The Kendal
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London Kendal String Quartet

The Kendal string quartet is a young but experienced string quartet that specialises in providing high quality background live music to bring that special atmosphere to weddings, corporate events, society gatherings or entertainment for any occasion.

They came together in 1994 when they were students at the Royal Academy of Music regularly giving concerts and taking part in competitions and master classes. Since graduating they have all embarked on busy careers as professional musicians and have played with some of the leading orchestras in the world, including the London Symphony Orchestra, The Academy of St Martin-in-the-Fields, the Orchestra of the Royal Opera House and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment.

As a string quartet, their repertoire is all encompassing and ranges from well-known classical masterpieces to jazz standards, show tunes and arrangements of popular songs. Often a client will ask them to play a piece which has a particular sentimental or emotional significance for them, and sometimes even music from a television advertisement. They do their own arrangements, so any request can be met.

They enjoy making music together. This, combined with their vitality and professionalism, is the key to helping you and your guests get the most from - and enjoy to the full -- your special event.

The four members of the string quartet are Tom Elliott and Matthew Truscott - violins, Samantha Miller - viola, and Sarah McMahon - cello.

Their great potential was clear early on in their time at music college and under the guidance of such eminent musicians as members of the Amadeus, Brodsky and Endellion string quartets they formed their own exciting style, performing to audiences across the UK, Ireland and the continent.

During their time at the Academy, they also began to play at functions and parties, providing a background to the occasion and giving them an opportunity to do what they loved most, playing together. They began to play for some prestigious companies in London including Virgin Atlantic, in their First Class Lounge at Heathrow and we made regular appearances for Burberrys and Austin Reed in their Regent Street stores. Over the years we have played in most of the leading hotels in London and beyond including the Hyde Park Hotel, the Savoy, the Dorchester and the Goring.

One of the areas that they have most enjoyed getting involved in is providing music for weddings. They have now worked at over 100 weddings and to be part of such a special occasion is very rewarding. Each wedding is unique and they enjoy the challenge of suiting the music and atmosphere to the individuals and the location.

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