You named it, I play it.
Guest sitting, wedding ceremony, reception violin music service. You can choose your music and I can suggest a list of music to you.
Wilson did a great job at our wedding! He played the songs exactly as we discussed. Additionally, he filled waiting time with beautiful music that we had not discussed. I had multiple guests comment on what a great job he did. I would certainly hire him for any other event that might arise.
Wilson gave a phenomenal performance on the violin at my wedding. Due to circumstances beyond our control our wedding started off later than originally planned. Wilson was understanding, professional during the whole ordeal. He played beautiful music that our guest truly enjoyed, so much so that I passed on his contact so they could hire him for their future events. He is extremely talented and you can tell he put in many hours mastering his craft. It would be wise to book him if you get the opportunity. I can’t thank him enough for making our wedding so special. There is not any song he can’t play well.
Response from Wilson Tong Wedding Violinist:
Thank you for the review. Wishing you a lifetime of love and happiness. Your wedding day will come and go, but may your love forever grow. Best wishes on this wonderful journey, as you build your new lives together.
Wilson is awesome. He is passionate about what he does and it shows. His song list is long enough to please just about anyone. Everything was easy to setup and he was an absolute pleasure to have in our wedding. I had him playing during ceremony and cocktail hour. Everyone loved the ambiance that he was able to set. Highly recommended!
Price Range: Around $200 plus travel fee
Gig Length: 60 - 120 minutes
Languages: Chinese, English
What to Expect
Professionalism. Punctual. Musicianship. Friendship. Best violin music.
Wilson Tong graduated with master of music degree in Georgia State University in 2013. He played violin in Georgia State University Orchestra under maestro Michael Palmer. He began his music journey with violin and piano at nine. He learned electrone piano in Yamaha program for four years and continued piano training with numerous teachers. He have been playing in Cobb Symphony for six years and graduated in Kennesaw State University with both music education degree and music performance degree. Every year, Tong participated in KSU concerto competition and actively performed in chamber groups, band, and worship team in different events. His current violin teacher is Dr. Christos Galileas, a Greece violinist. His other teacher, Helen Kim, is an active soloist and chamber player in Atlanta. And Dr. Edward Eanes, concertmaster of Cobb Symphony is his previous teacher. Tong also took master classes with Joseph Lin, David Perry, Peter Zazofsky and Maimi strings quartet. He performed violin with Jeffrey Butzer’s band MidWives in Atlanta area in 2007. Tong gives back his musical talent to the next generation through serves as a public school music teacher and a private lessons teacher. He teaches orchestra in Fulton county elementary schools through Music Matters After School. He learned conducting in Quartz Mountain Festival 2011, Conductor Institute of South Carolina 2010 and International Academy of Advanced Conducting after Ilia Musin with Leonid Korchmar and Dr. Oleg Proskurnya 2011. He sang in middle school, high school chorus, baptist church chorus and joined in Atlanta Variasian acapella since 2009 with CDs recording and performing for Chinese New Year and Christmas. He appeared Atlanta are karaoke competitions and will be a judge for GA Tech Chinese singing competition.
He loves teaching and believes music can unify people. Music gives soul to children, wings to mind, and flight to their imagination. He is patient and understand students different needs and goals. His teaching is fun.
He enjoy life through traveling, golfing, taking pictures…
Additional Booking Notes
Past Booked Events
|March 21, 2020 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|September 21, 2019 • 9:30am - 11:00am||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 31, 2019 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|March 23, 2019 • 6:30pm - 6:45pm||Wedding Engagement|
|March 09, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 06, 2018 • 11:30am - 12:15pm||Funeral/Memorial Service|
|August 18, 2018 • 6:00pm - 6:30pm||Personal Occasion|
|May 06, 2017 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|November 12, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
In a typical ceremony, he will perform:
* Thirty minutes of music for guests sitting
* Groom entry
* Grandparents and parents seating
* Processional of wedding attendants
* Bridal Processional
* Communion, Unity Candle, Reflection
* Recessional, exit music when you were announced husband and wife
Here is a list of classical traditional music help you to choose
* Sheep May Safely Graze,
* J.S Bach Ave Maria,
* J.S Bach Air on the G string,
* Pachelbell Canon in D,
* Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring,
* J.S Bach Arioso,
* Beethoven Ode to Joy,
* Vivaldi Winter Largo,
* Mendelssohn Wedding March
* Bridal Song
* Kriesler Love’s Greeting
* Mendelssohn Violin Concerto in e minor 2 mvt
* Celine Dion My Heart Will Go On
* Kreisler Joy of Love
* Vivaldi Spring
* Bruno Mars – Marry You
* Beatles – Here Comes the Sun
* John Legend – All of me
* Phantom of the Opera – Think of Me
* Moon River
* Fly Me To The Moon
* Over The Rainbow
* Camille Saint-Saens – The Swan – from Carnival of the Animals
* Georgia On My Mind
* You Raise Me Up
* Shania Twain – You’re Still The One
* Celine Dion – My Heart Will Go On
* Coldplay – Viva La Vida
* Katy Perry – Firework
* Journey – Don’t Stop Believing
* Bruno mars – Just the Way you Are
* Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
* Guns n’ Roses – Sweet Child O’Mine
* Taylor Swift – You Belong With Me
* Love Actually – Glasgow Love Theme
* Michael Jackson – You are not Alone
For cocktail moment and reception events, he provides wide variety of music including classical, pop, tango and any upbeat music for your celebration.
Influences & Inspiration
Jascha Heifetz (1901-1987), "The King". Itzhak Perlman, Joshua Bell, Midori Gotō...
I bring a music stand.