Martina has a wide and varied repertoire as a solo accordionist and singer, and can also organise for fellow musicians to perform with her, for example the versatile duo Bow and Bellows. Tuning into the particular nature of your event – a wedding, birthday, a film night or a wake, a themed event e.g. to celebrate the arrival of the Beaujolais Nouveau! – she will enhance the atmosphere with the appropriate music.
Repertoire: Martina plays music from around the world and genres from across the eras- Tangos, French, Balkan, Gypsy, Klezmer, Italian, German, Ukrainian and Russian as well as music from the British isles. She is equally at home in the 1920s as in the 1960s, and anywhere in between. Her favourites are Edith Piaf, Charles Treinet, Lucienne Delyle, George Brassens as well as many well known film themes, incl. Amelie, (Yann Tiersen), Amarcord, The Godfather (Nino Rota).
Download sample repertoire. Martina can prepare special requests in advance.
Playing & singing L’amant de St Jean:
Playing Klezmer music withFreylekh Klezmer Dance Band:
“Martina played at our wedding reception and made the evening even more special! “
“Martina played at the reception of our movie-themed wedding at Shepperton Studios – she was amazing and made the day all the more special for us as we love the music of the accordion – so romantic! Book her!”
Martina playing at a wedding party in Brighton: “Our fantastic accordionist, Martina Schwarz… She played Yann Tiersen and Beirut, as well as some of the classics by Edith Piaf – she played while guests arrived for the wedding.”
“She played at the bandstand and when I walked down the aisle. She also led everyone to the restaurant, still playing!”