Hire Classical & Instrumental Entertainment

Book or hire Top South African Classical & Instrumental Artists & Musicians through Big Talk Entertainment. We offer the finest selection of Classical muscians who can be booked directly through us. We have an extensive portfolio of the best classical performers that South Africa has to offer. If you enjoy live classical music and would like to have one of our classical artsists perform at your next event, wedding or corporate function then this is the page for you.


Big Talk Entertainment Booking Agency has an extensive database of South Africa’s top Classical & Instrumental musicians for hire for corporate events, private functions, weddings.

With the inclusion of electric instruments, like the electric cello, electric violin, not to mention the electric harp, the classics have upped their game creating classical music with a refreshing twist! However we shall always oblige the Classical Connoisseurs with the traditional lineups, should they so wish.

Classical & Instrumental Musicians


Acoustic Element

Introducing AE, the violin abd guitar duo that has quickly become one of Cape Town’s most contemporary acts.


All Star Duo

This violin & keys duo creates the ultimate fun and memorable vibe with their love for modern pop, funk and local hits. With a selection of their favourite covers, Naomi Tagg & Matthias Bakker create the ultimate feel-good South African vibe by blending skilful musicianship and slick grooves. Teaming up with NYC- based producer, David Bakker, they regularly release new material, keeping their repertoire fresh and current. This vibrant and trendy act can be found rocking the stage at a party or festival, or entertaining diverse audiences at high-end corporate functions and product launches.


Anton van der Mere

Anton van der Mere is a classical crossover tenor, songwriter and recording artist With his unremitting love for music, and his natural ability in which he interprets compositions, Anton has been called the “next Mario Lanza” by Gerhard Kenny, singer-songwriter for Barry Manilow.


Caitlin de Ville

First and foremost she is a performer who lives and loves to entertain – which is pretty obvious to all who see her in action. Caitlin, quite simply, comes to life under the spotlight.psychosocial and concrete benefits for the children.

Cathy Del Mei

Cathy Del Mei

Cathy Del Mei is a talented saxophone player. Mesmerising and magnetic, Cathy Del Mei has performed for audiences the world over, including top-selling theatre shows and live bands in South Africa, the East, exotic island destinations and London She is a sought-after entertainer for social and corporate events. Her music includes classics, rock & roll and jazz.


Carol Thorns

South Africa’s leading electric cellist, Carol Thorns has been performing locally and internationally for over a decade. Armed with her striking red cello, she has won fans in India, Dubai and the UK.



With their flawless, effortless technique and pulsating rhythms they showcase what can be done on only two guitars, classical guitars, and create a very exciting instrumental pop sound whilst mimicking drum sounds and bass guitar all at the same time. CH2 has truly developed their own style unique to the band and continues to blow people away with their virtuosity.


Chris Harper

With a classical and orchestral background, composer and performer Chris Harper brings exciting new piano music fused with cool beats and electro-orchestral textures. Chris engages the audience with his stage presence, which is fueled by passion and a love for a beautiful sound.



Take an Electric String Duo of violin and cello, merge them with a House DJ, African Vocalist and Rock Sax, and you get one of SA’s most popular fusion bands – a stylish collaboration that is also a sought-after corporate entertainment act.


Con Grazia Trio

Different, Dynamic & Versatile – This is the combination created by three sisters, dazzling audiences with a variety of music styles on Violin, Saxophone, Flute & Vocals.

Duende Guitar Flamenco and Rhumba duo



Combining Afrobeat and Highlife with a nostalgic Sophiatown flavour, my music is a rich blend of deep and sultry jazz and contemporary groove. I am urban and urbane.


Gugulethu Tenors

Afro-operatic pop sensations The Gugulethu Tenors have become a household name in South Africa, and today this four-piece - who have been described as “South Africa’s Il Divo”, “Pavarotti’s Children” and “the Diamond of the Township” – are living their dream and enchanting the concert halls and corporate stages of South Africa with their collective song.


Jude Harpstar (Harpist)

Jude Harpstar is an Internationally acclaimed, bespoke harpist and pianist.


Kristel-Lynn Birkholtz

Kristel is an accomplished, versatile and engaging violinist and singer-songwriter.


Kunle Ayo

Kunle Ayo, probably Africa’s most celebrated guitarists, has earned several musical accolades, even comparisons with giants of the contemporary school like George Benson, Earl Klugh and locally based Jimmy Dludlu.


Ndithini Mbali

Ndithini Mbali, A beautiful female saxophonist, with an extra vibrant sound. Ndithini Mbali, plays smooth jazz, soul and music that will uplift your thoughts and spirit. She has performed at various local festivals, and shared stages with some of South African's top musicians such as Mxo, Dorothy Masuku, Abigail Khubheka, Themba Mokoena, Bheki Khoza, the late Jabu Khanyile, Bhudaza, Zama Jobe, John Legend from USA, Ringo Madlingozi, Mc Coy Mrubata, Selaelo Selota, Mafikizolo, Maccoy Mrubata, Tidal Waves, Jabu Khanyile, Bhudaza, Zamajobe and Ntsiki Mazwai, amongst others.


Organic Lounge

Organic Lounge has been pushing musical boundaries since 2009 with their innovative approach to live music. The concept is simple: a DJ combined with a musician performing predominantly lounge music, but as the musician is led by the DJ they can perform any style of music to suit the crowd. This calls for an extremely talented musician that can improvise and sound amazing. Enter Organic Lounge.


Qden Blaauw

Qden Blaauw (15) started playing the piano at the age of eight and showed an interest in classical music from an early age. Under the guidance of Shane Goodall, he has won many awards over the past few years. In November 2016, Qden was also one of ten children (and the first from Africa) selected from more than 500 applicants worldwide to attend the prestigious Allianz Music Camp in Warsaw, Poland, where he received a master class from acclaimed pianist, Lang Lang.



This world-first all-female electric cello trio has released their first album These three cellists share an exciting vision for the Cello – to revisit and reposition an instrument that is often overlooked. The result is an act that leads the way in the electric string genre.


Rike Coetzer

Saxophonist Rike Coetzer offers ambiance, atmosphere an sophisticated saxophone music entertainment for your corporate event or function.



Against all odds, budding but talented opera singer Siphokazi Stofu has made it into the grand finale of e.tv's talent search show SA's Got Talent. Despite being diagnosed with TB in her spine at the age of 12, Stofu said she realised she can do anything she wants to do regardless of her health. “Believe in yourself, just believe,”


Soweto String Quartet

The sound is fresh, vibrant and funky, not what you’d expect from a string quartet, but a sound that the SSQ delivers with panache and enthusiasm


Sterling EQ

Known for changing the face of instrumental music in South Africa and beyond with their extraordinary fusion of virtuosity and fresh beats These three Classically trained virtuosos share dozens of awards, degrees and distinctions between them, as well as a passion for the latest beats and pop music trends.


The Afro Tenors

The Three Afro Tenors, performing together since 1997 Receiving standing ovations wherever they perform our own Three Afro Tenors present an excellent repertoire of popular light classical hits While the trio present themselves in smart black tuxedos, they also appear in the colourful traditional ‘Madiba' shirts, popularised by their hero – Nelson Mandela!


The Muses

Style and sophistication coupled with raw talent – all in pursuit of making a great and lasting impression, The Muses have spent the better part of the last two years building on a reputation that makes them one of South Africa’s most sought after corporate entertainment groups. “Our repertoire is designed to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.


The Soweto Opera Quadro

Soweto Opera Quadro was established in 2003 by a group of musicians from Soweto. The group consists of four classically trained singers whose performances have audiences raving both nationally and internationally. They have a devout following from all corners of South Africa and international.


Urban Strings

Urban Strings is made up of nine talented and diverse musicians from South Africa. 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 section respectively features violinists, viola players, cellists, double bassists, an electric harpist, pianist and guitarist.



Known as a stickler for perfection, calculating every fill and solo during songwriting and recording sessions, Scheppel fuses classical, celtic, hard rock and dubstep seamlessly together to create a varied yet unique 'Scheppel' sound. His live show is a total different story: informal, energetic, manic soloing and virtuosity that showcases his classical roots coupled with various techniques and a wide range of heavier genres.


Our classical and instrumental artsists and performers are avilable to hire or book directly through Big Talk Entertainment. We have huge knowledge on how to get you the classical entertainment that is best suited for your event. Contact Big Talk Entertainment for further information on booking a performer or group for your event. Big Talk Entertainment is a national company and we book classical entertainment throughout South Africa including Gauteng, East London, Durban, Cape Town, Northern Cape, Gauteng, JHB etc.

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