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Barbara is a versatile professional violinist, available for weddings, corporate events, private parties as well as recordings and sessions.
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Barbara is a professional concert violinist based in London, graduated from two leading music conservatories: Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal College of Music. Her performances has taken her to such venues as Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Berlin Philharmonic, Teatro Colon in Bogotá, London O2 Arena, Accorhotels Arena Paris, NATO Headquarters as well as international festivals in Colombia, Azerbaijan, Poland, Austria, Belgium and others. Barbara is privileged to work and perform with Nigel Kennedy, including guest leading at Bury St Edmunds Festival, the BBC Proms at the Royal Albert Hall as well as a recording with Nigel Kennedy at Abbey Road Studios for his latest CD release for Sony Classical. She is also a member of his Orchestra of Life which appeared at Berlin Philharmonie, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Cologne Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonic, Staadcasino Basel, Palais des Congres in Paris, Birmingham Symphony Hall and many more. Barbara regularly works with BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, London Concert Orchestra and others. She worked with such artists as Martha Argerich, Maxim Vengerov, Valery Gergiev, Anne Sophie Mutter, but also with Led Zeppelin leader Robert Plant, Rod Stewart, Hugh Jackman, Beverley Knight, Corrine Bailey-Ray. She regularly performs with Heritage Orchestra on Ibiza Classics UK Arena tours. She is also a passionate chamber musician. She is a soloist in a Latin-American ensemble Classico Latino as well as a member of various tango groups in London. Her training and experience allows Barbara to provide a unique and memorable musical experience for wedding ceremonies with diverse repertoire tailored to client's needs including special requests.She performs both solo or with an accompaniment of a backing track. Duos and larger groups are also available on request. She makes sure the music is elegant and of the best possible quality to make your day special and memorable. The sample repertoire is an example of the most favourite music songs for the entrance of the bride and signing the register. Please get in touch for more!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Blues, Latin jazz
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Classical sets:
Bach - chosen selection from Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo
Bach - Air on G string
Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Elgar – Chanson de Matin
Elgar – Salut d’Amour
Faure – Apres un Reve
Fauré Pavane
Franck Panis Angelicus
Massenet – Thais Meditation
Mozart - Exultate Jubilate
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart - Ave Verum
Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe
Pachelbel – Canon
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Schubert – Ave Maria
Gounod - Ave Maria
Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Piazzolla - Libertango
Piazzolla - Oblivion
Piazzolla - Ave Maria
Piazzolla - Milonga del Angel
Opera classics sets:
Bellini - Casta Diva (Norma)
Bizet - Habanera (Carmen)
Delibes - Flower Duet (Lakme)
Donizetti - Una furtiva lagrima (E'lisir D'amore)
Puccini – Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
Puccini - O mio bambino caro
Puccini - Quando men vo (La Boheme)
Mascagni - Ave Maria (Cavaleria Rusticana)
Verdi - La Donna e mobile (Rigoletto)
Verdi - Sempre Libera (Traviata)
Oldish and Newish classics:
Arlen - Over the rainbow
Bocelli - Time to say goodbye
Danny Boy - Irish traditional
Gershwin - Summertime
Gershwin - I’ve Got Rhythm
H. Mancini - Moon River
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Nat King Cole - Autumn Leaves
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Beatles - Let it Be
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Here comes the Sun
F. Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
F. Sinatra - My Way
L. Cohen - Hallelujah
Coldplay - Viva La Vida, Paradise
Sting - Fields of Gold
E. Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud,
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
J. Legend - All of me
Adele - Skyfall
Stevie Wonder - Isn't she lovely
Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed
Michael Buble - Save the last dance for me
Latin sets:
Di Sarli - La Cumparsita
Buena Vista Social Club - Hasta Siempre Comandante
Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan
Buena Vista Social Club - Dos Gardenias
Cesaria Evora - Gracias a la Vida
Cesaria Evora - Besame Mucho
E. Lecuona - Siboney (Cuban)
E. Leucuona - Damisela Encantadora (Cuban)
Gardel/Williams - Por Una Cabeza
Tico Tico
Sample weddings/events repertoire:
Bach - chosen selection from Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo
Bach - Air on G string
Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bellini - Casta Diva
Bizet - Habanera
Delibes - Flower Duet
Elgar – Chanson de Matin
Elgar – Salut d’Amour
Faure – Apres un Reve
Fauré Pavane
Franck Panis Angelicus
Massenet – Thais Meditation
Mozart - Exultate Jubilate
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart - Ave Verum
Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe
Pachelbel – Canon
Puccini – Nessun Dorma
Puccini - O mio bambino caro
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Schubert – Ave Maria
Gounod - Ave Maria
Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana
Mascagni - Ave Maria
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Piazzolla - Libertango
Piazzolla - Oblivion
Piazzolla - Ave Maria
Piazzolla - Milonga del Angel
Verdi - La Donna e mobile
Di Sarli - La Cumparsita
Buena Vista Social Club - Hasta Siempre Comandante
Danny Boy
Gershwin - Summertime
Gershwin - I’ve Got Rhythm
H. Mancini - Moon River
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Beatles - Let it Be
The Beatles - Here comes the Sun
F. Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
L. Cohen - Hallelujah

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£190
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£500
Up to 3 hours£700

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Urbain B, 3 years ago

Everyone loved Barbara and her force of expression. She made our day! It was such a privilege to have her play at our ceremony. It was truly individual playing and her performance was technically flawless. She offered a nice broad repertoire and she had beautiful varieties in her sound. Highly recommended if you are looking for a flawless and unforgettable experience!

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Tony R, 3 years ago

Barbara was amazing and i would definitely recommend her. Barbara was on time and played excaually what I requested. I would book her again for future events.

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Chris, 4 years ago

Barbara was absolutely brilliant and professional. Highly recommended!

Gurpreet, 4 years ago

Thank you so much Barbara. It was all so perfect. You made our wedding so special to us.