The perfect soundtrack to your wedding day

Simon Jordan
Violinist & Pianist

Violinist Pianist

Violinist and Pianist

Simon Jordan

Wedding Violinist and Pianist – Church & Civil Ceremonies – Drinks Receptions – Wedding Breakfasts – Birthdays & Anniversaries

A stunning musical accompaniment to wedding receptions, wedding breakfasts, church and civil ceremonies, corporate events, private functions.

Simon Jordan is a master violinist and pianist who adds elegance and romance to any wedding or function – a highly acclaimed violinist and pianist creating a lifetime of musical memories.

Live music can turn the everyday into the once in a lifetime, especially in the hands of a versatile and experienced musician who has played both violin and piano for over 30 years. Simon Jordan will go further than any other wedding musician: he will play your choice of music, totally live: a personalised music mix of your music for your day.

Simon is incredibly versatile on both violin and piano – at home playing jazz, classical, pop or film music, Bach, Beyonce and Bollywood, with a library of 2,000 songs at his fingertips.

Click the button below to make an initial enquiry, to hear him play live, or for a no-obligation quotation. Simon is delighted to play violin or piano for you on Skype, FaceTime or in person. Or call him direct on (07403) 232517.

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Wedding Pianist

A live pianist adds elegance and distinction to your wedding, and hiring pianist Simon Jordan means it is possible to choose every song he plays. Simon is based just outside London and regularly travels across the south of England and Wales to perform. If your venue does not have a piano, Simon will bring one of his selection of stage pianos. Full £1m public liability cover is included, and all e-mails are answered within 24 hours. This pianist approaches your wedding as he would his own – with the utmost care and attention to detail, with nothing left to chance.
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The Ceremony

As your guests settle into their seats the pianist's music subtly sets an elegant and distinguished tone for the day The Processional The bride enters the ceremony room, beautifully underscored with some music she has picked out herself Signing the register the pianist can entertain the guests or provide a gentler musical background to encourage a long-awaited photo opportunity! The Recessional As the wedding party and guests depart, the pianist performs specially arranged celebratory music of their choosing
Wedding Drinks Reception

Background music that can encourage your guests to mingle while the bride and groom are elsewhere with the photographer. Spur-of-the-moment requests are very happily taken!

Wedding Breakfast

Music of any style and background to keep the conversation flowing and the party mood continuing as your guests sit down to eat together Simon can provide a digital stage piano which can be relocated as the action moves from room to room of your venue

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One of many testimonials

"Simon is the best musician that I have ever seen. The music was incredible and really made the ceremony!"

Wedding booking July 2015

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Wedding Violinist

Stunning music for your wedding day

A beautiful and inspiring musical accompaniment for your wedding day by one of the UK’s leading and most versatile violinists.

Simon Jordan was one of the youngest-ever winners of the Royal Academy of Music violin prize and has performed on tour around the world as a soloist and played for royalty and the prime minister, as well as for weddings and business events across England and Wales.

Every note is played live, and unlike other violinists there is no hiding behind backing tracks.

The violin can set an inspiring tone for the day by being played in the following situations:

The Wedding Ceremony
The Prelude – As guests arrive, Simon’s music subtly establishes the magical tone of the day

The Processional – The highlight: the bride’s entrance, beautifully underscored with some music she has picked out herself

Signing The Register – Simon can entertain the guests or provide a gentle musical background, if you prefer The Recessional – As the wedding party and guests depart, this can be anything from classical to Take That – “Greatest Day” is a popular favourite
The Wedding Reception
Drinks Reception – Violinist plays a mixture of classical and popular violin music as bride and groom welcome their guests. Requests happily taken while you are busy being photographed - guests royally entertained!
Wedding Breakfast – As the wedding party and their guests sit down to eat, violinist entertains you with some soft background music, not stifling conversation but still significant enough to entertain. Fill free to tell the violinist what to play – on the spur of the moment if necessary!

The Wedding Violinist
Simon Jordan started playing the violin at age 5, and by age 14 had already achieved Grade 8 with distinction. 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, Stuart Bonner and Martyn Croston. The combination of violin and piano is much more versatile than a string quartet – which, for some reason, ALWAYS sounds like a string quartet – and will work better than a solo violin if you require a musical performance for a long period of time. Simon 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.

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The perfect musical accompaniment to your wedding ceremony, reception or meal.

Drinks reception

  • Background violin or piano music during your drinks reception. The music is loud enough to can encourage your guests to mingle and relax while the bride and groom are elsewhere with the photographer - but not too loud to prevent conversation.
  • Spur-of-the-moment requests are very happily taken!

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Wedding ceremony

  • Understated music - handpicked by the bride and groom - played on violin or piano as guests settle into their seats before the ceremony.
  • Specially arranged music of the bride and groom's choosing to cover the bride's entrance, the signing of the register and the exit of the newly married couple. Any hymns or special performances can also be played for.

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Wedding breakfast

  • Violinist and pianist plays music of any style to keep the conversation flowing and the party mood continuing as your wedding guests sit down to eat together.
  • Bride and groom are welcomed with a big tune to get everybody on their feet. You can pick every piece of music or mix and match musical genres.

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