A potential client asked me the other day if it was better to have more than one player for a wedding. For instance, is a solo violin enough? My answer is that it really depends on what you want. I can play by myself and I’m sure it will be fantastic–I have certainly received many compliments on solo violin performances. However, if your budget can manage, I think it’s better to have two or more players. Think of it like this: would you prefer solo singer, or a singer with guitar or piano? Melodies are great, but melody with harmony is even better. However, better to have that nice melody than nothing (or that “canned” sound from a recording;) ). So that’s my two cents. In the next month, I have two solo weddings booked right now, so that certainly says something! And yes, I can play pretty much anything on solo violin that a group can do, and if not, I’ll make it work.