The Vaults Quartet are Ursula Sagar, Tanya Cracknell, Flo Bishop and Sean Knox.
"Their beautiful playing lends a real sense of occasion and atmosphere to our events. They come highly recommended." - The Freud Museum, London
"Their professionalism and attitude was outstanding and we will be working with them again very soon." - DJ Itchi (Lazy Habits)
The Vaults have stormed into the public eye since forming in 2009, performing at venues as diverse as the Cadogan Hall and Koko; from Wembley Stadium to Bond Street; from elite country house weddings to ska jams with international recording artists. Our name derives from our early residency at London Bridge Vaults. Our mission is to experiment, to collaborate, to leap at any challenge in any possible setting – and we do!
We are all highly experienced performers, but as a group we achieve something greater than the sum of the parts. Our infectious enthusiasm for the music we play and our incredible on-stage rapport is forging our reputation as one of London’s foremost session quartets. We’re equally at home entertaining wedding guests with glittering renditions of classical and romantic favourites, or on stage in Shoreditch grooving with a 5-piece horn section. Our repertoire is constantly evolving, encompassing a huge range from baroque to pop and rock arrangements, from Beethoven to Piazzolla, and we’re lucky to be blessed with a talented in-house arranger to satisfy our craving for new styles and sounds.
The Vaults musicians have previously appeared at venues including the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium, the Queen Elizabeth Hall, St John’s Smith Square, Bond Street Vendages, the Barbican, The Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa for the inauguration of Nelson Mandela, Bologna University Hall, Village Underground Shoreditch, Cambridge West Road Concert Hall, and many more. Our wide-ranging musical backgrounds include concerto performances of Bach’s Double Violin Concerto, Vivaldi’s Concerto for Four Violins, and Holst’s Lyric Movement; orchestral performances with the Orchestra of St Paul’s, Cambridge University Chamber Orchestra, the Dmitri Ensemble, and the Royal College of Music Symphony Orchestra under conductors including Sir Roger Norrington and Peter Stark; and masterclasses or private tuition with Ralph de Souza of the Endellion quartet, Sir Colin Davis, and Martin Outram of the Maggini Quartet.
We'd be delighted to talk to you about performing for whatever event you have in mind.
Ursula, Tanya, Flo and Sean