The Different String Quartet

STATUS CYMBAL is the String Quartet with a difference. As the UK's first & foremost "crossover" quartet we are equally at home playing Bach, Mozart, Snow Patrol or Led Zeplin. Our unrivalled classic to contemporary repertoire makes us the ideal complement to every occasion. Our fully professional approach, backed by over 20 years of performance experience comes at a price to suit every pocket.

In Brief

Founded in 1989, Status Cymbal originally comprised of the 4 principle string players of the Scarborough Spa Orchestra. Due to increasing demand, the Quartet relocated to London in the early 1990's where it quickly established itself at the very forefront of corporate & private entertainment. We have the widest & most varied repertoire which is constantly being expanded & updated to reflect the latest trends in popular music.


Status Cymbal has to date performed at over 1,600 weddings in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK & abroad. As well as being able to offer a complete playlist of the most oft-chosen songs for this type of event, in the unlikely case that we don't have your favourite song it can be specially arranged for the occassion.

"Thank you so much for your fabulous performance at our wedding on New Year's Eve. We were over the moon with Heroes, and the sheet music you gave us was a wonderful surprise. Thank you for being a part of our amazing day."

Wedding at Penshurst Place

Price Timeline

* Standard 3 hour engagement in Town 1 ~ £535 (plus £100/hr thereafter). 2

* Take advantage of our special Deluxe Wedding Package: 3 hours of playing within a 5 hour period plus a FREE bespoke arrangement of your favourite song ~ £695! 3

  • 1Out of Town (Outside the M25) engagements are subject to an extra mileage charge.
  • 2Status Cymbal guarantees there are no hidden charges. Please inquire about our off-peak discounts.
  • 3Bespoke arrangement fee ~ £50

Corporate Entertainment

Music from STATUS CYMBAL has enhanced functions held by many of the UK's most prestigious companies, many in top hotels and stately homes, and we now have an unequalled 'A-list' clientele.

"May I also take this opportunity to thank you and your group for providing us with such a lift to our programming and for remaining in such good humour for the many hours you were with us, it certainly brought some festive joy to the offices."

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Wedding Days


Having now performed at over ONE THOUSAND WEDDINGS in our eighteen-year history, STATUS CYMBAL has the experience and expertise to provide for so important an event. We understand that this is your special day, and that our music will add that finishing touch to create the perfect atmosphere of a truly wonderful occasion.

Wedding Days

Corporate Entertainment


As one of the UK�s busiest and most sought-after professional quartets, and with more than twenty years of experience, STATUS CYMBAL has the ability and panache to enhance the ambience of every kind of event, however formal or informal the occasion. A keen sense of the requisite style, achieved by close liaison with the client.

Corporate Entertainment