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Who are we? Why hire us?

Cotswold Ensemble musicians are experienced, classically-trained and professionally-qualified players from around the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire. We specialise in providing live string quartet and string duo music at special events.

We are "do-ers"! We enjoy going out to play for weddings and other celebrations. We can arrange and adapt music to suit our clients' needs. We like the challenges of providing live music in diverse, even difficult, situations.

We are "people people" with multi-faceted careers in music, variously also orchestral players, choristers, instrumental teachers in schools, examiners, adjudicators and accompanists. 

We will travel beyond the Cotswolds and Oxfordshire to play.

Why hire the Cotswold Ensemble String Quartet?

String quartets (two violins, one viola, one cello) have the best range of music for church and civic weddings, receptions, celebratory parties, corporate and other special events. 

The Cotswold Ensemble's huge repertoire of high-quality classical music and classic pops arranged for string quartet ranges from before Bach to well beyond the Beatles. 

Our tango string quartet offers acoustic tango music too. 

For smaller scale events, or where space is limited, Cotswold Ensemble violin & cello string duos offer Baroque, Classical and Romantic favourites 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"