We specialize in creating the perfect atmosphere for your event, whether you require a solo violinist for a surprise proposal or a quartet/small orchestra for a much larger function. We perform multiple genres of music, from Classical to Pop/Rock and beyond. Please listen to our video samples!
We are also a "quartet with a cause" -- we donate a portion of all proceeds to charitable organizations dedicated to animal welfare.
Cattus Quartet played for our wedding ceremony and cocktail hour. We had trio instead of quartet and I have to say I was so BEYOND happy that we hired them. They are wonderful and have a huge song library! Many of our guests commented on how beautiful the music was and right as I was about to walk down the aisle, I heard the music start and it just set the tone for me (in the best way). Lydia was wonderful to work with. Very professional and always responded in a timely manner! I HIGHLY suggest hiring them! You will not be disappointed!
I was initially indifferent when my wife suggested we have a string quartet for our outdoor wedding ceremony, but I am so glad I listened to her as we were able to seamlessly customize the tone of our ceremony to our music selection and transition from each portion of our ceremony smoothly! I only realize this after the fact, but you really have more creativity latitude with your ceremony when using a live performing group like Cattus Quartet. I recently went to a beautiful outdoor ceremony where the music was played from a stereo and the moment, the effect, the vibe was just not the same.
My wife found Cattus Quartet off of Gigmasters and ultimately went with Lydia and her group not only because of their vast library of songs and affordable rate, but because they also donate a portion of their proceeds to animal welfare groups. Lydia was extremely easy to work with. For instance, I wanted to add some background music during my vows and was able to secretly coordinate that with Lydia. My wife also really wanted to walk up to Sweet Disposition by Temper Trap, but specifically wanted me to see her for the first time at a specific part in that song; Cattus Quartet made that happen without a hitch. They sounded great and added to the already beautiful ambiance of our ceremony site at Westlake Village Inn.
If you are looking for a string quartet, go with Cattus Quartet. If you are thinking of using a stereo, please listen to your fiancee, reconsider, and then go with Cattus Quartet. Our only complaint was not being able to host their cat Kiki. ;)
5 stars, as good as it gets. We hired them for our wedding and couldn't have been more pleased. Lydia was amazing, along with the rest of string quartet. The whole experience was great. It took a little longer than planned to start the ceremony and they didn't miss a beat. They kept playing and ran the whole ceremony seamlessly. Lydia was responsive and was very friendly when answering all my dumb questions. They were very professional, looked great, and sounded incredible. They really put a special touch on our ceremony and can't thank them enough. Don't hesitate you found the best! They even sent us a Christmas card, thank you!!
I recently used GigSalad to find a quarter for my daughter's wedding. I had various responses but Lydia was by far the most conscientious and prompt in emailing me. She made the whole process very easy and pleasant. But that's just part of the story. The service they provided was outstanding. As a professional musician myself, I can appreciate the very high level of their playing and the care with which each song was handled. They really made a special day even more special and perfect. I would not hesitate in recommending the Cattus Quartet for any function. Their repertoire is vast, ranging from heavy metal to Bach - truly amazing - and everything they play has an attention to detail that would not be out of place in any top concert hall in the world. Bravo, Cattus Quartet! You are GREAT! If anyone needs another reason to hire this group, they even donate a portion of their earnings to animal charities. AWESOME!
Cattus Quartet helped me propose to boyfriend earlier this month. They helped me turn my idea into a magical moment.
Their talent and passion came across from the moment they started playing.
They were professional, flexible and easy to communicate with.
Thank you Cattus Quartet.
We can't wait to hear you again!
From beginning to end, Cattus Quartet was amazing. They were great to work with, incredibly talented, accommodating and added so much to our wedding ceremony. Cattus Quartet was the perfect way to start our special day and I still get a little emotional thinking about how beautifully they played. I would highly recommend this group and would hire them again.
The Cattus Quartet is such a wonderful group. They were professional and answered all of my questions! It was a holiday weekend too! I cannot be happier with their music selections and availability. The Cattus Quartet was the perfect touch to our event.
I can't be happier with my experience with Cattus. I wanted to hire a string group to play All You Need is Love while I proposed to my girlfriend, so I did a ton of research. I was simply blown away by their video samples, and when I contacted them, they were so helpful and quick to respond to all my questions, so I knew I was in great hands. On the day of, their playing was excellent and even better than their samples. My girlfriend said it was the perfect touch and added so much to the experience. I've already recommend them to my buddy who is getting married next June. Thanks so much Cattus!
Cattus Quartet provided our ceremony and cocktail hour music. Lydia was very easy to work with and responded to all our inquiries in a very timely manner. Her professionalism, talent, and organization were very commendable. They also give a part of their proceeds to charities supporting animals which I love. Many people asked us at our wedding about them and I would not hesitate to give my highest recommendation.
We were looking for a quartet for our daughter's wedding and found Cattus Quartet. We couldn't be happier. They did an amazing job. Planning was so easy as Lydia answered all of my emails within minutes. I am so happy to have had them perform and I can't say enough nice things about them. My daughter walked down the aisle to Here, There and Everywhere. It was just gorgeous. At cocktail hour they played all of our requests and more. They are just amazing!
Great group, totally professional, easy to work with. I definitely recommend this group to anyone in search of a String Quartet!
I couldn't be happier with Cattus Quartet. They made my wedding so special! I chose them based on their videos, and they sounded even better in person. I asked them to play some songs for my ceremony and cocktail hour that are a bit unusual, but their versions of the songs were so awesome. I had people commenting on how great they sounded and how cool it was to hear these songs played by a string quartet. If you want to add a classy and fun touch to your wedding, they are the group to pick! Super professional and easy to work with. I cannot recommend them highly enough!
I've always wanted a string section to play at my wedding. When I came across videos of the Cattus Quartet I was blown away and contacted them immediately. Lydia was my point of contact. She was super friendly and quickly responded to my emails. Cattus Quartet played during the cocktail hour at my wedding. I chose songs from their contemporary list of music. When I had asked them if they could play some Drake songs (since it wasn't on the list they provided) they were very accommodating and made sure to play a couple of his songs during the cocktail hour. If that didn't win me over already, they donate a portion of each completed engagement to various charitable organizations. All in all, they were absolutely amazing and exceeded all my expectations!
I was looking for both classical music and more fun pop songs played at my wedding, so I hired Cattus because I was so impressed by their videos. They are obviously great musicians who can play all these genres of music. And I wasn't disappointed. They helped make my wedding ceremony so classy but really added to the upbeat and lively mood we envisioned. I highly recommend this exceptionally talented group!
I just received a handwritten card from Cattus Quartet in the mail after they played at my wedding. I couldn't have been happier with them. They were a pleasure to work with and made the process so easy. They provided the perfect ambiance to the cocktail hour and their renditions of Beatles hits and other non-classical songs was super fun but still classy. My guests raved about how wonderful they sounded. I highly recommend Cattus Quartet! For their level of playing and professionalism, they're worth every penny.
I can't recommend this group highly enough. I heard them play at my friend's wedding, and their rendition of John Legend's All of Me as she walked down the aisle was so beautiful and moving. I recently hired the quartet for an an event at work and they were super responsive and helpful, always responding back to my emails within hours (or even minutes). On the day of the event, they all showed up early and were friendly and professional.
What stood out to me was that they even staggered their breaks so that there was music continuously playing (duos playing during breaks). They told me later that they did this because people were dancing, and they did not want to interrupt the music. Talk about caring about the needs of your clients! Not only do they sound great (I had people commenting on their playing all night), I really can't say enough about the professionalism of this group. Thank you, Cattus Quartet!
Price Range: $300 and up
Languages: English, Korean
What to Expect
We are true professionals -- responsive, friendly, and flexible. We understand how important (and unique) your event is and will do what it takes to get it right. Because what gets us going is knowing that the right music can truly elevate any event. And having performed hundreds of events, we are highly experienced in making sure that the musical portion of your event is a resounding success!
Expect to hear fun and elegant string quartet versions of everything from the Beatles to Bruno Mars played by accomplished professional musicians. Hear the difference in our recordings!
"Cattus" means "cat" in Latin. And we feel our chosen name reflects who we are as a group. Because our other passion, besides music, is animals. Yes, music and animals might not seem related, but we love our pets so much that we decided to donate a portion of all proceeds to charitable organizations dedicated to animal welfare. Please read more about the organizations we donate to on our website.
Our quartet members are all accomplished string players who are well-versed in multiple genres of music. We have studied at and hold degrees from the Cleveland Institute of Music, UCLA, Cornell University, and California State University, Northridge. Our members have performed all over the greater Los Angeles area – including Walt Disney Concert Hall, Shrine Auditorium, and Royce Hall (UCLA) – and beyond at prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall and Severance Hall, home to the Cleveland Orchestra. Our members also perform in the genre-bending chamber music ensemble, The Whyman Project, which was a winner of the prestigious 2014 Beverly Hills National Auditions. The group most recently performed at the internationally renowned Los Angeles jazz club, Blue Whale.
Past Booked Events
|October 01, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Los Angeles, CA
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Recent review: We had them perform for two of our events and they were an absolute hit!
Los Angeles, CA
Recent review: Booked them last minute to play at our wedding ceremony. They were able to pull together the…