I am music student at Rice University with tons of gig experience. I have played at weddings, nursing homes, dinner parties, conferences, museum events, on a sidewalk corner, and everything in between! I can play as a solo violinist or pianist. Or, I can call my large network of musicians to form a duet, trio, or string quartet for your event needs. I have a large selection of classical, wedding, pop, christmas and other sheet music. As a composition major, I'm a trained arranger and can arrange any song (I mean anything—just give me a YouTube link!) for any number of instruments. I'm a Seattle native currently studying music composition at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University.
Good job Molly!
Molly played at my intimate, 30-guest wedding. Many of the folks were musicians, so a picky crowd, and they enjoyed the music. We chose the songs and Molly was happy to learn them as well as to improvise during the event.
Molly playing the piano at my wedding ceremony and she also recruited 2 of her music school friends to play violin and cello. They were all extremely professional and played every song I asked them to. Their talent is amazing and I am so lucky to have had Molly perform at my wedding and entertain my guests.
Molly did a great job for our wedding. I would definitely hire her again. I give her 5 stars. Michele
The guests had really great things to say about the performance. They were on time and professional. Thanks! Will definitely refer to others.
She was great my loved it and was very surprised and she on time and played everything I asked for I would recommend her to anyone thank you molly and gigsalad
Molly was absolutely great for our daughter's recent wedding ceremony. We asked Molly to play whatever she wanted for a short period before the ceremony---then my daughter had selected specific pieces for the bridesmaids' processional, the bride's processional, and bride and groom recessional. Molly was precisely on time--even a little early. Her performance was professional and well done. We were very happy.
She did a great job in our party. People were pleased with he rperformance
Molly played some great selections for us at our small 2 person celebration on the rooftop at Skinny Rita's on North Main. She was on time, communicated well throughout and we thoroughly enjoyed her performance. She played a little longer than we had contracted for which was a nice touch.
Guys, (or girls) if you really want to impress your significant other for anniversary or birthday, this will totally blow them away.
Molly was quite the professional. She performed four songs for our wedding. She was very easy to work with both before the event in arranging logistics, and also on the day of the event with last minute adjustments. She arrived promptly, and was very gracious and courteous. And, of course, she played beautifully!
Molly did a great job playing at our small intimate family wedding. She was very accommodating given last minute plans and exceeded our expectations. She was able to play all the songs we requested and made suggestions that were appropriate for our event. I would highly recommend her.
Molly is an amazing musician. She's my go to for music transcriptions as she creates phenomenal arrangements of music that always leaves me, my performers, and clients happy. Definitely one of the most qualified and cheapest arrangers in WA. She's professional, reliable, and most importantly, friendly.
As a violinist, she is such an easy person to work with which really strengthens the group dynamic. I'm sad that she's only in Seattle for such short amounts of time during the year, but it's a blessing to have a connection with such an established musician.
Price Range: $125+ per musician per hour plus travel ($20+)
Gig Length: 15 - 180 minutes
What to Expect
I'd like to know the location, time commitment, ensemble choice, and set list (if you have one). You can request a solo violin, duet, string trio, or string quartet. Instruments available are violin, viola, cello, and double bass. You can request a set list of music or a genre such as "light classical," "pop music," or "wedding music."
After the logistics are set, I will give you my final quote based on that information—travel time, amount of music, number of musicians, and total time commitment are all factored. I will describe in detail how I got the quote. For example, if I can't find an arrangement for the song you requested for the ensemble you requested, I will have to personally arrange it. Arrangements are a minimum of $50 each.
After that, I'll see you at the gig—always early! We typically wear concert black, we provide our own stands and sheet music, and all we need are chairs to sit on.
I am currently studying music composition at the Shepherd School of Music at Rice University in Houston, Texas. I am an experienced musician with a large selection of music for gigs—ranging from John Legend's "All of Me" to Bach's Brandenburg Concertos, to personal arrangements. I can also call on my large network of musicians to put together a duet, string trio, string quartet, or any other combination. I am a great communicator, punctual, friendly, and succinct!
As a composer, I would love to make you a personal arrangement of any song of your choice. This can be a Top 40, an oldie, or some obscure song—as long as I can get some audio, I can arrange it for any group of string instruments. I have been privately studying composition for several years now and have many years of experience arranging songs.
Additional Booking Notes
We can bring our own stands. We will wear concert black (or something else if you request). If you mic us, let us know when mic checks start.
Upcoming Booked Events
|August 04, 2018 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 16, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 08, 2018 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|May 04, 2018 • 8:30pm - 10:30pm||Dinner Party|
|March 02, 2018 • 8:00pm - 8:15pm||Wedding Engagement|
|February 10, 2018 • 6:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 03, 2018 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 15, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|December 02, 2017 • 6:00pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Reception|
|November 18, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 17, 2017 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Surprise|
|April 22, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|April 09, 2017 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 05, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|March 04, 2017 • 5:00pm - 5:45pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 14, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:15pm||Personal Occasion|
|January 20, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 09, 2016 • 7:00pm - 11:00pm||Dinner Party|
|November 26, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 17, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Dinner Party|
|November 14, 2016 • 7:00pm - 7:30pm||Anniversary Party|
|October 29, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 22, 2016 • 1:30pm - 2:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 17, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 10, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Engagement|
|September 03, 2016 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 27, 2016 • 7:00pm - 7:15pm||Wedding Engagement|
*We learn non-copyrighted music for free!*
*Custom arrangements are available for $50+ each*
Below is a general idea of songs we have:
Light Classical - most popular
- Bach "Double Violin Concerto"
- Bach "Air on the G String"
- Beethoven "Ode to Joy"
- Brahm's "Lullaby"
- Bach Brandenbrug Concertos - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6
- Dvorak American Quartet
- Mozart "Eine kleine Nachtmusik" - all movements
- Schubert "Ave Maria"
- Strauss "Blue Danube Waltz"
- Thais "Meditation" from Thais
- Vivaldi "Four Seasons" - spring, summer, autumn, and winter
- ... and much more!
Wedding - most popular
- Beatles "Here Comes the Sun"
- Elvis Presley "Can't Help Falling in Love"
- Handel "The Arrival of the Queen of Sheba"
- Handel "Largo from Xerxes"
- Holst "Venus"
- Mendelssohn's Wedding March
- Pachelbel "Canon in D"
- Sigur Ros "Hippipolla"
- Train's "Marry Me"
- Trumpet Voluntary
- Wagner "Bridal Chorus"
- ... and much more!
Pop - most popular
- A Whole New World from Aladdin
- All of Me by John Legend
- Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles
- Flightless Bird by Iron & Wine
- Halo by Beyonce
- Home by Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
- Here Comes the Sun by the Beatles
- Stand by Me by Ben E. King
- Star Wars Theme Song
- Skinny Love by Bon Iver
- ... and much more!
I can also make personal arrangements for specific songs—just send me some audio or a YouTube link and I'll arrange it for you! These are made on Finale, a professional music notation software. I carefully listen to the audio, and arrange it for the instruments you requested. Take a listen to "Vitamin String Quartet" on YouTube and that's what most of my arrangements sound like!
|Molly Turner||Violinist, Arranger, and Manager|
Influences & Inspiration
If you request an arrangement, my main influence is the "Vitamin String Quartet". Check them out on YouTube! If I arrange a song for you, the sound will be kind of like their recordings, with my own twist! You can always request certain things about the arranging/composing process, too!
chair for each musician
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