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Alan Oresky Violinist from Laurel, MD

Will travel up to 90 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 106 Reviews
  • 142 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 1998
  • 8 Awards & Badges
  • Virtual Services Offered
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $300 per event

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I have free-lanced in the Baltimore-Washington area for fifty (50!) years. I play just about all styles, including light classical, traditional/international folk (including Klezmer,) bluegrass, Irish, swing and jazz. I lead jazz and swing instrumental duos and trios. For wedding ceremonies, I play violin or mandolin with optional guitar, cello or piano accompaniment. At the present time I am NOT leading string ensembles larger than a trio (e.g., string quartets.) When I am not leading small groups or soloing, I can frequently be found playing as a sideman in bluegrass groups and even a Gypsy jazz group. The audio clips included on this member profile page are of my light classical solo playing in addition to selected tracks (as indicated by an *) from my self-produced CD originally released in 1994: "A Dream of Peace." I recently added a track I composed for the Fabrangen Fiddlers' album "American Chai," originally released in 1978, and now finally available on CD. It is "Avrum's Nigun" (Abram's tune) and is a good sample of the ethnic dance material I still perform.


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Review by Patrick F.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on June 1, 2021From Baltimore, MD

Alan was a phenomenal performer. He showed up early to go over the space, was accommodating and polite to all of our guests, and provided phenomenal musical accompaniment throughout the ceremony!

Review by Frances S.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on October 12, 2020From Phoenix, MD

Mr Alan Oresky was absolutely wonderful in every respect performing his music at my daughter's wedding. He arrived early, set up, warmed up, was ready to perform on time, played a variety of beautiful music. He was quick to respond to all emails and texts. I would recommend him highly. Thank you Alan!!!!

Review by Damien C.

Nursing Home EventReviewed on January 17, 2020From Arlington, VA

A five star rating isn't even an adequate number of stars to describe my experience with Alan. Prior to hearing him, I was leaning towards another violinist, but boy am I glad that I decided to give him a listen. Not only is he a PHENOMINAL musician with a vast musical repertoire, but he also has a BEAUTIFUL spirit! (feels genuine, not forced for the purpose of winning you over) He performed for our pre-Thanksgiving celebratory dinner at the nursing facility I work for, and to say that the residents and staff ABSOLUTLY LOVED him would be an UNDERSTATMENT! I totally recommend Alan to anyone looking for an accomplished violinist. He is truly a gem!

Alan Oresky:

Thanks, Damien! It was a pleasure working with you and your very friendly and accommodating staff as well! All the Best for the New Year!

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  • SELECTED WEDDING REPERTOIRE | Alan Oresky, violin (& mandolin)
  • Air (on the G String) | Johann Sebastian Bach
  • Air from "The Water Music" | G. F. Handel
  • Allegro (Autumn) from "The Four Seasons" | A. Vivaldi
  • Allegro (Spring) from "The Four Seasons" | A. Vivaldi
  • Andante from "Eine Kleine Nachtmusik" | Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
  • Arioso | J. S. Bach
  • Ashokan Farewell | Jay Ungar
  • Ave Maria | Franz Schubert
  • Be Thou My Vision | Trad. Irish Ballad
  • Bist Du Bei Mir (see audio clip) | J. S. Bach
  • Bourree from "The Water Music" (see video clip) | G. F. Handel
  • Bourree in G | J. S. Bach
  • Canon in D (see video clip) | Johann Pachelbel
  • Choson Kalle Mazel Tov | Trad. Chassidic
  • Clair De Lune | Claude Debussy
  • Der Heyser Bulgar | Klezmer/E. European
  • Dodi Li | Israeli
  • Entrance of the Queen of Sheba | G. F. Handel
  • Erev Shel Shoshanim | Israeli
  • Gavotte | Padre Martini
  • Gavotte I from "Cello Sonata" | J. S. Bach
  • Gavotte in G minor | J. S. Bach
  • Gavottes I and II in D | J. S. Bach
  • Hava Nagila | Trad. Chassidic
  • Hornpipe in D from "The Water Music" | G. F. Handel
  • Hornpipe in F from "The Water Music" (see audio clip) | G. F. Handel
  • Humoresque | Antonin Dvorak
  • Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring | J. S. Bach
  • La Rejouissance from "The Royal Fireworks" | George Frederick Handel
  • Largo from "The Four Seasons" (see video clip) | Antonio Vivaldi
  • Meditation from "Thais" | Jules Massenet
  • Minuet in G | J. S. Bach
  • Miscellaneous Irish Baroque Tunes | Turlough O'Carolan
  • Miscellaneous Sephardic Songs | Traditional Mediterranean
  • Morning Has Broken | Traditional
  • Od Yishoma (several settings) | Trad. Chassidic
  • Ode to Joy | Ludwig van Beethoven
  • Prelude from "Te Deum" | Marc-Antoine Charpentier
  • Romanian Hora & Bulgar | Klezmer
  • Rondeau | Jean Joseph Mouret
  • Serenade from "String Quartet, Op. 3, #5" | Franz Joseph Haydn
  • Sheep May Safely Graze | J. S. Bach
  • Simon Tov & Mazel Tov | Trad. Chassidic
  • The Minstrel Boy | Trad. Irish Ballad
  • The Water Is Wide | Trad. Irish Ballad
  • Trumpet Tune (see audio clip) | Henry Purcell
  • Trumpet Voluntary | Jeremiah Clarke
  • Wachet Auf | J. S. Bach
  • Wedding March (processional) | Richard Wagner
  • Wedding March (recessional) | Felix Mendelssohn
  • Header Photo | Lloyd Wolf
  • Lead photo on press kit | Lloyd Wolf
  • Photo #2 | Frank Sparber
  • Photo #3 | Seymour Oresky
  • Photo #s 4, 10 & 13 | Lloyd Wolf
  • Photo #5 | Bonnie J. Schupp
  • Photo #6 | Lory Werths
  • Photo #12 | Shelly Bobruska
  • Photo #16 | Sara Kushner
  • Photo #17 | Tonya Williams-Walker
  • Photos #18-19 | Jaime Windon
  • Photo #20, w/Esther Haynes | Lincoln McGhee
  • Photos #23-25 | Jessica Crawford
  • Photo #26 | by Alicia Bruce, Love Knot Photo
  • Photo #27 | by Lisa Robin
  • Photo #28 | by Arlene Jaye
  • Video Clips of Alan seated are courtesy of | Carroll Brown / EyeMaster
  • Jewish wedding video clips are courtesy of | Cliff Matheson

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Past Events

May 30, 2021 • Wedding Ceremony
Sun5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Baltimore, MD
May 23, 2021 • Wedding at Pearlstone Retreat Center
Sun2:00 PM - 4:00 PM Reisterstown, MD
October 10, 2020 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Phoenix, MD
October 3, 2020 • Wedding Ceremony
Sat5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Washington, DC
March 8, 2020 • St. Pat's Party @McLean Community Center
Sun2:00 PM - 5:00 PM McLean, VA
January 25, 2020 • 80th Birthday Party at Seasons 52
Sat7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Rockville, MD
December 12, 2019 • Corporate Function
Thu5:00 PM - 8:00 PM Washington, DC
November 21, 2019 • Nursing Home Event
Thu6:00 PM - 7:00 PM Arlington, VA
November 10, 2019 • Wedding at the Masonic Lodge
Sun4:00 PM - 6:00 PM Cockeysville, MD
October 31, 2019 • Community Event
Thu5:30 PM - 6:30 PM Baltimore, MD
October 12, 2019 • Wedding Music at National Cathedral
Sat3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Washington, DC
September 14, 2019 • Wedding at Dulaney's Overlook
Sat3:30 PM - 5:30 PM Frederick, MD

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