Flora Fontanelli

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Hungarian-born Italian violinist, Flora is working both as an orchestra musician, soloist and chamber musician. Currently based in London.
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Hungarian-born Italian violinist, Flora is a London based modern and baroque violinist. She is enjoying a solo and orchestra career alongside playing with different chamber baroque ensembles. Flora has been part of the Southbank Sinfonia Fellowship and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Scheme. She has won the “Rancati Prize at the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan and the first prize at the European Music Competition in Moncalieri (Italy). She has graduated from the Royal College of Music London, the Conservatorio G. Verdi in Milan and studied in Erasmus at the Universitaet Mozarteum Salzburg. Flora plays regularly together with her duo partner, pianist Danilo Mascetti. The Duo is specialised in building their own programmes focusing on a particular topic. She is founder of Tolma, a Festival in Milan that communicates the importance of solidarity, cooperation and respect through musical and artistic activities both in schools and open to the public.

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Flora's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Alison R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Flora was everything we had hoped for in a violinist . She totally delivered what was promised and her repertoire of Classical and modern pieces complimented our Afternoon Tea at the RAF Club, Picadilly . Flora communicated with us regularly prior to the event so that we were both clear on how the booking would go . Thank You Flora for making our 60th Birthday Celebration so special , Alison & Chris Ryle . 🎻🎉🍰🥂🎻

Luke W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

I booked Flora for the most important moment of my life to date, she was tasked to play while I proposed to my then girlfriend. I am happy to say my now Fiancé and Flora made the moment magical, her playing was of the highest quality and I couldn’t have asked for better. Not only that but she was a lovely person and so professional, she had to wait for a while to play after she set up and she was so good about it. I couldn’t recommend her any higher and I will be hiring her again in the future. Thanks again Flora!

Nathan S
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Flora was absolutely amazing, I would not hesitate to recommend her to anybody. She arrived much earlier than anticipated to allow full setup time, text me to confirm that she was ready and even kept me updated that everything was going to plan. The music choice was perfect for the occasion and my requested song she learned and played to perfection. My now fiancé has not stopped playing the video of Flora playing at the event over and over again. Without a doubt, her skill took the occasion to the next level. If you’re thinking of working with Flora, do not hesitate!

Reply from Flora
1 year ago

Thank you so much Nathan, it was a pleasure and I am so happy that you and your fiancé had a great time.

From other customers:

Lucia S
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Italia
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5 out of 5

"It was so pleasant and nice to have had Flora playing for us during our wedding. She played together with a harpist and they chose the best music for our drinks before dinner. I strongly recommend her!" Confermo parrecipazione ....ottima professionalità....ottima musicalità....ottimo risultato

Daniele C
5 years ago, for a Wedding in Italia
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5 out of 5

“ It was really a special day, made even more special by Flora and her violin. She is also so available and her choice of works was perfect. I really recommend her.”

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Flora's Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£30
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£480
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

My line-up is: Solo violin Violin and piano Violin and harp Violin, harp, cello Violin, piano, cello Violin, male singer

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

I always try my 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 me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually don’t need much time to set up. For me it’s enough to arrive at the venue 30 mins earlier to be ready to play.

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests have an amazing time. However, I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! This does not apply only if you chose those line-up that include a piano.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am are happy to do this for you. If it’s a song that is not originally for solo violin, there is a fee of £80 for this service to take into account for arranging time, rehearsal time, etc..
Classical, Baroque, Early music, Opera, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Folk, Experimental, Pop, Italian music, Klezmer
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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