Commendations

“Loved your music and thank you so much again, we won’t hesitate to recommend you”

September 2017, Assynt House, Evanton

“I wanted to say a really huge thank you to all at Animato for the wonderful music”

April 2016, Ardverikie House

“Thank you girls for playing at our wedding! You did a great job and we had lots of comments from our guests saying how beautiful your music was.

May 2015, Glentruim Castle

“quick message to say again how thrilled we were with Animato yesterday. It was an absolute dream come true to walk down the aisle to the strings and it just provided such and amazing atmosphere. The guests loved it too.

September 2014, Killearnan Church, Black Isle

“Thank you so much for Saturday! The bride and groom and guests loved the music. You did a great job!”

Premier Wedding Planners Scotland Ltd, August 2014, Aldourie Castle, Loch Ness

“…it was absolutely fantastic and exceeded my expectations! … little extra to make my day perfect. THANK YOU!”

April 2014, Crown Church, Inverness

“Thank you very much for playing  at my fundraising concert on Saturday. It was a great night and we raised just over £900”

March 2014, Hilton Church, Inverness

“Just wanted to thank you so much for playing at our wedding on Friday… we really appreciated all your playing… thank you so much.”

October 2013, Drumossie Hotel, Inverness

“thank you so much to … the quartet for your wonderful playing on Saturday. Our guests absolutely loved it, particularly the set you played during dinner, and were raving about if afterwards. You really added to the atmosphere and sounded great.”

May 2013, Achnagairn House, Inverness

“… a quick message to say thank you very much. Your music was very much enjoyed and we’ve had several guests commenting on how great you were!  Thanks for helping to make our day so special!”

January 2013, Achnagairn House, Kirkhill

“Animato String Quartet simply blew us away with an unbridled and highly ‘animated’ selection of jazz, blues and light classical. Their tango, fizzing with energy and passion, contrasted well with the softer classical arrangements for Saint Saens’ ‘The Swan’ and ‘The Elephant’ and then, after the interval, they ‘Put on the Ritz’ big time with three swinging numbers from Irving Berlin, Cole Porter and Joe Garland. Bows and fingers flying over the strings, these four Highland lassies had the audience heads bobbing and feet tapping and, in the end, left us ‘In the Mood’ for more.”

December 2012, Bishop’s Palace, Eden Court, Inverness

Thank you to you all for making our wedding day such a success.  Your playing was beautiful and [the groom] tells me he was almost in tears listening to you play at the beginning of the ceremony!  Thank you also for playing outside and for your impromptu rendition [on request] of “Ode to Joy!”  It was very special indeed.  Everyone commented on how brilliant you were and we were delighted to have you playing for us.”

August 2012, Achnagairn House, Inverness

“Really enjoyed Animato’s performance tonight. Congratulations to the team!”

August 2012, Eden Court, Inverness

“We wondered whether you had availability on … I heard you at another wedding and thought you were fantastic”

April 2012

“[we] wanted to thank you for Animato’s fabulous performance at our wedding back in September, you all looked fantastic and your music was absolutely beautiful.  We couldn’t recommend you more highly. Thank you for making our day so special”

September 2011, Achnagairn House, Inverness

“It was all beautiful and I LOVED what you played. You might not have seen me dancing … to some of your jazzier numbers”

September 2011, Bunchrew House Hotel, Inverness

“Thank you for being available at short notice, you come highly recommended!”

September 2011, RAF Lossiemouth

“Thanks again for your fantastic musical contribution.”

April 2011, Loch Ness Lodge, Inverness

“Just to say a huge thank you for performing at our wedding in the Drumossie Hotel. Your music was very enjoyable and added a touch of class to our day. Almost all of our guests mentioned to us how much they enjoyed your performance so again thank you and all the best in the future .”

April 2011, Drumossie Hotel, Inverness

“Thanks again for playing on Saturday. It makes a huge difference having music on the day … … and great to have a wonderful string quartet”

March 2011, Marie Curie Cancer Care “Daffodil Day” Fundraiser, Inverness

Thank you so much for playing so beautifully at the concert on Saturday… It was a most successful evening and we managed to raise around £1,300″

December 2010, “Music for Joy” Charity Concert, Hilton Church, Inverness

“Thank you for playing at our daughter’s wedding. You created a fantastic sound and made a dream of hers come true. Many people commented on your playing”

February 2010, Strathpeffer Spa Pavillion

“The quality of your performance on the night was spectacular and generated many positive comments”

June 2009, Drumossie Hotel, Inverness

“…your music, which generated many positive comments, certainly helped us to deliver our event to the highest possible standard. Our Director… was greatly impressed with your selection of music and the consideration in your playing [volume to allow guests to chat] throughout.”

June 2008, Drumossie Hotel, Inverness

“Thank you so much to Animato for supporting Marie Curie Cancer Care by taking part in “Christmas at the Cathedral”

Jan 2008, Inverness

“A big thank you for your beautiful music on our wedding day. We didn’t really get a chance to appreciate it on the day but listening to it all on the wedding video was just fantastic. All the pieces of music you played were great. Many people commented on how good you all were.”

August 2007, Lochardil Houses Hotel, Inverness

“Thank you so much for a stunning performance … I’ve had many thank-you letters and each has commented on the quality of the playing, the super arrangements and the choice of music.”

May 2006, Peebles Hydro

“My thanks to you all for making the wedding special for the both of them (and us!).”

June 2005, Coull House Hotel, Contin

“We are so pleased that we chose to have you play instead of the organ at the service – it made it all the more special and it was lovely arriving at the hotel to your playing.”

June 2005, Mansefield Hotel, Elgin

“Many of the guests at the wedding commented on how good you were and how refreshing to hear your music at a wedding instead of the usual bagpipes or organ.”

June 2004, Golf View Hotel, Nairn

“Your music was wonderful … you were very much appreciated and added something very unique to a very memorable day.”

August 2003, Bunchrew House Hotel, near Inverness