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Claire Stranger-Ford - Solo Violinist

Music

Overview

  • Solo Violinist with PA system
  • Repertoire from Classical, through Jazz to Pop
  • Electric Blue Violin with Effects Pedal

Location

Claire is based in Liverpool but works regularly in Cheshire, Manchester, Wirral, North Wales and the Lake District. She is happy to travel further than the North West for additional transportation fees.

Standard Set Times

  • From 1 to 4 hours with breaks.

About this Act

Looking for something different to accompany your event? How about the soothing tones of a solo violin. Whatever the occasion, Claire can provide a subtle accompaniment to your event with her unique sound.

Her PA system and backing tracks fill large or small rooms with beautiful music without being obtrusive, sound or space-wise. From her vast performing experience, Claire knows that no two events are the same, and she will liaise with you prior to the event, to ensure you get exactly the service you require.

Having supplied music for Weddings, Civil Partnerships, Functions, Birthday Parties and other Celebrations over the last ten years, she has amassed a repertoire which spans the musical centuries from popular classics through jazz to modern songs. Any pieces not already in this extensive repertoire can be arranged for a small fee. Living in the North West, she covers many areas including Manchester, Merseyside, Cheshire, The Lake District, The Wirral, Lancashire and Staffordshire.

Claire started playing the violin at the age of seven and went on to study music at the University of Leeds, the Franz Liszt College of Music in Weimar, Germany and the Royal Northern College of Music. She performs regularly with orchestras in England and Scotland, including the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Halle, Opera North and Northern Ballet Theatre.

As well as providing the solo violin experience, Claire also performs with a string quartet and a jazz trio.

Set List

Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Canon - Pachelbel
Meditation - Massenet
Habanera - Carmen
O Sole Mio - Puccini
Air in G - Bach
Bridal March - Wagner
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Palladio - Jenkins
It had to be you - Jones/Kahn
Something Stupid - Parks
That's Amore - Warren/Brooks
Come fly with me - Kahn
Fly me to the moon - Howard
Moon River - Mancini
My Way - Anka
Viva la Vida - Coldplay
One day like this - Elbow
Here, there, and everywhere - The Beatles
Love is all around - Wet Wet Wet
Patience - Take that
Hallelujah - Cohen
Dancing Queen - Abba
Proud Mary - Tina Turner
Simply the Best - Tina Turner
Delilah - Tom Jones
Songbird - Eva Cassidy
Wonderwall - Oasis
Everything - Michael Buble
Have I told you lately - Van Morrison
I will survive - Gloria Gaynor

Lineup

  • Solo violinist with backing tracks on a PA system.
    Jazz trio - Violin, guitar & Cello
    String Quartet - 2 Violins, Viola & Cello

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