Violinist

Fiona Scott

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Violinist
Brighton
Scottish violinist, singer and pianist available for weddings, functions and session work. Experienced Scottish Ceilidh dance caller.

I am an accomplished violinist and singing/pianist, able to play in a variety of styles. Highlights of previous semi-professional work: Orchestral playing: All Souls Orchestra (Prom Praise at Royal Albert Hall and other events); London Musical Theatre Orchestra; Origin Scotland Orchestra; Glasgow Studio Orchestra; New Scottish Arts Orchestra (leader and orchestra fixer) Regular Christian worship band musician (violin/keys/singing) and leader, working flexibly with notation/chord charts. Ceilidh Bands: Keeping It Reel (violinist/singer/dance caller) and deputising various other bands on violin/piano Various string quartets at weddings, graduation ceremonies and other functions Singer with Royal Scottish National Orchestra Chorus (2012-2014) Experienced soloist in session work and various functions e.g. Violinist/singer/pianist for Adam Baker at London 2012 Olympic Games; singer/songwriter at acoustic nights etc. ABRSM Grade 8 Violin and Piano with Merit (2011); Perth Chamber Music Society Bursary Award Winner 2010/2011; attended Aberdeen City Music School (2006-2007)

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I have my own portable piano/keyboard
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Musical theatre, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional Scottish folk, Scottish music, Pop, Disco
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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:
Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Orchestrator, Transcription, Musical comedy, Perfect pitch, Fluent improviser, MC, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE HIGHLIGHTS
Trumpet Tune (Purcell)
Trumpet Voluntary (Clarke)
Bridal Chorus (Wagner)
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba (Handel)
Rondeau (Mouret)
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring (Bach)
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Air on the G String (Bach)
Aria from Xerxes (Handel)
Largo from the Four Seasons (Vivaldi)
Liebestraum (Liszt)
Gabriel's Oboe (Morricone)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn)
Finale, Organ Concerto in C (Saint-Saens)
Canon in D (Pachelbel)
Summertime (Gershwin)
I Got Rhythm (Gershwin)
Someone to Watch Over Me (Gershwin)
'S Wonderful (Gershwin)
They Can't Take That Away From Me (Gershwin)
Caro mio ben (Giordani)
CEILIDH/TRADITIONAL SCOTTISH REPERTOIRE HIGHLIGHTS
Gay Gordons
Dashing White Sergeant
Military Two Step
Canadian Barn Dance
Virginia Reel
Flying Scotsman
Strip the Willow
Orcadian Strip the Willow
St. Bernard's Waltz
Pride of Erin Waltz
Swedish Masquerade
Cumberland Square Eight/Basket Dance
Eightsome Reel
Auld Lang Syne (Burns)
Loch Lomond (trad.)
Ae Fond Kiss (Burns)
My Love Is Like A Red Red Rose (Burns)
Comin' Thru' The Rye (Burns)
Ye Banks and Braes (Burns)
Aye Waulkin-O (Burns)
A Man's A Man For A' That (Burns)
Touch the Sky (Mandel/Andrews)
Into the Open Air (Mandel/Andrews)
Bonnie Charlie (Will ye no come back again?) (Nairn)
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I can come as a pianist/violinist/singer or as a singing pianist. Playing all three at once may be a struggle!

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

Just let me know if plans change. I know these things happen.

How much time do you need to set up?

20-60 min depending on the set up.

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

Absolutely. I can also do requests with enough notice!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I can bring a piano/violin but require a PA system for larger spaces

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

With at least 48 h notice I can oblige. There may be a surcharge depending on the nature of the piece.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The diligence I take in preparing what they ask for.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and Armadillo Arena, Edinburgh Usher Hall, various hotels in and around Scotland

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Nicola Benedette, Sara Bareilles, Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Schwartz, Pasek and Paul, Sondheim, Rogers and Hammerstein

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

London 2012 Olympics

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Frances A, 1 year ago

Fiona was amazing at calling the dances and keeping the evening moving. She was instrumental in creating a real environment of celebration at our wedding reception, getting everyone up and dancing. She was so helpful as we planned our ceilidh, working hard to make it unique to us, and we loved it!

Fraser N, 3 years ago

Fiona did an excellent job leading the ceremony music at our wedding. She self-organised rehearsals with the band members we'd chosen, created the arrangements for the songs we'd chosen and played beautifully. She even managed to create a set of Scottish reels from some of my favourite pieces of ceilidh music. She requires little direction and will do a great job!

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