Violinist Laryssa Warne is an accomplished musician, available for hire, who enjoys performing for weddings, funerals, corporate events, real estate open houses, and parties. Laryssa has experience teaching violin and is accepting new violin students.
Laryssa takes the time to get to know her clients and creates a program that will fit their needs. Laryssa has access to other musicians if requested (requests for a trio, quartet, violin/piano duo, etc.).
Prices start at $250 and are based on hours, travel expenses and administration costs.
Available in Calgary and the surrounding area.
Laryssa Warne began playing the violin at age 3. She graduated from the Mount Royal University Conservatory Academy program under the tutelage of Nick Pulos, former principal violist of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. She studied music at the University of Calgary and the University of British Columbia, and played in the Calgary Youth Orchestra, University of Calgary Orchestra and the University of Calgary New Music Ensemble. Laryssa achieved her Grade 10 Royal Conservatory of Music exam in Violin Performance and has a Bachelor's degree from the University of Calgary. She also plays and teaches piano.
Laryssa attended the 2018 Alberta Suzuki Summer Institute and completed her Suzuki Teacher Training with instructor Elayne Ras. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has teaching experience with students ranging from beginner to advanced level.
Laryssa has a successful freelance career and actively plays with the Symphony of the Kootenays, the Prince George Symphony Orchestra (PGSO), Calgary Civic Symphony, Timepoint Ensemble, Festival Chorus Chamber Orchestra, and the Wintergreen Trio. In 2016, Laryssa performed in the Honens Festival in Calgary. Notable performances include Assistant Concertmaster for both Cirque Musica's Wonderland show and A Tribute to John Denver, conducted by Lee Holdridge. In 2019, Laryssa had a residency at the Banff Centre for the Arts and Creativity, performing in the World Premiere of Calgary Opera's Ghost Opera.
Laryssa is the Founder and Artistic Director of the Calgary Salon Series chamber music concert series. In this series, Laryssa has performed with artists Michael Hope, the Oberon Guitar Trio, Dongkyun An, Laura Brandt, and Thomas Yu.
Laryssa is currently accepting new private violin students in SW Calgary. She is a member of the Suzuki Association of the Americas and has teaching experience with students ranging from beginner to advanced level. Laryssa is currently on the faculty at Morin Music Studio in Calgary. She believes every child can learn to play an instrument well and will provide the necessary tools and guidance to create success. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire further.
"Before I met Mrs. Laryssa Warne I had several violin teachers. I tried hard and yet my progress was slow. With Laryssa I improved quickly. In just one short year she helped me tremendously with my intonation, violin tone, bowing, vibrato and posture. With proper posture I can practice longer and see results. Thanks to Laryssa's insights I can derive more pleasure from playing the violin. I therefore wholeheartedly recommend Laryssa Warne as a violin teacher. "
V.B. — September 2018
“Laryssa is a very talented instructor who is highly insightful and always encourages her students to be at their best. Studying with her not only improved my technique which helped me achieve great results on my RCM exams but also enhanced my understanding of music. It was a great pleasure to learn from her musical expertise and I recommend her to anyone looking to further their violin skills."
Yanda F. — September 2018
"Laryssa Warne is an amazingly accomplished violinist. She plays expressively and has a real passion for the music she plays. I've had the pleasure of accompanying her on the piano at weddings, as well as, on the pipe organ for special events at my church, Sacred Heart Roman Catholic Church, where I'm organist. She is a compelling soloist, as well as, collaborating on mass parts during the service, with the choir. Its always a pleasure to hear Laryssa perform."
Steve Komar — January 2017
"Laryssa played at our wedding and was wonderful! She played with a cellist at our ceremony and also before our reception started. I thought that she came well prepared. She came to our wedding rehearsal and asked us which music we preferred for the ceremony. I would recommend Laryssa to anyone wanting music at their event!"
Carol C. — August Wedding 2016
"I hired Laryssa Warne for my mountain wedding. I have heard her play violin before and knew she would be a perfect fit. Her professionalism made the event planning extremely easy to deal with. Laryssa was in constant communication providing not only suggestions but computer links to songs so I could hear them for my self. She worked with my suggestions as well, making the day unique and special to me. Her organization actually helped me plan the ceremony as well, as I actually hadn't thought of things like how long it would take me to make the entrance!
She was in touch with me the day of the wedding to ensure she was dressed appropriately, and she was punctual. I had nothing to worry about when it came to the music. Thank you Laryssa, the day wouldn't have been the same without you. I would recommend Laryssa to anyone seeking a professional musician for their wedding day or any other event. 5 Stars!"
Lesley W. — September Wedding 2014