The Elysia String Quartet is a string quartet and solo violinist based in the South Lakes District, performing at civil and religious venues across the Lake District, Cumbria and Lancashire. We play for weddings, partnerships, celebrations of all kinds!
We are happy to play your selection of classics or popular tunes and can often play your special requests. A variety of packages are available, with each performance individually tailored to add an elegant atmosphere to your special day. We also have a solo violinist available for smaller events.
The Elysia String Quartet were recently featured on Border TV's "Lookaround" programme.
Our most recent performances have included weddings at Armathwaite Hall, Muncaster Castle, Storrs Hall, The Sharrow Bay, The Swan Inn, Newby Bridge, The Low Wood Hotel and The Netherwood Hotel, to name just a few!
We have also played for the opening of Dobbies' Garden Centre in Carlisle and at Kendal museum.
Jennifer• 8 Jun 2019
Thank you to Elysia String Quartet for making our wedding at Silverholme Manor in the Lake District so atmospheric and beautiful.
From the initial booking they were so friendly and lovely.
They played a huge range of classic and modern pieces. We would recommend them to anyone looking to make their wedding day even more special!
Lesley and David• 10 Nov 2018
Penny is truly delightful, talented and professional. She played at our wedding at Comlongon Castle. It was 6pm and in candlelight. Truly beautiful. I entered dramatically to the Brave heart theme. I will never forget,I felt like a princess.
Her playing filled the castle. The acoustic within the castle walls more amazing than I could ever imagine.
A wonderful memory. Thank you Penny
Eileen• 8 Dec 2018
Penny was fantastic, very professional. She played a wide range of music and she delighted everyone. The sound level could be varied to suit the room and the level of conversation.
For the second hour we gathered around her with others sitting outside and on the staircase listening and chatting. It was simply enchanting, a real peak experience of the evening.
Penny also comes across as a lovely person. I'd have no hesitation in recommending her to anyone. A big thank you from us all.
We play classics,pop covers and jazz arrangements