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David Giardino

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Violinist
London
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London-based violinist, leader of own ensemble Giardino Strings, guest violinist in various groups, function bands and chamber orchestras.

Giardino Strings was founded in 2000 by David Giardino who studied under Italy’s leading violinists Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Alberto Fiore. David has extensive professional experience and his credits include Rome Opera House, London Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Soloists, Cunard Cruise Liners and he is also a session musician for the BBC. Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe. The group specialises in professional music engagements, weddings, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and weddings. The group is especially versatile and can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, octet or chamber orchestra depending on your request or budget requirements. The group’s repertoire of strings arrangements is the largest in the UK ranging from classical to jazz, pop, soul, Bollywood, folk, Jewish and Israeli. The group can also arrange your favourite playlists to be performed at your special event if not already in their extensive collection. Giardino Booking Agency was established in 2010 to support the burgeoning Giardino String groups and is now an established organisation specialising in a wide range of musical acts such as harpists, function bands, opera singers, Chazan, solo musicians, magicians and speciality acts. The agency offers a wide range of packages and planning support for all musical accompaniments that are required for your special event. The agency will work with you to ensure that every detail from arrangement and amplification to seating and costume is to your specification to provide a tailored and seamless musical experience for any occasion.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Electronic, Classical crossover, Classical, Contemporary classical
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Producer, Audio engineer
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Song list

POP COVERS ARRANGED FOR
STRINGS: Duo, Trio, Quartet
A thousand years - Christina Perri
Addicted to you - Avicii
Adore you - Miley Cyrus
All about that bass - Meghan Trainor
All my life - Kc and Jojo
All my love - Led Zeppelin
All of me - John Legend
Animals - Mattew Garrix
Applause - Lady Gaga
At last -Beyonce/Etta James
Atlas - Coldplay
Best day of my life - American Authors
Birthday - Katy Perry
Blurred lines - Robin Thicke
Boom clap - Charli XCX
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Can you feel the love tonight - Elton John
Chandelier - Sia
Counting stars - One Republic
Dangerous - David Guetta
Dark horse - Katy Perry
Demons - Imagine Dragons
Do you realize? - The Flaming Lips
Do you want to build a snowman? F. OST
Dust clears - Clean Bandit
Games of thrones
Gate 21 - Serj Tankian
God put a smile upon your face - Coldplay
Going under - Evanescence
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Happy Xmas (War is over) John Lennon
Hero - Mariah Carey
Hey brother - Avicii
Home - Philip Philips
I believe I can fly - R. Kelly
I believe in you and me - Whitney Houston
I was made for lovinʼ you - Kiss
Iʼm yours - Jason Mraz
Karma police - Radiohead
Kissing you - Desʼree
Let her go - Passanger
Let it go - Frozen
Let me go - Avril Lavigne
Letʼs get it on - Marvin Gaye
Locked out of heaven - Bruno Mars
Love runs out - One Republic
Lovers in Japan - Coldplay
Moon dance - The Corpse Bride Danny Elfman
Once upon a dream - Lana Del Rey
Other side - Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pompeii - Bastille
Problem - Ariana Grande
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Ribbon in the shy - Stevie Wonder
River flows in you - Yiruma
Royals - Lorde
Rude - Magic!
Safe and sound - Capital Cities
Sail - Awolnation
Say something - A great bid world
Shade of cool - Lana Del Rey
Shake it off - Taylor Swift
Sheʼs a rainbow - Rolling Stones
Smells like teen spirit - Nirvana
Smile - Uncle Kracker
Someone like you - Adele
Song for Sienna - Brian Crain
Starway to heaven - Led Zeppelin
Stay - Rihanna
Stay with me - Sam Smith
Summer - Calvin Harris
Summertime sadness - Lana Del Rey
Sweeter than fiction - Taylor Swift
Thank you - Led Zeppelin
The Fox - Ylvis
The Walking Dead main title
The way - Ariana Grande
The wedding song - Danny Elfman
Toxic - Britney Spears
Unconditionally - Katy Perry
Venus - Lady Gaga
Wake me up - Avicii
We can't stop - Miley Cyrus
What now - Rihanna
White dress - Ben Rector
Wrecking ball - Miley Cirus

Prices

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)£180
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£400
Up to 3 hours£550

Reviews

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Samantha R, 14 days ago

Professional, flexible and talented musicians.

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Margaret L, 15 days ago

Pleasant, professional group led by David. Played requested selection. All our guests commented on their high standard of musicianship. Would highly recommend.

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Ariana A, 1 month ago

Always professional, sensationally talented and a pleasure to work with. We had amazing feedback from guests and our client - thank you again! Will continue working together for sure

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Mandy H, 3 months ago

They made everything absolutely perfect. The music was beautiful.

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Ron D, 1 year ago

We all enjoyed a magical evening of beautiful music performed by the versatile and highly professional group Radiance. I have seen leader of Radiance, Gemma Louise Doyle, live in concert three times now and for me she has established herself as one of the top artists in the World. She has a fantastic personality, the most amazing voice, and is a truly great entertainer, song writer and music artist. Singing great songs from a range of music genres, Nessun Dorma is just one of her musical highlights. Gemma puts on a delightful show with fun interaction and great performances. In addition though, she is one of the most beautiful people you would ever want to meet (Inside & out) I hope I get to see Radiance many more times yet.

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Zuheb A, 2 years ago

"An absolutely delightful team. We hired the string quartet for our registry and reception. They played flawlessly and beautifully. Their music really added that spark of magic to the ceremony. David and the team took all of our requests - from what we needed them to play, what room they needed to move to, what alterations we required in the songs arrangement etc. They arrived on time, dressed to perfection. They took the time to congratulate us on the wedding. They took part in some of the fun of the wedding too, which was really nice to see. They played such a key part of the wedding, I wish we could do it all over again."

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From other musicians:

Laci Olah
5th April 2018
Laci Olah

I'm performing with David on a regular base, he is the embodiment of professionalism, punctuality and last but not least an amazing high musician. On every occasion he delivers a performance that exceeds the expectations of the clients and musicians. Highly and heartily I can recommend David and his ensembles for every occasion where music is a must to have a perfect and unforgettable time.

Lidia Alonso
6th January 2017
Lidia Alonso

I have worked with David on many occasions and can highly recommend his live music services for weddings, barmitzvahs and corporate functions.

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