Live violin music in Durban for wedding ceremony or corporate event

About The Music Man

The Music Man was established in 1990 by professional violinist and musician, Hristo Kardjiev. Currently he is the Concertmaster (Leader) of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra and is also a highly acclaimed violin soloist.

Hristo Kardjiev was born in Bulgaria, graduated with distinction from the Bulgarian Music Academy in Sofia, specialized in Germany (a Master's Degree in Music Performance) and held for 20 years the position of Concertmaster (Leader - the highest position in any orchestra) of the Bulgarian National Orchestra. Additionally he was involved in an extensive solo and teaching career and travelled in many countries around the world as a chamber music performer and soloist. He has worked with world - class musicians such as H. von Karajan, L. Maazel, Z. Mehta, V. Ashkenazi and others.

In 1990 he immigrated to South Africa as a Concertmaster (Leader) of the KZN Philharmonic Orchestra. He is famous as a soloist and with his string quartet in Durban, around the country and overseas. He has made recordings for the SABC and recorded and produced three CDs of his own performances.

Mr. Kardjiev has a group of the best and most sought after professional musicians from the KZN, with whom he performs light classical and popular music for a wide variety of events, including weddings, parties and corporate functions. They continue the traditions of well-known ensembles, enriched by their professionalism and local and international experience. The high reputation they have is based on the high standard of musical performance, wide and unique repertoire and reliability.


Over the past 18 years we have performed for hundreds of weddings, important business people and companies, ministers, diplomats, the Rothmans July, the NAM and CHOGM conferences, for Presidents N. Mandela, F.W. de Klerk and Thabo Mbeki, The Zulu King Zwelithini, HM Queen Elizabeth and Prince Charles.

wedding music in Durban The Queen's guests undoubtedly enjoyed your music and you added much to the pleasure of both music in Durban

p.p. Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II




We are absolutely thrilled to be working with you, we cannot wait! I had tears in my eyes when you played some examples for us… Your music is truly amazing!

Angela Young




Everyone has commented on the excellent music and I'd highly recommend you to family and friends.

Pam Meyers




I cannot tell you how many people expressed how much they've enjoyed your music. You judged the mood perfectly and played just the right music to make an impressive and enjoyable evening.

Chris Botha


© 2009 The Music Man - Hristo Kardjiev, Live Music Entertainment Agency in Durban