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Classical Musicians

Find Classical String Quartet, String, Harpists, Pianists. Wedding Entertainment in the Cheshire area of England.
Also Saxophonists, Wedding Bagpipes, Wedding Singers and Guitarists

Carolina

Carolina is available for hire for your WEDDING DAY as a Solo Piano Vocalist playing a mix of pop, soul, jazz and musical theatre/Disney to suit all tastes. She will work with you to create a lovely atmosphere for you and your guests and help you create an unforgettable day!

If you would like to book Carolina for your wedding she is available to play during  the different sections of your day and packages are available to include 1 or more of the sections of your special day:

- The ceremony (including guest arrival music and ceremony songs - walking down the aisle, register signing, exit song 
- Drinks reception
- Wedding breakfast
- Early evening and first dance 

Karen

Karen specialises in wedding breakfasts, corporate events, parties and other functions, providing background piano music. She has studied with Trinity College of Music and gained grade 8 in both piano and theory of music. She also holds the AMusTCL diploma and grade 8 on electronic keyboard. She has played at several wedding venues including Carden Park in Chester, Aston Marina in Stone, Wychwood Park, The Three Horseshoes in Leek and various private weddings and marquees.

Karen’s repertoire covers a wide range of music to suit all ages and tastes and is designed to be easy listening and to give the perfect ambience for your occasion. Her repertoire is constantly being added to through requests for certain pieces of music, if this is the case I would ask for 3-4 weeks notice to get the music in order for me to learn it.

Ed

With over 25 years of experience performing at weddings and corporate events and with a varied repertoire of popular jazz, modern chart hits and classical music Ed can help to create the perfect ambience for guests at any wedding, corporate event or special occasion.

Ed can play on your venue's piano but can also bring his own Yamaha digital piano at no extra cost. Ed also has his own portable white baby grand piano available to hire for your wedding or event. The piano looks and sounds fantastic in any venue and is perfect for any wedding or special occasion.

Andrea

Andrea began taking an interest in the piano at the age of three, picking out tunes from simple nursery rhymes and playing them by ear. Formal lessons began at six and her love affair with the piano really started to blossom! Andrea studied piano at The Royal Academy of Music in London for four years. She has travelled extensively playing the piano in Asia and the Middle East.

Andrea is a very gifted Pianist who can play anything from Mozart to Adele and she prides herself on playing her own arrangements of all her popular repertoire. Based in the North-West Andrea has years of experience performing in concerts and wedding venues in the ar-ea.

Amy Field

British born violinist, Amy Fields is one of the UK's premier wedding and events violinists. Having rigorously studied classical violin for over 18 years with internationally renowned violin teachers and after gaining a Masters in Violin performance with distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music, she is highly experienced and accomplished performer, able to learn almost any musical style.

Caldara

As highly skilled musicians we are dedicated to providing you with a completely satisfying musical experience. Our extensive repertoire comprises popular classical music, jazz through the ages and modem songs from musicals and the charts. Our wide experience means we are often asked to assist with planning and choice of repertoire and we are also able to arrange specific pieces of music on request.
Prior to your event, we will liaise with you regarding every detail of our performance so we will know exactly what is required of us. You may have as much or as little input as you would like in choosing the music for your function; feel free to choose particular pieces, guide us with your preferred style of music, or simply allow us to follow the mood of the day, performing music in various styles to entertain guests of all ages and tastes.
Our usual attire is formal black concert dress, but we are happy to co-ordinate with your colour scheme or mood. if there are any last minute changes to format of your function, you will find us flexible and happy to adapt.

Carlton Ensemble

Carlton Ensemble's classically trained musicians include graduates from the Royal Academy of Music, Royal Northern College of Music, Dartington College & the Universities of York & Manchester.

Many of them teach music privately, in schools, local music services & play in regional orchestras . Martin the flautist graces a local rock band--on bass!-- Danny the cellist plays his own compositions & folk wherever he can --that includes Japan-& the founder doubles as a freelance features journalist & radio broadcaster.

Cheshire String

Founded at one of the top UK music conservatoires, The Royal Northern College of Music, The Cheshire String Quartet specialise in the provision of high quality live music for weddings, functions, galas, christenings, funerals, product launches, graduation parties, corporate events and more in the North West of England and beyond.

Claire

Claire offers the perfect musical accompaniment to your wedding, civil wedding or civil partnership. Your guests will be moved by the most emotional and beautiful pieces of wedding music ever composed, played by a world renowned professional violinist, it will live in your memory for a lifetime.
Each stage of your special day can be highlighted with beautiful wedding music accordingly.

Dante

Our No Ordinary Elizabethan Minstrel provides high quality music and entertainment on five period instruments. In Tudor costume he creates a wonderful atmosphere for any historic setting, either strolling or static, subtly mixing and mingling with guests to give them a memorable experience.

Comfortable with all ages and nationalities, he also speaks several languages so is very popular for international events. He is recommended at numerous venues nationwide for dinners, weddings, product launches and TV location work. Professional since 1984, he has performed and recorded worldwide, from the UK to the USA, from Albania to Australia. If you like your musicians to have humour, charm, elegance and above all quality and professionalism, then look no further.

Darius

Based in Manchester, the electric violinist, Darius is available for hire across the UK for Western weddings, Asian weddings (Bollywood violin), corporate events, launches, private functions, charity events, private parties, award ceremonies, gala dinners, proposals, birthday parties, engagement parties, funerals and many more..

He performs a variety of musical genres (styles): pop, rock, classical, Bollywood, club, show pieces, musicals/film themes, jazz, ballads, Latin, gypsy and Jewish music.

With an extensive song list, he is able to provide a bespoke musical experience for his clients for any occasion.

Flutiful

Flutiful is a unique flute quartet based in Cheshire, formed by professional musicians with many years’ experience. Dawn Savell and Sue Francis are both classically trained orchestral flautists and teachers, performing with various orchestras and ensembles in the North West.

Mark Parkinson is a member of several jazz and rock bands including a Jethro Tull tribute band that is flown to conventions throughout Europe. He also played in the band for “La Machine” (the giant spider) when it visited Liverpool. Steph Burns is a Baroque specialist and teacher who performs and teaches in the Wigan area.

Between us we have a depth of knowledge, repertoire and experience that covers all styles and genres. As part of our package we can arrange the tunes that are special to you, and can co-ordinate our musical style and even our outfits to match the theme of your event.

We are available for concerts, weddings, galas and corporate events.

Helen

Helen is a very accomplished classical singer, but her voice adapts perfectly to any musical style, singing accappella, or with professionally recorded backing tracks. Helen's has been a wedding soloist for six years. She has created her own special style to enhance your special day. She provides her own discreet, professional P.A. system and sound engineer to your venue. She attires herself with style and elegance in gowns and dresses that compliment her beautiful vocal abilities.

James

James Bazley is a stunning professional Finger Style guitarist, currently growing in popularity with performances both across the UK and internationally. He will bring his unique style of Virtuoso guitar playing to your wedding. James has featured in Acoustic magazine where he has been described as having an "Infectious Groove" and "powerful performances" by one of the worlds leading finger style guitarists Thomas Leeb.

John King

John comes from a very musical family. His pianist father and songstress mother encouraged his evident talents from a very early age. He learned the piano from the age of 3 yrs, then turned his hand to the cello before finally picking up his first guitar which he has since never put down! His ability was 'recognised' as he won the Daily Telegraph Music Competition Award when he was 16 years old and reached the regional finals of the Young Jazz Musician of Year competition when he was 17 years old, which was televised and hosted by Jools Holland.

Lauren

Lauren is based in Cheshire, and has many years’ experience of providing quality music for weddings, dinners, corporate events and after dinner recitals in venues ranging from the Tower of London, Guildhall, to golf clubs, stately homes and hotels across the UK.
With over 17 years’ experience, Lauren has a wide ranging and varied repertoire which can provide the perfect ambience for any special event. From light classical, to opera, ballet, love songs, songs from the shows, jazz standards, Disney tunes, Scottish, Irish and of course, Welsh music. She also has a repertoire of Bollywood music.
Lauren has played at hundreds of weddings and enjoys being able to play a small part in helping to make a wedding day special!

May

May is an award-winning, international, female saxophonist!
May captivates audiences at private and corporate events, weddings, restaurants, bars, clubs and festivals around the world with her light-up sax.
Guaranteed to get your party started, light up your night with May.
May has performed with Sigma on many occasions and has entertained many celebrities including David Attenborough and Coleen Rooney.
She is now based in the UK, and in the last few months alone, has entertained crowds in London, Manchester, Abu Dhabi, Stockholm, Helsinki and the Philippines.
May's sound is tailored to your event.

Michael

Michael is a talented all-round musician: he is accomplished as an instrumentalist and com-poser.
He has developed his own individual style of saxophone playing on alto and soprano saxo-phones. His roots are in Jazz, which inspired him from his earliest playing days on the alto.
He later branched out into the Classical field, gaining a Performers Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London.
Further along the line, he formed his own band, Phlexygon, a high quality Jazz/Rock ensem-ble, which he directed and led, and for which he wrote all of the music.
In recent years, as a saxophone soloist at weddings and other special occasions, Michael’s distinctive playing has enthralled congregations and audiences in Britain, Spain and Ameri-ca. In many of these instances, he has performed music which he wrote specifically for the occasion.

Nerys

Nerys has had a highly successful career as a free-lance harpist for the last 17 years playing many different venues all over Wales and the North West, and further afield. She is in great demand, particularly for Weddings. She has built up a wealth of knowledge from her vast experience and a large and varied repertoire to suit any occasion. She has performed for the rich and famous and has had several television appearances. Nerys enjoys being part of the Famous Medieval Banquets at Ruthin Castle where she is a soloist and accompanies the choir and solo singers.

Oona

Oona graduated with a Bachelor of Music Degree from Edinburgh University in 1984. Having then achieved a Performers’ Diploma on the harp and a Masters Degree at Bangor University specialising in Performance on the Harp, Oona has established a busy and successful career as a sought-after freelance harpist in North West England and North Wales.
She offers a wide repertoire of music in many different styles ranging from Classical, Celtic, Modern and Bollywood, on both the large concert harp and smaller Celtic harp, tailored to create the perfect ambience for the particular special event. Oona will provide beautiful music for many special occasions such as weddings, Valentines’ Day, Mothers’ Day, anniversaries, birthday parties, christenings and funerals.

Quartet Cabaret

Quartet Cabaret is an elegant professional string quartet providing the perfect backdrop for your special event. Parties, weddings, civil partnership ceremonies and corporate events, they hit the spot when it comes to string playing. British born and based in Cheshire, Quar-tet Cabaret are four dedicated and highly trained string players providing the very best quality and variety of string music.

Sophia

Sophia is an experienced, energetic freelance freestyle female saxophonist, based in Cheshire.
She has been in high demand in the entertainment sector since graduating from the prestigious LIPA, in 2009, where she was awarded the Victor Greenberg Liverpool Jazz Award.

Her particular love of jazz, funk and soul music has allowed her to improvise/freestyle alongside DJs and fellow musicians across the world.

Swing Duo

A wonderful new accompaniment for your drinks reception or wedding breakfast. Two experienced professional musicians who both have a vast experience playing individually at weddings and functions have joined together to offer jazz favourites and modern tunes in a sophisticated swing style. The duo has a wide repertoire and can bring a sparkling backing to any occasion - large or small.

The Solo Strings

The Solo String’s Quartet are a Manchester based professional musicians providing live entertainment for weddings, civil partnership ceremonies, parties and corporate events.
With many years experience in public performance they are equally at home on the concert hall platform as they are on the lawn at a garden party.
As well as private functions they have recorded string quartet music for BBC Radio 4, performed for Granada and BBC Television and provided backing strings for commercial recordings.
With an extensive repertoire from Vivaldi to The Verve, Cole Porter to Coldplay, the Solo String’s Quartet can help you create the perfect ambiance for your event.

Tonic Strings

Covering a wide range of music genres, each event is exclusive to the requirement of our client. Members are all vibrant young professional, trained at a top UK conserva-toire. Together with choreographed moves, an eye for fashion and captivating output we entice audiences of all ages on a global level. We can play Acoustic by day and elec-tric by night whatever atmosphere you wish us to create it will be delivered.

Derek - Guitarist

Derek Brock is a highly experienced and respected instrumental guitarist who specializes in providing background music for a range of events.
Having played as a member of a five piece outfit for twenty years since the age of 14, the decision was made to break away in order to further develop his own unique style of playing. The challenge of being able to perform totally unaided not only truly appealed to him but also highlighted his ability as a guitarist who plays from the heart.

Sax Quartet

The saxophone quartet provides an exciting alternative to the traditional string quartet. We can perform a wide range of musical styles from classical to jazz and will be the perfect accompaniment to your celebration - during a wedding ceremony, at a drinks reception or at a wedding breakfast.

The quartet is an acoustic group including soprano, alto, tenor and baritone saxophones