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Natasha is a classically trained violinist based in London and Buckinghamshire. She performs classical, pop, jazz and folk genres.
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British violinist Natasha Humphries is in her third year at the Royal College of Music in London, studying with Professor Radu Blidar. For the past few years Natasha has been working extensively as a freelance musician, performing in many high-profile solo and chamber concerts in renowned London venues. She is also booked regularly for weddings, business events and private parties, and previous clients have praised her for her professionalism, friendliness and beautiful sound. Natasha is a classically trained violinist but is passionate about playing a wide variety of styles such as pop, jazz and folk. Chamber/solo experience: - Weddings, business events and private parties in and around London and Buckinghamshire - Bruch’s Violin Concerto with the Wycombe Sinfonia - Bach Violin Sonata No.2 in A minor, BWV 1003 (IV) Allegro at Beaconsfield URC Church - 1st violin of the Morassi Quartet (2018-present) - String quartet candlelight concerts with Fever events company at National Maritime Museum in Greenwich and Grand Junction in Paddington - Bartók String Quartet No.5 for ‘Essential Bartók’ concert series at RCM - Haydn String Quartet Op.76 No.5 for internationally celebrated festival Super String Sunday at RCM - Chamber coaching from Yuri Zhislin, Gabrielle Lester, and Mark Messenger Orchestral experience: - Marlow Choral Society Orchestra - Orchestra of the Earth - Audentia Ensemble - Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra Orchestral training: - Britten Shostakovich Festival Orchestra (Principal 1st Violin). Live concerts in Sochi, Moscow, St Petersburg, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester, Edinburgh and London - RCM Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonic Orchestra, Opera Orchestra and String Band - Capital Orchestra - National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain (Principal 1st Violin). Live concerts in the U.K. and abroad including BBC Proms in London and the Berlioz Festival in France. - Royal Opera House Orchestra side-by-side scheme at Bradfield Festival - Cavatina Orchestra - Principal 2nd Violin - Chiltern Music Academy Symphony Orchestra (Leader 2015-2018) Commercial work: - Isobel Griffiths Ltd/Isobel Griffiths - Music Creation Ltd/Paul Spong - Steve Sidwell/The X Factor Live Show - The National Television & Film School - string quartet recording for short film Festivals: - Chipping Campden International Music Festival 2021 Teaching & Outreach: - National Youth Orchestra Inspire outreach program - RCM Sparks - Private violin tuition ages 5-18, 2017-present Prizes/awards: - 1st prize in the senior string category of the Wycombe Orpheus Music Festival Education : - Royal College of Music (Professor Radu Blidar) 2018-present - Beaconsfield High School 2011-2018

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Bluegrass, Country, Ceilidh, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional English folk, Welsh folk, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Soul, R&B, Top 40, Christmas, Military, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian
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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 sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Perfect pitch, Theory teaching
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Song list

This is a good selection of pieces that I can play, but it is by no means a complete list! Feel free to request pieces/songs that are not on this list.
WEDDINGS
Guests arrival:
Air in "D" - J.S. Bach
Amazing Grace - Traditional
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
Serenade - Joseph Haydn
Water Music/Hornpipe - F. Handel
Winter Mov. 2 - Vivaldi
Salut D’Amour - Elgar
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - J.S. Bach
Bridal procession:
Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin, Wagner
Trumpet Voluntary - Jeremiah Clarke
Trumpet Tune, Purcell
Canon in D, Pachelbel
St Anthony Chorale, Brahms
Exit:
Wedding March from A Midsummer Night’s Dream - Mendelssohn
The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, from ‘Solomon’ - Handel
Trumpet Tune in D - John Stanley
Hornpipe in D from Water Music - Handel
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Pop songs for weddings:
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
Hallelujah - Alexandra Burke
I’m Yours - Jason Mraz
CLASSICAL MUSIC
Abenlied (Evening Song)
Airoso
Andante
Anitra's Dance (Peer Gynt Suite Op.46 No.1)
Barcarolle (Les Contes D'Hoffmann)
Berceuse
Bridal March (Lohengrin)
Chanson Triste
Chant Sans Paroles Op.2 No.3
Concerto No.1
Consolation
Elegie
Emperor Waltz Op.437
First Loss
German Dances
Habanera (Carmen)
Humoresque
Hungarian Dance No.4
Hungarian Dance No.5
Hymn To The Sun
Kujawiak
La Donna E Mobile (Rigoletto)
Larghetto
Largo
Liebestraum
Loure
Lullaby
Mazurka
Melody
Melody In F Op.3 No.1
Minuet
Minuet In G
Minute Waltz In D Flat Op. 64 No.1
Moonlight Sonata Op.27 No.2
My Heart That Believest
My Herat At Thy Sweet Voice (Samson And Delilah) (Saint-Saens)
Nocturne
Norweigan Dance Op.35 No.2
On Wings Of Song Op.34 No.2
Pizzicato (Sylvia)
Rˆverie (Dreaming)
Rigaudon
Romance Op.44
Serenade
Simple Aveu (Simple Confession)
Slavonic Dance No.10
Soldiers' Chorus
Soldiers' March
Solveig's Song (Peer Gynt)
Sonatina
Song Of India (Sadko)
Spring Song
Symphony No.8 In B Minor 'Unfinished'
Tales From The Vienna Woods (The Concert Waltz Op.325)
The Dove (La Paloma)
The Happy Farmer Op.68 No.10 (Album For The Young)
The Swan (Carnival Of The Animals)
The Wild Horseman Op.68 No.8 (Album For The Young)
The Young Prince And The Young Princess (Scheherazade)
To Spring (An Den Fruhling)
Traumerei (Kinderscenen) Op.15 No.7
Vom Fremden Landern Und Menschen (Of Foreign Lands And Peoples) Op.15 No.1
Walter's Prize Song (Die Meistersinger)
Waltz
Who Is Sylvia?
William Tell Overture
Classical music
Pachelbel Canon in D
Bach Air on a G String from Orchestral Suite No 3
Bach Jeus Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
Beethoven Ode to Joy
Bizet Au Fond du Temple from Pearl Fishers
Bizet Entracte from Carmen
Bizet Habanera from Carmen
Bizet Prelude from Suite from Carmen
Boccherini Menuett
Debussy Claire de Lune
Delibes Flower Duet from Lacme
Delibes Pizzicato Polka from Sylvia
Dvorak Humoresque
Elgar Salut d'Amour
Grieg Norweigan Dances
Handel Air from the Water Music
Handel Hornpipe from the Water Music
Handel Queen of Sheba
Holst Jig from St Paul's Suite
Irish TradLondonderry Air
Jenkins Palladio
Lloyd-Webber All I Ask of You from Phantom of the Opera
Mendelssohn On Wings of Song
Mendelssohn Wedding March from A Midsummer Night's Dream
Mozart Divertimenti
Mozart Eine Kliene Nacht Musik
Offenbach Barcarolle from the Tales of Hoffman
Puccini Nessun Dorma from Turandot
Puccini Me Chiamo Mimi from La Boheme
Puccini O Mio Babbino Caro from Gianni Schicchi
Puccini Quando Me'n Vo'soletta from La Boheme
Satie Gymnopdie
Schubert Ave Maria
Schumann Traumelerei
Shostakovich Waltz 2 from Jazz Suite
Tchaikovsky Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky Waltz from Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky Waltz of the Flowers from The Nutcracker
Ungar Ashokan Farewell
Verdi La Donna emobile from Rigoletto
Verdi Libiamo from La Traviata
Vivaldi Largo from The Four Seasons
Wagner Wedding March
Barber Adagio
Barber String Quartet
Dvorak String Quartet - the American
Strauss Waltzes
Gershwin Preludes
POP & JAZZ MUSIC
Abba Mamma Mia
Sting Fields of Gold
Coldplay Viva la Vida
Gaydon Everlasting Love
Jagger Bitter Sweet Symphony
Elton John Can You Feel the Love Tonight
Ben King Stand By Me
Sledge When a Man Loves a Woman
Queen Bohemian Rhapsody
Beach Boys God Only Knows
Coldplay Yellow
Dylan Make You Feel My Love
Queen Somebody to Love
Van Morrison Brown Eyed Girl
Wonder Signed Sealed Delivered
Mars Marry You
Elbow One Day like This
Weiss Can't Help Falling in Love
Legend All of Me
Perri A Thousand Years
Armegeddon I Don't Want to Miss a Thing
Sheeran Lego House
Sheeran Perfect
Arthur Say you won't Let Go
Diana Ross and Lionel Riche Endless Love
Bee Gees How Deep is your Love
Daniel Caesar feat. H.E.R. Best Part
Heatwave Always and Forever
Celine Dion Because You Loved Me
Selena I Could Fall In Love
Sam Cooke What A Wonderful World
Billie Holiday The Very Thought of You
Gershwin Summertime from Porgy and Bess
Joplin Ragtime Dance
Joplin The Entertainer
Porter Let's Do It
Rodgers My Funny Valentine
Gershwin Promenade - Walking the Dog from Shall We Dance
Garner Misty
Armstrong What a Wonderful World
Autumn Leaves
Sinatra Fly Me to the Moon
Jones Soul Bossa Nova
Darin Beyond the Sea
Gershwin I Got Rhythm
Nat King Cole L-O-V-E
Norah Jones Don't Know Why
Sinatra The Way Your Look Tonight
The Turtles Happy Together
The Beatles Something
Case Happily Ever After
Corinne Bailey Rae Like a Star
Hall & Oates You Make My Dreams
Etta James At Last
Percy Sledge When A Man Loves A Woman
Michael Buble Everything
Norah Jones Come Away With Me
SOLO VIOLIN
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2
Brahms Violin Sonata No.2
Mozart Concerto No.4
Smetana Aus Der Heimat
Grieg Violin Sonata No.2
Prokofiev Violin Sonata No.2
Prokofiev Violin Concerto No.2
Saint Saens Violin Concerto No.3
Hubay Carmen Fantasy
Sarasate Carmen Fantasy
Bach Gavotte en Rondeau from Violin Partita No.3
Beethoven Violin Sonata No.5 “Spring”
Leclair Violin Sonata in D Major
Bruch Violin Concerto No.1
Mendelssohn Violin Concerto
Mozart Violin Concerto No.3
Sarasate Introduction et Tarentella
Sarasate Romanza Andaluza
Wieniawski Polonaise Brillante
Beethoven Romance in F major
Saint Saens Introduction et Rondo Capriccioso
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Previous clients have praised my sound, musicality and stage presence when I perform.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

A wide variety of venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, Symphony Hall Birmingham, Cadogan Hall, Leeds Town Hall, Usher Hall in the UK. I've also performed internationally in places such as Prague, Salzburg, Frankfurt, Milan, Genoa, Paris, Sochi, Moscow and St Petersburg. As well as concert halls, I have performed in recital halls and venues for events.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Such a wide range! I have a long list of classical composers and musicians that constantly inspire me, as well as many artists of pop, jazz, folk and R&B genres.

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

Twice at the BBC proms at the Royal Albert Hall in 2017 and 2018, both televised on BBC 4.

Do you have different line-up options?

I usually play solo acoustic violin, however I am happy to play amplified with a microphone if this can be provided. I can also bring a backing track, and it may sometimes be possible for me to play with another violinist as a duo or with piano. Feel free to ask.

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

That is no problem! I am very flexible with timings.

How much time do you need to set up?

Around 10-15 minutes without a PA system, 15-30 minutes with a PA system.

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

I am very open to discussing the setlist, and I am sure I can play songs by your request.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring my own violin to play. I can also bring a piano backing track and speaker to play this back on if you would like this. I'm also happy to use a PA system for amplification if this can be provided.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song is not included in my song list, there is still a big chance that I already know it or I can learn it!

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£195
Up to 3 hours£250
Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£170
Wedding ceremony
This includes music as guests arrivals, the bridal procession, the signing of the register, and the exit.
£170
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.
£250
3+ hours
3-5 hours of playing, with 15 min break per hour of playing.
£300
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Christian H, 3 years ago

AMAZING! What a superstar, so young and yet such flawless performance. Natasha played some very famous Norwegian songs that were perfect for the wedding (as I am Norwegian). Super super amazing, a million thank you and would recommend in a heart beat.

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David L, 3 years ago

Natasha was extremely professional and very friendly and she was very aware of my mum's 90TH birthday celebration She played beautifully and had all our attention throughout the performince I was very pleased with the booking It was money well spent and something my mum will remember forever

From other customers:

Chiltern A, 4 years ago

Natasha’s performance of the Bruch Violin Concerto no.1 was stunning this evening

David L, 3 years ago

She played beautifully and had all our attention throughout the performance. I was very pleased with the booking.