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Catherine Boyd

Classical Violin from Fort Worth, TX - Will travel up to 100 miles
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$150 - $1500 per event
Playing weddings professionally since 1984! I sincerely love playing weddings and have an unmatched repertoire. I have played weddings in all genres: Jewish, Catholic, Celtic. I can play in all keys, and blend well with other musicians; I will make pianists and vocalists sound richer and fuller, thereby making them shine even more. I have been playing violin for 39 years, and was playing 1st violin in the Fort Worth Symphony by age 16.

Recent and current wedding music requests include: PHISH cocktail hour (yes!), Bollywood film music (written out for string trio), many top 40/indie hits (including Weezer, Foo Fighters, Dashboard Confessional, and 3rd Eye Blind, John Legend, Pharrell, Coldplay, and Usher), 3 hours of 1920s Jazz (involving 20-30 hours of research), and an R&B wedding (involving 10 hours of research). I take great pride and happiness in taking requests, and serving my brides and grooms with the best possible work. References are available if you would like to contact them.

Here is my bio: New Jersey wedding violinist Catherine Boyd began playing at age 5, and started playing weddings professionally at age 14. She studied with Robert Davidovici (Juilliard grad) throughout high school, and was in the Fort Worth Symphony at age 16 before she went to Harvard. She has performed with Kiri te Kanawa, Christopher Parkening, Steve de Groote, Willie Nelson, kd Lang, and with various rock bands on the east coast. One performance at Graceland was in front of 14,000 people! Known for her versatility and the ability to play by ear, she has an encyclopedic music memory and can't be stumped easily by requests. She is as comfortable with classical music as with jazz, rock, blues, country, Irish, Italian, American Colonial, and World music (mainly South Indian classical and Hindi film music). Studied South Indian violin with Adrian L'Armand (Swarthmore, PA).

For any event, you will receive excellent, professional music that serves your preference. Catherine treats every client (especially brides) as she would want to be treated, which includes thorough email and phone consultation. If you have a limited budget, Catherine can perform the ceremony and reception alone. If needed, high-quality amplification is available. If you have a theme in mind, it is OK to build something non-traditional that your guests will discuss for years to come! Her favorite gigs are solo strolling gigs, taking requests from guests throughout a room. In addition, Catherine has several musical colleagues: guitar (Susan Salmon), flute (Steve Tanzer), harp (Stephanie Sussmeier), mandolin, piano, vocalists, etc. The usual arrangement is a duo or trio. With sufficient notice, it is possible to arrange a band/orchestra of any size or style (classical, Latin, jazz, rock, country).

For outdoor weddings, a battery-powered amplifier and officiant microphone package are available.

Thank you for your time and interest!

(Two photos of Southern Mansion, Cape May wedding, courtesy Doyle Dowdell Photography).
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Anniversary Party

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Wedding Ceremony

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she handled our tardiness very well she must have had another job. She was on time and I heard she played beautifully thanks Catherine you rock Thanks for being part of our day Gary

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Catherine was extremely accommodating. Catherine went above and beyond to help me with song choices, kept me updated on her schedule and always made herself available. Catherine plays the violin so dearly and for that I would love to thank her and highly recommend her. I will never forget my wedding church ceremony and the music played that beautiful sunny day. Thank you again!

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2017
Apr
29
Wedding Ceremony
Tolar, TX
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Aug
9
Anniversary Party
Fort Worth, TX
7:30 PM - 7:45 PM
2014
Jun
20
Wedding Ceremony
Cape May, NJ
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM
2012
Feb
18
Church Service
Mays Landing, NJ
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2011
Oct
29
Wedding Ceremony
Lewes, DE
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
2011
Sep
25
Wedding Ceremony
Blackwood, NJ
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2011
Sep
10
Wedding Ceremony
Ocean City, NJ
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM
Pachelbel's Canon in D
Standard Classical Wedding Music
J.S. Bach Chorales and Suites
Dodi Li/Erev Shel Shoshanim
Jewish
Just the Way You Look Tonight/Strangers in the Night
Frank Sinatra
I Wish You Love/La Vie En Rose
French
Danny Boy/My Lagan Love/Sheebeg and Sheemore
Irish (4 hours worth)
God Bless the Broken Road/I Cross My Heart
Country
Love Me Tender/I Can't Help Falling in Love With You
Elvis
Por una Cabeza/El Choclo
Tango
Piano
Violin
Harp
Flute
Fiddler
Classical Violin
Proms
Weddings
Baby Showers
Bar Mitzvahs
Celebrations
Funerals
Happy Hours
Picnic
Bachelorette Parties
Concerts
Bat Mitzvahs
Bridal Showers
Events
Bachelor Parties
Banquets
Christenings
Conventions
Festivals
Fundraisers
Halloween Parties
Meetings
Birthday Parties (Kids)
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Luau Parties
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Engagement Parties
Family Reunions
Rehearsal Dinners
Please note Catherine Boyd will also travel to Arlington, Hurst, Kennedale, Bedford, Crowley, Keller, Colleyville, Burleson, Euless, Haslet, Azle, Aledo, Mansfield, Southlake, Grand Prairie, Grapevine, Lillian, Newark, Roanoke, Joshua, Dallas, Irving, Justin, Coppell, Cresson, Flower Mound, Godley, Rhome, Richardson, Duncanville.
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