Professional Pianist, Violinist and Electric Violinist | Classical | Pop | Folk | Rock | Jazz |
At very short notice, Abi turned up, having sourced equipment and arrived on time, was pleasant, friendly, easy to work with, professional and played brilliantly. She will be the first person I contact next time I need a keyboard player or violinist!
Abi is a talented acoustic and electric violinist and pianist performing classical, popular, jazz and folk music and improvisation over live instruments or DJ. Abi first started playing the violin at St. Kenelm's Primary School in Oxfordshire with her teacher Margaret Sidebottom. At the same time she received private piano tuition with Karen Souter. At 16 Abi attained an Associates Diploma at the London College of Music in piano and theory and then went on to study music and performance at the University of Liverpool with Eva Warren and Tony Shorrocks, graduating with a BA(Hons) degree. Since then she has performed with many orchestras and groups over the years including the Sussex Symphony Orchestra, the Musicians of All Saints, the Abercrombie String Quartet, and as a solo performer. She now performs at private events and weddings, and teaches across the whole of Sussex in schools as well as privately. Abi has a fully portable DBS and is a Member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians. She also works as an instrumental teacher with Sussex Music School and as a private teacher to children and adults across Sussex.
Repertoire List for Piano A Ain’t Misbehavin’ (Razaf and Waller) Alfie (Cilla Black) Alison (Elvis Costello) All Out Of Love (Air Supply) And I Love Her (Beatles) Anything For You (Gloria Estefan) Arabesque No. 1 (Debussy) B Balcony Serenade (Billy Strayhorn) Black Coffee (Webster and Burke) Black Hole Sun (Chris Cornell) Bouncing with Bud (Walter Fuller) Bridge Over Troubled Water (Simon and Garfunkel) C Canon in D (Pachelbel) A Case Of You (Joni Mitchell) Clair De Lune (Debussy) Classical pieces including Chopin, Bach, Beethoven and many others The Closest Thing To Crazy (Katie Melhua) D Desperado (Eagles) Don’t Know Why (Jesse Harris) F The First Cut Is The Deepest (Cat Stevens) Fix You (Coldplay) Fly Me To The Moon (Bart Howard) G Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie) H Have I Told You Lately (Van Morrison) Here, There and Everywhere (Beatles) Hey That’s No Way To Say Goodbye (Leonard Cohen) How Deep Is Your Love (Bee Gees) How My Heart Sings (Earl Zinders) I I Will (The Beatles) I’m Beginning To See The Light (Ella Fitzgerald) L La Vie En Rose (Edith Piaf) Leave Right Now (Will Young) M Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan) Midnight Sun (Ella Fitzgerald) N The Nearness Of You (Norah Jones) Nothing Compares To You (Sinead O’Connor) Nowhere Man (Beatles) O Oh Danny Boy (Trad. Irish) Once Upon A Summertime (Barbara Streisand) One At A Time (Michael Legrand) P Peau Douce (Steve Swallow) Prelude in C (Bach) Prelude No. 2 (Gershwin) R Romeo and Juliet (Dire Straits) Rosemary’s Waltz (Richard Bennett) Run (Snow Patrol) S Since I Don’t Have You (Don McLean) Soho (Fats Waller) Solitude (Duke Ellington) Someday, You’ll Be Sorry (Louis Armstrong) Somethin’ Stupid (C. Carson Parks) Somewhere Only We Know (Keane) Sonata in Eb Major (Mozart) Sophisticated Lady (Duke Ellington) So Real (Jeff Buckley) Strangers In The Night (Frank Sinatra) T Think Twice (Celine Dion) A Thousand Miles (Vanessa Carlton) Time To Say Goodbye (Sarah Brightman & Andrea Bocelli) True Colours (Cyndi Lauper) W Waltz in Ab Major (Chopin) With A Little Help From My Friends (Beatles) When Sunny Gets Blue (Marvin Fisher) Woman (John Lennon) Y You Do Something To Me (Paul Weller) You Give Me Something (James Morrison) Your Song (Elton John)
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