Violin by Raea

A Musical Salon Experience

Solo violin performances that elevate your event into an elegant celebration.

Violin by Raea

Dance bands are for weddings, and jazz bands are for brunch…
Violin by Raea is for smaller, intimate, more elegant professional and personal celebrations:

• VIP receptions
• Executive boardroom dinners
• Private restaurant rooms
• Cocktail parties
• Hotel afternoon tea service
• Hotel lobbies
• Rehearsal dinners
• Wedding ceremonies
• Surprise proposals
• Senior independent living fireside salon
• End-of-Life celebration receptions
• Any indoor event/ venue entertaining 75 or fewer persons.

For more information and rates, go to “Request Raea.”

Music Biography

Ms. Leinster began her musical journey with piano at age three and added violin and viola at age 8. Before graduating high school, she trained and performed with the Boston, Cleveland, and National Symphony Orchestras. She pursued studies at the Cleveland Institute of Music and holds a B.A. in Russian and Czech Language Studies from George Mason University.

Her international performances include:

  • Slovak Philharmonic, Bratislava, Slovakia (1990)
  • American Opera Festival, Graz, Austria (1993, 1997, 2003)
  • Pest Symphony, Budapest, Hungary (2006)
  • Pan American Symphony Orchestra, Lima, Peru (2009)
  • Pan American Symphony Orchestra, Beirut, Lebanon (March 2012)
  • Hamburg Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg, Germany (October 2016)
  • Lithuania Opera & Ballet Orchestra, Vilnius, Lithuania (October 2016)
  • Napoli Opera Orchestra, Napoli, Italy (June 2022)

In May 2011, she returned to Lima, Peru, at President Garcia’s request to perform in a nationally televised concert for a State Dinner. She received an honorary Artist Diploma from the Universidad de Ricardo Palma de Lima. 

Ms. Leinster has graced stages at the Library of Congress and the Kennedy Center and performed with distinguished artists, including Leonard Bernstein, Yo-Yo Ma, Ray Price, Stevie Wonder, and many others.

Capturing the Essence of Musical Elegance

Performance Photos

Opera House pit orchestra, Kennedy Center Washington, DC
Opera House pit orchestra, Kennedy Center
Washington, DC
Raea Jean Leinster, Raea Violin

Ms. Raea Jean Leinster, Violinist

Violin by Raea

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Raea Jean Leinster, Raea Violin
Wedding Ceremony
City Tavern Club
Washington, DC
Skincando product launch party with Skincando CEO & founder, Sara D'Amelio<br />
Washington, DC

Skincando launch party with Skincando CEO & founder Sara D’Amelio
Washington Hilton Hotel
Washington, DC

Justice Scalia retirement party<br />
US Supreme Court<br />
Washington, DC
Justice Scalia retirement party
US Supreme Court, Washington, DC
Raea Jean Leinster, Raea Violin

Georgetown University
Washington, DC

Stevie Wonder concert
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
Raea Jean Leinster, Raea Violin
With the American Ambassador to Lithuania
Vilnius, Lithuania
Raea Jean Leinster, Raea Violin
Womens Veterans Conference
National Press Club, Washington, DC
Raea Jean Leinster, Raea Violin

With Stevie Wonder
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA

Raea Violin at Wedding Ceremony<br />
near Asheville, North Carolina
Wedding Ceremony
near Asheville, North Carolina
Raea Jean Leinster, Raea Violin
Wedding Ceremony
Buckhead, Georgia
Wedding ceremony<br />
Saints Peter & Paul Antiochan Orthodox Christian Church<br />
Potomac, Maryland
Wedding Ceremony
Saints Peter & Paul Antiochan Orthodox Christian Church
Potomac, Maryland
The Omni Homestead Resort<br />
Hot Springs, Virginia
The Omni Homestead Resort
Hot Springs, Virginia
Strathmore Hall<br />
Bethesda, Maryland
O.A.R. concert
Strathmore Hall, Bethesda, Maryland
Stevie Wonder's backup singers<br />
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA<br />
Stevie Wonder’s backup singers
John Paul Jones Arena, Charlottesville, VA
Raea Jean Leinster violin
Fundraiser for The Napkin Network
The Four Seasons Hotel, Washington, DC
Raea Jean Leinster, Raea Violin

With members of the Hamburg Symphony
Hamburg, Germany

Raea Jean Leinster, Raea Violin

The Tower Club
Tysons, Virginia

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Fashion show at the Tysons Porsche Dealership

Fashion show at the Tysons Porsche Dealership

Experience the Elegance

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