“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.

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All these formidable musicians are music graduates and full time professional players. Book a duo, trio, quartet or 5-piece option  to add some glamour to your event


The Urban Harpists are internationally trained and hail from Interlochen Academy for the Creative Arts in Michigan, United States. Fronted by Jude Harpstar, a semi-finalist on SA’s Got Talent (2014) and scholar at Oberlin Conservatory and California Institute of The Arts, the Urban Harpists covers all genres with an extensive repertoire, suitable for all occasions


3 is your lucky number. Book a trio for your event…perfect for smaller budgets…


Violin & Double Bass

“Man, sometimes it takes you a long time to sound like yourself.”
― Miles Davis

With over 500 Jazz standards to choose from, these musicians can play for up to 4 hours…and include your favourites.


“Larah Eksteen – violin, voice and beats in one package. A superstar violinist from Johannesburg”

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Their stories are intertwined and date back to Soweto String Quartet, the Buskaid foundation and concert halls in Germany. Performing fashionable hits from local and international artists, these handsome gentlemen are a must for your next event


Urban Strings’ six piece band was chosen as the closing act at the Harare International Arts Festival (HIFA) in Zimbabwe in 2016 and received a standing ovation from the crowds. Choose any instrument combination to fit in with your creative vision


“The musicians were fantastic and the client was super happy. We will definitely be in touch for future requests”

Tamryn Jonker, Mela Events

“You were absolutely incredible. Loved the energy!”

Petra Rees, Managing Director LEAP

“Thank you it was lovely working with you.”

Roy, Respect Music

“Ahhh there’s strings. I just love theses strings! ” – Gareth Cliff

“It was lovely working with you. Looking foward to the next one” – Mela Events

“Thank you for your performance. We were very impressed” – Growthpoint Properties

“Larah baie dankie vir jou uitstekende optrede as gaskunstenaar tydens die AJV.  Jy het jou uitstekend van jou taak gekwyt. Die terugvoer was baie positief.”

Petro Greef, ATKV Bestuurder

Noteworty perfomances


Huawei product launch, Sandton Convention Centre

DSA Luncheon, Gallagher Estate

Minerals Council South Africa function, Sandton Convention Centre

Annual Local Choice Pharmacies conference, Birchwood Hotel

Discovery Health, Houghton Hotel

The Wedding Bashers Season 2 @ Inimitable

Two perfomances at the Dicovery Health banquet, Sandton Convention Centre

BSG Africa Conference

Nedbank Golf Challange Gala Dinner with Sipho Hotstix, Sun City

Appearance on International format TV series, My Kitchen Rules (MKR)

Media Launch for prime time M-Net reality TV series The Weddings Bashers, Saxon Hotel

South African launch of luxury Swiss French brand Patek Philippe, Sandton

LIVE performance and intertview on ETV Sunrise

South African Institute of Foundrymen Conference, Emperors Palace

The Rand Club 130th Anniversary Black Tie Dinner

Christmas day function at Emerald Casino

IdolsSA Season 12 LIVE on Mzansi Magic, Carnival City

SPAR Year-end conference, Kyalami Theatre on the Track

Regent Highway Heroes Awards Ceremony with Swing City & The Graeme Watkins Project

Baker and McKenzie client function, Inanda Club

Alumni Awards for the North-West University, The Capital Empire Sandton

Launch of the new Mont Blanc brand with The Urban Cellists, Sandton City

Glad Africa Year-End Function. Urban Tree, Kramerville

Donald Moatshe’s #RedMicExperience Live DVD Concert Carnival City, Big Top Arena

Transport Africa Awards Gala Dinner, Sandton Convention Centre

LIVE on Getroud met Rugby Television Drama, Kyknet

Webber Wentzel Corporate Function, Sandton

SKYE Great Rewards Dinner, Sandton

Harare International Festival of the Arts (HIFA), Harare Zimbabwe

World Premiere of Game of Thrones Season 6 @ The Zone, Rosebank

Standardbank MOE Awards, Westcliff Johannesburg

Growthpoint Properties Awards Ceremony, Raddison Blue, Sandton

10 Shows for BMW 7 Series South African Launch, Nirox Sculpture Park

IdolsSA Season 11 2015 LIVE Finale, Carnival City

BOVA Year-end function, Maslow Hotel

SPAR Awards Year-end function, Klein Kaap Boutique Hotel

Indwe Year-end function, Pamodzi House Melrose North

Velmore Hotel & Estate, Year-end function

IdolsSA Season 11 201 featured as guest artist for the “Songs with Strings” episode

Naspers AGM Corporate Lunch, CTICC in Cape Town

Market on Main PTA with Love Jozi

Three LIVE performances on IdolsSA Season 10 in 2014

SAS Corporate function for Women’s Month

Proverb’s Red Tape Launch, The Lyric Theatre sponsored by KhayaFM

Tsogo Sun Management Luncheons at Riverside Sun

The White Club Dinner with Chef Coco Reinharz

Steamworks Live Performance

SASOL Year End Function at Emperor’s Palace

Craft Beer, Food and Wine Fair Helderfontein Estate

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