Violinist

Risa Sekine

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About Risa

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

Risa Sekine recently graduated from the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire with a First Class Award, where she studied with Nathaniel Vallois and Oliver Wille on a full scholarship. She will be starting on the postgraduate course at the Royal College of Music from September. 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.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
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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Song list

Delibes Flower Duet from Lakme,
Wedding March, Schubert Ave Maria,
Pachelbel's Canon,
Tchaikovsky Selections from The Nutcracker Suite,
Meditation from Thais,
Lange Flower Song,
Gounod Ave Maria,
Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah,
Lindsey Stirling Selections,
A Whole New World,
I See the Light,
Nearer My God to Thee,
My Heart Will Go On,
Czardas,
Ed Sheeran selections,
Queen selections,
ABBA selections,
Bach Jesu Joy of Man Desiring,
Telemann Six Canonic Sonatas,
Requests of any genre,
Customer questions

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.

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)£20
Up to 1 hour£60
Up to 2 hours£150
Up to 3 hours£240

Reviews

From customers:

Louise L, 3 years ago

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

John G, 3 years ago

Beautiful and exhilarating tone... I want more!