JULIET WALSHE MUSICIAN
Violinist, violin and viola teacher. DipABRSM.
Originally from Hertfordshire, I am a violinist, violin and viola teacher based in Redruth, Cornwall. I am classically trained, with a performance diploma (DipABSRM). I have considerable experience of quartet, chamber and orchestral playing, in London, the UK and America. I have a fine art degree, from the Slade School of Fine Art, UCL and a MA, from Falmouth University.)
I teach violin and viola from Grade 1 upwards currently at Helston Community College, Cornwall and privately.
I provide music for weddings, birthday parties, events and other occasions. I collaborate with a harpist (Sea Strings Duo), a cellist, a violinist and a string quartet and other combinations.
Previously, part of the Bowie Lounge collective. (Musicians, actors and artists including a ballet dancer and a photographer.) We performed in Cornwall and Devon from 2013 - 2019.
I come from a musical family. My mother is a flautist and flute teacher and my father is a composer and clarinettist. My brother is a drummer.
Oct, with Sea Strings, wedding at Tredudwell Manor, Nr Fowey, Cornwall
Oct, The Dream of Henry Blight, The Old Bakery, Truro, Cornwall (with Keith Sparrow – vocals, Elaine Claxton – vocals/narration, Andrew Harris – Keyboard, Frank Sparrow - Bass)
Oct, with Sea Strings, Mayor's Ceremony, Holy Trinity Church, St Austell, Cornwall
Sept, with Sea Strings, wedding at the Tresanton Hotel, St Mawes, Cornwall
Sept, with Sea Strings, wedding at The Green, Liskeard, Cornwall
Sept, with Kath Williams, private birthday concert, Devon
Aug, with Sea Strings, The Great Estate Festival, Scorrier, Cornwall
Dec, with Sea Strings, wedding at Carlyon Bay Hotel, Cornwall
July, with Sea Strings, wedding at Fowey House Hotel, Cornwall
March, with Sea Strings, St Pirans Eve Concert, Newquay St Pirans Festival, St Michaels Church, Newquay, Cornwall
Jan, with Sea Strings, Showcase for Out of the Ordinary Weddings, at Tredudwell Manor, Cornwall
Jan, with Disco Rococo, NYE Party, Redruth
Dec, with Bowie Lounge, AMATA, Falmouth University
Nov, with Sea Strings, for exclusive wedding suppliers evening, Pentillie Castle, Cornwall
Oct, with Sea Strings, Wedding Fayre, at Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
Sept, with the Bowie Lounge, Asylum on the Beach, Carlyon Bay, Cornwall
Sept, with Disco Rococo, Healeys Cider Festival, Cornwall
Aug, with Sea Strings, two weddings at Nancarrow Farm, Cornwall.
Aug, with Sea Strings, wedding at Gwel an Mor, Portreath
Aug, with Sea Strings, at Powderham Castle, part of Tunes in the Castle Festival, Exeter
July, with the Bowie Lounge, Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall
July, with Sea Strings, wedding at Tregenna Castle, St Ives
July, Apollo 50, Goonhilly (part of 50 year celebrations of Apollo Moon landing), with the Bowie Lounge, Goonhilly, (GES), Cornwall.
July, recital with Steph Allen (violin) and Eseld Parker (piano), St Elwyn’s Church, Hayle
July with Sea Strings, wedding at Launcells Barton House, Bude
June, wedding with Tim Smithies (cello) and Devoran Quartet, Rose and Nancarrow Farm, Zelah, Cornwall
June, with Sea Strings, wedding, Pendennis Castle, Falmouth
June, with Disco Rococo, Great Estate Festival, Scorrier (BBC Introducing Stage)
May, with Sea Strings, Great Estate Festival, Scorrier
May, with Sea Strings for wedding at Polhawn Fort, Cornwall
May, with Disco Rococo, Charlies Bar and The Old Auction House, Redruth (EP launch)
Dec, with the Bowie Lounge, The Performance Centre, AMATA, Falmouth University
Sept, with the Bowie Lounge, Regal Theatre, Redruth
Sept, with Sea Strings at the Gyllyngdune Gardens Tea Festival, Princess Pavilion
Aug, with cello, wedding, Cornwall
Aug, with Sea Strings, recital at the Crantock Chamber Music Festival
June, with cello, wedding, Kea and Greenbank Hotel, Cornwall
June, with Sea Strings, (Juliet Walshe - violin, and Alice Wall - harp) wedding, St Mawes, Cornwall
June, with Kath Williams (cello), at the Great Estate Festival, Scorrier
June, with the Bowie Lounge, at the Great Estate Festival, Scorrier
Sept, the Bowie Lounge 3, Phoenix, Exeter
Aug, for a wedding, Launceston
Aug, violin/cello duo, Boardmasters Festival, Cornwall
July, with the Bowie Lounge 3, Port Eliot Festival, Cornwall
July, with members of the Bowie Lounge 3 (Keith Sparrow – vocals, Elaine Claxton – vocals and Toby Seth – Keyboard), part of Lit Fest, The Acorn Theatre, Penzance
April, with Tim Smithies (cello), wedding Penryn and Enys House, Penryn
April, part of the Bowie Lounge 3 at the Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
Nov, with Sea Strings (Juliet Walshe - violin, Alice Wall - harp, and Steve Harris - guitar) at the Art Dinner number 2, Princess Pavilion Garden Restaurant, Falmouth
Oct, 3 performances as part of the Bowie Lounge, at the Poly, Falmouth, The Old Bakery, Truro and The Guildhall, St Ives
April, with Sea Strings, (Juliet Walshe - violin, Alice Wall - harp, and Steve Harris - guitar) at the Art Dinner number 2, Princess Pavilion Garden Restaurant, Falmouth
Nov, with Sea Strings (Juliet Walshe - violin, Alice Wall - harp, and Steve Harris - guitar), provided music at the Art Dinner, Princess Pavilion Garden Restaurant, Falmouth
Sept, with Tim Smithies (cello), Gyllyngdune Gardens Tea Festival, Princess Pavilion, Falmouth
June, with cello, The Abbeyfield annual Garden Fete, Falmouth
May, with cello, for wedding in Camborne
April, with string quartet, A Night of Classical Music, Lemon Quay, Truro
June, with The Bowie Lounge at The Acorn Theatre, Penzance
April, with The Bowie Lounge, at The Poly, Falmouth
"Juliet is a great musician with a real passion for playing all types of music, from Bach to Bowie."
"Juliet and her quartet played wonderfully for us at our wedding. They really added to the atmosphere on our special day. Firstly, as a violin and cello duo at the chapel that we got married at and then as a string quartet at Nancarrow Farm, Cornwall, during our drinks reception. So many of our guests commented on how lovely their playing was. We wanted our entrance music to be a track from Beauty and the Beast and Juliet beautifully arranged this for us. She was also able to suggest a good selection of other pieces to play during the rest of the wedding service (we went out to ‘All You Need Is Love’) and more general light classical music for the drinks reception. Juliet got back to us on any queries/emails very promptly and worked really hard to achieve what we wanted. She also met us at the venue to plan where the group would be positioned and to agree timings of the day. I would thoroughly recommend Juliet and her group to be a part of your special day!"
James and Ruth
"Juliet’s beautiful violin playing was a really wonderful addition to our wedding ceremony and reception. She was so generous and thoughtful in making sure the choice of music complemented the atmosphere we were looking for and the sound of strings resonating through the venues brought a very special feel to the day."
Kirsty and Tim
"We had Juliet and Alice play for us at our wedding at Nancarrow Farm. I cannot recommend them enough. Juliet was a pleasure to communicate with and honestly went above and beyond to make sure their set was perfect for our day. I had no experience of booking a musician and had a rough idea of what I wanted but needed someone to guide me and Juliet did exactly that. Nothing was a problem. On the day they were perfect. It was exactly what we were looking for, from the guests arriving, to my entrance, us leaving as husband and wife and the perfect set whilst guests enjoyed the afternoon sunshine, canapés and welcome drinks. We cannot thank Juliet and Alice enough! 100% recommendation from us!"
Holly and Chris
Teaching and Guidance
"Juliet is a fantastic teacher with a calm and friendly attitude. My daughter has enjoyed lessons with Juliet since the very first one more than 4 years ago."
"Juliet is an inspiring teacher. Her approach to teaching my 9 year old violin has helped my daughter grow in confidence and skill. A gentle and nurturing approach that really works!"
I provide a mixture of classical, folk and pop for eclectic tastes and discerning music lovers. Specific requests can be provided in advance. Please contact me for other combinations of instruments, eg string quartet, string trio, duo with violin etc. This list is always being updated.
Eg; theme tunes - Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, Game of Thrones, Poldark.
Some examples of Repertoire for Violin and cello (arrangements):
Air on the G String from Suite No. 3 in D Major, JS Bach
Allegro from Sonata in F Major, Op. 1 No.11, Handel
Andante from Brandenburg Concerto No.2 in F Major, JS Bach
Andante from String Quartet in A minor, Op. 29 “Rosamunde”, Schubert
Arioso from Cantata No.156, JS Bach
Be Thou My Vision, Traditional Irish Melody
Bridal Chorus from Act III of Lohengrin, Wagner
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Menuetto, Romanza – String Quartet in G Major, K. 525, Mozart
Gigue from Suite No.3 in D Major, JS Bach
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring from Cantata No.147, JS Bach
March in D Major from the Anna Magdalene Bach Notebook, JS Bach
Meditation From Thais, Massenet
My Heart Ever Faithful Aria from Cantata No.68, JS Bach
Presto from Sonatina in F Major, Telemann
Rondeau from Orchestral Suite No. 2 in B Minor, JS Bach
Sheep May Safely Graze from Cantata No. 208, JS Bach
Traumerei from Kinderscenen, Op. 15, No. 7, Schumann
Trumpet Voluntary, Jeremiah Clarke
Variations on a Theme of Haydn, Op. 56, Brahms:
St. Anthony Chorale, Siciliene
Vivace from Sonata in F Major for flute, Telemann
Amazing Grace, American Traditional
Ave Verum Corpus from K. 618, Mozart
Danza Pastorale, Antonio Vivaldi
from Violin Concerto in E Major, Op. 8 No.1 – “Spring”, Vivaldi
Largo from Xerxes, Handel
Minuet In G, Beethoven
Ode to Joy from Symphony No. 9, Beethoven
Panis Angelicus from Messe Solonnelle, Op. 12, Cesar Franck
Rejouissance, La from The Fireworks Music, Handel
Rondeau from Incidental Music to Abdelazer, Purcell
Rondeau from Sinfonies de Fanfares, Jean-Joseph Mouret
Rondo alla turca from Piano Sonata in A Major, K. 331, Mozart
Sarabande from Oboe Concerto in G Minor, Handel
Scheherazade Theme, Rimsky-Korsakov
Simple Gifts, Shaker Hymn
Trumpet Tune, Purcell
Water Music Suite: Air, Allegro, Andante, Bourree and Hornpipe, Handel
Wedding March From A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Mendelssohn
When I Am Laid in Earth from Dido and Aeneas, Purcell
Violin and Harp - Sea Strings
Symphony, Clean Bandit
Rather Be, Clean Bandit
What a wonderful World, Louis Armstrong
Greensleeves, English traditional
Theme to Game of Thrones, Stephen Warbeck
Nothing Else Matters, Metallica
Fields of Gold, Sting
All of me, John Legend
1000 Years, Christina Perri
Perfect, Ed Sheeran
Hallelujah, Leonard Cohen
Somewhere over the Rainbow, Harold Arlen
Morning has broken, Scottish traditional
Ave Maria/Prelude in C, JS Bach/Gounod
With or without You, U2
Can’t help falling in love, Elvis Presley
The Lover’s Waltz, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
Here Comes the Sun, George Harrison
Scarborough Fair, English traditional
How long will I love You, Ellie Goulding
The Grenadier and the Lady, Irish Traditional
The Road We Travelled, Misty Dawn, My Darling Asleep, Jay Ungar
Traditional Cornish songs
I teach classical violin including reading music and theory. Lessons are tailored to suit the individual violinist and I teach online or at home (when government restrictions allow). I teach from Grade 2 upwards, but please contact me as I review on a case by case basis.
My rates are:
Under 18: £15 for 30 minutes, £18 for 45 minutes, £22 per hour.
Over 18: £18 for 30 minutes, £22 for 45 minutes, £26 per hour.
Terms: Block of 4 lessons to be paid in full for on the date of the first lesson (bank transfer). 7 days notice required if not able to attend a lesson. I do not normally teach during school holidays.