Default lineup: 4 members
2 x Violins, viola and cello
No Strings Attached was formed in 1998 when Rebecca Polly Caroline and Celia met in the Cambridge Symphony Orchestra. Since then their charismatic vibrant performances have taken them to a range of functions including corporate events weddings garden parties summer balls and studio sessions. They have played at Terence Conran’s Bluebird restaurant in London as well as the Dorchester in Mayfair Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge and Powderham Castle in Exeter.
No Strings Attached is available for engagements anywhere south of Birimingham including London and all along the M4 corridor.
Between them Rebecca Polly Caroline and Celia have played in a number of quality orchestras including: The Three Choirs Festival Orchestra The Cambridge Mozart Players The Cotswold Symphony Orchestra The City of Cardiff Symphony Orchestra Cardiff Symphonia Kensington Chamber Orchestra and The Lydian Orchestra.
Rebecca plays lead violin in No Strings Attached. Over the last decade she has travelled all over world with various ensembles most recently the world-renowned Trinity College Chapel Choir with whom she held a choral scholarship. Rebecca holds a BA Hons in Music and Languages from Cambridge University.
Polly plays second violin in No Strings Attached and has done since the quartet’s formation in 1998. A keen musician from an early age, Polly has led several orchestras and string ensembles, many of which she has organised herself. She is also a part-time novelist.
Caroline has been playing the viola since she was eight, “because she liked the name”! She also plays piano, flute and mandolin. Although classically trained, she has a passion for folk music and loves Irish fiddling along with her boyfriend, a keen accordion player. Caroline's occupations include instrument retail, composing and writing.
Celia is the cellist in No Strings Attached. She started learning music at the age of three, and since then has played in settings as diverse as London’s Jazz Café and St John’s Smith Square. She has performed in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis and Raphael Wallfisch, and her cello, a replica of a Stradivarius, was made by the British maker Colin Irving.
Over the course of several years, No Strings Attached have built up a wide-ranging repertoire of music. Below is a list of their most popular requests, which is by no means exhaustive. If there is something in particular that you would like them to play, they will happily arrange it for you, as they have done many times before. No Strings Attached adapt every performance to suit the occasion!
No Strings Attached has played at a variety of engagements including:
The Dorchester, Mayfair
Exiles Society Garden Party
Sir Terence Conran’s Bluebird restaurant, London
The Pitt Club
Churchill Spring Ball
The Venue restaurant, Cambridge
Cambridge RAG charity parade
Royal Nave & Air Squadron Garden Party
Downing Bicentennial Ball
Regency Re-enactment Society Dinner, Audley End
Graduation Ball, Bath
Wedding receptions at:
Winchester House, London
Powderham Castle, Exeter
Pennyhill Park Hotel, Surrey
Dartmouth House, Mayfair
Beaulieu Hotel, New Forest
Stowe School, Buckingham
The Temple, Little Abington
The Kent Showground
Naval & Military Club, St James Square, London
St Johns College, Oxford
The Newmarket Races
HMS Marlborough De-commissioning Ball, HMS Dryad
And many more!