Léonie is currently based in London and has worked as Principal with Northern Ballet, Orchestra of the Swan and the British Philharmonic Orchestra, No.2 with English National Opera and the Philharmonia and No.3 with Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
She has also performed in the BBC Proms with the BBC Symphony Orchestra and London Philharmonic Orchestra, including on the prestigious First Night of the Proms.
She has also played as a soloist for Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth at Buckingham Palace, recorded at Abbey Road and played with artists including Jason Donovan, Shirley Bassey and Jeff Beck.
She has also played live on BBC Radio 3 with her quartet and the Philharmonia, and as a soloist on Radio New Zealand as part of a month long tour with pianist Michael Higgins which was sponsored by the British Council and Royal Overseas League.
Léonie was the 'cellist on the Tori Amos musical “The Light Princess” at the National Theatre in 2013-14 and deputises on The Lion King in the West End.
A Violin & 'Cello Duo
A violin and 'cello duo is simple and classic and offers the perfect accompaniment to any event.
Léonie and Antonia are very experienced in both church and civil ceremonies and can offer music for any part of the day, whether it be for the processional, signing of the register, exit, or simply to provide a musical accompaniment to a drinks ceremony or wedding breakfast.
Impress your clients with a string duo providing a professional and sophisticated atmosphere to your business meal or drinks party.
With music drawn from a diverse repertoire, this duo can provide a performance that is memorable and suited to you.
The Nysios Duo have played at numerous weddings, drinks receptions and corporate events as well as being featured artists on pop recordings.
Founded in 2001, The Bacchus Quartet is a professional string quartet.
Trained at the Royal College of Music and The Royal Academy of Music in London, The Bacchus Quartet has performed in many renowned venues nationally, including The Royal Albert Hall, Kensington Palace, The Foreign Office, Lord's, Villa Park, The South African Embassy and Epsom Race Course.
They have appeared on live television and for royalty, as well as being guest artists on many film and pop recordings.
They have performed at many corporate functions as well as more intimate venues, hotel weddings and at the clients home – including the home of the Moroccan Ambassador.
The Bacchus Quartet has performed as guest entertainers on cruise ships which sailed to Ireland, Greenland, Iceland, The Caribbean and USA, and
South Africa, Namibia, Senegal, Morocco
In exciting news, Leonie's chamber ensemble "The Dionysus Ensemble" which has our string quartet at its core, has just been appointed Ensemble in Residence for "The Commonwealth Resounds"
Andrea• Aug. 8, 2020
The music was excellent and the duo were friendly and relaxed with my family. We organised this fir my Dads 80th birthday lunch and he absolutely loved it. Would definitely recommend.
Danielle Hislop• July 8, 2020
Léonie was lovely and played beautifully. She arrived on time for my mums 80th as a surprise birthday present., she was delighted and really enjoyed her playing and anecdotes. I would definitely recommend her for any occasion.
Jane haggarty• July 26, 2019
I can’t recommend Leonie enough. Their music was perfect for our wedding.
Zoe Ho• Nov. 21, 2017
Leonie Adams has excellent work ethics. She arrived early and made sure she knows where she would be playing. I did not have to worry at all. The children loved watching her play at our school's Christmas fair. Thank you Leonie! If you need a reliable and talented musician, you should definitely contact her.
Natasha Young• July 20, 2017
Leonie played beautifully at my father's funeral as part of a duo, and was extremely kind and professional at all times. Highly recommended.
Services From Leonie Adams
String Duo - Violin & Cello
Solo Cellist - Elegant Music For Beautiful Events
Exciting String Quartet Ensemble In Residence For The Commonwealth
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Weddings, celebrations, memorial services, funerals, parties, drinks receptions
How long do you play for?
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Public Liability - Yes PAT testing - No, not applicable as no electrics
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Requests can be played if enough notice is given and (sometimes) new music bought.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
10 minutes every hour