Zach BD

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Incredible young solo violinist classically trained and able to play across a broad range of genres at many events!
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I started playing violin at the age of 4 with the Suzuki method. Since then I have completed my ARSM diploma in violin and have played in many concerts for charity and as a part of orchestras or groups. I have played in multiple orchestras as a young musician such as the National Youth Orchestra and the London Schools Symphony Orchestra in venues such as the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall and many more. I have always had a love and passion for music. From a very young age I was immersed into the world of classical music and since then I have expanded myself to broader and wider genres of music. However the sound of an orchestra will always be at the core of my heart. I often performed and learned with music groups as a child, but it wasn't until I went on residency with the National Youth Orchestra that I felt the full power and delight of playing with that many people. Contributing to sound at that musical level at this age is a thrill and an honour; and I have taken many lessons away from it on cooperation, compromising, and friendship. I hope to apply these skills to any career setting I find myself in, but especially current musical endeavours like orchestras, bands and other gigs. I think the selling point of my playing is the emotional connection I have to music. Despite my age, I really express myself through my instrument, as I believe in a live setting, the playing itself is only half of the performance, and an audience benefits from seeing the journey I take with the music I play. This is one of the main reasons I enjoy performing so much, as there is only so much I can get out of practicing on my own or playing in a large group, and I hope to have many more amazing opportunities like I have already to play as a solo act.

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Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Early music, Contemporary classical, Opera, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Latin jazz, Acoustic, Pop, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, R&B, Soul, Blues, Swing, Bluegrass, Country
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Event types:
Wedding, Virtual event, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Burns night, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Ableton Live, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Aus Der Heimat - Smetana
Humoresque - Dvořák
Salut D'Amor
Meditation from Thaïs - Massenet
Romance in G - Beethoven
Hungarian Dances - Brahms
Violin Concerto in G - Mozart
Romanze - Bruch
Czardas - Monti
Dark Eyes
Schindler's List - John Williams
Walking in the Air - Howard Blake
Harry Potter Pieces - John Williams
Star Wars Pieces - John Williams
Autumn Leaves
St. Thomas
Take 5
Satin Doll
Chitlins con Carne
All The Things You Are - Jerome Kern
Blue Bossa - Kenny Dorham
Journey to Recife - Bill Evans
Desafinado - Antonio-Carlos Jobim
Armando's Rhumba - Chick Corea
I Can't Give You Anything But Love - Jimmy McHugh
Maiden Voyage - Herbie Hancock
Take The A Train - Billy Strayhorn
Watermelon Man - Herbie Hancock
Dark Eyes (Gypsy Swing) - Traditional
Puttin' On The Ritz - Irvin Berlin
Summertime - George Gershwin
All Of Me - Gerald Marks


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)£30
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450


From customers:

Marie (
1 year ago

Our work summer party went with a swing thanks to Zachary! He is an extremely accomplished and versatile young musician who kept everyone entertained with a well selected repertoire of jazz tunes – alternating between keyboards and electric violin. Highly recommended!

Sophie (
1 year ago

I asked Zachary to perform at an event I was hosting. He gave a fantastic performance of extremely high quality musicianship, both as a member of a quartet and as a soloist. The audience thoroughly enjoyed it and I would be happy to recommend him.

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