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Maanya Patel

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About Maanya

Violinist and Violist based in London and Oxford offering affordable services.
Violinist
London

Maanya Patel is a violinist from West London. Having started the violin age 4, she made her first orchestral debut at just 7 years old leading the Musicale Junior Orchestra, and went on to lead the Ealing Youth Orchestra at 15 which toured Europe with her most notable performance of Scheherazade in 2018. That year she was also appointed Principal Viola of the LSSO, playing under the baton of the likes of Peter Ash and Richard Farnes, in the very prestigious Barbican hall. She has been fortunate enough to be part of the London Philharmonic orchestra’s family, having been selected from hundreds of applicants to be an LPO junior artist in 2018/19, giving her many opportunities to perform with the LPO in the Royal Festival Hall. Maanya has also been a member of some national and international orchestras, playing in the National Childrens’ Chamber Orchestra (NCCO) and leading the European Youth Sinfonia in 2018 at the European Youth Summer Music School with pupils from all over Europe, Hong Kong and the USA. In April 2019 she performed Mozart’s 3rd Violin Concerto with the Berkeley Ensemble and was later awarded The AHA International Music Scholarship to study in Florence and attend the New Generation Festival which is where she was eventually scouted. Her final live recital before the pandemic of Shostakovich’s Piano trio No.2 in E minor gained the highest marks attainable in the Cambridge Pre-U, but in spite of the lack of live performances this year she made a number of tv appearances with Chineke! Junior Orchestra in the Britains Got Talent Semi-Finals and Blue Peter. She is currently filming for Netflix’s “Bridgerton” Series 2 playing viola, which will premier in 2022. Maanya has been fortunate enough to perform in many prestigious concert venues, including The Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican, Kensington Palace, Eltham Palace, Hampton Court Palace, Wathen Hall, The Royal Academy of Music and The Royal College of Music. She is currently undertaking her undergraduate degree in Theology and Religion at St Peter’s College, Oxford University whilst continuing her studies on the violin.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Early music, Contemporary classical, Experimental, Indian music, Bollywood, Fanfare, Renaissance
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, I have a variety of classical and non-classical music prepared. However, I can play any popular music with at least a month's notice.

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

I do try to be flexible with timings but that would be dependent on travel times and how close it is to the event. However, it is likely I can change timings.

How much time do you need to set up?

About 5-15 minutes, depending on if there are amplifiers etc.

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

Yes, however, you can also pick your own non-classical and popular music which you can give to me a month in advance. I am more than happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play acoustically.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I can learn anything with at least a month's notice!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

That I really enjoy every performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have had the privilege of performing in many prestigious concert venues and events with orchestras and ensembles including the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Barbican, Kensington Palace, Wathen Hall, Eltham Palace, and Budapest music festival, as well as many churches and smaller venues.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Probably Nicola Benedetti; she has definitely influenced my style of playing a lot.

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

Performing with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, Benjamin Britten's 'Sea Preludes' in the Royal Festival Hall, which was completely packed. Something which I will never forget!

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£180
Up to 3 hours£250
Packages
Violin/Viola lessons
1 hour long violin lessons in West/South-west London
£40

Reviews

From customers:

Tasmin L, 2 years ago

Wonderful playing!

Chris B, 3 years ago

Particular congrats to Maanya for a really poetic rendition of the solo part in Scheherazade