I'm a classically trained violinist living in Cleveland, available for solo, ensemble (currently in a string quartet that can also be hired), private/group lessons, recording, and more! I've loved playing in and around the city and love discovering new and exciting venues. I can play any piece you would like upon request and with proper notice. I hope we can work together!
Kelsey performed at my wedding and was amazing. Kelsey was also responsive and accommodating to my requests.
She is very talented and helped make my day memorable. THANK YOU!
Kelsey was very professional and made the wedding day even more special. Highly recommend Kelsey!
Kelsey was a delight to work with! She was highly professional and very responsive in the planning of our
event. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her, as she is a very talented and qualified musician. She really made our daughter's wedding day so much more special with her wonderful music!
Kelsey was amazing. She was right on time, easy to communicate with, flexible and great at what she does. She learned a brand new song just for our event. Highly recommend 10/10. Thank you for everything Kelsey!
Kelsey was perfect. I am so glad I booked her to play violin during our anniversary dinner. Kelsey is professional and kind and is very accommodating.
Most importantly, Kelsey's performance was flawless. Her violin playing brought us to tears. Kelsey was the highlight of our evening.
Kelsey was Fantastic! Professional, Talented, sweet, accommodating, Perfect! We were very happy with her and she did a great job playing for my daughter's wedding!!!
Kelsey did a wonderful job. She contacted me to make sure she had the right version of the song More. She even checked to see if I wanted a dress code. She was very professional and it was a great experience.
Price Range: $50-200
Gig Length: 30 - 200 minutes
Phone Number: Call
What to Expect
I will show up to the venue a half hour or more before the event beings and can play music of your choice. If you prefer, I can bring music that I feel best fits the situation. I will provide music for the event and take care of bringing everything I will need (music, stand, chair (if necessary)) etc. My goal is to cause no fuss, produce great music, and have you enjoy your event as much as possible!
Cleveland violinist Kelsey Ferguson started playing the violin at age 10. She recently graduated from the Cleveland Institute of Music where she studied with Jan Mark Sloman and achieved a double master’s degree in Violin Performance and Suzuki Pedagogy. Previously, she studied with Ivan Zenaty at the Cleveland Institute of Music and Olga Kaler at the DePaul School of Music in Chicago where she graduated in 2016. In both Cleveland and Chicago, Kelsey is an active freelancer, performing with some of top ensembles in the areas, including The Civic Orchestra of Chicago, Fifth House Ensemble, the Akron Symphony, and Cleveland Opera Theater. She also maintains a busy teaching schedule; in Chicago she worked for the Ravinia Festival’s El Sistema program along with other area string programs and private students. Now in Cleveland, she is a registered Suzuki teacher in books 1-10 and teaches violin at the Aurora School of Music, the Cleveland Music Settlement, Laurel School, City Strings, Gilmour Academy, the Bowman School of Music, and is the director of children’s choirs at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Cleveland Heights. In 2016 she toured with the violinist Robert McDuffy, REM’s Mike Mills and the Fifth House Ensemble performing Mills’ rock violin concerto. In the summer of 2018, she traveled to Harare, Zimbabwe to teach Suzuki violin, lead group classes and give recitals. She has had the privilege of playing in masterclasses for Paul Kantor, Frank Almond, Ilya Kaler, and Grigory Kalinovsky as well as attending highly regarded music festivals such as the National Orchestral Institute, Bowdoin International Music Festival the Orford Academie. For the past two summers she has performed with the New Hampshire Music Festival and Festival Napa Valley in California.
Additional Booking Notes
I can provide everything I will need, but I must know if the venue is indoor or outdoor before the event. If it is outdoor and it rains, for example, I will be unable to play. If you require amplification for a larger venue, the client will need to supply microphones/amplification materials.
Upcoming Booked Events
|September 04, 2020 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 04, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 27, 2021 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|July 04, 2020 • 4:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 07, 2019 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 15, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 22, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|September 22, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 18, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 01, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Engagement|
|March 18, 2017 • 10:30pm - 11:00pm||Surprise|
|December 08, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|December 05, 2015||Cocktail Party|
|October 03, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 20, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 23, 2015||Wedding Reception|
|May 02, 2015||Anniversary Party|