Aleksandra Galfe

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About Alleksandra

I am a highly professional and experienced violin player who can perform in a large array of styles
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My experience as an orchestral musician started when I was 14 years old, in a great Symphony Orchestra of my native town Chernigiv, as a member of the 1st violin section. I was lucky to play on stage with numerous soloists, instrumentalists, vocalists and conductors. I have performed with the following pianists-M. Lugansky, M. Suk, O.Polyansky, B.Berezovsky, violinists-M.Lackirovich, A.Bazhenov, E. Shuhmann, S.Syodgi, O.Semchuk, cellists-O.Knyazev, I. Kucher, conductors- M. Suckach, V.Sirenko, D. Andre, G. Stelutto, M. Takaya and others. Besides playing solo violin, I have acquired a knowledge of being an orchestral musician, by playing outstanding masterpieces of famous composers. I studied in Glier College of Music and was a concertmaster of a students' symphony orchestra. Despite the early start of exploring the world of symphonic music I have performed solo concerts in Ukraine, performed in string quartets, piano trios and as a duo. Upon entering Tchaikovsky National Musical Academy of Ukraine, in 2003, I became a member of the well-known National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine under the baton of M. Dyaduyra. From my experience playing in orchestras I have developed a large repertoire and excellent sight reading skills. In various Kiev Orchestras I have performed with some legends of Classical music such as-L.Pavarotti, M. Caballe, N. Gutman, K. Penderetzki, P. Godar, V. Kraynev, L. Isakadze and others. Whilst studying in Kiev I actively took part in numerous projects. I was a participant in the Festivals of Contemporary Music where we played masterpieces of Ukrainian composers and also the Summer Musical Academy in Kiev where we accompanied young musicians. As a student I was honoured to be a leader of Tchaikovsky Musical Academy Orchestra conducted by Roman Kofman. Additionally, I was involved in music festivals and concerts in Germany, France, Spain, Japan, Kuwait, Italy, Austria and Turkey. Furthermore, I played with Kamerata chamber orchestra, New Era Orchestra and Collegium Kiev during my senior years at Musical Academy. Since 2008 I have worked as a 1st violin onboard Cunard Line Ships such as Queen Mary 2. Also I had my own show as a quest entertainer on PnO cruises and Fred Olsen. I have an extensive experience in teaching violin as well as being a performer. I have full British residency and meet all the requirements in English language. Also I have a Bachelors degree with Honours from Glier Kiev National Higher Colledge of Music a Master of Music diploma from Tchaikovsky Musical Academy. Thank you for your time and consideration.

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Alleksandra's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Angelina C
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Alleksandra you are the ultimate professional , we couldn't recommend you highly enough. Thank you so much for making the day very special xx

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10 months ago

Thank you so much for having me and Congratulations to the happy couple!

Rebecca C
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Alexandra was amazing! We loved every minute of her performance- it made our wedding so special

Reply from Alleksandra
10 months ago

Thank you so much! It was a pleasure! Congratulations to both of you!

Simerdeep R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Alexsandra was amazing and kept our guests entertained with her music. Will definitely book again for future events.

Prashansa S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Alleksandra was absolutely amazing. She is extremely talented and flexible with wide range of music choices. She played beautifully throughout my wedding reception. I was especially impressed by the Nepalese tunes that she played as per my request. I am very pleased with her, excellent communication and would definitely recommend her.

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Matthew F
2 years ago, for a Corporate event in Rye TN31
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5 out of 5

Alexandra was absolutely phenomenal playing all the recent popular hits with her electric violin at our party. She was incredibly quick to respond to all the messages and was extremely friendly in the conversation. Her improvisation skills are amazing, very virtuosic and top class performance.

Caroline R
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Church Ln
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5 out of 5

Thank you soooo much for yesterday! AMAZING! ❤️ I am so glad we chose you, you were awesome!!! Thanks again!

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Alleksandra's Song list

Someone like you
Rolling in the deep
Make you feel my love
Easy on me
Don’t want to miss a thing
Ariana Grande
7 Rings
God is a woman
One last time
No tears left to cry
Love me harder
Thank you, next
Avril Lavigne
When You’re gone
I’m with you
Happier (ft. Marshmello)
Crazy in love
Single Ladies
Billie Eilish
Bad guy
When the party’s over
Ocean eyes
Everything I wanted
Bruno Mars
Just the way you are
Uptown funk (ft. Mark Ronson)
Marry you
24K Magic
Callum Scott
Dancing on my own
You are the reason
Clean Bandit
Rather be
Viva la Vida
Something just like this
A sky full of stars
Dua Lipa
Don’t start now
One Kiss (ft. Calvin Harris)
New Rules
Cold Heart Ft. Elton John
Dance the Night
Ed Sheeran
Thinking out loud
Shape of you
Bad Habits
Joker and the Queen
Elie Goulding
Love me like you do
Still falling for you
Elton John
Your song
Can you feel the love tonight
Harry Styles
Watermelon Sugar
Adore you
As it was
Imagine Dragons
Justin Bieber
What do you mean
Love yourself
Katy Perry
Dark Horse
Last Friday Night
Hot N Cold
Lady Gaga
Poker face
Rain on me (ft. Ariana Grande)
Bad Romance
Million reasons
Just Dance
Lana del Rey
Summertime sadness
Young and beautiful
Led Zeppelin
Stairway to Heaven
Lewis Capaldi
Before you go
Someone you loved
I’m sexy and I know it
Party Rock Anthem
Maroon 5
Girls like you (ft. Cardi B)
Moves like Jagger
Miley Cyrus
Wrecking ball
We can’t stop
Adore you
Slide away
Norah Jones
Come away with me
Don’t know why
Turn me on
One Republic
Counting stars
Love runs out
Just give me a reason
What about us
Raise your glass
Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Other side
Under the bridge
We found love (ft. Calvin Harris)
This is what you came for (ft. Calvin Harris)
Only girl in the world
Don’t stop the music
Robbie Williams
Sam Smith
Stay with me
Dancing with a stranger
Promises ( ft. Calvin Harris)
Writings on the wall
Selena Gomez
Lose you to love me
Back to you
Cheap Thrills
Stevie Wonder
I just called to say I love you
Signed, sealed, delivered I’m yours
Ribbon in the sky
Taylor Swift
Shake it off
Blank Space
Love story
I knew you were trouble
Wildest Dreams
Cruel Summer
Invisible string
Paper rings
The Weeknd
Blinding lights
Earned it
Can’t feel my face
Save Your Tears
Take My Breath
All about that bass- Meghan Trainor
All of me - John Legend
All of the Lights- Kanye West
Animals- Matthew Garrix
Attention-Charlie Puth
As long as you love me-Backstreet Boys
A thousand miles- Vanessa Carlton
A thousand years-Christina Perri
Best day of my life - American Authors
Bittersweet symphony-The Verve
Boom Clap-Charli XCX
Came here for love-Sigala
Call me maybe- Carly Rae Jepsen
Can’t stop the feeling-Justin Timberlake
Celebration- Kool and The Gang
Champagne Supernova-Oasis
Chasing Cars- Snow Patrol
Closer-The Chainsmokers
Dance Monkey-Tones and I
Dancing Queen- Abba
Dangerous- David Guetta
Despasito-Luis Fonsi
Faded- Alan Walker
Gabriel’s Oboe – Ennio Morricone
Get lucky-Daft Punk
Girls just wanna have fun- Cyndi Lauper
God only knows- The Beach Boys
God’s Plan- Drake
Hallelujah- Jeff Buckley
Havana-Camila Cabello
Happy- Pharrell Williams
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Hero- Mariah Carey
Hero- Enrique Inglesias
Hey Brother- Avicii
Higher love- Kygo and Whitney Houston
Hold me closer- Elton John ft Britney Spears
I don’t want to miss a thing-Aerosmith
I’m Yours-Jason Mraz
Imagine- John Lennon
I gotta feeling-Black eyed peas
I believe I can fly- R. Kelly
Kissing you- Des’ree
Kiss from a Rose – Seal
Lean On- Major Lazer and MO
Let her go- Passenger
Let’s get in on - Marvin Gaye
Mi Gente- J.Balvin, Willy William
My heart will go on- Celine Dion
No one- Alicia Keys
Old town road- Lil Nas X
On the floor- Jennifer Lopes
Royals - Lorde
Say something- A Great big World
Sail- Awolnation
Secret Garden Song- Secret Garden
See you again- Wiz Khalifa
Somewhere only we know- Keane
Song for Sienna- Brian Grain
Smells like teen spirit- Nirvana
Smooth Criminal- Michael Jackson
Starships- Nicki Minaj
Stole the show- Kygo ft.Parson James
Sucker- Jonas Brothers
Summer - Calvin Harris
Sweet child o’mine - Guns N’ Roses
Taki Taki- DJ Snake
Take on me- A-HA
Timber- Pitbull ft. Kesha
Toxic-Britney Spears
Thunderstruck- AC/DC
Treat you better- Shawn Mendes
Want to want me- Jason Derulo
Wake me up- Avicii
Wake me up before you Go-Go- Wham!
What makes you beautiful - One direction
White Dress - Ben Rector
Without me- Halsey
You are the reason-Callum Scott
Jazz Standards, Pop, Tangos and Latin music
At Last by Etta James
What a Wonderful World
Fly Me to the Moon
Moon River
Pennies From Heaven
Moonlight in Vermont
Satin Doll
Spread a Little Happiness
Autumn Leaves
Getting Sentimental Over You
La Vie en Rose
Lady in Red
Let Me Try Again
When I Fall in Love
It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it ain’t got that swing)
I love Paris
New York, New York
Take Five
The way you look tonight
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Someone to watch over me
Smoke Gets in your Eyes
Blue Moon
Brown eyed girl
I just called to say I love you
Love Moves in Mysterious Ways
It Had to be You
I got rhythm
Sweet Georgia brown
Cheek to Cheek
In the mood ( Garland)
Embraceable You
You light up my life
What are you doing the rest of your life?
Forgotten dreams
Come in from the rain
Begin the Beguine
The orange blossom special
Send in the Clowns
My funny Valentine
Chattanooga Choo Choo
The Beatles songs
Can’t help falling in love with you
Palladio ( Diamonds of Sigma)
Explosive ( Bond string quartet )
Czardash V. Monti
Besame Mucho
The Girl from Ipanema
Por una Cabeza tango- C. Gardel
El Choclo
Blue Tango-L.Anderson
Andalusian Romance-Sarasate
Tico Tico
La Bamba
Manha de Carnaval from Black Orpheus
Asturia- I. Albenis
Bridgerton - all soundtrack
Close Every Door (Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat)
I Don’t Know How To Love Him (Jesus Christ Superstar)
On The Street Where You Live (My Fair Lady)
America (Westside Story)
I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables)
Lara’s theme from “Doctor Zhivago”
Anthem from “Chess”
Memory from “Cats”
If I Were a Rich Man (Fiddler on the Roof)
Sunrise, Sunset (Fiddler on the Roof)
Love changes everything
Fawlty Towers
Jeeves and Wooster
I could have danced all night
The way we were
A whole new world
Beauty and the Beast
Theme from The last of the Mohicans
Zorba the Greek
Love theme from the Godfather
Love theme from Romeo and Juliet
All I ask of you, The music of the night -A.L Webber
Only Time -Enya
River flows in you, A Thousand years -from Twilight.
Pirates of the Caribbean
Shallow from A star is Born
Game of thrones theme
A Million dreams, This is me, Never Enough- from The greatest Showman
Love theme from “Love Actually”
Let it go from “Frozen”
How Far I’ll Go from “Moana”
Moon Dance from “The corpse Bride”
Eye of the tiger from “Rocky”
Fly me to the moon
Embraceable You
Moon River-Henry Mancini
Take Five-Paul Desmond
Cheek to Cheek
Chatanooga Choo Choo
Anything Goes
Sweet Georgia Brown
Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
Stella by Starlight
Night And Day
I’ve got you under my skin
Someday my Prince will come
Love letters
I ve Got Rhythm-George Gershwin
Summertime-George Gershwin
Ave Maria Schubert
Handel- Water music
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Wedding March- Mendelssohn
Wedding March- Wagner
Bach- Ave Maria,
Anna’s Menuet ,
Air on a G string
Jesu Joy of man’s desiring
Sheep may safely graze
O Mio Babino Caro - Puccini
Bizet- Prelude to Carmen
Brindisi from Traviata - Verdi
Pietro Mascagni- Intermezzo from Caveleria Rusticana
Bach Sonata 1, Partitas 2, 3
Pachelbel- Canon in D
Debussy- Clair de Lune, The girl with a flaxen hair
Paganini- caprices 5, 9, 14, 16, 21, 24
Sarasate-Gypsy airs, Andalusian Romance
Brahms- Hungarian Dance No 5
Wieniavsky -Faust, Legenda
Chausson -Poeme
Tchaikovsky -Melody
Paganini -Cantabile
Beethoven- sonata No 5 for violin and piano
Kreisler- Caprice Viennois, Op.2 Tambourin Chinois, Op.3 Liebesfreud, Liebesleid, Schon Rosmarine, Praeludium And Allegro In The Style Of Pugnani.
Massenet-Meditation from Thais
Monti- Chardash
Vivaldi - Four Seasons
Elgar- Chanson Di Matin, Salut d Amour
Skoryk- Melody
Piazzola- Oblivion, Libertango
Bollywood Music
Balle Balle (Song)
Bol Do Na Zara (Azhar)
Chaiyya Chaiyya (Dil Se..)
Chura Liya (Song)
Chura Liya Hai Tumne Jo Dil Ko (Yaadon Ki Baaraat)
Dheere Sheere (Song)
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha To Aisa Laga (1942 – A Love Story)
Enna Sona
Gerua (Dilwale)
Humko Humise Chura Lo (Mohabbatein)
Jai Ho (Slumdog Millionaire)
Jee Karda (Badlapur)
Kabhi Jo Baadal Barse (Jackpot)
Kabhi Kabhie (Kabhie Kabhie)
Kabhi Khushi (Kabhi Gham)
Kal Ho Naa Ho (Kal Ho Naa Ho)
Kaun Tujhe
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai (Kuch Kuch Hota Hai)
Main Hoon Hero Tera (Hero)
Main Hoon Na (Main Hoon Na)
Main Tenu Samjhawan ki (Humty Sharma ki Dulhaniya)
Maine Tujhe (Yeh Vaada Raha)
Mere Sohneya
Mujhko Barsaat Bana Lo (Junooniyat) Pardesi Pardesi (Raja Hindustani) Pehil Nazar Mein (Race)
Pehla Nasha (Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikandar)
Pyar Kiya To Darna Kya (Mughal-E-Azam) Rafi (Song)
Raj Phir Tumpe Pyaar Aaya Hai (Hate Story 2) Sab Tera (Baaghi)
Sachi Sachi Teri Nazre (Dabangg)
Saiyaara (Ek Tha Tiger)
Sanam Re (Sanam Re)
Sun Saathiya (Disney’s ABCD 2)
Suraj Hua Maddham (Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham...)
Sun Raha Hai
Tere Liye (Veer-Zaara)
Teri Chunariya (Hello Brother)
Teri Galiyan (Ek Villian)
Teri Meri (Bodyguard)
Teri Meri Pyar Mein (Shola Aur Shabnam)
Teri Ore (Singh Is Kinng)
Tujhe Dekha To (Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge)
Tum Hi Ho
Tu Hi Rab To hi Dua
Wada Raha

Alleksandra's 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)£375
Up to 1 hour£437.50
Up to 2 hours£562.50
Up to 3 hours£687.50
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony and reception
Wedding ceremony up to 1 hour , includes up to 30 minutes of music welcoming the guests. + 2x45 minutes sets with 15 min break, for the drinks reception, which starts soon after the ceremony.


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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

My line-up is as follows: Violin with an electric violin option, violinist with backing tracks and PA Violin and piano duo

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

We can discuss the changes and find the best solution which suits everyone

How much time do you need to set up?

It varies from 30 minutes to one hour depending on the equipment needed

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

You can make any requests and if it is not in a set list I can guarantee that it can be played

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I can learn any pieces you require for the event

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Versatility and the ability to perform up to a top standard. Improvisation skills, stage presence, punctuality.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Best world concert halls in Europe, Japan, Middle East as a member and a concertmaster of an orchestra. Cruise ships, Weddings, Night clubs

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

David Oistrackh, Ann Sophie Mutter Henrych Sherieng Heifetz Kreisler Hilary Hahn Jean Luc Pontie Stephane Grapellie Regina Carter

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Tokyo city hall- Tchaikovsky music Houses of Parliament London
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Electronic, Deep house, Garage, House, Ibiza club, Bluegrass, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Disco, Funk, Hip Hop, R&B, Top 40, Rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, World music, Bollywood, Russian music, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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