Liv's Viola

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Professional Classical, Romantic and Pop Violist with a large acoustic repertoire from Bach to Metallica - Wedding specialist.
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About Me! I am a professional viola player and music teacher.  I would like to introduce myself and show you all the experience I have playing music professionally, in the hope you will be in interested in having me play for your company at your events. I play different styles of music from Classical to Vintage, Pop, Metal and I continuously add new music to my repertoire, catering to your requests. I offer live music for different occasions and public events. I also do concerts in schools with explanation and demonstrations of several musical styles and musical diversities.  Background and experience: I studied at Wells Cathedral School from 2005-2009, progressing onto the viola in my final year under Head of Strings, Matthew Souter. In 2011, I graduated with a french music diploma at the Ecole National de Musique in Lyon. I graduated with a Bachelors and Masters degree from the Royal College of Music and Royal Academy of Music, having played in masterclasses by Jennifer Stumm, Antonello Farulli and Maxim Rysanov, and studied with Susie Meszaros and Yuko Inuoe. I have 10 years performing and teaching experience around the UK, France, Germany and China. I won the 2015 Viola competition at the Royal College of Music, showing a fierce devotation, stylish and unique viola sound! Lineups: Female Viola-violin with backing tracks

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Mark C
1 year ago, for a Wedding proposal in 2 Pearson Square
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5 out of 5

Liv really added a magic touch to my proposal and the following celebration with our family. During the planning, she worked hard to plan a beautiful array of songs to perfectly match the occasion and our music taste, and was more than accommodating when I made some last minute requests. Liv made what was a stressful and nerve-wracking time much easier with her understanding, friendly nature and flexibility. I can't recommend her and her magnificent playing highly enough! Thank you again, Liv!

Jenny W
1 year ago, for a Birthday party in Nymans
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5 out of 5

I can't thank Liv enough, she really did make my parents anniversary very special. Very talented, super performer, friendly, helpful and accommodating throughout. Im trying to think of what party I can plan next just so I can hire her again.

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Olivia's Song list

Adiós Nonino - Piazzolla
Air from Water Music - Handel
Air on the G String - J.S.Bach
Allegro from the Four Seasons - Vivaldi
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
A moment like this - Kelly Clarkson
Arioso - J.S.Bach
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A Sky full of Stars - Coldplay
A Thousand Miles - Vanessa Carlton
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Africa - Toto
Ain't no Mountain High enough- Marvin Gaye
All of me - John Legend
Another day in the Sun - La La Land
Audition - La La Land
Ave Maria - Schubert
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Bach Meets Incubus - Georgia Scott
Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
Beauty and the Beast
Beauty and the Beast Medley
Believer- Imagine Dragons
Bist du Bei mir - Stolzel
Blackbird - The Beatles
Blinding lights - The weeknd
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Break in - Halestorm
Breakaway - Kelly Clarkson
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
Canon in D - Pachabel
Castle on the hill - Ed Sheeran
Chasing pavements - Adele
City of Stars - La La Land
Come a little bit closer - Jay & the Americans
Come as you are - Nirvana
Concerning Hobbits - Howard Shore
Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy - The Nutcracker
Endless Love - Lionel Richie
Enemy - Imagine Dragons
Enter Sandman - Metallica
Escape (Piña Cola song) - Rupert Holmes
Evenstar - Lord of the Rings
Fade to Black - Metallica
Faded - Alan Walker
Fly me to the moon - Sinatra
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
Game of thrones main theme - Ramin Djwadi
Heart shaped box - Nirvana
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Here's to us - Halestorm
Hold on - Wilson Phillips
Holding out for a hero - Bonnie Tyler
Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel
How long will I love you- Ellie Goulding
I do, I do, I do, I do, I do - Mamma Mia
I'm yours - Jason Mraz
Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana - Mascagni
Ironic - Alan Morissette
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
La Rejouissance - Handel
Largo from The Four Seasons - Winter - Vivaldi
Largo from Xerxes - Handel
La Vie en Rose
Libertango - Piazzolla
Lithium- Nirvana
L.O.V.E - Nat King Cole
Love me like you do - Ellie Goulding
Love me tender - Elvis Presley
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Make you feel My love- Adele
Marry you
Mia and Sebastians theme - La La Land
Moondance - James Morrisson
Move on up
Mr Blue Sky
Mr Brightside
My immortal - Evanescence
Nancy Mulligan - Ed Sheeran
Never Enough - The Greatest Showman
Not today - Imagine Dragons
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
Numb - Linkin Park
Ob la di Ob la da - The Beatles
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
One day more - Les Misèrables
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
Psycho Killer - Talking heads
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Remember me - Coco
Rewrite the stars - The Greatest Showman
Roar- Katy Perry
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Rondeau - Mouret
Roundtable Rival - Lindsey Stirling
Running up that hill - Kate Bush
Russian Dance - The Nutcracker
Seek and Destroy - Metallica
Set fire to the rain - Adele
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
Sheep May Safely Graze - J.S.Bach
Shivers - Ed Sheeran
Shut up and Dance - Walk the moon
Skyfall - Adele
Smells like Teen spirit - Nirvana
Somebody to love - Queen
Someone like you - Adele
Someone you loved - Lewis Capaldi
Spirit in the sky - Norman Greenbaum
Stand by me - Ben E King
Stars - Les Misèrables
Supermassive Black Hole - Muse
Sweet Dreams - Eurythmics
Teenage Dream - Katy Perry
The Fox - Vivis
The Hanging Tree - The Hunger Games
The Mandalorian theme Star Wars
The Unforgiven - Metallica
This is me - The Greatest Showman
Thunder - Imagine Dragons
Titanium - David Guetta
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - J.Clarke
Tum Hi Ho - Mithoon - Bollywood music
Turning Tables - Adele
Vivir mi vida - Marc Anthony
Wake me up - Avicii
Wachet auf (Sleepers Awake) - J.S.Bach
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
We are young - fun
Wildest Dreams- Taylor Swift
With a little help from my friends - The Beatles
Your Song - Elton John
Zombie - Bad wolves
*For any special song requests please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Olivia's 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)£50
Up to 1 hour£100
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£300
Set of 3 45 minutes
set of 3 45 minute for wedding/occasion
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Solo Viola with backing tracks.

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 me know, and I can accomodate for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually set up about 30/40 minutes before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for my live performance!

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

My set lists is crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. You can reach out to me at any point during the preparation process to chat through what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring my viola, my PA system and all my equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song is not included within my setlist, there may still be a chance that I already know it. If there is a special song you would like me to learn I am very happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal/arrangment times.
Covers, Christmas, Traditional church music, Contemporary Christian, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, 1920s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Ceilidh, Folk, Country, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, New Year's Eve, Christmas party, Birthday party, Burns night, Cruise, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Instrumental teaching
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