Thanks for all the suggestions!
To be honest I only own 2 microphones a Neumann M149
and a SE Electronics Z3300. So nothing suitable for the violin.
It is a score for a low budget film, so it is going to contain some sample but I wanted to add a live violin and cello. I would need to see what the full payment is, but I have around £1000 say to spend.
I would rather rent if possible.
As someone stated before, do I need to record it in stereo? What about the Earthworks, I can get 2 of them for around that price?