Lauren Abbott

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I am a professional violinist living in London. I play all genres of music from pop backing strings to opera.

I am an experienced violinist living and working in London. I regularly play in orchestras as well as chamber music ensembles in roles of both 1st and 2nd violin. I have played with many orchestras including the RTE National Symphony Orchestra, Welsh National Opera, London Concert Orchestra, Cape Town Opera, Brighton Philharmonic and Northern Ballet theatre. I also regularly play in several chamber ensembles as well as recording for film and TV. Orchestral Experience 2014 – Present RTE National Symphony Orchestra (1st Violin extra) 2010 – Present Northern Ballet Theatre 2010 – Present Glyndebourne Opera 2009 - Present English Classical Players 2009 Cape Town Opera, Sub-principal 2nd Violin for UK Tour 2009 – Present Brighton Philharmonic 2008 – Present Bergen Philharmonic (Regular extra) 2008 – Present Welsh National Opera (Regular extra) 2007– Present Johann Strauss Orchestra 2007 –Present Opera Genesis at the Royal Opera House, 1st violin 2007 - Present London Concert Orchestra 2007 - Present Orchestra da Camera 2006 - Present Carl Rosa Opera Company 2006 - Present Brandenburg Sinfonia 2005 - Present Festival Symphony Orchestra 2005 - Present Opera Project 2004 - Present Bath Philharmonia 2004 - Present Royal Liverpool Philharmonic 2004 - Present Guildford Philharmonic 2004 City Chamber Ensemble 2002 - Present Chameleon Arts Orchestra 2000 - 2003 London Soloists Chamber Orchestra Sessions Violinist For Mary J Blige UK Tour Face Music – Il Divo, Westlife, Leona Lewis, Paul Potts and Susan Boyle Composed and performed the Music for Audi RS4 Quattro television advertising campaign ‘Spider’ Recording for Red Eskimo, film and television music based at Pinewood. Quartet Recordings at Snake Ranch Studios for KPM music library

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I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Opera, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music
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Event types:
Wedding, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Sam N, 2 months ago

Saffron Strings were fantastic. I would highly recommend them to anybody looking to make their special day perfect. Thank you all much.

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Alessia B, 1 year ago

Excellent performance

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Iain R, 1 month ago

On behalf of my wife and I, we just wanted to thank Saffron Strings for absolutely nailing the music on our day. The Stand By Me entrance music was perfect. We obviously had a lot to take in, but watching back various videos, it's the icing on the cake! We've also had various guest compliments on the quality of the string music (Game of Thrones was particularly popular!). We would definitely recommend you to friends and family! Once again, thank you from both us, you helped make our day unforgettable! Iain and Vicky

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Katie C, 2 months ago

David and I wanted to say a massive thank you to you for playing beautifully at our wedding on Saturday. It sounded great and we had a number of our guests comment on what an amazing string quartet we had. The entrance song made me cry - even when walking down the aisle - as it was just beautiful! Thanks for being part of our special day. Katie & David

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