Violinist for weddings, parties, funerals, etc.
Holding a Master's from McGill University's Schulich School of Music in Montreal and a Bachelor’s from Northwestern University's Bienen School of Music, Bailey is an experienced chamber musician and pedagogue. Having played countless concerts and events, she specializes in organizing and performing in small ensembles such as string duos, trios, and quartets.
She has given concerts world-wide: Kenya, France, Chile, Mexico, Canada, and the USA. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including first prize in the 2017 McGill Chamber Competition. Bailey recently completed the 2018-19 Global Leaders Program for global change-makers in the arts.
Bailey provided a pleasing classical backdrop to the wine and cheese party. My friends all complimented her and to be honest we were a little stunned when she began - it was that good!
I would definitely recommend hiring Bailey for your event.
Bailey provided lovely background music for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner. We had discussed the playlist prior to the event and it was wonderful. She was able to adjust down the volume, as the room was rather small so that all our guests could converse with each other, while enjoying the superb music.
Bailey was a great musical treat for the cocktails during our reception. She played a special request from us too, "Just the way you are" by Bruno Mars! My wife's favorite song. She was a professional throughout. There were many of us who sat outside even on a humid day because we wanted to hear her just play.A wonderful surprise and compliment for our intimate event!
If you want professional, book asap.
Bailey was very professional and was willing to work with me in the days leading up to my event (proposal) to make sure that all went according to plan. Played beautifully - both popular songs and classical works. Was very enthusiastic and a pleasure to work with!
Price Range: $120/hr + transportation
Gig Length: 60 - 240 minutes
What to Expect
Small ensembles are great for classy and casual events. Pick one of the following:
String Solo: violin
String Duo: violin/violin, violin/viola, violin/cello
String Trio: violin/viola/cello , violin/violin, cello
String Quartet: violin/violin/viola/cello
(Number of musicians should be chosen based on size of the venue, audience, etc.)
Primarily classical music is played. Other genres may be requested at an additional cost.
Please ask if you have questions!
Global Leaders Program 2018-19 Cohort Member
McGill University - MM in Violin Performance (2019)
Northwestern University - BM in Violin Performance, Minor in Art History (2017)
Robin MacLennan String Award/Scholarship
McGill University Graduate Travel Award
Zodiac Music Festival — Chamber Ensemble of the Year
Zodiac Music Festival — Young Artist of the Year
McGill University Graduate Mobility Award
McGill University Chamber Music Competition 1st Prize
Graduate Excellence Fellowship
Arthur & Helen Henderson Scholarship
Dover String Quartet Competition Honorable Mention
South Shore Orchestra Concerto Competition
Harold A. Smith Youth Chamber Competition
Northwest Indiana Symphony Youth Orchestra Concerto Competition
McGill University Opera Orchestra - Concertmaster
McGill University - Graduate Fellow
Northwestern Symphony Opera Orchestra – Concertmaster
Northwestern Symphony Orchestra – Assistant Principal Second Violin
Northwestern Chamber Orchestra – Assistant Principal Second Violin
Northwest Indiana Youth Symphony – Concertmaster
Honor Orchestra of America – Section Member
Zodiac Music Festival & Academy
Madeline Island Summer Chamber Music Camp - Young Artists Quartet
Northwestern University Summer Violin Institute
Curso Música de Cámara Osorno - Guest Teacher
Universidad Juárez del Estado de Durango - Guest Teacher
West Island Music Academy Substitute Violin Teacher
Académie de Musicque Vivaldi Substitute Violin Teacher
Des Plaines School of Music Substitute Violin Teacher
Valparaiso University Summer School for Strings Assistant Faculty Member
Additional Booking Notes
Generally, amplification is NOT required.
Required: good lighting, weather coverage, chairs without arm rests, 3-4ft of space around performers
Past Booked Events
|October 13, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|September 06, 2019 • 7:30pm - 10:00pm||Rehearsal Dinner|
|May 03, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Master's Recital|
|April 25, 2019 • 7:00pm - 9:00pm||McGill University Dinner Event|
|April 21, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:00pm||Memorial Service|
|April 13, 2019 • 7:30pm - 9:00pm||Cantiamo Choir Concert|
|August 19, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:00pm||Wedding Reception|
Trumpet Tune by H. Purcell
Ave Maria by JS Bach
Trumpet Voluntary by Jeremiah Clarke
Bridal Chorus Wedding March by Richard Wagner
Ave Maria by Franz Schubert
Wedding March by Felix Mendelssohn
Sheep may Safely Graze by JS Bach
Arioso by JS Bach
Sleping Beauty Waltz Tchaikovsky
Adagio from Sonata V by Corelli
Salut D’Amour by Edward Elgar
The Swan by Saint-Saens
Canon in D by Pachelbel
Folk and Popular Music
All of Me by John Legend
Julie-O by Mark Summers
Hallelujah by Leonard Cohen
My Heart Will go On by Celine Dion
BlackBird by the Beatles
Hey Jude by the Beatles
Yesterday by The Beatles
Summertime Sadness by Lana Del Rey
Secrets by OneRepublic
Take me to Church by Hozier
Somewhere Only We Know by Keane
All you need is love by The Beatles
A Thousand Years by Christina Perri
Undisclosed Desires by Muse
Rumour has it Adele
Ho Hey by the Lumineers
Demons Imagine Dragons
No one’s Gonna Love you by Band of Horses
Stay with me by Sam Smith
Somewhere over the Rainbow
At last by Etta James
… and many more… ask for specifics!
chair with no arms/wheels
ample coverage (if outdoors)
5 square feet of space per musician
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