Electric Violinist / Electric String Quartet

  • Sally Electric Violinist - Giardino Strings
  • Sally Electric Violinist - Giardino Strings
  • Sally Electric Violinist - Giardino Strings

A sensational electric violinist performing explosive upbeat shows, relaxed lounge music & improvised sets with a live DJ! Combining the electric violin with contemporary music, Sally will captivate you and your guests with her dazzling performance!

Electric Violinist / Electric Duo / Electric String Quartet

Overview
Sally is a versatile violinist/electric violinist who enjoys playing an eclectic mix of genres and styles from classical to commercial pop, house, RnB, jazz, latin and folk music. A high-impact performer, Sally interacts with the crowd, and has thrilled audiences worldwide with her abillity to combine choreography and improvisation into performances.
Sally has been classically-trained on the violin since the age of 3 and was educated at Oxford University before gaining a Distinction in her Masters in Violin Performance at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Sally now plays electric violin in London, throughout the UK, and around the world, and has performed at venues such as The O2 Arena, Cardiff Millennium Stadium, The Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Arena, Hammersmith Apollo, Rhythms of the World Festival, The Roundhouse, and DW Stadium to 18,000 people. Performances have taken her around the world to places such as Bermuda, Qatar, Monte Carlo, Miami and Malaysia. She has also had experience performing for celebrities at events such as the UEFA Cup Final Dinner, ExxonMobil Tennis Gala Dinner, football conferences, and VIP weddings.
As a backing violinist, Sally has performed alongside some of the UK’s biggest artists such as Calvin Harris, Ellie Goulding, John Newman, FKA Twigs, Sam Bailey, Alfie Boe, Russell Watson and Nicholas McDonald. Television performance credits include The BBC Music Awards, Sky Sports, Britain’s Got Talent, Strictly Come Dancing, The Alan Titchmarsh Show, and The X Factor to name a few.
Sally plays on a number or different violins. Her acoustic instrument is a Mittenwald violin (c.1800) copy of a Gagliano. On electric violin, Sally plays a silver marble Bridge 4-string electric violin, a clear perspex Ted Brewer Vivo Air electric violin with LEDs, and a silver Violectra 4-string electric violin.
Repertoire

SOLO CLASSICAL VIOLINIST 

For weddings and refined social events Sally offers a set of up to one hour of classical background solo violin music, with or without CD accompaniment.

Classical repertoire with CD accompaniment includes:

  • J.S. Bach – Air on the G string
  • J.S. Bach – Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Beethoven – Für Elise
  • Beethoven – Ode to Joy
  • Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
  • De Beriot – Sérénade in D
  • Elgar – Salut d’Amour
  • Elgar – Chanson de Matin
  • Fauré – Pavane
  • Massenet – Méditation from “Thaïs”
  • Mendelssohn – Wedding March
  • Mozart – Rondo from Serenade No. 7 “Haffner”
  • Mozart – Rondeau, Allegro, from Concerto No. 3 in G, K216
  • Nolck – Hungarian Dance, Op. 196
  • Pachelbel – Canon in D
  • Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherezade Third Movement
  • Sarasate – Playera – Spanish Dance
  • Satie – Gymnopedie No. 1
  • Schubert – Ave Maria
  • Johann Strauss I – Radetzky March
  • Johann Strauss II – The Blue Danube Waltz
  • Vivaldi – “Spring” from The Four Seasons
  • Wagner – Bridal Chorus

Other possible repertoire includes jazz standards and more modern arrangements available on request.

ELECTRIC VIOLINIST – CHILL-OUT SET 

The perfect music option for drinks receptions, entry music and dinner entertainment. Sally plays up to one hour of smooth pop ballads and current chart/house music on electric violin along to backing track. Free from sheet music, she is able to roam around the room wirelessly and play to your guests. She can also play any special requests if given a week’s notice.

Current repertoire list includes ballads such as:

  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
  • All of Me – John Legend
  • Stay With Me – Sam Smith
  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
  • Home – Michael Buble
  • Come Away With Me – Norah Jones
  • Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
  • Skyfall – Adele
  • Make You Feel My Love – Adele
  • Please Don’t Say You Love Me – Gabrielle Aplin
with an option of leading to more upbeat chill-out songs such as:
  • Prayer in C – Lillywood and Robin Schulz
  • Blame – Calvin Harris and John Newman
  • My Head is a Jungle – Wankelmut and Emma Louise
  • Real Love – Clean Bandit
  • Counting Stars – One Republic
Wedding Favorites
Wedding Ceremony Music

Entrance of the bride top 10 classical
Canon in D – Pachelbel (all time favorite)
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Air on the G string – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Intermezzo (from ʻCavalleria Rusticanaʼ)
Prelude (from ʻTe Deumʼ) – Charpentier
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Allegro from ʻSpringʼ – Vivaldi
Grand March (from ʻAidaʼ) – Verdi
Wedding March – Wagner

Entrance of the bride top 10 modern songs
John Legend: All Of ME
Elvis: I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Beach Boys: God Only Knows
Desʼree: Kissing You
Christina Perri: A Thousand Years
Beatles: All You Need Is Love
Elbow: One Day Like This
Adele/Bob Dylan: Make You Feel My Love
Ben E King: Stand By Me
James Blunt: Youʼre Beautiful
Foo Fighters: Everlong

Signing of the register
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Meditation – Massenet
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Intermezzo – Mascagni
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Largo from Winter – Vivaldi

Exit of the bride and groom
Queen of Sheba -Handel
Spring – Vivaldi
Rondeau – Mouret
Hornpipe – Handel
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Specification

Solo classical violinist option

Up to 1 hour of popular solo classical violin music to piano accompaniment backing tracks

Electric violinist options:

Chill-out set (Up to 2 x 45 minute sets available of background mellow pop and soft house music to backing tracks)
Show (20 minute high-impact classical crossover music show)
DJ Live (Up to 3 x 20-30 minute sets throughout the night improvising over a house DJ)

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Electric Violin Duo - Giardino Strings
Electric Violin Duo - Giardino Strings

Electric Duo

Electric duo is an exciting and diverse violin duo. They mix a wealth of musical experience with glamour in their stunning stage shows.
From classical showpieces to jazz and music from stage and screen their unique arrangements promise a varied and dynamic programme which thrills audiences universally. Electric duo perform internationally with their high energy shows and are equally at home with live band or with their own studio recorded backings and promise a dazzling show to remember.
They trained at two of the most prestigious UK music conservatoires and enjoy varied professional freelance careers playing with major orchestras as well as being in demand as session musicians.

They have appeared both live and on TV with artists including Leona Lewis, Moloko, Shirley Bassey, Katherine Jenkins and Michael Bublé.

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