The solo violin option is ideal for occasions such as wedding proposals and ceremonies, surprise birthday celebrations and anniversaries.
The gentle melodic sounds of the violin also lends itself well to small intimate gatherings of people, especially if the venue is a small room, entrance hall, small church or conservatory.
Due to the versatile nature of the instrument, the violin can easily play a selection of different styles if you so wish. The violin performance is unaccompanied, I prefer to enjoy the natural sound of the violin and make the most of the acoustics of the room, rather than play with a backing track. This way I can easily be in control of the performance – playing softer if necessary and drawing the music to a close during the ceremony, for example. It also means that I can quickly adapt and play anything to suit the mood and atmosphere of the occasion without being hindered by operating any extra equipment. With the rise of Eco Weddings, I do not need to use electricity!
In addition to the traditional classical favourites, such as ‘Meditation from Thais’ by Massenet, Elgar’s ‘Salut d’Amour’ and Vaughan Williams ‘Lark Ascending’, the solo violin can also incorporate popular jazz themes, Spanish and Gypsy melodies, music from films, love songs and the popular sounds of Cornish, Irish and Scottish folk tunes.