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Young pop/classical violinist with 13 years of experince performing in 100+ events around the UK, Europe & the Americas.
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Mateus Modaffore Dandalo was born and raised in São Paulo, Brazil. He began his violin studies at the age of 10 at the Instituto Grupo Pão de Açúcar with Renata Jaffé. At 11 he debuted as a soloist playing Antonio Vivaldi's violin concerto no. 3 in G major. At 12 he was awarded first place in the 14th Paulo Bosisio strings competition in the category “violin C”. Mateus was a member of the Instituto Pão de Açúcar Orchestra for seven years, leading it in 2015 and 2017. He went on tour with the orchestra around Brazil, Argentina, Italy, France and the United States, playing in Carnegie Hall, Teatro Municipal de São Paulo, Teatro São Pedro, Crowne Center, Luna Park and Disneyland to name a few. He has participated in several music festivals such as the Pensacola Christian College Summer Festival, the Festival Internacional de Música de Londrina, the Interlochen Arts Festival, the Malvern Autumn Music Festival, the RNCM Chamber Music Festival and the Iguazú en Concierto. In these festivals he had the opportunity to play with conductors such as JoAnn Falletta, Christopher Rountree, Joshua Weilerstein, Carlos Kalmar, Jung-Ho Pak, Daisuke Soga, among others. He also worked with musicians such as Conrad Tao, Zuill Bailey, Norberto Garcia , Dennis Kim, Donald Grant. Since starting the violin Mateus has played in several masterclasses for renowned teachers such as Ning Feng, Mauricio Fuks, Ara Sarkissian, Hajnal Pivnick, David Waterman, Betina Stegman and Gustav Frielinghaus. In 2021 Mateus graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music under the tutelage of Julia Hanson. He is also a member of the Levare Quartet, with whom he won the Weill Chamber Music Prize in 2018 and the Nossek Chamber Music Prize in 2021. The Levare Quartet was also selected to be RNCM's Studio Quartet of the year 2021-22. Mateus is currently undertaking his Marters degree course at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London under the tutelage of Krzyzstof Smietana.

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Mateus' Song list

Pop, Indie, Contemporary Soul, Reggae, Ragggaeton, Pop and Alternative Rock
ABBA - Gimme Gimme Gimme!, Mamma Mia, Money Money Money, Take a Chance on Me, The Winner Takes it All
Adele - Hello, Rolling in the Deep, Set Fire to the Rain, Skyfall, Someone Like You, Send My Love
AJR - Weak
Alexandra Burke - Hallelujah
Alicia Keys - Empire State of Mind, If I Ain't Got You
Amy Winehouse – Valerie, Rehab, You know I am no Good, Back to Black
Andrea Bocelli - Time to Say Goodbye (Conte Partiro)
Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
Ariana Grande – Side to Side, Bang Bang, Problem
Ava Max - Sweet But Psycho
Avicii - Hey Brother, Wake Me Up
Bee Gees – Stayin’ Alive
Beyoncé – Halo, Single Ladies, Crazy in Love, Love on Top
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy, Lovely
Bob Marley – Three Little Birds, Redemption Song, No Woman No Cry, Could You Be Loved, Buffalo Soldier
Britney Spears - Toxic
Bruno Mars – Billionaire, Finesse, Grenade, Just the Way You Are, Locked Out of Heaven, Marry You, That's What I Like, The Lazy Song, Treasure, Uptown Funk, When I Was Your Man
Calvin Harris - One Kiss, Summer, How Deep Is Your Love
Camilla Cabello – Havana, Señorita
Charles Aznavour - She
Charlie Puth - We Don't Talk Anymore, Attention
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Cindy Lauper – Girls Just Want to Have Fun
Clean Bandit - Rather Be, Rockabye, Solo, Symphony
Coldplay – Viva La Vida, Paradise, Scientist
Dj Khaled – I’m the One
Dj Snake - Let Me Love You, Taki Taki
Drake – Hotline Bling, God’s Plan
Dua Lipa - Break My Heart, Don't Start Now, New Rules
Ed Sheeran - Castle on the Hill, Galway Girl, Perfect, Photograph, Shape of You, Thinking Out Loud
Engelbert Humperdinck - Please Release Me
Enrique Iglesias - Bailando
Enya – Only Time
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams
Fun - We are Young
Gnarls Barkley - Crazy
Harold Arlen – Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Hozier - Take Me to Church
Imagine Dragons – Believer, Radioactive, Natural
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours, 93 Million Miles
John Legend - All of Me
Jonas Brothers – Sucker
Justin Bieber – Sorry, Love Yourself, Where Are U Now, What do You Mean, Yummy
Katy Perry - Chained to the Rhythm, Roar, Dark Horse
Lady Gaga - Shallow, Bad Romance, Poker Face, Paparazzi
Lana Del Ray – Summertime Sadness
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved, Before You Go
Lil Nas X - Old Ton Road
Luis Fonsi - Despacito, Echame La Culpa
Lukas Graham – 7 Years
Mabel - Don't Call Me Up
Madonna – Material Girl, Like a Prayer
Magic! - Rude
Major Lazer - Lean On, Cold Water, Light It Up
Mariah Carey – All I Want For Christmas Is You
Maroon 5 – Animals, Moves Like Jagger, Sugar, Girls Like You
Marshmello - Happier
Meghan Trainor – All That Bass
Michael Jackson – Billie Jean, Smooth Criminal, Thriller, Beat It
Miley Cyrus - Nothing Breaks Like a Heart, Wrecking Ball, Party in the USA
Neil Diamond – Sweet Caroline
Nico & Vinz - Am I Wrong
Panic at the Disco! - High Hopes
Passenger – Let Her Go
One Direction – What Makes You Beaultiful, Story of My Life
OneRepublic – Counting Stars
Sam Smith – I Am Not The Only One, Too Good at Goodbyes, Stay With Me
Shakira – Hip’s Don’t Lie, Chantaje
Shawn Mendes – Treat You Better
Ricky Martin – Livin’ La Vida Loca
Rihanna – Diamonds, We Found Love, Work
Sia – Chandelier, Cheap Thrills
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Taylor Swift - Look What You Made Me Do, Shake It Off, Bad Blood
The Black Eyed Peas – Pump It, I Gotta Feeling, Boom Boom Pow, The Time
The Jackson 5 - ABC
The Weeknd – Blinding Lights, I Can’t feel My Face, The Hills
Tones and I - Dance Monkey
Tove Lo - Habits (Stay High)
Vance Joy - Riptide
Twenty One Pilots – Stressed Out, Heathens
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You
Zayn - Dusk till Dawn
Rock, Country
ACDC - Highway to Hell
Aerosmith - Dream On, I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing
American Authors - Best Day of My Life
Bill Haley and His Comets – Rock Around the Clock
Bob Dylan – Mr. Tambourine Man, Like a Rolling Stone
Bon Jovi – Livin’ On a Prayer
Chuck Berry – Johnny B Goode
David Bowie – Starman, Life On Mars
Deep Purple – Smoke on the Water
Eagles – Hotel California
Elton John – Rocketman, Your Song
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling in Love, Jailhouse Rock, Suspicious Minds
Green Day – Wake Me Up When September Ends
Guns N’ Roses – Welcome to the Jungle, Sweet Child O’ Mine
John Lennon – Imagine
Johnny Cash – Ring Of Fire
Led Zeppelin – Starway to Heaven
Linkin Park – In The End
Metallica – One
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Oasis - Don't Look Back in Anger, Wonderwall
Pink Floyd – Another Brick In the Wall
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Bohemian Rhapsody, Don't Stop Me Now, Love of My Life, Somebody to Love, Under Pressure
Red Hot Chilli Peppers - Californication
The Beach Boys – Wouldn’t It Be Nice
The Beatles - A Hard Day's Night, Help!, I Wanna Hold Your Hand, Let It Be, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, She Loves You, With a Little Help From my Friend, All You Need Is Love
The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
Toto - Africa
U2 - One
Aretha Franklin - I Say a Little Prayer for You
Bart Howard – Fly Me to the Moon
Ben Bernie – Sweet Georgia Brown
Billy Strahorne – Take the A Train
Charlie Parker – Now’s the time, Au Privave, Billie’s Bounce
Edith Piaf – La Vie en Rose
Etta James – At Last
Gerald Marks – All of Me
James Brown – I Feel Good
John Coltrane – Mr. Pc, Giant Steps
Kenny Dorham – Blue Bossa
Miles Davis – So What
Nat King Cole – Autunm Leaves
Ray Charles – I Can’t Stop Loving You, Hit the Road Jack
Scott Joplin – The Entertainer
Stevie Wonder – Isn’t She Lovely, Superstitions
Latin Traditional – Bossa/Tango
Carlos Gardel – Por Una Cabeza
João Gilberto – Corcovado, One Note Samba
Jorge Ben – Mas que Nada
Piazzolla – Libertango, Oblivion
Tom Jobim – Girl From Ipanema, Wave, Chega de Saudade, Waters of Mars
Film/Muscial/TV Music
Alladin – A Whole New World, Prince Ali
Back to the Future – Main Theme
Beauty and the Beast – Be Our Guest, Beauty and the Beast, Belle
Cinema Paradiso – Main Theme
Chicago – All that Jazz, Cell Block Tango
Coco – Remember me
E.T. – Flying Theme
Friends – Opening Song
Frozen – Let it Go, Do You Wanna Build a Snowman
Game of Thrones – Opening song
Grease – You are the One that I Want
Hair - Aquarius
Harry Potter – Theme Song
Hercules – Zero to Hero, The Gospel Truth
Jurassic Park – Main Theme
Les Miserables – I Dreamed a Dream
Lord of the Rings – May it Be
Mulan – I’ll Make a Man Out of You
Pinocchio – When You Wish Upon a Star
Pirates of The Carribean – He’s a Pirate
Pocahontas – Colors of the Wind
Ratatouille – Le Festin
Ricky and Morty – Opening song
Schindler’s List - Theme
Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs – Heigh Ho
Star Wars – The Throne Room, The Imperial March, Main Theme
Tarzan – You Will be My Heart, Two Worlds One Family
Titanic – My Heart Will Go On
The Avengers – The Avengers
The Godfather – Main Theme
The Greatest Showman – A Million Dreams
The Lion King – The Circle of Life, Can You Feel the Love Tonight, Hakuna Matata
The Jungle Book – The Bare Necessities
The Little Mermaid – Under the Sea
The Lord of The Rings – May it Be, In Dreams
The Mission – Gabriel’s Oboe
The Simpsons – Opening Song
The Sound of Music – My Favourite Things
Toy Story - You've Got a Friend in me
Up – Married Life
West Side Story – America
Wicked - Popular
Aan - Maan Mera Ehsan
Aashiqui 2 - Tum Hi Ho
Ae Dil Hai Mushkil - Channa Mereya
Creature 3D - Sawan Aaya Hai
Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge - Tujhe Dekha Toh Yeh Jana Sanam
Fever - Mile ho tum humko
Mohabbatein - Humko Humise Chura Lo
Raabta – Main Tera Boyfriend
Ramaiya Vastavaiya - Jeene Laga Hoon
Shah Rukh Khan & Kajol - Suraj Hua Maddham
Slumdog Millionaire – Jai Ho
Sonu Ke Titu Ki Sweety - Bom Diggy Diggy
Teri Meri Kahaani – Teri Meri
Tiger Zinda Hai - Dil Diyan Gallan
Tomorrow May Never Come - Kal Ho Naa Ho
Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani – Badtameez Dil
Classical Music
Bach - Air on G String, Arioso, Badinerie, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring, Minuet no. 3 in G, Prelude in E from Partita no.3, Violin Concerto in E 1st movement
Bach/Gonoud – Ave Maria
Beethoven - Fur Elise, Spring sonata 1st Movement, Theme from the 9th Symphony
Bizet – Overture from Carmen, Habanera
Boccherini - Minuetto
Brahms - Hungarian Dance Nº5
Debussy - Clair De Lune
Dvorak - Humoresque Nº7, Romantic Piece Nº1 & Nº3
Elgar - Salut D´Amour
Fiocco - Allegro for violin
Franck – Violin Sonata 1st Movement
Grieg - In The Hall of the Mountain King, Morning Mood from the Peer Gynt Suite
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Hallelujah
Mascagni - Intermezzo: Cavalleria Rusticana
Massenet -Thais Meditation
Mendelssohn - Wedding March from Midsummer Night's Dream
Monti - Czardas
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Prokofiev - Dance of the Knights
Puccini - Nessun Dorma
Rachmaninov - Vocalise
Ravel - Bolero
Rossini - William Tell Overture (Finale)
Saint Saens - Swan
Sarasate - Spanish Dances "Playera"
Schubert - Ave Maria, Serenade (Ständchen)
Strauss - Radetzky March
Tchaikovsky - Russian Dance Trepak, Flowers Waltz
Vivaldi - Spring from “The Four Seasons” 1st Movement, Violin Concerto in A minor No 6 1st Movement
Wagner - Wedding March from Lohengrin
Folk Music
Along With the Girls
Carraroe Jig
Cathedral Jig
Drowsy Maggie
Erin Shore
Haste to the Wedding
Indian Point
Irish Washerwoman
Lanningans Ball
Morrison's Jig
Old Hag
Old Trevor
Paddy McCarthy
Swallowtail Jig
The Kesh Jig
The Ministrel Boy
The Monaghan
The Road to Lisdoonvarna
The Tenpenny Bit
The Wren Boys
Toss the Feathers
Tralee Gaol
Tumble Toes
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My versatility and enthusiasm.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Mottram hall, Carningie Hall, São Paulo City Theatre, Disneyland, etc.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Nigel Kennedy

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

A concert in Carningie Hall (New York)

Do you have different line-up options?

Electric and acoustic violin.

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

I always try to be flexible.

How much time do you need to set up?

20 minutes

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


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes! Up to 3 free requests. £20 for each extra request onwards. This only applies to pieces not listed in my song list, all of the ones there are free.

Mateus' Prices

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Short performance (up to 15 min)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
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Mateus' Reviews

From Encore customers:

Mark H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Mateus was great. Arrived early and set up with plenty of time. Friendly guy and very professional. Took on some really tricky songs and played them awesomely. Thank you for making our wedding breakfast extra memorable Mateus.

Punit P
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

We couldnt have nicer things to say about Mateus, he was excellent! Learnt the songs from our request and played them exceptionally. He even learn't to play Baby Shark on the spot, for all the kids! Even though the event was delayed by an hour, his professionalism shone through and he stayed and played without any hesistation and never asked for any extra payment even when we offered. We had excellent feedback from all our guest and they loved his music! I would 100% chose Mateus again!

2 years ago
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5 out of 5

I want to start by saying how fantastic Mateus was throughout the whole process. He was easy to get in contact with and allowed us to put together a playlist for the day. On our wedding day, he was all set-up and ready to play on time, and the sound was amazing - he read the room brilliantly and could judge when certain songs would fit well! Our guests were blown away by his playing which was lovely to hear. I would certainly recommend Mateus to play at your event - it was just perfect. He was so easy to work alongside and fitted into our day with ease too.

Chris S
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Mateus was superb - booked him for a three-hour recording session with an ambitious schedule. We managed to get all the violin parts recorded in time and to a really excellent standard. Very impressed - would happily recommend and book again!

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From other customers:

Philip M
4 years ago, for a Wedding in M144JW
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5 out of 5

Mateus played in my wedding last weekend and he was simply amazing! He is a very good, enthusiastic and eclectic musician apart from being a really nice person!

Carlos S
5 years ago, for a Bar / Club / Venue event in Rome
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5 out of 5

Got us dancing better than any DJ!

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