Needing to enhance your next wedding or other special event? Whether it's a solo violinist or ensemble, your special event "Just Got Better."
I have over 20 years of experience and have played for the Conway Symphony and the Pine Bluff Symphony, and have played alongside the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra.
I am willing to travel out of state.
Brian Cooper is an expert violinist and knows what he is doing with minimal instructions or planning. You can tell he is extremely experienced and knows what to do to make your event exceptional with a violin. It is as if he is able to read your mind. Check off one item from your list of planning and BOOK BRIAN COOPER! You will not regret it. Straight to the point and good value for money. Well-dressed and crowd-friendly. Easy to work with.
Played for a marriage ceremony in the classic Capital Hotel. Very nice!
Brian played at my daughter's wedding. He was prompt, professional, and played beautifully! Do not hesitate to hire Brian for your next event!!
Brian played at my daughter’s wedding. He was professional, prompt, and played beautifully! Book him for your next event!
Brian went above and beyond to make our wedding a success! Great communication and knew what to do with minimal instruction. If you want to add that extra little bit of class to your event Brian is your man!
Brian was very professional and sounded great
Brian played for our wedding, he did and awesome job! He is very talented.
I hired Mr. Cooper to perform at a black tie gala. He showed up early, dressed in the perfect black tie attire, and played for our guests as they arrived for a cocktail reception. He was outstanding. His communication was perfect. I will hire him again every year for this annual event. He was so very easy to work with and played so well. It added a very special touch to our event.
Brian Cooper was a professional throughout the whole process. He was there on time, responded to my messages in a timely manner, and made my wedding better than what it could have been. He made the occasion dreamy and beautiful. He’s definitely worth five stars.
I booked Brian to play at my wedding both for the ceremony and the reception. He went above and beyond to accommodate to whatever I needed and did a wonderful job!! I would highly recommend him! Thank you Brian!
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Price Range: $250 and up
Gig Length: 35 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
Brian will provide the ambiance for your next event, whether a solo performance or setting the mood in the background. His music will make your event memorable.
Here are my list of fees:
Minimum Fee: $250 (indoor, 30 minutes of preservice music, ceremony music, and up to 10 minutes of post-ceremony music as guests leave)
Additional Fees (not all may apply):
Out-of-State Fee: $150
Outdoor Fee: $50
Transportation Fee: $40 for over 25 miles, $75 for over 50 miles
Song Requests: $8 per song (unless I have it already)
Additional Time to Perform (outside of Minimum Fee): $30/hour
Wedding Rehearsal (if asked to attend): $100 (transportation fee may be included if traveling over 25 miles)
If the wedding ceremony or wedding rehearsal are longer than the contracted time (i.e. the wedding starts late), a $50 fee will occur.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
Brian is a current resident of Little Rock and has been playing the violin for over 14 years. His broad range of styles include classical, show tunes, and about anything else. He has studied under the tutelage of Eric Hayward, former Associate Concertmaster of the Little Rock Symphony, and Dr. Linda Hsu, Concertmaster of the Conway Symphony.
Events include weddings, parties, and other social gatherings around the state of Arkansas. Travel expenses outside the greater Little Rock area are additional. Minimum charge is $250 and the price depends on the amount of time played and if an ensemble is needed. Brian has a repertoire of music but special requests are welcomed.
Additional Booking Notes
If a mic, amp, speaker, or the like is needed for the event, that is to be provided by purchaser. I will bring my instrument, music, and music stand.
Upcoming Booked Events
|January 15, 2022 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 27, 2022 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|November 20, 2021 • 12:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 09, 2021 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 07, 2021 • 5:00pm - 5:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 01, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 15, 2021 • 9:00am - 10:00am||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 05, 2021 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 22, 2021 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 01, 2021 • 6:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 20, 2021 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 31, 2020 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 27, 2020 • 10:30am - 12:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 17, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 16, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 19, 2019 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 05, 2019 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|April 20, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 23, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 13, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 29, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 28, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Nonprofit Event|
|May 26, 2018 • 1:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 15, 2017 • 11:00am - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 13, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 03, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Reunion|
|August 05, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 20, 2017 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 14, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|October 16, 2016 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Surprise|
|September 06, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 06, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 02, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 25, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 11, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 20, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 17, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 23, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 12, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 28, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 15, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
For weddings, I have the standard repertoire (Jesu, Pachelbel's Canon in D, Ava Maria, etc.), along with various other pieces from movies and pop artists. If you have a special request and I don't have the music for it, then the purchaser will be given a fee for the total cost when it is obtained by the musician.
Influences & Inspiration
My influences in music performance has to be John Williams, a music composer that has written music for Jaws, Star Wars, E.T., Schindler's List, and much more, and Eric Hayward, my first violin teacher who was Principal Second Violin at the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. Both have such a passion for what they do and I have learned a lot from my teacher.