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Freelance Violinist and Opera Singer based in London, Performing at weddings, proposals, luxury events. Quality guaranteed!
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Monika has provided background music at top London hotels including The Mandarin Oriental or The Andaz. She recently played in the Parliament. Monika can perform on either acoustic or electric violin either unaccompanied or with backing tracks. Perfect for a drinks reception or dinner, she can perform up to three hours of background music be it pop covers or classical music Originally from Poland, she graduated from the Bronisław Rutkowski music school in Krakow, where she studied contemporary styles with Maciej Lulek and Baroque Violin under Anna Śliwa. Wishing to expand her vocal talents, in addition to her instrumental expertise, she also studied opera singing within Ewa Kowalczyk's class in Krakow. Now settled in the UK, she has formed part of numerous orchestral and solo masterclasses, whilst participating in The Young Paganini of Krzyżowa and the European Music Workshops in Kołobrzeg.

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25 gigs
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Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Traditional Irish folk, Covers, Polish music, World music, Opera, Pop, Acoustic, Karaoke, Jazz, Gospel, Folk, Traditional English folk, Tango, Classical crossover
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Event types:
Wedding, Hotel / Restaurant event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Music therapy, Animateur
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Song list

Repertoire - Violin with backing track
A million dreams – Greatest Showman
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
A whole new world from Alladyn
All of me – John Legend
Another love by Tom Odell
Ashoka Farewell – The civil war
Bad guy – Billie Eilish
Bailando – Enrique Iglesias
Beauty and Beast – Ariana Grande & John Legend
Believer – Imagine Dragons
Better by Khalid
Blinding lights - The Weekend
Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John
Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
Can’t take my eyes off you – Frank Sinatra
Cheap Thrills – Sia ft. Sean Paul
Check to cheek – Irving Berlin
Colours of the wind – Pocahontas
Dance Monkey – Tones and I
Despacito – Luis Fonsi ft. Daddy Yankee
Edelweiss – The sound of music
El Choclo – Angel Villoldo
Euphoria by BTS
Faded – Alan Walker
Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
Forgotten dreams – Leroy Anderson
Hallelujah – Leonard Cohen
Halo by Beyonce
Happy – Colin Pharrell
Heal the world – Michael Jackson
Heat waves by Glass animals
Hey Jude – The Beatles
I can see clearly now - Jimmy Cliff
Imagine – John Lennon
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
La Paloma – Joseph Schmidt
La vie en Rose – Edith Piaf
Lambada – Kaoma
Let it be – The Beatles
Let it go – Frozen
Libertango – Astor Piazzolla
Lines - Dan Smith
Love of my life by Queen
Love me like you do – Ellie Goulding
Make you feel my love – Adele
Marry you by Bruno Mars
Memories - Maroon 5
Moon River – Audrey Hepburn
My heart will go on – Celine Dion
Mystery of love from Call me by your name
My way – Frank Sinatra
Nothing breaks like a heart – Mark Ronson ft. Miley Cyrus
One moment in time by Whitney Houston
Obla Di obla da – The Beatles
Oblivion – Astor Piazzolla
Over the rainbow – The Wizard of Oz
Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Perfect Symphony - Ed Sheeran and Andrea Bocelli
Petit Fleur – Sidney Bechet
Por una cabeza – Carlos Gardel
Pretty Woman – Roy Orbison
Prayer - Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli
Putting on the Ritz – Irving Berlin
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Rewrite the stars from The Greatest Showman
Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Saturday Night Fever - Bee Gees
Schindler’s list main theme
Señorita – Shawn Menses &Camila Cabello
Shallow (A star is born) – Lady Gaga &Bradley Cooper
Shape of you – Ed Sheeran
Sit Down - James
Smoke gets in your eyes – The Platters
Sofia – Alvaro Soler
Something – The Beatles
Song from a secret garden – Secret garden
Speechless – Naomi Scott
Stand by me – Ben E. King
Subeme la radio – Enrique Iglesias
Take me home, country roads – John Denver
The Godfather original theme song
The Impossible dream – Frank Sinatra
The scientists – Coldplay
Thinking out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Titanium – David Guetta ft. Sia
Tulips from Amsterdam – Max Bygraves
Unthinkable - Alicia Keys
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
Waka waka - Shakira
Wake me up - Avicii
What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
You are the one that I want - from The Grease
Yesterday – The Beatles
You are the reason - Calum Scott and Leona Lewis
You raise me up – Secret garden
The classical repertoire
Adagio – A.Albinoni
Adagio For Strings – S.Barber
Air on the G string - J.S.Bach
All I ask of you - Phantom of the opera
Arioso – J.S.Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – G.F.Handel
Ave Maria – F.Schubert
Ave Maria – J.S.Bach, Ch.Gounod
Berceuse – G.Faure
Canon in D - J.Pachelbel
Clair de lune – C.Debussy
Con te Partiro (Time to say Goodbye) – A.Bocelli
Dream – R.Schumann
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik (I, II, III movement) – W.A.Mozart
Gymnopedie No 1 – E.Satie
Humoreske - A.Dvorak
I Giorni – L.Einaudi
Intermezzo Op.117 no.1- J.Brahms
Jesus Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S.Bach
La Califfa – E.Morricone
Largo (Aria from Xerxes) – G.F.Handel
Largo from New World Symphony – A.Dvorak
Liebesleid - F.Kreisler
Melodie – Ch.W.Gluck
Menuet in A - L.Boccherini
Nella Fantasia (Gabriel s Oboe) – E.Morricone
Nocturne e minor - F.Chopin
O Mio Babbino Caro – H.Puccini
Ode to Joy – L.Beethoven
Palladio – K.Jenkins
Panis Angelicus – C.Franck
Partita d minor: Allemande, Corrente - J.S.Bach
Pavane – G.Faure
Pie Jesu – G.Faure
Quartet no 17: Menuet no 9 - W.A.Mozart
Queen Of Sheba – G.F.Handel
River flows in you – Yiruma
Salut d'amour – E.Elgar
Siciliana – G.Faure
Sonata no.4 in C minor (Siciliana) – J.S.Bach
Spring Concert (I and III movement) – A.Vivaldi
Suita no 2 : Menuet and Badinerie - J.S.Bach
Suite cello no 1 Prelude - J.S.Bach
The Swan – C.Saint-Saens
Valc no 2 - D.Shostakovich
Water Music Suite in D (Hornpipe) – G.F.Handel
Wedding March – F.Mendelssohn
Wedding March – R.Wagner
Christmas songs:
I Wish You a Marry Christmas
It Came Upon a Midnight Clear
It's The Most Wonderful Time of The Year
Jingle Bells
Jingle Bell Rock
Have Yourself a Marry Little Christmas
O Holy Night
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
Santa Claus is Coming to Town
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire)
Winter Wonderland
What Child is this? (Greensleeves)
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

- lovely deep sound - musicality - engaging the guests in the performance - fun and enjoyment - charisma - professionalism - punctuality

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Concert Halls, Hotels, Restaurants across England, Germany, and Poland, such as Pembroke Lodge Richmond, Marylebone Old Town Hall, Chelsea Town Hall, Woolwich Town Hall and many more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Nicola Benedetti Nigel Kennedy Hilary Hahn Maxim Vengerov David Garrett Lindsey Stirling Vanessa-Mae Itzhak Perlman David Oistrakh

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

Live on the television.

Do you have different line-up options?

Alternative line-up options are as follows: - acoustic violin solo - violin + cello duo - violin + viola duo - violin + piano duo - electric violin + backing track - electric violin + DJ

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

That is not a problem. I am flexible.

How much time do you need to set up?

30 minutes

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

Absolutely! My song list contains all-time favourites, for different events. For each performance, I am happy to learn two songs which are not on the list.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Definitely, I will bring either an acoustic or electric violin and PA system Bose S1 Pro or QSC speaker suitable for big and small events.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Available to play any song by request. Prepare one special song out of charge. Every additional song is charged £50.


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)£190
Up to 1 hour£210
Up to 2 hours£310
Up to 3 hours£410
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From Encore customers:

Jenny H
1 day ago
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5 out of 5

Thanks so much Monika for being so professional and being absolutely amazing on our wedding day! Much appreciated!

Kristina L
8 days ago
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5 out of 5

Monika learnt and played a chorus to one of my favourite songs for my short walk down the aisle. Her advice was sound and she stayed calm in moments of my indecisiveness and uncertainty. She arrived early and had actually previously played at the venue too so was well acquainted with their requirements. Guests loved her work!

Baris E
16 days ago
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5 out of 5

Amazing violinist who suit the setting perfectly!

Annie O
18 days ago
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5 out of 5

Monika was absolutely incredible at our wedding. She even learnt a special song for me to walk down the aisle to which was just amazing. All our guests commented on how brilliant she was during the ceremony and reception! Thank you so much for making our day so special! Annie & Rajiv

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From other customers:

Meera D
2 months ago, for a Wedding in Great North Rd.
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5 out of 5

Monika was absolutely amazing! She made it a perfect ambience for our big day. Thank you Monika for a wonderful wonderful day!

Meera P
2 months ago, for a Wedding in Micklefield Hall
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5 out of 5

Monika was incredible! Our guests LOVED her and so did we! She added a personal touch of playing to each group during the drinks and the canapés. She absolutely smashed it! 😍❤️ Thanks so much for everything.

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