Dear Jennen, thank you for your comments re the performance you provided for Caroline and Ross's wedding. The fact is that we had a rather long gap between the wedding ceremony and the actual reception and it was rather hard to see how to keep the guests focussed for the duration, drinks, etc, notwithstanding. So we thought perhaps a string quartet- and that's what got us looking until we found you. We are so pleased with our inadvertent cleverness. You were marvellous! The guests were all extremely impressed, and could not believe the time had passed so quickly. We have had lots of congratulations on engaging such an accomplished quartet. The Montsalvat people were equally impressed with you, so hopefully they will be suggesting to other wedding parties that they should consider engaging you. Your quartet was very professional and obviously you all knew your business. As I have pointed out to all those who have talked about you, your suggestions and choices of repertoire were very appropriate and sounded superb. There is something about a live performance, right there in the chamber with you, that no recording can match. In to the bargain you were self-organised and self-managing so that we had nothing to do but enjoy your music. There were not many facets of Caroline's wedding that required so little attention from us. Would I engage you again and would I ask for anything different next time? YES and YES - but I would engage you for a lot longer and probably ask you to repeat several of the compositions you performed. Once was not really enough. So thank you all from our families and friends, we wish you the best of luck and many more engagements. May you have to struggle with the demand for your services.
Regards and best wishes, Andrew Vivian.