I have been playing the violin for over 52 years. I graduated from Illinois Wesleyan University in 1978 with a Bachelor of Music Education Degree and from Illinois State University with a Master of Music Degree in Orchestral Conducting
I am available for weddings, parties, and special events. I am also able to perform with other musicians as well. I have a variety of music that ranges from traditional classical for weddings to jazz, pop and contemporary for your special event. I have the ability to use a recorded accompaniment as background for the solo violin part to enhance any performance. Special musical requests can usually be accommodated with advanced noticed.
Edward did an awesome job playing music for my daughter's wedding so relaxing to hear while my daughter walked down to the ocean front to meet her so to be husband and her awaiting guest. During the cocktail festivities he played it was refreshing and enjoyable while the guest mingled. Would highly recommend. Thank you Edward Bell.
Edward was excellent. We enjoyed his music and professionalism.
Ed is a class act. Communicated great at all times. Music was perfect and sounded excellent!!
Was a perfect accompaniment to our small wedding on the beach!
Thanks again Ed!! Cheers!!
Edward had perfect suggestions for music, played beautifully and was available for changes in our schedule. Much appreciated. The violin added such a great ambiance.
Mr.Bell is talented and polite. He was a class act. We appreciate his service!
Edward Bell is talented and very professional. My husband & I were very impressed with how great of a violinist he is. We hired Edward for our fall ceremony at the Dan’l Webster Inn in Sandwich, MA. Edward told us he could learn whatever songs we wanted to request, as long as he had time to learn. We provided five songs, he said he wasn’t familiar with and played them all beautifully come our wedding day. He allowed our ceremony to sound romantic and elegant. My wedding guests were impressed with his talent and requested his business card afterward. It was indeed a magical moment, due to Edward Bell being such a talented violinist.
Ed came through for a very important and meaningful event for my family. He did a great job and was super accommodating. Highly recommended! Thanks again, Ed!
Ed was a late hire for our beachside ceremony and learned our song in only a few days time. My groom cried! Highly
I hired Ed as a violinist to play two songs as a gift to my bride on our wedding day. He decided to play accompanied by music and the first song he started and stopped the music several times and at one point announced it was in the wrong key. During the second song the background music quit halfway through and he played on until the officiant at our wedding quietly tried to get our attention for a picture. At this point Ed stopped playing and said, "what ?"... He played us one other song that he chose and at this point and we just went with it, but he was beyond unprofessional! It was just the my bride and I with a JP on the beach, but I would't want this to happen to another couple. We stayed in the moment and had a laugh, but if I had guests there I would of been embarrassed and upset.
Response from Edward Bell - Violinist:
In response to this review, I will admit that there was a problem with the technology I was using. This hadn't happened when I rehearsed the music. For this, I am deeply sorry and apologize for what had occurred. In addition, I am offering to reimburse the client a full refund of the fee. I have always strived to go above and beyond for all of my clients' requests because the music gives so much life and meaning in so many ways to each of these special events in our lives.
Ed was fantastic everyone enjoyed his music will definitely use him again
Ed was great he exceeded our vision and made our wedding extra special. Our family members were raving how beautiful the service was at church. Many thanks!
Last minute, was willing to learn and play a new song, which was much appreciated. Price was very fair, and he was professional and great with communication and working with an indecisive couple.
Response from Edward Bell - Violinist:
Thank you so much for the review Laurel. It was my pleasure to play for your wedding. Congratulations!
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 01, 2021 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
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|June 12, 2021 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 28, 2021 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 26, 2020 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 19, 2020 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 01, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 25, 2020 • 9:30am - 10:00am||Personal Occasion|
|October 20, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:15pm||Surprise|
|September 22, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 06, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 08, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 09, 2018 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 09, 2018 • 12:30pm - 2:30pm||Birthday Party|
|October 07, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 17, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 03, 2016 • 10:00am - 12:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|October 22, 2016 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|September 10, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Engagement|