Ilseviolin is a South African Electric Club Violinist specialises in EDM (Electronic Dance Music). Carl Cox
kick started her Solo Dance album called Club Deluxe with collaborations of EDM Dj's still to be released.
This versatile violinist creates a mind blowing combination of live music where she plays with and opens for International Dj's at Dance Parties & World Club tours like Paul van Dyk and Above & Beyond.
Ilseviolin is the studio violinist for George Brown from Kool and the Gang who received their star on the Hollywood Strip October 2015 and who she is also collaborating with on her new album. She recorded the strings for Kool and the Gang's Jazz Christmas Album (Dec 2015) that was released worldwide October 2014 and recorded a track for Kid Rock.
She has shared the stage with world class artists like Yo-Yo Ma and recorded on labels such as Bob Marley's son Ziggy Marley, Hawaiian Lyon, Kanye West, Smokey Robinson, Snoop Dog & Xhibit from "Pimp my Ride" & Apethy, Judge Jules, Lisa Lashes...
IlseV is also the Afrikaans translator of Tamar Jackson's "Living with Aids Foundation"
This versatile violinist has played in more than 15 orchestras worldwide, transforming from Classical Concert Master playing for the King of Tonga twice, to a Solo Trance artist where she adds a new dimension to these styles of live music in club environment, Dance and Trance Parties & World Club Tours like Chemistry, Slinky, Gatecrasher...
Ilseviolin's track has was released on Lange Records as a Light Club mix and a Dark Club mix with Dj Lange. This track will be remixed on her ClubDeluxe Dance album with collaborations of other EDM Dj's also released. "Violin's Revenge" features on Lange’s Trance Intercity Radio 148 as well. "Violin's Revenge" has been played on Armin van Buuren's A State of Trance Episode Nr 636 as the 8th track.
Ilseviolin played for The South African President, F.W. de Klerk in parliament at age12, shared the stage with The New Zealand Prime Minister (Helen Clark) and was at age 18 asked to entertain USA vice-president, El Gore on a trip to RSA.
In 2009 she once again performed in Hollywood with LA Hip Hop Duo as well as recorded for Kanye West’s label G.o.o.d Music.
In January 2012 she opened for Paul van Dyk @ Gatecrasher in Cape Town South Africa
Ilseviolin starred in Michael Madsen's latest Hollywood film, "Bikini Inception" in 2017.
She has shared the stage with numerous prestigious artists in the House and Electro field and has featured many times as guest artist with well known bands in Australia and New Zealand , South Africa and Los Angeles, like bass players from Midnight Oil and Blam Blam Blam, The Feelers, Halo Sailor, Peter Urlich, Hayley Westenra, Satelite Spies, Headroom, Neelix, Pascal & Pearce, Symphonix, NickE Louder, Tony Finger, The Toledo Show, X-Funk
IlseV was trained in Cape Town under top mentor Louis van der Watt (currently lecturor at Stellenbosch University) and regularly played and recorded for RSA radio & TV and BBC in all 6 major cities in South Africa including Namibia
She starred and played in a International Big Screen Ad for Dunhill Sigarettes by Saatchi & Saatchi and was backed and sponsored by the Mutha FM radio station in Cape Town South Africa in 2011 just before she relocated to Los Angeles
Carl Cox, Hed Kandi, Kanye West, Paul van Dyk, Ministry of Sound, Cold Play, Infected Mushroom, GMS, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, Britney Spears,Robert Miles, Cold Play, Vanessa Mae, Kanye West, Armin van Buuren, Paul Oakenfield, Above and Beyond, Britney Spears, Black Eyed Peas, African Drum music
FENDER to IV SPECIAL ELECTRIC VIOLIN
Ilse V took up the Fender Electric Violin in 2001, and started playing alongside DJ's in Cape Town's nightspots. As her career options grew, so did her audience, from hundreds to thousands. Combining her music with modelling and acting, she starred and played in a Big Screen ad for Star Kinekor for the Dunhill Cigarettes, The Symphony of Fire, an International Firework display for Saatchi & Saatchi. She also plays an Electric Violin with LED lights that inspired her to start working close with Fender on creating her own Special IV Violin together with the first ever Electric "IV-Violin" Effects Pedal.
Ilseviolin was filmed for the reality show "Uncorked" as which features her as a young and upcoming artist just about to making it in the EDM scene.
She received her early violin tuition 1986-1994 under Louis van der Watt.
Referred to as "Violin Whizz" at the age of 12, she grew up on stage and performed in South African Parliament and in all 5 major cities in South Africa and Namibia. As a teenager she was already regularly recording and broadcasting with RSA radio and television. After winning the National Youths Strings Competition she was chosen to represent South Africa in Scotland, at the World Youth Festival, and to make recordings for BBC radio and television. Then chosen as one of only two scholarships in South Africa, she was a member of the World Youth Symphony Orchestra in the USA where she played alongside Cellist Master Yo-Yo Ma at age 18.
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