London Corporate Event String Duo in the Bloomsbury Hotel – On Thursday evening, Reiad Chibah (viola) and Vaughan Jones (violin) performed as the Manor House String Duo for a corporate event held at the historic and grand setting of the Bloomsbury Hotel, near Covent Garden in London.
As the number of guests was in the region of 80 strong, the violin and viola string duo was ideally suited to the occasion, providing an elegant backdrop to conversation without ever intruding. In this situation, a string quartet may well have taken up too much space as well as being a little too imposing. We played in the George V hall and positioned ourselves so that guests entering the room could hear and see us as soon as they walked in. We performed a variety of classical pieces to create a graceful and stylish ambiance as guests enjoyed their drinks and canapes. Here is a short video of the viola and violin duo performing similar music:
After an hour or so of playing, there were brief speeches followed by a group photograph just as we were finishing.