Although based as a String Quartet in Buckinghamshire, the Manor House Music ensemble draws on some of the UK's finest classical musicians.
The various members also play with the country's leading orchestras - including the London Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic, the Philharmonia Orchestra and the Academy of St Martins in the Fields. The players perform with and record for many other chamber groups, individually touring across the globe and appearing on many classical and film soundtrack recordings.
Vaughan Jones is a skilled violinist and string arranger who has worked hard to create detailed and entertaining arrangements so that the quartet can offer clients a huge repertoire of music to choose from in all genres - from classical favourites such as Pachelbels Canon to entertaining covers of modern pop songs for string quartet. He is happy to create a unique programme of music for each client and where possible, will prepare any special requests they may have.
Vaughan founded Manor House Music in 2005 after realising there was a need for a really top quality group who would not only play for concerts and festivals, but who could also be booked for private events, civil partnerships, functions and as a wedding string quartet.
Before concentrating fully on chamber music, Vaughan studied at the Royal College of Music, the Aspen Music School in Colorado and performed for several years with the orchestras such as the London Philharmonic Orchestra and the Philharmonia.
Manor House Music also have an evolving library of many rare and neglected chamber works - particularly from the 18th and 19th centuries. They perform pieces of music which are profoundly beautiful but rarely discovered. By exploring these works and presenting them in an accessible way, the group aim to bring something fresh to their recitals and recordings.
Dear Vaughan, Thank you for playing at our wedding on the 8th December and at such short notice. We were very happy with the music which helped create a lovely atmosphere, and you were quite right that the duet was just the right volume for the number of guests / size of venue. The violin & cello arrangements were lovely. Sara and Alex (Wedding at Clare College, Cambridge)