Catherina Maria

from£490

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Kate is one-of-a-kind performer, combining natural talent and flair with extensive professional experience and a personalised approach to weddings and events.

She is skilled at matching her songs and arrangements to the desired tone of each event, from elaborate and formal to casual chic. She can provide gentle background music while your guests chat, or accompany a DJ, band, or orchestra on electric violin for stunning headline entertainment.

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 entertained and indeed memorised our guests all evening with her exquisite performances. A true professional! Simon, Land Rover Product Launch

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 electric violin, hand-made by world famous British violin maker Ted Brewer, Kate infuses aspects of traditional music with a modern edge.

Kate is happy to tailor her performance to your exact requirements, whether she’s required for the wedding ceremony, reception or a corporate event. She’s also happy for clients to request music from her vast repertoire, all of which she knows by heart – no sheet music here!

Performance info

Line-up Solo violin; backing tracks
Performance duration 2 x 45 minute sets
Interval music Yes (included in price)

Booking options

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

Book with confidence! After events, we ask our clients what they thought of our acts. We publish what they say here, so you can read genuine, unbiased feedback before booking.

“Catherina 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, Catherina 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

“Catherina 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 Catherina, 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 Catherina, particularly if you're looking for that wow factor for your event.”

Simon, Land Rover Product Launch

“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 Catherina's 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 Catherina who was really friendly and kept in communication with us up to the big day. Catherina 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 Catherina didn't disappoint, everyone commented on how wonderful her music was and the violin added a real touch of class to our day. Catherina was on time, immaculately dressed and played wonderfully wed really recommend Catherina for whatever your event. We've since listened to Catherina's new album which is great, and has a real mix of classical favourites and modern hits.”

Vikki, Wedding, Leeds

“We decided to book Catherina 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. Catherina 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 Catherina and hearing how talented she is in person.”

Jessica, Wedding, Devon

“Catherina 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 couldn't wait for her to come back to play for them again.”

Jeff, Charity Event, Leeds

“Having heard Catherina 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

“Catherina 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 Catherina 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 in North Yorkshire

“The wedding guests all commented on 'that wonderful violinist' who really got the event off to an emotional start. Catherina's pieces were played with great passion and enthusiasm which added a terrific dimension to the whole day. Catherina 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 Catherina added a unique strand of magic which brightened up everyone's hearts.”

Howard, Wedding in Yorkshire

“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, West Yorkshire Police Concert

“A great blend of classical music delivered with the contemporary twist that today's listener wants to hear, Catherina's music is a welcome addition to any style of event/party.”

Colin, Aspire Event, Leeds

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