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Who are we? 

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

We are "people people," also orchestral players, instrumental 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 the Cotswold Ensemble String Quartet?

String quartets (two violins, one viola, one cello) have 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 can also arrange and adapt music to suit our clients' needs. We have an acoustic tango string quartet too. 

For smaller events, our Cotswold Ensemble string duos (violin & cello) provide 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"