Ensembles

Shoalhaven Strings provides flexibility and diversity through a variety of trio and duo ensembles to suit your musical needs.  Our musicians are trained in violin, cello and guitar, and we offer these instruments as part of the following ensembles: 

  • String duo (violin & cello) 
  • Guitar duo (violin/cello & guitar) 
  • Guitar trio (violin, cello & guitar) 

Not sure what each of these ensembles sounds or looks like?  Have a read of a general description and listen to our audio demos below.

Trios

String Duo

 Our String Duo comprises violin and cello - the violin plays the melody while the cello plays the harmony and bass.  This ensemble plays all styles of music and can perform as acoustic or electric. If electric, our versatile musicians have the opportunity to use a loop pedal to record and playback additional layers of sound. 

The electric String Duo options is our most highly recommended ensemble.

Our acoustic String Duo option is recommended for venues where space is limited or for remote locations.  Our electric String Duo option requires a sheltered venues with access to power.

Demos coming soon.

Guitar Trio

Our Guitar Trio comprises violin, cello and guitar.  Generally, the violin plays the melody, cello the harmony and bass, while the guitar provides an added richness of additional harmony, rhythm and bass.  This ensemble focuses predominantly on contemporary music and can perform as either acoustic or electric. 

Our Guitar Trio is recommended for events wanting mostly contemporary music. 

The acoustic option is recommended for weddings where space is limited or for remote locations, while our electric option requires a sheltered venue with access to power.

Guitar Duo