Ariana Straznicky

Why book Ariana Straznicky?

Ariana Straznicky is a professional, classically trained violinist with an extensive background in performance. She has performed in a variety of venues: from 13th century Bohemian castles to Carnegie Hall. Ariana offers her services to perform at a variety of special occasions and social functions, including wedding ceremonies and cocktail hours, banquets, fundraisers, corporate parties, dinners, funerals, memorials, and benefit concerts. Search Ariana Straznicky in your search engine for more information.

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Reviews

Review by Kirsten

Ariana is amazing! You could not ask for a more professional and talented musician. I had originally intended for her to play for the processional and recessional at my wedding. We were an hour late getting the ceremony started but she continued to play, much to the delight of our guests, even though we had only contracted her for an hour! Ariana's playing was exquisite! She definitely went above and beyond to make my wedding a special day. A true professional and very accommodating! I would not hesitate to use her again for any event.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Kirsten
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Ridgefield, CT
Event Date: May 15, 2010
Hired As: Violinist, Classical Ensemble, Strolling Violinist, Violinist

Review by Lauren

On Oct. 2, 2010, I married the man I love and every detail of that day contributed to make it the best day of my life. Ariana Straznicky was part of that incredibly special day. She played the violin and added a unique touch to our ceremony. If I didn't already have the proof I needed during the actual ceremony, then I certainly did when I went to my reception and had multiple friends and family comment on how beautiful the music was. In terms of planning and preparation, Ariana was easy to work with, knew and obtained all of the sheet music, showed up early on the day of the ceremony and executed the job effortlessly.I encourage anyone looking to add a violinist to a ceremony or special event to strongly consider the work of Ariana Straznicky. It is without hesitation that I highly recommend her.

Expertise
Communication
Professionalism
Priced Fairly
Adaptability
Reviewer: Lauren
Event: Wedding Ceremony in Southington, CT
Event Date: Oct 2, 2010
Hired As: Violinist, Classical Ensemble, Strolling Violinist, Violinist

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 60 - 360 minutes
  • Fee: $125 and up
  • Languages: English, French, Spanish, Other

Overview

When you book Ariana, you will receive a simple contract with the details of the performance and event as well as your musical selections. Your musical selections will be determined based on your personal consultation with Ariana, where she will put on a private performance for you, so you'll find the music that suits you best.

Additional Booking Notes

Ariana does not require any microphones nor sound amplification as her instrument and playing are very resonant.

Ariana Straznicky

Ariana is a conservatory-trained musician from central Connecticut. She recently graduated with her Bachelor of Music degree and is currently a Master of Music candidate at The Hartt School.

The team providing the talent:

Ariana Straznicky

Violinist

Set List

For weddings, here is a selection of hand-picked favorites for ceremonies.

Processional
(For the groom, bridesmaids, grandparents, parents, etc.)

Bach Air on the G String from Suite No. 3 in D Major
Bach Arioso from Cantata No. 156
Bach Largo from Concerto for 2 Violins in D minor
Bach Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata No. 147
Bach March in D Major from the Anna Magdalene Notebook
Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
Campra Rigaudon
Bach Sheep May Safely Grace from Cantata No. 208
Franck Pains Angelicus from Messe Solonelle, Op. 12
Handel Largo from Xerxes
Handel Air from Water Music Suite
Massenet Meditation de Thais
Mozart Ave Verum Corpus from K. 618
Mozart Andante from Divertimento No. 1
Mozart March from “The Marriage of Figaro”
Pachelbel Canon in D
Schubert Ave Maria
Telemann Andante
Vivaldi “Winter” from The Four Seasons

Bride's Processional

Bach Air on the G String from Suite No. 3 in D Major
Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
Beethoven Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Handel La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks Music
Handel Hornpipe from Water Music Suite
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Mascagni Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticate
Pachelbel Canon in D
Mendelssohn Wedding March from Midsummer Night’s Dream
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Schubert Ave Maria
Vivaldi “Spring” from The Four Seasons
Wagner Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride) from Lohengrin



Recessional

Bach Gigue from Suite No. 3 in D Major
Beethoven Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9
Clarke Trumpet Voluntary
Handel La Rejouissance
Handel Hornpipe from Water Music Suite
Handel Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Mendelssohn Wedding March
Mouret Rondeau from Symphonies de Fanfares
Mozart Allegro from Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, K. 525
Pachelbel Canon in D
Purcell Trumpet Tune
Vivaldi “Spring” from The Four Seasons

Special Moments
(Signing the Registrar, Lighting a Candle, Communion, etc.)

Bach Air on the G String from Suite No. 3 in D Major
Bach Arioso from Cantata No. 156
Bach/Gounod Ave Maria
Bach Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata No. 208
Corelli La Folia
Franck Pains Angelicus from Messe Solonelle, Op. 12
Mascagni Intermezzo
Schubert Ave Maria

~~~I also offer a wide variety of Pop, Jazz, and Broadway tunes. I try my best to accommodate all requests, so please contact me if you have a special song in mind.


~~~Here is my repertoire list for various ensembles, including solo violin, string duets, string trio, and string quartet.

******** String Quartet **********
Music for 2 violins, viola, & cello

******* Classical *********

Halleluja Chorus G. F. Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba G. F. Handel
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring J.S. Bach
Ave Maria C. Gounoud
Double Concerto for Two Violins J.S. Bach
Humoresque A. Dvorak
Finale A. Dvorak
Noctourne F. Chopin
Largo G. F. Handel
The Girl with the Flaxen Hair C. Debussy
Ride of the Valkyries R. Wagner
"All We Like Sheep" from The Messiah G.F. Handel
"Prelude" from English Suite No. 3 J.S. Bach
Symphony No. 5, 1st movement L. van Beethoven
"Flower Duet" from Lakme L. Delibes
Fr Elise L. van Beethoven
Gymnopedie No. 1 E. Satie
Symphony No. 77, 4th movement J. Haydn
"Three Little Maids" from The Mikado A. Sullivan
Eine kleine Nachtmusik W. A. Mozart
Ode to Joy L. van Beethoven
La Paix G. F. Handel
Panis Angelicus C. Franck
Canon in D J. Pachelbel
The Four Seasons: Spring A. Vivaldi
The Four Seasons: Winter (Largo) A. Vivaldi
Hornpipe in D G. F. Handel
Ave Verum Corpus W. A. Mozart
Gopak M. Mousorgsky
March in D Major G.F. Handel
Menuetto from Serenade No. 1 J. Brahms
Menuet in D G. F. Handel
The Cuckoo L. C. Daquin
O mio babbino caro Puccini "Summertime" from Porgy and Bess G. Gershwin
Greensleeves Anonymous
Dance of the Blessed Spirits Chr. W. von Gluck
Serenade, Op. 44 A. Dvorak
Clair de Lune C. Debussy
Cavalleria rusticana P. Mascagni
Concerto Grosso No. 8, Op. 6 A. Corelli
The Four Seasons: Autumn A. Vivaldi
Anitra's Dance (Tanz) E. Grieg

*******Popular & World*********
Comme Il Faut (tango) E. Arolas
Francini (tango) J. Cohen
La Vie en Rose Luis Guglielmi & Edith Piaf
You Raise Me Up B. Graham & R. Lovland
My Heart Will Go On (Love theme from “Titanic”) J. Horner arr. Larry Moore
At Last Harry Warren & Mack Gordon

*********** String Trio ********
Music for 2 violins cello
OR
violin, viola, & cello

Trumpet Tune Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Wedding March Wagner
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba Handel
Rondeau Mouret
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring Bach
Ave Maria Schubert
Air on the G String Bach
Canon Pachelbel
Largo from the Four Seasons Vivaldi
La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks Music Handel
Air from Water Music in F Handel
Bourree from Water Music in F Handel
Hornpipe from Water Music in F Handel
Hornpipe from Water Music in D Handel
Wedding March Mendelssohn

******** String Duo *********
Music for two Violins
OR
Violin & Cello

****Classical********
Trumpet Tune Henry Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary Clarke
Prelude From Te Deum Charpentier
La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks Music G.F. Handel
Rondeau Jean-Joseph Mouret
Air On The G String Johann Sebastian Bach
Wedding March Richard Wagner
Entrance of the Queen of Sheba G.F. Handel
Air, Bourree, and Hornpipe from Water Music in F G.F. Handel
Hornpipe from Water Music in D G.F. Handel
Ave Maria Franz Schubert
Canon in D Johann Pachelbel
Sheep May Safely Graze Johann Sebastian Bach
Wachet Auf Johann Sebastian Bach
Largo from the Four Seasons Antonio Vivaldi
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring Johann Sebastian Bach
Ode to Joy Ludwig van Beethoven
Meditation From Thais Jules Massenet
Arioso Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet No. 1* Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet No. 2* Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet No. 3* Johann Sebastian Bach
Chorus from “Judas Maccabaeus” G.F. Handel
Musette* Johann Sebastian Bach
Boure* G. F. Handel
Gavotte* P. Martini
Minuet* Johann Sebastian Bach
Minuet in G* L. van. Beethoven

*Denotes violin duo only.

********Popular**********
So This is Love (from Disney’s “Cinderella”) arranged by A. Straznicky
Chasing Cars Snow Patrol arranged by A. Straznicky
Bittersweet Symphony arranged by A. Straznicky
Satin Doll Composed Duke Ellington
I Got It Bad Duke Ellington, Paul Webster
Day Dream Duke Ellington, Billy Strayhorn
I'm Just A Lucky So And So Duke Ellington, Mack David
Do Nothin' Till You Hear From Me Duke Ellington, Bob Russell
Don't Get Around Much Anymore Duke Ellington, Bob Russell
Take The "A" Train Composed Billy Strayhorn
In A Sentimental Mood Duke Ellington, I. Mills, M. Kurtz
It Don't Mean A Thing Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
Mood Indigo Duke Ellington, I. Mills, A. Bigard
Sophisticated Lady Duke Ellington, I. Mills, M. Parish
Solitude Eddie DeLange, Irving Mills, D. Ellington
The Creole Love Call Duke Ellington
Prelude To A Kiss Duke Ellington, I. Mills, I. Gordon
I Let A Song Go Out Of My Heart Duke Ellington, Irving Mills
Caravan Irving Mills, Duke Ellington, Juan Tizol

******** Solo Violin *******
Includes all of the above repertoire and more.
For a complete list of solo repertoire, please contact Ariana.

Influences & Inspiration

Gil Shaham, Leila Josefowitz, Itzhak Perlman, The Beatles

Setup Requirements

Chair

Services