The Regent String Quartet is a young professional
quartet that was formed at the Royal Academy of Music in 1995 by
Caryn Cohen, Sarah Turner and Helen Godbolt, later joined by Emma
Martin from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama. Whilst at the
Royal Academy of Music they won the J B McEwan prize awarded for the
best string quartet of the year. Since leaving the institution they
have performed regular recitals in London and surrounding areas.
This London based quartet has extensive experience in performing at
wedding services and receptions, corporate functions, a variety of
parties including engagement and garden parties and fund raising
The success of the quartet is due to its skill in selecting the
right music for each occasion – and since its repertoire ranges from
Bach to Bernstein there is always something to suit everyone.
Although based in London the quartet has played in many prestigious
venues across the country.
They have played at most major London hotels
including The Dorchester, The Langham, The Lanesborough, Claridges,
The Hyatt Carlton Tower and also at The Banqueting House, The
Guildhall, The Tower of London and Stoke Park.
Previous engagements include a Christmas party at
No. 11 Downing Street, exhibitions at the Tate Gallery and the
Natural History Museum, a book launch at Searcy’s brasserie in
Knightsbridge, a wedding reception at St James’ Palace, the launch
of a passenger carrying balloon company at Tower Bridge and numerous
The Quartet receives coaching from members of the
Alberni and Amadeus Quartets as well as giving coaching to many
young amateur groups in and around London.
The quartet also performs in classical music
concerts in an around London. Recent performances have included the
Brighton Music Festival, the Hampstead and Highgate Music Festival,
the Abinger Music Festival, the Burgh House Trust and a benefit
concert for the Macmillan Cancer Fund.
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