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Brian Ostrega - Violinist

Violin from Chicago, IL - Will travel up to 100 miles
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MEMBER SINCE 2018
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BOOKED 13 days ago

$150 - $250 per hour
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About
I'm a professional Violinist from Chicago with over 10 years of performance experience.

The music I can provide is perfect for all occasions. Currently performing and enrolling new clients for weddings, intimate wedding proposals, holiday parties, corporate events, wine tastings, evening soirees, church liturgies, anniversaries, birthdays, bridal showers, baby showers, graduation celebrations, retirement parties, funerals, memorial services and nursing home entertainment. No song or genre is beyond the capabilities the Violin can bring to your special event! If you want it heard, I can make it happen.

I can perform as a soloist or can bring in more musicians for a larger ensemble to create a rich and fuller atmosphere.

To amp up the excitement, I can also bring an electric violin setup for a louder effect to perform modern or classic pops songs with instrumental backing upon request!

I have a strong classical music background performing as an orchestral musician with various orchestras in the Chicagoland area. I currently perform with the Illinois Philharmonic Orchestra, Northbrook Symphony, Peoria Symphony Orchestra, Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra and New Philharmonic. I'm also an alumnus of the Civic Orchestra of Chicago.

My formal training includes a Bachelor of Music Degree in Violin Performance from the University of Illinois Champaign/Urbana, class of 2013 and a Master of Music Degree in Violin Performance from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of the Performing Arts, class of 2015.

Music has enriched my life and I can use it to enrich the atmosphere of your special event.
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One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2019!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2018!

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Amazing Experience, Indeed Brian goes the extra mile ! He went very early to the venue we agreed,for him to be prepared to the exact time, he sent me msgs to coordinate entrance so he could hide from the proposal! The weather was cold and although it was not windy im sure his fingers were very cold but he played incredible! He was also very kind to take some pictures too ! Definitely I recommend him!! its a must hire !! A+++++.

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Brian Ostrega - Violinist’s Response:

Thank you so much, Angel! Really appreciate the glowing review!

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Brian was phenomenal. Wonderful communication before and during the event. We also used his recommendation for a pianist and she was amazing. Sheer perfection.

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Brian Ostrega - Violinist’s Response:

Many thanks, Christopher! It was wonderful to be a part of your ceremony and reception.

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I always wanted a violinist to play at my wedding and Brian did not disapoint! Very quick on responding to emails and was able to accomodate any song choice given. Gave excellent recommendations of songs to be played during different parts of the ceremony. His transitions of the songs were flawless! He was nice and early to the ceremony and overall very kind and great to work with.

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Brian Ostrega - Violinist’s Response:

Thank you so much, Julie!

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2020
Oct
4
Wedding Ceremony
Utica, IL
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
2020
Oct
30
Wedding Ceremony
Milwaukee, WI
4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2021
May
8
Wedding Ceremony
Elmhurst, IL
1:45 PM - 2:45 PM
2021
Jun
26
Wedding Ceremony
Lake Geneva, WI
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2021
Jul
31
Wedding Reception
Naperville, IL
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
2021
Sep
4
Wedding
Lake Geneva, WI
6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
2021
Oct
16
Wedding Ceremony
Valparaiso, IN
4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
2020
Sep
26
Wedding Ceremony
Saint Charles, IL
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
2020
Sep
8
Wedding Ceremony
Benton Harbor, MI
2:30 PM - 3:00 PM
2020
Aug
8
Anniversary Party
Chicago, IL
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
2020
Jul
27
Anniversary Party
Schaumburg, IL
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Jul
11
Wedding Ceremony
Lindenhurst, IL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Jul
7
Wedding
Flossmoor, IL
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Jun
12
Event
Chicago, IL
5:00 PM - 5:30 PM
2020
May
29
Anniversary Party
Chicago, IL
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM
2020
Mar
7
Wedding
Dixon, IL
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2020
Mar
1
Baby Shower
Highland, IN
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
2020
Feb
22
Wedding Ceremony
Oak Park, IL
2:30 PM - 3:15 PM
2020
Feb
14
Celebration
Chicago, IL
1:30 PM - 1:45 PM
'Canon'
Pachabel
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik
Mozart
'Rondeau'
Jean Mouret
Meditation from 'Thais'
Massenet
Ave Maria
Schubert
Gavotte and Rondo
J.S. Bach
Cantabile
Paganini
Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart
Bouree from 'Water Music'
Handel
Hornpipe from 'Water Music'
Handel
Trumpet Voluntary
Purcell
Rondo from 'Spring'
Vivaldi
Largo from 'Winter'
Vivaldi
Flower Duet from 'Lakme'
Léo Delibes
'Brindisi' from La Traviata
Verdi
Por Una Cabeza
Carols Gardel
'Moon River'
Mancini
Careless Whisper
Wham!
Young and Beautiful
Lana Del Ray
Harry Potter Theme
John Williams
Violin
Fiddler
Classical Violin
Strolling Violinist
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 Brian Ostrega - Violinist will also travel to Cicero, Berwyn, Oak Park, Forest Park, Hines, Lyons, Riverside, Brookfield, Maywood, River Forest, Summit Argo, Carol Stream, La Grange Park, Bellwood, Bedford Park, Melrose Park, Westchester, Burbank, Bridgeview, Hillside, Hinsdale, Hometown, La Grange, River Grove, Stone Park, Western Springs, Berkeley, Franklin Park, Justice, Norridge.
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