Violinists for hire in the UK

Hire a violinist in the UK 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 266 best violinists local to the UK here.

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ViolinistNewcastle upon Tyne

Contemporary folk and jazz violinist, keen live performer, graduating from Newcastle University’s prestigious and unique folk degree.

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ViolinistBathgate

Mary is a highly experienced fiddle player and caller. Originally from Northern Ireland, she has a distinctive and lively style.

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ViolinistClitheroe

Music tailored to pure ambient or ‘let’s get the party started’, sing along environments. Violin, piano and vocals and any requests taken.

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ViolinistLondon

A young inspired classical musician with a love for all music looking for work in London to play solo, chamber music and band music

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From£280
ViolinistSouthampton

violinist and a jazz singer based in London. Performing regularly with a jazz duo, a string quartet and as a soloist (Bollywood,Pop,Jazz)

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ViolinistLondon

A freelance violinist in London.

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From£500
ViolinistGrays

A Violinist like no other

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From£100
ViolinistLondon

Violinist and Violist from London offering affordable services.

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ViolinistLondon

Royal College of Music 2nd year, Distinction in DipABRSM. Dedicated soloist, chamber musician and orchestral player.

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ViolinistManchester

I am an experienced freelance Violinist/Violist based in Manchester. Available for function/session work. Feel free to get in touch!

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ViolinistChippenham

Violinist with experience in Symphony orchestras(L.S.O. R.P.O. etc....) and as soloist. Can play solo gigs or as part of quartet etc.

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ViolinistBala

Classically trained, professional improvising violinist. Own 5-piece band. Available solo. Own PA. Own studio. All styles of music. Long CV.

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ViolinistBirmingham

Birmingham based Violinist

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ViolinistLondon

Violinist and vocalist from Poland, offering performances and lessons in and around London.

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ViolinistNewcastle upon Tyne

A versatile and talented young folk and classical musician. Looking for work in Newcastle, the North East or anywhere with a train station!

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ViolinistLondon

Professional Violinist and Harpist based in London. Teaching, Concerts, Corporate events.

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ViolinistLondon

Sali is a member of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, Founder of Classical PopUps, access to dozens of top musicians. Any ensemble possible.

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ViolinistManchester

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Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
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7 hours
Busiest times:
October, November, December

How much does it cost to hire a violinist?

The typical price for a violinist is:
£Budget£180
££Pro£290
£££High-end£400+

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Frequently asked questions

What kind of music can a violinist play?

Pretty much anything! Violinists will usually be most comfortable playing classical music, but that doesn't mean they won't be able whip up fresh renditions of your favourite pop, folk, or jazz tunes. Best to check first before asking them to play krautrock though.

Will I need to provide the violinist with any equipment?

Other than a seat for breaks, probably not. If your venue is small, they will likely play unamplified. All they'll need to make the music happen is their violin, a bow, and a receptive audience (oh, and probably a music stand). If your venue is larger, they should be able to provide amplification.

Do violinists normally play with backing tracks?

It depends. If you only want the violinist’s performance to include classical pieces, they probably won’t need backing tracks. If the violinist’s performance includes pop songs or other styles, they may be able to provide backing tracks to fill out their performance. They’ll often perform the melody line of popular tunes, alongside pre-prepared backing tracks (think: ‘Perfect’ by Ed Sheeran, or ‘Skyfall’ by Adele - these songs sound great played on violin!).

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