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Looking to add a touch of elegance and sophistication to your special occasion in Birmingham, AL? Look no further than BirminghamViolin! We are a highly esteemed musical ensemble offering a range of exquisite services, including the enchanting sounds of violin, cello, accordion, and jazz violin.


With an unmatched reputation in the industry, BirminghamViolin and our talented musician Karen McDowell were honored with the prestigious "WeddingWire Couples Choice Awards 2020 for Best Wedding Ceremony Musician.” But don't let the accolades fool you - we're all about having a blast while creating an unforgettable experience.

Our team at BirminghamViolin is dedicated to infusing your event with a playful and magical atmosphere. From solo violin performances that leave you breathless to energizing string duos, trios, and quartets that have you tapping your feet, we have the flexibility to customize your occasion to perfection. Immerse yourself in the timeless beauty of classical music or delight in the lively melodies of Celtic fiddle and popular songs. Our extensive repertoire includes masterpieces by Beethoven, Bach, Vivaldi, Mozart, as well as contemporary favorites from icons like Ed Sheeran, Elvis Presley, John Legend, Christina Perry among others.

When it comes to song selection, the power is in your hands. You can choose from our extensive list of preferred tunes or let our experienced music planner and organizer, Karen McDowell, curate the perfect playlist for your special day. With her extensive academic background and years of performing with prestigious orchestras, she knows how to set the stage for a one-of-a-kind experience.

With over two decades of experience, BirminghamViolin has graced countless weddings and special events throughout the Birmingham area, and we're ready to make your gathering extraordinary. Whether it's an indoor or outdoor wedding ceremony, a lively cocktail hour, a heartfelt funeral, or a corporate event that needs some pizzazz, our live performances will elevate the ambiance to new heights.

Karen McDowell, music planner and organizer, studied violin with Ivan Galamian of the Juilliard school of Music, holds a Bachelor and Master's Degree in Music Performance, a Bachelor of Science Degree in Mathematics and Natural Science and an OD doctor degree from UAB.

Don't settle for ordinary when you can indulge in extraordinary musical artistry with BirminghamViolin. Contact us today to book our services and let us set the stage for an unforgettable occasion in Birmingham, AL and beyond! Your guests will be talking about this celebration for years to come.

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Frequently asked questions

What is the starting price for wedding ceremony music?

$650

What is the price of your most popular wedding package?

$1,500

Which of the following are included in the price of your most popular wedding package?

Ceremony Music

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?

Acapella
Instrumental - Solo
Instrumental - Duo
Instrumental - Trio
String - Trio
String - Quartet
String - Quintet
Soloist / Vocalist

How many musicians are in your band(s)?

1 - 3
4 - 6

What instruments does your group play?

Cello
Drums
Guitar
Harp
Piano
Trumpet
Viola
Violin

What services do you provide?

Ceremony Music
Cocktail Hour Music
Instrumentals
Learn New Songs
Music During Breaks
Reception Music
Rehearsal Dinner Music
Sound/PA System
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Reviews of Birmingham Violin

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25 Reviews
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Tanya T. Sent on 12/19/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Amazing Violinist!

Karen of Birmingham Violins played for my son's wedding ceremony this past weekend and it was absolutely lovely! And SHE is lovely! Karen was responsive and easy to work with, which was important as planning an out-of-state wedding can be challenging. She offered a wide selection of music (classical, contemporary, etc.) and was even helpful in making suggestions. With so much to do with wedding planning it was nice to just say "play what you like" and have it all turn out and sound beautiful. Karen was prompt and very reasonable with her rates. I cannot overstate how highly I recommend Karen of Birmingham Violins.
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Sara Sent on 12/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Wonderful violin duo

Our Christmas party dinner would not have been complete without Karen and Kevin violin duet. They play beautifully and we absolutely loved the selection of music they brought to our Christmas dinner. We highly recommend! And Thank you Karen for your talents!
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Cheryl Sent on 12/20/2023
5 out of 5 rating

Fabulous violinist!

Karen was great! We hired her for our wedding ceremony. My wife and I could not have been happier. Moon River was perfectly played as my soon to be wife walked in. Karen provided excellent communication prior, early arrival at and attention to detail during.
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