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Sophie Poteratchi

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Violinist
London
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A freelance violinist in London.

Sophie completed both her postgraduate and undergraduate degrees at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama where she studied with distinguished chamber musician, Andrew Watkinson and Mark Knight. As an orchestral musician, Sophie has experience working with world-renowned conductors; including Sir Colin Davis, Sir Simon Rattle and Giandrea Noseda. While studying at the Guildhall School she has also benefited from receiving chamber music coaching from the Endellion and Heath quartets. Sophie is also the founder of City String Ensemble, a versatile string group which performs across London for special events and private functions.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Pop
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Instruments:
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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, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Air on the G String
Bach
Air from Water Music
Bach
Arioso
Bach
Ave Maria
Bach/Gounod
Ave Maria
Schubert
Bourree from Water Music
Handel
Blue Danube Waltz
J. Strauss
Bridal Chorus (Wedding March)
Wagner
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Emperor Waltz
J. Strauss
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba
Handel
Hornpipe in D from Water Music
Handel
Hornpipe in F from Water Music
Handel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach
La Réjouissance from Royal Fireworks
Handel
Largo from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi
Meditation from Thaïs
Massanet
Ode to Joy
Beethoven
Prelude from Te Deum
Charpentier
Rondeau
Mouret
Sheep May Safely Graze
Bach
Trumpet Tune
Clarke
Trumpet Voluntary
Purcell
Wedding March
Mendelssohn
Wachet Auf
Bach
POP
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including a selection from the string quartet pop list
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Can't Help Falling In Love
Elvis Presley
Something Stupid
Carson Parks/Frank Sinatra/Robbie Williams
Spectrum
Florence and the Machine
Time to Say Goodbye
Sarah Brightman
You Raise Me Up
Westlife
JAZZ
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Cheek to Cheek
Irving Berlin
Girl From Ipanema
Frank Sinatra
Reflection Rag
Joplin
Search-Light Rag
Joplin
Swipesy Cakewalk
Joplin/Marshall
The Entertainer
Joplin
TV/FILM
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City of Stars
La La Land
I'll Make A Man Out Of You
Mulan
When You Wish Upon A Star
"Pinocchio"
LATIN/OTHER
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El Choclo
Villodo
Palladio
Karl Jenkins
Por Una Cabeza
Carlos Gardel
Spanish Dance No. 2
Granados

Prices

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Packages
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

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Frances G, 10 months ago

Pacifico Strings were an absolute highlight for our wedding, playing during the ceremony and reception drinks. They really gave something unique to the day with their ability to play classical pieces and modern music, as well as incorporating some requests we had. They were easy to communicate with during the planning and lead up, we could not recommend them more highly, thank you!

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Natalie M, 11 months ago

City String Ensemble played at our Wedding on 1st June 2019. The service provided by Sophie is exceptional. Emails were promptly replied to and Sophie was very accommodating to our requests. On the day of the Wedding the performance from the string quartet gave our guests goose bumps. I know this because the guests are still raving 4 weeks after the event! I highly recommend City String Ensemble if you want a first class service and high quality performance at your event.

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