Explore the best classical ensembles in Cape Town and the Western Cape. Here is our selection of the top classical ensembles, recommended by wedding professionals and real couples. Click on the Request Quotes button below to request a quote from all listed here, or contact them individually.
Urban Strings is South Africa’s first multi-instrumental music collective. Officially formed in 2015, Urban Strings is made up fourteen talented and diverse musicians from South Africa. Fronted by vocalist, violinist and multi-disciplinary creative Larah Eksteen. The diverse ensemble exudes a distinctive sound which paints an authentic ambiance in live performances. Brought together by their musical disciplines, the pool of talented professional electric and acoustic string musicians are based both in Western Cape and Gauteng. Click here to see more.
You were and are amazing! – Zavion Kotze, Zavion Kotze Events Company
The Bubble is quite simply the ultimate canape set. This beautiful act, featuring award-winning cellist Carol Thorns, will add a truly unique wow-factor to your wedding.
A Cum Laude Bachelor of Music Graduate, award-winning recording artist and top corporate event performer, Carol Thorns is in great demand both locally and internationally. Her worldwide performances include opening for Vanessa Mae, performing for J Lo and sharing a stage with John Legend.
Carol is best known for her performances in The Bubble Live (@That_girl_in_the_Bubble). This hugely popular act creates an unforgettable music experience that will have your guests scrambling for their phones. Click here to see more.
A huge thank you for creating the perfect atmosphere at the beginning of what was a spectacular evening. It is always such a pleasure to work with you – Edith Venter
With more than 300 weddings and events under our belt since 2015, Zest Music has established itself as one of the top wedding music providers in the Western Cape. Our network of musicians are the most sought after classical and jazz performers who regularly perform with the country’s top orchestras and bands.
Live music ensembles (including harp, strings, flute, piano, guitar and more) make weddings, parties, proposals and corporate events elegant, entertaining and fun. Our musicians are selected based on their commitment to provide you with only the best in live music. We love requests and are happy to add new music to our repertoire. Our in-house arrangers will ensure that your requests are tailored perfectly for your chosen ensemble. We are happy to travel!
We have just returned from our honeymoon. One week after our wedding I’d like to say thank you so much to you – we including all of the guests enjoyed the wonderful music both by the trio and the duo. It’s been a dream come true!! – Natalie
Classic Music Events supplies professional musicians, bands and DJ’s for a wide variety of events, functions, weddings and film shoots across South Africa. We specialize in sourcing musicians to cater for the unique needs of our clients. With our diverse collective musicians, we supply top-quality entertainment ranging from classical, jazz, African and contemporary music to the latest beats and sounds of our DJ’s and bands.
Classic Music Events supplies a range of instrument combinations to our clients, from solo musicians, duos, trios, quartets, and quintets to bands and larger ensembles. Great options to choose from include: classical string trios and quartets, solo jazz pianists and singers, jazz duos, trios and quartets, jazz swing bands, marimba ensembles, solo harp, solo jazz and classical guitarists, and classical or contemporary pianists.
Classic Music Events are also able to source more specific instrument combinations upon request. As well as providing musicians on the day of the event, we take care of all the details involved in the performance such as lighting, sound, equipment, transport and setup. Click here to see more.
You made our ceremony SO magical. Thank you for such a quick and easy booking of your services as well as being so kind on the day and, obviously, for the breathtakingly beautiful music. You guys are amazing.– Malindi Burger
With over 19 years experience in the entertainment industries, Larah Eksteen is a household name when it comes to wedding entertainment and has performed nationwide at exquisite venues such as Le Jardin, Boschendal, Delaire, Vergelegen, Haute Cabrière, Mount Nelson, Lourensford, Memoire, Shepstone Gardens, Oakfield Farm, Inimitable and many more. She is South Africa’s first multi-skilled singer-violinist and continues to position the violin in Classical, Crossover and Contemporary genres. She has also appeared on M-Net’s much-loved wedding show, The Wedding Bashers.
Apart from composing soundtracks for television, she has performed on seven LIVE episodes of IdolsSA alongside winners Noma Khumalo, Karabo Mogane and SA favourites such as Somizi Mhlongo, Judith Sephuma, J’Something (MiCasa), Donald Moatshe and DJ Tira.
Larah is also an accomplished jazz violinist and switches effortlessly between her acoustic and electric violin, performing anything from traditional classical pieces to edgy modern numbers. Whatever song you require…Jazz, RnB, Pop, Rock, Latin and many more… she will interpret and deliver effortlessly. Adding some angelic vocals is also not a problem. Click here to see more.
Thank you so much for the beautiful music. It was magic! – Tara Zanette, Bride
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We are lucky to have an endless amount of incredibly talented classical musicians in and around Cape Town. Choose experienced classical artists that know the do’s and don’ts with decorum and dress code when it comes to weddings. If possible, go see them perform ahead of time to ensure your own peace of mind.
You may prefer to have a classical ensemble playing in the background before, during and after your ceremony and/or during pre-drinks before guests are seated for dinner. This is always a popular choice. Your classical musician or ensemble will also be able to play your ceremony walk-in and exit songs if you prefer. If you have any special requests, inform them ahead of time to give them time to practice (if the song is not already in their repertoire).
Some tips to keep in mind: You need to supply suitable seating for each musician and also (very importantly!) remember to supply ample shade and protection against the elements. Your musicians will also be grateful if you supply cold beverages for them nearby.
A professional ensemble can help make your wedding day unforgettable and just add that extra special touch. There are many great classical musicians around Cape Town – which is undeniably the artistic hub of South Africa. No matter how acquired your taste as a couple, there is something for you and you will find world-class musicians right here in the Western Cape!