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An experienced and professional solo violinist for weddings, parties, anniversaries, proposals and more.
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Peterlee
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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. Emma is currently available for socially distanced performances such as in gardens; wedding proposals; anniversary celebrations & birthday greetings and small family celebrations. She specialises in solo violin performance for church and civil ceremonies; wedding receptions; anniversary celebrations and dinner music and performs a wide range of music from pop to classical, folk, jazz, Disney and film themes. With more than 15 years of experience in providing music for weddings, 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. On the event day Emma is always prompt, well presented and friendly and will provide all of the equipment required for her performance.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
My equipment is PAT tested
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Saved the day!
Musicianship
Genres:
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
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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, 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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Song list

Pop & Jazz
A Million Dreams
A Thousand Years
All of Me - John Legend
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
Don't Look Back in Anger (Oasis)
Eleanor Rigby – The Beatles
El Choclo (Tango)
Everything I Do I Do It for You – Bryan Adams (from Robin Hood)
Fields of Gold, Sting/Eva Cassidy
Get Happy
Good Riddance (Time of Your Life) - Green Day
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Halo - Beyonce
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'm Gonna Be (500 miles) - The Proclaimers
In My Life - The Beatles
In The Summertime - Mungojerrie
It Had To Be You (Jazz)
I Think I Want To Marry You - Bruno Mars
Killing Me Softly With His Song - Roberts Flack/ The Fugees
Lay All Your Love On Me - ABBA
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Michelle - The Beatles
Mull of Kintyre - Paul McCartney
Nine Million Bicycle - Katie Melua
Norwegian Wood - The Beatles
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Rainbow Connection (from The Muppets)
Schindler's List Theme
Sealed With A Kiss (Brian Hyland/ Jason Donovan)
She – Charles Asnavour/ Elvis Costello (featured in Notting Hill)
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Sunny Side of The Street
That's Amore – Harry Warren
Those Were The Days - Mary Hopkin
Viva Forever - Spice Girls
Waterloo Sunset - The Kinks
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I Fall In Love
When I Need You – Leo Sayer/ Celine Dion
Wonderwall - Oasis
Yellow - Coldplay
Yesterday - The Beatles
You Are The Reason - Calum Scott
Your Song - Elton John
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)
Binary Sunsets Theme from Star Wars
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)
Favourite Things (from The Sound of Music)
Game of Thrones
Get Happy - from Little Voice
Glasgow Love Theme - Craig Armstrong (from Love Actually)
Hedwig's Theme from Harry Potter
How Far I'll Go (Moana)
I See The Light (from Tangled)
Il Postino (theme)
La Vie En Rose - Edith Piaf
Let It Go (Frozen)
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)
Love theme from Love Story
Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Harold Arlen
Speak Softly Love (from The Godfather)
Star Wars Theme - John Williams
Think of Me (Phantom of the Opera)
Por una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel (featured in True Lies)
Prima Donna (from Phantom of the Opera)
Pure Imagination (from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)
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)
Classical
A La Luz de los Faroles - Mendizabal
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
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
Galopede
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
Christmas
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
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I perform solo for wedding ceremonies and short reception bookings. For receptions, parties, functions I would recommend our violin and guitar duo.

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.

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.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£240
Up to 3 hours£300
NEW!Virtual services
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.
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Ailbhe M, 12 days ago

Emma was brilliant for our wedding, communication was great and she gave us lots of tips and recommendations. Everyone loved the more unusual pieces for our wedding and lighted the ore wedding nerves.

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Phil W, 2 years ago

Emma was wonderful and helped to make our wedding very special. We would not hesitate to recommend her, excellent!!

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Craig L, 2 years ago

Emma was brilliant from start to finish. We could not of asked for more!

From other customers:

Ger E, 5 years ago

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

MariaLuisa, 3 years ago

Your beautiful music certainly made the night perfect.

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