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Catherine Boyd Violinist

Cape May , NJ

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Cape May, NJ US 08204 (map)
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ABOUT US

Performing wedding ceremony music professionally since 1984! I started studying violin at age 5, and was in the Fort Worth Symphony by age 16. I studied with Robert Davidovici... Read more
Performing wedding ceremony music professionally since 1984! I started studying violin at age 5, and was in the Fort Worth Symphony by age 16. I studied with Robert Davidovici (Juilliard/Galamian) and Sally Thomas. My repertoire is unmatched; I have done extensive research and transcription for various assignments. The genres include: Bollywood, R&B, classical, Jewish, Celtic (Irish/Scottish), rock, bluegrass, country, Colonial (pre-1800), 1920s jazz (I have 4 hours' worth!). If you have a particular request in mind, I am happy to work with you.

Other instrumentalists include: flute, harp, mandolin, guitar, vocalist, and piano. I can find an ensemble as small or as large as you desire, and have the amplification as well. Beach weddings are a specialty! Read less
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INFO FOR CEREMONY MUSIC

What ceremony music arrangements can you provide?
Acapella, Instrumental - Duo, Instrumental - Solo, Instrumental - Trio, Orchestra, Soloist / Vocalist, String - Quartet, String - Quintet, String - Trio
What instruments does your group play?
Cello, Flute, Guitar, Harp, Piano, Violin

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Lauren
Wedding:
4/5/2014
5.0/5.0
Catherine is a total sweetheart and incredibly talented! She provided music for our wedding ceremony and asked us to pick any song under the sun, no matter the genre or how obscure it might be. She nailed every single song. She really added that something extra to our ceremony and we could not recommend her enough - she's amazing!
Catherine is a total sweetheart and incredibly talented! She provided music for our wedding ceremony and asked us to pick Read more...
Catherine is a total sweetheart and incredibly talented! She provided music for our wedding ceremony and asked us to pick any song under the sun, no matter the genre or how obscure it might be. She nailed every single song. She really added that something extra to our ceremony and we could not recommend her enough - she's amazing! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Eric
Wedding:
11/9/2013
5.0/5.0
Catherine was great to work with and customized our playlist for our ceremony and cocktail hour to precisely what we wanted. She has such a wide range of songs to play which made our lives so much easier. The 80's medley she played during our cocktail hour was awesome and received great reviews from many of our guests.
Catherine was great to work with and customized our playlist for our ceremony and cocktail hour to precisely what we Read more...
Catherine was great to work with and customized our playlist for our ceremony and cocktail hour to precisely what we wanted. She has such a wide range of songs to play which made our lives so much easier. The 80's medley she played during our cocktail hour was awesome and received great reviews from many of our guests. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Kate
Wedding:
7/13/2013
4.9/5.0
I found Catherine a little close to my wedding date but thankfully she was still available! I loved that beforehand, she was willing to conduct a lot of the contract through texting and that she uses Paypal. When we got closer to the wedding, we had a little trouble finding time to talk but it all worked out.
The day of, she was there early and played as guests were arriving; when the procession was walking down, I could hear her and she sounded beautiful. For my walk down the aisle, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" was sensational and our recessional was "Ode to Joy" and I could hear every note as we walked down, even over the clapping.
After, she found time to come and congratulate my husband and I. We actually had very little face-to-face contact, but she was still wonderful.
I found Catherine a little close to my wedding date but thankfully she was still available! I loved that beforehand, she Read more...
I found Catherine a little close to my wedding date but thankfully she was still available! I loved that beforehand, she was willing to conduct a lot of the contract through texting and that she uses Paypal. When we got closer to the wedding, we had a little trouble finding time to talk but it all worked out.
The day of, she was there early and played as guests were arriving; when the procession was walking down, I could hear her and she sounded beautiful. For my walk down the aisle, "Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring" was sensational and our recessional was "Ode to Joy" and I could hear every note as we walked down, even over the clapping.
After, she found time to come and congratulate my husband and I. We actually had very little face-to-face contact, but she was still wonderful. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Melissa
Wedding:
5/4/2013
5.0/5.0
My ceremony and cocktail hour would have never been the same without Catherine! She was absolutely incredible. Catherine also put together an amazing trio for me with a guitar and harp. For our cocktail hour, Catherine suggested playing Metallica to mix it up!! Metallica is my husbands favorite band and we saw them on our second date. She played enter Sandman and even learned Orion (my Husband's favorite song) especially for us. She is a true talent and I was honored to have her!
My ceremony and cocktail hour would have never been the same without Catherine! She was absolutely incredible. Catherine Read more...
My ceremony and cocktail hour would have never been the same without Catherine! She was absolutely incredible. Catherine also put together an amazing trio for me with a guitar and harp. For our cocktail hour, Catherine suggested playing Metallica to mix it up!! Metallica is my husbands favorite band and we saw them on our second date. She played enter Sandman and even learned Orion (my Husband's favorite song) especially for us. She is a true talent and I was honored to have her! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Judy
Wedding:
4/13/2013
5.0/5.0
We hired Catherine to play at our wedding ceremony and she was fabulous! We gave her a list of Beatles songs and some others that we wanted and she played them beautifully. She even sent us videos of her playing the songs ahead of time to make sure we liked them! My only regret is that I didn't get to spend much time with her on my wedding day. She was wonderful to work with and a very talented artist and I would recommend her to anyone for their event!
We hired Catherine to play at our wedding ceremony and she was fabulous! We gave her a list of Beatles songs and some Read more...
We hired Catherine to play at our wedding ceremony and she was fabulous! We gave her a list of Beatles songs and some others that we wanted and she played them beautifully. She even sent us videos of her playing the songs ahead of time to make sure we liked them! My only regret is that I didn't get to spend much time with her on my wedding day. She was wonderful to work with and a very talented artist and I would recommend her to anyone for their event! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Courtney
Wedding:
10/8/2011
5.0/5.0
Catherine Boyd is an unbelievable artist. From the moment we met, she was the most responsive and enthusiastic vendor I dealt w/throughout my wedding planning. She treated me as if I was the only bride she was working with--and I know for sure I was not! I hired Catherine to play for an hour during our ceremony, as our wedding band did not cover that part of the evening. Catherine and I spoke on the phone at our first meeting, and we began creating a list of unique and fantastic music--but I had no idea how she was going to play it on the violin. For example, I wanted to walk down the aisle to "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol and I wanted to surprise my husband w/the Eagles Fight Song! Catherine never batted an eye about my requests, and on the day of the wedding, her music was breathtaking! Hearing "Chasing Cars" begin as I started down the steps toward the aisle, is a moment I will never forget. If you are at all apprehensive about hiring Catherine Boyd, I urge you to call her RIGHT now! You will not be the slightest bit disappointed. I was so thrilled she played at our wedding--she made the ceremony personal and so joyful. I would highly and enthusiastically recommend Catherine Boyd to anyone and everyone! If I could give her six stars for every category, I would!
Catherine Boyd is an unbelievable artist. From the moment we met, she was the most responsive and enthusiastic vendor I Read more...
Catherine Boyd is an unbelievable artist. From the moment we met, she was the most responsive and enthusiastic vendor I dealt w/throughout my wedding planning. She treated me as if I was the only bride she was working with--and I know for sure I was not! I hired Catherine to play for an hour during our ceremony, as our wedding band did not cover that part of the evening. Catherine and I spoke on the phone at our first meeting, and we began creating a list of unique and fantastic music--but I had no idea how she was going to play it on the violin. For example, I wanted to walk down the aisle to "Chasing Cars" by Snow Patrol and I wanted to surprise my husband w/the Eagles Fight Song! Catherine never batted an eye about my requests, and on the day of the wedding, her music was breathtaking! Hearing "Chasing Cars" begin as I started down the steps toward the aisle, is a moment I will never forget. If you are at all apprehensive about hiring Catherine Boyd, I urge you to call her RIGHT now! You will not be the slightest bit disappointed. I was so thrilled she played at our wedding--she made the ceremony personal and so joyful. I would highly and enthusiastically recommend Catherine Boyd to anyone and everyone! If I could give her six stars for every category, I would! Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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oBelleo
Wedding:
10/10/2008
5.0/5.0
Catherine was an exceptional violinist. I originally wanted a string quartet, but due to bookings I was referred to her. She was so easy-going and very eager to please. We discussed what types of music to use and helped me customize a list of music for my ceremony. Upon listening to some tracks on-line and watching live footage; I knew she would do well. Nothing prepared me for how fantastic she played live. Even on the beach with the wind; she was able to use that to her advantage and her music carried across the beach. Everyone was extremely impressed with her skills and I received numerous compliments. I would highly recommend her to anyone whom needed a musician for their event.
Catherine was an exceptional violinist. I originally wanted a string quartet, but due to bookings I was referred to her. Read more...
Catherine was an exceptional violinist. I originally wanted a string quartet, but due to bookings I was referred to her. She was so easy-going and very eager to please. We discussed what types of music to use and helped me customize a list of music for my ceremony. Upon listening to some tracks on-line and watching live footage; I knew she would do well. Nothing prepared me for how fantastic she played live. Even on the beach with the wind; she was able to use that to her advantage and her music carried across the beach. Everyone was extremely impressed with her skills and I received numerous compliments. I would highly recommend her to anyone whom needed a musician for their event. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music
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Michelle
Wedding:
8/29/2008
5.0/5.0
Catherine was a wonderful addition to our ceremony. Her playing added a real elegant feel to the ceremony. She was great to work with. For my prelude she learned multiple songs (our guest wedding songs) in order to add a personalized feel to our ceremony. She is extremely talented. She even noticed that a couple from out of state had missed the ceremony so she went to the cocktail hour and played music outside for our guest and family. (this was beyond the agreed time that we had set.) This was one vendor that I felt like I had UNDER paid!! She went way beyond our expectations.
Catherine was a wonderful addition to our ceremony. Her playing added a real elegant feel to the ceremony. She was great Read more...
Catherine was a wonderful addition to our ceremony. Her playing added a real elegant feel to the ceremony. She was great to work with. For my prelude she learned multiple songs (our guest wedding songs) in order to add a personalized feel to our ceremony. She is extremely talented. She even noticed that a couple from out of state had missed the ceremony so she went to the cocktail hour and played music outside for our guest and family. (this was beyond the agreed time that we had set.) This was one vendor that I felt like I had UNDER paid!! She went way beyond our expectations. Read less
Services Used: Ceremony Music

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