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The beauty of the sound of the violin has been synonymous with wedding ceremonies for many centuries. The natural warm acoustic has been likened to the human voice; pure and resonant. With this in mind, the violin really has stood the test of time as one of the most popular instruments to accompany wedding ceremonies.

 Some of the most popular wedding songs and pieces are performed on the violin within a string ensemble such as the popular wedding string quartet. The most popular wedding entrance song which has definitely stood the test of time is Pachelbel’s Canon. Composed around 1680-90 this piece redefines purity and perfection. Like many compositions from the baroque era, a piece like Pachelbel’s Canon would have likely been performed in a resonant space, such as a church.
Professional Wedding Violinist and Director of Bloomsbury Event Group, Matt Glossop has had years of experience performing at some of the most beautiful weddings and private events in Europe as co-founder and previous member of Monaco String Quartet. This wedding string quartet performed at some of the most exclusive wedding venues in South of France and Monaco.
Based in Manchester and London, Matt now dedicates his performing time to his solo projects with new releases of popular wedding songs arranged for violin and piano. Alongside this, he has recently recorded a collection of wedding songs and pieces for solo violin accompanied by an additional violin, guitar and double bass. These will be released autumn 2020.

Matt has compiled the perfect wedding violin repertoire list of wedding ceremony songs which include the best and most popular wedding songs such as Elvis Prestley’s ‘Can’t Help Falling in Love’ and Christina’s Perri’s ‘Thousand Years’. He also has in the pipeline to record solo violin and piano versions of Ellie Golding’s ‘How Long Will I Love You’, Adele’s ‘Make You Feel My Love’ and Eva Cassidy’s arrangement of Over The Rainbow to name a few.

As a professional and highly experienced wedding violinist Matt creates unique playlists tailored to your favourite requests. He plays a wide range of styles including wedding violin classical favourites such as Pachelbel’s Canon, Meditation by Thais and Mendelssohn’s wedding march. Film music includes – Glasgow Love Theme, Romeo and Juliet Love Theme, Ladies In Lavender and The Greatest Showman. Popular wedding songs include favourites like John Legend’s ‘All of Me’, The Beatles ‘All You Need is Love and Aerosmith’s ‘Don’t Want to Miss a Thing’. Please enquire to view Matt’s full wedding violin song list.

His fresh and unique approach has made him a favourite wedding ceremony musician for couples, wedding planners and event organisers across Europe.
You may ask yourself – Why hire a wedding violinist over a wedding string quartet? Good question!
The violin is predominantly the leading line in a string quartet and generally plays the solo melodic parts. Violinist Matt has compiled some of the most popular wedding songs including some of the most favoured and beautiful wedding entrance songs and had these arranged for violin and piano. The piano adds so much colour and texture to the accompanying harmony and is the perfect foundation to hugely compliment the contrasting lyrical sound of the solo violin.
A huge advantage of hiring a wedding violinist is the portability of Matt’s equipment allowing him not to be restricted to perform at weddings in one area of the UK or Europe. Matt can be hired to perform with backing tracks recorded by his outstanding pianist Tim Abel, piano showman. Alternatively, you can hire violinist Matt to perform at your wedding with Tim Abel on a grand piano or electric piano.
Matt typically uses a state of the art Bose L1 sound system to amplify himself for weddings upto 150 people. Having used many sound systems in the past, the Bose L1 enables Matt to perform with reassurance that the quality Bose sound will only enhance the listeners experience. It is contained within one sleek unit and delivers a wide, even sound coverage throughout your wedding ceremony/reception area and guests.
The compact and portable Bose L1 sound system is the perfect companion for violinist Matt when he travels for weddings and events across the UK and abroad.
Should you wish to hire a wedding violinist then look no further for your wedding ceremony music. To find out more details about hiring classical violinist Matt Glossop for your wedding in the UK or destination wedding please get in touch on our contact page.