Ivan Varchenko

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Saxophone, Piano, Original music - don’t hesitate to enquire.
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I am Ivan Varchenko, originally coming from Kazakhstan, but now based in Scotland, UK. I am in the process of completing my Bachelor of Music (Performance) degree on Saxophone and Piano. Received my education in the Purcell School of Music, where I managed to gain a lot of stage-performance and teaching experience. Also, I have worked in my home country as a restaurant musician(sax, piano) and on some various gigs for 4 years. I associate my future career with mostly teaching, performing and composing music. I can offer a high-quality performance on both of the instruments with a diverse choice of repertoire for any event. Also, I’m fluent in three languages- English, Russian and German.

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£40
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£400
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From Encore customers:

Calum M
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Thanks so much. A difficult event to play at but Ivan was very professional and played great.

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Enlik K
3 years ago, for a Recording session in East Finchley
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5 out of 5

Dear Ivan, Thanks for the amazing sax part you provided me and my band with. It was a pleasure to work with you, thanks to your high professionalism:-) Hope to work with you in the future. Regards, Enlik

Rousso K
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Kensington
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5 out of 5

Dear Ivan, Thank you very much for a very soulful performance, it made our day very special. My wife and I wanted to thank you one more time for the improv you did on the piano at the end of your set, it was truly inspiring (my mother was really touched by it). Thanks for everything! All the best, Mr and Mrs Karimov