Giardino Strings was founded in 2000 by David Giardino who studied under Italy’s leading violinists Riccardo Brengola at the Accademia Chigiana in Siena and Alberto Fiore at the Conservatoire in Rome. David has extensive professional experience and his credits include Rome Opera House, London Concert Orchestra, Birmingham Royal Ballet, London Soloists, Cunard Cruise Liners and he is also a session musician for the BBC.
Giardino Strings is a distinguished ensemble composed of highly regarded professional musicians who have played extensively in concert halls across Europe. The group specialises in professional music engagements, weddings, corporate and Bollywood events, parties and Jewish celebrations including Bar Mitzvahs and weddings. The group is especially versatile and can perform as a solo, duo, trio, quartet, quintet, sextet, octet or chamber orchestra depending on your request or budget requirements. The group’s repertoire of strin...
I was taught the bagpipes as a child and have been playing for over 25 years. I have played and competed with various pipe bands and now compete with Manchester Phoenix Pipe Band. I teach the bagpipes privately and I'm also employed by the M.O.D to teach the bagpipes at the Army Foundation College in Harrogate to junior soldiers. I have appeared on the ITV Series 'The Dales' as well as 'The Lakes' playing at weddings featured on the programs. I have performed at 1000's of weddings, funerals, parties, and other events and have countless positive testimonials from very happy clients. I am booked every New Years Eve to play at Thorpe Park Hotel in Leeds, as well as Napoleon's Casino in Sheffield. I also receive repeat Burns Night bookings from Loch Fyne in Sheffield. I have a very good relationship with a number of funeral directors in Sheffield, Barnsley, Leeds, Manchester and Nottingham, all of whom use me as their first port of call whenever...
My name is Mark Haynes and I have been playing the Highland Bagpipes for over 40 years and I have been lucky enough to have played at Earls Court, Wembley Arena, Royal Albert Hall, Hampton Court, Wilton House, Science Museum, Tower of London, Household Cavalry Barracks, HMS Collingwood, Horse Guards Parade, Portland Castle, Reading & Brentford FC's, BBC Television Centre, most of the London Park Lane & Strand Hotels and various superb Golf Courses.
Living in the Thames Valley I am able to undertake engagements in Central/ West London together with those in Surrey and the surrounding counties (Sussex, Berkshire, Hampshire, Middx, Oxon, Bucks, Wilts, Herts). I started learning as a lad in the 10th Hounslow Boys' Brigade, then joined the Pride of Murray Pipe Band, and now play with the Surrey Pipe Band as well as the Reading Scottish Pipe Band.
Quality traditional Scottish Piper currently with the "1st Battalion Scots Guards" for weddings, funerals, events, etc., to enhance the ceremonial aspects at important times with the assurance of extensive experience and a real sense of both style and occasion. Pipe Major David Waterton-Anderson, KSG, KMM, OLJ, OMLJ, has been developing his extensive skills on the highland bagpipes since he was a seven year old Boy Scout. He has enjoyed a long and varied career playing and competing in pipe bands and also solo which has seen him perform in many countries around the world. Past Pipe Major of the "Pontefract & District Caledonian Pipe Band" who became grade 2 "All England Champions" in 2004. One of only two pipers in the United Kingdom who have been honoured with a State Knighthood and should you be seeking that true sense of Scottish style, tradition and expertise for your special day, David is the man when things need to be "right."
Robert Cunningham is a bagpiper available for hire in the South West of England. 'The Royal Piper' has a wealth of experience and professionalism during his tenure in the military, as the Royal Marines Commando, and a solo bagpiper. He is available as a Scottish bagpiper for a number of special occasions and events. These include weddings, funerals, burns night and much more.
The Royal Piper’s recent commissions include piping with the Royal Marines Band, arguably the best military band in the world. As well as this he was previously a member of the North Devon Pipes and Drums whilst serving as a Royal Marines Commando.
Robert now resides in his hometown of Gloucester, returning once again to the St Andrews Pipe Band of Cheltenham.
The Royal Piper has also accompanied the RM Band Lympstone to Dubai; a very exciting engagement where he played at the 7 star Grand Hyatt as well as the British Embassy in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.