Andrew Taheny

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Violinist from Glasgow based in London with extensive professional experience, available for weddings and other functions.

Hi! I'm Andrew and I'm a violinist based in London, originally from Glasgow. I can offer a wide range of repertoire to suit 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! I am a freelance violinist with a Masters degree in Violin Performance (with Distinction) from the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester. I am currently a Violin Fellow with Southbank Sinfonia, and have performed professionally with Manchester Camerata, Collegium Musicum 90, Manchester Concert Orchestra, Northern Chamber Orchestra and Manchester Baroque amongst others. During my postgraduate studies, I also performed with musicians from the Hallé, Chamber Orchestra of Europe and Les Arts Florissants. 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. As you will see from my setlist, besides playing classical music I also love to play pop, folk, rock and everything in between! I love to meet client requests and know that I am providing something special for you, so don't hesitate to let me know about your ideas.

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Andrew's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Richard G
1 year 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
1 year 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
4 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
4 years ago
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Andrew's 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
J.S. Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
J.S. Bach - Wachet Auf, Ruft Uns Die Stimme
J.S. Bach - Air from Suite in D
Elgar - Chanson de Matin
Elgar - Nimrod from 'Enigma Variations'
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Handel - Largo from Xerxes
Massenet - Meditation from 'Thaïs'
Mendelssohn - Wedding March from 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'
W.A. Mozart - Adagio for Violin, K.261
W.A. Mozart - Rondo for Violin, K.373
W.A. Mozart - Romance and Menuetto from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
W.A. Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus, K.618
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
Vivaldi - Spring from The Four Seasons (Allegro)
Vivaldi - Winter from The Four Seasons (Largo)
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
Eurhythmics - Sweet Dreams
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

Andrew'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)£125
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£325
Up to 3 hours£400
Customer questions

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

I will always aim to be flexible, to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event, just let me know and I'll be happy to discuss this with you.

How much time do you need to set up?

I don't need much set up time at all! I will normally arrive at least half an hour before I'm required so that I can introduce myself, check where I will be performing and make sure everything is in place.

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

Of course! Let me know anything you particularly want to hear (or particularly don't...) and I'll be more than happy to accommodate this.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I bring my own instrument(s) to play acoustically, my music and a music stand - this is normally all I need. If I am required to be amplified, I can bring a pick-up, but I don't personally have access to an amplifier.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes! I'm more than happy to discuss any requests you might have. My price guides include up to three song requests that aren't in my setlist. For short performances (up to 15 min), the price includes one song request.
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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Event types:
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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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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