Solo Violin

Jack Maguire, solo violinist

                                Upcoming concert

"Valentine Violin 3" at the Shelley Theatre, Boscombe, Friday February 15th at 730pm. An evening of Romance and Risque. Tangos, film themes and classic favourites introduced with almost believable stories.

                        "Exquisitely delivered".........Bournemouth Echo

                                "Excellent".........Portsmouth News

         "A thoroughly enjoyable occasion"..........Bournemouth Rotary

Jack is the "Andre Rieu" of the South.

Jack was the "Associate Musician" for the Bournemouth Arts Festival by the Sea for 6 years,  performing recitals in the festivals, at the Russell Cotes Museum, directing his  ensemble for the 1st war celebrations, accompanying silent films for the Cabinet of Living Cinema, performing alongside Carlos Bonell, the world famous classical guitarist, and with Yom Kipper Klezmer ensemble. 

 He was the former orchestra leader and soloist for the Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet, leader of the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra's fireworks concerts and Ron Goodwin's Christmas concerts for 20 years, . He is co-leader of the Magic of Mantovani Orchestra.

He will charm you with your favourite romantic and Gypsy melodies from Classic FM, film themes and dance tunes. He has entertained the Mayor of Bournemouth's Charity,  and music societies throughout the UK .

Magic of the Violin dinners are now a popular entertainment in the South Coast holiday industry. Jack introduces the works with almost believable stories. Jack also appears at the Newton Abbot Concerts Society and Purbeck Arts Week.

Here is a link to his charity recital hosted by Poole Audi in their showrooms! 

In the 2011  Arts Festival concert at Russell Cotes Museum, Bournemouth, Jack performed "Mysterious Journeys", his recital  reflects the exhibits.

Jack's concerts are sponsored by Poole Audi


Below review by Sandra Dudley of the mayor of Bournemouth Charity concert at Shelley Theatre:

How does a newcomer to Dorset music begin to review Jack Maguire and The Magic of the Violin?  A fundraiser for the Coda Fiddle Orchestra , Jack the founder 10 years ago and Music Director, drew a capacity crowd of , say, 200 to the innovative live theatre project, ’work in progress of refurbishment’ that is the Shelley Theatre Trust, in deepest Boscombe.
  Schindler’s List never fails to move one’s heartstrings whilst a varied programme including Copeland, Paganini leading to an exquisite performance of Korsakoff’s Flight of the Bumblebee was further dramatized by a very buzzy bumble bee with long dark hair stealing Jack’s thunder raising audience laughter and applause as she teased accompanist Sam Hanson and jolly Jack—a young violin student with the Coda Fiddle Orchestra!
Completing the first half with nostalgia—Franz Lehar’s Hungarian Fantasy—was perhaps gently teasing the audience into the aura of the second half!
Jack Maguire, former co-leader of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, Artist in Residence for Bournemouth-by-the-Sea Festival, tutor and inspiration to many over a lifetime is also a virtuoso of the international cultural and gypsy violin repertoire.  His charismatic cabaret role as ‘Gypsy Jack’ - his Mazeltov Klezmer Trio command enthusiastic ‘all singing and dancing’ audiences; Jack bounds onto the stage for Part Two dressed as a third yokel in a hilarious Two Ronnies sketch!
Proving further the range, tone and dynamics of the ’vitual’ Latin for ancient stringed instrument, named after Vitula, a Roman goddess of joy and victory also giving ‘fiddle’, the contrasts between the Theme from Ladies in Lavender by Dudley/Leprince to Mortensen’s ‘high jinks’ The Laughing Violin were a delight.  The Shelley rafters were to waltz to Jack’s outstanding finale—The Blue Danube by Strauss—traditionally part of New Year’s Day celebrations the world over.