Violin4weddings

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About Violin4weddings

Claire Stranger-Ford is a professional violinist based in the North West, who offers acoustic or electric violin with accompaniment of professional quality backing tracks for all important wedding moments. Claire is an experienced artist, who aims to provide a bespoke music experience. She offers her services for Weddings, Civil partnerships, birthday parties, funerals, corporate functions, promotions, marriage proposals and other special occasions. She covers all locations in Yorkshire, Cheshire, the Lake District, Cumbria, Merseyside, Derbyshire and Leicestershire as well as large parts of Scotland.

Experience

Claire has more than ten years of experience working with a number of orchestras like the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Halle, Welsh National Opera, Opera North and Northern Ballet Theatre. She has played at hundreds of weddings and also at other events with string quartets, a jazz trio and as a soloist.

Services offered

Claire boasts an impressive repertoire, featuring a wide variety of music genres, ranging from jazz to Pop to latest hits. She offers tailored packages and prices to suit various demands and budgets. For weddings she is willing to play at any part of the event, including during the ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast.

  • Price From £275
  • Services Ceremony music, cocktail/Banquet music, entertainment
  • Styles Classical, lounge, disco, jazz, rock, latest hits, pop
  • Type Solo, soloist
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  • What is included in the wedding package?
    I can play for the ceremony (including pre-ceremony). I can play for ceremony and drinks reception. I can play for ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast. Also play for the evening entertainment
  • How far in advance should I contact you?
    It is always best to contact me as early as possible in order to secure the booking
  • Size of group:
    Soloist
  • Repertoire:
    I have a huge repertoire including (classical), Canon in D - Pachelbel, Arrival of the queen of Sheba - Handel (Rat Pack), Come fly with me, That's Amoré, My Way (Pop), Ed Sheeran, Take That, Adele, Elbow
  • Is it possible to request something that's not in the repertoire?
    Yes, absolutely! If you can't find your favourite songs in my extensive repertoire lists, as long as I can find a professional quality backing track I can learn your favourites
  • Experience:
    I have been playing professionally with orchestras around the country for the last 18 years. When I was a student I started playing at weddings with a string quartet and then started playing solo
  • Do you have your own equipment?
    Yes
  • Do you need specific materials or conditions to offer your service?
    No
  • Are you able to travel?
    Yes
  • Is there a charge for traveling?
    Yes
  • Do you cover more than one wedding a day?
    Yes
  • Do you work alone or do you have a team of professionals?
    Alone
  • What is the length of time of the act?
    It varies on what the client requires. My minimum time is 1 hour to cover pre-ceremony and civil ceremony (Church ceremony 1.5 hours) and maximum time is 5 hours to cover ceremony, drinks & breakfast
  • How much time do you need to prepare for an act?
    I will liaise with the client a few months before the big day in order to learn songs. The minimum time I require for new songs is 1 month in advance
  • Do you do open-air acts?
    Yes
  • Do you charge per hour or per event?
    Per event
  • If needed, would you be able to work extra hours?
    Yes
  • How do you charge extra time?
    I charge extra time on a half hour basis
  • What are the forms of payment?
    I require a 20% deposit by BACS to secure the date and then BACS payment 2 weeks before the event to settle the balance

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1 Reviews for Violin4weddings


5.0 out of 5.0
  • Quality of the service 5.0
  • Professionalism 5.0
  • Flexibility 5.0
  • Value for money 5.0
  • Response time 5.0
  • Jessica

    Jessica Chandok · Married on 16 of August of 2019

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    Don't miss the opportunity to book Claire!

    Claire was an absolute dream to work with through the months leading up to the wedding as she helped us to plan our playlist. She was equally brilliant when our big day arrived as she was thoroughly professional but also really warm and friendly. She lit up the room with her smile and is so talented - wait until you see her extensive repertoire; she can play basically anything!
    Our only regret is that we didn't get chance to chat to her as we were so busy with photos etc. but I believe some family and friends were able to convey our thoughts on how fantastic she was. We would highly recommend Violin4weddings and Claire – who we’d like to thank once again for being such an important part of our magical, special day!

    Sent on 25/08/2019

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