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Violists for hire in Reading

Hire a viola player in Reading 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 64 viola players now.

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Hire Katherine Clarke Violist with Encore
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From£180
ViolistWoking

Two instruments, one performer and a unique performance style - UK’s leading singing viola player!

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Hire Agata Kubiak Violist with Encore
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£280 - £350
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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Hire Pippa Griffin Violist with Encore
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£320 - £430
ViolistLondon

Professional Acoustic / Electric Violinist & Violist Weddings, Events, Sessions, Recordings Classical, Pop, Musicals, Jazz, Film & TV

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Hire Noriko Shorney Violist with Encore
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£180 - £350
ViolistOxford

Versatile organist/pianist who has many years of experiences in Wedding, Memorial service, and other performances, including private events.

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Hire Angelika-Rose Stangl Violist with Encore
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From£180
ViolistNorthwood

Angelika is an oboist, violinist and viola player. She studied at University of York and the Royal Academy of Music.

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Hire Benjamin Watkins Violist with Encore
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ViolistOxford

Bass-Baritone solo and ensemble singer based in Oxford and Nottingham. Lay Clerk with Magdalen College Choir, Oxford.

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Hire Miriam Eisele Violist with Encore
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£250 - £390
ViolistEast Sussex

If you want an instrument that is a little bit different, then go for the viola! I also offer electric and acoustic violin.

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Hire Fortune Strings Violist with Encore
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£620 - £880
ViolistLichfield

Award-winning string quartet in Lichfield. Music from Bach to AC/DC. Over 18 years experience, Fortune provide the perfect background.

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Hire Sarah McCabe Violist with Encore
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From£180
ViolistLondon

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

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Hire Paula Bowes Violist with Encore
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ViolistManchester

Professional viola player based in Manchester, UK.

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Hire Rachel Ballard (Stacy) Violist with Encore
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From£180
ViolistBedford

Freelance viola, baroque viola, electric viola

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Hire Cristinel Bacanu Violist with Encore
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£200 - £390
ViolistWest Midlands

Freelance violin and viola player as well as leader for orchestras, Bacanu Quartet. Performed as a Violinist in Good Morning Britain

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Hire Colette Hazen Violist with Encore
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From£250
ViolistLondon

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

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Hire Ruth Potts Violist with Encore
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£200 - £300
ViolistCardiff

Electric and acoustic violinist based in Cardiff.

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Hire Vitalia Viola Violist with Encore
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£250 - £425
ViolistBrighton

Versatile experienced violinist, able to play in any style. I can guarantee you a fabulous time and special memories.

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Hire Naomi Giarraputo Violist with Encore
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£250 - £510
ViolistLondon

Freelance violinist and violist

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Hire Hannah Bell Violist with Encore
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From£180
ViolistLondon

Professional violinist based in London. Member of the award-winning Bell Quartet - available on Encore for functions, weddings and events.

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Hire Jaga Klimaszewska Violist with Encore
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£170 - £270
ViolistLondon

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

Latest reviews of our Violists in Reading

Katherine Clarke
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"Really good player and a joy to work with"

Greg hired Katherine Clarke (available in Reading)

Verified Review, 18 December 2016
Maria Swiadek
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"Excellent - obviously knew her stuff - watched extremely well...a very good addition to the orchestra"

Tim hired Maria Swiadek (available in Reading)

Verified Review, 16 April 2016
Miriam Eisele
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"Miriam played at our wedding ceremony and drinks reception at the Secret Garden in Kent. She was amazing from start to finish and played our requested songs so beautifully. Thank you Miriam for being part of our special day and wowing our guests with your amazing talent. Love Mr & Mrs Browning "

Natalie hired Miriam Eisele for a Wedding (available in Reading)

Verified Review, 1 July 2023

FAQs about hiring Violists in Reading

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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.

Hiring a Violist in Reading

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Popular genres:
Classical
Average response time:
7 hours
Busiest times:
June, July, August

How much does it cost to hire a Violist in Reading?

The typical price for a Violist is:
£Budget£260
££Pro£380
£££High-end£500+

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