Violinist

Maanya Patel

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About Maanya

Violinist
London
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Violinist and Violist from London offering affordable services.

Maanya is a violinist based in West London, who participates in many orchestras, leading the Ealing Youth Orchestra, being a member of the West London Sinfonia, and Principal viola in the LSSO, as well as teaching violin and viola, and volunteering in the Ealing Junior Music School. Last year she had the opportunity to play the Scheherazade violin solos with EYO which was taken on tour to Belgium. She is fortunate enough to be part of the London Philharmonic orchestra’s family, being selected from hundreds of applicants to be an LPO junior artist for 2018/19. She has had the opportunity to play alongside the LPO in the Royal Festival Hall in the second violin section giving her insight into the professional orchestral sector. Alongside the violin, she plays the oboe, piano and viola, and this year has been appointed principal viola of the London School’s Symphony Orchestra, playing under the baton of the likes of Peter Ash and Richard Farnes, in the very prestigious Barbican hall. Outside of London, she is a member of some national and international orchestras, playing with the Chineke! Junior orchestra and leading the European Youth Sinfonia in 2018 at the European Youth Summer Music School with pupils attending from all over Europe, Hong Kong and the USA. Maanya has been fortunate enough to perform 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, Budapest music festival, Ealing Music and film festival, The Battle of the Somme anniversary performances, and the South-East Schools chamber music festival.

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
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Early music, Contemporary classical, Experimental, Indian music, Bollywood
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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

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)£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

Wonderful playing!

Chris B, 1 year ago

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