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Who are we? 

Cotswold Ensemble musicians are experienced, versatile, classically-trained, and professionally-qualified players. We specialise in string quartet music for special events in the Gloucestershire & Oxfordshire Cotswolds and surrounding counties.

We are "do-ers"! We enjoy playing for weddings and other celebrations. We like the challenges of providing live music in diverse, even unusual, situations.

We are "people people," also experienced orchestral players, instrumental teachers in schools, accompanists, adjudicators and music examiners. 

Why hire the 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 is huge:  classical music and classic pops, from before Bach to well beyond the Beatles, including British folk music & jazzy arrangements of Broadway songs. We also arrange and adapt music to suit our clients' needs. 

Our acoustic tango string quartet also offers tango sets. 

For smaller events, our Cotswold Ensemble violin & cello string duos offer Baroque, Classical and Romantic music and our own 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"