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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Chess Taylor

Chess Taylor

Chess Taylor is an international Classical Crossover act with a stunning mezzo soprano voice. She has mastered the technique of a truly effortless and beautiful sound with pure and even tone throughout her 4 octave range. Chess Taylor's spell binding show takes audiences on a journey - exploring some of the greatest performers that have lived. With material ranging from the iconic Sarah Brightman to the legendary Aretha Franklin, Chess captivates audiences with fresh and modern musical arrangements and tells enticing stories of her own experience throughout. Chess explores classical crossover favourites such as 'O Mio Babbino Caro' and 'Time To Say Goodbye', and then delves into the world of pop with Adele. Timeless classics are visited with 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' making audiences feel as if they have relived some of the world’s most memorable performances. This act is available in up to 2x50 minute performances with both full orchestra/band charts or high quality backing tracks. This is a show that has received full standing ovations and will leave audiences enthralled and wanting more!

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Oliver Wenath

Oliver Wenath

Oliver Wenath is a highly experienced and versatile piano vocalist from Germany. As a graduate of the Music Conservatory of Detmold, Oliver studied classical piano from the age of 17 to 23. As a songwriter, arranger, producer and even vocal coach for the German hip-hop artist MC Rene (BMG records), Oliver has toured the world playing in numerous bands, appearing in television productions and producing and recording for Columbia Records’ projects. More recently Oliver has performed as a piano bar entertainer and classical pianist for Kempinski Hotels, Steigenberger Hotels, Steigenberger Hof, Schlosshotel Bensberg, Viking River Cruises and Tauck River Cruises, in addition to performing classical and contemporary concerts in Germany and abroad. Funkgurus are delighted to offer Oliver to clients seeking a versatile and popular performer for their venues.

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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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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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