David has performed hundreds of ceremonies, receptions, and special events on violin and guitar for over fifteen years. Every event's selections are customized to the tastes and wishes of the client. David's repertoire ranges from classical to contemporary pop and everywhere in between. Email your requests, and for quotes and availability. Or call or text directly - (850) 420-1872
Click Here for a video clip of David performing Ave Maria at the Seaside Chapel in Seaside, Florida.
Ceremonies are generally booked as a one hour event. Music starts about 20 minutes before the bride processes. The hour allows plenty of time for music after the ceremony where pictures might be taken and while the bride and groom receive guests.
Choose traditional music and/or contemporary selections. The violin generally requires no amplification. A battery powered amplifier is supplied for guitar services where electricity is not available.
David Pretlow grew up in Birmingham, Alabama where he trained classically on violin with members of the Alabama Symphony and attended the Alabama School of Fine Arts. In Boston he studied privately with Valeria Vilker-Kuchment and pursued theory training at the New England Conservatory of Music. He continued studying violin in Cleveland, Ohio with Bert Siegel of the Cleveland Orchestra and was concertmaster at Shaker Heights High School. After graduating from Emory University in 1992, David moved to Destin, Florida as one of the founding members of “Salty Dog," and later the "Go-Daddys.” He currently performs as a soloist on violin for weddings and special events, solo and duo with guitar and electric violin, and on guitar and electric violin with the bands Beach Mice, and DeMonki..