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About Us

The quartet was formed in 2001 when Helen Coleman (Clarke) and Lucy Deakin (Knox) met at Leeds College of Music. Magenta has developed into a vibrant ensemble and play for weddings and functions throughout Derbyshire and Yorkshire. In addition to the quartet of four players, Helen & Lucy also perform regularly as a string duo (violin & cello).

The repertoire of the quartet is well suited to a wide range of events and has been well received at weddings, receptions, birthdays, surprise proposals and bar mitzvah.

Recent venues:
  • Alfreton Hall

  • Allerton Castle

  • Black Horse Inn, Clifton

  • Cedar Court Hotel, Harrogate

  • Chevin Lodge, Otley

  • Coniston Hall, Coniston Cold

  • Duncombe Park, Helmsley

  • Etz Chaim Synagogue, Leeds

  • Harewood House

  • Harrogate Pavillions

  • Hazlewood Castle, North Yorkshire

  • Healds Hall Hotel

  • Hilton National Hotel, Leeds

  • Kenwood Hall, Sheffield

  • Leeds City Art Gallery

  • Leeds City Museum - Opening night celebtrations

  • Leeds Town Hall 150th Birthday Celebration

  • Leeds Town Hall Clock Tower – ‘Lights’ night

  • Oakwell Hall

  • Oakwood Hall, Bingley

  • Ripley Castle, Harrogate

  • Rogerthorpe Manor

  • Rowley Manor

  • Royal Armouries, Leeds

  • Swinton Park, Masham

  • The Light, Leeds

  • The Mansion, Roundhay Park

  • The Red Lion at Stanage

  • Thorpe Park Hotel

  • Waterton Park Hotel, Wakefield

  • Wentbridge House Hotel

  • Wood Hall Hotel, Linton

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