Brooksley is an award winning versatile classically trained professional violinist! She plays all genres of music including classical, contemporary, jazz, rock, pop, oldies, R&B, hip hop, film and broadway soundtracks, Spanish, French, and ethnic.
She also performs with background tracks for a more energetic, richer, and elegant sound for any occasion! She travels all over the country performing for weddings and corporate events including Hawaii, California/Catalina Island, Las Vegas, Seattle, New Orleans, Florida, Texas, Canada, New England, Wisconsin, North/South Carolina, and New York, so no destination is too far away!
Her clients and venues include Carnegie Hall, Mikel Gorbachev, Maryland Governor Hogan, Honorable Jon C. Porter of the U.S. Congress, Grammy award winning artist Malik Yusef, The Heart Bandits World Famous Proposal Planners, United Nations "Kids for Saving Earth”, the Classical Music Series at Reagan National Airport and Dulles International Airport, The Perryman Company’s Corporate Client Dinner at Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, RML Automotive’s Corporate Retreat at Ritz Carlton Resort in Florida, Seven Winds Casino in Wisconsin, Dear World/AstraZeneca, The Reno Tahoe Convention, Humdinger Productions High Profile Events, International Creative Agency 180 LA in Los Angeles, Dark Garden Corsetry and Couture in San Francisco, Jaguar Land Rover, Lamborghini/Rolls Royce, Sheehy Lexus, Celebrity Designer Andre Soriano's Fashion Show, The Wanted's “Show Me Love” music video, Ferna Goitia's “It's Not The Same” music video, Marine Corps Memorial Chapel, US Naval Academy Chapel, US Army Fort Belvoir Officer's Club, Ashburn Volunteer Fire and Rescue, and the UMUC Scholarship and Alumni Dinners.
Brooksley started playing violin at five years old. She studied with the Suzuki program and private teachers, including Paul Stein from the Los Angeles Philharmonic, and she was a first violinist for the Greater Twin Cities Youth Symphonies Orchestra for ten years. She continued her musical studies at George Washington University, and performed as a professional string trio during all four years. She was also the featured violinist at George Washington University Alumni Association's Featured Solo Musician's Concert. She also performs as a duo!
Whether it is traditional or modern music for a wedding, today's top hits with background tracks for an energetic cocktail reception, hip hop and pop classics with background tracks for an upbeat birthday party with dancing, or soft elegant background music for a corporate event, she offers an extensive list of song suggestions and will work with song requests to customize a unique music selection for your special occasion!
She has performed for many wedding ceremonies, cocktail hours, and receptions/first dances, corporate events, cocktail reception parties, birthday parties, proposals, grand openings, fashion shows, launch events, music videos, church services, memorial services, and holiday parties!
She is professional, detail-oriented, positive, and passionate, and she looks forward to enhancing your special occasion with beautiful, lively, and elegant music!
Brooksley traveled from her hometown to our wedding location in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was not certain about Brooksley's international availability, but she assured me that the travel would not be a problem. Brooksley provided a comprehensive list of songs she could play at our reception. These songs included genres from: Disney, R&B, Love, TV/Movie Themes and even songs from our favourite video games that we used to play when we were younger. We provided Brooksley with a playlist and she was very accomodating. At the venue, my wife and I were impressed on how kind and professional Brooksley was. She played everything on our playlist. All guests were impressed with her performance. One guest thought that we were playing a recording in the background, instead of having a live violinist. Brooksley also offered to play the song that I would dance to with my mother. My mother was moved on how extra emotional, Brooksley's music made our special moment. If you are looking for a violinist to play at any event, I would strongly recommend Brooksley. - Anthony G, Toronto, Canada (Wedding)
Brooksley's performance for our corporate event was fantastic. It added an additional element of class to an already very popular event. We would recommend Brooksley to anyone looking for a wonderfully talented performer. - Irvin B, Las Vegas, NV (The Perryman Company)
Brooksley is incredible to work with. She was extremely quick to respond to all of my (many) emails prior to the wedding to work out all small details. She even provided me with many song recommendations/songs that she typically plays in wedding ceremonies! Brooksley accepted all song requests and played BEAUTIFULLY at my wedding ceremony. I truly feel that our wedding ceremony was perfect because of hiring Brooksley. Seriously, you will be SO happy that you hired her! - Megan H, Seattle, WA (Wedding)
Phenomenal performance, very professional!! - Robert G, Sonora, TX (Wedding)
I booked Brooksley in 2014 for my wife's 30th. I was so happy we could hire her again for our corporate retreat in Naples, FL. Brooksley showed up a day early, nailed every song on my eclectic request list, and added an ambiance that was unmatched and perfect for an outdoor setting at the Ritz Carlton Golf Resort. We had her play outside by the putting green, and the compliments on her talent were only eclipsed by those on her demeanor and professionalism. If you ever have to hire professional talent for a corporate or personal event, choose BB! She's a gem on both coasts. - Aaron B, Naples, FL (RML Automotive)
Brooksley is incredibly talented! She is very flexible and was happy to go the extra mile for me (considering the extra mile was flying to Hawaii to play at my best friends wedding!) Her level of professionalism, dedication, and willingness to travel to my friends wedding was amazing and made the day so special. Excellent job! - Lucy W, Pahoa, HI (Wedding)
Truly a talented and professional artist. Even though I probably didn't give her enough direction she was one of the only vendors on my wedding day that didn't bother us and figured everything out herself haha :) we loved her music. It made for a beautiful ceremony. -Laura (bride) - Laura A, Kaneohe, HI (Wedding)
Brooksley performance at my son's wedding was beautiful. It was a surprise for the bride everyone thought her playing was lovely. - Donna E, Milford, NH (Wedding)
Lovely talent and a lovely person. She made my marriage proposal special by her patience, positivity, and talent. - Brandi W, Tahoe City, CA (Proposal)
Brooksley was INCREDIBLE!! I contacted her after a family member had had to cancel and I needed a violinist rather quickly... she was able to jump in take care of all my requests and perform an amazing job! She is a very talented violinist… She is extremely professional , timely and easy to work with... absolutely the BEST!!! I would and have recommended her to everyone I know! Book her... you will be very pleased! - Sheila M, Simpsonville, SC (Wedding)
Brooksley was incredible her music playing ability was beyond expectation, she also, upon arrival jumped right in and started to coordinate with the minister and our wedding planner she went above and beyond and I plan on hiring her for some upcoming events - Erik L, Boonville, NC (Wedding)
Brooksley is a real sweetheart and very professional. She was very responsive with all my email and was able to breakdown and answer any and all of my questions. She gave us recommendations of certain songs that sound better then others and she even went above and beyond and learnt and performed certain songs that my husband and I picked out serval months back. My husband and I love the vitamin string quartet and she took songs from artist such as Lady Gaga, Dashboard confessionals, Tupac (california love) and a few others and played them on the violin. Everyone loved and commented how she was a great touch to our wedding. Thank you for all your hard work! - Bree R, San Diego, CA (Wedding)
Working with Brooksley couldn't have been any better! Brooksley contacted me immediately after booking. She was incredibly professional and kept in constant contact with us. She is an exceptional violinist with a large catalog of music to fit anyone's likes. Beyond playing beautifully at our ceremony and cocktail hour, she volunteered to introduce us via a grand entrance at the reception. She provided so many great suggestions which made our day even better. I would recommend Brooksley a hundred times over! Her unique style of playing along with music really set the mood we were going for. I had so many great complements regarding Brooksley. Thank you!! - Evan R, Santa Barbara, CA (Wedding)
Thank you Brooksley! You were amazing! I can't imagine anyone else playing after my experience this weekend. She memorized the 10 songs I requested, arrived early, was so pleasant and just awesome to work with! My guests were blown away and it was the highlight of my party! - Brian P, Los Angeles, CA (Birthday Party)
I selected Brooksley for my wedding and she was the most perfect, talented violinist ever! She showed up early, looked great and played the violin like a champ! We have very specific tastes and Brooksley listened to all of our ideas and learned so many songs just for our big day. THANK YOU BROOKSLEY and anyone getting married in the LA area and want a violinist - she is your girl! - Laurie H, Lake Arrowhead, CA (Wedding)
First class all the way! Prompt, professional, enthusiastic , genuine moving performance! My family was so happy ,,,and moving tribute for my parents graveside service. So happy! - Jeffrey K, Denver, PA (Memorial Service)
I could not have ask for anyone so perfect as Brooksley. She helped us out in soo many ways.Her music was perfect as well as beautiful!! I will forever be grateful for her!. Thank you!!! - Christy l, Virginia Beach, VA (Wedding)
Brooksley exceeded all our expectations!! Her playing is flawless and her personality is charming.Our guests commented on how wonderful it was to have her at our event. No style or genre of music is to great for Brooksley - I wouldn't hesitate to have her at our next function! - Michael H, Annapolis, MD (Jaguar Land Rover)
Brooksley Bishop is an amazing violinist. I would recommend her to anyone. I booked Brooksley to play at my proposal and she was incredible; she even helped me pick the songs for my proposal. She is extremely professional, helpful, and nice. If you're thinking of booking a talented professional, you can't go wrong with Brooksley. - Eric R, Washington, DC (Proposal)