Violinist

Naomi Wilmshurst

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Violinist
London
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Naomi is a violinist dedicated to creating the best atmosphere at both private and commercial events with electric and acoustic violin.

Naomi has performed in prestigious venues across the UK and in Mexico, Spain and Germany. Past clients include ITV, Hilton Hotels, Peugeot, Walmart, The Voice Mexico and a wide range of smaller companies and private clients. Venues Naomi has played in include the Hilton London Metropole, Syon Grand Conservatory, and Zócalo in Mexico, and in ensemble in the Royal Albert Hall, Barbican and Philarmonie. With an LTCL performance diploma from Trinity College London, Naomi has a high technical ability, which she combines with a love of a wide range of genres and cross-genres, providing a fresh, modern twist to her events. She has formed part of ensembles such as the National Youth Orchestra, the Junge Kammerphilarmonie Berlin, Sinfónica UACM and ORFINAMEX (Mexico City), and has worked with producers such as Vladimir Suarez (Latin-Grammy nominated), Live Sessions Mexico and Juan Romagosa (The Voice Mexico). Currently based in London, Naomi is working as an events violinist in a wide range of events including weddings, proposals, conferences, parties and other corporate and private events whilst studying for her masters in music at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Shows are comprised of solo acoustic or electric violin performance accompanied by tracks with a wireless microphone, ensuring free engagement with the audience. Naomi plays a wide range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, bossa, pop, house, electronic, RnB, rock, salsa, Disney/film, latin and Bollywood, which provide the perfect backdrop for any occasion. Available to hire as a duo with piano, guitar, violin or DJ, in string quartet or with an existing DJ or band. Don't hesitate to get in contact for a quote or more information!

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Folk, Ceilidh, Country, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Jazz, Blues, Gypsy jazz, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Swing, Light music, Easy listening, Latin, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1990s era music, 1960s era music, Acoustic, Pop, Ambient pop, Covers, Bossa nova, Argentinian, Italian music, French music, Mariachi, Samba, Tango, Spanish music, Electronic, Ambient, Deep house, Electronica, Electro-Swing, EDM, House, Ibiza club, Techno, Jungle, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Salsa
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

CLASSICAL
Bach – Air on the G string, Prelude to Partita no.3, Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring, Ave Maria, Sheep may safely graze
Brahms - Theme from 1st symphony, Hungarian dance
J. Clark - Trumpet Voluntary
Elgar – Salut d’amour
Ennio Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Gluck - Minuet
Handel – Messiah, Aria, Hornpipe
Kreisler – Schoen Rosmarin
Massenet - Meditation
Mendelssohn – Wedding March (Marcha Nupcial)
Mozart - Alleluia
Pachelbel – Canon
Paganini - Caprice no. 13
Piazzolla - Libertango, Nightclub 1960
Satie, Erik - 3 Gymnopedies
Schubert - Ave Maria
Vivaldi - The Four Seasons
V. Monti – Czardas
Vaughan Williams - The Lark Ascending
Wagner – Bridal Chorus
JAZZ/BOSSA
Bille Holiday - All of Me
Duke Ellington - In a sentimental mood
Ella Fitzgerald - Cheek to Cheek, A Fine Romance, Let’s do it, Mack the Knife, They Can’t Take that away from me, Misty, Blue Skies, Stormy Weather
Eva Cassidy – Over the Rainbow, Songbird
Frank Sinatra - Autumn Leaves, Fly Me to the Moon, My Way
Glenn Miller - In the mood
Grappelli - Minor Swing
La Chica de Ipanema
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
Nat King Cole - L.O.V.E
Norah Jones - Come away with me, Turn me on
Ray Charles - Georgia on my mind
Rosenberg Trio - Bossa Dorado, Blue Bossa
DISNEY
Mulan – Reflection
Frozen – Let it go
Love Actually - Theme
Pride & Prejudice - Theme
Twilight – Bella’s Lullaby
LIGHT POP
Adele – Chasing Pavements, Skyfall, Someone like you, To make you feel my love
Alexander Burke – Hallelujah
American Mouth – Flightless bird
Andrea Bocelli – Por ti volaré
Barbra Streisand – Memory
Bee Gees – How deep is your love
Beyonce – Halo
Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine
Black Eyed Peas - Mas que Nada
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Carly Rose Sonenclar - Feeling Good
Christina Aguilera – A voice within, Beautiful
Christina Perri – A thousand years
Ed Sheeran – Perfect, Thinking out loud
Edith Piaf – La Vie en Rose
Elvis Presley - I can’t help falling in love with you
Gloria Gaynor – Can’t take my eyes off you
Il Divo – Hasta mi final
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
John Legend - All of me
John Lennon - Imagine
Justin Bieber - Love yourself
Lukas Graham - 7 Years
Sam Smith – Stay with me
Stevie Wonder - I just called to say I love you, Isn’t she Lovely
Taylor Swift - Love Story, Riptide
Toni Braxton – Unbreak my heart
Vanessa Carlton – A thousand miles
Zedd & Alessia Cara - Stay
HOUSE, ELECTRP & UPBEAT POP
Alan Walker – Faded
Amy Winehouse MJ Cole remix - F**k me Pumps
Ariana Grande - 7 Rings
Avicii – Wake me up
Bruno Mars - Treasure
Calvin Harris - I found you, One Kiss, Promises
Camila Cabello ft, Young Thug – Havana
Clean Bandit – Rather Be, Symphony
DJ Fresh - Golddust
DJ Khaled - Wild Thoughts
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Drake - God’s Plan, One Dance
Ed Sheeran - Shape of you
Flo Rida - I don’t like it, I love it
French Montana - Unforgettable
Jonas Blue - Fast car
Klangkarussell - Sonnentanz
Lyndsey Stirling - Crystallize
Mahmut Orhan ft. Sena Sener - Feel
Marlon Roudette - When the beat drops out
Party Pupils - Sax on the beach
Ray Foxx - Boom Boom
R. Kelly - Ignition
Robin Schulz - Waves
Rudimental - These Days, Waiting all Night
Shawn Mendes - If I can’t have you
September - Electro version
Zara Larzzon - Never Forget You
ROCK
The Beatles – Come Together , Here Comes the Sun, Hey Jude, Let it be, Michelle, She Loves You, Something, Yesterday
Coldplay - Fix You, Paradise, The Scientist, Something Just Like This, Viva La Vida
Eagles - Hotel California
Elton John - Rocket Man
Guns N Roses - Sweet Child o Mine
Lou Reed - Walk on the Wild Side
Kings Of Leon - Use Somebody
The Kinks - You Really Got Me
Oasis - Wonderwall
The Police - Every Breath you Take
Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love, Don’t Stop Me Now, Somebody to Love, Under Pressure, We are the Champions
The Rolling Stones - Satisfaction
Survivor - Eye of the Tiger
The Verve - Bitter Sweet Symphony
U2 - Beautiful day, With or without you
BOLLYWOOD
Aashiq Banaya Aapne Title Song
Bilal Saeed & Momina Mustehsan - Baari
Guru Randhawa - High Rated Gabru, Lahore
Saif Ali Khan - Alfghan Jalebi
Mohit Chauhan (Jab We Met) - Tum Se Hi
Palak Muchhal - Prem Ratan Dhan Payo
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan - Zaroori Tha
Sanam Re Title Song
Zack Knight/Jasmin Walia - Bom Diggy Diggy
REGGAETON
Daddy Yankee - Lo que pasó, pasó
Enrique Iglesias - Súbeme la Radio
J Balvin - Mi gente
Luis Fonsi - Despacito
Maluma - Corazon, Felices los 4
Nicky Jam – X (Equis)
Nio Garcia - Te Boté
Pitbull - El Taxi
Salsa
Celia Cruz - Quimbara
Frankie Ruiz - Tu con El
Grupo Niche - Gotas de Lluvia
Jerry Rivera - Amores como el nuestro
Luis Enrique – Yo no sé mañana
Marc Anthony - Flor Pálida
Oscar D’León - Lloraras
Ruben Blades – Buscando Guayaba
Tito Rodriguez - Cuando Cuando
TANGOS
Astor Piazzolla – Libertango
Carlos Gardel – Por una cabeza, Volver
LATIN
Alejandro Sanz - Corazón Partío
Bacilos – Tabaco y Chanel
Buena Vista Social Club - Dos Gardenias, Lágrimas Negras
Carlos Eleta Almarán - Historia de un Amor
Carlos Vives - Fruta Fresca
Chavela Vargas - La Llorona
Consuelo Velazquez - Bésame Mucho
Gypsy Kings - Volare
Juventino Rosas - Sobre las Olas
Luis Miguel - Hasta que me olvides
Manuel Mijares – Para amarnos mas
Pedro Infante – Cien años
Reik – Creo en ti
Rio Roma – Contigo
Trio Los Panchos - Quizás, Quizás, Quizás
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

The different line up options are as follows: - solo electric/acoustic violin with(out) backing tracks - electric/acoustic violin + sax - acoustic violin + piano - electric violin + DJ

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

I always try to be as flexible as possible and understand that details can change. Just communicate any changes with me and we can work together to create the best solution.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually need 30 mins max to set up. Before the event we will agree on whether you need to rent a PA or if I'll use that of the venue or DJ, which will entail minor prior communication with these.

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

My set lists are comprised from countless performances to create a wide range of repertoire suited to many tastes, creating the best atmosphere in the right moment. I have different recommendations for the ceremony, meal, and reception, and am more than happy to take on your specific requests.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! I bring my acoustic or electric violin plus wireless microphone and PA system for events of up to 60 people. If there are more people, I provide hired equipment for a small extra fee of 80 GBP.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely. I take up to 3 specific requests before the event, and check the rep list: you may be surprised and already find your favourite tunes there!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I never sit down or stand still when performing. I love engaging the guests in the performance and making sure that the performance is not only elegant and of the best musical technical ability, but fun and enjoyable!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

In ensembles, I've played at the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican, and National History Museum in Mexico City. As a soloist, I've played at the Hilton London, the Marquis Reforma in Mexico and for companies such as Peugeot, Walmart and P3 as well as private customers.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love alternative and fusion string players like D-Sharp and 2 Cellos who take modern electro, pop, rock and RnB music giving it a really quirky twist on the cello and violin.

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

Probably for Peugeot at the Hotel Marquis Reforma in an event for 800 people in Mexico City. I played a mixture of jazz and pop and absolutely loved it!

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£220
Up to 2 hours£290
Up to 3 hours£350
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. Acoustic or electric violin. Sets are totally personalised and can requests in advance are accepted.
£220
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception. Flexible set. Genres can include: pop, jazz, classical, latin or lounge. Tbc with client. PA system included in the price for events of up to 100 people.
£250
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. Solo violin with professional backing tracks. Large repertoire of songs to choose from and requests accepted in advance. PA system included for events of up to 100 people. PA provided for a small extra fee of £80 at large events.
£380
Available services
Early Arrival
+£40
Sound system
+£100

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Dawn L, 2 months ago

Naomi played at our company event. Her choice of playlist was excellent and all guest, all ages, were delighted with her performances.

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Queen E, 4 months ago

Amazing overall experience

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Anita H, 6 months ago

Naomi was wonderful at my daughters wedding party. Her music was just right for the occasion, fun and lovely. Everyone said how much they enjoyed it and I would love her to play at another event in the future. Thank you so much Naomi.

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Lisa R, 10 months ago

Naomi provided excellent entertainment at our wedding and everyone was amazed by the range of songs that she played during the meal. Excellent service, highly recommendable.

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