Mari provides top-notch violin accompaniment for all types of events around the Milwaukee area. She works well with singers, pianists, and other musicians, or as a soloist. Her repertoire includes music ranging from classical to contemporary.
Mari is an awesome violinist. Highly recommend her for any event she played at for our 10 year wedding anniversary. She is very talented. She plays beautiful music. Again my wife and I would highly recommend her we were very happy with her performance. So we want to thank her for the great job that she did. Thank you Mari!!!!
Response from Mari Liestman:
Thank you, William and Carrie! I am glad I was able to provide music for your beautiful vow renewal ceremony! Best wishes to you and your family.
Mari filled in for our wedding pretty much last minute as was just great. Very receptive and professional, I highly recommend recommend her for whatever your occasion.
Response from Mari Liestman:
Thank you for the great review, Todd!
Mari was the consummate professional and gave a terrific, inspiring performance for the 4 hours we took of her time for our intimate wedding ceremony and reception, and would recommend her to anyone that had use for a violinist!
Price Range: $200 and up
Gig Length: 45 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I will provide music for the desired amount of time at your event. I will arrive early to set up and be ready well before the desired starting time. You can expect the highest level of professionalism and musicianship.
My name is Mari Liestman. I am currently attending Marquette University's School of Dentistry.
I have 18 years of experience playing the violin. I studied with Dr. Marion Judish at St. Cloud State University for 15 years. I was a member of the St. Cloud Symphony Orchestra (an auditioned, semi-professional orchestra) for ten years. I have been involved in multiple other orchestras in central Minnesota. From elementary school through high school, I performed in multiple talent shows, playing anything from Mozart to Charlie Daniels' "The Devil Went Down to Georgia." I have performed with talented local musicians Jill Zimmerman and Liam Gerard in central Minnesota. I have provided accompaniment on Liam Gerard's album, "Belle and Music," as well as the Milwaukee area band OnceWasLost’s most recent record. I have accompanied choirs and played at graduation and Baccalaureate ceremonies. I have also played at wedding services and funerals for years in a variety of settings, including Catholic, Baptist, Lutheran, Methodist, and non-denominational settings. Event planners can expect a high level of musicianship.
As Dr. Marion Judish wrote in a letter of recommendation,
"Mari is absolutely dedicated to achieving her utmost artistic capabilities. Her playing is of a high caliber technically and musically. Having worked closely with her for the past nine years as her private teacher, I can attest to her strong musical understanding and acute sense of achieving technical mastery.
As a leader, Mari is highly inspiring to all the musicians, young and old, instilling by example a work ethic and dedication that is success-oriented. This leadership coupled with sound violin pedagogy skills and musical understanding is no doubt a key factor in building a high morale with the St. Cloud Symphony with whom she performs, and other fellow musicians with whom she interacts.
Yet, for all Mari's drive and energy, her spirit is calm and serene. She is supremely easy to get along with and is extremely dependable and capable of accomplishing any goal, tireless in her desire to continue in her goals through her music making."
Please feel free to contact me with any questions or for more information!
Additional Booking Notes
If the event is to be held outdoors, advance notice is required. You or your venue must provide a microphone and sound technician if amplification is desired.
Past Booked Events
|September 30, 2017 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 18, 2017 • 9:00pm - 9:15pm||Surprise|
|October 15, 2016 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 20, 2016 • 12:00pm - 12:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 10, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
The event planner can request specific musical selections. I will provide appropriate solo pieces when necessary. Feel free to ask me for a list of possible pieces or suggestions.
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