CLASSICAL PERFORMERS


Enhance your event with an elegant performance from one of our sophisticated and experienced classical performers. We offer the best Electric Violinists, String Quartets, Harpists, Classical Duos, Cellists and Solo Vocalists for your events.

This is just a sample selection of our available performers. Please contact us for full access to our roster.

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Marika Rauscher

Marika Rauscher

Marika Rauscher - the ‘Voice of Choice’, has the talent and experience to make events extra special. Marika is a talented, reliable and versatile vocalist, offering a great deal of of choice when it comes to repertoire. Although she is trained in classical opera, she also loves musical theatre, cabaret, jazz and pop. From Opera to Abba, if it can be sung, she will sing it! Marika is called Voice of Choice for good reason. Her ‘Singer for Dinner’ and Corporate Entertainment packages are world famous. Additionally she was the in-house Opera Singer at Harrods, the world famous Knightsbridge store, from 2008-2014 and an experienced session singer, having been featured on several Hans Zimmer soundtracks as well as many TV commercials. Funkgurus are excited to offer Marika for International corporate events, festivals and select residencies.

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Trovatori

Trovatori

Award winning duo Trovatori are tenor and soprano Darren and Caroline Clarke, modern-day troubadours who provide their own accompaniment on classical guitars. They share a passion for singing, travelling and discovery, exploring the musical world for some of the best songs from centuries past to the present day, including opera, operetta, art and traditional songs, folk and ballads. Trovatori's talents take them all over the world. In the UK they appear in concert halls, theatres and churches, music festivals, corporate and private events and at sea for numerous cruise companies including Holland America and Saga. They both continue to pursue their individual operatic careers alongside the duo. Born in Lancashire, Darren studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and has sung in opera houses and theatres all around the world. Caroline, from North London, studied composition at Durham University before embarking on a singing career. Trovatori will enchant you with songs from all over the world, from all over time!

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Yulia Usachova

Yulia Usachova

Yulia Usachova is professional and highly experienced violinist from Ukraine. Yulia has substantial experience performing as a soloist, as part of a band or orchestra and has appeared in many countries as a featured performer. Known for her extensive repertoire and stylish performances, Yulia is available through Funkgurus to appear at corporate events, as a resident performer for exclusive cruises & hotels and as a featured performer at concerts, festivals and as part of theatre productions. Yulia plays most genres of music and genuinely loves to communicate with her audience, always representing a positive and fun outlook on life. Yulia can provide acoustic & solo electric performances with playback and appear as part of her classical violin & acoustic guitar duo.

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Ciara Harvie

Ciara Harvie

Ciara Harvie is a stunning and impressively talented mezzo-soprano. The 22-year-old Scot is one of the brightest stars emerging on the music scene with her unique and exquisite classical tone. Adaptable and appropriate in any environment, her profile is quickly growing through a range of television, concert and theatre appearances, as well as performing at corporate and bespoke private events around the world. Power is one of Ciara’s greatest assets. Her voice has the ability to hit notes many others can only dream of. The atmosphere and raw emotion her concerts create are breathtaking and leave audiences stunned. Performing to an impressive audience of 1,200 people at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, her first-ever public performance left judges spellbound and Ciara hasn’t looked back. She’s already achieved so much in the early stages of what’s destined to be a fabulous career. Her fan base is rapidly growing through various performances at venues such as The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘UK On Stage’ Youtube event at The Roundhouse in London alongside Stormzy and Paloma Faith, private event performance for ‘Game Of Thrones’ star James Cosmo, international performances in Tuscany, Amsterdam and Budapest. While her biggest performance to date was on The Voice UK 2017 where she received acknowledgement from music legends; Jenifer Hudson, Tom Jones, Gavin Rosdale and Will I Am. This lead to her being invited to represent the UK in a classical concert in Moscow at The Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, performing live with The Tyumen Orchestra. Ciara’s reputation is now global, with regular appearances in Europe and beyond as the world continues to be wowed by this young operatic singer possessing a voice filled with such passion, warmth, soul and maturity.

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Alleya

Alleya

Alleya is a violinist, who has performed internationally in Rome, Monaco, Ireland, the United States and in France at a variety of luxury events and festivals. Alleya is a vibrant and captivating performer who has worked on screen with The X Factor, the Lidl Christmas Campaign and on numerous television productions for Amazon Prime. Alleya performs as an LED electric violinist as is experienced in playing solo, alongside DJs, with string ensembles and touring bands and is able to play many genres like pop, drum and bass, house, hip-hop, R&B, and more. Alleya has performed at festivals opening for arists such as Craig Charles and Run The Jewels. She is also able to work alongside groups for choreographed shows. Performing with a wireless microphone allows Alleya to interact with audiences for an exciting and intimate atmosphere. Since relocating to London, Alleya has worked as a freelance violinist across the UK and worldwide. Highlights of her work include orchestral performances at Royal Festival Hall, sharing stages with Rick Wakeman, Alfie Boe, Joyce El-Khoury and Michael Fabiano. Alleya frequently records in sessions at Abbey Road Studios and Metropolis Studios working with producers for Octavian, pop and rock acts, and recently a film soundtrack in Japan.

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Samuel Lerner

Samuel Lerner

Samuel Lerner is a highly experienced and in-demand French pianist and composer, currently appearing at The most exclusive venues and hotels in Paris. With a huge popular music repertoire, including Broadway standards, Bossa Nova's, Ragtimes, Tangos & Soul Music, music by famous composers such as Ray Charles, James Brown, Joaa Gilberto, Duke Ellington and Stevie Wonder, to name but a few, often appears in his live sets. Samuel is at home playing very soft and smooth ballads for cocktail lounges as well as ‘groovy and catchy’ music when the event calls for a more up-tempo atmosphere. Samuel is available for long-term contracts for Cruise Ships and Hotels as well as Corporate & Private events. Samuel is also a highly in-demand sideman and leader in Paris and in Europe and the US. He did record 3 albums as a leader and sideman in New York released on the very prestigious Black and Blue and Gut String Records labels with world-class reputation artists as Jimmy Cobb, Leroy Williams, Bertha Hope, Clifford Barbaro, Saul Rubin.

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