Top Classical Ensembles in Cape Town

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Resound Music is a boutique music agency offering a one-stop hub for all things music related. Our platform allows for all-inclusive services from sound, staging, lighting, DJs and a wide variety of professional live musicians. We offer our clients the liberty to customise their requests according to individual preference and taste. This allows each Client to choose specific instruments in an ensemble or to request a special song for the musicians to play.

Highlights include our sponsorship at the 2017 Top Vendor Wedding Awards, Music Coordination at the Season of Sauvignon (De Grendel Wine Estate), Music Entertainment at the 2019 Pinotage Festival (Vondeling Wine Estate), all-inclusive services at the SANAS Accreditation Awards (Hudson’s @ Vredenheim) and Lilizela Tourism Awards (Devonvale Golf & Wine Estate) as well as a celebrated list of 2019 weddings at venues such as Molenvliet, Beloftebos, The Forum Embassy Hill, Diamant Estate, Belair Pavillion, Glen Carlou, Cavalli and Lanzerac to name a few.

Our musician portfolio is diverse ranging from solo electric violin, harp ensembles, string ensembles, orchestras, folk bands, blues guitarists, classical pianists, jazz bands, choirs to marimba bands and so much more. With our extensive database of musicians, we are able to provide according to each unique request.

Thank you so much for your kind email and even more for the wonderful music on the day. It was such an exceptionally joyous day and the music was perfect. Everyone absolutely delivered what we wanted and the whole atmosphere was magical. – Bride Libby Brodie

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The PLAY String Quartet is made up of wonderfully talented, young professional musicians in Cape Town! Our boutique ensemble have been performing together for the last seven years and boasts with the largest repertoire of contemporary pop songs in South Africa!

As individual players we perform on various classical and popular music platforms and ensembles – including with the Cape Philharmonic Orchestra, Stellenbosch University, Cape Town University, private celebrity concerts including, Michael Buble, Afrikaans is Groot, various other bands  and festivals around South African. As a quartet we mostly perform at weddings and corporate events.

Our string quartet performs all levels of classical music, wedding music, jazz standards and tangos and a huge selection of contemporary pop string arrangements including artists such as Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, American Authors, U2, The Beatles, Lana Del Ray, Jason Mraz, Bruno Mars and many more.

The string quartet was beautiful and elegant, and the music was stunning! Thank you so much. – Melissa from Aleit Wedding Coordination

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With more than 300 weddings and events under our belt since 2015, Zest Music has established itself as one of the top wedding music providers in the Western Cape. Our network of musicians are the most sought after classical and jazz performers who regularly perform with the country’s top orchestras and bands.

Live music ensembles (including harp, strings, flute, piano, guitar and more) make weddings, parties, proposals and corporate events elegant, entertaining and fun. Our musicians are selected based on their commitment to provide you with only the best in live music. We love requests and are happy to add new music to our repertoire. Our in-house arrangers will ensure that your requests are tailored perfectly for your chosen ensemble. We are happy to travel!

We have just returned from our honeymoon. One week after our wedding I’d like to say thank you so much to you – we including all of the guests enjoyed the wonderful music both by the trio and the duo. It’s been a dream come true!! – Natalie

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Jana van der Walt is an accomplished musician and harpist based in Cape Town and began her musical tuition at the age of six. At age 11 she was introduced to the harp, and has since then pursued her love for the instrument with dedication and passion. She received a number of trophies for her harp playing and her orchestral experience has given her the opportunity to perform in some of the most recognisable concert halls in Europe, including the Berliner Philharmonie, Royal Palace in Stockholm, Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw and the Hamburg Elbphilharmonie.

In 2013 Jana founded harpNOTED – a successful vehicle through which she pursues solo and ensemble performances, with a variety music from classical to contemporary. HarpNOTED believes that every client should have exactly what they want, she is therefore comfortable to customize her ensemble options and music styles to every client’s specific needs in order to create a timeless and perfect event-suited atmosphere.

Her current involvement in the music community of the Mother City includes being an ad hoc member of the Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, forming part of various ensembles with a number of acclaimed musicians, and performing on a regular basis as a soloist at a range of different concerts, events and festivals. Apart from her involvement with the arts, Jana is also an accomplished architect practicing at an award-winning firm in Cape Town.

Having Jana playing the harp at our wedding added one of the most exquisitely intimate touches to the ceremony and pre-drinks. It truly enhanced the entire experience and added a wonderfully ethereal, classical layer of depth to the wedding as a whole. Besides being an exceptionally talented harpist, Jana was a dream to work with as a person: always friendly, professional, caring and a wonderful addition to our wedding team. I would recommend her unreservedly, a million times over. — Illustrator Maria Magdalena