Diamond Strings

5.0  ( 33 reviews ) · Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle. (View Map) · Show Phone
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Diamond Strings - Unforgettable Wedding Elegance. Led by violinist Melanie Cuthbertson, they offer elegant Solo and Duo Violin performances and a unique Guitar & Violin Duo. Their exceptional musicality and passion for weddings create a sophisticated atmosphere for your wedding day. Servicing Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle - you won't be disappointed!

With Diamond Strings, experience an unforgettable touch of romance through captivating Solo and Duo Violin performances. The rich melodies and harmonies create a truly magical and romantic atmosphere, leaving you and your guests spellbound. Their stylish and folksy Guitar & Violin Duo enhances your wedding day, creating a charming and memorable experience.

Experience crystal-clear music with Diamond Strings' state-of-the-art amplification service. Included in packages, this discreet system ensures ideal background music during post-ceremony drinks, enhancing your wedding's joyful ambience.


"We truly cannot thank you enough for playing on our wedding day. Your Guitar & violin duo definitely set the mood for the rest of our festivities, and our guests just couldn't stop raving about you!" — Francesca K.


What you'll love about working with Diamond Strings for your wedding:

  • Unforgettable Musical Experience — With Diamond Strings, your wedding will be filled with an unforgettable musical experience, leaving you and your guests enchanted by the elegant melodies and harmonies performed with passion and finesse.
  • Romantic and Glamorous Ambiance — Their music sets the stage for a truly romantic and glamorous ambience, transforming your wedding into an elegant affair that will be cherished for years to come.
  • Customised and Personalised Service — Melanie and her team are committed to making your wedding day truly special. They will work closely with you to understand your preferences and tailor their performances to suit your unique style and vision.


"I had goosebumps as soon as you started playing Canon — it was perfect! Thank you so much for helping make our wedding day the best day of our lives." — Nicola J.


Highlights of working with Diamond Strings for your wedding:

  • Exceptional musicality and talent
  • Stylish presentation and sophisticated performances
  • State-of-the-art amplification service for clear and immersive music
  • Hand-picked musicians devoted to weddings
  • Unmatched elegance and sophistication
  • Based in Noraville on the Central Coast
  • Services Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle


Hey there! I’m Melanie, the owner and principal violinist of my boutique wedding string ensemble, Diamond Strings. I adore performing at weddings, sharing in the joy of the day, and adding that touch of elegance and romance with heart melting music. I’d love to hear from you!

Melanie Cuthbertson

Creative Director



Service Area Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle.

Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle.
Sydney, Central Coast, Hunter Valley and Newcastle.


Melanie has created Diamond Strings to specialise in performing at weddings, carefully considering everything that a wedding couple could want and need from their ceremony musicians!

This includes special features such as stylish presentation with complimentary musician chairs and outdoor umbrella. Diamond Strings also plays with beautiful vintage music stands and black leather music folders, and wear matching dresses, cardigans, coats and scarves.

Diamond Strings is also unique in offering premium quality amplification so that events may have the perfect level of background music as guests celebrate and the sound level rises. This professional, Bose sound equipment reflects an investment of cost and specialist training for the Diamond Strings musicians.

As a professional, registered wedding music business, Diamond Strings is dedicated to creating a reputation for excellent service and stellar performances.

The luxury service is perfect for couples who appreciate beautiful string music, detailed styling, and who would like to be looked after by musicians who will adore performing at their wedding!

Diamond Strings is based Norah Head, Central Coast and also performs in Newcastle, Hunter Valley and Sydney.

If you’re completely in love with Diamond Strings and your event is a little outside these areas please contact us as we also quite enjoy an occasional road trip down to the South Coast, Sutherland Shire, Macarthur and Southern Highlands.

Travel fees will be charged for venues more than 1 hour drive from Norah Head, NSW. Travel fees will be quoted at the time of enquiry, and are based on charging $1 per musician, per minute beyond a 2 hour round trip.

For example, a venue that is 1.5 hours drive away from Norah Head will attract a fee of $60 per musician.

No! If the day looks like it could sprinkle then Diamond Strings will bring along their chic white outdoor umbrella to put up. This will protect the valuable violins from getting water damage.

No, we are happy to communicate via phone and email, and have found in our experience that that works well.

If you would like to meet us and hear us play in person we would invite you to attend one of the many wedding expos and open days that we play at each year. Please contact us to ask about our next performance near you. We would love to meet you! Alternatively, you might like to view our beautiful videos on our website.

No! We generally do not charge for the time and travel between your ceremony and reception venue as we actually need that time to set up our amplification system. In fact, if there were less a one hour break, we would need to set up our amp before your ceremony to make sure the day goes very smoothly and the musicians are picture perfect for you and your guests.

We would only charge for time and travel if it was an unusually long amount. Eg: if travel exceeded 30 minutes drive away and it was over a four hour wait.

Unfortunately no, we do not offer expanding to trios and quartets. Diamond Strings specialises in duo violin, guitar & violin and solo violinist performances and have over 10 years of experience in this type of ensemble. The Diamond Strings music has been specially arranged by Melanie to perfectly compliment these ensembles. A larger ensemble requires completely new music arrangements.

Additionally, the Diamond Strings director, Melanie has specially rehearsed and trained the select Diamond Strings violinists to have the highest standard of performance, presentation and sound equipment expertise.

It comes down to wanting to offer what we do best! If you’re heart is set on a trio or quartet, we would be happy to refer you to another quality string ensemble of our acquaintance.

Diamond Strings is a boutique wedding music business created by Melanie Cuthbertson, our creative director and principal violinist. It not a booking agency, nor is it a fixed ensemble. Rather it is made up of a small group of musicians that Melanie has hand-picked to work closely with for their exceptional musicality, stylish presentation, and their complete adoration of weddings.

These talented musicians enjoy rehearsing and performing together and have been specially trained by Melanie to consistently present a sparkling Diamond Strings performance.

Yes! Diamond Strings performs at many wedding expos and venue open days each year. These are a great opportunity to see Diamond Strings perform, and to ask questions.

Please contact us to ask about our next performance near you or head over to our website and view our 'Wedding Fairs' page for dates and details. We would love to meet you!

Alternatively, you might like to view our beautiful videos on our website.

Yes! Diamond Strings offers one complimentary ‘special request’ song as part of your booking. Any additional songs attract a fee of $100 each. (We charge the extra fee as it can take several hours to arrange and rehearse a new song.)

Yes! We can definitely come and just play one song. However, this would still be at our minimum call out price.

Diamond Strings has a minimum booking price of a one hour performance, although we are happy to play for as much or as little as you require during that time. This is because regardless of the amount of time we are actually performing, we have put in the effort to arrive, beautifully presented, at your wedding and to set aside that day for you.

Amplification is always included for the Guitar & Violin Duo and Solo Violinist packages.

Our Violin Duo performs acoustically at wedding ceremonies, however, amplification is essential for all ensembles performing for drinks and canapés/pre reception/ special event entertainment.

The two violins in our Violin Duo naturally project a full acoustic sound, and beautifully complement the quiet, peaceful atmosphere of a wedding ceremony.

Later on in the day when guests are celebrating and chatting with each other, sound levels naturally increase, particularly indoors. At this point the beautiful background music that has been specially organised goes unheard, unless the musicians are amplified.

To create the perfect background music level, Diamond Strings uses their professional, state-of-the-art Bose, Line Array amplification system that is designed to create an even wash of sound over 100 metres squared.

Unfortunately, canapés/pre reception/special event bookings are often taken by string groups without the ensemble being able to guarantee a suitable level of background music throughout the booking.

Diamond Strings uniquely provides professional amplification because Melanie created Diamond Strings to be a service that authentically meets the needs of her clients.

Most string groups are formed from classically trained musicians who aren’t comfortable with amplification equipment, as they do not have the expertise required and/or they don’t wish to spend the time, money and effort needed to provide it.

33 reviews 5.0 Write a Review

March 2024

Diamond Strings truly exceeded our expectations and added a magical touch to our wedding ceremony. Emma and Lorraine, the talented violin duo, graced our special day with their exquisite performance, effortlessly blending classical and contemporary melodies that resonated deeply with us and our guests. Their skill and artistry were evident, as they played beautifully, enveloping the venue in an ambiance of elegance and emotion that will be remembered for years to come. Behind the scenes, the organization and communication provided by Melanie, the director of Diamond Strings, were nothing short of exceptional. Her prompt responses to our inquiries, her invaluable guidance through the selection process, and her overall delightful demeanor made the entire experience seamless and stress-free. From the first note played to the last, Diamond Strings ensured our wedding ceremony was not only musically enriching but also a beautifully orchestrated event. Their professionalism, talent, and attention to detail truly made our day unforgettable.

Jack G.

Diamond Strings

Wow! Such amazing feedback. We take a lot of pride not only in our performances on the day, but also how we run Diamond Strings from first enquiry through to the big day, so it's such a pleasure to know it's appreciated. Thank you!! Emma and Lorraine were absolutely adored playing at your wedding so the feelings are mutual :)

February 2024

Their beautiful music created the perfect atmosphere that we both dreamed of. We received so many compliments from our guests. Melanie made the entire process seamless and easy to organize. Would highly recommend.

Phillip E.

Diamond Strings

Thank you so much Phillip! The ceremony was beautiful, and the canapés time afterwards had the most relaxed, easy elegance to it. Thanks again for inviting us to play.

December 2023

Diamond Strings were an incredible addition to our Oct 23 wedding. They created such a beautiful atmosphere at our ceremony, and played some custom songs for us as well which were just perfect. They were a pleasure to deal with in the lead up to the wedding and I would highly reccommend them as a vendor to any future couples.

Lauren H.

Diamond Strings

Hi Lauren! Your wedding was a joy to be a part of. Intimate, authentic, effortlessly chic. Emma and I loved performing your special request songs and loved that we could see how much they were appreciated :)

November 2023

Diamond Strings were very easy to deal with, Melanie was well organised and very helpful with suggestions for song choices. On the day of the wedding Jay and Emma played beautifully, the guests were very impressed and we would happily recommend Diamond Strings, especially for a wedding. The music on the day made the bride's entrance a dream come true.

Jane C.

Diamond Strings

Dear Jane, thanks so much for your beautiful review! Emma & Jay had a lovely time performing at your wedding :)

August 2023

We found Melanie and Diamond Strings at an Expo event in the Hunter Valley. We really wanted live music for our ceremony and Diamond Strings ended up being the perfect choice. One of our favourite things was being able to hear samples of their music on their website which made it really easy to choose our wedding songs. We had a very last minute venue change which Diamond Strings took in their stride. For our ceremony and canapés, we had Melanie as the solo violinist with backing tracks which worked perfectly. She was super easy to work with in the lead-up to the day and had everything organised and set-up on the day so that we could just enjoy the music on the day without having to worry about a thing. Definitely recommend!

Michela M.

Diamond Strings

Oh wow, what a wonderful day I had performing solo violin at your wedding. So pretty with perfect weather, dappled sunlight and a serene natural setting. It was absolutely a pleasure to work with you too! Thanks so much for the terrific review. xxx

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