About Us

Live music adds greatly to any event, and The Birmingham String Ensemble can make your wedding or function that extra bit special. The quality of our music and our professionalism are unquestionable.

Visually Stunning

The Birmingham String Ensemble are well-presented and highly experienced musicians. Our usual attire is formal black, but we can wear brighter colours if you prefer.

Perfect Sound

Smooth strings add sophistication to any function. The four-part harmony of a string quartet gives an unforgettably unique sound.

Easily Portable

Whether we are Indoors or outdoors, four chairs and protection from the weather is all that is needed.

Our players are highly experienced classically trained musicians who have played at hundreds of weddings & functions in many different environments. We are sensitive to your guests' needs and are experienced enough to be in touch with the feel of the function in order to choose music appropriately.

Our experience speaks for itself

All quartet members have graduated from Britain's leading music conservatoires.

Collective performances include playing with ensembles and orchestras such as the:

  • BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Birmingham Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Birmingham Chamber Orchestra
  • National Symphony Orchestra
  • Manchester Concert Orchestra
  • Northern Ballet
  • BBC National Orchestra of Wales
  • Sinfonia Cymru
  • Halle Orchestra
  • City of Birmingham Orchestra
  • Opera North
  • Northern Chamber Orchestra

Venues have included:

  • Redhouse Barn
  • Packington Moor
  • Warwick House
  • Fairlawns Hotel and Spa
  • The Bond Company
  • Quality Hotel Birmingham
  • Plough & Harrow Hotel
  • Highbury Hall
  • Birmingham Town Hall
  • Old Rose and Crown Hotel
  • Austin Court
  • New Hall
  • Hyatt Regency Birmingham
  • Hilton Garden Inn
  • Castle Bromwich Hall Hotel
  • The Vaults Bar and Restaurant
  • Saint Nicolas Place
  • Berrow Court
  • Radisson Blu Hotel Birmingham
  • Ramada Birmingham, Sutton Coldfield
  • Thistle Brimingham City
  • Ramada Birmingham, Solihull
  • Aston Hall
  • Crowne Plaza Birmingham NEC
  • Aston Villa Football Club
  • Birmingham Botanical Gardens
  • Comfort Inn, Birmingham
  • Hyatt Regency Birmingham
  • Quality Cobden Hotel
  • Burlington Hotel
  • Clarendon Suites
  • County Ground
  • Westley Hotel
  • Thistle Birmingham City
  • Thistle Birmingham Edgbaston
  • Hilton Metropole Hotel
  • Grimstock Country House Hotel
  • Westmead Hotel
  • Birmingham City Football Club
  • Copthorne Hotel Birmingham
  • Hotel du Vin & Bistro, Birmingham
  • Britannia Hotel Birmingham
  • Malmaison Birmingham
  • Birmingham Marriott Hotel
  • Sutton Coldfield Town Hall
  • La Bastille
  • The Poacher's Pocket
  • Fazeley Studios
  • Coleshill Hotel
  • Holiday Inn Birmingham Airport
  • Plough and Harrow Hotel
  • Berrow Court
  • Paragon Hotel
  • The Clarendon Suites
  • Saint Nicolas Place
  • Highbury Hall
  • Conference Aston
  • Austin Court
  • Banqueting Suite
  • Searcys at The REP
  • The Drop Forge Restaurant
  • Plough & Harrow Hotel
  • Highbury Hall
  • The St. John’s Hotel
  • The Belfry Hotel
  • Village Urban Resort Solihull
  • Village Urban Resort Birmingham
  • The Westmead Hotel
  • Corus Hotel Solihull
  • Hampton Manor
  • Hogarths Hotel
  • Lea Marston Hotel
  • Old Library
  • Shustoke Farm Barns
  • Abbey Hotel Golf & Spa
  • Forest of Arden, A Marriott Hotel & Country Club
  • Himley Country Hotel
  • Mercure Kidderminster Hotel
  • School House Restaurant
  • Nailcote Hall Hotel
  • Drayton Manor Park and Hotel
  • Southcrest Manor Hotel & Spa
  • Swinfen Hall Hotel
  • Packington Moor
  • The Best Western Plus Windmill Village Hotel
  • Grafton Manor
  • Wroxall Abbey Estate
  • Manor Hill House
  • Oak Farm Hotel
  • The Granary Hotel & Restaurant
  • Ramada Birmingham North – Cannock
  • Perton Park Golf Club
  • Blakelands Country House
  • Netherstowe House
  • The Ardencote Manor Hotel, Country Club & Spa
  • Jinney Ring Craft Centre
  • Kenilworth Castle
  • Chillington Hall
  • Spring Grove House
  • Ragley Hall
  • Woodside
  • Ragley Hall
  • Mythe Barn
  • Billesley Manor Hotel
  • Patshull Park Hotel
  • Chesford Grange
  • Alrewas Hayes

Live radio and television performances and recordings have been done for:

  • ITV Peaky Blinders
  • ITV Emmerdale
  • HRH Prince Michael of Kent
  • BBC Radio 3
  • BBC Radio Wales
  • BBC Television