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Will travel up to 60 miles

  • Avg 5.0 | 14 Reviews
  • 20 Verified Bookings
  • Member Since 2015
  • 3 Awards & Badges
  • Accepts Online Payment
  • Starting at $175 per event

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I am a professional violinist, performing in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware. Whether as a soloist or with my trio/duo ensemble including violin(s), piano, guitar, or cello I aim to find the perfect music for your dream wedding! With over 30 years experience, performing weddings, parties, corporate events, funerals and cocktail hours in various styles and venues have allowed me to build an extensive playlist spanning centuries. No, I'm not THAT old! Great classics, Jazz standards, religious music, ethnic and folk tunes, rock, pop, love songs, Gospel and worship music, musicals, Irish gigs and reels, Jewish music, show-tunes, R and B,and contemporary tunes....up to this weeks top 10, fill my playlists! I have performed in major venues including the Kimmel Center, Academy of Music, The Dupont Theater, The Mann Music Center, The Robin Hood Dell, and over one hundred wedding venues, churches, restaurants, private homes, and parks in the tri-state area. If you hire me, I will work with you to make your event music awesome! I will provide quality personal attention and guide you in choosing the perfect music to create the atmosphere that will bring joy and elegance to your wedding, cocktail hour or other celebration. While I can be hired with or without a keyboardist/pianist, I also perform with a classical guitarist and/or string ensemble named Glorious Strings. It is comprised of violinists and cellists for duos, trios or quartets. My ensembles are perfect for any size audience and we can perform with or without amplification. Here are some comments and compliments from recent customers. If we could rate 6 stars we would!! Dottie was the epitome of professionalism, talent and friendliness. We could not have made a better choice for my daughter's wedding ceremony. If you contract Glorious Strings for your venue you will not be disappointed. -Linda M, Philadelphia, PA (gig ID# 2533566) Dottie was easy to work with and continually responded quickly to my questions and requests. She was detail oriented and thorough, and able to provide a huge selection of various types of music. Many of our guests complimented her beautiful performance at wedding and cocktail hour. Her music was definitely a highlight of our wedding! Highly recommend if you want fantastic music!! I will be recommending her to all of my friends. :) -Shaneese R, Lumberton, NJ (gig ID# 2435572) Dottie was amazing from beginning to end. She was on time and very professional and was playing music during our reveal before her start time :) Thank you Dottie!! Everyone loved your music and how well it was played. -Stephanie T, Vincentown, NJ (gig ID# 2433457) I highly recommend Glorious Strings (Solo Violin Trio Classical Pop) to everyone. Dottie Free was there to answer my every question, before and during my daughter's wedding ceremony. I have to say, at first, I was a little skeptical about the Gigmaster's website but there is absolutely nothing to worry about when booking your event with Dottie. You all sounded beautiful and it was a pleasure working with you. Thanks again, Dottie. -Maria M, Lambertville, NJ (gig ID# 2706094) I had a beauty and the beast theme wedding and Dottie looked up their music to play the songs I requested. She kept in contact with me and made sure it was what I wanted. Since it was new music it was something i had to just trust would sound right (and I was slightly nervous i wouldn't like it) but it was BEAUTIFUL!! So happy with dottie and her team. I recommend -Shamara M, Bensalem, PA (gig ID# 2385527) I am very pleased with the service Glorious Strings provided! They were a pleasure to work with and made the tedious task of ceremony and cocktail hour music selection very easy. They were spot on with everything! -Suzanne R (gig ID#1789557) “Thank you for making my wedding day such a special event! I loved your music and the personal attention you gave to the details. I especially loved the Beatles pieces!” Jane B. /May 2017 Corporate Event Philadelphia Thank you, Dottie Free! Your music was heavenly and I really appreciated your willingness to come on such short notice. You went above and beyond all expectations. -Tina C, Springfield, PA (gig ID# 2558934) Funeral. “Dottie, thank you so much for playing at my art exhibit. The music added so much to our opening night and brought elegance complimentary to the evening. We will be asking you to play again next fall.” Ginger A. /June 2017 “Thank you, Dottie, for the excellent music and performance you provided at my wedding! So many of our guests complimented you to us and thoroughly enjoyed your playing! Roberta and David S. Aug./2017 “Dear Dottie, thank you for playing such a varied mix of classical and pop music at our cocktail hour. There was something for everyone to enjoy!!” Kent and Robin A. Oct./2016


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Avg 5.0 | 14 Reviews

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Review by David G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on August 24, 2019From Ridley Park, PA

Professional, talented, easy to work with.


Thanks, David, for taking the time to share your review with me! This not only helps me to provide the best services to my clients, but also helps others find exactly what they are looking for! It was a pleasure working with you! Sincerely, Dottie Free/ Glorious Strings

Review by Tod G.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 2, 2017From Penn Valley, PA

She was very professional and a pleasure to do business with.


Thanks, Tod. Always great to hear from clients! Thanks for taking the time to write your review. It not only helps me maintain high standards, but also helps prospective clients make informed choices. All the best to you and your family!! Dottie

Review by Shamara M.

Wedding CeremonyReviewed on September 8, 2017From Bensalem, PA

I had a beauty and the beast theme wedding and Dottie looked up their music to play the songs I requested. She kept in contact with me and made sure it was what I wanted. Since it was new music it was something i had to just trust would sound right (and I was slightly nervous i wouldn't like it) but it was BEAUTIFUL!! So happy with dottie and her team. I recommend


Shamara, thank you so much for hiring Glorious Strings and for taking the time to write a detailed review!! It is very helpful both for me and for other potential clients. I enjoyed arranging the Beauty and the Beast music for violin and cello, for your wedding. When you came down the staircase, the look on your face said it all!!! You were glowing and ever so beautiful!! All the best to you and Daniel!!! Dottie Free/Glorious Strings

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  • ARIOSO | J S Bach
  • WACHET AUF | J S Bach
  • SUITE I duo | J S Bach
  • ALLEGRO | Loeillet
  • AIR from Water Music | Handel
  • BOURREE from Water Music | Handel
  • BOURRE from Fireworks Music | Handel
  • REJOUISSANCE from Fireworks Music | Handel
  • MENUET from Fireworks Music | Handel
  • GIGUE | Bach
  • MENUET | Boccherini
  • ODE TO JOY | Beethoven
  • PRELUDE TO A TE DEUM | Charpentier
  • PRESTO | Haydn
  • RONDEAU | Mouret
  • SERENADE | Haydn
  • ADAGIO | Albinoni
  • AIR ON G STRING | Bach in C
  • LARGO from FOUR SEASONS | Vivaldi
  • O PERFECT LOVE | Dorothy Gurney
  • LA BOHEME | Puccini
  • O MIO BABBINO CARO | Puccini
  • PAVANE | Faure
  • SONATA 3 | Pergolesi
  • SWAN | Saint Saens
  • RONDEAU | Purcell
  • SERENADE from Schwanengsang | Schubert
  • SARABAND from SUITE #2 | Handel
  • All I Want Is You | Bono U2
  • All You Need Is Love | Paul McCartney and John Lennon
  • Appalachian Waltz | Mark O’Connor
  • Ashoken Farewell | Jay Unger
  • Blackbird John Lennon | Paul McCarney
  • Can You Feel the Love | Elton John
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love | Elvis Presley
  • Eleanor Rigby | Paul McCartney and John Lennon
  • Everything I Do | Bryan Adams
  • The Girl From Ipanema | Antonio Carlos Jobim
  • Happy Together | Gary Bonner and Alan Gordon
  • Les Miserables | Claude Michel Schonberg
  • Moondance | Van Morrison
  • Morning Has Broken | Eleanor Farjeon
  • Music of the Night | Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Nights in White Satin | Justin Hayward
  • Palladio | Karl Jenkins
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Yip Harburg
  • Someone to Watch Over Me | George Gershwin
  • Stairway to Heaven | Led Zeppelin
  • Another one in back section | for trio
  • Sweet Caroline | Neil Diamond
  • Til There Was You | Meredith Wilson
  • Viva La Vida | Will Champion and others
  • When I Fall in Love | Victor Young
  • With or Without You | Bono U2
  • Yellow | Coldplay
  • Africa | David Paich and Jeff Porcaro
  • All I Ask Of You | Andrew Lloyd Webber
  • Annie’s Song | John Denver
  • As Time Goes By | Herman Hupfeld
  • Charade | Johhny Mercer and Henry Mancini
  • Chasing Cars | Paul Wilson and Snow Patrol
  • Claire de Lune | Debussy
  • Clocks | Coldplay
  • Don’t Stop Believin’ | Steve Perry of Journey
  • Gymnopdie I and II | Erik Satie
  • Here Comes the Sun | George Harrison of The Beatles
  • I Gotta Feeling | Black Eyed Peas
  • I’ll Stand by You | Chrissie Hynde and others
  • In the Shadows | Rasmus
  • Just Dance | Lady Gaga
  • Just the Way You Are | Elton John
  • My Heart Will Go On | James Horner and Will Jennings
  • On the Wings of Love | Jeffrey Osborne and Peter Schless
  • Open Arms | Jonathan Cain and Steve Perry
  • Reminds Me of You | Van Morrison
  • River Flows in You | Yiruma
  • Somewhere in Time | John Barry
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow | Harold Arlen
  • Sweet Child of Mine | Azi Rose
  • Sweetest Things | U2
  • The Way You Look Tonight | Jerome Kern Dorothy Fields
  • Unchained Melody | Hy Zaret
  • Wonderwall | Oasis
  • Yesterday | Paul McCartney and John Lennon
  • You Raise Me Up | Rolf Lovland
  • You’re my Best Friend | Queen
  • Waltzes | various composers
  • Artist’s Life | Johann Strauss
  • Estudiantina | Emil Waldteufel
  • Merry Widow | Lehar
  • Tales from Vienna Woods | Johann strauss
  • Valse Lente | Oskar Merikanto
  • Vienna Life | Johann Strauss
  • Waltz | Charles Gounod
  • Waltz | Tchaikovsky
  • You and You | Strauss
  • RAGS | Scott Joplin
  • The Easy Winners | Scott Joplin
  • Maple Leaf Rag | Scott Joplin
  • The Entertainer | Scott Joplin


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