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Sophia Kannathasan

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About Sophia Kannathasan

A reliable, friendly and approachable violinist based in and around London and Leeds with a wide range of experience in different genres.
Violinist
London

Sophia is a 3rd year violinist studying at the University of Leeds with David Riley. Sophia has played in operas, musicals and with a lot of orchestras. She currently plays with the Chineke! Junior orchestra, an orchestra created to give opportunities to established and upcoming classical musicians of Black and ethnically diverse heritage. Sophia has been performed at many prestigious venues such as the Royal Festival Hall, the Royal Albert Hall and the Barbican. Outside of classical music, Sophia also has experience performing at weddings and other events.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Fanfare, Early music, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Renaissance, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Ragtime, Swing, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Disco, Funk rock, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, World music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Charity event, Corporate event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Transcription, Accompanist, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

A Thousand Years- Christina Perri
All I Ask Of You – The Phantom of the opera
All of Me- John Legend
Any Dream Will Do - Joeseph
As if we never said goodbye – Sunset Boulevard
Bring Him Home
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
Circle of life – The Lion King
Don't cry for me Argentina - Evita
Edelweiss – The Sound of Music
Feed the birds – Mary Poppins
I Dreamed A Dream – Les Miserables
Jurassic Park Theme – Jurassic Park
Love changes Everything – Aspects of Love
Memory - CATS
Moon River – Breakfst at Tiffany's
The Music of the Night - The Phantom of the opera
The Phantom of the Opera - The Phantom of the opera
Stars – Les Miserables
Stay Awake – Mary Poppins
The Bare Neccessities / I Wanna Be Like You – The Jungle Book
Think of Me - The Phantom of the opera
Where Is Love - Oliver
You'll Never Walk Alone - Carousel
Pop / Jazz:
A Thousand Years – Christinna Perri
Ain't Misbehavin'
Amazed - Lonestar
Annie's Song – John Denver
Budapest – George Ezra
California Dreamin' – The Mamas and the Papas
Can't take my eyes off you – Andy Williams
Closest Thing to Crazy – Katie Melua
Come fly with me – Frank Sinatra / Michael Buble
Counting Stars – One Republic
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Daydream Believer – The Monkees
Dellilah – Tom Jones
Down by the Riverside
Eight Days A Week – The Beatles
Everyday – Buddy Holly
Eye of the Tiger - Survivor
Fields Of Gold - Sting
Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
I Have A Dream - ABBA
I'll Stand By You – The Pretenders
Human – Rag'n'bone man
Human – The Killers
I Don't Want to Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
I just called to say I love you – Stevie Wonder
I wanna hold your hand – The Beatles
I'm A Believer- The Monkees
Isn't she lovely – Stevie Wonder
Livin' on a Prayer – Bon Jovi
Make you feel my love - Adele
Money, Money, Money - ABBA
My Heart Will Go On – Celine Dion
My Way – Frank Sinatra
Never Gonna Give You Up – Rick Astley
Next To Me – Emeli Sande
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Pick a Bale of Cotton – Derek Ryan
The Power of Love – Gabrielle Aplin
Que Sera Sera – Doris Day
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Rhinestone Cowboy – Glenn Cambell
Rockin' all over the World – Status Quo
Sacrifice – Elton John
Strawberry Fields Forever – The Beatles
Stayin' Alive – Bee Gees
Suspicious Minds – Elvis Presley
Sway – Michael Buble
Take Me Home Country Roads – John Denver
That's My Goal – Shayne Ward
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
We'll Meet Again – Vera Lynn
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn
The Wonder of You - Elvis Presley
You were Always on my Mind - Elvis Presley
Classical / Opera:
The Blue Daube
Pachabel's Canon
Toreador's Song
Radetsky March
The Swan
Nessun Dorma
Palladio
Panis Angelicus
Meditation
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Clients remember me for being friendly, reliable and professional. I am also remembered for my passionate performances, I will give a lot of emotion in whatever music I play.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at the Royal Albert Hall, the Barbican and the Royal Festival Hall. I have also performed in Leeds Town Hall and other various theatres, churches and concert halls around the country,

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

I will always try to accommodate as much as I can. If anything about the event changes, please contact me and if possible, I can accommodate to those changes.

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

My set list is created from previous performances, but I am definitely happy to discuss what your needs are to make the event as successful as possible!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring my own equipment to play acoustically. If for whatever, reason I needed to be amped (ie. a microphone) up that would need to be provided.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't on my set list already there could still be a chance that I know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do that for you.

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)£120
Up to 1 hour£170
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250
Packages
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£190
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
£300

Reviews

From customers:

Grace, 1 year ago

Sophia is a hardworking individual. Her growth mindset displays in her assertiveness, openness, and the development of her professional skills. She makes well-rounded decisions but doesn’t fail to take risks while striving towards her musical ambitions.

Nikita, 1 year ago

I have had the pleasure of working with Sophia during various school projects and events. Sophia demonstrated great leadership and a natural ability to work with other people during House Drama where we both out on adaptations of musical productions. These productions included students of all year groups and therefore demonstrated Sophia's communication and organisational skills. We also worked together during the Variety Night 2019 where I was able to observe how Sophia collaborated with her fellow musicians to create an ensemble performance which was presented to the audience of students, staff and guests. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with Sophia on multiple occasions and I am sure anyone who works with her in the future will feel the same way.