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I specialize in Weddings! Based in Raleigh, NC I am a full-time professional violinist. I travel throughout the NC Triangle, Eastern NC, and any wedding destination worldwide. Since 2001, I have performed at several hundred weddings from the beach to the mountains of North Carolina. I have also performed internationally at weddings and events. Some of those destinations include Germany, Italy, France, Puerto Rico, Mexico and Sri Lanka. I perform solo and with other musicians. If you are interested in an ensemble I can provide an ensemble with any instruments you desire. Visit the ensembles page to learn more.
Music can make or break the atmosphere. My clients want the ultimate romantic atmosphere at their wedding. They want a professional who will take care of all the music details and leave you stress free. I work with you throughout the process and make sure you have a peace of mind. Hundreds of couples have trusted us to make their wedding spectacular. I would love to hear more about your needs and make your wedding spectacular!
Top 10 reasons to hire Udeshi Hargett
Udeshi Hargett with Drs. Kelly & David Orgel after performing at their fairytale wedding at the Umstead Hotel & Spa, Cary, NC.
1. Voted best violinist in NC by local brides 2014-2020
2. I meet with you in person, get to know you, listen to your needs and guide you with the music selection
3. I truly care about your needs, and want your wedding to be a reflection of your musical taste. I personalize the music to fit your style and desires
4. I have wide repertoire of classical and contemporary songs. If you have a special request I can certainly play that. Basically I can play anything from Beethovan to Beyonce.
Fiddle tunes (The Devil Went Down To Georgia) is often requested at the cocktail hour
5. I arrive one hour before the wedding starts and I'm set up and ready to go when the first guest arrives
6. If your wedding is delayed due to inclement weather I stay longer and perform for the guests while they wait
7. I can provide duos, trios and quartets with any instrument you desire.
8. Your wedding will have beautiful music and will be fun and entertaining for your guests
9. Your guests will be impressed and have a memorable experience as they are serenaded during the cocktail hour
10. Your guests will rave about your wedding for months to come
And here's a few more :)
11. The Knot Best of Weddings Award Winner 2014-2020
12. Inducted to The Knot Hall of Fame (honor given to the top 1% of wedding pros in the nation)
12. Weddingwire Couples Choice Award Winner 2014-2020
13. Trinity Award for Best Entertainment Production 2019 by International Live Events Association
14. Best Local Musician/Musical Group voted by the Wilson Times
15. Preferred Musician/Musical Group at NC Triangle's top wedding venues.
16. Degree in Violin Performance by the prestigious Royal School of Music, London.
17. Hundreds of Five Star reviews and hand written thank you notes from past couples
Udeshi Hargett is a world class violinist who started taking violin lessons at the age of 6 in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Udeshi holds a degree in Violin Performance from the prestigious Royal Schools of Music, London. Udeshi has been performing violin at weddings and special events since 2001. She is a full-time professional violinist.
Udeshi came to the US to attend Barton College and holds two Bachelors degrees. Udeshi was awarded the Hemby Leadership Cup given to the best all-around student at graduation. Udeshi performed with the Wilson Symphony for Fourteen years.
Udeshi has performed violin as a soloist in South East Asia, Europe, North and South Americas. She has performed for Prince Charles of England, the President and Prime Minister of Sri Lanka and many distinguished audiences and celebrities. Udeshi was inducted to the Knot Hall of Fame, an honor given to the top 1% of wedding professionals in the nation. Udeshi has been honored with many awards in the wedding industry. She is a Six-time WeddingWire Couple's Choice Award Winner, Six-time the Knot Best of Weddings award winner, Borrowed and Blue’s Best Musician, and GigMaster's Five Star Performer. She was voted Best Musician by the Wilson Times in 2017.
"It has been a dream come true to be able to pursue my passion and make that my career. Performing at weddings and events brings me so much joy, freedom and flexibility. I feel like I’m not only doing something I love but have also found my purpose,”
A small glimpse of my work..
"My goal is to make your wedding atmosphere truly beautiful and romantic; making your wedding spectacular" Udeshi Hargett
Recent weddings slideshow:
A Bride's Interview with Udeshi Hargett:
North Carolina's Best Wedding Violinist
Voted by brides on the knot & WeddingWire
How long have you been playing the violin?
How did you become a Wedding Violinist?
When I moved to NC to go to College 18 years ago, I started to get a lot of requests to play at weddings from people that heard me perform at concerts and events. I didn't do any advertising what so ever, and was totally surprised and humbled by the number of requests I got. Doing more weddings made me realize how much I truly enjoy performing at weddings. I love working with couples and their parents to create an elegant atmosphere for their special day. When you do what love for a living, it doesn't get much better than that!
"Udeshi's music made our wedding more perfect than we could have ever imagined" Nick & Savannah Rousse
We love your services and videos; everything sounds fantastic...can you tell me what sets you apart from other wedding musicians out there?
When you hire me, you don't only get a violinist who will show up and perform at your wedding but you get someone who will entertain your guests and guide your with eveything you need. No one else can provide the personal, warm and genuine customer service I do. You not only get a hardworking, internationally renown violinist, you get someone who sincerely cares about your needs. I am an extrovert and very outgoing, so working with people is something I love doing - it energizes me to be around others.
Performing and entertaining your guests is something I do naturally. I don't just play music - I interact with your guests, take requests and make sure that everyone is having a good time... In addition I make sure that the wedding music I play at each wedding reflects the personality and style of each couple. I take the time to get to know your style and my music is individually tailored for you! I tell YOUR story through my music. I take special requests and can play anything from traditional wedding music to contemporary. My focus is to give you the best value and service I possibly can and work in partnership with you from the start to the end of the wedding process. I travel to your wedding destination, whether it is in North Carolina or anywhere else in the world. I am available to answer any questions at any time of the day and my clients always come first. (and some of them end up becoming good friends!) In addition to having a strong background, endorsements and education in music, I focus on providing you with the best possible service and experience!
Who is going to benefit best from your services?
The bride & groom that want an elegant atmosphere with the highest quality violin music for their wedding. Many of my best clients truly love and appreciate quality music. They want someone who can create the ultimate romantic atmosphere for their wedding.
I had a solo violinist perform at my own wedding and I want brides to experience the same joy and happiness on their wedding day! I am the owner and violinist of my company. I also provide other soloists (singers and instrumentalists), duos, trios and quartet as you need. The ensembles are made up of the best musicians in the area. My musicians go through my training and shadowing program so I can vouch for the level of service and quality you receive.
You may check out more about my ensembles on the Ensembles tab above.
Do you have a backup violin?
Yes, I carry my backup violin to every wedding I play. Last year, I upgraded to a new totally awesome violin (I totally love!) and that is what I perform on. But I am so happy that I can still use my old violin as a back up.
May we see what some of your former clients have to say?
Yes, absolutely! You can look at our client testimonials here right now. You can also read my reviews from past brides on Weddingwire and the Knot. I can also provide you a list of former clients you can speak with.
This looks like everything we have been looking for! What do we have to do next to start the process?
The next step is for you to call or e-mail me to check availability and get our contract to book your wedding date. You need to send in completed contract with deposit to reserve your wedding date. We will set up your complimentary consultation to answer any questions you might have. I want to hear about your needs and meet you in person and see what package fits your personality, style and budget best.
Great! I am ready. Can I call you to discuss further?
Yes, of course! Please call 252-292-1307. We will schedule a complimentary get aquainted consultation so we can get all your questions answered and out of the way. Again, feel free to call me with any questions you have or you can e-mail me to discuss your needs and desires. I look forward to helping you!