Leading UK Violinist
Set the tone for your wedding day with a beautiful, inspiring violin performance by one of the UK’s leading and most versatile musicians. The most versatile versatile violinist for weddings.
Simon Jordan, an award-winning violinist, 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 as a soloist and played for royalty, the prime minister at Chequers and for visiting ambassadors, as well as for weddings and business events across the UK.
Unlike other violinists offering their services, every note Simon Jordan plays is live. Simon does not hide behind backing tracks or electronic violin filters. Everything this wedding violinist plays is 100% live.
A superb violinist for your wedding day. The violin can set an inspiring tone for the day by being played in the following situations:
Violinist at the Wedding Ceremony
The Prelude – As guests arrive, the wedding violinist’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 – The wedding violinist 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
Violinist for Your Wedding Reception
Drinks Reception – A mixture of classical and more up-to-date music as bride and groom welcome their guests
Wedding Breakfast – 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!
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, Stuart Bonner 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!