Zhenya was wonderful to work with as we planned our wedding. She was open to our music suggestions/requests and was flexible with the flow of the service. Her prelude filled the sanctuary with a beautiful sound as guests were seated. Her renditions of You Raise Me Up, Can't Help Falling In Love, and Canon In D were very well received during the processional.
It was clear she had done this before - we did not have an official wedding coordinator. But, Zhenya was able to follow small cues to play the appropriate song. This alleviated so much stress during the day.
Thank you for bringing music to our special day, Zhenya!
January 14th, 2017
Zhenya was wonderful! We hired her for our wedding and were very happy about it. She was very responsive to all my messages and professional from the moment I contacted her. Zhenya was at the venue on time and played beautifully! Thank you Zhenya for making our day extra special!
October 14, 2017
Zhenya did a great job with the music for our church wedding ceremony. She was already familiar with the list of songs we asked her to play and her performance of them was terrific. I received many compliments from my guests on how beautiful the music was. I also found it easy to communicate with her beforehand in setting up the songs and other details.
February 4, 2017
Zhenya was magnificent. Her online sample music does not do justice to her beautiful playing. I come from a long familial line of classical musicians that play venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center and she plays every bit as beautifully as they do. I cannot praise her enough.
May 13, 2016
Zhenya was a complete joy to the residents. She was responsive, informative and very gifted. Her interaction with the residents was delightful and pleasant. We can’t wait to have her perform again.
September 30, 2016
Zhenya was beyond perfect for my wedding! Her music was absolutely beautiful, and it had my guests talking for days about how much they enjoyed listening to her play. She also looks stunning and professional when she arrives which is a must for any classy wedding. Would definitely recommend her to anyone wanting to take their ceremony or reception up a notch from a cd player or DJ. Worth every penny. Julie, September 2016
Zhenya played the violin for my wedding this May 2016 and she was AMAZING. I would definitely recommend her again and again.
She played beautifully, she was easy to talk to, easy to reach, and made very great suggestions. Zhenya was on time, polite and was wonderful to work with. She's professional and she really made our day special. Thanks so much again Zhenya.
Deborah, May 2016
If you are looking to make a beautiful, lasting impression on someone's
life or make an event extraordinarily special, look no further than the
gifted and talented Zhenya Zianouka! I first booked Zhenya for a dinner
event at Old Ebbitt's Grill on Christmas Eve. It was a special night as I
proposed to my partner of nine years and Zhenya worked with me to make it a complete surprise. She began by playing christmas music to everyone's
delight, walking up and down the aisle, engaging the whole crowd. Suddenly, she began playing Pachabel's "Canon in D" and remained by our table while I proposed. The whole night was magical, made even more so as she was willing to drive all the way into Washington late Christmas Eve to be part of this special night. My partner and I were married on April 29th, and the service was made complete with the beautiful sounds emanating once again from Zhenya's violin. Zhenya is talented, professional, easy to work with, accommodating, and a very kind person. I trusted Zhenya with two of the most special moments of my life, and I'm forever glad I did. I look forward
to the day when I can hear her play again
May 8, 2015
This girl is AMAZING. Absolutely incredible. She completely made the wedding. I had a small ceremony of roughly 20 people at the Netherlands Carillon in Arlington, VA on 9/19. Zhenya was extremely accommodating and professional through the entire process. She not only allowed me to tack on an additional song at no cost (the Bridal March), but she also learned two entirely new songs in a short time period, and played them flawlessly. Every single guest had rave things to say about Zhenya, including the officiant who said that she was one of the best solo violinists he had heard at a small ceremony. 100% recommend, no hesitation. Love her.
September 19, 2015
Zhenya provided music for our wedding ceremony earlier this month. Her skill and professionalism were very impressive. She was readily available ahead of time via email to discuss song selections, and her fee was very reasonable. I also appreciated that her repertoire contained both classical and more modern options. Thank you to Zhenya for making our wedding ceremony so beautiful!
Christine, October 2015
Zhenya entertained my guests with her beautiful violin performance during the wedding reception of my son. She played some fine and captivating music and kept party alive, I would strongly recommend her to anyone looking for a great violinist.
November 27, 2015
Zhenya's music was a beautiful performance for my wife and I during an early Valentine's dinner. Though hired for the two of us Zhenya handled the restaurant common dining room wonderfully. She played at a distance, and then strolled close for specific requests. The greatest joy was my wife's surprise at having a violinist play for our dinner, and the delight she had listening to the music! Zhenya was prompt, made cordial conversation with ease. From initial contact with Zhenya, through-out accomplishment of her performance she proved herself as a true professional. I highly recommend Zhenya!"
Corey G. Joe’s Steak House, Front Royal VA February 7, 2015
Having Zhenya as the solo violinist for our wedding was the best decision we ever made! She was very professional, accommodating and extremely talented. We had Zhenya play our entrance and exit ceremony songs, as well as play a set during our cocktail hour. She even learned a new solo musical piece just for us! I highly recommend Zhenya Zianouka for weddings and events, and would definitely use her services again in a heartbeat!
Liz and Ted O'Meara
We are so grateful to have found Zhenya. Having her play
when I proposed to my wife made the moment even more special. We tracked Zhenya down to play when my wife walked down the aisle at our wedding and she again surpassed our expectations. Zhenya’s playing was flawless and very reasonably priced but what we loved the most was that she was able to play our unique song choices. We will be looking to utilize her again when we renew our vows
Married at Antique Automobile Club of America Museum, Hershey, PA
March 16, 2012
Zhenya was a dream to work with. She was extremely professional and quick to respond to our inquiry. Upon meeting her and hearing her play, we knew that Zhenya would be the perfect addition to our wedding ceremony. Besides being a lovely person, she is extremely talented and has a vast repertoire of songs she readily offered to play for us, and even offered to learn any other songs that we might otherwise want to include. And she was willing to travel to our wedding in Washington, DC. I would not hesitate to recommend her. She made such a special day even more memorable for us and our guests.
Wedding Ceremony at The Thomas Jefferson Memorial, Washington DC
September 25, 2010