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Ben Mowat 
Wedding & Event Violinist

The perfect music for your event...

  • ​Your choice of your favourite music.

  • Large range to choose from.

  • Option to request music from outside of Ben's Song List.

  • Flexible performance options to suit your event.

  • Various packages available.

  • Set list planning consultation and assitance. 

"So many guests commented on how wonderful he was"

"I don’t think words are enough to describe how stunningly beautiful Ben plays and how his music can bring so much joy to people. Ben was nothing but perfection from the start, friendly, helpful and so accommodating. During our ceremony he played what was agreed and had me and my family in tears. During the reception he had my niece twirling and bouncing around. So many guest commented on just how wonderful he was. I can not recommend highly him enough,And can not put into works thankful I am. You really did make it magical!"

Georgia L.

Classical                   | 
Pachelbell, Bach, Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven, Massenet, Schubert, Debussy, Einaudi
Pop, "Bridgerton" style, rock, indie, R&B, Soul, Gospel,  60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 21st Century, Reggae, hip-hop, trip-hop, electronic
Trad jazz, standards, gypsy jazz, bebop, blues, swing, Latin, 
Irish, Scottish, English, Welsh, Manx, Cornish, Bretton,
                Pop / Rock                  |  
                Jazz                         |
        Celtic Folk 
Film                   | 
              Bollywood                            |  
               Klezemer                       |
        Tango / Argentine Folk 
Hans Zimmer, Disney,
Your favourite Bollywood film songs and Hindi songs, 
Hava Nagila and other favourites, 
also: Bulkan, Russian, Eastern European folk
Tangos, milongas, tango vals, Chacareras, Chamamés, y mas
  • Professional violinist with over 20 years public performance and events work experience.

  • Large range of genres.

  • Extensive repertoire - see Song List.

  • Option for learning your chosen piece(s) if not on the list.

  • Speaker / amplification equipment  provided.

  • Performance usually with high quality backing tracks, but can be 'a capella' just violin, depending on the pieces.

  • Usually solo performance but happy to work with other musicians at the event if needed.

  • Highly professional musician collegues available for ensemble bookings.

  • Weddings, parties, restaurants, celebrations, funerals, bar mitzvahs,  and all other occasions.


For bookings contact Ben:


"The music was so beautiful!"

"We would highly recommend Ben. He was incredibly helpful before the wedding, when choosing the music - he understood what we wanted, made suggestions (including sending us links and playing us pieces on demand) and listened to us. We were very happy with the final mix. He was always easy to communicate with. On the day  he arrived early to set up  and we didn't have to worry about anything. And the music was so beautiful. There wasn't a dry eye in the house!

Friendly, professional and very talented."

Sarah H.


Ben is a professional violinist based in Bristol. Alongside his performance work he is also a composer, producer and teacher.  

Ben has a high level experience over several genres and specialises in create the perfect set list for your event! With a passion for great music that fits the brief, Ben has a background in classical, pop and Bollywood covers, jazz, celtic folk, tango, and klezmer. As well as a more standard wedding repertoire, Ben can also bring his work in experimental and electronic music into his performance, if desired. He is a loop pedal performer, and can improvise beautiful layers of violin and synths with beatboxing to create atmospheric and at times party dance music!

From the age of 7 Ben studied violin under renowned Oxford violin tutor Steward Attwood. During his degree in Popular & World Music at Leeds University, he took advanced violin technique and jazz lessons from the UK's leading jazz violinist, Omar Puente (who plays with UK saxophonist Courtney Pine), graduating in 2006. Since then Ben has performed and toured

with many bands and ensembles including his own classical-folk-triphop crossover act, The String Project (2011 - 2017). He also performed with an early incarnation of well known Bristol celidh band Fitty Go-Mash, Folk rock band Lucky Jim (touring the Isle of Man TT Races for several years), jazz/blues band I've Got My JoMo Working and live drum 'n bass band Phil Oakley & The Allstars. Ben has also performed at Tango dance evenings. In 2014, 15 and 16, Ben toured each summer with Cristal Bal puppet theatre in Toulouse & the Pyrenees region and he also works with Bristol Based circus company Circobatica, creating live and recorded instrumental hip-hop. Ben is a regular attender of Bristol Klezmer folk sessions. 

In classical music Ben has played with a variety of university and semi-professional orchestras both in Oxford, Bristol and Grenoble.

As well as violin performance Ben Mowat now composes music for film, TV and media, in a broad spectrum of genres from classical to popular,  including music for choir, string quartet, orchestral and electronic.  He has a Distinction for his MA in Composition for Film & TV (Bristol University).  

Ben Mowat currently works with Murmuration Choir both as chef score creator for their original arrangements and Event Manager for the choirs medium to large scale, collaborative concerts and gigs. 

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