Andrew Taheny

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Violinist from Glasgow based in Manchester with extensive playing experience available for weddings and other functions.

Hi! I'm Andrew and I'm a Masters student at the Royal Northern College of Music, originally from Glasgow. I can offer a wide range of repertoire to suit both wedding ceremonies and receptions, as well as other functions. I am also more than happy to source or arrange specific pieces of music to fit personal requests! Some info about me... I am a graduate of the Reid School of Music at the University of Edinburgh, where I was awarded a Bachelor of Music degree with First Class Honours. During my time in Edinburgh I was also awarded the Sir Thomas Beecham Scholarship for Performance, and the Andrew Grant Bequest for the highest marked Final Recital. As well as leading the Universities of Scotland Symphony Orchestra and the Edinburgh University Symphony, String and Opera Orchestras, I have toured as a 1st Violinist with the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, the Nevis Ensemble and the Berlin Opera Academy Chamber Orchestra. In 2019, I won the Edinburgh University Chamber Orchestra's Concerto Competition, leading to a performance of the Finzi Violin Concerto at the Reid Concert Hall with the ensemble. I have extensive experience performing for weddings, proposals, funerals and other events, and pride myself on making each performance not only polished and professional, but sensitive and personal to you.

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Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Christmas, Rock
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Wedding, Concert, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event
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Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Classical Music:
J.S. Bach- Sonata No. 3 in E major, BWV 1006
J.S. Bach- Andante from Violin Concerto in A minor, BWV 1041
Elgar- Chanson de Matin
Elgar- Nimrod from 'Enigma Variations'
Fontana- Violin Sonata No. 2
Jacquet de la Guerre- Adagio and Courante from Violin Sonata No. 5 in A minor
Massenet- Meditation from 'Thaïs'
Mendelssohn- Wedding March from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
W.A. Mozart- Adagio for Violin, KV 261
W.A. Mozart- Rondo for Violin, KV 373
Pachelbel- Canon in D
Puccini- Oh! Mio Babbino Caro from 'Gianni Schicchi'
Rimsky-Korsakov- The Young Prince and the Young Princess from 'Scheherezade'
Pauline Viardot- Six Morceaux for Violin
Pop Music:
Adele- Rolling in the Deep
The Animals- House of the Rising Sun
The Beatles- All My Loving
The Beatles- Blackbird
The Beatles- Twist and Shout
David Bowie- Life on Mars?
Kate Bush- Running Up That Hill
The Carpenters- Close to You
Eric Clapton- Wonderful Tonight
Bobby Darin- Beyond the Sea
Lana Del Ray- Summertime Sadness
The Drifters- Under the Boardwalk
Duke Ellington- Satin Doll
George Ezra- Paradise
George Ezra- Anyone for You
Aretha Franklin- I Say a Little Prayer
Ezra Furman- Love You So Bad
Marvin Gaye- I Heard It Through the Grapevine
Al Green- Let's Stay Together
Etta James- At Last
Elton John- Candle in the Wind
Carole King- You've Got a Friend
John Lennon- Imagine
Barry Manilow- Copacabana
Maroon 5- She Will Be Loved
Dean Martin- That's Amore
Paul McCartney- Maybe I'm Amazed
Van Morrison- Have I Told You Lately
OneRepublic- Feel Again
Elvis Presley- Can't Help Falling in Love
Elvis Presley- Blue Suede Shoes
Elvis Presley- Don't Be Cruel
Otis Redding- The Dock of the Bay
Ed Sheeran- Perfect
Nina Simone- Wild is the Wind
Frank Sinatra- Come Fly With Me
Frank Sinatra- Love and Marriage
Frank Sinatra- My Way
Frank Sinatra- Pocketful of Miracles
Frank Sinatra- You Make Me Feel So Young
Stevie Wonder- For Once In My Life
Stevie Wonder- You Are the Sunshine of My Life
Rod Stewart- Maggie May
Sting- Every Breath You Take
Sting- Fields of Gold
Train- Hey, Soul Sister
Andy Williams- Moon River
The XX- Angels
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From Encore customers:

Richard G
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Andrew was excellent and provided a fantastic level of service throughout our day. He was happy to accommodate our requests and his renditions were perfect!

Amy C
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Andrew has been fantastic from start to finish, communication was 5 star, we were able to request our favourite songs which Andrew played beautifully at our wedding ceremony. Would recommend Andrew to anyone!

Ryan M
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Andrew played for my wife and I during our Wedding ceremony and drinks reception at Dundas Castle. He and his Cellist colleague played exceptional throughout and managed the ambiance well. I would highly recommend Andrew. He was very professional, and maintained high levels of confidence leading up to and during the event. Regards, Ryan.

Brian T
3 years ago
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6 years ago

...while Andrew Taheny’s glistening violin solo from the pit really adds to the atmosphere.

5 years ago

There was a suitable lightness of touch on the articulation and also a clear sense of dynamic direction [...] the playing was full of elegance