Ensemble Obbligato
Viola/Violin
Weddings & Special Events in Southwest France
Charente-Charente Maritime-Vendée-Deux-Sèvres-Vienne-Dordogne-Gironde-Lot et Garonne-Haute Vienne
Ensemble Obbligato: Solo, Duo, Trio, String Quartet

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Laura Springham, viola/violin

 

I have extensive experience as a musician throughout the U.S., as well as Europe and Bermuda.  Luxurious hotels, Bermuda beaches, and formal church ceremonies are the backdrop for the many weddings and events I've played.

 

I have a Bachelor's degree from Eastern Washington University and a Master's degree from the College-Conservatory of Music, University of Cincinnati.  Both degrees are in viola performance.  I've performed both violin and viola with professional orchestras, chamber groups, for weddings and special events since I was a teenager. Most recently I was employed at the Bermuda School of Music in Bermuda as a music teacher and performer for 9 years.

 

I've had the privilege to play in orchestras that accompanied world-renowned artists such as Smokey Robinson, Kenny Rogers, John Legend, and Wyonna Judd.  I was principal viola for the Bermuda Philharmonic Orchestra, and before moving to Bermuda was a very active performer in the Greater Cincinnati area.  I was principal viola for the Huntington Symphony Orchestra and also performed with many other regional professional orchestras.

 

I am now available in picturesque Southwest France, to offer my services for your perfect wedding day or special event.  

 

I can provide music before, during, and after the ceremony, and additionally during cocktail hour and/or dinner to add a beautiful ambiance.  Classical, pop, rock, fiddle, traditional. folk, or religious music can be a part of your special day.  I will work with you personally to provide the music for your wedding or special event. 

 

Contact me for a quote and to assist you with your musical needs.

I didn't get chance to catch you before you left on Saturday and just wanted to say thank you to you all for making our day so magical. It wouldn't have been the same without you and all of our guests have kept commenting on how fabulous you were. Thank you so much.

 

James & Rebecca

Domaine de Peuchaud, Rioux Martin, France

Everything has settled down post wedding here and I just wanted to send a quick e mail saying how amazing the string quartet was. They set a perfect mood during the ceremony and cocktails and everyone loved listening to them throughout the meal! A lot of people commented on them and I think the quartet really helped make the occasion extra special.

 

A perfect contribution to a perfect day.

 

Ryan & Kayleigh

Chateau de Poudenas, Poudenas, France

A huge thank you to you and Gaereth for playing in the heat yesterday at the wedding. It sounded beautiful. Look forward to working with both again in the future.

 

Samantha Bottomley, Planner, Best Events Company

La Cannonerie, Réaux-Sur-Trèfle

Many thanks to all of the musicians who played at Kayleigh and Ryan's wedding.  They were magnificent. Really superb!

 

Patricia O'Reilly, Planner, Country Weddings in France

Chateau de Poudenas, Poudenas, France

We would like to thank you especially for the celebration of this unique moment in our lives.

Serge & Rossy

Chateau de la Borderie, Benest, France

Un petit mot pour vous remercier encore de la musique pour le mariage de Camille et Thibault, les mariés ont eu beaucoup de compliments sur la musique et le violon en particulier. Le violon a a donné un caractère joyeux et recueilli à la messe, et a bien aidé l'assemblée à chanter et à prier. Je vous enverrai quelques photos prises par le photographe lorsque je les recevrai.
Je vous recommanderai à ceux qui cherchent un accompagnement musical de qualité dans votre région.

From the father of the bride, Thibault & Camille

Cathedrale Sacre Coeur, Cognac, France

The music played during our wedding ceremony and cocktail reception was simply beautiful. Laura was a joy to work with and I had complete trust in the music she selected. She played wonderfully and was so sweet to incorporate the songs that mattered to us. Thank you again for adding such beauty to our day!

Shane & Jenn

Chateau de la Borderie, Benest, France

Laura and the rest of her trio did an INCREDIBLE job playing strings for our wedding. From the beginning, she was incredibly responsive, flexible and was willing to play or learn just about any song we threw her way. A few of our songs were less than traditional, and she did a fabulous job learning and playing them, and brought my husband to tears just before I walked down the aisle. I would highly recommend Laura and her team for your wedding - her music created the fairytale atmosphere we so badly wanted and the ceremony would not have been the same without them!

Toby & Kaitlyn

Montflaquin, France

We would like to thank you very much for playing at our wedding! We truly appreciate all your efforts!  It was a pleasure meeting you and having you apart of our special day! Thank you again. 

Clinton & Leandrie

La Creuzette, Boussac, France

Laura, thank you so much for your beautiful music, both in the Church and at the Chateau. It was wonderful and added so much to the ambiance of the occasion. 

From the Mother of the Groom, Guy & Lauren

Chateau de la Couronne, Marthon, France

Laura was very helpful selecting quality music that was not the same typical pieces played at every other wedding. I'm pretty sure she even arranged a specific piece that I had wanted specifically for the occasion! Her playing is obviously excellent, and it enhanced the service rather than overwhelming it. I would definitely recommend Laura for thoughtful and unique wedding music!

Lance & Erin

Cincinnati, Ohio

My wedding day was fantastic. It was a beautiful  intimate morning held outside in a garden setting so the amazing flowers decorated the scenery.  The guests were happy and the food was delicious.  The best thing of all was having the violinist Mrs. Laura Springham playing at the wedding, something I always dreamed of while the guest were mingling,  Laura was playing my favorite songs, including classical favorites by Bach and Handel. The most exciting part is when I was walking down the aisle and she played "Here comes the Bride."  The guests loved Mrs. Springham.  She fit right in the occasion and best of all the fantastic music she played.  I am so glad I had a violinist and not a D.J. to play the music. It was so unique and romantic.  Thank you, Laura!!

 

Gordon & Clifftina

Warwick, Bermuda

Laura's performance added a beautiful and elegant touch to our wedding. It was a warm spring day, so the doors and windows were open and guests could hear music in the air as they approached the church. During the ceremony, Laura played my special request - "A Time for Us" from Romeo & Juliet - and I don't think there was a dry eye in the room. Laura's performance was not only memorable for my husband and I, but made a lasting impression on our guests as well. 

Joe & Michele

Indiana

 My husband and I were married in 2008. Walking down the aisle to Laura's beautiful music made our day seem enchanting and magical! Fast forward to January 2013, our eldest began violin lessons...lo and behold our appointed teacher was Laura! We were very pleased! Our daughter flourished under Laura's instruction! Laura has a special way with children that motivates and encourages them. She is mild mannered and makes learning fun for parents and children. We miss her and are forever grateful to her for the impact she has had on our lives. We love music and we love her!

Theo & Bianca

Hamilton, Bermuda

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Southwest France

+33 (0)6.74.04.92.98

springhamlaura@gmail.com

 

springhamlaura@gmail.com

+33 (0)6.74.04.92.98

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