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Christina is available to hire as a violinist for a wide variety of musical performances from private parties, to business functions, to accompany fine dining in restaurants or easy listening at cocktail parties. This could be anything from classical music, to easy listening, pop songs to show songs, and would usually be with a piano accompanist. She is also available for hire to play with bands for a variety of performances or recordings.
  • Weddings

    Getting married is one of the most important days of your life, and certainly one you will remember for ever. I remember how much planning went into our wedding, getting the invitations right, making sure guests would have food and drink that they would enjoy (and cater for special diets!) and making sure everyone would have someone they would have something in common with to chat to over dinner. We wanted a relaxed, happy and joyful atmosphere with the celebration of our love and marriage at the heart of it and the music at our wedding made such a difference to that being able to happen well. 

    Whether you are wanting Classical music for your Wedding Ceremony, elegance for the Wedding Breakfast, pop music arranged for the piano and violin for the reception or a jazz band with a violin lead for the dinner, I can provide it for you. I have also sung at many Weddings over the years and am happy to sing most things from classical to pop. I can play for just one event or provide music that ranges from the central focus whilst the register is being signed, to background music throughout each part of your special day. I am also happy to advise and make suggestions if you are needing help in deciding what music may be appropriate for each event, but it's your day and the choice is entirely yours. I usually wear a simple but elegant dress / skirt and top designed to blend with most colour schemes but not stand out (all eyes must always be on the bride!) but if you have a particular colour or look you would like me to wear please let me know. 

    'Our Song' - Christina is also a composer and is happy to write a bespoke song just for your Wedding. This can then either be performed live during the ceremony or recorded and played during whichever part of the day you would like. She would chat to you over the phone and get to know your musical style and then ask you to write down things that are unique to your relationship and any particular lines that you would want to say to each other which will then be written into the lyrics of the song. You may also wish to have the song recorded onto CDs as a gift for your guests. Please note that all of this takes time and cannot be done during busy periods, so if you would like this service please ensure that you give her as much notice as possible. 

    Prices – These vary greatly depending upon how many musicians you need, where (Christina is based in Rayleigh, Essex,) when (Saturdays are slightly more expensive) and for how long. Please contact Christina so that she can give you an accurate quote.

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  • Funerals

    Music at funerals is so important in helping people to say goodbye and to remember well, the person whose funeral it is. Music can also be difficult if the people at the funeral are not used to singing, and are obviously upset. This is where Christina can help you. If you want a violinist, a solo singer (either accompanied with an electronic piano or a backing track) or a singer to help to lead the singing for everyone there, Christina can provide this for you. This could be before the service as people are arriving, during the service or afterwards as people are leaving. She is happy to sing or play music that you would like or she can suggest pieces that might be suitable if you would like some help in choosing something suitable. 

    Prices – These vary depending upon location and exact needs, but a general price for a funeral near Rayleigh is £80. 

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  • Functions Musician

    Create the perfect atmosphere at your next function and hire Christina as your musician. Christina is available to hire as a violinist for a wide variety of musical performances from parties, to business functions, to accompany fine dining or easy listening at cocktail parties. This could be anything from classical music, to easy listening, pop to show songs to jazz and would usually be with other musicians that she works with. If you tell her about your event, your guests and what you hope to achieve she will choose the perfect music to create the right mood and impression.  

    Prices – These vary greatly depending upon how many musicians you need, where (Christina is based in Rayleigh, Essex,) when (Saturdays are slightly more expensive) and for how long. Please contact Christina so that she can give you an accurate quote. 

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  • Freelance Musician

    Musical background for bands / other musicians 
    Violin - Christina's main instrument is the violin. She has been classically trained and therefore is happy to play all Baroque, Classical, Romantic and 20th Century styles of music from sheet music. As well as this she enjoys playing a wide variety of modern music (including pop and jazz) which she usually improvises (or if there's a tune a particular band would like she can learn it by ear.) She has spent well over 20 years playing in a wide variety of bands so is very used to improvising.

     Voice - She also sings, and is particularly happy singing backing vocals (although she has sung lead vocals on a number of occasions.) She loves to sing harmonies and is very experienced at creating harmony parts when needed. Although she has a strong voice, it blends well with other vocalists. She has a range of 3 octaves so is able to sing a variety of parts. 

     Piano - Although Christina has played the piano for many years it is not an instrument that she would usually choose to perform on other than in very specific circumstances (for example to accompany herself whilst singing.)

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