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About Ceskie

Queen of Unique Strings! Worked with Kehlani, Jacob Collier, Patrice Rushen
Violinist
London
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Distinguished by her unique 1940s inspired 'Hummingbird' string sound, the Berklee alumni, composes, performs and mixes professionally under her alter ego 'Eva Hummingbird'. Credits include producing strings for Kehlani's world tour, opening for Justin Bieber; Jacob Collier; Patrice Rushen; performing private event for Prince William. Ceskie - pronounced "Chess-kii"- infuses 16 years of classical and contemporary music industry experience - performing, writing, producing and mixing - into her work. She's recorded in 250+ professional sessions as a violinist, played with artists like Jacob Collier, Patrice Rushen and Thomas Newman, and arranged for Kehlani’s upcoming world tour with Justin Bieber. She's written and recorded for film, performed with classical orchestra and pop string sections across Europe and the USA in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Bridgewater Hall, BSO Symphony hall and performed solo at a private event for Prince William. Ceskie (born Francesca Rijks) studied violin and composition at conservatory - Chethams School of Music - from age 11. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2020, as a DJ, producer and arranger, with a scholarship-funded B.M. Professional Music degree focused on Music Engineering & Production and Songwriting. TESTAMONIALS: "One of the most accomplished violinists and string arrangers of our generation" Connie Shih - Critically acclaimed concert pianist & collaborator of Steven Isserlis, Maxim Vengerov, Joshua Bell + "The real deal" Gil Smith - Internationally renowned music director, producer & arranger: Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj, Drake, Chris Brown, Britney Spears, Lady Gaga +

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Musicianship
Genres:
R&B, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Swing, Blues, Postmodern jukebox jazz, 1940s era music, Electronic, Ambient, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Garage, House, Classical, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Pop, Indie
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Event types:
Concert, Recording session, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Producer, Transcription, Composer, Audio engineer, Ableton Live, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser
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Ceskie - pronounced "Chess-kii"- infuses 16 years of classical and contemporary music industry experience - performing, writing, producing and mixing - into her work.
She's recorded in 250+ professional sessions as a violinist, played with artists like Jacob Collier, Patrice Rushen and Thomas Newman, and arranged for Kehlani’s upcoming world tour with Justin Bieber.
She's written and recorded for film, performed with classical orchestra and pop string sections across Europe and the USA in venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, MIT's Kresge Auditorium, Bridgewater Hall, BSO Symphony hall and performed solo at a private event for Prince William.
She studied violin and composition at conservatory - Chethams School of Music - from age 11. She then graduated Magna Cum Laude from Berklee College of Music in 2020, as a DJ, producer and arranger, with a scholarship-funded B.M. Professional Music degree focused on Music Engineering & Production and Songwriting.

Reviews

From customers:

Connie F, 1 year ago

"One of the most accomplished violinists and string arrangers of our generation"

Paul B, 1 year ago

She's the real deal... plays right from her soul

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