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William Stewart

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About William

Hello. I can perform for you solo, with professional backing tracks, most styles!
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Hello. I am a a violinist from Scotland. I started playing violin at the age of 10 and at 14 won a scholarship to the Royal Scottish Academy of Music. After completing my studies and winning first prize in many competitions I toured with most of the major orchestras in Scotland. I then left for Germany, where I was leader of the Passau State Opera Orchestra. After that I joined the world famous Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra where I played and toured for over 3 years. I have played in jazz bands, Irish, Scottish, Blues etc, also play jazz manouche, (Django Reinhardt) standards and everything in between! I released my 4th solo album in September 2013. This is highly emotional music, mixing soundtrack/classical and world, and I play and record all the instruments and compose all the music myself. 🙂 I also play jazz violin, jazz manouche, standards and everything in between! look on "that" video site, under /billfiddle/videos

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
I own a PA system
Encore awards
4th Encoreversary
Classical, Jazz, Blues, Swing
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Corporate event, Concert, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Composer, Sound technician, Producer, Orchestrator, Transcription, Instrumental teaching
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

yep, sometimes I can persuade a guitarist to play also.. but I prefer just me.. sounds better imo.

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

just tell me before, I do not mind. Unlike most, if you book me I will play for you.. I know, weddings go on longer than planned. Always late.. with me, no matter.. you book me, I play for you.

How much time do you need to set up?

15 minutes max.

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

of course, just tell me what you wish.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?


Can you learn specific pieces before the event?


What do your clients love most about your performances?

my talent. playing.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

does Carnegie Hall count? I did that when I was 16?

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I studied with Russian and Hungarian teachers, at the Royal Academy, so, Kogan,Oistrakh.. etc.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Not sure, TEDx in Ethiopia? live? TV in France? live? TV in Canada, live?


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)£100
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250


From customers:

Work F, 7 years ago

William is my go to violinist!

Work, 8 years ago

William is a wonderful violinist!

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