City String Ensemble provides professional live music entertainment for weddings, corporate functions and private parties. We have a pool of eight regular players as well as a team of very experienced deputy players at our disposal, ensuring we never miss your special occasion. Having all trained at the prestigious Guildhall School of Music & Drama, every player in CSE is a highly-accomplished musician in their own right and is passionate about delivering music of the highest quality to you and your guests.
Having performed together at distinguished venues and events across London for over 6 years, CSE offers a touch of class, elegance and verve, certain to compliment any event.
We can be booked in the form of a string quartet, trio or duo. If you are unsure of which type of ensemble is right for you, we would be happy to advise.
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.