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Thomas Balch is a Violinist, Baroque Violinist and Violist studying at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera
Violin, Viola, Baroque violin
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
Do you have different line-up options?
Yes, I can bring some friends along with me to play in a duo, trio, quartet or more!
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Of course, plans change and I will always try my utmost to accommodate your needs.
How much time do you need to set up?
20 minutes is often more than enough.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
You can, however if you have a specific piece in mind, it’s probably best to just ask me personally!
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
I can learn a new piece before a gig, provided I have at least a weeks’ notice.
What do your clients love most about your performances?
The atmosphere. I always try to engage people and draw them in when I’m performing. I want them to know what’s going on behind the eyes!
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
All sorts of places! From school halls and elderly people’s homes all the way up to the Royal Albert Hall and Cadogan Hall, I’m well versed in a variety of performance venues.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
My greatest influence is probably my previous teacher, Christopher Hirons, who was a concert soloist and leader/director or many of the world’s foremost ensemble. He was such an inspiration for me and I would never be anywhere near where I am now without his guidance and faith in me!
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Probably at the Last Night of the Proms at the Royal Albert Hall. I was part of an ensemble that gave the world premiere to not only a packed RAH, but was broadcast live on BBC radio and TV.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£40|
|Up to 1 hour||£180|
|Up to 2 hours||£200|
|Up to 3 hours||£250|
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