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Make a booking for top South African Classical & Instrumental Artists & Musicians through Big Talk Entertainment. We offer an extensive portfolio of the finest selection of Classical musicians who can be booked directly through us.

The Best Classical Performers in South Africa

If you appreciate live classical music and would like to make a booking for your event’s entertainment then please contact us for a quote and pricing.

our CLASSICAL & instrumental portfolio


Caitlin de Ville

Acclaimed contemporary and modern violinist

cathy del mey

Cathy Del Mei

Cathy Del Mai is a sought-after saxophonist 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 .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 classical guitars, and create a very exciting instrumental pop sound whilst mimicking drum sounds and bass guitar all at the same time.



Lobela is an African instrumentalist and producer whose house and lounge sound will evoke the feeling of relaxation, while his music transports you to an island paradise or a sophisticated yet chilled venue


Coda duo

Electric String Duo of violin and cello.


Con Grazia Trio

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



Guitar and Flamenco 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”


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. .


Organic Lounge

Organic Lounge has been pushing musical boundaries with their innovative approach to live music. The concept is simple: a DJ combined with a musician performing predominantly lounge music.

don vino

don vino

Don Vino Prins, aka Don Vino, celebrates over 20 years in the music industry. He is best known for his Saxy Vibes show



This world-first all-female electric cello trio has released their first album These three cellists share an exciting vision for the Cello.


Rike Coetzer

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


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,present an excellent repertoire of popular light classical hits.


The Muses

The Muses String Quartet are one of South Africa’s most sought after classical entertainment groups.
There Repertoire is designed to appeal to as wide an audience as possible.


The Soweto Opera Quadro

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.


Sarah blake

A rare combination of Double Bass and vocals all in one, she creates a beautiful atmosphere with her music and a wonderful tone to any event


Urban Strings

Urban Strings is an electric and acoustic string section respectively features violinists, viola players, cellists, double bassists, an electric harpist, pianist and guitarist.



Scheppel fuses classical, celtic, hard rock and dubstep seamlessly together to create a varied yet unique 'Scheppel' sound.

duncan johnson

duncan johnson

Duncan is a full-time musician, composer, and arranger.

coda africa

coda africa

One of the country's best-loved and busiest bands, CODA combines Classical electric strings and Afro-jazz sax with exhilarating beats and sumptuous vocals

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string of pearls

A String of Pearls is a vibrant string trio who can be extended to form a string quartet. The Trio's outstanding quality and stunning variety of repertoire make them adaptable to any function



Resonance String Quartet has played at numerous different types of functions including corporate events, wedding ceremonies, receptions and parties. The members of the quartet are all in there own rights accomplished musicians and are highly qualified on their respective instruments.


Acoustic Element

Introducing AE, the violin and 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.

Guy buttery

guy buttery

Cited as “one of South Africa’s most influential artists over the past decade" by The Sunday Independent, Buttery's distinctive acoustic style is influenced by traditional South African culture, music and instrumentation

melorie jane

melorie jane

South African jazz pianist, vocalist, and composer, Melorie Jane, blends the rich heritage of South African jazz with eclectic influences funk and hip hop which creates an groove-based, dynamic style of contemporary jazz. Listen to this jazz music on online streaming platforms.


nombulelo yende

Upon completing her studies Nombulelo joined Oper Frankfurt's Opera Studio in the 2021/22 season, during which time she made her European debut.


hlengiwe MKHWANAZI

Hlengiwe Mkhwanazi is an alumni of the prestigious Ryan Opera center at the Lyric Opera of Chicago. She has performed many opera roles in South Africa and abroad

Donne Violinist


Donné is based in Cape Town and is a classically trained professional musician and violinist and now has over a decade of experience in solo, band and orchestral performance as well as teaching.

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sibusiso mashiloane

Pianist and composer, Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane, is a player of astonishing skill and passion. Steeped in South African music tradition, he has spent years exploring his craft, driven by a most profound desire to explore what it is that makes music sound like 'home'.

booking classical & instrumental artists for your event in south africa

Our classical and instrumental artists are available for bookings through us. We provide industry-leading experience and advice to assist you with your selection. 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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