WHAT I DO: I help private clients, luxury brands, and their marketing teams achieve remarkable and unforgettable events by providing concert-quality background music which enhances the enjoyment of their guests.
WHO I SERVE: Yacht builders and brokers; Luxury goods and service providers who host client relationship-building events and product launches; Individuals hosting elegant, private cocktail/dinner events for groups of 250 or less.
I am a classically trained violinist and vocalist who performs light jazz instrumentals and smooth vocals for your upscale private, corporate, or special event. My music creates a warm, elegant atmosphere that is conducive to conversation and enjoyment. My repertoire includes familiar jazz standards and adult contemporary selections by artists including Sade, Norah Jones, and Diana Krall.
Please note that I do *NOT* perform for wedding ceremonies -- I am available for cocktail/dinner hours only.
ATTENTION MARKETING PROFESSIONALS AND EVENT PLANNERS: Yachting and other luxury promotional events are my specialty! Have Violin, Will Travel!
Here is my full bio:
With an extensive breadth of experience, violinist/vocalist Nikki Glenn easily traverses between the worlds of classical and popular music. A "late bloomer", Nikki began her formal study of the violin as a teenager with a scholarship to study at the Cleveland Institute of Music's Preparatory Division. She was awarded another scholarship to attend National Music Camp in Interlochen, Michigan and continued her studies at Interlochen Arts Academy. During this time she was given the opportunity to attend college on a four-year Air Force ROTC full scholarship, but ultimately chose to pursue a musical education at the University of Missouri - St. Louis, where she was honored by a Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra scholarship and internship with the Operations Department of the Orchestra.
Nikki was one of two American violinists selected to perform in orchestral and chamber concerts for the inaugural season of the Operafestival di Roma in Rome, Italy. Her past professional experience includes: violin and vocal performances on with Carnival and Norwegian Cruise Lines, performances with the Moody Blues, the multimedia extravaganza "Elvis Live", The Black Eyed Peas (televised on ABC), Michael W. Smith, Amy Grant, and Bernadette Peters.
As an entertainer for private, corporate, and special events, Nikki performs as both violinist and vocalist, with a repertoire which includes light jazz instrumentals, adult contemporary vocals, pop, and dance music. Notable performance venues and organizations for whom Nikki has entertained include the Ameristar Casinos in Vicksburg, Mississippi, St. Louis and Kansas City, Missouri; corporations such as Amway, Anheuser Busch, and the American Heart Association; and almost all of the most upscale event venues and private clubs throughout the St. Louis metropolitan area. She also specializes in providing elegant music for events within the yachting community, with repeat engagements at the Fort Lauderdale International Boat Show and Yachts Miami Beach.
Nikki's experiences give her a unique attitude towards performance; she is a fearless and passionate artist who seeks to explore the limits of her instruments and surpass them.