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Freelance violin and viola player as well as leader for orchestras, Bacanu Quartet. Performed as a Violinist in Good Morning Britain
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I started playing violin and viola at the music school in Bucharest, Romania where I gained my diploma. I have attended Bucharest Conservatory, Ohio University and Arizona State University where I have graduated with all honours and rights. I have lived and worked in England since 2009 both as a professional violinist/violist and instrumental teacher. I lead Bacanu Quartet in all types of performances as well as being regularly engaged as leader for orchestras. All my clients so far really loved working with me. I am highly trained and I make music with passion be it in a concert hall or a wedding.

Performance details
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
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Encore awards
Lightning fast responses
2nd Encoreversary
Saved the day!
Booked for 50 Encore gigs!
Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Early music, Musical theatre, Opera, Fanfare, Baroque, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Medieval music, Contemporary classical, Folk, Ceilidh, Country, Jazz, Gypsy jazz, Pop, Covers, 1930s era music, 1920s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, Traditional English folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Traditional Irish folk, Easy listening, Light music
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Singing teaching
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Song list

An example of a setlist for wedding drinks/breakfast etc:
Standard weddings drinks/breakfast
Marry you
Love me like you do
Rewrite the stars
A thousand years
Can’t take my eyes off you
Can’t help falling in love
How long will I love you
She is the one
Crazy little thing called love
A million dreams
Can you feel the love tonight
Make you feel my love
Sweet Caroline
Take on me
At last
That’s amore
It had to be you
You are the reason
All of me
Thinking out loud
Sweet child of mine
Rocking all over the world
Here comes the Sun
Just the way you are
Of course, that’s just informative. I am happy to play any lists/songs from clients.
Blinding lights – The Weeknd
Don’t let the sun go down on me – Elton John
Tiny dancer – Elton John
Blue eyes - Elton John
Crocodile rock - Elton John
Goodbye yellow brick road - Elton John
I guess that’s why they call it the blues - Elton John
I’m still standing - Elton John
Rocket man - Elton John
Sacrifice - Elton John
Someone saved my life tonight - Elton John
Saturday night’s alright – Elton John
Your song – Elton John
Never break – John Legend
Tonight (‘the best you ever had) – John Legend
You & I – john Legend
Ordinary people – John Legend
All of me – John Legend
Conversations in the dark – John Legend
Dangerously in love – Destiny’s child
At last – Etta James/Beyoncé
Halo – Beyonce
If I were a boy – Beyonce
Baby boy -Beyonce
Crazy in love- Beyoncé
Shallow – Lady Gaga & Bradley Cooper (A Star is Born)
Poker face – Lady Gaga
Million reasons – Lady Gaga
Rain on me – Lady Gaga
Love yourself – Justin Bieber
Intentions – Justin Bieber feat. Quavo
Despacito – Luis Fonsi Feat. Justin Bieber
Wildest dreams – Taylor Swift
Lover – Taylor Swift
Love Story – Taylor Swift
You belong with me – Taylor Swift
I knew you were trouble – Taylor Swift
Look what you made me do – Taylor Swift
Style – Taylor Swift
22 – Taylor Swift
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Castle on the hill - Ed Sheeran
Give me love - Ed Sheeran
Lego house - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
Shape of you - Ed Sheeran
Thinking out loud - Ed Sheeran
Marry you – Bruno Mars
Count on me – Bruno Mars
Grenade – Bruno Mars
Just the way you are – Bruno Mars
When I was your man – Bruno Mars
Uptown funk – Bruno Mars
Blue Moon – Elvis Presley
Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
It’s now or never – Elvis Presley
All shook up - Elvis Presley
Blue suede shoes - Elvis Presley
Don’t be cruel - Elvis Presley
Hound dog - Elvis Presley
I want you, I need you, I love you - Elvis Presley
Jailhouse rock - Elvis Presley
Love me - Elvis Presley
Love me tender - Elvis Presley
Loving you - Elvis Presley
Return to sender - Elvis Presley
Teddy bear - Elvis Presley
Too much - Elvis Presley
Wear my ring around your neck - Elvis Presley
Suspicious minds – Elvis Presley
Hello – Adele
Chasing pavements – Adele
Someone like you – Adele
Skyfall - Adele
A sky full of stars - Coldplay
Adventure of a lifetime – Coldplay
Clocks – Coldplay
Every teardrop is a waterfall - Coldplay
Fix you – Coldplay
In my place – Coldplay
Lost! – Coldplay
Paradise – Coldplay
The Scientist – Coldplay
Speed of sound – Coldplay
Trouble – Coldplay
Violet Hill – Coldplay
Viva la vida – Coldplay
Yellow – Coldplay
Another one bites the dust – Queen
Bicycle race - Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Crazy little thing called love - Queen
Don’t stop me now - Queen
Fat bottomed girls - Queen
I want it all - Queen
I want to break free - Queen
Killer queen - Queen
Play the game - Queen
Radio Ga ga - Queen
Save me - Queen
Somebody to love - Queen
Under pressure - Queen
We are the champions - Queen
We will rock you - Queen
You’re my best friend - Queen
Dancing Queen – Abba
Knowing me, knowing you – ABBA
Take a chance on me – ABBA
Mamma mia – ABBA
Lay all your love on me – ABBA
Super Trouper – ABBA
I have a dream – ABBA
The winner takes it all – ABBA
Money, money, money – ABBA
Chiquitita – ABBA
Fernando – ABBA
Voulez-Vous – ABBA
Gimme!Gimme!Gimme! (a man after midnight) – ABBA
Does your mother know – ABBA
One of Us – ABBA
The name of the game – ABBA
Thank you for the music – ABBA
Waterloo – ABBA
The Beatles:
All my loving – Lennon & McCartney
And I love her - Lennon & McCartney
A day in the life - Lennon & McCartney
Eleanor Rigby - Lennon & McCartney
I saw her standing there - Lennon & McCartney
In my life - Lennon & McCartney
Michelle - Lennon & McCartney
Yellow submarine - Lennon & McCartney
All you need is love
Hey Jude
Let it be
Love me do
Ob-la-di, Ob-la-da
With a little help from my friends
When I’m 64 – The Beatles
Here comes the sun. – The Beatles
Mull of Kintyre – Paul McCartney
I’ve got you under my skin – Frank Sinatra
It had to be with you – Frank Sinatra
They can’t take that away from me – Frank Sinatra
L.O.V.E. – Sinatra/ Nat King cole
Something stupid – Frank Sinatra
I’ve got you under my skin – Frank Sinatra
Fly me to the moon – Frank Sinatra
My way – Frank Sinatra
The way you look tonight – Frank Sinatra
Strangers in the night - Frank Sinatra
New York New York – Frank Sinatra
I will always love you – Whitney Houston
I wanna dance with somebody – Whitney Houston
We found love – Rihanna & Calvin Harris
Umbrella -Rihanna
Stitches – Shawn Mendes
Senorita – Camilla Cabello and Sean Mendes
Havana – Camila Cabello
Embraceable you – Gershwin
I got rhythm – Gershwin
Love is here to stay – Gershwin
The man I love – Gershwin
Prelude II – Gershwin
Rhapsody in blue – Gershwin
Summertime – Gershwin
They can’t take that away from me – Gershwin
Bess, you is my woman – Gershwin
But not for me – Gershwin
Fascinating rhythm – Gershwin
A foggy day (in London town) – Gershwin
I’ve got a crush on you – Gershwin
Isn’t it a pity? – Gershwin
It ain’t necessarily so – Gershwin
Let’s call the whole thing off – Gershwin
Love walked in – Gershwin
Nice work if you can get it – Gershwin
Oh, lady be good – Gershwin
‘s wonderful – Gershwin
Someone to watch over me – Gershwin
They all laughed – Gershwin
Slap that bass – Gershwin
The Climb – Miley Cyrus
Wrecking ball - Miley Cyrus
I do – Colbie Caillat
Fallin’ for you – Colbie Caillat
I will survive – Gloria Gaynor
Rocking all over the world – Jagger
That’s amore – Dean Martin
Reete petite- Jacki Wilson
We’ve only just begun – The Carpenters
Smooth criminal – M Jackson
Billie Jean – M Jackson
Let’s twist again – Chubby Checker
Walking in Memphis – Marc Cohen
Everyday – Holly Buddy
I can climb mountains – Hell is for Heroes
If the world was ending – JP Saxe ft. Julia Michaels
Like I’m gonna lose you – Meghan Trainor
Came here for love – Sigala n Ella Eyre
September – Earth Wind and Fire
Solo dance – Martin Jensen
All the stars – Kendrick Lamar
Don’t you worry child – Swedish House Mafia
Falling like stars – James Arthur
Smile – Charlie Chaplin
Can’t help falling in love – Crazy rich Asians
If I ain’t got you – Alicia Keys
Le Festin – Ratatouille OST
No time to die – Billie Eilish
Ain’t nobody – Chaka Khan
All my life – K-Ci & JoJo
Roses- Imanbek Saint Jhn
Somebody you loved – Lewis Capaldi
Over the rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Dance monkey – Tones and I
You are the reason – Calum Scott
You’ve got a friend in me – Michael Bubble
Speechless – Dan + Shay
Coles Corner – Richard Hawley
Somewhere only we know – Lilly Allen
The only exception -Paramore
Lost in you – Three Days Grace
Dirty old town – The Pogues
Budapest – George Ezra
Die a happy man – Thomas Rhett
Ex’s & oh’s – Elle King
Fight song – Rachel Platten
Let it go – James Bay
One call away – Charlie Puth
Pillowtalk – Zayn
Writing’s on the wall – Sam Smith
Breakeven – The Script
Fireflies – Owl City
Hey, soul sister – Train
I gotta feeling – The Black Eyes Peas
I’m yours – Jason Mraz
Need you now – Lady Antebellum
Smile – Uncle Kracker
Use Somebody – Kings of Leon
1973 – James Blunt
All about you – McFly
All about tonight – Pixie Lott
Apologize – One Republic
Ashes to ashes – David Bowie
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Bedshaped – Keane
Born to try – Delta Goodrem
Brown eyed girl – Van Morrison
Domino – Jessie J
Every breath you take – The Police
The fear – Lilly Allen
Georgia on my mind – Ray Charles
Glad you came – The Wanted
Good vibrations – The Beach boys
Hallelujah – Alexandra Burke
Human – The Killers
I still haven’t found what I’m looking for – U2
Jar of hearts – Christina Perri
Jealousy – Will Young
The lady in red – Chris de Burgh
Last Friday night – Katy Perry
Love goes down – Plan B
Mad World – Tears for fears
Mrs Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel
Other side of the world – KT Tunstall
Panic chord – Gabrielle Aplin
The power of love – Frankie goes to Hollywood
Rule the world – Take That
Run – Leona Lewis
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Titanium – David Guetta feat. Sia
Warwick Avenue – Duffy
What makes you beautiful – One Direction
Who’s that girl – Eurythmics
You raise me up – Westlife
You’re so vain – Carly Simon
Lean on me – Bill Withers
Amelie Main Theme OST
One day like this - Elbow
No woman no cry - Marley
Hero – Mariah Carey
A thousand years – Christina Perri
Stand by me
Game of thrones
Stay -
Just give me a reason - pink
Last Friday night
Say something
Let it go
Best song ever
What makes you beautiful
Right place right time
Once upon a dream – Maleficent
From this moment on – Shania Twain
American pie – Madonna
Breathless – The Corrs
Desert rose – Sting
Natural blues – Moby
Oops!.. I did it again – Britney Spears
Pure shores- All Saints
Reach – S Club 7
Rise – Gabrielle
She’s the one – Robbie Williams
Good time – Owl city and Carly Rae Jepsen
Ho Hey – The Lumineers
It’s time – Imagine dragons
Live while we’re young – One direction
Some nights – Fun
Stronger (what doesn’t kill you) – Kelly Clarkson
Too close – Alex Clare
Believer – Imagine Dragons
Can’t stop the feeling – Justin Timberlake
It ain’t me – Kygo & Selena Gomez
Send my love (to your new lover) – Adele
Slow hands – Niall Horan
Too good at goodbyes – Sam Smith
What about us – Pink
All about that bass – Meghan Trainor
Am I wrong – Nico & Vinz
Centuries – Fall out boy
Cool kids – Echosmith
Girl crush – Little Big Town
Heartbeat song – Kelly Clarkson
Lips are movin’ – Meghan Trainor
Love me like you do – Ellie Goulding
Problem – Ariana grande feat. Iggy Azalea
See you again – Wiz Khalifa feat. Charlie Puth
Shut up and dance – Walk the moon
Uptown funk! – Mark Ronson feat. Bruno Mars
ABC – Jackson 5
Ain’t no mountain high enough – Diana Ross
Baby love – The Supremes
Endless love – Diana Ross and Lionel Richie
How sweet it is (to be loved by you) – Stevie Wonder
I can’t help myself (sugar pie, honey bunch) – The four tops
I just called to say I love you – Stevie Wonder
I’ll be there – Jackson 5
My Cherie amour – Stevie Wonder
My girl – The Temptations
Stop! In the name of love – The Supremes
Three times a lady – The Commodores
The tracks of my tears – The Miracles
What’s going on – Marvin Gaye
You’ve really got a hold of me – The Miracles
Green onions – Booker T. & The Mg’s
I get the sweetest feeling – Jackie Wilson
I got you (I feel good) – James Brown
I say a little prayer – Dionne Warwick
In the midnight hour – Wilson Pickett
Let’s stay together – Al Green
Pick up the pieces – Average white band
Private number – William Bell
Respect – Aretha Franklin
(Sittin’ on) The dock of the bay – Otis Redding
Soul man – Sam & Dave
Stand by me – Ben E. King
Take me to the river – Al Green
Walkin’ the dog – Rufus Thomas
Who’s making love – Johnnie Taylor
Black Hole Sun – Soundgarden
Don’t fear the reaper – Blue Oyster cult
Green grass and high tides – Outlaws
Learn to fly – Foo Fighters
Long time – Boston
Mississippi queen – Mountain
Paranoid – Black Sabbath
Say it ain’t so – Weezer
Should I stay or should I go – The Clash
Sufragette City – David Bowie
Train kept a – rollin’ – Aerosmith
Sweet child of mine – Gun’n’roses
Wanted dead or alive – Bon Jovi
Won’t get fooled again – The Who
The boy with the thorn in his side – The Smiths
Don’t stand so close to me – The Police
Golden brown – The Stranglers
I still haven’t found what I’m looking for – U2
Live to tell – Madonna
Man in the mirror – Michael Jackson
Power of love – Frankie goes to Hollywood
Take on me – A-ha
Who’s that girl – Eurythmics
Wonderful life – Black
(Everything I do) I do it for you – Brian Adams
Falling into you – Celine Dion
I am blessed – Eternal
I believe I can fly – R. Kelly
Never ever – All Saints
Tears in heaven – Eric Clapton
Torn – Natalie Imbruglia
2 become 1 – Spice girls
Without you – Mariah Carey
Words – Boyzone
Don’t stop movin’ – S Club 7
Eternal flame – Atomic kitten
Let love be your energy – Robbie Williams
Only for a while – Toploader
Out of reach – Gabrielle
Pure and simple – Hear’say
Run for cover – Sugababes
Sail away – David Gray
Sing – Travis
What took you so long – Emma Bunton
Can’t take my eyes off you – Andy Williams
Daydream – The lovin’ spoonful
Sweets for my sweet – The Searchers
Under the boardwalk – The Drifters
What a wonderful world – Louis Armstrong
Animal – Neon Trees
In my head – Jason Derulo
21 Guns – Green Day
Fireword – Katy Perry
Boulevard pf broken dreams – Green Day
Haven’t met you yet – Michael Bublé
Rhythm of Love – Plain White T’s
Smile – Uncle Kracker
Need you now – Lady Antebellum
Baby one more time – Britney Spears
Bring it all back – S Club 7
Livin’ la vida loca – Ricky Martin
Mi chico latino – Geri Halliwell
Perfect moment – Martine McCutcheon
That don’t impress me much – Shania Twain
Tragedy – Steps
What can I do – The Corrs
When you’re gone – Brian Adams and Mel C
When you say nothing at all – Ronan Keating
Bella’s lullaby – Twilight
Decode – Twilight
Eyes on fire – Twilight
Full moon – Twilight
Go all the way (Into the Twilight) – Twilight
Leave out all the rest – Twilight
Spotlight (Twilight remix) – Twilight
Supermassive black hole – Twilight
Tremble for my beloved – Twilight
How far I’ll go – Moana
I am Moana (song of the ancestors) – Moana
Know who you are – Moana
Shiny – Moana
We know the way – Moana
Where you are – Moana
You’re welcome – Moana
Axel F – Beverley Hills cop
Bugler’s dream – Olympic fanfare
Chariots of fire
Get smart
Hawaii Five-o theme
I love Lucy
The medallion calls – Pirates of the Caribbean
The Black Pearl - Pirates of the Caribbean
Blood ritual/Moonlight serenade - Pirates of the Caribbean
Davy Jones - Pirates of the Caribbean
Davy Jones plays his organ - Pirates of the Caribbean
Dinner is served - Pirates of the Caribbean
He’s a pirate - Pirates of the Caribbean
I’ve got my eyes on you - Pirates of the Caribbean
Jacvk Sparrow - Pirates of the Caribbean
The Kraken - Pirates of the Caribbean
One last shot - Pirates of the Caribbean
To the pirates’ cave! - Pirates of the Caribbean
Two hornpipes - Pirates of the Caribbean
Underwater march - Pirates of the Caribbean
Wheel of fortune - Pirates of the Caribbean
Newhart Main Title Theme
The odd couple
Romeo and Juliet (love theme) – Romeo and Juliet
Love theme from “St Elmo’s fire
Spanish flea
Theme from “Schindler’s list”
All about that bass – Glee
As times goes by – Casablanca
Arthur’s Theme – Arthur
Blueberry Hill – The man who fell to Earth
Both sides now – Love actually
Boulevard of broken dreams – American idiot
Can you feel the love tonight – Lion King
Concerning Hobbits – Lord of the Rings
Can’t fight the moonlight – Coyote Ugly
Cool kids – Glee
Corpse Bride – Corpse bride
Diamonds are forever – Diamonds are forever
Falling slowly – Once
Ding don the with is dead – The wizard of Oz
Don’t stop believing – The Sopranos
Fame – Fame
Follow the yellow brick road – The Wizard of Oz
For your eyes only – For your eyes only
Goldfinger – Goldfinger
Gonna fly now – Rocky
The Good, The bad and the ugly
The Great Escape
The greatest love of all
He’s a pirate – Pirates of the Carribean
Hedwig’s Theme – Harry Potter
I don’t want to miss a thing – Armaggedon
In dreams – Lord of the rings
James Bond Theme – Dr. No
The Magnificent seven
Nobody does it better – The spy who loved me
The Notebook Main titles
Over the rainbow – The wizard of Oz
Roar – Glee
The prayer – Quest for Camelot
Satisfaction – Life or Something like it
Song from MASH
See you again – Furious 7
Stairway to Heaven – The song remains the same
Star Wars theme
Summertime – Porgy and Bess
Theme from Superman
We are young – Glee
You only live twice
A whiter shade of pale – The Sopranos
The windmills of your mind – The Thomas Crown affair
You’ve got a friend in me – Toy Story
ABC – Thriller
Always look on the bright side of life – Spamalot
Beauty and the beast
Belle – Beauty and the beast
Circle of life – Lion King
Good morning Baltimore – Hairspray
I just can’t wait to be king – Lion King
My favourite things – Sound of Music
One short day – Wicked
Sixteen going on seventeen – Sound of music
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocius – Sound of music
That face – The Producers
We are the champions – We will rock you
The phantom of the opera
Don’t cry for me Argentina – Evita
Close every door – Joseph and the amazing Technicolor dreamcoat
As if we never said goodbye – Sunset boulevard
Everything’s alright – Jesus Christ Superstar
Gus: the theatre cat – Cats
Unexpected song – Song & dance
The music of the night – Phantom of the opera
Love changes everything – Aspects of Love
Whistle down the wind
Our kind of love – The beautiful game
Go go go Joseph - Joseph and the amazing Technicolor dreamcoat
Any dream will do - Joseph and the amazing Technicolor dreamcoat
Can’t help lovin’ dat man – Show boat
The candy man – Willy Wonka & the chocolate factory
Climb ev’ry mountain – Sound of music
Don’t cry for me Argentina – Evita
The impossible dream (the quest) – Man of La Mancha
My favourite things – Sound of music
Where is love – Oliver
Written in the stars - Aida
Getting to know you – The King and I
Baby elephant walk – Henry Mancini
Charade - Henry Mancini
Days of wine and roses - Henry Mancini
Dear heart - Henry Mancini
Dreamsville - Henry Mancini
It had better be tonight - Henry Mancini
Mr. Lucky - Henry Mancini
Moment to moment - Henry Mancini
Moon river - Henry Mancini
Peter Gunn - Henry Mancini
The pink panther - Henry Mancini
The sweetheart tree - Henry Mancini
The thorn birds - Henry Mancini
Two for the road - Henry Mancini
Whistling away the dark - Henry Mancini
Hopelessly devoted to you – Grease
It’s a hard knock life – Annie
Smoke gets in your eyes – Roberta
Take that look off your face – Tell me on a Sunday
Wilkommen - Cabaret
Backwoods Barbie – 9 to 5
Breathe – In the heights
Expressing yourself – Billy Elliot
Find your grail – Spamalot
Follow your heart – Urinetown
Ireland – Legally blonde
Mama who bore me – Spring awakening
Memphis lives in me – Memphis
Part of your world – The little mermaid
Popular – Wicked
Pulled – The Addams family
There’s a fine fine line – Avenue Q
Too beautiful for words – Color purple
Woman – The pirate queen
Born free – from Born free
Eye of the Tiger – from Rocky III
Georgia on my mind – from Ray
I will always love you – from Bodyguard
(I’ve had) the time of my life – from Dirty dancing
Kiss from a rose – from Batman forever
Nothing’s gonna stop us now – from Mannequin
Oh, pretty woman – from Pretty woman
Ring of fire – from Walk the line
Stayin’ alive – from Saturday night fever
GLEE Musical:
And I’m telling you I’m not going
Bust your windows
Dancing with myself
Defying gravity
Don’t stop believin’
Keep holding on
My life would suck without you
No air
Take a bow
Taking chances
True colors
The greatest showman:
A million dreams
Come alive
From now on
Never enough
Rewrite the stars
The greatest show
This is me
High school musical:
Bop to the top
Breaking free
Get’cha Head in the Game
I can’t take my eyes off you
Start of something new
Stick to the Status Quo
We’re all in this together
What I’ve been looking for
When there was you and me
West side story musical:
I feel pretty
I have a love
Jet song
One hand, one heart
Something’s coming
Do you want to build a snowman
For the first time in forever
Love is an open door
Let it go
Reindeer(s) are better than people
In summer
Fixer upper
Music from Trans-Siberian orchestra:
Christmas Ever Sarajevo 12/24
Dreams of fireflies
First snow
A mad Russian’s Christmas
The Mountain
Mozart and Memories
Siberian sleigh ride
Wizards in winter
Les Miserables:
At the end of the day
Bring him home
Castle on a cloud
Do you hear the people sing
Drink with me
Empty chairs at empty tables
A heart full of love
I dreamed a dream
In my life
A little fall of rain
On my own
Who am I
Celtic Rock:
Casey’s Jig – The Fenians
David’s Jig – Natalie MacMaster
Fisherman’s blues – The Waterboys
I’m shipping up to Boston – The Dropkick Murphys
An Irish party in Third Class (Titanic) – Gaelic Storm
Lancaster Gate – Jubilee Riots
Preacher on a pony – Boiled in lead
U.S.A. – The Tossers
Latin music:
Cherry pink and apple blossom white
La bamba
La isla bonita
Livin’ la vida loca
Oye mi canto (hear my voice)
Soul limbo
Jazz / Light Jazz:
Doxy – Sonny Rollins
St Thomas – Sonny Rollins
In walked bud – Theolonious Monk
In your own sweet way – Dave Brubek
Mercy, mercy, mercy – Josef Zawinul
Nardis – Milers Davies
On green dolphin street – Ned Washington/Bronislau Kaper
Reunion blues – Milt Jackson
Stolen moments – Oliver Nelson
Scrapple from the apple - Charlie Parker
Sidewinder – Lee Morgan
Take five – Paul Desmond
Body and soul – Heyman, Sour, Eyton/John Green
Dark eyes – Bob Dylan
The hot Canary – Paul Nero
How high the moon – Nancy Hamilton/Morgan Lewis
My blue heaven – George Whiting/Walter Donaldson
Sweet Georgia brown – Bernie, Pinkard, Casey
This can’t be love – Lorenz Hart/Richard Rodgers
Ain’t misbehavin’ – Antoine Silverman
Makin’ whoopee! – Antoine Silverman
Honeysuckle rose – Jeremy Cohen
Limehouse blues – Stephane Grapelli
Pick yourself up – Stephane Grapelli
Ol’ man river – Lenny Solomon
Speak low – Joe Venuti, Dave McKenna
Tangerine – Johhny Frigo, Bucky & John Pizzarelli
English, Irish, Scottish, Hungarian, Gypsy, Klezmer – Hundreds of pieces in the repertoire
Barbara Allen
The blue bells of Scotland
Flow gently, Sweet Afton
Loch Lomond
The skye boat song
Water is wide
Weaving lilt
Ye banks and Braes O’ Bonnie Doon
Tujh mein rab dikhta hai
pehla nasha,
aye mere humsfar,
sanam teri kasam,
jab koi baat,
bin tere sanam,
tu hi meri shab hai,
hum dil de chuke sanam,
sajna ve sajna,
sanam re,
mile ho tum humko,
kaun tujhe,
ae dil hai mushkil,
agar tum saath ho,
dil diyan gallan,
mere raske,
tum hi ho,
teri meri,
humko humise chura lo,
tujh mein rab dikhta,
Dheere dheere aashiqui
Dil diyan gallan
Kalank title song
Ajab si om shanti om
Ek ladki ko dekha toh
Suraj hua maddham
Afreen afreen coke studio
Kahbi kabhi meray
Chalte chalte
Jashn e bahaara
Duniya kisi ke pyar mein jannat
and any other songs you would like if you let me know then I can add them to my general Bollywood playlist.
Any piece by request titles or mood
Solace – from The Sting
The entertainer – from The Sting
Adagietto from 5th Symphony by Mahler – from Death in Venice
Theme from Ladies in Lavender
Flower duet from Lakme by Delibes – from The mirror has two faces
As time goes by – from Casablanca
Theme from Dr Zhivago
Ride of the Valkyries – from Apocalypse now
The Sorcerer’s apprentice – Fantasia
Miss Marple theme
Waltz no 2 from Jazz suite no 2 – from Eyes wide shut
Piano concerto no 1 – from Shine
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I can perform either solo acoustic or amplified. I am also available as string duo, trio, quartet, violin and piano.

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

That is no problem, I am flexible.

How much time do you need to set up?

I need a minimum of 30 minutes to set up.

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

Available to play any songs by request.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can learn any songs, even on the day of the event.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My sound and musicality.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Symphony Hall (Birmingham, London), restaurants, estates, etc.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

too many.

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

live on television.


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£195
Up to 3 hours£250
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
3+ hours
3-5 hours, all inclusive


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Husnain A, 5 days ago

Brilliant. Brilliant. Brilliant. Absolutely cracking performance. Would recommend and use him again. Made it beautiful for all the guests on our special day

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Simran G, 7 days ago

Cristinel was incredible. He made our walk down the aisle and champagne reception just perfect. We would highly recommend him. Thank you Cristinel xx

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Jayne B, 21 days ago

Cristinel was amazing, he made my Dad’s 80th birthday!! Would recommend to anyone who wants to make that special occasion spectacular ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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Laura H, 28 days ago

Cristinel played at our daughter’s wedding. He was absolutely amazing. The guests comments to us on the day were “You’ve absolutely smashed it, especially with the violinist”! We wouldn’t hesitate in recommending booking Chris for your celebrations, and we hope to have him play for us again at our eldest daughter’s wedding in the near future! Thank you Chris you’re a star!

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From other customers:

Kelly R, 5 years ago

‘Sublime interpretation of Bach’s Chaconne’

Solihull M, 4 years ago

‘Great performace of Dvorak’s violin concerto’

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