Violin for Weddings

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Experienced and professional solo violinist for weddings ceremonies & receptions; corporate events, anniversaries, proposals and more.
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Emma is a versatile, professional violinist with wide experience of live performance, touring, recording and performing music for weddings and functions of all types. She is an extremely experienced wedding musician specialising in solo violin for civil ceremonies, church ceremonies, drinks receptions, & wedding breakfasts as well as proposals, anniversaries and special occasions. Emma is very familiar with the format and special requirements of wedding ceremony music. She is also happy to advise on music choices and other details in the lead up to your wedding, with a songlist of 200+ titles ranging from pop to classical, Disney, rock, jazz, musicals, film and TV themes, Emma can also cater for special ceremony requests. On the event day Emma is always prompt, well presented and friendly and will provide all of the equipment required for her performance.

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Emma's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sophie J
13 days ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing!! Thanks so much

Reply from Emma
13 days ago

Thank you Sophie - it was an absolute pleasure! I hope you both had a fantastic day and wishing you all the very best for the future! Emma xx

Paz H
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Emma did a fabulous job at our recent wedding. We loved the range of music she performed during the reception, and she made our ceremony perfect! Would highly recommend her for your big day. Thank you so much Emma!

Reply from Emma
1 month ago

Thanks so much for leaving a review. It was so lovely to play for your treehouse wedding!🥰 xx

Natassja W
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Emma was absolutely amazing. Just the touch we needed to make the day perfect. All the guests commented on how great she was. She was so easy to communicate with and even pre recorded a song for us to practise walking down the aisle. We would absolutely recommend her and can’t thank her enough.

Reply from Emma
1 month ago

Thanks so much for taking the time to leave a review Natassja! It really was a pleasure to play for your wedding day..thank you for inviting me to be a part of it!xx

Jayne T
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Emma was excellent, and offered a hteay range of songs.

Reply from Emma
1 month ago

Thank you Jayne! I hope you all had a fantastic day😊🎻

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From other customers:

Ger E
8 years ago

We both want to thank yourself and David for your perfect performance at our Wedding Ceremony.

6 years ago

Your beautiful music certainly made the night perfect.

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Emma's Song list

Pop & Jazz
10,000 Hours - Justin Bieber
Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows (from Shrek)
A Million Dreams - from The Greatest Showman
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All of Me - John Legend
Always A Woman To Me - Billy Joel
And I Love Her - The Beatles
Annie's song – John Denver
Can't Help Falling In Love
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Consider Yourself – from Oliver
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Despacito - Luis Fonci & Daddy Yankee
Dirty Old Town - Ewan Macoll/The Pogues
Don't Look Back in Anger (Oasis)
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
Enchanted - Taylor Swift
Eternal Flame - The Bangles
Everything I Do I Do It for You – Bryan Adams (from Robin Hood)
Every Breath You Take - The Police
Everlasting Love - Love Affair
Everlong - Foo Fighters
Falling Like The Stars - James Arthur
Fantasy - Mariah Carey
Fields of Gold, Sting/Eva Cassidy
From This Moment On - Shania Twain
Get Happy
Gimme Gimme Gimme (A Man After Midnight) - ABBA
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Halo - Beyonce
Happy Together - The Turtles
Here, There and Everywhere- The Beatles
Hey Jude - The Beatles
Home - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes
How Long Will I Love You - Mike Scott/ Ellie Goulding
I'd Do Anything - Oliver
I Have A Dream (ABBA)
I Guess I’m In Love - Clinton Kane
I Look To You. - Whitney Houston
I'm Gonna Be (500 miles) - The Proclaimers
In My Life - The Beatles
In The Summertime - Mungojerrie
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
It Had To Be You (Jazz)
I Think I Want To Marry You - Bruno Mars
I Will Alway Love You - Whitney Houston
I Walk The Line - Johnny Cash
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberts Flack/ The Fugees
Kissing You - Des’ree
Lay All Your Love On Me - ABBA
Linger - The Cranberries
Living On A Prayer - Bon Jovi
LOVE - Nat King Cole
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Love of My Life - Queen
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Material Girl - Madonna
Memories - Maroon 5
Michelle - The Beatles
Mull of Kintyre - Paul McCartney
My Love - Sia
Nine Million Bicycles - Katie Melua
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Ocean Eyes - Billy Eilish
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Piano Man - Billy Joel
The Power of Love - Jennifer Rush
Pointless - Lewis Capaldi
Rainbow Connection (from The Muppets)
Rewrite The Stars - Zendaya, Zac Efron
Schindler's List Theme
Sealed With A Kiss (Brian Hyland/ Jason Donovan)
She – Charles Asnavour/ Elvis Costello (featured in Notting Hill)
Slipping Through My Fingers - ABBA (Mamma Mia)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Stand By Me - Ben E King
Sunny Side of The Street
Super Trouper - ABBA
Sweet Child if Mine - Guns n Rose
Take Me To The Church - Hozier
Take A Chance On Me - ABBA
That's Amore – Harry Warren
The Climb - Miley Cyrus
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin
Titanium - David Guetta
Turning Page - Sleeping At Last
Until I Found You - Stephen Sanchez
Unforgettable - Nat King Cole
Video Games - Lana del Ray
Voulez Vous- ABBA
Wake Me Up - Avicii
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
We’ve Only Just Begun - The Carpenters
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I Fall In Love
When I Need You – Leo Sayer/ Celine Dion
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift/ Bridgerton
Wings - Birdy
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Wonderwall - Oasis
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
Yellow - Coldplay
Yesterday - The Beatles
You Are The Reason - Calum Scott
Young and Beautiful - Lana del Ray
Your Song - Elton John
You’re My Best Friend - Queen
You're Still The One - Shania Twain
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
Film & TV, Disney & Show Music
A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
Alice in Wonderland Waltz
A Whole New World - from Aladdin
Beauty and The Beast/ Tale As Old As Time - Alan Menken
Be Our Guest (Beauty & The Beast)
Beyond The Sea
Binary Sunsets Theme from Star Wars
Bring Me Sunshine - Morecambe and Wise
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (The Lion King)
Castle On A Cloud - from Les Miserables
Cheek to Cheek
Chim Chimeree (Mary Poppins)
Colours of the Wind (from Pocahontas)
Concerning Hobbits (from The Hobbit)
Evenstar (Lord if the Rings)
Favourite Things (from The Sound of Music)
Feed The Birds - Mary Poppins
Friends Theme (I’ll be there for you)
Game of Thrones
Get Happy - from Little Voice
Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong (from Love Actually)
Going Home - from Local Hero
Gollum’s Song ( Lord of the Rings)
Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
How Far I'll Go (Moana)
I Do It For You from Robin Hood Prince of Thieves
In Dreams (Lord of the Rings)
Into The West (Lord of the Rings)
It Had To Be You- When Harry Met Sally
I See The Light (from Tangled)
Il Postino (theme)
Jurassic Park Theme
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
Let It Go (Frozen)
L-O-V-E- Parent Trap/ The Vampire Diaries
Makin’ Whoopee - The Fabulous Baker Boys
Married Life (Theme from Up)
Maybe from Annie
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
Moon River – Henry Mancini (featured in Breakfast at Tiffany's)
Married Life (theme from Up)
Music of The Night (Phantom of the opera)
Noble Maiden Fair from Brave
Once Upon A Dream
Part of Your World (Little Mermaid)
Pirates of The Caribbean Main Theme (He’s A Pirate)
Promontory - Last of the Mohicans
Love theme from Love Story
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Rewrite the Stars - The Greatest Showman
River Flows In You - Twilight
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen
Speak Softly Love (from The Godfather)
Star Wars Theme - John Williams
The King of the Golden Hall (Lord of the Rings)
Think of Me (Phantom of the Opera)
Turning Page - from Twilight Saga
Por una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel (featured in True Lies)
Prima Donna (from Phantom of the Opera)
Pure Imagination (from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)
Rewrite The Stars from Greatest Showman
Under Your Spell (from Buffy The Vampire Slayer)
When You Wish Upon A Star( from Pinocchio)
Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again (Phantom of the Opera)
You’ve Got A Friend In Me - Toy Story
A La Luz de los Faroles - Mendizabal
Adagio for Strings - Samuel Barber
Andante - Gluck
Andante Cantabile from String Quartet No.5 - Haydn
Ave Maria
Arioso - JS Bach
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Bist du bei Mir - JS Bach
Bridal March - Wagner
Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman - Offenbach
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Chiquilin de Bachin - Piazzolla
Chorus of the Hebrew Slaves - Verdi
Clair de Lune - Debussy
El Choclo - Villoldo
El Dia Me Quieras - Carlos Gardel
Flower Duet - Delibes
The Four Seasons Themes - Vivaldi
Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
Humoresque - Dvorak
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring - JS Bach
La Donna E Mobile - Verdi
Meditation - Massanet
Minuet in G Major - JS Bach
Minuet - Boccherini
Morning from Peer Gynt - Grieg
Meditation from Thais - Massanet
Nocturne - Mendelssohn
Ode To Joy - Beethoven
O For The Wings of a Dove - Mendelssohn
On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn
Plaisir D'Amour - Martini
Polovtsian Dance - Borodin
Por Una Cabeza - Carlos Gardel
Ride of the Valkyries - Wagner
Romantic Piece - Dvorak
Salut D'Amour - Elgar
Rondeau - Mouret
Te Deum - Charpentier
To A Wild Rose - Edward Macdowell
Tu Devicto - Charpentier
Trumpet Voluntary - J.Clarke
Sheep May Safely Graze - JS Bach
Salut D’Amour - Elgar
Selected movements from Water Music and Fireworks - Handel
Wachet auf - JS Bach
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Spring - Vivaldi
Largo from Winter - Vivaldi
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Wedding March - Wagner
Teri Meri
Tum hi ho
Tere liye veer zaara
kal ho na ho
Humko Humise Chura Lo
Folk and Traditional Tunes ( a small selection - many more possible!)
Amazing Grace
Ashokan Farewell
Bonny At Morn
Blow The Wind Southerly
Cushie Butterfield
Drowsy Maggie
Danny Boy
Flower of Quern
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Hunting The Hare
Londonderry Air
Mairi's Wedding
Mrs Jamieson's Favourite
My Love is Like A Red,Red Rose
Scarborough Fair
Skye Boat Song
Simple Gifts
Timour The Tartar
The Cinderella Waltz
The Girl I Left Behind Me
The Greenwood Tree
The Oyster Girl
The Pirate's Waltz
The Water of Tyne
The Wind That Shakes The Barley
Away in A Manger
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Fairytale of New York
First Noel
Frosty the Snowman
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Here Comes Santa Claus
The Holly and the Ivy
In The Bleak Midwinter
It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
I Saw Three Ships
Jingle Bell Rock
Jingle Bells
Joy To The World
It's Beginning To Look A lot Like Christmas
Let It Snow
O Christmas Tree
O holy Night
O Little Town Of Bethlehem
Rocking Around the Christmas Tree
Silent Night
Sleigh Ride
The Twelve Days of Christmas
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts)
Winter Wonderland

Emma's 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)£190
Up to 1 hour£243.75
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£356.25
Surprise Violinist!
A short performance of up to 15 minutes to surprise a loved one, for example at a restaurant for a special celebration meal; at home or in a special location of your choice for a birthday, anniversary or romantic surprise!
Welcome Drinks
Live violin music to welcome your guests to your wedding pre-ceremony.
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins as guests are getting seated, entrance music; music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks Reception
A one and a half hour booking for drinks reception/ photographs.
Ceremony & Drinks reception
A 2 hour booking to cover: Music as guests are getting seated in ceremony room; entrance music, signing the register and exit music followed by music during drinks reception/ photographs.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Emma combines an excellent professional standard of musical performance with a friendly and helpful personality! She will do everything in the run up to your event to be helpful and efficient and perform to the highest standard on the day.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Durham Castle; Wynyard Hall; Bowburn Hall; Shotton Hall; Hardwick Hall; Lumley Castle; Redworth Hall; Healey Barn; Middleton Lodge; Otterburn Castle; Le Petit Chateau; Beamish Hall; South Causey Inn; Beamish Park Hotel; Eshott Hall; Ellingham Hall; Newton Hall.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Solo violin and jazz violinists.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Emma performs at festivals and venues all over the UK as well as touring in Europe. In 2018 she was nominated in the prestigious British Jazz Awards. She has also performed live on both radio and television.

Do you have different line-up options?

I perform solo violin for civil and church wedding ceremonies, drinks receptions, pre-ceremony welcome & wedding breakfasts as well as all kinds of other occasions such as proposals, anniversaries, funerals, family celebrations.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

How much time do you need to set up?

I will arrive 30-45 minutes before I am due to start playing which allows ample time to set up.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes you can choose any pieces from the song-list. Wherever possible I will also accommodate song choices that are not on the current song-list. If you have a request that doesn't appear on the song-list just ask and I will let you know if it is possible.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically as-well as an acoustic amplifier and specialist violin microphone where amplification is needed.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. I always check out any new requests first to make sure they will work/ sound right on solo violin and will let you know. When time allows I will also record a short sample video so that you can check it out for yourself before deciding.
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, Swing, Gypsy jazz, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Covers, Vintage, French music, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Baroque, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Medieval music, Bluegrass, Country, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Top 40, Americana, Classic rock, Pop rock, Indie, Scottish music, Tango, Opera, Folk rock, Blues, Ambient pop, Britpop, Alternative rock, World music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker, Theory teaching, Animateur
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