Violists for hire in the UK

Hire a viola player in the UK for your event. Whether you're planning a special event, wedding, recording or concert you'll find the best players here. Playing genres from classical through to pop and folk, our viola players are incredibly professional and versatile. Browse over 132 viola players now.

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ViolistLondon

Violist, student of Royal College of Music. A lot of experiences in performing, solo, chamber groups, orchestras and bands. Read more in bio

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ViolistLondon

Professional viola player, based in London, graduate of the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and the Royal College of Music

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ViolistSwansea

Living life through music and song. A multi-instrumentalist composer and performer, in demand across Wales and the South West of England.

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ViolistLondon

Elin is a violist based in London and Cardiff, available for orchestral, chamber and solo performances.

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ViolistAldeburgh

Have viola, will travel

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ViolistLondon

Originally from Canada, Sarah received her MMus from Guildhall School. She specializes in both modern classical viola, & electric violin.

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ViolistLondon

Silvija is a profesionaly trained viola player, looking to play classical or contemporary classical music in London.

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ViolistBirmingham

Freelance violin and viola player as well as leader for orchestras, Bacanu Quartet, Bacanu Music

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ViolistTeddington

Kath is a versatile violinist, based in London.

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ViolistLondon

Sabina is a classically trained pianist, who is versatile in performing many different genres.

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ViolistLondon

Hi! I am a professional musician,multi-instrumentalist(mainly piano/violin),composer/arranger and experienced music teacher based in London.

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ViolistSwindon

Violinist with a breadth of experience performing at corporate parties, luxury events and weddings both in UK and worldwide.

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ViolistLondon

Solo and chamber violinist in her last year of the Masters in Performance course at the Royal College of Music with Maciej Rakowski.

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ViolistLiverpool

Freelance violinist. Graduate of The Liverpool Institute for Performing Arts. Founder of Echo Strings.

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ViolistSwansea

Shwmae! We are 4 Strings Attached - a family string quartet based in South Wales - available to hire for functions and weddings galore.

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ViolistBasingstoke

Flautist based in Hampshire covering South West, Southern Central and South East.

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ViolistLondon

Violinist and violist studying at the Guildhall. Lots of orchestral experience with student and young professional orchestras.

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ViolistHarrow

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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Popular genres:
Pop, Classical, Jazz
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How much does it cost to hire a violist?

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

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Bear in mind: musicians typically play for 45 mins with a 15 min break per hour.

Frequently asked questions

Can any violist play my favourite song?

Professional violists will often take requests, but you will need to give them plenty of notice. Please also keep in mind that violists may ask for an small additional fee to prepare songs that aren't already on their song list. You can view the violist's song list on their Encore profile.

How much time do violists take to set up?

Your violist will usually arrive about an hour or so before their performance begins to set up and get settled before they start playing. To avoid any delays, make sure the performance space is ready for the violist prior to their arrival.

My venue has asked for the performer’s PLI & PAT inspection certificates. What are these?

PLI stands for Public Liability Insurance. This insurance covers damage to another person or their property (it is also known as third party insurance). As many of our violists are members of the Musician's Union, they are already covered by PLI up to £10 million. PAT stands for portable appliance testing. Most of our violists will already have a PAT inspection certificate for their musical equipment/PA system, which they can provide to your venue if they need it.

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