Joanna Gill

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Joanna is a classically trained composer, orchestrator, arranger, conductor, pianist and violinist.
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Joanna has performed at hundreds of weddings and services all across the UK. Whether creating that magical moment as a bride walks down the aisle, or dancing the night away to some great ceilidh tunes, Joanna knows exactly what kind of music can make your day that extra bit special without you having to do any of the work. Joanna is also a trained conductor and conducted carols for a special advent service with King Charles last December. As a Composer Joanna also writes bespoke music for your special event. Get in touch to find out more.

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Joanna's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Kamran H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Joanna captured what words couldn't. She played songs that perfectly matched the mood I was after, and was able to change this as the day went on. A welcoming piece when guests arrived, to my special request for walking down the aisle, to some more jubilant songs after the ceremony ended. Im so glad I chose her and am grateful she was able to play for so long! A special violinist for a special day indeed!

From other customers:

Fiona L
2 years ago, for a Concert in London
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5 out of 5

Working with Joanna is such a treat. I send her my song and an idea of what I want orchestrated and it's like she is literally in my head and just envisages exactly what I wanted. It's a testament to her talent and gift. She is my go to person for sure. Looking forward to working on many more projects.

Michael A
2 years ago, for a Concert in All Souls Church
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5 out of 5

Joanna has that natural ability to capture a range of moods and styles in one piece: from grandioso and majestic brass fanfares to beautifully executed woodwind runs, and from a natural Celtic flair for fiddling violin passages to Zimmeresque filmic drumming and percussion. Not only is Joanna an outstanding composer, orchestrator and arranger – at home with choral and symphonic writing – she is also a real delight to work with. You have a real sense that Joanna is not just invested in the notes on the page, but the players, singers and audience for whom she is penning each inspired note for.

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Joanna's Song list

Wedding music: (Piano)
Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar
Dawn - Pride and Prejudice
PM's theme Love Actually - Craig Armstrong
Stella Mattino - Ludovico Einaudi
Laudate Dominum - Mozart
Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone
Pachelbel's Canon in D
Love theme - Craig Armstrong
River flows in you - Yiruma
A Thousand Years
Can't help falling in love with you
Thinkin bout you - Frank Ocean
It's your day - Yiruma
Amazing Grace
Le Onde - Ludovico Einaudi
Passaggio - Ludovico Einaudi
All of me - Jon Schmidt
Amazing Grace - Traditional
Thinkin bout you - Frank Ocean
It's your day - Yiruma
Wedding March - Mendelsohn
Wedding music: (Violin)
Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Amazing Grace - Traditional
Ashokan Farewell - Traditional
Laudate Dominum - Mozart
Pie Jesu - Faure
Panis Angelicus - Cesar Franck
Ladies in Lavender - Nigel Hess
Chason de Matin - Elgar
Ave Maria - Mozart
Wedding March - Mendelsohn
Highland Cathedral - Scottish Traditional
Inishere - Traditional
'PM's theme' Love Actually - Craig Armstrong
A Thousand Years
Memories - Maroon 5
Thinking out loud - Phil Thompson
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
How long will I love you - Ellie Golding
Can't help falling in love with you
River flows in you - Yiruma
It's your day - Yiruma
Love you a little bit more - Jacky Cheung
As a Composer Joanna also writes specially commissioned pieces just for your special occasion - get in touch to find out more.

Joanna's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£125
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£325
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I find it a great joy creating the right atmosphere for your event and everyone comments how the music fits their style perfectly.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed in many luxurious hotels, universities and churches all around London. I particularly love to travel and enjoyed performing for a summer evenings drinks reception at Somerley Estate in the New Forrest.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Oh so many: Bernstein, Elgar, Beethoven, Einaudi, Ola Gjeilo, John Williams and Alexandre Desplat.

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

Conducting and arranging the music for HRH Prince of Wales for an Advent service in December 2021.

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

I always try to be flexible to meet your needs, so if anything changes in the run up to the event just let me know.

Can you provide an iPod/DJ service before and between your sets?

Yes absolutely, if referring to my ceilidh band we can provide this equipment at an extra charge of £100.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on the venue and set up it can be anything from 30 minutes to one hour before.

If I have a piano at my venue, are you happy to perform on that?

Yes of course, as long as the piano is in good working condition and tuned I am happy to play on it.

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

Yes and very happy to take requests should you have specific pieces in mind.

Are you able to bring your own piano or keyboard?

Yes absolutely!

Can you learn song requests before the event?

Yes very happy to learn a new song request.
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Traditional Scottish folk, Classical crossover, Folk, Easy listening, Light music, Ceillidh, Bluegrass, Traditional Irish folk
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Composer, Transcription, Composition teaching, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Accompanist
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