Founded by husband and wife team, Alan and Marianne McLean, the Winelands Players are all classically trained and highly experienced professionals who have enjoyed a musical camaraderie for many years and who continue to approach their craft with passion, enthusiasm and integrity.
They offer a wide range of musical genres and create an individual playlist for each occasion according to the client’s needs. Every effort is made to accommodate special requests which are not currently on their repertoire list. Apart from string quartets, they also offer string trios and solo cello.
"It was an enormous privilege and great joy to listen to Eddie performing at our daughter’s wedding ceremony. His solo cello playing was sensitive and utterly sublime, blending perfectly with the most beautiful evening and spectacular setting. Thank you for contributing to a wonderful memorable occasion."
Alistair and Sue Millar - Oude Nektar, Stark Conde Wine Estate
"The Winelands String Quartet has been booked regularly since 2015 to entertain our overseas guests during wine-tasting and picnic lunches in the Cape Winelands.
Some comments from tourists include:
"Most enjoyable! Your popular repertoire was just as good as your classical. Definitely the highlight of our Winelands tour!"
"What a wonderful way to end our Tour – world-class!"
"Under the trees; picnic lunch, wine and music! Thank you for the music!"
Semester at Sea - Entertainment at various wine-tasting and picnic lunches
Marianne McLean - Alan McLean
Karin Gaertner - Barbara Kennedy
Eddie McLean - Renette Swart