Fiddlin Brothers

Based in Stonyford CA


When one thinks of violins, often, they get images of classical music. Imagine then the surprise of many when instead this young 12 & 14-year-old violin duo open their concert with a song from Guns N’ Roses or Metallica. The resounding applause says it all. 

This dynamic musical duo embodies the rich heritage of almost every genre of music one can play on the violin. From Rock, Alternative, Gospel, Country, Sea Shanties, Hoedowns, Dance, Seasonal, and Patriotic to Waltz, their repertoire is as extensive as it is diverse. 

These exceptionally talented siblings, Ari (14 years old) and Aven (12 years old) Nercessian, the Fiddlin’ Brothers have become a driving force in redefining songs one would never expect to hear on a violin, much like Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes or whoever thought one could play The Final Countdown by Europe on a fiddle? Imagine then the reaction of the audience when hearing for the first time the kids perform songs like Kashmir by Led Zeppelin live. 

Even at their young age, the Fiddlin’ Brothers bring an infectious energy to every stage they perform. Whether playing in front of a sold-out 3000-seat theatre at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino or 40 patrons enjoying a meal at a bar and grill, their synergy is palpable, a testament not only to their musical prowess but the uncanny ways they entertain. 

During family-centered venues for example, the boys will call children from the audience to join them on stage to play maracas, tambourines, and shakers as their backup band to one or two of their songs while at other events geared toward adults, they will walk into the midst of the crowd, sitting at an empty chair next to someone serenading them with their music. One of the Fiddlin’ Brothers’ favorite acts however is during their performance of The Devil Went Down To Georgia by Charlie Daniels, they have a hidden golden fiddle the devil (Performed by 12-year-old Aven) surrenders to Johnny (Performed by 14-year-old brother Ari)

Since picking up the fiddle for the first time at the age of 10, playing by ear, watching videos, and taking violin classes online, the Fiddlin’ Brothers have received numerous accolades, medals, and awards from various fiddle competitions. Their talent has not gone unnoticed, however. The Fiddlin’ Brothers have been featured in several television, radio, and print news such as Good Day Sacramento.

These brothers have an engaging stage presence that draws audiences into their world, the Fiddlin’ Brothers create an unforgettable experience that leaves hearts singing, toes tapping and crowds cheering and dancing.


"The Fiddlin' Brothers were an amazing addition to our event and we look forward to having them come back again" - Colusa County Fair

"Wow, wasn't expecting this incredible performance! Thank you Fiddlin Brothers for an amazing show" - Steamers Bar & Grill

"We were hesitant at first to have young kids play at our resort for our adult-only audience, but it was a huge success, thank you." Lake Tahoe Resort



CLASSIC ROCK 70's-80s:
- Thunderstruck - AC/DC
- Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
- Where The Streets Have No Name - U2
- Kashmir – Led ZepplinSweet                            
- Child ‘O Mine – Guns N’ Roses
- Enter Sandman – Metallica     
- Final Countdown – Europe
MOVIE SCORES:                         
- Music For A Found Harmonium – Napoleon Dynamite
- Godfather Theme Song 
- Game Of Thrones – Theme Song   
- He’s A Pirate- Pirates of the Caribbean 
- Gael – Last of the Mohicans Theme Song   
- My Heart Will Go On - Titanic
- Cotton Eyed Joe – Rednex
- Devil Went Down To Georgia – Charlie Daniels
- Swallowtail Jig
- Road To Lisdoonvarna
- Seminole Wind
- Ghost Riders In The Sky
- Country Roads   
- Tennessee Waltz                                                
- Drowsy Maggie / Drunken Sailor Mix
- Irish Melody Mix – Road To Lisdoonvarna         
- Old Joe Clark
- Over The Waterfall   
- Danny Boy
- I’ll Fly Away
- Sing Hallelujah To The Lord
- Amazing Grace
- It Is Well With My Soul
- How Great Thou Art
- Star Spangled Banner – National Anthem         
- This Land Is Your Land
- America The Beautiful
- Lambada
- Hey Brother – Avicii
- The Nights – Avicii                                             
- Can’t Get You Out Of My Head – Kylie Minoque           
- Coffin Dance 
- Viva La Vida – Coldplay      
- Impossible – Two Steps From Hell                                               
- The Wellerman - May The Wellerman Come
- Drunken Sailor 

​​​​​​​Fiddlin' Brothers have performed 50+ shows for audiences at fairs, festivals, bar and grill restaurants and private corporate events. If they are performing where other children are present, they will include maracas, tambourines and shakers so the other kids can play accompaniment. If the event is at night or low lighting, the Fiddlin' Brothers will use their LED light-up bows. 

The boys perform with backing tracks and will only have a 3x5 foot A-Frame making them ideal to perform in small or large areas. All they will require is electricity.

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Prices may vary depending on travel distance/location, date, special performance requirements or required expenses.
Fiddlin Brothers Show - ALL DAY RATE
Price: $700.00
Number of Performers: 2
Duration: 2 hours
Extra Hourly Rate: $350.00

Each set is 1 - 2 hours long. If the requested set is over 2 hours, the Fiddlin Brothers take a 30-minute break. If longer, Fiddlin Brothers' break is 1 hour between sets. the Fiddlin Brothers will play up to 3 x 2-hour sets or 4 x 1-hour set. Please inquire for Additional pricing for food, gas, and hotel if distance greater than 50 miles. The cost of the performance remains the same regardless of how many sets the boys perform. Rate is per day (not sets).