Emma-Marie Kabanova

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About Emma-Marie Kabanova

Recently featured on Classic FM, Emma-Marie is an award winning violinist who has traveled the world playing for royalty and celebrities.
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I am a professional violinist based in Dorset. For the last 10 years I have performed both as a soloist in concert halls and for parties, weddings and functions. I have performed for intimate gatherings and for large parties; for royalty and for children. I specialise in classical music, I have a masters degree in classical violin performance and completed further training in Moscow Russia with musicians from the Bolshoi Theatre. I have a passion for music written between 1600 and 1800 and was the artistic director of a Baroque ensemble in Moscow as well as being a founder-member of an ensemble that was recently featured on Classic FM. I have travelled the world performing classical and Baroque music as a soloist and with orchestras. I am also keen on playing folk music and love a good cèilidh! I have a wide experience of performing for events, from the Queen’s Birthday Party Celebrations in Moscow, to a FIFA World Cup Committee cocktail party; from cathedral weddings to intimate garden ceremonies; from birthday parties for company directors to children's parties. Former corporate clients include the British Embassy in Moscow, the Embassies of Danmark, Netherlands, New Zealand and USA, The Royal Signals and the Royal Navy. I enjoy working with my clients to create the perfect soundtrack to their big day. During my undergraduate education, I studied composition and often make arrangements of the music that my clients request to fit the violin. It is important to me to treat each client as an individual so that you get exactly what you hope for. If you are looking to add a touch of elegance and romanticism to your event, then look no further!

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Emma-Marie Kabanova 's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Karen C
19 days ago
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5 out of 5

Wonderful, the music was lovely and far better than a recording on an IPhone.

Reply from Emma-Marie Kabanova
19 days ago

It was a pleasure to play for you!

Sneha B
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Emma-Marie was amazing!! Everyone loved her music from start to finish!! Will definitely be booking her again for the next corporate event!!

Reply from Emma-Marie Kabanova
8 months ago

Thank you! It was an honour to play for you!

Joanne L
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Emma-Marie did a wonderful job for my Mum’s 80th birthday gathering . She was happy to play all our suggestions and suggested her own that would compliment our playlist . We communicated regularly prior to the event so it was seamless on the day . She is a lovely , talented and accommodating lady . Thankyou Anna-Marie. Could not recommend her more .

Reply from Emma-Marie Kabanova
1 year ago

So happy to have played for you and many happy returns to your mum again!

Eve M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Great communication! Professional and punctual. Such a lovely part to the day’ . Thanks so much .

Reply from Emma-Marie Kabanova
1 year ago

It was a pleasure to be part of your special day!

From other customers:

Ellen M
8 months ago, for a Theatre / Show in Blandford Rd
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5 out of 5

Emma-Marie completely rose to the challenge with my outdoor event. We co wrote a very special piece of music and Emma-Marie performed under the light of the September Moon. Her performance was captivating; visually dramatic and musically detailed. I have really enjoyed working with Emma-Marie, she is a unique musician who brings so much creative spirit to a collaboration, I cannot recommend her highly enough.

Audience M
3 years ago

Emma-Marie's performance of H.I.F. von Biber's Annunciation Sonata was profound and nuanced.

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Emma-Marie Kabanova 's Song list

«Weddings and Ceremonies»:
J.S. Bach - Air (on the G string)
J.S. Bach - Assorted dances for violin solo
J.S. Bach - Ave Maria
Handel - Water Music
Handel - Fireworks Suit
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba
Handel - Largo
F. Mendlessohn - Wedding March
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Purcell - Fairy Queen Dances
Telemann - Assorted dances for violin solo
Vivaldi - Four Seasons extracts
Mozart — Eine Kleine Nacht Musik
Mozart - Assorted minuets and trios
L.V. Beethoven - Romance
R. Vaughan Williams - Lark Ascending
R. Wagner - Wedding March
E. Elgar - Salut d' Amor
E. Elgar - Chanson de matin
F. Schubert - Ave Maria
G. Gershwin - Summertime
N. Rimsky-Korsakov Theme
N. Rimsky-Korsakov - Song of India
P. Tchaikovsky - Sentimental Waltz
P. Tchaikovsky - Ballet extracts
P. Tchaikovsly - Melancholy Serenade
J. Strauss - Assorted waltzes
Assorted hymn tunes chosen by clients
Lana Del Rey - Young and Beautiful
C. Perry - Thousand Years
E. Sheeran- Joker and the Queen
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
M Trainer – All about that bass
Ray Charles - Hit the road Jack
Taylor Swift – Wildest Dreams
Beatles – Yesterday
Beatles – Let it be
Beatles - When I'm 64
Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Leonard Cohen – Hallelujah
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Ben E King – Stand by Me
Westlife – Beautiful in White
Beatles – Norwegian Wood
Lady Gaga- Bad Romance
Harry Styles – As it Was
C. Dion - My heart will go on
E. John - Can you feel the love tonight
A. Lloyd Webber - Music of the night
A. Lloyd Webber - Memory
Beatles - When I'm 64
Beatles - Yesterday
Beatles - Norwegian Wood
Beatles - Let it Be
Beatles - Back in the USSR
Elvis - Can't help falling in love with you
Elvis - Blue Suede Shoes
Otis Reding - Sitting on the Dock of a Bay
Chordettes - Mr Sandman
Jazz & Swing:
Fly me to the moon
Aint Misbehaving
Blueberry Hill
Embraceable You
Everybody loves my baby
Girl from Ipanema
Hello Dolly
I Got Rhythm
In a Sentimental Mood
Dream a little dream of me
Anything Goes
Mr Sandman
They can’t take that away fro me
I can’t give you anything but love
I got plenty of nuttin’
I say a little prayer for you
I could have danced all night
Satin doll
Smoke gets in your eyes
Red sails in the sunset
Nice work if you can get it
They all laughed
I love you baby (Can't take my eyes of you)
Take 5
Moon River
Baroque and Classical:
A. Bertali - Ciaconna
H.I.F. von Biber - Rosary Sonatas
J.S. Bach - Partita II for unaccompanied violin
J.S. Bach - Partita III for unaccompanied violin
J.S. Bach - Double Violin Concerto
J.S. Bach - Erbarme Dich violin solo
J.S. Bach - Violin concerto in E major
D. Buxtehude - Duo Sonatas for violin and Viola da Gamba
D. Buxtehude - Singet dem Herrn
A. Corelli - Violin sonatas opus 5
A. Caldara - Violin sonata in A minor
G.F. Handel - All violin sonatas
G.F. Handel - 9 German Arias
E.M. Kabanova - Pasacaglia
E.M. Kabanova - MacBeth Fantasy
I, Khandoshkin - Sonata for solo violin in Eb major
I. Leonarda - Sonata Duodecima
W.A. Mozart - Concerto 2
W. A. Mozart - Concerto 3
W.A. Mozart - Assorted sonatas
H. Purcell - Prelude
H.Purcell - Fairy Queen Dances arr. E.M. Kabanova
F. Schubert - 3 Sonatinas
A.Stradella - Sinfonia
G. Tartini - Pastorale in Scordatura
G.P. Telemann - Fantasies
G.P. Telemann - Assorted Violin sonatas
G.P. Telemann - Concerti for 4 violins
A. Vivaldi - Four Seasons
A. Vivaldi - L'estro Armonico
A. Vivaldi - Assorted violin sonatas
J.P. Westhoff - Sonata Imitazione della campane
J.P. Westhoff - sonatas for unaccompanied violin
20th/21st Century:
T. Amiryan - Song of Ascents
C. Cardew - Treatise
S. Gubaidulina - Dancer on a Tightrope
J. Lang Zaimont - My Heart is Desolate
J. Macmillan - Kiss on Wood
O. Messiaen - Thème et variations
O. Messiaen - Louange à l'Immortalité de Jésus
A. Part - Fratres
A. Part - Spiegel im Spiegel
K. Penderecki - Cadenza
K. Saariaho - Nocturne
A. Schnittke - Fugue for unaccompanied violin
A. Schnittke - Sonata 1 for violin and piano
A. Schnittke - Suit in the Olden Style
A. Schnittke - Quasi una Sonata
A. Schnittke - Moz-Art
A. Schnittke - Stille Nacht
A. Schnittke - Stille Muzik
D. Schostakovich - Violin Sonata
D. Schostakovich - 5 pieces for 2 violins and piano
J. Tavener - Fragment for the Virgin
J. Tavener - Song of the Angel

Emma-Marie Kabanova 's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£125
Up to 1 hour£218.75
Up to 2 hours£312.50
Up to 3 hours£375
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The joy and passion I bring to every performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed in wonderful places like the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London; Vivaldi's church, the Chiesa della Pieta in Venice; the famous Tchaikovsky Hall in Moscow. I've also performed in the British, Danish, American and Netherlands embassies in Russia. For many years I performed for children in hospitals, some of the most precious moments of my career.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

too many to list here! I love listening to my colleagues perform and going back into archives to listen to old recordings.

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

Performing the UK national anthem for Queen Elizabeth's Birthday celebrations in the British Embassy of Moscow.

Do you have different line-up options?

I also perform in a classical duo called Phantasia. We are violin and lute, a perfect combo for a wedding!

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

I always try to be flexible to help your event run smoothly. If something changes in the run up to the event, just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

I need around 30 minutes to set up, warm up and change my clothes.

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

I'm always happy to discuss the music I play and find out what works best for the type of event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Absolutely! Violin and music stand, it's all very simple and means I can really play anywhere!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a piece is not included in my repertoire, I may already know it. I am always willing to consider learning something new to make your event truly special, but please be aware that there is an extra fee of £40 to cover the time I will spend on this.
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Early music, Opera, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Noise music, Russian music, Klezmer
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Cruise
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Composer, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Musicologist, Community music worker
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