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Monika Suder

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Freelance Violinist based in Cracow, Rzeszów, Poland. If you plan a wedding abroad, send a request.
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Monika has provided music at top London hotels such as The Dorchester, 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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Monika's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Laura H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Monika was amazing - everyone loved her music :)

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Devina M
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Monika's playing was absolutely fantastic. Very talented, she played both English and Indian tunes and my family loved it. She is extremely professional, would highly recommend her!

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Lauren B
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Monika played at our wedding ceremony. She was amazing! Every guest complimented how great she was after the ceremony. We couldn’t have asked her for more, she is such a great violinist! Thank you!

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Karolina A
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Monika is amazing. She did a great job at my wedding. She went extra mile to make it super special and exceeded our expectations. We highly recommend Monika for your events. Thank you for everything

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Raveena G
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Goodboy's Ln
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5 out of 5

From the moment I booked Monika for our wedding, she was so friendly and accommodating to what we wanted played at our wedding. Her beautiful music made our event even more magical and went down a treat with our guests. I can’t recommend her enough. A brilliant violinist and a brilliant person as well.

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Holly G
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Fanhams Hall Road
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5 out of 5

We first found Monika playing violin in our local town and immediately said we would love her to play at our wedding. We booked Monika to play during our wedding guest arrival and ceremony and it was absolutely perfect! Monika, I just want to say thank you so much for performing at our ceremony. You were amazing and all of our guests had so many good things to say about you and still continue to talk to us about it now when we speak about the wedding. Your music is just beautiful! Highly recommend Monika to anyone wanting to book a violinist for any occasion! Thank you again, Mr & Mrs Griffin X

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Monika's 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
Greensleeves
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)

Monika's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£125
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£400
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£250
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- 15 - 20minutes before the service begins - music during walking down the aisle, signing of the register and music as the ceremony ends. - two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£400
All day package
- 15-20 minutes of music during guests arrival - music for the bride walking down the aisle, music during the signing of the register, and music as the service ends. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. - up to 7 hours at the venue
£700
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 a special song which it's not on my 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 free of charge. Every additional song is charged £50.
Musicianship
Genres:
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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