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Anna

Anna offers a varied mix of classical, romantic and light music that can be tailored to suit the occasion and she is happy to consider any special requests given in advance.

She has played for weddings, in restaurants, for marriage proposals and even in private hotel suites! Anna is happy to discuss the individual nature of each booking and plan her music accordingly.

Anna has been fortunate to perform, tour and record in the U.K. and abroad with big names such as Luciano Pavarotti, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Simply Red, Il Divo, Gorillaz and the Opera Babes.

Anna began learning the violin aged 7 and quickly became involved with many of the orchestras and ensembles in Nottinghamshire, where she grew up.

 

 

Intermezzo from Cavalliera Rusticana

Meditation

Moonglow

Unforgettable

She auditioned and was accepted at Chetham’s School of Music, a specialist school in central Manchester to study the violin with Malcolm Layfield.  She  chose to go to the Royal Academy of Music in London to study with Howard Davis. There,  she  gained much experience not only in solo playing but also in chamber and orchestral techniques and received coaching from some of the world’s finest musicians. Anna graduated from the Royal Academy with honours. To date she has played with most of London’s top symphony orchestras including BBC Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Concert Orchestra.

She regularly performs with the New London Soloists Orchestra at St. Martins in the Fields, and has toured extensively across the country with her chamber ensembles. Anna is the leader and co ordinator of the Blue Topaz string trio for which she also writes arrangements. The trio has performed at The Guildhall (City of London), the Kensington Roof Gardens, for the Canadian Embassy, British Telecom and for the Royal Bank of Scotland to name but a few.

Client Comments
“Your playing was such a wonderful addition to our evening and everyone in the restaurant said you were great”
– Linda Sheers, S. London

“Thank you so much for playing for me and my girlfriend last night. You were fantastic and we will definitely book you again”
– Matt Gaskin, Woking

Repertoire List
Boccherini Minuet
Bruch Violin Concerto 2nd Movement
Can’t Help Lovin’ Dat Man
Chanson de Matin
Czardas
Danny Boy
Embraceable You
Forgotten Dreams
I Can’t Give You Anything But Love
Intermezzo from Cavaliera Rusticana
Meditation from Thais
Misty
Moonglow
Moon River
Music of the Night
Only Love
O Solo Mio
Pavane
Salut d’Amour
Summertime
Sunrise Sunset
The Way We Were
The Way You Look Tonight
Unforgettable

2 Reviews

  1. Hi Sophie,
    Thank you for your interest in booking a solo violinist, generally we would use a solo violinist for a wedding only if her or his performance is going to be quiet short. Example for the entry of the bride or bridegroom or exit or during the signing of the church wedding register. This is because the sound of a solo violin can sometimes be unsuitable for a longer performance becuase of the lack of variety in styles can be performed. We would normally suggest booking at least a Duo Stradella Strings Duos for a drinks reception or aperitif as it can provide a wider and more varied repertoire with a fuller sound.
    For more details, please email info@musicforlondon.co.uk

  2. Dear Anna

    I am Sophie Hale from Love & Lord, purveyors of Europe’s finest weddings.

    We are currently looking for a violin soloist that can play at a civil ceremony and aperitif on the 21st of September in London. The ceremony is going to be at Chelsea Old Townhall and the reception at Blakes Hotel.

    Would you be please let me know availability and prices for this service?

    Thank you very much

    Kind regards

    Sophie Hale

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