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The sight & sound of elegance…

At Two Play Strings we believe in the value of good old fashioned customer service. We believe that quality is everything and that when you seek the best you should receive nothing less.

Your special day, be it a wedding, birthday, anniversary or corporate function should be memorable for all the right reasons. Two Play Strings ensures those memories are as special as you dreamt they could be and more.

Imagine your guests arriving to the sight and sound of two of the worlds most beautiful instruments playing in harmony. Set the tone and atmosphere of your event with the unmistakable elegance of Two Play Strings.

Your Creative Team

Our passion for music is second to none. Often we're asked to perform on the most important day of people's lives - it's an honour we cherish! We formed Two Play Strings in 2004 to specifically service the wedding and function industries in Newcastle and the Hunter Valley. We have a wealth of musical experience individually and combined we have literally thousands of hours playing and performance experience. Indeed, we love our work so much we married in 2005! Two Play Strings is no last minute, hastily cobbled together group but a solid, established performing duo that get it right every time. You can trust us to bring an element of class and elegance to your event that cannot be matched by recorded music. Live music is its own reward.

See us play

We know how it important it is to create the right look, feel and atmosphere at your event. The right music can invoke an emotional response to match the mood you want to create. The videos below provide just a small example of our range.

Violin & Cello Tuition

Catherine and David offer expert tuition to all ages in both violin and cello. From young children to adult beginners students of the Two Play Strings Studio are given the very best of support throughout their musical journey. Whether you’re playing for fun or aiming for an orchestral career, you’re in safe hands.

Catherine has been learning music since the age of five and has attained the degree level of “Master of Music” through the University of Newcastle. She has played in many professional ensembles in both Australia and Taiwan. She has a healthy teaching studio in Charlestown and teaches ensembles and individual students at St Phillips Christian College, Waratah and Bishop Tyrell College, in Fletcher. Students who have chosen to attend AMEB examinations have all attained excellent results, including an A Plus being awarded to an 8th Grade violin student.

Catherine is also a skilled pianist so students will often find themselves playing their favourite or newly learnt pieces whilst being accompanied by the piano. This is not only fun but also very rewarding.

Ask us to play at your event

From your first enquiry to your special day, we're available to discuss all of your entertainment needs. Email using the form below or phone for a quote. Be sure to provide details on your event location, date, start and finish time.

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Our Prices for the Hunter Valley & the Central Coast

A ceremony in the Newcastle and Hunter Valley vineyards area is priced at $480 for the duo. As an example, a 3pm ceremony would involve the following:

2.30pm The musicians arrive and set up.

2.45pm Musicians commence playing as the guests arrive.

3.00pm (or when the bride arrives) As the bride commences walking down the ‘aisle’ the musicians play your selected piece. (Usually from our repertoire  list.) We then wait seated until the signing of the register, where we again play an item of your choice. This is followed by the Recessional where we play your lively piece to walk out to.

3.45pm Musicians pack up and start to depart, unless booked further to play at pre-dinner drinks or reception.

Extensions to a ceremony for pre-dinner drinks and or reception are charged at $210 per hour thereafter.

NB Weddings held in the Broke and Wollombi area attract a $100 travel surcharge.

Central Coast – Unfortunately, we only travel as far south as Wyong.

For a quote to perform outside of these areas please contact us via the form above.

Please note, for weddings after 1 January 2025, ceremonies will be charged at $500 for the first hour then $220 per hour thereafter.

0400 788 229

Charlestown, Lake Macquarie NSW