Hire our musicians

Trumpet player in a Studio Orchestra rehearsal

Hire our musicians

Guildhall School's External Engagements Service

Guildhall School receives requests from a wide variety of organisations and individuals to provide music and entertainment. These range from background music at company and corporate functions, music for weddings and civil partnerships, receptions and family occasions to full recitals for music clubs and societies. The School also provides vocal soloists for oratorio and choral society performances, and concerto soloists for orchestral concerts.

The music on offer is as varied as the number of groups available. We can supply individuals from solo harpists and pianists through duos and trios up to quintets performing anything from Bach to Gershwin and beyond.

Being owned and partly funded by the City of London, the School is in the extremely fortunate position of being in the heart of the City. The students are regular performers at City and Livery functions. In all Guildhall School students perform at over 600 External Engagement events each academic year.

To be eligible for these engagements, students, either as individuals or groups, must complete an External Engagement audition allowing the School to appraise not only performance playing ability but also professional attitude, or they can be recommended by their Head of Department. The School can then hope to match the correct group with each booking. Each External Engagement is different from the next and all bookings are individually tailored to the client's requirements.


The School has a specialist Jazz and Studio Music Course. We can provide groups from solo jazz pianist to quintet.

Please note our jazz groups are not suitable for dance music.

What's on offer

The cost

Please contact us for a quotation.

Please note that, for background music bookings, musicians are only able to travel for maximum 1 hour's journey from London.

Bookings can only be made for events held during the School's term time (see our term dates)

Further information

For further information, a quotation, or to request a booking form please contact:

Jo Cooper
External Engagements Manager
020 7382 7197