Violinist Based in Essex
Hello, my name is Caroline Pattrick and I am the proud owner of Music By Violin. I am a full time professional bespoke solo violinist and my speciality is weddings. I also provide bespoke music for funerals, corporate functions parties and events. I am now in my 8th year of business performing at over 400 weddings across Essex and the Home Counties.
I love music with a passion & I first started learning the violin at the age of 7 at my local primary school. I passed all my violin grade exams by the time I was 15 after which I won a grant which enabled me to study violin & piano as a Junior Exhibitionist at The Royal College of Music in London.
I have since performed all over Europe with various orchestras & ensembles for classical concerts, musicals & theatre. Earlier this year, I was very fortunate & honoured to perform at the Royal Albert Hall in collaboration with The Lorraine Kelly Orchestra for Music is Magic – a very magical & humbling experience.
Music By Violin had always been my vision and after lots of hard work, determination and effort 8 years ago, I took the plunge to go into business on a full time basis and my dream became a reality!
I saw an opening in the wedding industry to provide couples with a different bespoke & unique service. I wanted to bring my music alive to weddings and help couples create a romantic, elegant atmosphere – the perfect ambience to impress guests with my performance to make their day truly unforgettable.
During my initial consultation with a couple, either face to face, or over the phone I guide & help them choose music to suit their personal musical tastes, for all aspects of their wedding day – from the moment guests take their seats for the ceremony, the magical moment of walking up the aisle, creating the right mood for signing the register and an upbeat piece for walking back down the aisle as newlyweds, music to keep their guests entertained for their reception drinks & whilst photographs are being taken – right through to the end of their wedding breakfast.
Music is very personal to everyone, it stirs up emotions of happiness and touches heart strings and plays a very important part of a wedding day.
I have a wide and diverse range of repertoire to choose ranging from Classical, Musicals, Films, Disney, 50s through to modern day Chart Music. I frequently update my repertoire to keep it current and fresh.
I perform alongside professionally recorded backing tracks accompanied by the piano, a string quartet to a full band – very varied.
My clients carefully handpick and choose each piece of music. I will always learn new music which is not on my repertoire for couples who wish me to perform “their special song”.
I then place their chosen pieces into an order which flows & gels to create their ultimate personal bespoke playlist. Once my couples have chosen their bespoke playlist I offer them a free consultation via facetime or skype to hear their music and tailor their exact requirements.
“Caroline is an amazing musician and played beautifully at our wedding.
She was also so helpful throughout the process of choosing our music for the big day. Many of our guests commented on how lovely her music was! Thank you!”
“Caroline really made our day even more special. Very talented violinist, and such a lovely lady. Would definitely recommend”
– Ellis Clements
“Caroline played a huge selection of songs for our wedding on Saturday (13th May) and it’s no wonder why she has nothing but good reviews. Caroline is a true professional not only on the day of the wedding but from the moment you book her. As soon as I heard you playing our aisle song at an open day I knew i just had to have you playing that same song for our special day and you did so beautifully. Despite having some serious leg & rib injuries she still soldiered through the day. Her music is fabulous and many of our guests commented on how lovely your music was. Always looking gorgeous I love how much effort Caroline not only puts into her music but also her attire she really does make a huge effort and blends in so well with the guests. Lastly I have to say how lovely Caroline is as a person always smiling even at dinner when no one was looking and busy eating I’d take a glance over and she’d still be smiling away, so friendly, polite and just some one you want to be around. Caroline thank you so much for making our day as special as it was you’re truly amazing. Leigh & Michael xxx”
– Leigh Weston