Looking for a professional wedding musician in Oxford, Oxfordshire, South East? You've found it!
Read here, I play the viola,
which most people would think it's a
violin, but actually it is even better! Keep reading, you'll be able to
listen to some music samples. Right click to download
a brochure or download
a list of tunes.
I am a friendly, very experienced professional musician, viola player, as you can see from the many pictures. Besides private functions, I performed in many symphony and opera house orchestras, chamber music groups and as a soloist, in UK, Italy, where I come from, and abroad. I can offer a wide repertoire in different styles: classical music, folk music, Bollywood songs. Also I can play your favourite romantic song or tune.
I am available to perform wedding music in and around Oxford, Oxfordshire, Berkshire, London, for your religious or civil ceremony and
reception, as well as for Asian and Indian weddings. I can also play for receptions with classical music for other events.
Just ask for
your special tune, I'll play it for you!
If it is not in my repertoire list, I'll learn for you at no extra charge! (1 month minimum notice).
to hear a solo viola
(& played so well)
Read more testimonials
here I'm sure you have
already thought about adding a
touch with live music.
I’d be very happy to help you to make your wedding even
Here you can find a list of works suitable for the civil and religious wedding ceremony and reception, also photos of some weddings where I played and music samples to listen to. You'll see that wedding music on the viola is suitable for any wedding, especially if yours is in a small venue or with a small group of guests or you don't want to spend a lot with many players. Having one solo player is a way of saving on wedding music.
before your wedding, I am available to play for you a sort of
pre-wedding music in Oxford and surrounding areas. You can have music
played when you propose to your
or for Saint Valentine's
day or another special occasion! Surprise her with her favourite tune, maybe in an
unusual location like this one in the photo below, like I was asked to do,
Trafalgar Square, and see her reaction!
"Monica played for me in the middle of Trafalgar Square when I proposed to my girlfriend in October. She was very professional and played beautifully. I would highly recommend her."
Here I played for a
at The Gun
in London, the historical pub with a romantic view of the
river Thames, where Horatio Nelson used to go and meet Lady Emma
same couple on their wedding day
I played popular Bollywood songs at their Indian wedding reception.
As the guests arrive
pieces are to entertain your friends and family as they gather in the
church or ceremony hall, so here's a selection of calm, solemn melodies.
(*not allowed during civil ceremonies, can be played before and after)
The Bridal procession
Signing of the Register/Communion
These are suggestions only, you can
choose to have the same pieces or other ones performed at different
times during the
The music works listed above are traditionally the most popular wedding music pieces, commonly requested, although several times I've been asked to play different music by someone who wanted something more personal, for example the tune that the groom was playing when they first met. Real examples were Sally Gardens, The land of my fathers.
yours either a religious or civil wedding, it's important to create
an atmosphere of
something Grand taking place, before the actual ceremony starts. That's
the purpose of music played to welcome your guests as they arrive and
take their seats, before the ceremony starts. It will entertain them
with some quite solemn
also calm enough to help many people relax their nerves.
For your wedding reception the choice of music is much broader and freer. Have a look and see how the tunes listed below could be your wedding reception music too, from famous classical music to folk. Watch this video or click on the names to listen to music samples.
and I am always
adding more wedding music to
Videos of some of the above tunes
Bach, from Cello suite n.1 BWV 1007: Prélude 1,
from Cello suite n.3 BWV 1009: Sarabande 3,
Bernstein, Maria, from West Side Story
Mascagni, Intermezzo from “Cavalleria rusticana”
wedding with music in St.
John's College in Oxford:
left: the garden; right: the happy bride and groom
add variety, I mix different genres and
music. Here is a list of folk music I play: English, Scottish, Irish, American, songs
and dances (waltzes, jigs, etc.), including
some of the most famous ones.
my videos of some of the above tunes
The greenwood tree, The south wind, Fanny Power, Carrickfergus, Miss Rowan Davies, Sally Gardens, Michael Turner’s waltz, Sportsman’s hornpipe and The road to Lisdonvaarna
Another happy couple: bride and groom just after their civil ceremony in Oxford's Town Hall, the Assembly Room
A reception in the Masters' Garden, Christ Church Cathedral, Oxford
The lovely Irish folk tune Fanny Power
Whatever your budget and the style you choose, I’d recommend you to always book professional musicians, performers who have experience and will really help you to organise your wedding music with the most suitable pieces.
After all, this is a day you’ll remember for all your life and your wedding musician will really contribute to make it more memorable.
As you can see from the photos, I've performed at a good number of weddings, in addition to other types of receptions.
The minimum booking is for 1 hour. My fee for wedding music in Oxford starts from only £200. However, the longer the booking, the cheaper it becomes, proportionally. Send me a message to ask for details or call 07985 025129.
Also, if you need a wedding musician in Oxford or around it, by choosing one in this area you'll save on travel expenses. In Oxford, I could also meet you in person to talk about final details.
Have you ever thought about celebrating a big wedding anniversary with music? You could use the above ideas for a party for a 50th wedding anniversary (or 10th, 25th...?), for example.
I hope you found this information useful. Thanks for your visit, if you need to hire a wedding musician in Oxford, Oxfordshire and around it, do not hesitate to ask for more information. Send me a message or an sms to 07985 025129, I'll call you back.
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A couple who chose my viola for their wedding music in Oxford
Civil wedding music
at Fulham Town Hall, London
we just wanted to thank you again for having played at our wedding, contributing to make the ceremony such a special event!
All guests agreed that you created a fantastic atmosphere, bringing beautiful music in the room with a great performance both in terms of selection and delivery. We'd also like to thank you for having been such a nice person to talk during the pre-wedding arrangements, which gave us confidence that everything would have been good according to plans.
All the best for the future!
Cinthia & Roberto!" see email
Wedding music in Oxford with viola for another ceremony and reception. In the background is Christ Church college
Wedding music reception at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, amid ancient statues
Wedding music in Oxford Town Hall. Another wedding reception with viola
Wedding music in Oxford for a civil ceremony in a licensed restaurant
Civil wedding music
Villa Confalonieri, Merate, Italy
Wedding Music at a reception in a garden in Italy
With the newly wedded couple and my viola, in the beautiful Town Hall of Cremona, Italy
One more couple who chose me as their wedding musician for their civil ceremony, in Villa Confalonieri, Merate, Italy
Wedding music at Bix Manor, near Oxford
Civil wedding and reception in Woodstock Town Hall, near Oxford
One more civil wedding ceremony in the garden of a castle, Rocca Brivio Sforza, near Milan, Italy
for making our wedding so special. Regards
Asian wedding Bolliwood music in Oxford
Asian wedding Bolliwood songs in Oxford, wearing the traditional sari
Bollywood violinist in Oxford, wearing the traditional sari
Another Asian wedding ceremony with Bolliwood songs, near Oxford
Asian wedding ceremony in a garden with Bolliwood songs, near Oxford
Asian wedding at Mercure Letchworth Hall Hotel