I am a multi-faceted string player located in Nashville, TN. Among the instruments I play are violin, viola, octave-violin, guitar, and keys. A benefit from working with me is definitely my versatility and willingness to fit whatever your needs may be! Whether you need to find a quartet to make your wedding extra special, some background music at a party, or a stand in violin or fiddle player for your bands gig or recording session I will do my best to deliver and make sure to satisfy everyone who hears my playing. I am available for live and studio work as well as remote string arranging and tracking.
I booked Patrick for a last minute event I was hosting he was the highlight of the evening!
Patrick not only provided beautiful music, but was a pleasure to work with! I wasn’t sure what kind of music or songs I wanted played at my dinner, but Patrick was very patience and easily communicated what kind of music he could provide and I couldn’t have been happier with the selection. He played a variety of classical and pop music for my party, and all my guests loved him. Incredibly professional and I hope to hire him again. Responded very quickly to all of my questions, and provided an evening of fantastic music at short notice.
Response from Patrick Monnius, Strings:
Thank you so much for the review, Sarah! I had such a pleasant time working with you and am so glad I got to be a part of this special night. I hope I have the chance to work with you again!
Patrick was very professional and amazing.
Patrick not only is a wonderful violinist, guitarist and vocalist he is a very dependable and caring person.
He made a 1 1/2 hour trip to my daughter's wedding venue several months ahead of time. He played some at that visit. It was beautiful!! Not only was he scheduled to play the violin during the wedding ceremony, he put together a medley of songs to play and sing for the reception dances. He always responded promptly to my e-mails, phone calls and texts.
Unfortunately the wedding date had to be postponed. However, we really hope Patrick will be available when the new date is set. He is the perfect person for the event!
Thanks so much for doing and playing exactly as promised. You did an amazing job, Patrick! What a talent you have!!!
Patrick's playing completed the vision we had for our day. I highly recommend!
What to Expect
You can expect a musician that is fully prepared and ready to satisfy his customers! I am committed to giving everyone an enjoyable time and sharing my passion and love for music with others. I am also dedicated to being as professional and reliable as possible. I understand how stressful it can be to plan events and concerts so I strive to make my part as effortless as possible!
Violist Patrick Monnius enjoys a varied musical career in solo, chamber, orchestral, folk, bluegrass, and country music. As a recent graduate of the Oberlin Conservatory of Music, Patrick studied under the tutelage of Peter Slowik and participated in master classes with Jennifer Koh, the Brentano String Quartet, and Robert Vernon, among others. He participated in music festivals including Kent Blossom Music Festival, Credo Chamber Music Festival, Credo Australia, and the Global Musicians Workshop. He regularly plays with orchestras in the greater Nashville area, including the Memphis Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra Kentucky Bowling Green, the Evansville Philharmonic, the Jackson Symphony Orchestra and others.
An avid songwriter and folk musician, Patrick frequents co-writing sessions and plays shows on violin, vocals, guitar, and keyboards, in addition to viola. He has performed in concert alongside Aoife O’Donovan, Mark Wood, Hanneke Cassel, Terrence Blanchard, and Bruce Molsky.
As an active teacher and mentor, Patrick has maintained a private viola and violin studio in Northeast Ohio, and was a counselor and staff member during the Credo Australia program in 2015. Among his accolades, Patrick received the first place Donald Crossley Memorial Prize from the 2014 Ohio Viola Society Competition, and is the recipient of Baldwin Wallace Conservatory's Outstanding Senior Award and the David Statler Walker Award in Music Education. He has preformed in venues ranging from Carnegie Hall in New York, NY and Severance Hall in Cleveland, OH to The Station Inn in Nashville, TN and The Beachland Ballroom in Cleveland, OH.
Upcoming Booked Events
|November 01, 2020 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 12, 2020 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 20, 2021 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|October 18, 2020 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 15, 2020 • 10:00pm - 10:15pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 12, 2020 • 3:30pm - 5:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 15, 2020 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 17, 2019 • 6:00pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|August 10, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 15, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Influences & Inspiration
There are quite a few people that have inspired me musically! Some of the classical musicians include William Primrose, Tabea Zimmerman, Robert Vernon, and Karen Tuttle. Outside of classical music I draw inspiration from Natalie MacMaster, Leahy, Buddy Spicher, Greta Morgan, Jenny Lewis, Jonathan Rice, Neko Case, Aerosmith, Patsy Cline, George Strait, Alan Jackson, The Steeldrivers and many others.
From a simple chair to full-blown stage and lighting, there are certain configurations and needs that many performers and service providers require in order to provide the best possible experience at your event.
Please check with me in order to determine what the setup requirements will be.