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Anisa Arslanagic

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About Anisa

Anisa is a versatile violinist and violist playing classical, pop, folk, gypsy jazz and Eastern European music.
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Since finishing my music studies (Royal Northern College of Music, Basel Conservatoire, Netherlands String Quartet Academy) I have enjoyed a varied international career playing solo, with quartets, as a session musician, and with my own bands. I have performed on platforms such as ‘Later With Jools Holland’, Royal Albert Hall, Wigmore Hall, Shanghai International Arts Festival, Glastonbury Festival and Chernobyl’s Exclusion Zone, and have recorded at Abbey Road Studios and Maida Vale. Live, touring and recording highlights include playing with Paolo Nutini, Jack Savoretti, Levellers, Bonobo, Portico Quartet, Four Tet, SBTRKT, Ghostpoet, Kate Tempest, Baxter Dury, Amanda Palmer, Bring Me The Horizon and Alter Bridge. My string playing and writing appears on labels including Universal, PIAS, Decca, Blue Note Records, Milan Records, Colombia Records and Ninja Tune. Radio and televised performances include BBC 1, BBC 2, Radio 1 Live Lounge, BBC Radio 3, Channel 4 and Sky Arts. As well as composing for short films, I recorded on television series 'Troy: Fall of a City' and 'Tin Star', and Mica Levi’s award-winning film soundtracks for ‘Under The Skin’ and ‘Jackie'. I am equally happy playing violin or viola, and can learn any pieces of music you would like. I'm also happy to arrange versions of pieces for violin, or create my own if you wish.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Light music, Easy listening, Acoustic, Balkan, Tango, Klezmer, World music, French music
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Event types:
New Year's Eve, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Community music worker, Fluent sight-reader, Arranger, Composer, Transcription
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Song list

I am happy to either choose pieces myself, or take requests (in advance). I am able to arrange pieces for violin or viola, whether it be classical, pop, folk, gypsy-jazz/swing, tango, klezmer or Eastern European.


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)£100
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300


From customers:

London N, 4 years ago

Responded with such grace and outstanding musicianship to the demands of the scores and the unforgiving but atmosphere-enhancing sauna conditions!

Mike H, 7 years ago

Anisa Arslanagic on sumptuous violin for a track that warms like mulled cider...