Risa Sekine

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About Risa

An enthusiastic and friendly ensemble player available for weddings and other functions.

Risa Sekine recently finished her Masters Degree at the Royal College of Music London studying with Jan Repko. She obtained a First Class Degree with Honours from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, where she studied with Nathaniel Vallois and Oliver Wille on a full scholarship. Having been born into a musical family, she picked up the violin when she was 3 years old and has adored music ever since. She has been a part of various chamber ensembles and orchestras in both Tokyo and Birmingham, which has shaped her love of ensemble playing. During her time in Birmingham, besides various Conservatoire projects, she has played in the CBSO Youth Orchestra- leading the 2nd Violin section in the 2018 course- as well as led the Orchestra of Solihull Schools in Concert as part of an outreach project. She has also played in masterclasses with Professor Richard Deakin, Bin Huang, Professor John Gilbert, and Linus Roth. Risa has been accepted onto the CBSO Training Scheme this academic year and has also taken part in various side-by-side schemes with the Welsh National Opera and Orchestra of the Swan.

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Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Christmas, Baroque, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Acoustic
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Transcription, Perfect pitch, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker, Music therapy
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Risa's Song list

Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme,
Wedding March, Schubert Ave Maria,
Pachelbel's Canon,
Firework Music,
Vivaldi's Four Seasons,
Tchaikovsky Selections from The Nutcracker Suite,
Meditation from Thais,
Lange Flower Song,
Gounod Ave Maria,
Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah,
Can You Feel the Love Tonight,
A Whole New World,
I See the Light,
Nearer My God to Thee,
My Heart Will Go On,
Thinking Out Loud,
Blank Space,
Love Story,
All Too Well,
You Belong With Me,
Wildest Dreams,
All of Me,
Stay With Me,
A Thousand years,
I Won't Give Up,
Say Something,
Rather Be,
Queen selections,
ABBA selections,
Bach Jesu Joy of Man Desiring,
Telemann Six Canonic Sonatas,
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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I am very friendly and also very accommodating to any requests.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Birmingham Cathedral St. Philips, Birmingham Hippodrome, St. Paul's Church, Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery Birmingham Library Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Ray Chen

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

Dance for Ukraine Charity Gala curated by Alina Cojucaru and Ivan Putrov at the London Coliseum with musicians from the English National Opera and Ballet.

Do you have different line-up options?

I am able to play as part of strings duos, trios and quartets. Please get in touch for further inquiries.

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

I always try my best to be flexible with timings, please let me know if there are any changes and I will try my best to accommodate you.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually come in about half an hour to an hour prior to the start of the function to set up and warm up.

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

Yes of course! And if you have any further request, please get in touch and I will try my best to accommodate them.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring in all equipment require to perform.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, if you get in touch with any requests I will try and make arrangements. However if there are any special pieces you'd like for me to learn, I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £15 for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc.

Risa's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£30
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£190
Up to 3 hours£230
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Risa's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Jamie J
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

I used Risa for my proposal and she was exceptional. Very professional and an amazing violinist. Thanks again, Risa! :)

Drew D
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Risa was perfect, set the tone of the event exactly as requested. I honestly can’t recommend her enough!

From other customers:

Louise L
7 years ago

A serious and highly talented musician... recommend highly with no reservations.

John G
7 years ago

Beautiful and exhilarating tone... I want more!