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Make sure that the soundtrack to your special day is elegant and romantic by including the melodic and sweet sound of the violin. Kristel can assist you with all aspects of your ceremony music needs; set the mood with romantic classical music and love songs while people are waiting for the service to start; hear a goose-bump violin rendition of the traditional Wedding March, or any entry and exit music of your choosing; finally, during the post-ceremony cocktails, light jazz and contemporary songs provide a relaxed atmosphere while photographs are being taken.

kristel birkholtz playing violin at a wedding

Thanks so much for your awesome input into our wedding day. Everyone enjoyed you very much ~ Claudia

Just wanted to say a HUGE THANK YOU for playing at our wedding on Friday. Everyone said you played beautifully. Thank you for being so professional and doing such a fantastic job! ~ Justin and Melini
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Corporate Entertainment

Are you looking for a speciality act to give your event that special edge which will keep people talking about it long afterwards? Whether you want to create a dramatic high-energy moment to enliven your audience, add a touch of sophistication to elevate the mood of the event, or you want to create a unique and spectacular focal point that will leave your guests spellbound, Kristel has the solution for you, with adaptable violin performances to suit almost any corporate event. Duos and trios are also available upon request; incorporating a diverse range of sounds such as saxophone, guitar, cello and even beatboxing!

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Laser Violin & LED Guitar

For a show-stopping performance, the laser violin act is a winner.

It can include a laser show as well as the laser bow attached to the traditional violin bow, an LED Guitarist, laser-fingered dancers and LED dancers.

The lasers can also be used to create logos and brand names so it is a great product launching mechanism.

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beauty beatsBeauty and the Beats

An unusual and edgy pairing of solo violin with beat box vocals.

The duo performs a range of well-known songs from classics to Top 40 numbers.

Classic melodies meet street-smart beats.

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Solo | Electric | Acoustic

For dinner entertainment, foreground or background the violin adds a lovely sophisticated touch. Performances can be acoustic or electric and repertoire ranges from classics and jazz to contemporary tunes.

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Kristel played the violin music in our product launch video, true professional and highly talented ~ Rose-Anne

Red Carpet Violin

Offer a unique and alternative welcoming attraction for any event. The Living Carpet will create an exciting buzz and is a great way to meet and greet your guests. We also have a Black Carpet option available.

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Cherry Pill

Cherry Pill is the original music project of Kristel Birkholtz and Rory Gaddin. Called Cherry Pill as the music is a bitter-sweet metaphor for life – the sweet and joyful mixed with the bitter moments to create a rich experience full of twists and turns. It is a band for sophisticated music lovers who appreciate music that tells a story.

Thoughtful lyrics and sweet vocal harmonies are underpinned by the soaring melodies of Kristel’s classically-trained violin playing and Rory’s blues and rock-infused guitar licks.

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EthAerialEthAerial Violin

An aerial violin performance that is simply elegant and beautiful.

Kristel floats ethereally above the guests in a larger than life flowing and undulating white dress as she tantalizes ears and hearts with the soaring sounds of her violin.

The dress acts as a beautiful projection surface for logos images and lighting. This act is a fantastic addition to an event delivering a specific message or simply awe inspiring entertainment. Length of a performance is roughly 12 minutes and includes dancers manipulating the ends of the dress in waves and gentle billows.

Suitable for venues that can accommodate aerial rigging.

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Most incredible performance I have ever seen!! Your professionalism and level of humbleness made you instantly adored by everyone at our event! We look forward to many more performances in the future. A highly recommended talent for any event!! ~ Angie

Special Events

Why not add a classy touch to your birthday or anniversary event with a background violin performance? With a wide-ranging violin repertoire that can fit into any themed event, Kristel is a lovely addition to a private event. Musical duos and trios are also available on request, pairing the sound of the violin with guitar, piano, saxophone or cello!

Are you hosting a concert or fund-raiser and require an entertainer? Contact Kristel for some ideas.

kristel birkholtz playing violin at private function

Thanks so much for your beautiful music on Sunday – everyone loved it – and for your gracious interaction with all the guests ~ Gail
We were treated to amazing violin music by a very talented & beautiful school friend Kristel Birkholtz! … Thanks so much Kristel for a ‘Lente Spogtee’ that many of us will never forget!!! ~ Karen
A big thank you for playing so beautifully at my Mum’s birthday brunch on Saturday. We all thoroughly enjoyed your music and you really helped to make it a very special occasion ~ Tracey
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Songwriting & Studio

Need some session strings for a song or commercial? Looking for some fresh new songs written specially for your needs? As an experienced singer-songwriter and violinist, Kristel has recorded, arranged, written and performed as a session artist for a variety of artists and occasions. She also enjoys writing and performing music with her original music project Cherry Pill, which can be found at www.cherrypillband.com

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Kristel also offers the following range of services:

  • Custom song-writing for special occasions.
  • Arrangement of string parts for ensembles.
  • Studio sessions on violin, viola, flute, piano and voice.