Kate (solo violinist)

  • from £485 in Yorkshire & Humberside Help
  • from £515 in North West
  • from £530 in West Midlands
  • from £545 in North East
  • from £545 in East Midlands
  • from £560 in Wales
  • from £595 in Scotland
  • from £675 in London

Stylish and virtuosic solo violinist from Leeds playing a wide selection of repertoire from classical and pop to remixes in the style of Vanessa Mae

Kate is a one-of-a-kind performer who offers a complete entertainment package. She combines her natural talent and flair with extensive professional experience, yet still provides a personalised approach. You can ask Kate to make recommendations from her vast repertoire, all of which she knows by heart—at your event she’ll be concentrating on showmanship instead of sheet music. She is also adept at matching her songs and arrangements to the desired tone of each specific event, from elaborate formal to casual chic. She can play waves of soothing solos to help everyone unwind. Or accompany a DJ, band, or orchestra with electric notes to make the crowd come alive.

Inspired by Vanessa Mae’s music, Kate started learning violin at the age of six, starting a lifelong obsession with both violin music and live performances. She has Masters degree in Violin Performance from the Royal Northern College of Music and an Honours degree from University of Leeds and has studied under a number of world-famous tutors that have included Mieczyslaw Szlezer, Lukas David, Miranda Playfair (co-leader of Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra) Raimonda Koco (Opera North) and Leland Chen (a Menuhin pupil).

With her distinctive one-of-a-kind electric violin, hand-made by world famous British violin maker Ted Brewer, Kate infuses aspects of traditional music with a modern edge in her performances.

Performance information

Line-up Solo violin; backing tracks
Performance duration 2 x 45 minute sets
Interval music Help Yes (included in price)
Arrival & set-up Help 60 minutes before start
Requirements Help Space of 3 x 2 metres; power supply

Booking options

Extra performances £90 per extra 1 x 30 minutes

What people say Help

  • We decided to book Kate to play at our beach-style wedding in Devon after reading the great reviews and hearing her stunning tracks.... Let me tell you she did not disappoint. She played to perfection during our ceremony and really captured the vibe we wanted for the day! Our guests were singing along and asked where we had found such a rare talent. Kate is a delight, she is professional and really took our ideas into consideration to make the performance so personal, made just for us. I really encourage anyone to add the wow factor to their event by booking Kate and hearing how talented she is in person.

    Jessica, Wedding, Devon
  • Kate the violinist was truly spectacular at our Range Rover Evoque Launch, she entertained and indeed memorised our guests all evening with her exquisite performances. We received so many compliments about Kate, her quality and music was perfect for our occasion and what impressed us all was her commitment to the evening, she played all night! A true professional, we would not hesitate to recommend Kate, particularly if youre looking for that wow factor for your event.

    Simon, Land Rover Product Launch
  • Kate played at the Yorkshire Cancer Research Art Exhibition which was held at Pavilions of Harrogate last May. The event was attended by around 350 people and was opened by The Rt. Hon. William Hague. Following our initial discussion, Kate chose a selection of classical and elegant popular pieces to play. Her performance was impeccable and I received many complimentary comments. I would not hesitate to use her again.

    Sally, Cancer Research UK Event, Yorkshire
  • When we were planning our wedding we of course wanted to make the day as memorable and beautiful as possible. We were searching for ideas for our wedding whilst in Leeds City Centre one day and heard Kates music down the street. We ventured down to see her playing, and we both commented on how wonderful it would be to have her play at our ceremony. We approached Kate who was really friendly and kept in communication with us up to the big day. Kate helped us to pick the music we wanted, sending us samples of suggested tracks, and finding backing music for ones we requested. On the day of the wedding Kate didn't disappoint, everyone commented on how wonderful her music was and the violin added a real touch of class to our day. Kate was on time, immaculately dressed and played wonderfully wed really recommend Kate for whatever your event. We've since listened to Kate's new album which is great, and has a real mix of classical favorites and modern hits.

    Vikki, Wedding, Leeds
  • A great blend of classical music delivered with the contemporary twist that today's listener wants to hear, Kate's music is a welcome addition to any style of event/party.

    Colin, Aspire Event, Leeds
  • Kate played a varied set of classics and popular tunes, displaying a virtuosity that immediately seized the audience. The assembled group were entranced and said they couldnt wait for her to come back to play for them again.

    Jeff, Charity Event, Leeds
  • Having heard Kate playing on Briggate we knew she would be absolutely perfect for our event... and she was. Playing during the drinks reception she set exactly the right tone and guests loved her. Would definitely recommend.

    Emma, Private Event
  • Everyone enjoyed the concert on Wednesday. It was enhanced by your beautiful playing. Good luck in your musical career - you deserve to succeed.

    Chief Constable Bettison, W Yorkshire Police Concert
  • The wedding guests all commented on 'that wonderful violinist' who really got the event off to an emotional start. Kate's pieces were played with great passion and enthusiasm which added a terrific dimension to the whole day. Kate had put together a brilliant score which included something for everyone and it was presented in a way that captivated her audience. The whole day was made complete because Kate added a unique strand of magic which brightened up everyone's hearts.

    Howard, Wedding
  • Kate played at our recent Silver Wedding at Ripley Castle. Everyone there thought she was fantastic! We were really pleased with her musical choices for the evening and her violin playing is simply brilliant. As we arrived at the venue, we could hear Kate start to play, which was a nice touch and set the mood for the evening to come. We would recommend her to everyone, whatever the occasion.

    Simon, Silver Wedding Anniversary, N Yorkshire

Repertoire Help

  • Electric Remixed Tracks
  • Contradanza - Vanessa Mae
  • Toccata and Fugue - Vanessa Mae
  • Libertango - Piazzolla
  • Storm - Vanessa Mae
  • Palladio - Escala
  • Night Flight - Vanessa Mae
  • Conquest of Paradise - Vangelis
  • Destiny - Vanessa Mae
  • Rule the World - Take That
  • Requiem for a Dream (Lux Aterna) - Mansell
  • Lambada - Kaoma
  • Eleanor Rigby - The Beatles
  • Bond Theme - Remix
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Wonderwall - Oasis
  • Por Una Cabeza - Gardel
  • Feeling Good - Escala
  • Popular
  • Adele - Make You Feel My Love
  • Armstrong - La Vie en Rose
  • Armstrong - What a Wonderful World
  • Aznavour - She
  • Barry - You Only Live Twice
  • Beyonce - Halo
  • Blunt - You’re Beautiful
  • Carey - Whenever You call
  • Cassidy - Songbird
  • Clapton - Tears in Heaven
  • Clapton - Wonderful Tonight
  • Cohen - Hallelujah
  • Coldplay - Viva La Vida
  • Gershwin - Summertime
  • Dylan - House of the Risin’ Sun
  • Elbow - One Day Like This
  • Elton John - Can you Feel the Love Tonight
  • Enya - May it Be
  • Escala - Feeling Good
  • Escala - Palladio
  • Evanescence - My Immortal
  • Flying Pickets - Only You
  • Michael - Careless Whisper
  • Hamilton - Cry Me a River
  • Hupfeld - As Time Goes By
  • Kaoma - Lambada
  • Jones - Come Away With Me
  • Lily Allen - Not Fair
  • Lily Allen - Smile
  • Mancini - Moon River
  • Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
  • Muse - Butterflies & Hurricanes
  • Myers - Cavatina
  • Newman - Whisper of a Thrill
  • Oasis - Wonderwall
  • Seal - Kiss from a Rose
  • Sinatra - My Way
  • Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
  • Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed & Delivered
  • Sting - Fields of Gold
  • Sting - Shape of My Heart
  • Streisand - Woman in Love
  • Take That - Greatest Day
  • Take That - Rule the World
  • The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
  • The Beatles - Let it Be
  • The Beatles - Yesterday
  • The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
  • The Beatles - Michelle
  • The Beatles - Norwegian Wood
  • The Killers - Mr Brightside
  • The Righteous Brothers - Unchained Melody
  • The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
  • Van Morrison - Have I Told You Lately
  • Vanessa Mae - Contradanza
  • Vanessa Mae - I’m a Doun for Lack of Johnnie
  • Vanessa Mae - Night Flight
  • Vanessa Mae - Toccata and Fugue
  • Vanessa Mae - Storm
  • Vangelis - Conequest of Paradise
  • Webber - Memory
  • Withers - Ain’t no Sunshine where she’s gone
  • Classical
  • Albinoni – Adagio
  • Bach - Air
  • Bach - Ave Maria
  • Bach - Joy of Man’s Desiring
  • Beethoven - Minuet in G
  • Beethoven - Fur Elise
  • Barber - Adagio for Strings
  • Bocelli - Time To Say Goodbye
  • Brahms - Waltz in A
  • Brahms - Hungarian Dance No. 6
  • Bizet - Habenera
  • Clarke - Trupet Voluntary
  • Dvorak - Humoresque
  • Faure - Pie Jesus
  • Grieg - Solveig’s Sog
  • Grieg - Morning Suite
  • Greensleeves - English
  • Hamnataing - Irish
  • Handel - Air
  • Handel - Hornpipe
  • Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheeba
  • Haste to the Wedding - Celtic
  • Holst - Jupiter
  • Massenet - Meditation
  • Monti - Czardas
  • Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe
  • Mozart - Minuet Divertimento
  • Mozart - Violin Concerto in G
  • O sole Mio - Italian
  • Pachelbel - Canon in D Major
  • Parry - Jerusalem
  • Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro
  • Sait-Saens - The Swan
  • Scarborough Fair- English
  • Schubert - Traumerei
  • Schubert - Ave Maria
  • Schumann - Serenade
  • Strauss - Three Waltzes
  • Tchaikovsky - The Nutcracker
  • Musical/Film/TV
  • Aladdin - A Whole New World
  • Beauty & the Beast - Theme
  • Bock - Sunrise, Sunset
  • Braveheart - Theme
  • Buffy Theme - Close Your Eyes
  • Fiddler on the Roof - Sunrise, Sunset
  • James Bond - Theme
  • Lord of the Rings - May it Be
  • Love Story - Theme
  • Love Actually - All You Need is Love
  • Meet Joe Black - Whisper of a Thrill
  • Out of Africa- Theme
  • Phantom of the Opera - All I Ask of You
  • Requiem for a Dream - Lux Aeterna
  • Scent of the Women - Por Una Cabeza
  • Secret Garden - Romance
  • Titanic - My Heart Will Go On
  • The Lion King - Can You Feel the Love Tonight
  • The Lion King - Circle of Life

Bookings

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