Karen de Silva
Karen de Silva and I am a violinist, performing a repertoire of jazz, pop, latin, fusion and classical music. I have music degree, majoring in jazz performance on the violin. I perform on both the acoustic and electric violins. To date, I have performed at various hotels and establishments (e.g. Marina Bay Sands (Rise Lounge), The Fullerton, Clifford Pier, Conrad, Alkaff Mansion, Hard Rock Café, Gardens by the Bay, Kult Cafe, Singapore Island Country Club, The Swiss Club etc.) for several public and private events. As is the norm, I am able to learn new pieces, improvise and work with different musicians and ensembles (e.g. pop bands, string quartets/trios/duos and jazz duos/trios/bands etc.) to cater to the client’s musical preferences. As an artist, I have performed at various festivals and arts venues in Singapore and abroad, and work with established and upcoming performers and bands. Kindly refer to my artist profile below for a short write up in this regard. I have also included a link to excerpts from one of my recent live performances which features my original compositions & arrangements.
Classical & Jazz (Shanghai, French & Standard) - Come Back To Sorrento, Give Me a Kiss 'Gei Wo Yi Ke Wen’, La Vie En Rose & Blue Moon (violin & piano duet)
String Quartet/Trio – Sing Sing So (traditional), Cherry Pink & Apple Blossom White (classic), The Fragments (original), The Rakes of Kildare (celtic) – performance and rehearsal excerpts with my quartet Viva Strings. I also work with another string quartet/trio, Grace Notes.
Pop & Classics - Just the Way You Are Mash Up (violin & piano duet)
Stringers & Swingers large string jazz ensemble performance @ Blujazz, Dec 2015