Whether you prefer Mozart on violin or Ed Sheeran with a violin/guitar duo, Violinist Erin Rushforth will create the perfect moment for you. An organizer by nature, Erin cares about details, and this is a great asset in her work providing music for events. If you have a special request, Erin will happily play for you in person or provide an audio sample with no obligation.
Erin has played beautiful music for weddings, cocktail hours, restaurants, airport welcomes, proposals, corporate events, church services, and private parties. In addition to solo violin, Erin enjoys sharing the stage with her brother on piano, guitar, or viola.
I hired Erin to play at my Mothers ‘ memorial service and she did a wonderful job! We coordinated on the music and she had many appropriate selections for the event.
Erin was quick to respond to the GigSalad request for bid and easy to work with. She picked a variety of genres for our event, which our guests enjoyed very much. Would definitely hire her again!
Professional and prompt. Worked w me to get everything perfect.
Erin played at our wedding ceremony! What a beautiful job, thank you Erin.
Erin and Tal performed at my daughter's wedding ceremony and did a wonderful job! We are so glad we found her. She handled our special requests with the upmost kindness. She and Tal even learned a favorite song to accompany our vocalists. I can't tell you how much that meant to us! Tal switched between the piano and guitar to bring the most beauty out of the songs. Erin was wonderful on the violin. We recently received the wedding video and it reminded me how much we appreciated having Erin and Tal be part of it! Thank you, Erin!
We were so blessed to have Erin play at our daughter's wedding. Her repertoire is totally amazing! Erin played for both the wedding ceremony and reception dinner, which created an incredible atmosphere for the entire event. Also, she was able to play unplanned special requests from the guests, all of whom loved her music.
Erin worked well with both the bride and parents in planning the music. She arrived early and proved to be very flexible and adaptive as the event unfolded. When my daughter was lightheaded before walking down the aisle, Erin kept the music going without a problem in spite of us missing our cue. The guests thought the delay was part of the planned service!
We definitely would recommend Erin for any event as she is not only an accomplished violinist, but also very professional and sensitive to the desired atmosphere.
My only regret is that there is not a 5-star "plus" rating because she certainly deserves it.
Talented violinist who provided exactly what we needed for our wedding. Would highly recommend.
Erin did an amazing job setting the atmosphere for our holiday party. Very professional and the music was amazing. Thanks you so much Erin, look forward to booking you again.
Though I didn't get to thank her personally through all the chaotic bustle on the wedding day. Erin and her brother did such a great job, they played all the music we requested and it sounded just like we wanted it to. Thank you again Erin for joining us yesterday. I highly recommend her talents for anyone wanting a violinist. She communicates well and any questions I had were promptly replied with a more than suitable answer.
Erin played at my wedding and my husband said "they are the most professional vendors". I loved listening to the string duet when I was walking down the aisle to "Marry me" by Train. It set the mood, and my guests keep telling me it sounded very nice.
Erin play during the dinner time at my daughter's quinceanera. She arrive early. she is professional, She played amazing the Harry potter music and everything that my daughters request. We are very happy with your performance. Thank you Erin!
Response from Violinist Erin Rushforth:
Thank you for your kind words, Benita.
Erin was so very accommodating on our wedding day, playing songs our guests loved and songs we specifically requested. She kept in touch throughout the process, checking-in to ensure our needs we're met and to finalize plans along the way. Foremost, the music she played was BEAUTIFUL!!! Perfect accompaniment for a ceremony!!! The sound was even perfect for our outdoor ceremony and all 200 guests could hear.
We booked Erin to play for an Awards Banquet several weeks ahead of time. She was very professional throughout the entire process and I felt very comfortable knowing she would be there on time and prepared...and of course, she was.
Erin brought a pianist named Tal to accompany her and together they produced some of the most beautiful music ever performed in our Lodge. We had approximately 50 people in attendance and they were mesmerized. So many guests came up to me afterwards to compliment the performance that I lost track of the number. What a wonderful night!
Thank you Erin and Tal!!!
Erin did a superb job! There were so many people that asked me where I found her and how beautifully she played. She made my brother-in-laws memorial service so special. Thank you so much. Glenda Graves
What to Expect
On the day of the event, Erin will arrive 15-20 minutes prior to her performance time. She can set up wherever there is adequate space for a chair (which the client or venue should provide), her music stand, and foot pedal (for turning pages on the iPad). She is also comfortable strolling and playing by memory if that is more appropriate for the event.
Erin Rushforth grew up with a violin under her chin. She has performed under the baton of Henry Charles Smith, Neeme Jarvi, Larry Rachleff, Timothy Russell, and Clynn Barrus, as well as sharing a stage with Itzhak Perlman. Erin has provided music for weddings, cocktail hours, restaurants, airport welcomes, corporate events, church services, and private parties. In addition to solo violin, Erin often performs with her brother on piano, guitar, or viola.
Additional Booking Notes
Please let Erin know if your event is taking place inside or outdoors. She can provide her own stand lighting if necessary for outdoor evening performances or darker indoor performances.
For weddings, please provide Erin with a detailed list of the bridal party, including the entrance order, number of bridesmaids, flower girls, etc. On the day of the event, she will need to know who or what to watch for the signal to transition from prelude music to processional music.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 19, 2019 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|July 21, 2018 • 6:30pm - 8:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 14, 2018 • 9:30am - 10:30am||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 06, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|April 21, 2018 • 6:30pm - 9:00pm||Fundraiser|
|March 31, 2018 • 4:00pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 21, 2018 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|November 25, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 08, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Reception|
|May 20, 2017 • 2:30pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 17, 2016 • 3:30pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 10, 2016 • 6:30pm - 7:15pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 01, 2016 • 4:00pm - 9:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 23, 2016 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 17, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Canyon Spring Golf Club|
|August 26, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Japanese Tea Gardens|
|August 06, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Hyatt Regency Hill Country Resort|
|August 06, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|May 21, 2016 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Wedding|
|May 14, 2016 • 4:30pm - 6:00pm||Wedding|
|April 02, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Oak Valley Vineyard|
|March 25, 2016 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 19, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private residence|
|March 12, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Maggiano's Little Italy|
|March 05, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Little Church at La Villita|
|February 13, 2016 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Gardens at Old Town Helotes|
|February 13, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 19, 2015||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|November 07, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Scenic Springs, Helotes|
|October 31, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Marquardt Ranch|
|October 24, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church|
|October 24, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 17, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Sunset Station|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private home, Boerne|
|October 09, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Private home, Boerne|
|September 19, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Welfare Cafe|
|September 19, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 09, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Grey Moss Inn|
|September 05, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Los Encinos Hill Country Estate|
|September 05, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||St. Joseph's Church|
|September 05, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 01, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 13, 2014||Christmas Party|
|November 07, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 26, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 18, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 05, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|February 15, 2014||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 21, 2013||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 12, 2013||Funeral Service|
|March 23, 2013||Bridal Shower|
The titles listed below are some of the most requested songs:
Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring
Canon in D
Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing
Ave Maria (Schubert and Bach/Gounod)
Wedding March (Mendelssohn and Wagner)
How Beautiful (Twila Paris)
Panis Angelicus (Frank)
Largo from Xerxes (Handel)
Meditation from Thais (Massenet)
Royal Fireworks Music and Water Music (Handel)
Moon River (Mancini)
The Godfather Theme (Rota)
My Heart Will Go on (Celine Dion)
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Despacito - Luis Fonsi
Dream - Priscilla Ahn
Are You Gonna Kiss Me or Not? - Thompson Square
Why Don't We Just Dance? - Josh Turner
That's What Makes You Beautiful - One Direction
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Firework - Katie Perry
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Richer
Home - Phillip Phillips
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Marry Me - Train
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Rondo - Mouret
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod and Schubert
|Tal Spackman||violin, viola, guitar, piano|
1 armless chair