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Violinists for hire in Scotland

Hire a violinist in Scotland 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 28 best violinists local to Scotland here.

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Hire Diane Merson-Jones Violinist with Encore
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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 Jordan Garbutt Violinist with Encore
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£350 - £500
ViolinistEdinburgh

Modern, classical acoustic Violinist bringing joy to hearts and souls through mellow, warm tones. Perfect for romantic occasions.

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Hire Mary Gristwood Violinist with Encore
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£180 - £300
ViolinistBathgate

Violinist/fiddle player and caller.

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Hire Fiona Liddell Violinist with Encore
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£200 - £600
ViolinistDunfermline

Violinist & Vocalist

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Hire Maria Silva Violinist with Encore
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£180 - £450
ViolinistGlasgow

Portuguese violinist based in the UK

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Hire Francis Newman Violinist with Encore
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From£160
ViolinistEdinburgh

Dynamic young violinist based in Scotland. I hold a chamber music scholarship at St Andrews and enjoy playing an eclectic mix of music!

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Hire Pratiksha-Kate Violinist with Encore
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£190 - £380
ViolinistGlasgow

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

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Hire Laetitia Pannetier Violinist with Encore
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£200 - £500
ViolinistGlasgow

French Indonesian Musician, graduated from RCS Glasgow, here to provide you with some lovely music to brighten your day!

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Hire Joyce Lee Violinist with Encore
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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 Violinist with Encore
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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 Violinist with Encore
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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 Isla Ratcliff Violinist with Encore
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£275 - £375
ViolinistEdinburgh

Isla Ratcliff is a Scottish fiddle player, singer and composer, with a background in classical violin and piano.

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Hire Joseph Hibbs Violinist with Encore
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£187.50 - £437.50
ViolinistAberdeen

Joe is a violinist, Scottish fiddler and violist who performs and teaches around the north-east of Scotland.

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Hire Dave Elliot Violinist with Encore
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£250 - £420
ViolinistLivingston

Dave has wide experience of all varieties of Scottish/Irish music and have performed for numerous functions , weddings , etc.

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Hire Anne Morgan Violinist with Encore
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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 David Christie Violinist with Encore
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From£180
ViolinistDollar

Versatile Violinist based in Scotland with experience in all genres of music with a huge selection of music to suit every event.

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Hire Kerry Alexander  Violinist with Encore
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£80 - £200
ViolinistAberdeen

Classical and electric violinist

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Hire Lisa Robertson Violinist with Encore
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From£180
ViolinistGlasgow

Scottish freelance violinist based in Glasgow.

Latest reviews of our Violinists in Scotland

Mary Gristwood
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"Mary was incredible - all our guests commented on our violinist. She went over and above and really captured exactly what we wanted! "

Brid hired Mary Gristwood for a Wedding (available in Scotland)

Verified Review, 29 June 2024
Jordan Garbutt
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"Jordan was such a lovely young man and so professional. His playing is beautiful, he is definitely a very talented musician. I would highly recommend him for any event. Jordan played the perfect music for our wedding and played everything we asked for, making our day extra special. If you are looking for a violinist for your event, Jordan is the one for you"

Mrs hired Jordan Garbutt for a Wedding (available in Scotland)

Verified Review, 22 June 2024
Lisa Robertson
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"Lisa was lovely, communication was excellent. Would highly recommend Lisa. "

Audrey hired Lisa Robertson for a Private event (available in Scotland)

Verified Review, 8 June 2024

FAQs about hiring Violinists in Scotland

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Are violins popular for weddings?

Yes, absolutely, particularly for smaller, more intimate weddings, one violinist can be enough. A solo violinist can create a beautiful, elegant atmosphere that is loud enough to be heard by everyone without drowning out conversation. However, for larger weddings, you might want to opt for a string quartet or a string duo instead for a fuller sound. If unsure, chat with one of our experts today who talk through your budget, venue and tastes to work out what would work best for you.

Is one violin enough for a wedding?

Yes, violinists are very popular for weddings. Traditional, acoustic violinists are great for wedding ceremonies, evening meals and wedding breakfasts, whereas electric violinists are popular for drinks receptions as they have a louder sound.

Which songs sound best on the violin?

The violin is often associated with classical music, but it's a versatile instrument that can work well with many genres. If you're a fan of classical music, you might enjoy listening to Pachelbel's Canon in D, Beethoven's "Spring" Sonata, or Tchaikovsky's "Melodie". For those who prefer modern music, songs like Adele's "Someone Like You", Ed Sheeran's "Perfect", or Bruno Mars' "Just the Way You Are" sound great on the violin. If you browse through our musicians’ profiles, you’ll be able to find videos of their live performances and their song lists to get an idea of their sound. It's worth mentioning, however, that our violinists are skilled professionals who are committed to making sure you have a great night and are more than willing to take requests if you can’t find your favourite song on their profile.

Which is better violin or electric violin?

Choosing between a traditional acoustic violin and an electric violin depends on factors like venue size, acoustics, and budget. Acoustic violins produce a warm sound but may not project well in larger spaces. Electric violins can amplify sound and offer digital effects, but some argue they lack natural expression. Ultimately, what works best will depend on your preferences and many of our violinists own both acoustic and electric so browse our collection of violinists today to see what might work best for you.

Hiring a Violinist in Scotland

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Classical, Pop, Bollywood
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Busiest times:
June, July, August

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

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

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