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Violinists For Hire

Violinists For Hire

Add a touch of style and glamour to the proceedings with one of our classically trained violinists for hire.

Our corporate and wedding violin players are perfect for elegant ceremony music, drinks receptions and dinners.

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Wedding Violinists

A wedding violinist is the perfect alternative to a string quartet, offering a range of live music packages to compliment your big day. Whether it's wedding ceremony music, background music during the drinks reception or a lively evening set, you'll find our UK wedding violinists to be versatile and accomodating with your requirements.

Hire a Violin Player

Not only do we offer a wide range of string ensembles for larger events but also wonderfully gifted acoustic and electric violinists as an alternative option that meets a broader range of budget and venue requirements.

If violin music is something your event simply can't do without, but you're concerned you might lack the venue space or budget to accommodate a string quartet, then our virtuoso violinists are the perfect choice.

From Classical Music to Modern Chart Hits

Like all Bands For Hire acts, our professional violinists for weddings and functions don't limit themselves to one genre. In addition to note-perfect renditions of your favourite Pachelbel, Bach and Elgar compositions, you'll also be treated to re-imaginings of the greatest hits of such popular acts as Guns N' Roses, Lady Gaga and Coldplay. With a wealth of theme music from such beloved TV shows and films as Game of Thrones, Titanic and the James Bond franchise, our violinists will appeal to guests of all ages.

Book an Electric Solo Violinist

Thanks to incredible advancements in looping technology, our brilliant electric violinists are now able to recreate lush musical landscapes at the touch of a button. We're also home to several electric violin players who like to liven up the visual aspect of their performances with an LED light-up bow!

Alternatively, our flexible and adaptable solo violinists for hire can play seamlessly along to backing tracks or perform purely acoustically - a popular choice for events held in churches. No wedding reception, corporate event, private dinner function or product launch, however great or small, will ever have to go without beautifully performed classical music ever again!

Thomas - Looping Violinist
Thomas - Looping Violinist
From £610
Experience the dynamic sound of violin virtuoso Thomas, as he delivers his own epic fusion of contemporary looping and classical...
Jessica - Solo Violinist
Jessica - Solo Violinist
From £460
Available to perform across the UK and Europe, Jessica is a naturally gifted acoustic and electric violinist able to perform both...
David - Solo Violinist
David - Solo Violinist
From £470
David’s mastery of the violin is evident in his breathtaking live performances. Starting at a young age, David gravitated toward the...
Scarlet
Scarlet
From £425
An electric and acoustic violinist that really heats up the atmosphere to provide an effortlessly, stunning performance. A professional musician that has worlds of...
Gio - Solo Violinist
Gio - Solo Violinist
From £465
One of London's finest solo violinists available for hire. Gio is a professional solo violinist who specialises in weddings and corporate...
Lola - Solo Violinist
Lola - Solo Violinist
From £350
A vivacious solo violinist with a masters degree in performance. Lola has performed extensively across the UK and around the world for...
Liliana - Solo Violinist
Liliana - Solo Violinist
From £295
Exceptionally talented solo violinist who has performed with the likes of Tom Odell, Paloma Faith & Liam Gallagher. Liliana boasts an...
Linda - Solo Cellist
Linda - Solo Cellist
From £365
A masterful cellist who performs with grace, energy and style. Linda is a professionalism solo cellist, composer and arranger for a...
Claire - Solo Cellist
Claire - Solo Cellist
From £260
With a repertoire that caters to both modern and classical tastes, Claire is a perfect accompaniment to a wedding ceremony or drinks...
Shama - Solo Violinist
Shama - Solo Violinist
From £365
A vibrant and energetic solo violinist, perfect for entertaining guests. Shama is a London based violinist with a wealth of experience...

Violinist Booking Guide

Looking to hire a solo violinist for your next event? Whether it's for a wedding, party or corporate event, you'll find answers to the most common queries below.

What type of music does a violin player perform?

A professional violinist will usually offer an extensive repertoire of violin music that can be tailored to suit your event. From Vivaldi to Beethoven, Christina Perri to Ed Sheeran, you're sure to find the perfect violinist to suit your requirements. Some of the most popular music genres for the violin include:

  • Modern and Contemporary Pop
  • Classical
  • Hollywood / Broadway / Film music
  • Jazz / Swing / Gypsy Jazz
  • Bollywood
  • World music / Asian
  • Chamber music
  • Rock
  • Dance / House Music

What type of events can I hire a violinist for?

With their ability to perform both acoustically and with backing tracks, a violinist is suitable for almost any occasion. Below you'll find a list of some of the most popular events our fiddle players are regularly booked for:

  • Weddings
  • Wedding ceremony
  • Drinks receptions
  • Garden party
  • Birthday parties
  • Corporate events

Does an electric violinist perform with backing tracks?

Depending on your needs, you can opt for either an electric violinist with backing tracks or an unamplified acoustic violinist.

Acoustic Violinists

If you're primarily looking for classical pieces during your ceremony, you may find an acoustic classical violinist is the right fit for you. With it's natural sound and atmospheric resonance, the solo violin works beautifully for ceremony and background music.

Electric Violinists with backing tracks

If you're looking for something a little more upbeat to include modern pop, rock and movie soundtracks, an electric violinist with backing tracks is the perfect option. Your violinist will provide everything you need, including a PA system to amplify the sound.

Many of our violinists offer a combination of acoustic and electric violin to cater to every element of your event. Just let us know what you're looking for in your enquiry, and we'll quote accordingly.

How much does it cost to hire a solo violinist?

The price of a solo violinist can vary from player to player. As a general rule, our violinist's fees start in the region of £300-£400 for the wedding ceremony, with costs increasing to £500-£600 for extended set times.

At Bands For Hire, we only work with the most professional violinists in the industry, each with extensive experience performing alongside famous artists such as Nile Rodgers, Andrea Bocelli, Emeli Sandé, Katherine Jenkins and Paloma Faith.

With years of live performance experience under their belts, you can book with absolute confidence and peace of mind.

How long does it take a Violinist to set up?

The setup time for a violinist is usually fairly short. An acoustic violinist will just need to tune up their instrument and set up their space which can be done in 15 minutes or less.

An electric violinist will also need to set up a small PA system so you can expect the setup time to be in the region of 30-40 minutes.

Do your musicians take song requests?

Yes, if you have a song request that isn't already in the artist's repertoire, just let us know, and we'll check that it's suitable.

Most violinists are happy to learn one new song per event within the price. Some musicians may charge a small fee to cover the cost of sheet music or rehearsal time.

Do your violin players perform with other musicians?

Many of the violinists on our roster also work with additional musicians such as viola or cello players to form a versatile violin duo. To find out more, head on over to our string ensembles page.

How do I hire a violinist?

We make hiring a musician for weddings and events a stress-free process. Simply follow the steps below to make your booking:

  • Step 1. Browse through our violinists and enquire through the artist's page.
  • Step 2. We'll check availability and send you a bespoke quote based on your event location.
  • Step 3. If you have any questions, just let us know, and one of our team will be happy to answer your queries.
  • Step 4. Once you're ready to book, we'll send you a booking contract to sign online and an invoice for a small deposit of approximately 20%. This can be paid by card or bank transfer.
  • Step 5. From here, we'll send you a booking confirmation email with everything you need to know.
String Musicians & Information
Along with our violinists, we also work alongside a range of electric string quartets and string quartets for hire. Find out more below.
Electric String Quartets
Electric String Quartets

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String Quartets

The very best string ensembles across the UK, also available to book as a duo or trio.

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String Quartet Booking Guide

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Why hire a Violinist through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All violinists hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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★★★★★

Thomas was brilliant at the wedding, what he does is incredible and I wished I’d had time to just stand there and listen to him! Everyone loved him, and he was the perfect backdrop to our reception drinks.

Alex - Wedding Reception
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