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Anisa is a versatile violinist and violist playing classical, pop, rock, folk and jazz.
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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. 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.

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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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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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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.
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How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes maximum

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.


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Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£450
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From Encore customers:

Alicia P
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

We didn't get to meet Anisa on the day as lots going on, but she played beautifully. We had 'a sky full of stars' played whilst I walked down the isle and it was amazing. Also had Bonobo and Kygo playing, so a great mix of songs and genres. Would highly recommend Anisa x

Thomas B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Anisa was superb! My husband and I booked her for our wedding ceremony, and we had comments from many of our guests about how beautifully she played and how much she had added to the occasion. Anisa was very flexible and communicative before the event (including specific song requests), and was a consummate professional throughout. Highly recommend.

1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Anisa was an absolute dream to communicate with. She was very professional and seems a really lovely person. She absolutely nailed the performance as well and made my wedding proposal incredibly special to us. She went the extra mile and sent us a recording of her playing the song so we had a memento from the proposal. The composition was also fantastic. I would not hesitate to book her again, and recommend her massively. Thank you so much Anisa!

Rich B
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Fantastic highly recommended

From other customers:

London N
7 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
10 years ago

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