Hello! I am a professional violinist and began my classical training at the age of 3. By the age of 8, I was performing professionally in folk groups in California. I have also performed in the orchestras and chamber groups in the USA and UK, in folk groups and as a soloist. In 2019 I performed in a duet which toured the UK, USA and Mexico and was awarded a special recognition from the government of Cocula, Jalisco, Mexico for my contributions to Mariachi music. I come from a Mexican-American background and so Latin music will always be close to my heart, however I love playing across different genres to create a special mood to suit any occasion and to delight guests from all backgrounds.
I now reside in England and my speciality is playing fun and diverse sets of Latin, Gypsy, Folk, Pop and Classical music. I am extremely adaptable and can learn any song by ear, so special requests are very welcome!
I am also a member of the LGBTQ+ community and I adore playing proposals and weddings for my fellow LGBTQ+ friends - so if you are looking for an open and inclusive violinist, then you are in the right place!
As well as performing I am also a composer and songwriter and recordings have been published through Bitterscene Records, Wrong Way Records and Roadkill Records. I have hundreds of live performances under their belt and years of experience performing at weddings, festivals, corporate events and on live TV and radio, nationally and internationally - anywhere from the big stage at a festival through to your more intimate settings.
Your experience as a customer is my priority and I will always do everything I can to delight you and your guests! Please feel free to reach out with any questions :)
"DeAnna is an amazing musician, singer, song writer that will blow your mind away with classical, pop, folk songs performed on violin." - The New Courthouse, Stanford-le-hope
"Amazing evening, I will treasure the moment for ever" - Michelle, Salsa Serpiente
Services From DeAnna Avis Violin
Solo Violinist - 2 Hour Set
Solo Violinist - 1 hour set
Solo Violinist - 30 minute set
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Versatile solo violinist - Latin, pop, gypsy, folk, classical - for private and public events
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
Decades of performing experience, performed on a top of the line electric violin or acoustic violin with backing tracks and own sound system. Extremely versatile musician confident performing across genres, improvising and playing by ear. Adaptable setlist and appearance to suit the event - be it elegant, quirky, vintage, dance, punk, etc. Fluent in both English and Spanish.
What kind of events do you usually serve?
Weddings, private parties, corporate events, festivals, community events.
Who are your previous clients?
BBC Radio London, the British Banking Awards, Comida Fest in London, Pop Brixton, International Mariachi Women's Festival in USA and Mexico, Univision and Telemundo.
How long do you play for?
It depends on the event and the client's requirement, but the standard offering is 1 x 45 minutes or 2 x 45 minutes.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
Yes a PA is available.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
How much space do you require?
Extremely adaptable and can perform in different size venues - from large festivals to small private parties. Suitable for all spaces including crowded parties provided there is enough room to move my arms and bow freely.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes absolutely, with a minimum of 2 weeks notice.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
One 15 minute break within every hour if playing multiple sets. If hired for just one set, can play one hour continuously with no break.
Civil Wedding Ceremony
Religious Wedding Ceremony
Engagements and proposals
Someone Like You, Adele
A Whole New World, Aladdin
Head over Feet, Alanis Morissette
You Oughta Know, Alanis Morissette
Ironic, Alanis Morissette
Hand In My Pocket, Alanis Morissette
You Learn, Alanis Morrissette
Thank U, Alanis Morrissette
Uninvited, Alanis Morrissette
Moon River, Audrey Hepburn
Army of Me, Bjork
It's Oh So Quiet, Bjork
La Vida Es Un Carnaval, Celia Cruz
My Heart Will Go On, Celine Dion (Titanic)
Besame Mucho, Chico & The Gypsies
Bailando, Enrique Iglesias
Across The Universe, Fiona Apple
Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, Frank Sinatra
Fly Me To The Moon, Frank Sinatra
Game of Thrones Theme, Game of Thrones
Me Odio, Gloria Estefan
You Don't Own Me, Grace Sewell
Let's Get Loud, Jennifer Lopez
Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen
Mambo No. 5, Lou Bega
Moliendo Cafe, Lucho Gatica
Despacito, Luis Fonsi
Vivir Mi Vida, Marc Anthony
Hotel California (Salsa Version), Marc Anthony
Conga, Miami Sound Machine with Gloria Estefan
Bang Bang (My Baby Shot Me Down), Nancy Sinatra
Summer Wine, Nancy Sinatra & Lee Hazelwood
These Boots Are Made For Walkin', Nancy Sinatra
Quizas, Quizas, Quizas, Nat King Cole
The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting), Nat King Cole
L-O-V-E, Nat King Cole
Torn, Natalie Imbruglia
C'mon Billy, PJ Harvey
Killing Me Softly With His Song, Roberta Flack
Baila Esta Cumbia, Selena
Si Una Vez, Selena
El Chico del Apartamento 512, Selena
Bidi bidi bom bom, Selena
Dreaming of You, Selena
Amor Prohibido, Selena
I Could Fall in Love, Selena
Como La Flor, Selena
El Toro Relajo, Selena
Disco Medley (I Will Survive, Funky Town), Selena
Chantaje (Salsa Version), Shakira feat. Maluma
Loca (feat. El Cata), Shakira
Eyes Like Yours (Ojos Asi), Shakira
Blackbird, The Beatles
Yesterday, The Beatles
Eleanor Rigby, The Beatles
El Mariachi (Desperado), The Gipsy Kings
Volare (Nel blu dipinto di blu), The Gipsy Kings
Dream a Little Dream of Me, The Mamas And The Papas
...... And many more!