Solo Violin

Harris Shilakowsky, formerly concertmaster of the New Orleans Symphony Orchestra & guest leader of the London Symphony Orchestra and member of the Boston Pops Esplanade Orchestra performs beautiful solo pieces for concerts and special events. He has performed as violin soloist with numerous orchestras , chamber musician, and even as a solo act. Bio.

Classical - Acoustic Violin

Available for concerts, recording sessions, parties and special events including weddings as soloist. Add one of my pianist-colleagues from the conservatory for a concert of great works for violin and piano...sonatas, concerti, popular violin pieces and songs arranged for piano & violin. Available as soloist for orchestral appearances. Concerto Repertoire can be found here.

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Electric Violin

  Its MELLOW!  For concerts for any size audience, special events or background music while dining or for parties, I use the Electric which can sound like a beautiful classic acoustic violin to performing your favorite classics of the violin repertoire or with special effects to perform contemporary styles including jazz, pop, rock, hip hop, fusion and oldies accompanied by custom orchestral and band arrangement tracks. A Complete entertainment alternative. 

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EMAIL: violin@shilakowskyarts.com

For one-time events such as concerts or weddings, send me an email. violin@shilakowskyarts.com

  • Electric Violin Songlist
  • All My Loving by the Beatles 
  • All of Me (Lynsey Graham version) by John Legend 
  • Better Together by Jack Johnson 
  • Bittersweet Symphony by the Verve 
  • Boom Clap by Charli XCX 
  • Born This Way by Lady Gaga 
  • Call Me Maybe by Carly Rae Jepsen 
  • Can You Feel the Love by Elton John & Tim Rice 
  • Can't Take My Eyes of You as sung by Franki Vali 
  • Chandelier by Sia 
  • Eleanor Rigby by the Beatles 
  • Good Day Sunshine by the Beatles 
  • Hey Jude by the Beatles 
  • Hotel California by the Eagles 
  • Ice Castles by Marvin Hamlisch 
  • Jardin D'hiver as sung by Stacey Kent 
  • Just the Way You Are by Billy Joel 
  • La Vie en Rose as sung by Edith Piaf 
  • Moon River 
  • Misty by Erroll Garner, Johnny Burke 
  • The Rose byAmanda Mc Broom 
  • As Time Goes by Herman Hupfeld 
  • Night And Day by Cole Porter 
  • What's New? by Bob Haggart, Johnny Burke 
  • I've Got A Crush On You by George & Ira Gershwin 
  • Someone To Watch Over Me by George & Ira Gershwin 
  • The Summer Knows by Michel Legrand 
  • Since I Fell For You by Buddy Johnson 
  • Unchained Melody 
  • On An Evening in Roma 
  • Pompeii by Bastille 
  • Praise You by Fatboy Slim 
  • Remember When-Alan Jackson 
  • Rockabye Baby-Clean Bandit 
  • Royals by Lorde 
  • Shape of You by Ed Sheeran 
  • Someone Like You by Adele 
  • Something Just Like This by The Chainsmokers 
  • Stand By Me as sung by Ben E. King 
  • Stay With Me by Sam Smith 
  • Sweet Caroline by Neal Diamond 
  • Take Me To Church by Hozier
  • The Girl From Ipanema as sung by Frank Sinatra 
  • Thinking Out Loud by Ed Sheeran 
  • Yesterday by the Beatles 
  • Young At Heart as sung by Frank Sinatra 
  • Classic Jazz by Cole Porter 
  • All of You 
  • Ev'ry time We Say Goodbye 
  • I've got You Under My Skin 
  • I Love You 
  • What Is This Thing Called Love? 
  • Night & Day 
  • Begin the Beguin 
  •  I Get a Kick Out of You 
  • Best of Broadway: 
  • Lullaby of Broadway 
  • Memory 
  • Moonfall 
  • 'S Wonderful 
  • Tea for Two 
  • Mr. Wonderful 
  • POPULAR ROMANTIC SONGS 
  • Come Back to Sorrento 
  • Funiculi-Funicula 
  • Tango 
  • None But the Lonely Heart 
  • Melody in F 
  • Simple Aveu 
  • Plaisir d'Amour 
  • From a Distance 
  • From This Moment On
  • CLASSIC SONGS I PLAY ON THE VIOLIN
  • Bach Air on the G String 
  • Bach Arioso 
  • Bach Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 in B flat; Allegro, Adagio, Finale 
  • Bach Cantata excerpts; Jesu, Joy of Mans Desiring 
  • Bach Cantata excerpts; Sheep May Safely Graze 
  • Bach Chorales 
  • Bach Minuet in G arranged by Harris Shilakowsky 
  • Bach Suite #3 in D; Air, Bourrée, Gavotte, Gigue, Overture 
  • Bach-Schubert Ave Maria 
  • Beethoven Cavatina 
  • Beethoven Op. 18 Numbers 1-6 
  • Beethoven Opus 59, 74, 95 "the middle quartets" 
  • Boccherini Minuet 
  • Borodin Quartet II in D Major 
  • Cherubini Scherzo 
  • Clark Trumpet Voluntary 
  • Corelli Christmas Concerto 
  • Dvorak The American String Quartet (op 96 #12) 
  • English Folk Song Greensleeves 
  • HANDEL Adagio from Music for the Royal Fireworks in D, HWV351 
  • Handel La Rejouissance 
  • Handel Sonata in F 
  • Handel Water Music Suite; Air (up-tempo ) 
  • Handel Water Music; Hornpipe 
  • Handel Whereer You Walk from Semele 
  • MacDowell To a Wild Rose 
  • Mascagni Cavalleria Rusticana 
  • Massenet Meditation from Opera Thais 
  • Mendelssohn Adagio from Organ Sonata #2 
  • Mendelssohn Wedding March from A Midsummer Nights Dream 
  • Mouret Rondo 
  • Mozart Allelujah from Exsultate, Jubilate 
  • Mozart Eine kline Nachtmusik 
  • Mozart March and Sonatina 
  • Mozart March of the Priests from Magic Flute 
  • Mozart Minuet and Trio 
  • Mozart Quartets K. various; including Eine kleine Nachtmusik 
  • Pachelbel Canon in D 
  • Purcell  Trumpet Tune 
  • Purcell Hornpipe and Air 
  • Rameau Rigaudon 
  • Schubert Waltz, Landler & the Andante from Op.29 "Rosamunde", Serenade 
  • Schumann Traumerei, Thou Ring on My Finger 
  • The Prayer 
  • Vivaldi Allegro from "Spring" - The Four Seasons 
  • Vivaldi The Seasons (Spring, Summer, Winter) 
  • Wagner Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin 
  • works by Sinigaglia, Nedbal, Glazunow, Raff, Cui 
  • OPERA 
  • Donizetti Lucia di Lammermoor 
  • Puccini Un Bel Di from Opera Madama Butterfly, O mio babbino caro 
  • Delibes The Flower Song 
  • Mozart Der Vogelfänger 
  • Offenbach Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffman 
  • Bizet Habanera from Carmen & Toreador's Song 
  • Vangelis Hymne from Opera Sauvage 
  • JAZZ 
  • 3 pieces by Duke Ellington (Zonky Blues, I’m in Another World, and Pigeons & Peppers) 
  • Jazz Classics arranged for string quartet by Esposito & Sultanof... the Birth of the Blues, Fascinating Rhythm, I Get a Kick out of You, I Got Rhythm, Lullaby of Birdland, Zing! went the Strings of My Heart, ‘Round Midnight & More... 
  • Joplin - The Entertainer, The Strenuous Life, Antoinette Marsh 
  • La Boheme, Il Trovatore, Marriage of Figaro, Barber of Seville

Students & Teachers Sheet Music & Supplies 

Looking for that book or piece of music you & your teacher decided to learn? I'm able to access a huge assortment of music and some really good equipment at good prices now. 

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Assortment of music series including lots of play-along music.That's just a sample! Here's are some of the music series.

Violin Students 

You started playing an instrument and you need some help getting to the next stage? For Violin Lessons at all levels, including professional coaching

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New Beatles Arrangements 

This week I've set myself a goal of arranging at least one new Beatles song for String Trio every day! So far, I finished a new version of With A Little Help From My Friends, which is already published to Sheetmusicplus.com

Cheerful song by the Beatles arranged for string trio...violin, viola and cello. Slightly challenging for amateurs, but great for gigs. Two measure intro, then into the song. And of course, comes with the Score & full Set of Parts.

Today I finished Something. The song, "Something", that is...

It will be up on Sheetmusicplus.com as soon as the staff there checks it out.

Score & Parts for Something, by the Beatles. Arrangement for violin, viola & cello. Great for parties, weddings, and just listening or gigs. Easy to read. Viola trades melody back and forth with violin. Page turns eliminated by keeping the song to two pages. Measure numbers at the beginning of each line. Dynamics and articulations suggested to make it sound more like the original. Some double stops, though not too hard.

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