"Fiddle player Lotta Virkkunen is vigorous and clearly a top talent. She stays true to the jigs and polkas but strings of bluegrass and jazz bow out to testify to her versatility."
As stunning as she is talented, this professionally trained musician has played all over the world, leading ensembles in the US as well as making an impression on the events industry with her memorable corporate entertainment and ceremony music performances.
Available to hire for your special occasion, you can guarantee that Lotta will add a touch of magic to your big day.
Trained at the Sibelius Academy in Finland, Irish World Academy and Cork School of Music, this highly skilled musician is a critically acclaimed performer. Having played with The Finnish Baroque Orchestra and Irish Baroque Orchestra, as well as headlining The Women Of Ireland show which toured throughout the USA and Europe, Lotta is a globally renowned string musician. She has played for the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and Sir Rod Steward and has performed with stars such as Shane Filan of Westlife and Daniel O Donnell to mention a few.
An extremely popular event performer, Lotta creates bespoke shows tailored to the specifications of each client. Performing a varied repertoire of classical, traditional, pop, jazz and rock music, she can cover everything from Irish folk tunes to the latest chart releases.
Lotta has 2 full length concerts that she tours with:
"Éirinn go Brách" - an Irish music concert and "Lúmi" - concert of Nordic music.
Whether you are looking for ambient corporate entertainment, a full show or tear jerking ceremony music, Lotta can provide the ultimate show to ensure that your big day goes down in history. Also able to be hired as part of a duo or an ensemble, she is always glamorously dressed and professional.
Éirinn go Brách
ÉIRINN GO BRÁCH is an audio visual concert series that lets you in on insights to the rich history and music of Ireland. The musical arrangements are created with an exciting mixture of Irish traditional music taking influences from i.eg. classical music and electronic music. Concert is leaning on 3 themes:
We're diving deep into the old mystical tales and songs as well as the great famine and immigration.
The bitter sweet fight for Ireland's independence has inspired many songs and poetry. Also the groovy 60's and 70's brought new winds and success for traditional music as it became part of popular music.
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Today Irish music and dance keeps fascinating audiences around the world. Who could resist the fast and infatuating jigs and reels and the stunning steps and choreographies created by dancers! Modern Irish composers have adapted classical music, jazz and other styles and traditional music into their work, creating new musical worlds and landscapes.
Éirinn go Brách suits especially well for churches and other venues with similar atmosphere.
LÚMI (Finnish for "snow") brings you an incredible musical spectrum inspired by Nordic nature and music. Imagine sitting under the northern lights while listening to epic, beautiful and haunting violin sounds.
Lotta Marie’s music brings out emotions, goose bumps and nostalgia. You will hear the artist’s original pieces as well as Finnish classics from Oskar Merikanto, Jean Sibelius, Nightwish and other well known Scandinavian phenomenons.
LÚMI is a highly entertaining and elegant show that brings out the Nordic magic, served with the international charisma and captivating interpretation of violinist Lotta Marie.
LÚMI works great in all kinds of concert venues. It’s also an excellent choice to entertain guests visiting Finland.
"Thank you, you were amazing as always!!"
- WEIR & SONS, DUBLIN
Lotta Marie has charmed audiences world wide with her stellar performances for the last 10 years. She has played hundreds of high end corporate events in Ireland, USA, UK, Europe and Scandinavia.
She dazzles any red carpet, award show and gala dinner and is sure to add some elegance and glam to your event.
Having played as the leader of the Phoenix String Quartet, as well as headlining The Women Of Ireland show which toured throughout the USA and Europe, Lotta is a globally renowned string musician. She has played for the President of Ireland Michael D Higgins and Sir Rod Steward and has performed with stars such as Shane Filan of Westlife and Daniel O Donnell to mention a few.
Lotta Marie was also seen on stage of Voice Of Ireland finale with contestant Nigel O'Connell in 2016.
Some of Lotta's customers
Microsoft, Guinness Store House, Deloitte, Rolex, Weir & Sons, RTÉ, Patek Philippe, The Irish Mirror, Pride Of Ireland Awards, 6 Nations rugby, Aviva Stadion Dublin, Voice Of Ireland, VHI, Intercontinental Dublin, St. Pancras Hotel London, Titanic Belfast, OYS etc.