Our Story

Founded by sisters and professional violinists Anna & Libby Croad, Blue Topaz Strings was formed from a desire of providing a perfect musical soundtrack together with stunning presentation, resulting in an outstanding product for your event.

We had noticed that whilst there were other groups offering live strings, we hadn’t yet seen anyone who was taking care of all the key aspects that we believe make a fantastic musical, visual and straightforward booking experience with a personal touch from real musicians. 

So we decided to create Blue Topaz Music.

So what can you expect from us?

  • First rate standards of performance from our highly trained and carefully selected musicians
  • Unique and exclusive musical line ups
  • A wide range of musical styles
  • Elegant and beautiful presentation
  • Personal customer care from the first enquiry right through to post event.
Picture shows Anna and Libby Croad, directors of Blue Topaz Strings, smiling at the camera

Anna Croad

Event Director

Anna liaises with you and explains the string group musical options best suited to your event.

She will guide you through the booking process, giving advice where needed, helping with musical choices and taking care of the logistics of your booking.

Anna’s attention to detail will give you peace of mind ensuring our musical contribution to your day will run smoothly.

As a professional freelance violinist, Anna plays for pop and film recording sessions, top London orchestras including London Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Concert Orchestra, and has performed and toured with numerous well known artists including Hugh Jackman and Lana del Ray.

Anna’s reputation for excellent managerial skills, means that she’s also in demand as a freelance event organiser for other high profile, external organisations.

Libby Croad

Finance Director & Music Composer

Once you are ready to book, Libby will send over your contract with all the details for the booking and liaise with you regarding payment options.

Libby is an established and respected professional violinist, performing in many ensembles at venues including St Martin in the Fields and The Royal Albert Hall, London.

She is also a successful composer whose music has been broadcast by Classic FM, BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 4.

Her excellent musical writing skills mean that our repertoire stays fresh, current and relevant to your event.

You can also commission her to write a new instrumental version of your favourite song, for walking down the aisle or even a First Dance! 


Have an event coming up?

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Here we are pictured with just some of the artists we have worked with including Hugh Jackman, Adele and Pete Tong!