Eclectic music agency showcasing South Africa’s most versatile and skilled eletro-acoustic string players and instrumentalists.

We provide music coordination and entertainment at weddings, corporate events, private parties and more. Available in Johannesburg and Cape Town


"Urban Strings. The best in the business!"

Tebogo Thekiso | ProVerb
TV presenter, Radio Host and Artist

"You were wonderful!

Nina Gumede, Bride

"You guys were and are amazing!"

Zavion Kotze, Owner @ Zavion Kotze Event Company

"We were very impressed and loved the performance"

Larissa & Graham, Bride & Groom


Urban Strings music agency is South Africa’s first multi-instrumental collective. Officially formed in 2016, Urban Strings is made up fourteen talented and diverse musicians from South Africa. Fronted by vocalist, violinist and multi-disciplinary creative Larah Eksteen  www.larah.co.za

The diverse ensemble exudes a distinctive sound which paints an authentic ambiance in live performances.

Brought together by their musical disciplines, the pool of talented professional electric and acoustic string musicians are based both in Western Cape and Gauteng.

Setting the standard high, Urban Strings made their debut on the stage of IdolsSA performing on seven LIVE episodes alongside winners Noma Khumalo, Karabo Mogane and SA favourites such as Somizi Mhlongo, Judith Sephuma, J’Something (MiCasa), Donald Moatshe, DJ Tira and the Top 10 contestants.

Urban Strings have taken a refreshing approach by pushing boundaries musically as evident in past collaborations with the likes of some South African artists namely: ProVerb, RJ Benjamin, Swing City, Loyiso Bala and The Graeme Watkins Project.


“We strive to reach a common objective, musical excellence and adaptability.”

Larah Eksteen 

All members are industry professionals and collaborate with various local and International artists in their personal capacity. This creates fluidity in sound and performance within the collective, making space for contemporary and  innovative production. Urban Strings comprises of fourteen members that include vocals, violinists, viola players, cellists, double bassists, harpists, pianists and guitarists that can be mixed and matched to create a unique musical experience.

Get in touch and we will respond asap with a detailed quote based on your event’s individual requirements.

We will also provide you with full biographies on each act, repertoire, technical riders and music sound bytes.

Corporate Entertainment

The collective is versatile option at corporate events and have entertained  clients and guests at functions for BMW, Patek Philippe, Mont Blanc Nedbank, Naspers, Avbob, MTN, Standardbank, Growthpoint Properties, Tsogo Sun, Mzansi Magic, SPAR, Baker and McKenzie, Glad Africa, Transport Africa, Kyknet and Webber Wentzel.


Urban Strings’ artists have been entertaining wedding couples and their guests since 2003, performing at exquisite venues nationwide such as Boschendal, Tintswalo Atlantic, Blaauwklippen, Cellers-Hohenort, Rickety Bridge, Vrede & Lust, Cavalli, Memoire, Shepstone Gardens, Ground Venue, The Forum , Oakfield Farm, Inimitable and many more.

With many years of experience we have put together an extensive and unique repertoire to suit the atmosphere of every wedding.

We offer a variety of options, ranging from solo musicians to a traditional string quartet. We pay attention to detail and love being part of any wedding.