Here to give you the timeless and soothing music of my solo violin to your wedding ceremony, special dinner, party, marriage proposal, or other event.
* An introductory phone call, my music planning questionnaire, and prompt follow-ups and responses, as needed to clarify client's needs.
* Over 275 songs on my music list to choose from. I will learn up to two new songs for $25 each.
* My own amplification set-up (if needed)
* My early arrival (at least one hour) to set up and warm up
* Weddings: Pre-ceremony, ceremony, and music during picture-taking (depending on time remaining after the ceremony)
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Sonja is a very sensitive and acute musician. Playing with her is comfortable as she knows where her sound fits best and her timing is great. With this and a high degree of integrity toward her craft, you can trust her in making you event one of grace, beauty and simplicity. Timely, wholesome and a very genuine person.
I have had the pleasure of working with Sonja over the past several years and have found her to be a very professional and accomplished violinist and fiddler. I have performed with Sonja in a few different settings and have watched her perform with several different musicians. She is able to adapt her playing to fit the musical style and definitely compliments the performance. All in all, Sonja has a wonderful stage presence and is a musician I enjoy playing music with and watching perform.
Sonja always adds a special touch to any occasion. I have played with her many times over the last few years. Many of my friends use her talents whenever she is available. She is a consummate professional.
We were so happy having Sonja as our violinist in our wedding. She did such an amazing job! It was just like I pictured a violinist would be at my wedding. She definitely put the elegance. My mom fell in love with her music, our guest loved all the songs. She played in our ceremony and the cocktail hour and it was so beautiful! She was so happy to coordinate the Ave Maria with my brother for our ceremony, my brother with the vocals and the Sonja with the violin, just beautiful... We were so happy. 5 star rating from us for sure!
Response from Sonja Whisman - Violinist:
Thanks so much Karina for your review! Your wedding was so lovely. I had a blast working with such great people, including your sweet brother!
Thank you Sonja for playing at our wedding , thank you for learning the songs that we wanted . We will always remember our day because of you .
Sincerely and with all of our Love .
Ana and Mark
Response from Sonja Whisman - Violinist:
What a sweet wedding. I loved learning the selections you chose and am so happy to include them in my permanent repertoire! Thank you for choosing me to play for you.
Price Range: $275 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 120 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
A one hour event in Phoenix usually starts at $325, due to travel (I am near Sedona). I charge $100 for each additional hour. I always scope out the location days or weeks ahead of time if it is not already familiar to me. Also, on the day of the event, I arrive at least an hour early to set up and test out the acoustics and my equipment. At times, I have found myself with extra time and was able to jump in and lend a hand here and there with last minute preparations. I play a wide range of genres including classical, jazz and blues, Celtic, Latin, traditional old-time, pop, country and some bluegrass.
A lifelong musician and lover of music from Bach to Hendrix, Sonja Whisman spent many years playing classical, Celtic, and old-time American tunes. Since moving to the Verde Valley, Arizona in 2012, she has become a popular wedding violinist (classical, jazz, pop), and Celtic contra dance fiddler. She has performed in the Bob Dylan Birthday concerts and at various venues in Sedona, Prescott, Cottonwood, Camp Verde, and in Red Earth Theater productions. She demonstrates a mind-melding ability to adapt to almost any musical genre or style. You can hear her play as well as sing (Spanish and English) at local ticketed performances, at her monthly acoustic concert at the Contemporary in Old Town that she hosts, as a solo performer at private events, and at open mics. Being bilingual and a lover of children, she also spends two days a week at Mountain View Preparatory, singing and playing with her happy K-2 students, where she teaches Spanish.
Additional Booking Notes
If it is hot and the event is outdoors, shade is a must.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 26, 2019 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|April 07, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Contact me and I will give you a link to my Google Drive setlist
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