Violinist

Penny Kempson

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About Penny

Violinist
Newcastle upon Tyne
Public liability insurance of £5 million
A versatile and talented young folk and classical musician. Looking for work in Newcastle, the North East or anywhere with a train station!

Penny has trained in both classical and folk music since the age of 6, being brought up immersed in the folk tradition. She is an alumna of Northamptonshire County Youth Orchestra, having played with them for four years while still at school. She has a grade 8 violin and singing qualifications, along with grade 6 piano and grade 5 music theory. Penny currently plays in two ceilidh bands as well as a popular music covers band, and is a member of three university orchestras. She is experienced as a personal music tutor in both classical and folk music as well as depping for musical productions and theatre shows, and would love to play for you event, whether you need a fiddle player to play traditional tunes, a violin or viola to join the ranks of a pit band or a solo violin recital.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Baroque, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Traditional church music, Folk, Ceillidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Covers
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Instruments:
Violin, Viola, Composer
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Event types:
Private event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Songwriter, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Composition teaching
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Donna M, 1 year ago

Penny was fantastic during a very difficult time. She was friendly, affordable, affable and very professional. I would highly recommend booking for any events in the future. Thank you Penny.

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Rhianwen D, 9 months ago

Had a great time listening to this band. Looking forward to seeing them again. Would definitely recommend!

Dave L, 3 years ago

Penny's skills are particularly noted by her commanding performance playing for a ceilidh as part of the internationally acclaimedChipenham Folk Festival

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