Booking



Classical & Folk / Solo, Duos, & Trios


Besides my usual gig as a bluegrass fiddler with the Gina Furtado Project, I enjoy filling my time with my own gigs. I take great pride in providing the highest quality music services in Classical & Folk for weddings and other events. Whether you envision a polished & formal ambiance, or a more casual, country feel, I will curate a music package according to your preference with elegance, professionalism, and personlized attention. Packages include solo violin/fiddle, classical or folk duos and trios for weddings, private parties, house concerts, and other events. I'm also available for workshops, camps, and session work.


Bourée (Handel)

Popular postlude, for directly after recessional.

Bach Cello Suite 1

Bach Cello Suite no. 1, Prelude in G Major. Played on an octave mandolin.


Shenandoah Lullaby

Original tune, written during an Artist Residency at Shenandoah National Park in 2018.

Cattle in the Cane

Sample of guitar/fiddle duet on a traditional American fiddle tune.

Handel Sonata

Sample clip of a Handel violin sonata, played on solo violin.

Cattle in the Cane

Sample of guitar/fiddle duet on a traditional American fiddle tune.

Wedding Reviews

"Malia played for our small (20 person) wedding last weekend and was wonderful! We zoomed ahead of time to talk about song selection and everything went beautifully on our wedding day. It was a fun touch to have live music at such an intimate event. Malia adapted so deftly to our rain plan and the music she chose for our cocktail hour set the perfect mood." -Erin S, Madison, VA (2021)

"We were incredibly fortunate to have found such a phenomenal local musician who plays both classical violin and fiddle/folk style! Malia expertly blended the two styles to create a warm, poignant atmosphere for our “micro-mony” and intimate reception. She went above and beyond to ensure our vision came to life perfectly on our special day! Not only was Malia a great pleasure to work with, she was formative in creating the most beautiful, unforgettable event of our lives. We’d absolutely recommend her to anyone, a thousand times over." -Brittany O., Charlottesville, VA (Dec, 2020)


"Malia was the perfect addition to our rehearsal dinner celebration. Our guests were in awe and it gave ambiance beyond compare. Malia plays beautifully with excellence and she is a very professional musician. We will invite her again for our next celebration! Thank you Malia!" -Violet B, Charlottesville, VA (Nov, 2020)


Services

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Session Work

I love working with artists to help bring their work to life. Finding and capturing the ambiance and groove that they envision is one of my favorite parts of being a musician. If you'd like fiddle for your recording project, you can get in touch via the "booking" button in the above section.


"I leaned on a few outside musicians for my last recording. I was familiar with all, except Malia. I called her in cold, but she was strngly recommended by friends whose opinions I hold in high regard. Mercy! Her chops were jaw-dropping. I've had the pleasure of playing along side some phenomenal fiddlers over the years, from Sara Watkins to Mark O'Connor, but I put Miss Furtado right up there. I'm not one to name drop except to help illustrate that she is THAT good...with tone and taste to die for. I know I'll definitely be calling on her services for future fiddling needs, if I can still GET her!" - Michael Clem, Eddie from Ohio


"Having Malia's breadth of musical styles and her depth of ability within those styles on my latest CD has driven me to write new songs with her and her fiddle specifically in mind. Malia is a musical wonder."



Workshops / House Concerts / Other

If you're interested in booking a fiddle workshop, or hiring me for a camp, house concert, or for another type of event, you can reach me through the wedding booking button. Thanks!

"They played Faded Love at the jam today, and I knocked it out of the park! Thank you!" - River & Roots Festival fiddle camp student (2017)


Join me at Kaufman Kamp Bluegrass Week 2023! I'll be teaching fiddle, rotating levels. This camp sells out fast, so now's the time to grab your spot.