Tristan Horne                                                                                Gill Austin                                                                                David Williams                                                              Dan Manente

Members & Biography

Although STATUS CYMBAL was established as a professional string quartet over 20 years ago, the individual members that make up the group have a combined professional performing experience of some 75 years! As independently successful freelance performers, each member of the quartet brings a wealth & variety of experience and, as well as playing with some of the most well-renowned Symphony Orchestras in the classical world, they have recorded and performed around the world with many of pop's biggest names.


Pop Artists:

Dua Lipa, Lady Ga Ga, Little Mix, Emilie Sande, Robbie Williams, Rihanna, Olly Murs, Stevie Wonder, Mary J Blige, Kylie, Paloma Faith, George Michael, Sheryl Cole, Joss Stone, Michael Buble, Diana Krall, Gregory Porter, Josh Groban, Take That, Snow Patrol, Westlife, Paul McCartney, Muse, Dizzie Rascal, David Gray, Sharleen Spiterie, Suede, Richard Ashcroft, Gabrielle, Beverly Knight, Tony Bennett, Barry Manilow, Shirley Bassey, Bette Middler, Tom Jones.


Classical Artists:

Andrea Bocelli, Michael Ball, Alfie Boe, Katherine Jenkins, Russell Watson.


Classical Orchestras:

Philharmonia, BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. English National Ballet, Welsh National Opera, London Concert Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, English Touring Opera, British Philharmonic Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra.


Alongside its concert work, through it's members, STATUS CYMBAL has a foothold in every other field of entertainment. This ranges from recording Hollywood film soundtracks at some of London's most prestigious studios, such as Abbey Road & Air Lyndhurst, to playing in 'House Bands' for some of TV's most popular entertainment programs.


Film Scores:

Skyscraper, Trial by Fire, Solo: a Star Wars Story, Guardians of the Galaxy 2, Kong: Skull Island, Hacksaw Ridge, Jason Bourne, Morgan, Juliette, MI:5-Rogue Generation, Pan, The Gunman, Dracula Untold, How to train your Dragon 2, August: Osage County, Ender's Game, Red 2, Turbo, World War Z, Filth, Gravity, Breaking Dawn Part 2, Prometheus, Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter, Man on a Ledge.


TV Orchestras:

The Royal Variety Performance 2011-2016, X-Factor, Ant & Dec's Saturday night Takeaway, ITV Sound of Music Live, Pop Star to Opera Star.


The STATUS CYMBAL approach to popular music is both refreshing and adventurous. From the beginning, it commissioned works from some of Britain's finest string arrangers, so that its unrivalled library now extends from Bach & Mozart to Pop via Gershwin, Bernstein, John Williams, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Led Zeppelin, Radiohead, Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift, to name but a few. Variety, originality and entertainment are its watchwords.


So whether it is a recital, corporate event, wedding, anniversary or any other type of prestige occasion, playing the works of the classical masters or music from our unique repertoire of modern arrangements, STATUS CYMBAL will be delighted to entertain you.


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