Hi, I am Karen Rose

Book a stress-free wedding with Karen Rose. Violinist and music coordinator for weddings in Asheville.

Canon In D
Beautiful In White
Karen Rose playing violin in wedding
Playing Violin String within trees
Mountain side classical string music
Karen Rose playing violin in wedding
Playing Violin String within trees

Ceremony Music

Born into a family of musicians, I have been performing violin music for weddings since I was very young. I joined the Musicians Union when I was 15. I love to make couples happy. I help brides plan for every step of their ceremony. I have a song list and fill-in-the-blank music order. I also learn new songs easily. Planning is made simple with my experienced ear for music.

Trio String instruments played in a wedding ceremony

Listen To Music

Featured Harp & Violin

Looking for something specific? Do you have a favorite love song for me to play? Please click on the contact form below and I’ll get in touch with you.


Karen is not just an accomplished and experienced violinist, but excellent in guiding you in your choice of musical selections that will fit the tone of your wedding if help is needed in that regard - which we did. The harpist also happens to be her daughter. She was absolutely masterful and her dramatic introduction of the bride (my daughter) going down the aisle transported the whole room into an ethereal, surreal state of mind that was palpable. Them working together also creates a certain complimentary synergy. They are both very professional and talented - but also have an elegant quiet presence which was an added bonus in our setting. Thank you A Touch of Rose -- you both contributed to making the wedding SPECTACULAR and the memory of a lifetime.

Robin M.
wedding on 10/29/2021

Karen and her daughter playing the violin and harp made our already amazing wedding day spectacular! They are both so talented and the music was stunningly beautiful and added the perfect touch to our wedding! Karen is so friendly and easy to work with and we are so pleased we had the pleasure of hearing them perform for our wedding!

Javonne H.
wedding on 06/05/2021

Karen and her daughter are the most perfect addition to a wedding. They are both exquisitely talented, and their music is beautiful. Our guests were absolutely taken aback by this beautiful duet who played for the ceremony and cocktail hour. Karen is also wonderful to work with while planning and was wonderful at taking our requests and improving upon them. She is a true expert and professional. I am grateful that Touch of Rose was able to be such a beautiful part of a perfect day. I highly recommend.

Rebecca P.
wedding on 12/10/2019

Karen was a joy to work with! She did a phenomenal job playing the violin at our ceremony! She is very professional and I highly recommend her!

Casey S.
wedding on 07/17/2021


Book a stress-free wedding with Karen Rose. If you have requirements that differ, I would love you to share your ideas.


Arrival 1 hour before ceremony

Music begins 30 minutes prior to beginning of ceremony

Travel expense included in Asheville

Acoustic Instruments played by professional musicians

Free consultation with Karen to select music

Attire performance/concert black


Violinist or Cellist or Harpist*


Violin/Cello or Violin/Harp*

Karen with her daughter, Amanda


Violin/Violin/Cello or Violin/Cello/Harp*

Additional Info

+ Extend to play cocktail hour after ceremony for $195/hr per musician
+ Pre-wedding rehearsal before ceremony (on same day) for $195/hr per musician
+ Additional charge for Harpist cartage $350*
+ Additional fee outside of Asheville
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See Us Perform

Duo Violinist / Harpist - All of Me - John Legend
Solo Harpist - Arabesque - Debussy
Duo Violinist / Harpist - All of Me - John Legend
Solo Harpist - Arabesque - Debussy

Connect With Me

How can I help make your wedding phenomenal? Reach out using the form below or call me at (828) 335-9827 or email at karenfrose@aol.com

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