Erik Fauss - Violinist/Violist
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Erik Fauss - "Danny Boy"
Erik Fauss - Hindemith Viola Sonata Op. 11 No. 4
Brahms Viola Sonata No. 2 in Eb Major, Op. 120
Violin/Viola music of any genre! Versatile and audience-friendly. Casual to formal. Ceremonies, parties, and more!
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I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Baroque, Opera, Musical theatre, Medieval music, Renaissance, Folk, Folk rock, Country, Bluegrass, Jazz, Latin jazz, Swing, Dixieland, Ragtime, Gypsy jazz, Blues, Gospel, Light music, Experimental, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Americana, R&B, Covers, Bossa nova, Polka, Salsa, Tango, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
Below is a sample of songs, but of course I am open to requests!
Sheep May Safely Graze by J. S. Bach
Ave Maria by J. S. Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring by J. S. Bach
Bach Cello Suites
Ode to Joy by L. Beethoven
Nocturne by A. Borodin
Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke
Sicilienne by Gabriel Faure
Water Music Suite by F. Handel
“Wedding March” by F. Mendelssohn
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik by W. A. Mozart
Canon in D by J. Pachelbel
Trumpet Tune by H. Purcell
“Traumerei" by R. Schumann
Swan Lake by P. Tchaikovsky
Meditation from Thais
Spring from Vivaldi
Bridal Chorus by R. Wagner
Londonderry Air / Danny Boy
My Bonnie Lies over the Ocean
assorted Scottish, Irish, and Celtic tunes
At Last by Etta James
Beyond The Sea by Bobby Darin
Cheek to Cheek by Frank Sinatra
Come Fly With Me by Frank Sinatra
Fly Me to the Moon by Frank Sinatra
La Vie en Rose by Edith Piaf
L-O-V-E by Natalie Cole
Misty by Erroll Garner
Summertime by Gershwin
These Foolish Things by Ella Fitzgerald
A Thousand Years
Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Don’t Stop Believing
I Will Always Love You
Over The Rainbow
Time To Say Goodbye
What A Wonderful World
You Raise Me Up
MUSICAL THEATER / FILM MUSIC
All I Ask Of You (from “The Phantom Of The Opera”)
Edelweiss (from “The Sound Of Music”)
Get Me To The Church On Time (from “My Fair Lady”)
Hallelujah (from the Motion Picture “Shrek”)
I Could Have Danced All Night (from “My Fair Lady”)
Jurassic Park Theme Song
Married Life (from the Motion Picture “Up”)
Memory (from “Cats”)
The Sound Of Music (from “The Sound Of Music”)
Sunrise, Sunset (from the Motion Picture “The Fiddler On The Roof”)
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
What do your clients love most about your performances?
I am a natural performer and friendly with audiences, so my clients often remark on my bright showmanship and wow factor. I play at a high standard, so this is usually observed as well. I like to think clients appreciate my personableness in performances as well.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
From restaurants and bars to concert halls and churches, I have performed at way too many venues to list here. I've managed cramped and awkward stages in palaces, hotels, chapels, and libraries. I've endured the noisy din of basement clubs, as well as the 9-second reverberation of cathedrals. I've performed in many outdoor gardens and even some parks too.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
Bach, Brahms, Beethoven, Dvorak, and many more classical composers. I'm always inspired by jazz artists like Theolonius Monk, Dizzie Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Esperanza Spalding, Jacob Collier, Snarky Puppy, and more. My folk influences come from Simon and Garfunkel, Mumford and Sons, Oh Hellos, Bon Iver, and other more indie artists.
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Such a difficult question to answer. "High Profile" is a bit subjective isn't it... I've performed and recorded in Wigmore Hall, played for Princess Anne, soloed with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, and performed in top concert halls throughout the United States.
Do you have different line-up options?
I play keyboard and sing, so these could definitely be a part of the set. I have several colleagues that play with me in other arrangements that are available to book: string quartet, string trio, piano-clarinet-viola trio, or any duo.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Communication is key! I'm flexible and adapt well, but it does lower some stress if you just let me know if and when the timings change. Fees will be adjusted accordingly.
How much time do you need to set up?
15-20 minutes is usually sufficient to set up chairs, stands, music, and instruments.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Of course. I just request that you give me these preferences in advance, so that I can have them well prepared and ordered nicely for a good natural flow. It also helps me rehearse/practise if necessary.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
I bring my instrument and stand, but sometimes may need a chair or two.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Yes! There may be a chance I already know it, but it helps to know in advance. Depending on the piece, I would charge an arrangement fee of £30-£50 to take into account rehearsal time. Of course it may be an easy one, and I won't need any rehearsal :)
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£50|
|Up to 1 hour||£150|
|Up to 2 hours||£230|
|Up to 3 hours||£300|
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