City String Ensemble

Epsom, Surrey
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Price from: £350

City String Ensemble is a stylish string ensemble who add a touch of class to your wedding, drinks reception or corporate event.

City String Ensemble are a stunning group of musicians who provide entertainment at all events. We are a string ensemble with a difference - the repertoire list features all your classical favourites, but we are not afraid to try something new!

You can expect to hear original, quirky arrangements of songs from musicals and films, swing classics, and modern pop songs. Check out our extensive repertoire - and if you have any other songs you'd like the group to perform for you, get in touch and we'll see what we can do!

We perform completely acoustically and are able to entertain your guests indoors or outdoors, provided there is suitable cover. We usually ensemble perform as a quartet but we are also available as a trio or duo, depending on space and budget.

For Weddings:

We can entertain your guests for 30 minutes before the ceremony, and then perform music for the procession and recession of the bride and the signing of the register.

You can also have us stay for longer to entertain your guests for your indoors or outdoors cocktail hour and beyond!

Which Ensemble?

The string quartet is the most popular and classic ensemble, possessing a diverse repertoire. A perfectly balanced range of instruments; the quartet can entertain the whole party or subtly blend into the surroundings, adding an extra sparkle to the atmosphere.

A string trio is perfect for where space might be limited. A smaller group of just three players, our string trio can provide ample entertainment with much of our quartet repertoire also working perfectly well for trio.

If you would prefer something more unique, a string duo may be what you are looking for. A combination of either two violins or a violin and cello presents a more intimate feel and again, frees up more room for your guests to enjoy your event. Our repertoire for string duo covers a wide range of genres, from Classical to Klezmer, Salsa and other styles from around the world.

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Damian kelly

May 30, 2020

The Ladies were amazing and helped to make our anniversary even more magical

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Howie

Dec. 7, 2019

I would just like to say, we had an absolutely outstanding evenings entertainment from the City String Ensemble. Pitched to the right level of Christmas & popular music with lots of tunes that we sang along to. Highly recommend.

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Kate Barry

June 5, 2019

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IAN

May 18, 2018

What can we say other than awesome. Such beautiful music played in the background, no issues, no fuss just played to a high professional standard. Thank you to all from the both of us.

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Kim Gunson

May 25, 2017

They played beautifully at my daughters wedding . The Bride and groom were very happy . Would recommend them to anyone having an outdoor wedding , beautiful sound .

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sarah nachshen

July 14, 2019

Everything was perfect from start to finish. Great communication, prompt arrival and of course excellent music. All our requests were played with great arrangements and the sound was perfect for our engagement tea party. I would not hesitate to highly recommend- many of our guests especially commented on how much they enjoyed the music.

Services From City String Ensemble

City String Ensemble
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String Quartet

String Quartet up to 2 hour booking Please enquire for more details and booking options. Trio and duo options are available for smaller budgets. Fullest, best sound for entertaining large parties of guests. Unrivalled list of songs in repertoire with music from a variety of genres. This package can be used for weddings, corporate events, private parties or any other time background music is required for an event.
From: £650 per event
City String Ensemble
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String Trio

String Trio up to 2 hours booking Great choice for lower budget than string quartet and smaller, more intimate spaces. Our trio shares our extensive music from our extensive string quartet song list. Please enquire for more details and booking options. Quartet and duo options are available for larger/smaller budgets. This package can be used for weddings, corporate events, private parties or any other time background music is required for an event.
From: £550 per event
City String Ensemble
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String Duo

String Duo violin & cello or 2 violins Please enquire for more details and booking options. String quartet and trio options are also available depending on budget and requirements. If you would prefer something more unique, a string duo may be what you are looking for. A combination of either two violins or a violin and cello presents a more intimate feel and frees up more room for your guests to enjoy your event. Our repertoire for string duo covers a wide range of genres, from Classical to Klezmer, Salsa and other styles from around the world, as well as being able to play a selection of the string quartet music (violin & cello only). Unrivalled list of songs in repertoire with music from a variety of genres. This package can be used for weddings, corporate events, private parties or any other time background music is required for an event.
From: £450 per event
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FAQs

  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    We can play for any event, be it big or small. We have played for weddings, private parties, corporate functions, memorials, backing strings for live concerts and recording sessions.

  • How long do you play for?

    We usually play for a total of 3-4 hours in sets of 45-50 minutes, allowing for a short break in between each set.

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    We have Public Liability Insurance

  • How much space do you require?

    We require a well-lit space of 3m x 2m.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    If you have a favourite song which is not on our list, we can arrange this especially for you at an additional cost.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    We need to take a break after playing for 45-50 minutes. They are short breaks of 10-15 minutes. If preferred, we can take our break at a time that suits you and adjust our playing times accordingly if there are planned speeches or times when no music is required.

Set List/Services

Classical
Ballet
Opera
Pop
Jazz
TV/Film
Musicals
Asian/Bollywood
Latin
Jewish

Please see our website for a full list of songs!