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Hire Internationally Acclaimed String Musicians for your Event

For your wedding or corporate event, consider hiring the services of string musicians. Janet and Ian are not just any old musicians they are internationally acclaimed musicians. 

Both Ian & Janet have been playing music around the world for many years and are internationally acclaimed instrumentalists. Now living together as a married couple they want to bring their music to your next celebration and are now available for hire. 

How we started as Musicians 

After working with the BBC orchestra in Bristol, they both pursued highly successful careers working with string ensembles and world-renowned artists. 

Janet’s Musical Career

After studying at London’s Guildhall, Janet played with The Royal Ballet and BBC’s Midland Orchestra before branching out on a musical solo freelancing career. Working with musical legends such as Chris De Burgh, Roger Daltrey and Barry Manilow.

Ian’s Musical Career

After studying music at the Birmingham School of Music & Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. Ian embarked on an illustrious & successful career in music, playing for The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. 

Ian has also shown his playing skills, performing with small ensembles, and covering classical to pop music. 

The Ludford String Duo 

Known as the Ludford duo, we have entertained guests at weddings and corporate events with our cello playing worldwide. 

After many years of playing as professional musicians worldwide, we decided to form “The Ludford Duo” to bring our unique style of music to all types of events and functions.

Musical performances as a duo, are highly unique, entertaining and memorable.

Extensive & Varied Repertoire of Music

As cellists, we have an extensive repertoire of music styles, from classical, contemporary and pop. On request, we would be more than happy to send you a full list of music we can perform. 

Unique Experience of Two Cellists in Harmony

The Ludford Duo with their years of experience will make hiring their talents a memorable experience. As well as playing at many functions, we regularly play many concerts together. 

Available for any Event

We are often asked to play for a wedding ceremony or at corporate events. Although we are available for hire for any type of event. 

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As Musicians can you help with the music arrangement?

This question we do get asked a lot. If given enough time we would be more than happy to come up with a music arrangement suited to your event.

Event Hire 

We play for a wide range of clients and at all kinds of events. If you are looking for something a little bit more different, something that’s stylish, unique and memorable.

Whether you are a large company or a couple celebrating a birthday or anniversary, what we bring to the table is unique and different. 

To hire our services and enjoy a memorable experience with our style of music, get in touch today. 

Preferred Musicians at Brendenbury Court

As residents of South Shropshire, we are proud to be the preferred musicians at Brendenbury Court. This venue is the West Midlands’ most talked about wedding venue. 

Brendenbury Court is the perfect venue for a wedding ceremony and reception. With a perfect countryside setting the historic charm of the barns meets contemporary charm, creating a beautiful ambience. 

As cellists, we have played for many guests at weddings at this delightful venue. It has become a firm favourite and is highly recommended as a live music venue for string musicians. 

Listen to us Play

If you would like to hear us play our instruments, please check out our video gallery on our website. There are five videos, and each one depicts and highlight’s the different styles of music we play. 

How to hire us for your Event

Using our website contact form, please send us a message. We will need as much information as possible such as event date, venue and times. 

When needing to hire us for your event, to avoid disappointment contact us as soon as you have a date. The more advanced you make your booking will secure us as cellists at your event.