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Iona is a professional violinist with experience in all styles from baroque to classical, to commercial/pop.
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Violinist Iona Allan holds a wide range of professional experience having performed in venues ranging from stadiums, to major concert halls, to Buckingham Palace. As an orchestral violinist, Iona has performed in a variety of styles with many professional orchestras both in the UK and Australia. These include: the Ulster Orchestra, London Contemporary Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, London Electronic Orchestra, Florilegium (Baroque Ensemble), Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, Queensland Symphony Orchestras, Melbourne Chamber Orchestra, and Camerata - Queensland’s Chamber Orchestra. Iona has toured professionally as part of Hugh Jackman’s 2015 Broadway to Oz tour of Australia as well as being leader of Richard Clayderman’s 2017 tour of Australia. She has also worked with the likes of pop artists Michael Buble, Anthony Callea, and Dami Im. In July 2019, Iona graduated with a Master of Performance degree from the Royal College of Music, London after receiving multiple awards and scholarships towards her studies. Finishing in November 2016, Iona completed three years in the Professional Performance Program at the Australian National Academy of Music (ANAM) under the tutelage of Dr Robin Wilson. As an alumnus of the Queensland Conservatorium, Iona competed in the 2016 Ena Williams Award for Postgraduate Study Overseas and was awarded the Major Prize. Iona holds a Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University, where she studied with Michele Walsh. Iona made her solo debut performing Vaughan-Williams' The Lark Ascending with the Queensland Philharmonia Orchestra in 2014.

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Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Easy listening, Light music, Covers, Top 40, Christmas, Traditional church music, Jazz, Pop, Medieval music, Renaissance
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Light Classical
Air (on the G string) – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba – Handel
Czardas – Monti
Humeresque – Dvorak
Leibesfereud – Kreisler
Leibesleid – Kreisler
Londonderry Air (Danny Boy) – Trad.
Meditation from Thais – Massenet
Oblivion – Piazolla
Por Una Cabeza (scent of a woman) - Gardel
Salut d’ Amore – Elgar
Theme from Schindler’s List
Winter, largo – Vivaldi
Alejandro – Lady Gaga
All Of Me – John Legend
Bad Romance – Lady Gaga
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Chandelier – Sia
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Despacito – Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee
Haven’t Met You Yet – Michael Buble
Just The Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Rewrite The Stars – The Greatest Showman OST
Riptide – Vance Joy
Señorita – Shawn Mendes, Camila Cabello
Shape Of You – Ed Sheeran
Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Trouble – Coldplay
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
And I - Ciara
Gonna Love Me - Teyana Taylor


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Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£300
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Narmada M, 3 years ago

She was amazing and very talented.I would definitely get her again if I m planning another event.

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Anatoly R, 4 years ago

The delicate tone, bright musical palette and the aestheticism of the musicians have left an unforgettable feeling

Tait T, 3 years ago

Wonderful playing!