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About Annabel

A versatile violinist, pianist and singer from Surrey. Happy to take requests from pop to classical. Also part of a quartet and duet.
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Exeter
Public liability insurance of £10 million

I perform music as I love to share music with others, and I practice music to give myself some of that love. I am a music student specialising in violin performance and a professional freelancer who gigs solo and with friends. Please request my musical CV for a more updated profile. Orchestral experience (not exhaustive): Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra Amadeus Academy Orchestra (a residential summer orchestral training course for young professionals & music students from across the world) SCYO Guildford Youth Orchestra

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Annabel's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Natalie S
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Annabel played at our wedding ceremony on 23rd Dec 2023 and she was fantastic! She had all the song choices we wanted and was very professional and easy to contact in the lead up to the wedding

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Grace B
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lovely girl and played really well, was very accommodating of our music requests and made our wedding service beautiful

Reply from Annabel
11 months ago

Thank you for having me! It was a heart-warming service.

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Janet D
1 year ago
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Annabel played and sang beautifully at my brother’s church funeral service. There was excellent communication from start to finish and she took great trouble to learn and perfect the music and hymns we selected. I would highly recommend Annabel a charming and highly professional performer.

Reply from Annabel
1 year ago

Thank you so much Janet. It was a pleasure to meet you.

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Rob S
2 years ago, for a Concert in 1 The Cloisters
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5 out of 5

The Amadeus Orchestra delivered a stunning performance cleverly tailored to welcome its audience to what was probably their first post Covid musical experience. The string section, in particular gave a moving account worthy of Rachmaninov with memorable sections from the brass and percussion. An unforgettable performance.

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1 year ago

Thanks so much for yesterday! It was lovely.

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Annabel's Song list

Common classical requests:
Ave Maria | Franz Schubert
Air on the G String |Bach
Canon in D | Pachelbel
Romance no.2 in F major | Beethoven
Meditation From Thasis
Salut d'Amour | Elgar
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring | Bach
Common pop requests:
Amazing Grace
All of Me | John Legend
A Thousand Years’ | Christina Perri
Bitter Sweet Symphony | The Verve
Can’t Help Falling in Love | Elvis Presley
Hallelujah | Leonard Cohen
Stand By Me | Ben E. King
Moon River | Danny Williams
What a Wonderful World | Louis Armstrong
All You Need Is Love | The Beatles
A Thousand Years | Christina Perri
Thinking Out Loud | Ed Sheeran
Clocks | Coldplay
Tale As Old As Time | Beauty And The Beast
Piano:
Adriana, M. Astor
Gigue: French Suite No. 5 in G, BWV 816, (VII), J. S. Bach
Prelude and Fugue in D minor, BWV 875: No.6 from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Part 2
Rondo from Sonata in E, Op.14, No.1 (III), Beethoven
Allegro: Sonata in F minor, Op.2, No.1 (I), Beethoven
Intermezzo in A minor, Brahms
Green Onions, Brooker T and the M.G's
Etude in E major, op.10, no.3, Chopin
Raindrop prelude in D flat major, Chopin
Nocturne no.9, no.1 in E flat minor, Chopin
Nocturne no.19 in E minor, Chopin
Nocturne in C# minor, op.27, no.1, Chopin
Nocturne no.1 in B flat minor, Chopin
Noctorne op.55, no.1 in F minor, Chopin
Noctorne op.55, no.2 in E flat major, Chopin
Largo: E-flat major, B.109, Chopin
Ballade no.2 in F, Chopin
(Various Etudes), Chopin
Clair de lune, L.82(75), Debussy
Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum, Debussy
Suite Bergamasque, L.75, Debussy
Gnoissiennes: no.1,2 and 3, Eric Satie
Après un rêve, Fauré
Prelude no.1, Gershwin
Prelude no.2, Gershwin
Fugue in B flat, HWV 607, No.3, G. F. Handel
Presto: Sonata in E minor, Hob. XVI:34, Haydn
Allegro: Sonata in C, K.279 (I), Mozart
Various pieces by Max Richiter
Violin:
Violin concerto, Barber
Concerto for 2 violins in D minor, J.S. Bach
Violin concerto no.1 in G minor, Bruch
Après un rêve, Fauré
Sonata in A major, Franck
Concerto Grosso in G major, Handel
Concerto no.3 in G major, Mozart
An English Suite, Parry
2 pieces for Strings from Henry V, Walton
Henry V: Henry V: Touch her soft lips and Part, Walton
Salve Regina, Anon.
Chamber music:
"Spring" Sonata no.5, Beethoven
String Quartet in D major, op.64 "The Lark", Haydn
“Dissonance” Quartet no.19 in C, Mozart
String Quintet No. 4 in G minor, K. 516, Mozar
“American” Quartet, Dvorak
5 pieces for piano and violin, Respighi
Piano Quintet in E flat major, Schumann (playing piano)
Concerto in D major for 4 violins, Vivaldi
Concerto in B minor for 4 violins, Vivaldi
Singing:
Quia respexit, Bach
Sure on this Shining night, Barber
Tomorrow shall be my dancing day, Gardiner
Lascia ch'io Pianga, Handel
Tecum Principium, Handel
I wandered lonely as a cloud, Lawson
O for the Wings of a Dove, Mendellssohn
Ave Maria, Schubert

Annabel's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£80
Up to 1 hour£175
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£375
Packages
Funeral service
A rehearsal, service and transport included. I bring my own set up.
£250
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£250
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£300
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£350
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

That I am professional, on time and an emotional performer.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Our Lady The Queen of Heaven Church, Frimley St John's Smith Square, London St. Paul's Cathedral, London Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, London Holy Trinity Church, Guildford (ask for more!)

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Rachmaninov, Gershwin, Vivaldi, Adele

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

A service at St. Paul's Cathedral, London with a Chamber Choir.

Do you have different line-up options?

I am part of oboe and string quartets and duets, just ask what you'd prefer or a pairing you'd like to enjoy!

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

Let me know ASAP :) If timings change slightly in the run-up to the event it's not to worry.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually I need 10 minutes if without a sound system to tune my instrument and test out the acoustics of the environment. I like a rehearsal if possible before the event.

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

Of course! I am happy to chat through and find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I will bring a music stand and additional outdoor equipment. If outdoors, I will need protection for my violin.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn we are happy to do this for you for a small additional cost.
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Pop, Covers, Top 40, Ambient pop, 1990s era music, 1960s era music, 1950s era music, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Early music, Military
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Event types:
Virtual event, Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Theatre / Show, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Orchestrator, Arranger, Transcription, Dancer, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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