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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Simonetta Ginelli

Simonetta Ginelli

Simonetta Ginelli is without doubt, one of the world’s most popular Harpists. She performed with American Pop Star Beyoncé at the MTV Music Awards, appeared alongside leading German Rock Stars Peter Maffay and Westernhagen as well as having entertained, as a solo artist, such diverse luminaries as the German President, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Swedish Queen and King, Spanish King, the President of Kazakhstan, Princess of Thailand Ubol Ratana, former Secretary-General of the U.N. Kofi Annan and CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates to name but a few. Simonetta plays the classical repertoire with a unique emotional touch and her extensive popular repertoire includes jazz standards, movie music, favorites from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s and modern pop). To achieve her longstanding dream, Simonetta founded a neo-bossa-nova, cabaret-style band, THE DEJA NOVA TRIO, performing everything from Adele, The Doors, Deep Purple, Nirvana, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga and Coldplay ... to “Moon River” and other famous Movie Themes. Simonetta has recently performed at the VW World Congress, featured in the special 50th Anniversary Rolling Stones TV documentary and earned "Top Recommendation" and "Best Service Provider" awards due to her excellent reviews. Funkgurus are delighted to offer Simonetta to event clients looking to delight their guests with something very special.

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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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Aconcagua String Quartet

Aconcagua String Quartet

The Aconcagua String Quartet are Antonia Barna, Toma Topo, Filip Nesic and Mladen Arsenovic. These four artists have performed in many international Orchestras and are highly experienced virtuoso musicians in their own right. In addition to performing at corporate events, museums, exhibitions, galleries and concerts halls, Aconcagua have recently appeared for Holland America Cruise Lines where they consistently delighted audiences with their wide repertoire. This quartet can also appear as trio or duo with or without backing tracks – performing classical, tango, pop and rock music. From Bach to The Beatles and Tchaikovsky to Tina Turner, Aconcagua’s versatility and charm have made them a firm favorite for events where charm and sophistication are the order of the day.

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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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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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FUSE

FUSE

The FUSE duo are award winning British virtuoso violinists who harness their bespoke and world exclusive $1 Million Swarovski Crystal electric violins, seizing classic pop, cross-over and club tracks and put them through the FUSE wringer. FUSE’s eponymous album was released through Edel/Universal Records. The results are innovative but loving reinterpretations of hit anthems for the violin. The band says, “It’s completely fresh, no one thought that what we do was even possible. Everything you hear is violins! The style that we use when we play is more akin to that of a guitar player, with more soul and electricity – literally! We specialise in blowing away people’s preconceptions.” FUSE are already finding friends with music royalty who appreciate what they do. After raving, “I love what you’ve done, how did you get that sound?”, Francis Rossi appears on the album version of Quo’s ‘Down Down’, Nick Mason of Pink Floyd offered his services as a drummer and Roger Daltrey asked them to support him! To celebrate the release of their album FUSE are the only string group in the world to exclusively collaborated with Swarovski Crystal to create the most expensive electric violins ever made! Each violin has over 50,000, each crystal individually applied to the bespoke carbon-kevlar Bridge violin body. Each FUSE Signature Swarovski violin is worth over $1,500,000 and was launched to the media in-store at the world famous Harrods. In 2013 FUSE’s Ben Lee became the 5-time Guinness World Record as the Fastest Violin Player in the world. Ben performed “Flight of the Bumblebee” by Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov at over 17 notes per second making him the first player in history to break the magic-minute mark – Ben can proclaim to now have the fastest fingers in the world! What FUSE do can have a truly global appeal; there are no language barriers. Whilst they are very proudly a string band, listeners can sing along to the choruses that we all know. With the release of “FUSE”, they will be bringing their unique brand of entertainment to a whole new audience!

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