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Hi! My name is Aviva Chertok, and I am a professional violinist with degrees in performance from the University of Michigan and the Royal College of Music in London. Having a violinist at an event is super special - it always adds a sparkle. I love playing gigs and can provide music for your wedding, corporate event, studio recording and more.
Aviva was hired to perform for a drinks reception at one of our corporate events. She displayed extreme professionalism and positivity. She arrived early to set up and kept continuous communication. Aviva is an extremely talented violinist. The song selection/performance suited and exceeded our expectations. Her performance was very well received, not only by our staff but our clientele as well. We look forward to working with her in the near future!
We hired Aviva to play at a funeral service. She chose perfectly appropriate music and was easy to coordinate with. Her presence and music helped to make the service more comforting, meaningful and complete.
Aviva was a huge hit - I would heartily recommend her for any event !
We hired Aviva to play for a very formal gala with over 200 guests. Her and another violinist played table to table for our guests. They had great communication with me the entire time and were very professional. They were phenomena violinist and played beautiful holiday music.
Aviva is a talented musician. Our party started late . She’s so professional and didn’t complain at all. Very patient . She played the music that I requested. Thank you much Aviva
Aviva was fantastic!! The music was absolutely beautiful! She had to learn three pieces for my daughter's ceremony and she performed it so well. Highly, highly, highly recommend! I can't wait for the video to come back so I can listen again.
Aviva was outstanding. She was professional and her music was elegant!
We requested two Indian songs and Aviva was able to perfectly play them.
Aveva did an absolute wonderful job!!! I loved it l, my family loved it. She was on time,she was polite and very talented. Fast and easy to communicate with for booking. She drove out to my moms house for her 53rd birthday...she did not expect the surprise. Aviva made an entrance with the birthday song. We will definitely book her for future events.
Thanks to Aviva we had an amazing night ! She is really talented and we really loved her.
We hired Aviva to surprise my brother and his now wife outside of City Hall in Chicago after their civil ceremony. We wanted to do something special for them because due to COVID, instead of their big wedding, they had only one witness (big party later). They said Aviva was amazingly talented and so, so warm. She held a note expressing our love for them. You should hire her! She was incredibly easy to communicate with and totally got (importance, emotion, etc.) what we were trying to do. She rocks!
The overall experience was great!
Your website was easy to navigate and Aviva was prompt, and talented.
She played the songs we suggested and is a wonderful musician.
Will use her and your website again
Aviva did an INCREDIBLE job writing a beautiful arrangement for my song "Fairytale"!! She was punctual, fun to work with, and very organized! Also, she is an excellent musician all around. I HIGHLY recommend Aviva!
The entire experience was great!
Aviva did a great job at our wedding ceremony. We requested a particular song and she was able to play it very well along with other songs.
Aviva was the perfect addition to a recent reception we had. She is an exceptional artist and talented violinist. We truly enjoyed her .
Aviva exceeded expectations, many of our guests commented on how much they enjoyed her delivery of the wide ranging playlist.
Her talent was noticed by all, and that made for a very special event.
Great work, Aviva!!!
I booked Aviva's string quartet for a two hour recording session and I could not have been happier with the session. She and her group were wonderful musicians, very flexible and were able to transpose and record my poorly communicated arrangements in no time. I definitely plan on using them again!
Aviva did a wonderful job and was reasonably priced. She braved a serious blizzard to make our wedding that more special! Highly recommend!
We had a privilege to work with Aviva on the studio recording session. Having only an outline of the song and couple of days to prepare she came in to the studio and performed so beautifully that it not only mesmerized us but it elevated the whole musical piece to a new level. Her personality, musical knowledge and artistic talent were invaluable and we look forward working with Aviva again.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 10 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, French, Russian
What to Expect
Whether carried softly by a serene background of classical music, or entertained by pop melodies on the violin, my music always adds a unique flair to a typical event. Guests often comment on how special an event is with a live violinist! For studio recordings, it is my top priority to help create the sound my client is looking for. I draw on my experience and flexibility as an artist to make the recording a success.
Russian American violinist Aviva Chertok has performed around the U.S. as well as in England, Israel, Canada and China. A winner of numerous awards in chamber music, including 1st places at the Discover National Chamber Competition and Rembrandt Chamber Music Competitions, Aviva has been featured on radio stations around the U.S., including Chicago’s WFMT, The Public’s Radio 88.1 in Rhode Island, and on NPR’s From the Top.
Aviva earned her master’s degree in violin performance from the Royal College of Music in London, where she was a student of Itzhak Rashkovsky and Michal Cwizewicz, and holds a B.M. with Honors from the University of Michigan, where she studied with Andrew Jennings. Aviva lives in the Chicago area, where she is a member of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago and performers as a freelance chamber and solo musician. A passionate teacher, Aviva also maintains a studio of over 25 students and is the private violin teacher at Maine East High School.
Additional Booking Notes
I drive to events, and can come for rehearsals if need be.
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 12, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
Past Booked Events
|April 25, 2022 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
|April 04, 2022 • 11:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|February 10, 2022 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 11, 2021 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Corporate Event|
|October 03, 2021 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Teen Birthday Party|
|May 09, 2021 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 05, 2021 • 8:00pm - 8:15pm||Birthday Party|
|December 28, 2020 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 21, 2020 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|December 02, 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Birthday Party|
|October 25, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Birthday Party|
|August 30, 2020 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Surprise|
|August 21, 2020 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Surprise|
|July 30, 2020 • 10:30am - 11:30am||Studio Session|
|July 26, 2020 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Bridal Shower|
|May 08, 2020 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 22, 2019 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 17, 2019 • 4:30pm - 6:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|July 12, 2019 • 10:00am - 10:30am||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 28, 2019 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Holiday Party|
|November 01, 2015||Prank/Surprise|
|May 24, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 25, 2015||Studio Session|
|November 20, 2014||Grand Opening|