I'll provide a picturesque soundscape of acoustic violin or electric violin utilizing various fx pedals. I can perform an array of classical tunes and modern standards - uptempo, or reflective. I'll work with you to provide an eclectic blend of tunes that'll keep your audience engaged or enhance the setting of your event. I can also perform and sing my original tunes as well, or add voice to any song you'd like. I also take requests. If this is for an ensemble or recording project, I record remotely as well. Please contact me with any questions. I look forward to working with you! 🎻
Praxton was absolutely perfect for our event. We held a creative and contemplative Holy Saturday vigil and she was able to help create and hold a sacred space that fit perfectly in between our readings. She was on time as we pre organized and was responsive on email in advance. I would not hesitate to hire her again, and in fact have already communicated about future hires.
We recently signed Praxton up to come to our office and perform while we worked tirelessly on a major project deadline late into the evening. Such a talent.
We had the pleasure of having Praxton perform at our Assisted Living Facility. She was professional, prompt and personable, not to mention extremely gifted! We loved having her here and the residents enjoyed hearing something different and unique!
What an amazing voice and violinist. Praxton is a professional. Looking forward to her next visit in a few weeks.
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
I'll work with you. I can perform an array of classical tunes and modern standards. I can play my acoustic violin or my electric violin with multiple pedals for beautiful ambiance. You can expect an eclectic blend of tunes to keep your audience engaged or to enhance the setting of your event. In addition, I can perform and sing my original tunes, or add voice to any song you'd like. I also take requests.
If this is for a recording project, or ensemble, I can record strings remotely as well. I can deliver strings on-time for any project. Just let me know :-)
Praxton Smith is a violinist from Cleveland, Ohio. At age 5, she began studying violin through the Suzuki method. Throughout grade school, Praxton participated in countless orchestra, ensembles, and performances, winning various awards and scholarships. In 2013, Praxton was awarded the prestigious Presidential Scholarship to Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. Awarded to 5 entering students, the scholarship covered tuition and housing. Upon graduation in May 2017, Praxton completed an internship at SONGS Music Publishing, (music publishers for Lorde, The Weeknd, and more) in Los Angeles, CA. Soon after, she played violin for Solange Knowles' sold-out Hollywood Bowl performance. Praxton currently resides in Boston, MA.
Additional Booking Notes
- Proper lighting for me to see and read the music
- If this is a loud event, I'll need an outlet to plug in my amplifier
- If this is an outdoor event that lasts more than 1 hour, I'll need proper tent/interior coverage for weather purposes
Past Booked Events
|April 20, 2019 • 12:00pm - 12:45pm||Nonprofit Event|
|March 17, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|September 27, 2018 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|July 24, 2018 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Corporate Event|
Please let me know what you'd like. I perform classical pieces, standards, popular tunes, original tunes and more.
Influences & Inspiration
Niccolò Paganini, Itzhak Perlman, Jean-Luc Ponty, Jascha Heifetz, Joni Mitchell, Luther Vandross, Dolly Parton
Lighting for music and area for me to play/move freely
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