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About Michael

Violist (sometimes violin) with many orchestras and quartets
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Violist
London

Michael studied the viola as his first instrument in the Suffolk Music Service, progressing quickly to undergraduate level. He studied at the Royal Academy of Music with Roger Chase. Michael is a regular player with London Concert Orchestra, and plays for many other ensembles including Baroque productions on period instruments.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
Encore awards
5th Encoreversary
Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Opera, Renaissance, Folk, Jazz
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise
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Song list

Anything
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Like!
Suggestions:
Gershwin
Moon River
Romances
Rachmaninoff
Bartok dances
Handel arias
Brahms songs
Mahler songs
Schumann songs
Rebecca Clarke
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes. I can include a pianist or other string players.

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

That shouldn't be a problem.

How much time do you need to set up?

No more than 10 minutes.

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

I don't have a particular set list. I'm open to anything.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, nothing extra needed.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, of course. So long as it works well for the instrument.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Attention to detail, tone, and expression.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Birmingham Symphony Hall, Southbank Centre, Nottingham Concert Hall, to name a few.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

So many.

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

Most likely a Polish event at the Royal Albert Hall

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£160
Up to 2 hours£160
Up to 3 hours£200

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Charlie C, 3 years ago

Excellent in every repsect

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Matthew S, 4 years ago

Very pleased to have booked Michael!

From other customers:

DhP, 5 years ago

Great player, prompt and friendly, excellent sight-reader. Will book again!

Rochester S, 4 years ago

Booked at the last minute for a choral society concert. Courteous and well-prepared, a pleasure.