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About Aelfwyn

Aelfwyn is an international freelance violinist and composer currently based in London and looking to perform music worldwide
Violinist
Bristol
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Since completing her studies at The Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, Aelfwyn has been performing, teaching and exploring music across the genres. As a classically trained violinist she has performed with renowned artists, such as Antonio Forcine, and has created her own acts centred on the violin. A versatile performer, Aelfwyn has worked with a diverse range of artists from Muse to touring as a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist with the worlds only human jukebox as well as writing string arrangements, composing and exploring live looping. She has also been lucky enough to work with incredible world class circus artists creating recorded and live music for bespoke shows, such as Arbor Circus performance of 'Spring' for Glastonbury 2014 which won the judges choice at the Circus Maximus competition 2014

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
We require car parking close to venues
We can perform while walking around a venue
Our equipment is PAT tested
We own a PA system
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6th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 6 years
25 gigs
Pro: 25 bookings through Encore
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Military, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Orchestrator, Transcription, Actor, Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Music therapy, Animateur
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Song list

Pop
Chandelier - Sia
Get Lucky - Daft Punk
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
All of Me - John Legend
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Toxic - Britney Spears
Don't start now - Dua Lipa
To Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Budapest - George Ezra
Brown Eyed Girl - Van Morrison
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Let's Stay Together - Al Green
Diamonds - Rihanna
Classical
Canon- Pachelbel
Por Una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel
Meditation - Massenet
Salut D'Amour - Elgar
Humoresque - Dvorak
Melodies- Tchaikovsky
Jazz
Summertime - George Gershwin
All of Me - Frank Sinatra
Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
Georgia - Ray Charles
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Feeling Good - Michael Bublè
Bollywood
Tere Liye
Tum Hi Ho
Banjara
Humko Humise Chura Lo
Gerua
Film/Musicals
Phantom of the Opera medley
Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Now We Are Free
A Whole New World
Born Free
Christmas
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas
Winter Wonderland
Jingle Bell Rock
Fairytale Of New York
Last Christmas
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

String Trio or Quartet

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

Please get in touch if there are any changes. We can then discuss options, which can normally be easily accommodated.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up between an hour to 30 minutes before start time. I can play background music if requested before the live playing begins and in breaks.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

You can pick pieces from the set list, with a full list on request. If your song is not on the list you can request which songs you would like with up to 2 new song requests included in the quoted fee.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes. I include up to 2 specific pieces (i.e. not in my current repertoire) in my fee. Any additional pieces cost an additional £30 per song to take into account rehearsal time.

Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£500
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£550
Up to 3 hours£600
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Jenna J
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Aelfwyn was absolutely amazing and we are so happy we booked her to play at our wedding. Words can’t describe how much Aelfwyn made the ceremony extra special - thank you Aelfwyn you really played a massive part in our big day. Mr & Mrs Lloyd x

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Holly C
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

We were extremely happy with the performance aelfwyn performed. She incorporated her own style in each pieces of music we provided for her, she has a good energy about her that made the atmosphere calm and we thoroughly enjoyed her presence. She also brought her speakers which is a bonus I would definitely hire her again.

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Georgie P
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

We’re so pleased we booked Aelfwyn for our wedding. She played at the church ceremony where she performed our chosen songs for the entrance and interlude music, and then afterwards at our marquee reception and she was just brilliant! We had given her a little selection of the songs we liked and then from that she knew exactly what style and songs to go for on the day and she really didn’t disappoint! It created such a lovely atmosphere while guests were mixing around and I had so many great comments from them as they were so impressed with Aelfwyn. Not only was she a great performer she was also a lovely person who I’d definitely recommend booking for anyone looking for an amazing violinist.

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Ruth R
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

5☆ performance all round!! Aelfwyn looked stunning, played beautifully and all our guests were mesmerised. She made our wedding and ceremony magical. Highly recommended. Thank you for making our special day even more so.

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Albert R
7 years ago

'Elegant and beautiful'

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Big G
7 years ago

Excellent performance. Exactly what I was looking for.

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