the booking. We will send you an invoice with our bank details after confirmation (this must be paid within 14 days of receipt of invoice).
- Balance. We will invoice you for the balance of the fee 30 days before the event. This must be paid within 14 days of receipt.
We reserve the right to claim statutory interest at 8% above the Bank of England base rate at the date the debt becomes overdue in accordance with the Late Payment of Commercial Debts (Interest) Act 1998, as advised by the Musicians Union.