Violinist

Samantha Norman

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About Samantha

Violinist
Stratford-upon-Avon
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Samantha is a freelance violinist based in Stratford upon Avon. She trained at Birmingham Conservatoire and gained an MMus

Samantha is a freelance violinist classically trained at Birmingham Conservatoire to Masters level. She is also a specialist in folk/gyspy/klezmer styles with a wide-ranging performing career. She performs with several orchestras and chamber groups and works regularly at the Royal Shakespeare Company. Since 2012 she has appeared in numerous productions and has often appeared on stage and in costume playing from memory. Some of these performances have been broadcast live to cinemas and subsequently released on DVD. Samantha was a founding member of seven-piece cinematic folk septet the Old Dance School, now know as the Fair Rain. With them she toured the UK and Europe in theatres, arts centres and festivals and released three studio albums and one live album. The band have won critical acclaim and have been featured several times on BBC Radio 2. She performed with them until 2015. Samantha has a busy freelance career combining theatre, orchestral and chamber work, session recording and also performing with ceilidh bands and folk groups.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform while walking around a venue
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, World music, Balkan, Jewish music, Klezmer, Scottish music, Tango
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Instruments:
Violin, Viola, English fiddle, Fiddle, Irish fiddle, Scottish fiddle
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader
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