Violinist

Bianca Blezard

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About Bianca

Violinist
Manchester
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@biancablezardviolin Classical and Electric Violinist, Weddings and Events, Club Nights, Orchestral Leader, Session Musician, Theatre

Trained at The Royal Northern College of Music, Bianca is a professional classical and electric violinist with over ten years' experience in the industry. Bringing a stunning, tailored performance to any genre, she specialises in wedding and event performances, from beautiful castles to the clubbing world. Her performances can be solo (with backing track - own amplification system supplied) or as part of any of the ensembles she manages (string quartet, violin and piano, violin and DJ, violin and saxophone, violin and percussion). She has worked with artists such as Rod Stewart, Robbie Williams, and Sting, and is the leader and orchestral manager of The Gatecrasher Orchestra. She tours internationally with several bands, including Winterfylleth (black metal) and The ELO Show, and performs regularly at the famous Hacienda Classical events. She is also a specialist in Musical Theatre performance.

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
I own a PA system
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Ibiza club, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, Folk, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Modern jazz, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Funk rock, Funk, Disco, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Americana, Hip Hop, Indie, Heavy metal, Rock, Alternative rock, Tango
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Bar / Club / Venue event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant 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:
Arranger, Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

The performance options are as follows: Solo Violin with backing tracks Electric Violin I can also provide a String Quartet, or duo with Pianist, DJ, Saxophonist, etc (subject to extra charge)

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

I always try my best to accommodate any last-minute changes, so just let me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

Approx 30 mins - 1 hour depending on the venue

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

Yes you can personalise your music choices, please just ask.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, all equipment is provided.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can learn almost anything, please just ask upon inquiry!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I believe in bringing a unique approach to every performance; whether it be your big day or a club night, I cater my energy to create the perfect setting for your event. As I am able to play almost anything, I can tailor the set to suit you and give you a fully personalised performance.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Wedding Venues: Castle Howard Allerton Castle Hazlewood Castle Rudding Park Wood Hall Waterton Park Colshaw Hall Gorton Monastery etc Clubs/Restaurants: Prizm Revolution Kettle Black Tattu Zouk etc Concert Venues: Royal Albert Hall TivoliVredenburg Utrecht Cultuurpodium Boerderij Symphony Hall Troxy Echo Arena O2 Academy Bournemouth FlyDSA Arena etc

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I love a huge selection of music, and have been influenced equally by my classical studies as I have by popular music.

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

I am the leader of the Gatecrasher Orchestra, playing all around the UK. I performed leading Rod Stewart's Orchestra during his UK tour of 2013. I also tour regularly with bands such as The ELO Show and Wintefylleth.

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)£180
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£280
Up to 3 hours£350