I am a classical violist and Irish Fiddler who performs in the Tri-state area at various events, festivals, markets, and weddings. I can perform live classical or traditional fiddle music for your events and special occasions, and also do arrangements upon request free of charge.
Brian is very pleasant and accommodating. He played for our annual St. Patrick's Day Brunch and fit right in a small house full of family and friends. It made the event. We got many thanks from our guests the next day.
Professional, excellent musician.
Brian did a great job , the spectators for the parade were entertained
Already sent in review. Very pleased, thanks!
Brian did a great job of keeping everyone happy with the music and staying on top of the flow of food and toast and dancing that we chose to do at our party. He was truly a contributing member of the party.
Brian was a joy to work with and totally hassle-free. On a day when the bride and groom have a million things to worry and stress over, I nearly forgot about being sure Brian arrived, and it didn't matter! As soon as we went to the cocktail hour venue, he was set up and had begun playing classic music on his violin. It was a perfect addition to the outdoor gardens on a beautiful spring afternoon. When the caterer was late on food and we had to extend the cocktail hour a half hour, Brian continue playing with no problems whatsoever.
Not only that, but I booked Brian for cocktail hour as well as the after party each taking place in two different boroughs! And go figure, as soon as we arrived to the Brooklyn pub at midnight, Brian was there and ready to begin playing Irish classic on the fiddle.
Not only his kindness and professionalism, but his adaptability was on full display as my group of well-lubricated friends kept asking for game of thrones over and over again the day before the big premiere, we pulled up sheet music on an iPhone and Brian even starting playing some of that to much applause.
Highly recommended for a number of reasons. Can't go wrong!
Thanks again to Brian for helping to make our big day just that much better!
Matt and Humaira
Brian played for an Irish dinner at our active adult community. He arrived well ahead of the event, set up,, and was ready to go and playing as people entered the room. His music was lovely, and include a varied repertoire of Irish tunes. He is a consummate professional, and interacted well with our group well during his breaks. I highly recommend Brian for your next Irish gig!
Brian is handsome, vibrant, and a very elegant chap----and a
STUNNING fiddler! Plus he performed OUTSIDE....on the
coldest day of the year, and his fingers, somehow did not
freeze and fall off.
Price Range: $125 and up
Gig Length: 60 - 360 minutes
What to Expect
I give live performances of classical or traditional Irish fiddle music. I can be acoustic or amplified, and will use either your equipment or my own; whichever you prefer. If there are any particular songs or pieces you would like performed, I can learn and arrange them free of charge. In addition to performing as a soloist, I perform with a variety of musicians in the area and can contract an ensemble for you (String Trio/Quartet, Ceili Band, exc). I work with you to ensure that my performance is exactly what you desire for your event.
Brian Vegh is an Irish fiddler, violinist, violist, and composer. Brian holds a degree from SUNY Purchase in composition and string performance, and has studied with teachers that include Du Yun (2017 Pulitzer Prize Winner), Brian Conway (All Ireland Champion), and Danielle Farina and Anna Kruger (Former members of the Lark Quartet). Drawing from a wide range of influences and styles, Brian performs at events and venues of all kinds, bringing quality and flexibility to every performance.
Additional Booking Notes
My equipment and setup is dependent on the event; I can perform acoustic or amplified. If I am performing acoustic, then I can play with minimal space; all I need is room for a music stand if performing classical music. If your event is outside, adequate cover must be provided to keep my instrument and equipment dry in the case of bad weather.
Past Booked Events
|March 22, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|March 11, 2018 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||House Party|
|September 22, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Concert|
|August 27, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 25, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Worship Service|
|March 25, 2017 • 11:00am - 1:00pm||Parade|
|March 11, 2017 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|October 22, 2016 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 29, 2016 • 2:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 11, 2016 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Corporate Event|
|April 23, 2016 • 12:00am - 3:00am||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|March 19, 2016||Holiday Party (Other)|
|February 14, 2016||Festival|
I am committed to working with you to ensure that I can provide the musical performance you want. I can play specific music requests, give suggestions if you have a general idea of what you would like to hear, or manage music selection all on my own.
The viola is well suited for solo performance, with a full, rich sound somewhat deeper than a violin. The Bach Cello Suites are an extensive body of solo work frequently performed on viola; they are well suited for all kinds of events and are core repertoire for solo performance.
My fiddle repertoire consists of traditional Irish reels, jigs, slip jigs, hornpipes, polkas, waltzes, slow airs, and other kinds of similar tunes.
In addition to my repertoire, I can arrange and learn any special song requests you might have free of charge.
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