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Stephanie Jessica McVey

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Stephanie is a versatile London based violinist, available to perform for concerts, weddings, sessions, and corporate events.
Violinist
London
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London based violinist available for solo, chamber, orchestral, session and pit work. Stephanie is also available to perform at luxury weddings, corporate events and private parties. Please get in touch directly to discuss any specific music requests. She studied for her Bachelors degree in Music at University of Liverpool, where she graduated with First Class Honours. She now spends her time freelancing with orchestras and ensembles across London, while also working for the English National Opera's education department. Orchestral: - London Young Sinfonia - London Beethoven Orchestra - Cinematic Syncopations Orchestra - Vacation Chamber Orchestra (principal positions) - Ernest Read Symphony Orchestra - Sessions at RNCM - The Orchestra of London - The Retro-Modern Omniphonic Solo/Chamber: - The Glas Quartet - Anteros Chamber Orchestra - Leader of string quartet for Eric Whitacre’s ‘Five Hebrew Love Songs’ at Liverpool Philharmonic Hall Other: - Unheard Of: An Evening of New Musical Theatre Writing - Various LMTO play-through days

Performance details
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
5th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Military, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Film / TV music, Fanfare, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Marching, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, German music, Italian music, Spanish music
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

CLASSICAL MUSIC FOR VIOLIN AND PIANO
Albeniz - Tango
Bach - Sonata in G Major BWV. 1021
Bartok - Romanian Folk Dances
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No.1 in D Major
Beethoven - Violin Sonata No. 5 in F Major "Spring"
Bloch - Simchas Torah
Bruch - Violin Concerto
Dvorak - Romantic Pieces Op. 75
Haydn - Violin Concerto No. 1 in C Major
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 2 in D Major
Mozart - Violin Concerto No. 3 in G major
Sarasate - Spanish Dances- Romanza Andaluza
Sarasate - Spanish Dances- Malaguena
Smetana - From the Homeland
POPULAR MUSIC
- Accidentally In Love - Counting Crows
- All Star - Smash Mouth
- Be Our Guest - Beauty and the Beast
- Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Lion King
- Colours Of The Wind - Pocahontas
- Dancing Queen - ABBA
- Defying Gravity - Wicked
- Fernando - ABBA
- For Good - Wicked
- I'm A Believer - Neil Diamond
- Knowing Me, Knowing You - ABBA
- Livin La Vida Loca - Ricky Martin
- Mamma Mia - ABBA
- Money Money Money - ABBA
- Super Trouper - ABBA
- Take A Chance On Me - ABBA
- Thank You For The Music - ABBA
- The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
- Under The Sea - Little Mermaid
- Waterloo - ABBA
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CLASSICAL/WEDDING MUSIC (one or two violins with/without backing)
- Air on the G string - Bach
- Allegro - Fiocco
- Amazing Grace
- Ave Maria - Gounod/Bach
- Ave Maria - Schubert
- Bridal Chorus - Wagner
- Canon - Pachelbel
- Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel
- Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring - Bach
- Meditation (from Thais) - Massenet
- Menuetto - Boccherini
- Ode to Joy - Beethoven
- Rondeau - Mouret
- Serenade - Haydn
- Trumpet Voluntary - Purcell
- Wedding March - Mendelssohn
- Winter - Vivaldi
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CHRISTMAS MUSIC
- A Spaceman Came Travelling - Cliff Richard
- Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire
- Fairytale of New York - The Pogues
- Frosty The Snowman
- Happy Xmas (War is Over) - John Lennon
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- I Believe In Father Christmas - Greg Lake
- I Wish It Could Be Xmas Everyday - Wizzard
- Little Donkey
- Lonely This Christmas - Mud
- Mistletoe And Wine - Slade
- Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer
- Santa Claus is Comin To Town
- Sleigh Ride
- Stop The Cavalry - Jona Lewie
- Winter Wonderland
- Wonderful Christmastime - Paul McCartney
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes - I can play as a solo violinist with or without a backing track, or I could play as part of a violin duo. Get in touch if you would like to discuss options!

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

I try my best to be as flexible as possible. Let me know if timings change a little in the run up to an event.

How much time do you need to set up?

I don't usually need more than half an hour.

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

Yes, please get in touch if you have specific pieces you want me to include.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - I use my own acoustic violin, and can bring my own small amp for backing tracks, if needed.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes - please contact me to discuss special requests.

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£260
Up to 3 hours£320

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Lorna D, 1 year ago

I booked Steph to play at my sons 9th birthday party. He made a list of his favourite songs (which included a lot of Disney) and Steph played them all for him. He says it's the best birthday present ever!

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Tom S, 2 years ago

We loved having Steph play at our wedding reception. Organising the day was a really simple process and her playing really enhanced the atmosphere, thank you for making our day so special!

From other musicians:

4th October 2017

Stephanie recorded some Violin with me in 2016, she's a great player and adds a positive and creative energy into any project.