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Miriam Eisele

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About Miriam

If you want an instrument that is a little bit different, then go for the viola! I also offer electric and acoustic violin.
Violist
East Sussex

Miriam Eisele has been a professional violist and music teacher for over twenty years. She studied at the Royal Academy of Music, the Purcell School, and then at the Royal College of Music with Simon Rowland-Jones and Grigory Zhislin. As a student she won a number of prizes and scholarships, gained a first class honours degree, and then continued her music studies at post-graduate level. Miriam is also a fully qualified music teacher, having obtained a Postgraduate Certificate of Education from London University. She has performed on BBC radio 3 on various occasions, including the live pre-Prom BBC radio debut broadcast of Robin Holloway’s trio for viola, clarinet and piano. She has given both solo and chamber music recitals over the years, and was a founder member of the Alexander Piano Quartet. Her career has taken her to countries such as China, Korea, Gabon (for the President, to celebrate the centenary of Albert Schweitzer's Lambarene Hospital), Turkey, Switzerland, Spain, Germany, Italy, America, Cyprus, Slovenia, Romania, Austria, France, Norway, Bermuda, and Greece. Miriam appeared with the singer Craig David, both on live BBC TV when he sang the 2016 'Children in Need' official song, and also in the subsequent music video recording. She played for Queen Elizabeth during her Golden Jubilee celebrations, and on another occasion for Prince Charles. As a soloist (on stage, amongst the dancers!) Miriam has toured nationwide with the Richard Alston Dance Company, and as an orchestral player and chamber musician she has often appeared in major British venues such as the Festival Hall, the Albert Hall, Abbey Road Studios, and St. Martin-in-the-Fields. Miriam has worked with many major orchestras and ensembles during her performing career, including the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, BBC Concert, Bournemouth Symphony, BBC Philharmonic, BBC Scottish, English National Ballet, English Festival Orchestra, English Symphony Orchestra, Norwegian Radio Orchestra, English National Orchestra, Fine Arts Sinfonia, London Orchestra da Camera, Bennelong Ensemble, Oxford Philomusica, Trafalgar Ensemble, Kings Chamber, and Belmont Ensemble. She has also performed on a number of occasions with the English National Opera and Glyndebourne. If you have a particular tune which you would like Miriam to play, she would be happy to learn up to 5 new tunes/either with backing track or unaccompanied. She can also play a tune by ear if you are able to sing it to her! Miriam would like to credit the following sites for allowing her to use their backing tracks, either for recording purposes or for performing purposes: Karaoke version Tency Music Piano Accompaniment Tracks Musicians Backing Tracks

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Classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Baroque, Early music, Opera
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Church service, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

CLASSICAL
Adagio (Khachaturian) Extract from ‘Spartacus’
Ave Maria (Schubert)
Barcarolle (Offenbach) Extract from ‘Tales of Hoffman’
Blue Danube (Strauss)
Canon (Pachelbel)
Carmen Overture (Bizet) Extract
Chanson Boheme (Bizet) Extract from ‘Carmen’
Choral Symphony (Beethoven) Extract
Czardas (Monti)
Dance of the Hours (Ponchielli) Extract
Devil’s Gallop (Charles Williams)
Farandole (Bizet) Extract
Flower Duet (Delibes)
Gymnopedie No. 1 (Satie)
Habanera (Bizet)
Here Comes The Bride (Wagner) - unaccompanied
Hornpipe (Handel)
Jesu Joy of God's Desiring (Bach)
Jupiter (Holst) Extract
Meditation (Massenet)
Morning (Grieg) Extract
Nessun Dorma (Puccini)
Nimrod (Elgar)
Largo (Dvorak) Extract
Oh! Mio Babbino Caro (Puccini) Extract
Pavane (Faure)
Pie Jesu (Webber)
Radetsky March (Strauss) Extract
Romeo & Juliet (Tchaikovsky) Extract
Salut D'Amour (Elgar)
Schon Rosmarin (Kreisler)
Sheherazade (Rimsky-Korsakov) Extract
The Swan (Saint-Saens)
Turkish Rondo (Mozart) Extract
Vesti La Giubba (Leoncavallo) Extract
Wedding March (Mendelssohn) - unaccompanied
FILM/TV/MUSICALS
All About That Bass (Glee/Meghan Trainor)
Any Dream Will Do (Andrew Lloyd Webber) from ‘Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat’
Arthur’s Theme (Arthur/Christopher Cross) Best that you can do
Ashokan Farewell (Jay Ungar & Molly Mason)
As Time Goes By from ‘Casablanca’
A Whiter Shade of Pale (Procol Harum) from ‘The Sopranos'
Blueberry Hill (Fats Domino) The Man Who Fell to Earth
Both Sides Now (Joni Mitchell) from ‘Love Actually’
Boulevard of Broken Dreams (Green Day) from ‘American Idiot’
Bring Him Home (Claude-Michael Schonberg) from ‘Les Miserables’
Can’t Fight The Moonlight (LeAnn Rimes) from ‘Coyote Ugly’
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man (Jerome Kern) from ‘Show Boat’
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Elton John) from ‘The Lion King’
Cavatina (John Williams)
Climb Every Mountain (Richard Rodgers) from ‘The Sound Of Music’
Chim Chimney (Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman)
Chi Mai (Morricone)
Concerning Hobbits (Howard Shore) from ‘Lord of the Rings/Fellowship of the Ring’
Cool Kids (Echosmith) from ‘Glee’
Corpse Bride (Danny Elfman)
Dancing Queen (Benny Anderson, Bjorn Ulvaeus and Stig Anderson) from ‘Mamma Mia’
Diamonds Are Forever (Barry)
Ding Dong! The Witch is Dead from ‘The Wizard of Oz’
Don’t Cry For Me Argentina (Andrew Lloyd Webber) from ‘Evita’
Don’t Stop Believin’ (Journey) from ‘The Sopranos’
Falling Slowly (The Swell Season) from ‘Once’
Fame (Irene Cara)
Follow the Yellow Brick Road from ‘The Wizard of Oz’
For Your Eyes Only (Sheena Easton)
Goldfinger (Barry)
Gollum’s Song (The Lord of the Rings/The Two Towers)
Gonna Fly Now (Bill Conti) from ‘Rocky’
Ghostbusters (Ray Parker, Jr)
Harry’s Wondrous World (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
Hedwig’s Theme (John Williams) from ‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’
He’s A Pirate from ‘Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl’
(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (The Rolling Stones) from ‘Life Or Something Like It’
I Could Have Danced All Night (Loewe and Lerner)
I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing (Aerosmith) from ‘Armageddon’
If I Only Had A Brain (The Wizard of Oz)
In Dreams (Howard Shore) from ‘The Fellowship of the Ring’
I Swear (The Social Network)
James Bond Theme
Let It Go (Idina Menzel) from ‘Frozen’
Leaving Hogwart’s (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone)
Lily’s Theme (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2)
Live and Let Die
Many Meetings (The Lord of the Rings/The Fellowship of the Ring)
May The Force Be With You (Star Wars Episode 4/A New Hope)
Marion’s Theme (Raiders of the Lost Ark)
My Favorite Things (Richard Rodgers) from ‘The Sound of Music’
Nobody Does It Better (Carly Simon) from ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’
Obliviate (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service
Optimistic Voices (The Wizard of Oz)
Princes Leila’s Theme (Star Wars Episode 4/A New Hope)
Raider’s March (Raider’s Of The Lost Ark)
Roar (Katy Perry) from ‘Glee’
Rohan (The Lord of the Rings/The Fellowship of the Ring)
Schindler's List (John Williams)
See You Again (Wiz Khalifa Ft. Charlie Puth) from ‘Furious 7’
Singin’ In The Rain (Brown & Freed) from ‘Mary Poppins’
Somewhere Over The Rainbow (Harold Arlen)
Song from M*A*S*H (Suicide is Painless) from ‘M*A*S*H’
Star Wars Main Theme (John Williams)
Stairway to Heaven (Led Zeppelin) from ‘The Song Remains the Same’
Statues (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2)
Summertime (Gershwin) from ‘Porgy and Bess’
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious (Robert B. Sherman & Richard M. Sherman)
The Candy Man (Lesley Bricusse and Anthony Newley) from ‘Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory’
The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Ennio Morricone)
The Great Escape March
The Greatest Love of All (Whitney Houston) from ‘The Greatest’
The Imperial March (Darth Vader’s Theme)
The Impossible Dream (Mitch Leigh) from ‘Man of La Mancha’
The Lonely Goatherd (Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein)
The Lullaby League/The Lollipop Guild/We Welcome You To Munchkinland (The Wizard of Oz)
The Magnificent Seven
The Meadow Picnic (Star Wars Episode 2/Attack of the Clones)
The Merry Old Land of Oz (The Wizard of Oz)
The Pink Panther
The Steward of Gondor (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2)
Theme from Superman (John Williams)
The Notebook
The Phantom of the Opera (Andrew Lloyd Webber) from ‘The Phantom of the Opera’
The Prayer (Celine Dion & Andrea Bocelli) from ‘The Wizard Of Oz’
The Prophecy (The Lord of the Rings/The Fellowship of the Ring)
The Throne Room (Star Wars Episode 4/A New Hope)
The Windmills Of Your Mind (Dusty Springfield) from ‘The Thomas Crown Affair’
Thunderball
Tomorrow Never Dies
We Are Young (fun) from ‘Glee’
Where is Love? (Lionel Bart) from ‘Oliver!’
Wizard Wheezes (Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince)
Wonka’s Welcome Song (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory)
Written in the Stars (Elton John) from ‘Aida’
You Only Live Twice (Nancy Sinatra)
You Raise Me Up (Josh Groban) from ‘Glee’
You’ve Got A Friend In Me (Randy Newman) from ‘Toy Story’
FOLK/JAZZ/ OTHER
All I Have To Do is Dream (Everly Brothers)
Amazing Grace (Trad.)
Beatles Medley (Lennon and McCartney)
Can't Take My Eyes Off You (Andy Williams)
Danny boy (Trad.)
Dream A Little Dream Of Me (Andre/Schwandt and Kahn)
Drowsy Maggie (Trad.)
Fly Me To The Moon (Bennet)
Greensleeves (Trad.)
Halfway To Paradise (Carole King and Gerry Goffin)
Hey Jude (Lennon and McCartney)
Lady Madonna (Lennon and McCartney)
La Vie En Rose (Louiguy)
Love Me Tender (Presley/Darby)
My Bonnie Lies Over The Ocean (Trad.)
Palladio (Jenkins)
Penny Lane (Lennon and McCartney)
Que Sera Sera (Livingstone)
Sailors Hornpipe (Trad.)
Scarborough Fayre (Trad.)
Skyboat Song (Trad.)
Swallowtail Jig (Trad.)
The Last Rose Of Summer (Trad.)
There'll Always Be An England (Parker and Charles)
War Medleys
We'll Meet Again (Parker and Charles)
When I Fall In Love (Young)
White Cliffs Of Dover (Kent)
JAZZ BOSSA NOVAS
The Girl From Ipanema (Jobim)
Meditation (Jobim)
Wave (Jobim)
Quiet Nights of Quiet Stars (Jobim)
Desafinado (Jobim)
Once I Loved (Jobim)
How Insensitive (Jobim)
Little Boat (Menescal)
Summer Samba (Valle, Valle and Gimbel)
One Note Samba (Jobim)
POPULAR MUSIC
A Thousand Years (Christina Perri)
David Guetta (Lovers On The Sun)
Despacito (Luis Fonsi)
Hey Brother (Avicci)
Hymn For A Weekend (Coldplay)
I Can't Help Falling In Love With You (UB40)
New Rules (Dua Lipa)
One Last Time (Ariana Grande)
Radioactive (Imagine Dragons)
Rather Be (Clean Bandit)
Rescue Me (One Republic)
Samba Do Brasil (Bellini)
Senorita (Camilla Cabello and Shawn Mendes)
Shape of You (Ed Sheeran)
Smells Like Teen Spirit (Nirvana)
The Final Countdown (Europe)
Where Are You Now - Lost Frequencies
CARE HOME ‘SHOWS’
'Last Night of the Proms' Extravaganza
Valentine’s Concert
Christmas Special
Tailor-made programmes
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients love my friendly approach and also the fact that I enjoy interacting with the audience if appropriate. They also love the sound of the viola, and I have yet to try out the electric violin.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed internationally but well-known venues in England include:- Albert Hall Royal Festival Hall Purcell Room Queen Elizabeth Hall Barbican Wembley Stadium Elstree Studios Abbey Wood Studios St. John Smith Square St. James Piccadilly

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Pink Floyd Rivka Golani

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

Children In Need live on BBC with Craig David Performed for the Queen at her Diamond Jubilee Performed for Prince Charles Performed for Judy Dench

Do you have different line-up options?

I have an acoustic viola, and acoustic violin and an electric violin.

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let know and I will see what I can do.

How much time do you need to set up?

One hour before the event.

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

Of course you can!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument and small PA system. I would need a plug socket to plug it into.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I can, if I am given enough notice. At present, with a month notice, I can offer up to 3 new pieces either unaccompanied or accompanied, depending on time and other factors.

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)£180
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£320
Up to 3 hours£390
Packages
15 min set
A short set of roughly 15 minutes
£180
Champagne Reception
Up to 1 hour of background music either accompanied or unaccompanied. If a month notice (or more) is given, I will try to source up to 5 new pieces not already on the list.
£250
Wedding Ceremony
Up to 1 hour including:- 15 mins (approximately) as guests arrive 1 - 3 tunes for signing of the register Exit tune This will be either accompanied or unaccompanied, depending on which is more appropriate. If a months notice is given, I can try to source up to 5 new tunes not already on the list (either accompanied or unaccompanied).
£250
Wedding Breakfast
Up to 1 hour of background music either accompanied or unaccompanied. If a month notice (or more) is given, I will try to source up to 5 new pieces not already on the list.
£250
Wedding Ceremony and Champagne Reception
Up to 2 hours (see wedding ceremony and champagne reception) for more details. In this package, a choice of 5 new songs (providing one month notice or longer is given).
£320
Wedding Ceremony, Champagne Reception and Wedding Breakfast
Up to 3 hours (see wedding ceremony and champagne reception) for more details, and the final hour will be background music. In this package, a choice of 5 new songs (providing one month notice or longer is given).
£390

Add-ons

Extra Tunes
+£10
Violin & Viola
+£20
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Michael R
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Miriam was delightful and very amenable, and stepped in to help at the last minute. She is an excellent musician and fun to perform with. I will definitely be working with Miriam again.

Reply from Miriam
5 months ago

I am so pleased I was able to assist, and I really enjoyed meeting you and the other musicians. The location was beautiful and it was lovely to perform in such a pretty little village.

From other customers:

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Rob G
3 months ago, for a Concert in St Leonards
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5 out of 5

Fantastic performance. Down to Earth lady, Highly- skilled. Highlight of the week for the residents and staff. Can't wait to have her back.

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Bernadette H
1 year ago, for a Virtual event in Virtual
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5 out of 5

We surprised my Mum with a birthday celebration for her 70th birthday and I asked Miriam to play some of her fave songs (Amazing Grace, Can’t Help Falling In Love and Happy Birthday) on her viola. It was a video performance, but her masterful playing made the celebration extra special. My Mum commented that it gave her sheer pleasure and joy to hear her favourite songs played on a viola. Something, she never heard before. And so, if you are looking for something distinct and personal to present in any celebration, Miriam Eisele is the musician, who can make it happen for you.

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