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.
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
|June 13, 2020 • 3:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|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|
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