Classical violinist and fiddler plays an exciting range from ancient baroque to classical and romantic music including unique violin interpretations of works originally scored for piano, chamber ensemble, and symphony orchestra... Soaring melodic connections abound, weaving between and within music of Albinoni, Bach, Corelli, Chopin, Haydn, Mozart, Paganini, Schubert, Beethoven, Turlough O'Carolyn, Fritz Kreisler, Bela Bartok, and Dmitri Shostakovich... combining violin and fiddle dance music from around the world woven within both ephemeral and substantive classical compositions to create pleasing musical tapestries of stories within endlessly imaginative musical vistas...
We feel so lucky to have found Jeffrey on GigSalad. He is an exceptional musician and a very kind hearted person. Our wedding was somewhat short notice and we lived out of the area, so we didn't have a chance to meet up until the day before the wedding, though he offered to meet weeks prior to hear his music.
Jeffrey met us the day prior at the ceremony location and basically put on a private show for my fiance, family and I. It was very special to us. Our wedding wouldn't have been the same without the talent's of Jeffrey! We recommend him 100%!
Price Range: negotiable, minimum $200 start
What to Expect
Hello, I have elected to dedicate this "What to expect" section to wedding query response.
Thank you for considering live violin!
When considering music for wedding ceremony it is necessary to discuss and confirm some details by phone or email, and / or possible scheduled meeting.
I am happy to schedule to meet and audition, or to recommend a concert of or including my violin music, and I am willing to book additional dates for wedding rehearsal at a reduced additional rate.
Some necessary details are asked and answered here below:
> Date confirmation,
> hourly schedule with time best to arrive, and possible parking or loading recommendations,
> time to start music,
> size and order of procession of wedding party,
> preferred tunes especially for Bridal Processional, and Wedding Recessional, wardrobe, address, agreement for payment with confirmation, and any planning for musical transition between ceremony and reception or departures, if desired…
Here next a bit more descriptive of the music:
Thank you for thinking of live music for your ceremony!
As a soloist I play all kinds of violin and fiddle music, ranging from traditional to unusual wedding, classical and dance favorites.
When tune selections are up to me, I delight to play violin transcriptions of the Bach Suites for solo cello, and from the Six Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, along with old songs by the Irish harper Turlough O'Carolyn and other swing jazz to traditional folk dance tunes from around the world …My repertoire spans from ancient to modern and folk music, from Pink Floyd to Beethoven, Haydn, Mozart, Schubert and Paganini to Terry Riley, Shostakovich, and Bartok, woven together with some of my own original extemporaneous compositions.
Many ceremonies have the following musical features, each with their potential song selections:
-Music begins as guests arrive (often about 1/2 hour) and continues until a signal or time for beginning of ceremony…
-ceremony officially begins with the Bridal Processional: a special musical selection or series of selections is played for the processional at the appropriate ceremony beginning time; (this processional could be subdivided into musical selections for seating of mothers or parts of wedding party, traditionally culminating with the bridal processional…)
-music may also accompany candle-lighting, sand pouring ceremony, a singer, or any other interlude during the ceremony;
-music accompanies the Wedding Recessional for the the bride and groom;
-and music may continue as guests congratulate, relax and depart to reception…
Additional Booking Notes
The violin is ideally suited for all kinds of events that require a pleasing yet audible sound without any amplification. The dynamic range of the violin is considerable and can be very soft and yet remain clear and moving, and yet if desired or necessary the sound can expand with a round full tone to fill a large hall or outdoor area. Combine this with the loving and experienced musical ear and touch of this over 40 year veteran of professional solo and ensemble performance ranging from chamber music to orchestra to jazz to blues and fiddle and world beat music, and you will share in and create a very memorable and unique musical experience!
Past Booked Events
|October 21, 2018 • 11:30am - 12:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 29, 2018 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
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