The Durham Violinist - Solo Violinist

The Durham Violinist is a highly experienced violin player who specialises in providing solo violin music for wedding ceremonies and receptions; parties and functions,  proposals and anniversaries.

She performs a wide range of music from pop to classical, jazz, folk, Disney and film themes including popular choices such as 'A Million Dreams' from The Greatest Showman, Ed Sheeran's 'Perfect', 'All of Me' by John Legend, 'Game of Thrones' theme and 'A Thousand Years' from the Twilight Trilogy and wherever possible will cater for any special requests for your event.

Performing acoustically or with light amplification to suit your event and venue, all necessary sound equipment is included in the fee.

With more than 20 years professional experience of performing for weddings and events, as well as touring, recording, concerts and festival performances Emma always provides a first class performance as well a  friendly, reliable and efficient service. 

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The Durham Violinist - Solo Violinist Repertoire

Pop, Jazz, Film, Musicals

  • A Million Dreams – Greatest Showman
  • A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square
  • All of Me - John Legend
  • And I Love Her - The Beatles
  • A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
  • Annie's song – John Denver
  • Besame Mucho - Velasquez?
  • Born Free
  • Can’t Help Falling In Love
  • Cheek to Cheek
  • Concerning Hobbits
  • Eleanor Rigby – Beatles
  • Fields of Gold – Sting/ Eva Cassidy
  • Game of Thrones Theme?
  • ?Get Happy!
  • Good Riddance - Green Day
  • Hallelujah
  • Hedwig’s Theme
  • Here, There and Everywhere - Beatles
  • Hey Jude - Beatles 
  • Honeysuckle Rose - Fats Waller
  • How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding/ Mike Scott
  • I'd Do Anything - Oliver
  • If I Were a Rich Man -Fiddler on the Roof
  • In My Life - Beatles
  • In The Summertime - Mungo Jerry
  • It Had To Be You
  • Love theme from Love Story
  • Mamma Mia - ABBA
  • Michelle - Beatles
  • Moon River – Henry Mancini 
  • Mull of Kintyre - McCartney
  • My Heart Will Go On - (Titanic)
  • Nine Million Bicycles - Katie Melua
  • Norwegian Wood - Beatles
  • On The Sunny Side of The Street
  • Perfect - Ed Sheeran
  • Phantom of The Opera - a selection of numbers
  • Por una Cabeza – Carlos Gardel (featured in True Lies)
  • Pure Imagination (from Charlie & the Chocolate Factory)
  • Rainbow Connection (from The Muppets)
  • Raindrops Keep Falling On My Head
  • Schindler's List Theme
  • Somewhere Over The Rainbow  - Harold Arlen
  • Speak Softly Love (from The Godfather)
  • Star Wars Theme - John Williams?
  • That's Amore – Harry Warren
  • Under Your Spell (from Buffy The Vampire Slayer)?
  • Yesterday - Beatles
  • Yellow - Coldplay
  • You're The One - Shania Twain
  • You Raise Me Up
  • Your Song - Elton John
  • When I Fall In Love

Disney

  • A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
  • Alice in Wonderland Waltz
  • A Whole New World-Aladdin
  • Bare Necessities
  • Beauty and The Beast 
  • Be Our Guest from Beauty & the Beast?
  • Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo from Cinderella
  • Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King)
  • Chim Chimeree (Mary Poppins)
  • Colours of the Wind (from Pocahontas)
  • Consider Yourself – from Oliver
  • How Far I'll Go - Moana
  • I See The Light (from Tangled)
  • Married Life - Theme from Up
  • Noble Maiden Fair from Brave
  • ?Once Upon A Dream
  • Part of Your World
  • Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious - Mary Poppins
  • When You Wish Upon A Star from Pinocchio

Classical

  • Ave Maria
  • Bist du bei Mir - JS Bach
  • Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman - Offenbach
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Chiquilin de Bachin - Astor Piazzolla
  • El Choclo - Villoldo (Tango)
  • El Dia de me Quieras - Gardel (Tango)
  • Humoresque - Dvorak
  • Four Seasons - Vivaldi
  • Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Mascagni
  • Jesu Joy Of Man's Desiring - JS Bach
  • Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
  • La Donna E Mobile - Verdi
  • Minuet in G - Bach
  • Morning from Peer Gynt - Grieg
  • Nocturne from A Midsummer Night's Dream
  • Plaisir D'Amour - Martini
  • Polovtsian Dance - Borodin
  • Te Deum - Charpentier
  • Tu Devicto - Charpentier
  • Trumpet Voluntary - J.Clarke
  • Selected movements from Water Music and Fireworks - Handel
  • To A Wild Rose - MacDowell
  • Rondeau - Mouret
  • Meditation from Thais - Massanet
  • Ode To Joy - Beethoven
  • O For The Wings of A Dove - Mendelssohn
  • On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn
  • Salut D’Amour - Elgar
  • Sheep May Safely Graze - JS Bach
  • Trumpet Tune - Purcell
  • Romantic Piece - Dvorak
  • Ride of The Valkyries Main Theme - Wagner
  • Wachtet auf - JS Bach

Folk and Traditional Tunes ( a small selection - many more possible!)

  • Amazing Grace
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Bonny At Morn
  • Blow The Wind Southerly
  • Cushie Butterfield
  • Drowsy Maggie
  • Danny Boy
  • Flower of Quern
  • Galopede
  • Londonderry Air
  • Marie's Wedding
  • Mrs Jamieson's Favourite
  • Skye Boat Song
  • The Oyster Girl
  • The Cinderella Waltz

The Durham Violinist - Solo Violinist Feedback

We were absolutely delighted with the service provided to us for our Wedding Ceremony. From first point of contact she has been extremely quick to respond and has a great depth of experience, not just musically but with the finer details too that made it easy for us to know that this was exactly what we were after. There was a vast repertoire to choose from and we were delighted that Emma had no problem catering for the more personal song choices we had for during our ceremony. If you are still trying to decide on whether this is what you are looking for, do not hesitate anymore, you won't regret it. Once again thank you for a magical performance that sits fondly in the memories of our perfect day.

Ger & Emma,

I booked this violinist to play at my birthday party. We had 100 guests, many of whom were not familiar with her music. They were enchanted with the quality of the playing, the repertoire and the originality of my choice for background music. She was certainly a huge hit. She was very professional- arriving in good time and offering to play two sets to fit in with the serving of the buffet. I left the choice of music up to her and it was perfect. Easy to listen to, very enjoyable - suitable for all tastes. She pitched it perfectly- people could listen but also chat with friends. The music complemented the evening, it didn't overshadow the night. I would certainly recommend.

name not supplied,

Great violinist for my wedding in February. Very professional and would highly recommend.

Katie Seager-Smith, (February, 2019)

Amazing! If I could give 100 stars I would! I knew from day one how I wanted my wedding day to go and it was an amazing day. All my guests have asked who was playing the violin. Absolutely amazing.

Clare French,

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