Who are we?
Cotswold Ensemble players are versatile, experienced, classically-trained, professionally-qualified musicians, providing string quartet and string duo music for special events in the Gloucestershire & Oxfordshire Cotswolds and surrounding areas.
We are also "people people," orchestral players, instrument teachers in schools, accompanists and music examiners.
We are "do-ers"! We enjoy being out and about, playing for weddings and other celebrations. We like the challenges of providing live music in diverse, even unusual, situations.
Why hire a Cotswold Ensemble String Quartet?
A string quartet (two violins, one viola, one cello) has the best range of high-quality music for church and civic weddings, receptions, celebratory parties, corporate and other events. The Cotswold Ensemble string quartet's repertoire of classical music and classic pops ranges from before Bach to well beyond the Beatles, including British folk music & jazzy arrangements of Broadway standards. We can arrange and adapt music to suit our clients' needs. We also offer an acoustic tango string quartet for a lively evening event.
For events with fewer guests, our Cotswold Ensemble string duos (violin & cello) provide Baroque, Classical and Romantic music and our unique arrangements of 20th & 21st century classic pops.
"From the first time we spoke on the telephone, your professionalism and calm approach was excellent… we thank you for all of your help and assistance in making this the perfect day for us… you understood and met our needs on the day brilliantly. Many of our guests complimented you on your wonderful playing and the song together with Albin worked wonderfully.
Thank you once again for your excellent service and attention"