Default lineup: 4 members
String Quartet: violin, violin, viola, cello
Live music can enhance and transform any ceremony or occasion. The quartet's repertoire ranges from the sophistication of Bach, the sparkle of Mozart, operatic classics, right through to entertaining and witty arrangements of Scott Joplin, George Gershwin, Cole Porter, The Beatles, Oasis and many more.
Their regular venues include Castle Howard, Harewood House, Ripon Cathedral, Hazlewood Castle, the Devonshire Arms and numerous other country estates, hotels and churches throughout the region.
Lydian String Quartet pride themselves on their rapport with their audience. The groups prime concern is always to provide the type of entertainment their clients wish for and are happy to tailor their repertoire to suit the clients' wishes.
The quartets experience as professional musicians includes working with the English National Ballet, Opera North, the National Festival Orchestra, Manchester Concert Orchestra, Carl Rosa operatic company, and the Granada television studios. They have worked with such diverse artists as Lesley Garrett and Bonnie Langford and we are well known for their versatility. As a quartet they have been performing since 1989 and given recitals both at home a abroad.
Since its formation, the Lydian String Quartet has featured in Yorkshire Television's popular series "A Touch of Frost", appeared in a major cable TV feature, performed on various occasions in Hamm in Germany and have appeared live on stage with the rock band Smokie.