I am a violinist and perform many styles; Folk, Fiddle, Country, Classical, Romantic, Blues, Rock, Love Songs, Movie Themes, Irish fiddle, 50s, 60s, 70s Classic rock, International Songs, and World Music. I have 15 years experience playing for weddings, anniversaries, surprise romantic events, private parties, restaurants, businesses, private homes, and all special occasions. I have a large repertoire and am willing to learn anything requested. I can accompany other musicians if you have others in mind. I teach violin on the side. Thank you for the opportunity to make your event special and memorable.
The Living Violin was very professional and the music was perfect. She was a blessing from God!
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Athena was an exceptional performer for our international day. She is very skilled and knowledgeable about her craft. I would highly recommend you consider her services.
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We thoroughly enjoyed music provided by living violin. She was professional warm and friendly.
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Everyone appreciated selection, her virtuosity and pleasant demeanor.
My mother's Memorial Service, of course was very important to me and the family members there. An important part of the service was the music, that was to be a reflection of her life and her memory. Athena started with beautiful music at the beginning as everyone arrived and then at the end of the service she played "Amazing Grace" in a loving, sweet and thoughtful performance.
Please read my review above. The Best Experience and Best Party. Athena is a Classy , Sophisticated, Talented Beyond Words Lady. Will Refer and call upon Athena many times more. Xo
Matthew F gave a clear explanation of her playing at Nova's Bakery, I just enjoyed the music. She was really good, great sound in that space.
As Athena performed (from memory) a 90-minute selection of classical and pop favorites from her extensive repertoire, the deep, clear sound of her hundred-year-old violin blended perfectly with the coffee-making in the background. During her performance, there were virtuoso moments (she has a degree in violin performance) and flashes of her sparkling personality (for her, playing is play). My favorite selection was her rendition of the slow movement from the Mendelssohn violin concerto, which was gorgeous and powerfully evocative. I hope to hear her play on many future occasions.
The violinist stood in a corner with her laptop and sheet music the whole time, we thought she would stroll around and be more engaging with the guests.
Athena was so professional and accommodating. She is truly a gem!! Thanks for making our event a day we will always cherish.
It was our 13 year wedding anniversary. I surprised my husband with a performance by Athena. She played our wedding song along with 3 others she chose. Listening to her play was amazing......very emotional. We were honored to have her in our home and share this moment. It was a unique experience to watch a true artist, to be involved and a part of her performance. A special moment and special connection. Thank you Athena!
I hired Living Violin for my wedding at Firethorne Country Club. Athena did an amazing job. She arrived well before the wedding to ensure she had time to set up. The music was beautiful; I had several comments from guests as well. I picked a few songs that I knew I wanted but other than that I allowed her to choose the rest of the music since that's her expertise and she couldn't have done better! She's extremely professional and easy to work with.
Athena was very professional and played a beautiful variety of holiday music for our corporate event. She was the perfect complement and created just the right ambiance for the day.
All enjoyed Living Violin at our holiday event. Wondeful variety of moods and styles.
We hired Athena for our outdoor wedding on October 4th and she did such an amazing performance. We, as well as our guests, were very impressed! Athena was very professional and friendly to work with. She provided exactly what we wanted for ceremony music at a reasonable price.
Athena was great to work with for my wedding ceremony music. She was responded quickly to my emails and questions, made suggestions when needed, and took the time to learn a couple of new pieces for me. She did a wonderful job!
My Fort Worth Newcomers Club was totally entranced with Athena and her holiday selection of music. We bonded as she told us just how much Fort Worth meant to her as it does to us. Her finale of "Orange Blossom Special and "Devil Went Down to Georgia" had us tapping our toes. We were in awe of her skill and the sounds she can coax from her violin. We will always remember this special December Luncheon and the gift she gave us with her music. Thank you Athena and all the best in Des Moines.
Athena is dedicated to her work and her clients. She worked with me on the music for our wedding's cocktail hour and ceremony. She even made the effort to find the pieces for me. I had selected some musical pieces that Athena was not familiar with, and she took the time to learn them. She is very easy to talk to and plays violin beautifully. She will lighten up any event.
Living Violin preformed on stage with my professional dance company. My dancers relied on her to be on point and play as we had rehearsed. She delivered 100%. Not only was she completely reliable but her artistic ability is inspiring. She created original music for my choreography. She is Professional Passionate and precise!
Was early for our anniversary and played excellent music the entire time. Definitely hire her over anybody else. My wife and I were very happy to have her play for us for a romantic evening. Even plays a song if you request it in enough time for her to learn.
Athena played weekly at my Italian restaurant. She is such a fabulous performer who professionally plays whatever music the customers requested. Also played at my wedding and my husband's funeral. Would be a fabulous addition to any event.
Living Violin was amazing!!!! They played at my wedding and at the reception. Everyone loved their rendition of "Thank God I'm a Country Boy" and they received applause at the ceremony. They were creative and had a lot of energy. Wonderful wonderful!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Languages: English, German
Past Booked Events
|June 22, 2019 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|June 01, 2018 • 9:30am - 3:30pm||Festival|
|August 26, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 16, 2017 • 8:00pm - 9:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|June 03, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||House Party|
|November 19, 2016 • 2:00pm - 4:00pm||Weekly/Recurring Performance|
|October 02, 2016 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Anniversary Party|
|October 01, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 28, 2016 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Dinner Party|
|March 19, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 31, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 09, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 28, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|September 23, 2015||Nonprofit Event|
|September 19, 2015||Dinner Dance|
|September 12, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 12, 2015||Anniversary Party|
|May 23, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 06, 2014||Holiday Party|
|September 27, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 02, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 04, 2014||Festival|
|May 31, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 10, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 12, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 29, 2014||Other|
|December 21, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 12, 2013||Luncheon/Tea|
|November 30, 2013||Restaurant|
|November 02, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 11, 2013||Other|
|September 30, 2013||Private Party|
|September 07, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
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