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Hire versatile violinist Simon Jordan for your special occasion - a violinist who adds elegance and sophistication to your event.
Violinist for Hire for your event
Simon Jordan - The Most Versatile Violinist in the UK
Simon Jordan is a violinist who can play any tune and is available to hire for your day.
A violinist whose music matches your event...
Simon Jordan is a full-time professional violinist playing for events all over England and Wales. He has more than thirty years’ experience playing professionally and currently plays at around a hundred and fifty events every year.
A violinist for hire unlike any other
Simon Jordan was one of the youngest-ever winners of the Royal Academy of Music violin prize. Simon has performed Vivaldi’s Four Seasons on tour around Europe and played for royalty, the prime minister at Chequers and for visiting ambassadors, as well as for hundreds of events across the UK.
Violinist Simon Jordan can play any tune. One client asked him to play a selection of music by Nirvana for his wedding. Another couple, avid gamers, gave him an eclectic mix of Final Fantasy soundtracks to play.
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Frequently asked questions
Simon Jordan can play any tune. Don’t feel constrained by any genre – most violinists are classically trained, but Simon was playing pop, jazz and folk music from age 13 onwards. He really is a violinist unlike any other.
Professional violinist Simon Jordan will offer an extensive repertoire of violin music that can be tailored to suit your event, whether Vivaldi and Mozart, Christina Perri or Ed Sheeran
Some of the most popular music genres for the violin include:
- Modern and Contemporary Pop
- Hollywood / Broadway / Film music
- Jazz / Swing / Gypsy Jazz
- World music / Asian
- Chamber music
- Dance / House Music
If you would like Simon to use a backing track, just ask. He has a vast library of many hundreds of songs, and an electric five-string violin to perform them on.
No. Simon will need a chair and space to play. Not even a music stand is required!
You can book Simon Jordan to play at almost any occasion. In the last five years Simon has been booked to play at the following:
- Wedding ceremony
- Drinks reception
- Wedding breakfast
- Garden party
- Birthday parties
- Corporate events
- Marriage proposals
- Product launch
- Family events (bar mitzvah, anniversaries, funerals etc)
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You can hire Simon to play solo, or with a pianist – his regular performing partner is Jon Spanyol. He also can play with other musicians – organists, singers, harpists, cellists – the choice is endless!
Yes, you can choose every song Simon plays – if you want to!
Simon has played at hundreds of venues. He is based in Buckinghamshire but travels across the UK and Europe.
About Wedding Violinist Simon Jordan
Simon Jordan started playing the violin at age 5, and by age 14 had already passed the ultimate violin exam – ABRSM Grade 8 – and passed it with a distinction mark. At age 13 Simon gave his first violin recital (a sell-out) and at age 17 was gigging with bands in London, playing jazz at the Royal Festival Hall, and performing with legendary gypsy bands behind the Iron Curtain in Hungary and the former Czechoslovakia.
You may want Simon to play solo violin at your wedding – or to perform with a pianist. His regular performing partners are pianists Jon Spanyol, Christopher Warner and Martyn Croston. The combination of violin and piano is much more versatile than a string quartet and will work better than a solo violin if you require a musical performance for a long period of time. Simon is also a pianist – he can provide and bring his own piano; and also amplification for both violin and piano, if the wedding or the venue is big enough!
Whatever you choose, Simon will work with you or to your brief to compile a carefully crafted programme of music, making his own arrangements of music weeks before the event. Contact Simon now for a competitive quote – happiness is guaranteed!
Read more about Simon as a violinist – and pianist – here.
Reasons to Hire Violinist Simon Jordan
A Violinist at Your Wedding
At Your Ceremony
As guests arrive, the wedding violinist’s music subtly establishes the magical tone of the day. The bride’s entrance, beautifully underscored with some music she has picked out herself. The wedding violinist can entertain the guests or provide a gentle musical background, if you prefer As the wedding party and guests depart, this can be anything from classical to crowd-pleaser.
At Your Drinks Reception
While you are away being photographed, the violinist can entertain your guests with a mixture of music of your choosing - and take requests from them on the spur of the moment.
At Your Meal
As the wedding party and their guests sit down to eat, the wedding violinist entertains you with some soft background music, not stifling conversation but still significant enough to entertain. Feel free to tell the violinist what to play – on the spur of the moment if necessary!