“One of the most active Events violinists in the UK”.
Georgio is predominantly a live performer and has established himself as one of the most active contemporary-style events violinists in the UK. He is a busy self-styled musician who performs regularly for a range of weddings, corporate events, restaurants, and private parties. As well as performing as a freelance solo artist, Georgio is an established member of the Diastello Greek Wedding Band, and regularly works alongside professional, experienced and versatile musicians.
Georgio majored in violin performance, passing with distinction at Middlesex University in 2001. Within his second year, he was the principal violinist of the university orchestra. Always having a passion for the instrument, he previously attended the London Guildhall University and trained as a violin maker in 1998.
Photo taken by EMD Photography
With a diverse interest and education in music, Georgio has never limited himself to conventional repertoire and playing styles. He has always had an interest in current music and strived to explore boundaries with the electric violin. Having owned a number of electric instruments over the years a custom made five-string Violectra by David Bruce Johnson is now the instrument of choice. Many of his musical influences derive from the experience of working alongside entertaining and accomplished musicians and artists of different styles and genres.
Georgio has also worked with young people for many years teaching a range of music and music technology. He often provides performance opportunities, courses and has on occasions helped young people make life-enhancing steps in music education with scholarships across a range of high profile institutions.
Photo taken by Evagoras Mandrides
“Georgio put together a marvelous compilation for our horse to perform a dressage test to music at an international competition. Despite knowing nothing about horses, he quickly picked up exactly what was required. I rode the horse whilst he played some pieces of music, adjusting tempo and arrangements to suit. He then recorded it all onto a CD in his studio. The quality of the recording was outstanding and we were 2nd in the competition, with the judges giving 9 out of 10 for our music. Thank you Georgio! Your introduction to horses was a very happy and successful one!”
“Georgio’s talent never ceases to amaze me – he is so versatile from contemporary to traditional to classical. I have heard him play at various venues and its always a delight. Carrying on doing what you are doing George – fantastic!”
“Georgio is brilliant at what he does, he performed at my own wedding and at our our clients weddings and everyone always says how great he is. He is professional and entertains the crowd, we highly recommend Georgio”
“Georgio performed at my wedding and many of my family and friends’ weddings. He is untouchable on the violin and a true gentleman!”
“Working with Georgio is always a pleasure , he is so passionate about his violin ! He has a relaxed yet professional approach and graciously helps us throughout the day … He has a fantastic response from the crowd when he plays … Top guy!”
“Quite simply… Outstanding violinist.”
“Georgio Elia is One of the most talented and humble violinists I’ve ever had the pleasure to have worked with. highly rated”
“Amazing musician and a great person to work with!”
“We have seen Georgio perform twice now at the Olive Tree, Loughton and both times he was amazing. It is as if the violin is part of him. We would thoroughly recommend going to see him.”
“Georgio is a passionate violinist. He engages the audience and gives a lot of pleasure in his performances – amazing!”
“Georgio played at our wedding 17th May at the Jumeirah Carlton Tower hotel. Wanted to take this opportunity to say a big thanks!! Georgio you were brilliant!! Always professional and such a lovely guy to deal with! You really helped make our day so special! Once again thanks to both you and diastello for a great day!”
Music & Media
Live @The Olive Tree Sep 2015
Contemporary violinist Georgio Elia performs Live @The Olive Tree Restaurant in Sep 2015
Thinking out Loud – (Live) Violin Cover
Georgio Elia performs Thinking out Loud by Ed Sheeran with the Diastello Band
Beyond Certainty – The Royal Exchange Wedding
Perry’s the Wedding Company, at the Brewery