Classical music creates a sublime atmosphere unlike any other, adding a touch of elegance and much sought-after air of tradition to your special day.
Today we are honoured to be joined by Spanish violinist Rocío Medina, where we discover a bit more about this talented musician originally from Almonte (Huelva) and how classical music at a wedding can add a touch of sophistication to your big day.
My name is Rocío Medina, I am originally from Almonte (Huelva) and I currently travel all over Andalucia livening up events and weddings. I received my first violin lessons at the age of eight, 20 years ago now, and then went on to study at a Professional Conservatory of Music. I have a university degree in Musicology and I am currently studying to be a primary school music teacher.
After graduating from University, I worked in Qatar as a violinist for four years, specialising in Qatari and Arab weddings in general.
My biggest musical inspiration at the moment is the Armenian-Spanish violinist Ara Malikian, considered one of the best classical musicians of the 21st century, although there are many Spanish pop artists that I also admire and who inspire me such as Vanesa Martín, a Spanish singer, poet, and songwriter and Manuel Carrasco, Spanish pop singer, etc.
I would describe my style as a classic, elegant style, but also mixed with a lot of current music, however, I’m not a disco person.
The intention of music is not only to please the ear, but to express sentiments and what better way to do that than at a wedding. It’s hugely satisfying to accompany a bridal couple on such a special day. I also believe it adds a touch of sophistication to a very special moment and I find that weddings are where I get most emotional when playing, it’s something that can’t really be expressed with words.
I’ve played at many civil and religious ceremonies, as well as at the cocktail parties afterwards.
I usually play the ceremony, and then between 1 or 1.5 hours at the cocktail party.
My first musical “plan,” at least in the medium term, is to transmit all my musical knowledge through school teaching. Additionally, I would like to get into doing or organising musical events of Arabic origin, since I worked in Qatar for a long time and I also specialised in Arabic music, bridal entrances, etc.