Violinist

David Giardino

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Violinist
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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, Pop, Covers, Rock, Pop rock, Indie, Progressive rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Alternative rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Post rock, Hardcore, Britpop, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Power rock, Synth rock, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Karaoke, Disco, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Funk, Motown, Tribute, Vintage, R&B, Funk rock, Americana, Italian music, Jewish music, Bollywood, Easy listening, Originals, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Blues, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, House, Ibiza club, Techno, Electro-Swing, Contemporary Christian, Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Folk rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk
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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, 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, Arranger
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Song list

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
Bollywood Songs
BOLLYWOOD SONGS
Ah Mere Humsafar
Baazigar o baazigar
Banjaara
Baraka Allahu Lakuma
Badtameeza dil
Baharo Phool Barsao
Chand sifarish
Chaudvin Ka Chand Ho
Chura Liya
Desi girl
Deewana Ka raha hai
Dilwali girlfriend
Dil Diyan Gallan
For the rest of my life
Gerua
Haule Haule
Heer
High Heels (Honey Singh)
Humko Hamise Churalo
Hua Hain Aaj Pehli Baar
Janam Janam
Jai Ho
Jashn e Bahara
Jeena Laga Hoon
Khuda Bhi
Kabhi Alveda na kehna
Kaun Tujhe
Khabi Jo Badal Barse
Kabootar Ja Ja
Kal Ho Na Ho
Khabi Khabi
Khaab
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Lat lag Gayee
Lag Ja Gale
Main Shayar Toh Nahin
Mehndi Laga Ke Rakannah
Mere Yaar Ki Shaadi Hai
Mere Rashke Qamar
Mile Ho Tum
Nagada sang
Nainowale Ne
Nazar Se Nazar Mile
Pee Loon
Pehla Nasha
Pehli Nazar Mein
Sanam Re
Saans
Sawan Aaya Hai
Shine-Bond
Suraj Hua Maddam
Teri Galiyan
Tere Liye
Tere Mast Do Nain
Tere Sang Yaara
Teri Meri
Teri Ore
Tujhe Dekha To
Tujhme Rab Dikhta Hai
Tum Hi Ho
Tu Itni Khoobsurat Hai
Wada Raha
Classical
Wedding / Classical
Bach – Air on the G String
Bach – Brandenberg Concerti
Bach – Double Violin Concerto
Bach – Jesu Joy of Manʼs Desiring
Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Bizet – Selections from Carmen
Boccherini – Menuett
Borodin – Polotsvian Dances
Brahms – Hungarian Dances
Capua – O Sole Mio
Charpentier – Prelude from Te Deum
Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Delibes – Flower Duet (Lakme)
Delibes – Mazurka (Coppelia)
Dvorak – Humoresque
Dvorak – Largo from the New World Symphony
Elgar – Chanson de Nuit
Elgar – Salut DʼAmour
Faure – Pavane
Franck – Panis Angelicus
Gounod – Ave Maria
Greig – In the Hall of the Mountain King
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – La Rejouissance
Handel – The Water Music
Herold – Clog Dance
Jenkins – Palladio
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
Mouret – Rondo
Mozart – Allelulia from Exultate Jubilate
Mozart – Divertimenti
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
Mozart – Non Piu Andrai
Mozart – Overture from the Marriage of Figaro
Offenbach – Barcarolle
Offenbach – Melodies
Pachelbel – Canon
Parry – Jerusalem
Puccini – Nessun Dorma
Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
Purcell – Air and Rondo
Purcell – Trumpet Tune
Ravel – Bolero
Saint Saens – The Swan
Sartori – Con te Partiro
Satie – Gymnopedies
Strauss – Fledermaus Waltzes
Tchaikovsky – Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Wagner – Bridal Chorus
Reception / Popular
Abba – I do, I do, I do
Abba – Mamma Mia
Adele/Dylan – Make You Feel My Love
Adele – Skyfall
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Air – You Make it Easy
Alicia Keys – No One
Aznavour – She
Bacharach – Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Beach Boys – California Girls
Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby
Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
Beatles – All you need is Love
Beatles – Hey Jude
Beatles – Lady Madonna
Beatles – Michelle
Beatles – Paperback Writer
Beatles – When Iʼm 64
Beatles – Yesterday
Bee Gees – How Deep is your Love
Blunt – Youʼre Beautiful
Blur – The Universal
Bowie – Changes
Carpenters – Yesterday Once More
Clapton – Layla
Coldplay – In My Place
Coldplay – Viva la Vida
Coldplay – Yellow
Collins – Cock Linnet
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
Doors – Light My Fire
Elbow – One Day like This
Elvis – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Europe – The Final Countdown
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams are Made of This
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Gaynor – I Will Survive
Greenday – Good Riddance
Heusen – Come Fly with Me
Jackson – Smooth Criminal
Jackson – Thriller
Kaiser Cheifs – I Predict a Riot
Lady Gaga – Paparrazi
Led Zepplin – Stairway to Heaven
Maroon Five – She will be Loved
Melua – Closest Thing to Crazy
McFLy – All about You
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Oasis – Little By Little
Oasis – Whatever
Pink Floyd – Money
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah
Presley – Love me Tender
Presley – The Wonder of You
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Richie – My Destiny
Rolling Stones – Paint it Black
Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over Trouble Water
Simone – Nobody Does it Better
Sinatra – My Way
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Take That – Greatest Day
Take That – Patience
Take That – Rule the World
Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Village People – YMCA
Wannadies – The You and Me Song
Warren – Thatʼs Amore
Weiss – What a Wonderful World
Reception / Jazz
Anderson – Blue Tango
Anderson- The Syncopated Clock
Desmond – Take Five
Ellington – It Donʼt Mean a Thing
Gershwin – Fascinating Rhythm
Gershwin – Nice Work if you can Get It
Gershwin – Somebody Loves Me
Gershwin – Summertime
Gershwin – Swansea
Gershwin – The Man I Love
Gershwin – They Canʼt take That Away from Me
Grever – What a Difference a Day Made
Herman – Hello Dolly
Howard – Fly me to the Moon
Johnson – Pennies from Heaven
Joplin – Country Club
Joplin – The Entertainer
King Cole – Letʼs Face the Music
King Cole – L-O-V-E
Film, Television & Theatre
Arlen – Over the Rainbow
Armstrong – Balcony Scene from Love Actually
Baerwold – Come What May from Moulin Rouge
Bernstein – Selections from West Side Story
Boch – Selections from Fiddler on the Roof
Bricusse – Pure Imagination from Willy Wonka
Davis – Theme from Pride and Prejudice
Des’ree – Kissing You from Romeo and Juliet
Fonteyn – Theme from Ski Sunday
Hess – Ladies in Lavender
Horner – My Heart Will Go On from Titanic
Hupfeld – As Time goes By
Jacobs – Selections from Grease
Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
Lai – Theme from Love Story
Lloyd Webber – All I ask of You
Lloyd Webber – Selections from Cats
Mancini – Theme from Curb Your Enthusiasm
Mancini – Moon River
Naughtin – Theme from Looney tunes
Porter – Anything Goes
Porter – Every time we say Goodbye
Porter – I get a Kick out of You
Porter – Letʼs do It
Porter – Youʼre the Top
Rogers – Blue Moon
Rogers – My Funny Valentine
Ross – Hernandoʼs Hideaway
Rota – Theme from the Godfather
Schonberg – Selections from Les Miserables
Sousa – Liberty Bell
Sulliavan – Selections from the Mikado
Williams – Theme from E.T.
Williams – Theme from Jurassic Park
Wiliams – Theme from Schindlers List
Williams – Theme from Star Wars
Williams – Theme from Superman
Wilson – Theme from Fawlty Towers
Young – When I Fall in Love
Traditional & Tango
Albeniz – Tango
Beltran – Sway
Gade – Jealousy
Gardel – Por una Cabeza
Padilla – El Relicario
Piazzolla – Libertango
Piazzolla – Tango Fugata
Rodriguez – La Cumparsita
Trad. English – Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Trad. Jewish – Hava Nagila
Trad. Mexican – La Bamba
Trad. Russian – Dark Eyes
Trad. Scottish – Loch Lomond
Villodo – El Choclo
Christmas
Anderson – Sleigh Ride
Cantiones – Good King Wenceslas
Gantlett – Once in Royal David’s City
Goss – See Amid the Winter’s Snow
Gruber – Silent Night
Handel – Joy to the World
Kilpatrick – Away in a Manger
Kocher – As with Gladness men of Old
Mendelssohn – Hark the Herald Angels Sing
Psalms – While Shepheards Watched
Sullivan – It came upon a midnight Clear
Wade – O Come all ye Faithfull
Woodward – Ding dong Merrily on High

Prices

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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
Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

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Shakeel B, 2 years ago

Very good would definitely recommend

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Gihan M, 2 years ago

Absolutely brilliant musician, all the guests loved it as so did we, such a pleasure to listen to!

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Luis H, 4 years ago

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Absolute pleasure to deal with, easy to contact, readily available and professional. Thank you so much!

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Ron D, 2 years 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:

5th April 2018

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.

6th January 2017

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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