CLASSICAL PERFORMERS


Enhance your event with an elegant performance from one of our sophisticated and experienced classical performers. We offer the best Electric Violinists, String Quartets, Harpists, Classical Duos, Cellists and Solo Vocalists for your events.

This is just a sample selection of our available performers. Please contact us for full access to our roster.

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Simonetta Ginelli

Simonetta Ginelli

Simonetta Ginelli is without doubt, one of the world’s most popular Harpists. She performed with American Pop Star Beyoncé at the MTV Music Awards, appeared alongside leading German Rock Stars Peter Maffay and Westernhagen as well as having entertained, as a solo artist, such diverse luminaries as the German President, the German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Swedish Queen and King, Spanish King, the President of Kazakhstan, Princess of Thailand Ubol Ratana, former Secretary-General of the U.N. Kofi Annan and CEO of Microsoft Bill Gates to name but a few. Simonetta plays the classical repertoire with a unique emotional touch and her extensive popular repertoire includes jazz standards, movie music, favorites from the ‘50s, ‘60s and ‘70s and modern pop). To achieve her longstanding dream, Simonetta founded a neo-bossa-nova, cabaret-style band, THE DEJA NOVA TRIO, performing everything from Adele, The Doors, Deep Purple, Nirvana, Radiohead, The Rolling Stones, Lady Gaga and Coldplay ... to “Moon River” and other famous Movie Themes. Simonetta has recently performed at the VW World Congress, featured in the special 50th Anniversary Rolling Stones TV documentary and earned "Top Recommendation" and "Best Service Provider" awards due to her excellent reviews. Funkgurus are delighted to offer Simonetta to event clients looking to delight their guests with something very special.

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Marika Rauscher

Marika Rauscher

Marika Rauscher - the ‘Voice of Choice’, has the talent and experience to make events extra special. Marika is a talented, reliable and versatile vocalist, offering a great deal of of choice when it comes to repertoire. Although she is trained in classical opera, she also loves musical theatre, cabaret, jazz and pop. From Opera to Abba, if it can be sung, she will sing it! Marika is called Voice of Choice for good reason. Her ‘Singer for Dinner’ and Corporate Entertainment packages are world famous. Additionally she was the in-house Opera Singer at Harrods, the world famous Knightsbridge store, from 2008-2014 and an experienced session singer, having been featured on several Hans Zimmer soundtracks as well as many TV commercials. Funkgurus are excited to offer Marika for International corporate events, festivals and select residencies.

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Oliver Wenath

Oliver Wenath

Oliver Wenath is a highly experienced and versatile piano vocalist from Germany. As a graduate of the Music Conservatory of Detmold, Oliver studied classical piano from the age of 17 to 23. As a songwriter, arranger, producer and even vocal coach for the German hip-hop artist MC Rene (BMG records), Oliver has toured the world playing in numerous bands, appearing in television productions and producing and recording for Columbia Records’ projects. More recently Oliver has performed as a piano bar entertainer and classical pianist for Kempinski Hotels, Steigenberger Hotels, Steigenberger Hof, Schlosshotel Bensberg, Viking River Cruises and Tauck River Cruises, in addition to performing classical and contemporary concerts in Germany and abroad. Funkgurus are delighted to offer Oliver to clients seeking a versatile and popular performer for their venues.

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Trovatori

Trovatori

Award winning duo Trovatori are tenor and soprano Darren and Caroline Clarke, modern-day troubadours who provide their own accompaniment on classical guitars. They share a passion for singing, travelling and discovery, exploring the musical world for some of the best songs from centuries past to the present day, including opera, operetta, art and traditional songs, folk and ballads. Trovatori's talents take them all over the world. In the UK they appear in concert halls, theatres and churches, music festivals, corporate and private events and at sea for numerous cruise companies including Holland America and Saga. They both continue to pursue their individual operatic careers alongside the duo. Born in Lancashire, Darren studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and has sung in opera houses and theatres all around the world. Caroline, from North London, studied composition at Durham University before embarking on a singing career. Trovatori will enchant you with songs from all over the world, from all over time!

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Ciara Harvie

Ciara Harvie

Ciara Harvie is a stunning and impressively talented mezzo-soprano. The 22-year-old Scot is one of the brightest stars emerging on the music scene with her unique and exquisite classical tone. Adaptable and appropriate in any environment, her profile is quickly growing through a range of television, concert and theatre appearances, as well as performing at corporate and bespoke private events around the world. Power is one of Ciara’s greatest assets. Her voice has the ability to hit notes many others can only dream of. The atmosphere and raw emotion her concerts create are breathtaking and leave audiences stunned. Performing to an impressive audience of 1,200 people at Edinburgh’s Festival Theatre, her first-ever public performance left judges spellbound and Ciara hasn’t looked back. She’s already achieved so much in the early stages of what’s destined to be a fabulous career. Her fan base is rapidly growing through various performances at venues such as The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, ‘UK On Stage’ Youtube event at The Roundhouse in London alongside Stormzy and Paloma Faith, private event performance for ‘Game Of Thrones’ star James Cosmo, international performances in Tuscany, Amsterdam and Budapest. While her biggest performance to date was on The Voice UK 2017 where she received acknowledgement from music legends; Jenifer Hudson, Tom Jones, Gavin Rosdale and Will I Am. This lead to her being invited to represent the UK in a classical concert in Moscow at The Tchaikovsky State Conservatory, performing live with The Tyumen Orchestra. Ciara’s reputation is now global, with regular appearances in Europe and beyond as the world continues to be wowed by this young operatic singer possessing a voice filled with such passion, warmth, soul and maturity.

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Chess Taylor

Chess Taylor

Chess Taylor is an international Classical Crossover act with a stunning mezzo soprano voice. She has mastered the technique of a truly effortless and beautiful sound with pure and even tone throughout her 4 octave range. Chess Taylor's spell binding show takes audiences on a journey - exploring some of the greatest performers that have lived. With material ranging from the iconic Sarah Brightman to the legendary Aretha Franklin, Chess captivates audiences with fresh and modern musical arrangements and tells enticing stories of her own experience throughout. Chess explores classical crossover favourites such as 'O Mio Babbino Caro' and 'Time To Say Goodbye', and then delves into the world of pop with Adele. Timeless classics are visited with 'Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend' making audiences feel as if they have relived some of the world’s most memorable performances. This act is available in up to 2x50 minute performances with both full orchestra/band charts or high quality backing tracks. This is a show that has received full standing ovations and will leave audiences enthralled and wanting more!

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