Barbara is a versatile violinist, available for weddings, corporate events, private parties as well as recordings and sessions.
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!
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.
Performance with Spectre Strings
We hired Spectre Strings to carry out a performance of the iconic Game of Thrones theme tune on repeat for several hours to help launch series 7 at King's Cross Underground Station. They sounded fantastic and drew huge crowds throughout the day, adding to the atmosphere and helping generate a huge buzz around the start of the show's penultimate series.
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, St. Martins in The Fields, St. James’ Piccadilly, St. John’s Smith Square, Royal Albert Hall, in London, as well as international festivals. 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, Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra, Brandenburg Sinfonia and also took part in projects conducted by Vasily Petrenko, Sir John Elliot Gardiner, James Gaffigan, Paul Daniel, Jiri Belohlavek, and many more. She is also a passionate chamber musician. Her interest in various music genres and improvisation has taken her to venues like the Vortex, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express in London. She co-founded The Ultimate Tango Project, performing Astor Piazzolla’s music in fresh new arrangements with an innovative approach to interpretation. Barbara also works for commercial and pop music buisness including Strictly Come Dancing and a recent recording for Jonas Blue at Abbey Road Studios. 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!
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
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