Gill AUSTIN - Violin
Dave WILLIAMS - Violin
Paul APPLEYARD - Viola
Una BIRTCHNELL - Cello
The Different String Quartet
String Quartet for Hire
STATUS CYMBAL is a string quartet with a difference. Based in London, we operate nationwide and are the UK's first & foremost "crossover" quartet we are equally at home playing Bach, Mozart, Snow Patrol or Led Zepplin. We are a string quartet for hire for a range of special occasions including corporate events, parties and weddings. 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.
Founded in 1989, Status Cymbal was originally a string quartet comprised of the 4 principal 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 are a string quartet for hire offering 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 1,350 weddings in some of the most prestigious venues in the UK & abroad. As well as being a wedding string quartet for hire who can 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 ocassion.
"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
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."
QVC Shopping Channel - X-mas broadcast
A STATUS CYMBAL recital is a unique occasion. A traditional-style first half, presented in formal concert attire contains works by the classical masters. During the interval the quartet slip into something a little more comfortable and encourage their audience to sit back and listen to music in a lighter vein. (A full classical recital is also available if required.)
"Banish all previous conceptions of a string quartet from your mind - STATUS CYMBAL are definitely different. They gave us a brilliant classical first half programme then a fun-packed romp through the 20th Century in the second half. It was a pleasure having them with us and their performance was thoroughly enjoyed by our audience of over 800 members."
Clacton & North East Essex Arts & Literary Society
Wedding DaysMORE INFO
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.
Corporate EntertainmentMORE INFO
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.
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