Julie Paradies

Violin from Rhinebeck, NY - Will travel up to 45 miles
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$175 - $425 per event
Julie has been playing at weddings for 19 years throughout the Hudson Valley. Reviews of her group The Paradies Ensemble hail her as "extremely easy to work with," and "accommodating of our specific requests."
SOLO VIOLIN is one option, and you have several more, such as:
SOLO violin with church organ
SOLO trumpet with church organ
SOLO. cello
DUO violin & trumpet, violin & viola, violin & cello
TRIO violin, trumpet & cello, or violin, viola & cello
QUARTET violin, trumpet, viola & cello, or first violin, second violin, viola & cello
QUINTET first violin, second violin, trumpet, viola & cello or violin, trumpet, viola, cello & organ)

Julie takes a personal interest in each bridal couple's dreams of their perfect wedding. Individual requests for songs will certainly be accommodated. Thanks to the internet, the availability of sheet music is considerably easier than ever. Julie has worked with couples to play their most meaningful music -- one bride wanted to walk down the aisle to "Make You Feel My Love" by Bob Dylan/ Adele. Another couple wanted Beatles tunes for everything! Yet another couple asked the Paradies Ensemble to play their ceremony, cocktail hour, PLUS first dance--a tango called Una Cabeza! Julie recognizes the importance of every detail when planning a wedding, and she does everything within her power to set your mind at ease.

With her wide variety of repertoire and experience, Julie will help you choose your perfect wedding music. For your Processional, you could choose the traditional Canon in D, or something contemporary such as Leonard Cohen's Hallelujah. During the Lighting of a Unity Candle, consider a love song such as A Thousand Years. And for your Recessional, Julie can play the traditional Wedding March or something completely different such as "Viva La Vida" to rock you into your reception!

A larger ensemble will add harmonies and musical colors to the day. Consider the excitement that the trumpet conveys! Julie's husband Jim Paradies has been recognized for over 20 years as one of the Hudson Valley's finest trumpet players. Add the cello for warm, deep tones. Julie's colleague Jay Shulman is an accomplished cellist and the son of composer Alan Shulman. The viola fills in the rich middle tones, played expertly by Ryan Hall. The quartet is a sophisticated ensemble which will impress your guests with the music of a full orchestra. The quintet -- a string quartet plus trumpet -- is ideal for a large church such as the Vassar College Chapel. The sound will be amazing!

Julie is devoted to her music. Besides weddings, she plays regularly with several orchestras, including the Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra, the Mid-Hudson Orchestra, and the Woodstock Chamber Orchestra. Julie also teaches violin lessons to all ages, 4 and up. After your wedding, Julie will be glad to give violin lessons to your child! :)
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2014!

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I used Julie + Jim for a wedding in Germantown, NY and they were both great throughout the whole process. They came early to work with the organist at the church and they dealt with my annoyances with being nervous about the music in general. Thanks for everything!

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Our arrangements had to made long distance and Julie was extremely helpful. The music was excellent.

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Julie was fantastic. She played beautifully and accommodated my request which was to play modern tunes. We recommend Julie for all occasions!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
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2016
May
7
Barnes & Noble informal performance/fundraiser for WCO
Kingston, NY
2:00 PM - 2:15 PM
2016
May
14
Wedding
Roxbury, NY
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
May
21
Wedding
Saugerties, NY
4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2016
May
22
Woodstock Chamber Orchestra Concert
Stone Ridge, NY
3:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2016
Jun
18
Northern Dutchess Symphony Orchestra concert
Rhinebeck, NY
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2016
Sep
17
wedding
Germantown, NY
3:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2015
Oct
17
Wedding Ceremony
Catskill, NY
2:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2015
Sep
5
Wedding
Annandale on Hudson, NY
4:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2015
Jul
25
Wedding Ceremony
Hudson, NY
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
2015
Jun
13
Wedding cocktail hour
West Point, NY
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
2015
May
16
Wedding Ceremony
Poughkeepsie, NY
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2015
May
1
Wedding
Poughkeepsie, NY
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM
The Four Seasons
Vivaldi
Bridal Chorus, "Here Comes The Bride"
Wagner
Ashokan Farewell
Jay Ungar
Dancing in the Moonlight
Orleans
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart
Minuet in G
Bach
Marry You
Bruno Mars
A Thousand Years
Christina Perri
Viva La Vida
Coldplay
Canon in D
Pachelbel
Violin
Cello
Trumpet
Fiddler
Jazz Trumpet
Classical Trumpet
Classical Violin
Chamber Music Violin
Classical Cello
Strolling Violinist
Jazz Violin
Tango Violin
Weddings
Celebrations
Funerals
Concerts
Bridal Showers
Events
Fund Raisers
Birthday Parties (Adult)
First Communions
Wedding Ceremonies
Engagement Parties
Rehearsal Dinners
Grand Openings
Memorial Services
Private Parties
Commitment Ceremonies
Church Services
Anniversaries
Studio Session
Wedding Cocktail Hours
Community Events
Art Gallery Openings
Corporate Functions
Lessons
Please note Julie Paradies will also travel to Rhinecliff, Barrytown, Connelly, Kingston, Port Ewen, Annandale, Red Hook, Staatsburg, Lake Katrine, Esopus, Hurley, Bloomington, Clinton Corners, Glasco, Mount Marion, Ruby, Ulster Park, Rifton, Saugerties, Tivoli, West Park, Hyde Park, Rosendale, Salt Point, Tillson, Bangall, Cottekill, Malden On Hudson, West Hurley, Germantown.
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