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River Edis-Smith

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About River

Violinist, Composer, Educator. A young musician who prides himself in expressing his love of music to all.
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I currently study Mathematics with Music at the University of Surrey. I have been studying Violin for thirteen years and have experience in teaching Violin, recently achieving DipABRSM in Music Education and Violin teaching. I have performed in the Halle Youth Orchestra and have lead the Greater Manchester Youth String Orchestra on numerous occasions. I have performed in prestigious venues such as Bridgewater Hall, Manchester Cathedral and Media City. I have had experience in orchestral and solo playing for many years and looks forward to perform in a range of venues over the coming years through Encore.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
1st Encoreversary
Classical, Pop, Acoustic
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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:
Composer, Arranger, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Air from Water Music- Handel
Air on the G Sting- Bach
Allegro from The Four Seasons (Spring)- Vivaldi
Arioso- Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba- Handel
The Ash Grove- Traditional
Ave Maria- Schubert
Ave Verum Corpus- Mozart
Bridal Chorus- Wagner
Canon in D- Pachabel
Hornpipe from Water Music- Handel
Intermezzo from Cavelleria Rusticana- Mascagni
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring- Bach
La Rejouissance- Handel
Largo from The Four Seasons (Winter)- Vivaldi
Moon River- Audrey Hepburn
Ode to Joy- Beethoven
Rondeau- Mouret
Sheep May Safely Graze- Bach
The Swan- Saint-Saëns
Trumpet Tune- Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary- Clarke
Wedding March- Mendelssohn
If you have additional requests for classical repertoire feel free to ask!
Popular repertoire is done on a case by case basis, again feel free to inquire and I will tailor the quote.
Customer questions

How much time do you need to set up?

For classical and pop acoustic setups I will arrive 30 minutes before performing to get comfortable ready to perform. PA setup for backing CD accompaniments will be 45 minutes before.

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

Absolutely! You can pick pieces of music from the set-list or some of your own. Do be aware that your own suggestions are dependant upon availability and unique arrangements will incur a small additional fee. This is done on a one to one basis but you will have a chance to listen to the arrangement before you commit.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I only use PA for a backing CD if you want popular songs performed with accompaniment. All classical performances are acoustic and I provide all equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I prefer performing classical music and I am happy to learn specific music dependent upon difficulty. If you would like me to arrange or provide accompaniment to a popular song, this will add to the quote. Provide the details and I'll provide the quote.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I've performed in numerous settings including Cathedrals, Churches, Charity Gigs and Studios.


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)£80
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350


From customers:

Royal T, 3 years ago

Thank you for all your help and support. Your performance really added a touch of magic to the evening.

Surrey R, 2 years ago

Many thanks for playing at our Agent Conference dinner on Tuesday. We were all very impressed and the agents were delighted!