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Violinist

Karel Vrbik

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About Karel

Birmingham based Violinist
Violinist
Birmingham
Public liability insurance of £10 million
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I am an honours graduate from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and recently the Music Academy Kroměříž where I had the opportunity to learn from the industry’s leading professionals such as Josef Špaček and an esteemed pedagogue, Dalibor Karvay. Music has been my passion from an early age and I have always loved sharing my music with others, as it bridges all barriers between people. From the beginning of my playing career I have been successful in competitions with a highlight being the first prize at the 2012 Concerto Bohemia in Prague. I also have extensive orchestral experience having worked with the Welsh National Opera, Orchestra of the Swan and having performed in venues such as the Birmingham Symphony Hall to great critical acclaim with the RBC Symphony Orchestra. I am DBS checked and belong to the Musicians' Union which covers me for public liability insurance. I look forward to hearing from you.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
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, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Opera, Baroque, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango, Rock, Indie, Classic rock, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Light music, Originals, Easy listening, Jazz fusion, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Folk, Traditional English folk, Military, Britpop
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Instruments:
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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, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Actor, Musical comedy, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Community music worker, Orchestrator
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Song list

Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
PERFECT - Ed Sheeran
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Elton John
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All of Me - John Legend
Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
The Scientist - Coldplay
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Flashlight - Jessie J
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Let It Be - The Beatles
Yesterday - The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
Girls Like You - Maroon 5
Don't wanna know Maroon 5
Despacito Louis Fonsi
Roar Katy Perry
I would mix it up with some up beat light classical as it tends to make for quite a nice variety if you would like that. Such as:
Bach Violin Partita No.2 : Gigue
Brahms - Hungarian Dance No.5
Dvorak's Humoresque
and plenty others ;)
To give you an idea of jazz and folk:
Fly Me To The Moon
Autumn Leaves
Swallowtail Jig
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I am happy to accommodate solo violin, duets, trios and quartets, with my various groups.

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

Please let me know as soon as possible and I am sure that I can accommodate it and we can discuss any changes.

How much time do you need to set up?

It will usually take about 30 mins, to get accustomed to the venue and run through any of your on the day requests.

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

Most definitely! Please let me know in advance, if you would like me to make an arrangement specifically for your occasion.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I mostly perform acoustic sets and I will bring everything that I need.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Please let me know in advance, if you would like me to make an arrangement specifically for your occasion and I would be very happy to perform it.

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)£100
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£50

Reviews

From customers:

William C, 2 years ago

Very well done, beautiful performance...

Sam J, 1 year ago

Thoroughly enjoyed having you there playing! ...we will hopefully book you again for events in the future!