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Violinists for hire in Glasgow

Hire a violinist in Glasgow for your special occasion. Whether you're planning a wedding, party or even a proposal, booking a violinist is a brilliant way to add elegance and sophistication to your event. Our versatile violinists use backing tracks to create a full sound, whether they're playing classical, pop, folk or Bollywood. Browse our 95 best violinists local to Glasgow here.

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Hire Diane Merson-Jones
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From£180
ViolinistDalry

Diane is a professional musician working mainly in Glasgow. She has many years experience playing in orchestras and with her string quartet.

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Hire Mary Gristwood
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£180 - £300
ViolinistBathgate

Violinist/fiddle player and caller.

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Hire Maria Silva
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£180 - £450
ViolinistGlasgow

Portuguese violinist based in the UK

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Hire Pratiksha-Kate
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£190 - £380
ViolinistGlasgow

Pratiksha-Kate is a talented and versatile violinist based in Glasgow.

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Hire Joyce Lee
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£200 - £437.50
ViolinistGlasgow

Joyce is a classically trained, skilled chamber and orchestral musician based in Glasgow. Here to provide you with good music.

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Hire Robbie Mackenzie
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£250 - £350
ViolinistGlasgow

Classical violin and traditional fiddle player. I can play a variety of styles and can perform solo with high quality piano backing tracks.

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Hire Pippa Reid-Foster
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£250 - £562.50
ViolinistLoch Lomond, United Kingdom

Pippa is a contemporary harpist based on the west coast of Scotland with over 10 years experience as a performer.

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Hire Daniel Docherty
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ViolinistGlasgow

I've played hundreds of weddings and events! European tour with Calum Scott! Happy to learn requests to tailor the music to your event! :)

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Hire Anne Morgan
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£250 - £312.50
ViolinistGlasgow

Anne started playing the violin aged 10 has a love for different genres of music from ceilidh to classical..

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Hire Rachel Culpan
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£160 - £280
ViolinistGlasgow

Classically trained but fuelled by new sounds! Up for anything, able to play trad, pop, jazz or classical!

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Hire Morag Swietlicki
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£2 - £270
ViolinistDenny

An experienced professional freelance violinist, extensive music collection From Bach - Bridgerton. Music for all tastes!

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Hire Lisa Robertson
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From£180
ViolinistGlasgow

Scottish freelance violinist based in Glasgow.

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Hire Rhona Macfarlane
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From£180
ViolinistGlasgow

Graduate of the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland. Rhona is a versatile Violinist and Pianist and covers a range of genres.

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Hire Daniel Gaultier
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ViolinistGlasgow

Proffesional violinist plays high quality traditional and contemporary music solo and as a duo in Scotland !!

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Hire Lorna Williamson
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From£180
ViolinistGlasgow

Lorna is an enthusiastic violinist teaching and performing in Glasgow and Edinburgh. First-class Music graduate from Leeds University

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Hire Jane Strings Con Amore
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From£295
ViolinistGlasgow

Wedding Strings Con Amore can provide a Quartet or Trio for Ceremony/ Drinks reception or both! Please get in touch!

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Hire Polina Senderova
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ViolinistGlasgow

A Glasgow-based singing multi-instrumentalist from New York City with years of performance experience all over the world!

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Hire Emma Maria Rushworth
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From£250
ViolinistManchester

I am a an International Acoustic/Electric Violinist. Music and performance is my life. I have played as a soloist and a part of many groups.

Hiring a Violinist in Glasgow

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Popular genres:
Classical, Pop, Bollywood
Average response time:
30 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Violinist in Glasgow?

The typical price for a Violinist is:
£Budget£220
££Pro£310
£££High-end£400+

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Frequently asked questions

Are violins popular for weddings?

Yes, violins are commonly played at weddings. Violin music is popular for wedding ceremonies due to its elegance and versatility. Wedding violinists typically play classical pieces such as Pachelbel's Canon in D, Wagner's Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride), and Mendelssohn's Wedding March. Violins are also used to play romantic and contemporary songs, creating a beautiful ambience during key moments like the processional, recessional, and during the signing of the marriage certificate. Electric violinists are particularly popular during drinks receptions as they have a more upbeat vibe. Additionally, violinists can collaborate with other musicians or play alongside singers, enhancing the overall musical experience at weddings. Check out our curated selection of wedding violinists for hire or speak to one of our experts to find the perfect violinist for your special day.

Is one violin enough for a wedding?

One violin can be enough for a wedding, especially for smaller, intimate ceremonies or receptions. A solo violinist can create a beautiful and elegant ambience, performing classical pieces, romantic ballads, or even contemporary songs. A skilled violinist can evoke strong emotions and add a touch of sophistication to the event. However, the choice ultimately depends on the couple's preferences, the size of the venue, and the desired atmosphere. For larger weddings or if a fuller sound is desired, couples may consider hiring a string quartet, which consists of two violins, a viola, and a cello, offering a richer and more layered musical experience. Couples should consider the venue's acoustics and their budget when deciding on the number of musicians for their wedding.

Which songs sound best on the violin?

The violin is a versatile instrument that can beautifully render a wide variety of songs. Here are some songs across different genres that often sound particularly enchanting when played on the violin: 1. Classical Pieces: - Pachelbel's Canon in D - Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata - Tchaikovsky's "Melodie" - Bach's Partita No. 3 in E Major 2. Romantic Songs: - Ed Sheeran's "Perfect" - Elvis Presley's "Can't Help Falling in Love" - John Legend's "All of Me" - Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" 3. Pop and Contemporary Hits: - Adele's "Someone Like You" - Taylor Swift's "Love Story" - Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" - Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" 4. Jazz and Folk Tunes: - Gershwin's "Summertime" - "Autumn Leaves" (a jazz standard) - "Ashokan Farewell" (from the soundtrack of "The Civil War" documentary)

Which is better violin or electric violin?

The choice between a traditional acoustic violin and an electric violin depends on the musician's preferences, the musical genre, and the specific context of use. Traditional Acoustic Violin: - Pros: Acoustic violins produce a warm, rich sound that is often preferred in classical and traditional music settings. Due to their deep resonance, they are well suited for solo performances, chamber music, and orchestral arrangements. With the right technique, the acoustic violin can also be used for a variety of genres. - Cons: They require a microphone in amplified settings, and their sound can be affected by the acoustics of the venue. Electric Violin: - Pros: Electric violins are designed to be amplified and are excellent for performances in amplified settings, such as rock concerts or fusion bands. They offer the option to experiment with various digital effects, expanding the range of sounds. Electric violins are also easier to record directly into audio systems. - Cons: Some musicians find the sound of electric violins less natural or expressive compared to acoustic violins. They might not be the best choice for traditional classical music settings. In the end, the "better" option depends on the musician's preferences and the musical context. Several musicians prefer the warmth and versatility of an acoustic violin, while others prefer the electric violin's versatility. It's common for many violin players to own both types, using them based on the specific demands of their performances.

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