Barbara Data

London, Greater London
From: £250
Verified bookings: 2
Reviews: 5
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Price from: £250

Barbara is a professional versatile violinist based in London.

Her training and experience allows Barbara to provide a unique and memorable musical experience for weddings, events and parties with diverse repertoire tailored to client's needs including special requests.She performs both solo or with an accompaniment of a backing track. Duos and larger groups are also available on request. She makes sure the music is elegant and of the best possible quality to make your day special and memorable. The sample repertoire is an example of the most favourite music songs for the entrance of the bride and signing the register. Barbara provides sets of various genres (see repertoire list) and is happy to accommodate special requests. Barbara is insured by Musician Union.

Barbara graduated from two leading music conservatories: Guildhall School of Music and Drama and Royal College of Music. Her performances has taken her to such venues as Barbican Hall, Royal Festival Hall, St. Martins in The Fields, St. James’ Piccadilly, St. John’s Smith Square, Royal Albert Hall, in London, as well as international festivals. Barbara is privileged to work and perform with Nigel Kennedy, including a Gala Concert with Robert Plant at Royal Albert Hall, BBC Proms as well as a recording with Nigel Kennedy at Abbey Road Studios for his latest CD release for Sony Classical. She is also a member of his Orchestra of Life which appeared at Berlin Philharmonie, Gewandhaus Leipzig, Cologne Philharmonie, Munich Philharmonic,

Barbara regularly works with BBC Symphony Orchestra and Oxford Philharmonic Orchestra.

She is also a passionate chamber musician. Her interest in various music genres and improvisation has taken her to venues like the Vortex, Ronnie Scotts, Pizza Express in London. She co-founded The Ultimate Tango Project, performing Astor Piazzolla’s music in fresh new arrangements with an innovative approach to interpretation.

Barbara also works for commercial and pop music buisness including Strictly Come Dancing and a recent recording for Jonas Blue at Abbey Road Studios.

5 Reviews
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Urbain and Harry

March 3, 2018

Everyone loved Barbara and her force of expression. She made our day! It was such a privilege to have her play at our ceremony. It was truly individual playing and her performance was technically flawless. She offered a nice broad repertoire and she had beautiful varieties in her sound. Highly recommended if you are looking for a flawless and unforgettable experience!

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Urbain & Harry

March 3, 2018

Everyone loved Barbara and her force of expression. She made our day! It was such a privilege to have her play at our ceremony. It was truly individual playing and her performance was technically flawless. She offered a nice broad repertoire and she had beautiful varieties in her sound. Highly recommended if you are looking for a flawless and unforgettable experience!

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Agnes

Dec. 29, 2017

Barbara provided a very high-standard music service. All guests were absolutely amazed by her playing and choice of repertoire. Her music was really beautiful and she was a pleasure to work with. It was our wedding day and we were so happy that we booked her. Would definitely ask her to play for us again!

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Bert

Aug. 4, 2017

Barbara was excellent with providing beautiful music for our event. Guests loved the music and her selection of pieces was perfectly suited for the occasion. She is professional, easy to work with and added an elegant, sophisticated feel to the party. Highly recommended!

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FAQ
  • How long do you play for?
    up to 3 hours
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    I have my own PA and I can play with accompaniment of backing tracks
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
    yes, I'm insured by Musicians Union
  • How much space do you require?
    Just for myself, a music stand and a small amp
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    Absolutely. The list is just an idea of what could be performed, but I'm more than happy to accommodate all special requests you may have!
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    It depends on the length of the performance - please get in touch to discuss more details.


Set List/Services

example repertoire:

Classical sets:
Bach - chosen selection from Sonatas and Partitas for violin solo
Bach - Air on G string
Bach Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Elgar – Chanson de Matin
Elgar – Salut d’Amour
Faure – Apres un Reve
Fauré Pavane
Franck Panis Angelicus
Massenet – Thais Meditation
Mozart - Exultate Jubilate
Mozart Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart - Ave Verum
Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe
Pachelbel – Canon
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Schubert – Ave Maria
Gounod - Ave Maria
Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rusticana
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Piazzolla - Libertango
Piazzolla - Oblivion
Piazzolla - Ave Maria
Piazzolla - Milonga del Angel

Opera classics sets:
Bellini - Casta Diva (Norma)
Bizet - Habanera (Carmen)
Delibes - Flower Duet (Lakme)
Donizetti - Una furtiva lagrima (E'lisir D'amore)
Puccini – Nessun Dorma (Turandot)
Puccini - O mio bambino caro
Puccini - Quando men vo (La Boheme)
Mascagni - Ave Maria (Cavaleria Rusticana)
Verdi - La Donna e mobile (Rigoletto)
Verdi - Sempre Libera (Traviata)

Oldish and Newish classics:
Arlen - Over the rainbow
Bocelli - Time to say goodbye
Danny Boy - Irish traditional
Gershwin - Summertime
Gershwin - I’ve Got Rhythm
H. Mancini - Moon River
Nat King Cole - Unforgettable
Nat King Cole - Autumn Leaves
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Beatles - Let it Be
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Here comes the Sun
F. Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
F. Sinatra - My Way
L. Cohen - Hallelujah
Coldplay - Viva La Vida, Paradise
Sting - Fields of Gold
E. Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud,
Ed Sheeran - Shape of You
J. Legend - All of me
Adele - Skyfall
Stevie Wonder - Isn't she lovely
Stevie Wonder - Overjoyed
Michael Buble - Save the last dance for me
Despacito

Latin sets:
Di Sarli - La Cumparsita
Buena Vista Social Club - Hasta Siempre Comandante
Buena Vista Social Club - Chan Chan
Buena Vista Social Club - Dos Gardenias
Cesaria Evora - Gracias a la Vida
Cesaria Evora - Besame Mucho
E. Lecuona - Siboney (Cuban)
E. Lecuona - Damisela Encantadora (Cuban)
Gardel/Williams - Por Una Cabeza
Tico Tico

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