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The Cotswold Ensemble

Live Music for Special Events

Welcome to the Cotswold Ensemble's String Quartets! We are a group of 16 professional, experienced, classically-trained, friendly musicians, established in 1988. We play for special events in the Cotswolds and around Oxford, and as we enjoy playing, we are happy to travel further afield. We have been bringing live music to people's special occasions over many years, so we know from experience that having a live quartet makes all the difference to the ambience of a wedding and reception - we have been told this so many times! We play most often as a string quartet, (two violins, one viola, one cello) because this ensemble has by far the best quality and widest range of repertoire - from well before Bach to well beyond the Beatles. Our quartets are pleased to play the hymns at church weddings where there isn't an organist. If you are wanting a lively reception, book our acoustic Tango Quartet to play tangos as well as regular string quartet repertoire. Our string duos (1 violin, 1 cello) are ideal for smaller-scale events or events where space is limited. For music from the Baroque and Classical eras only, ask about our flute/violin/cello trios. We also offer a solo violinist or solo acoustic cellist for extremely intimate events. Music for weddings and receptions can vary widely, as can distances and available players, so there can be no standard prices! Contact us for further information, availability on your date, and prices.

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Location: 51 Hill View Road, Oxford, OX2 0DA

  • Typical Price: £585
  • Price Range: £485 - £685

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