The Manchester Cellist

The Manchester Cellist
Location Manchester
Starting from £252.00
3 reviews
Location Manchester
Starting from £252.00
Read 3 reviews

The Manchester Cellist adds a beautiful atmosphere to any occasion.

With a fantastic choice of music, and a wealth of experience playing at weddings, corporate events, on TV and for radio, The Manchester Cellist's musicality and friendly manner will bring top-quality entertainment to your special event. 

The Manchester Cellist

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Known for her professional approach, The Manchester Cellist will liaise closely with clients to create a perfectly-tailored package that meets all requirements. For larger audiences, a small amp provides the solution to creating volume if necessary. With a selection of different outfits, The Manchester Cellist will even aim to match her dress to your occasion!

The Manchester Cellist's colourful career as a freelance cellist includes performances on TV, radio, with orchestras, ensembles and in theatres. She has worked closely with some amazing musicians including: Snow Patrol, Elbow, Jools Holland, Matthew Halsall and the Gondwana Orchestra, The Maccabees, Dutch Uncles, The Coral, Beth Orton, I Am Kloot, Roy Wood, The Cinematic Orchestra and Emily Sande. These performances have taken place in some beautiful venues such as the Royal Albert Hall, Wembley Stadium and Abbey Road Studios. When not performing or teaching, she works with various charities that promote music in hospitals.


  • Solo cello 
  • Cello duo (2 cello players)
  • Cello quartet (4 cello players)
  • Harp and cello duo


  • Gamba Sonatas - J.S. Bach
  • Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - J.S. Bach
  • Suite for solo cello no. 1 in G major - J.S. Bach
  • Suite for solo cello no. 2 in D minor  - J.S. Bach
  • Suite for solo cello no. 3 in C major - J.S. Bach
  • Air – water Music – Handel
  • Après un Reve – Fauré 
  • Ave Maria - Bach-Gounod
  • Ave Maria - Schubert
  • Barcarole - Offenbach
  • Berceuse from “Jocelyn” - Godard
  • Canon in D - Pachelbel
  • Elegie – Fauré
  • Elegie – Massenet 
  • Gabriel’s Oboe - Morricone
  • Habanera from “Carmen” – Bizet  
  • Hornpipe - Handel
  • Humoresque - Dvorak
  • Intermezzo Sinfonica from “Cavalleria Rusticana” - Mascagni
  • The Lady and the Dragoon – Vaughan Williams
  • Largo from “Winter” (Four seasons) – Vivaldi
  • Méditation – Jules Massenet
  • Melody in F - Rubinstein
  • Minuet in G – Beethoven
  • Non so Piu - Mozart
  • On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn
  • Prayer (from Jewish Life) - Bloch
  • Salut d’Amour – Elgar
  • Serenade – Poulenc 
  • Sicilienne - Von Paradis
  • Sonata Boni, Pietro
  • Sonata in E minor - Brahms
  • Song Without Words - Mendelssohn
  • The Swan - Saint-Saëns
  • Träumerei – Schumann
  • Tumpet tune - Purcell
  • Un Bel Di Vedremo (Madame Butterfly) – Puccini 
  • Voi Che Sapete –Mozart 

Also works by Haydn, Handel, Beethoven, Marcello, Purcell


  • A Couple of Swells
  • A Fine Romance
  • As Time Goes By
  • Autumn Leaves 
  • Basin Street Blues
  • Bess you Is My Woman Now  
  • Can’t Help lovin’ that man
  • Cheek to cheek
  • Come Fly With Me 
  • Don’t sit under the Apple tree
  • Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
  • Fly Me To the Moon 
  • Georgia  
  • Happy Talk
  • I Get A Kick Out Of You
  • I got Plenty o’ nuttin’ 
  • It Don’t Mean A Thing
  • The Lady Is a Tramp
  • La Vie en Rose - Piaf, Edith
  • Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
  • Love and Marriage 
  • Love Me Or Leave Me
  • Lullaby of Birdland  
  • Mad About The Boy
  • Makin’ Whoopee
  • Manhattan
  • Mister Sandman
  • Misty
  • Moon River 
  • My Funny Valentine
  • Smoke Gets In Your Eyes 
  • Someone to watch over me 
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow
  • Spread A Little Happiness
  • Star Dust
  • Summertime 
  • That Old Devil Called Love
  • They Can’t Take That Away From Me
  • What’ll I Do?


  • A Thousand Years – Christina Perri 
  • All of Me – John Legend 
  • All My Loving - The Beatles 
  • All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
  • Annie’s Song – John Denver
  • At Last – Etta James
  • Best Day of My Life – American Authors
  • Blackbird - The Beatles
  • Candle in the Wind - Elton John
  • Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles 
  • Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
  • Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
  • Clocks – Coldplay 
  • Close To You - Carpenters (Bacharach/David)
  • Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
  • Eternal Flame - 
  • Every Breath You Take – Sting
  • Everything I Do – Bryan Adams 
  • Fields of Gold – Sting 
  • Girl From Ipanema - Jobim/Gimble/de Moraes
  • Here comes the sun - The Beatles
  • Hey Jude – Beatles
  • I Know Him So Well – Andersson/Ulvaeus 
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • It Must Be Love - Madness
  • It’s All About You – McFly 
  • Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
  • I Say a Little Prayer - Hal/Bacharach 
  • Make you feel my love – Adele
  • Lazy Sunday Afternoon - Small Faces 
  • Mama Mia! - ABBA
  • Michelle - The Beatles
  • Mister Sandman - Ballard
  • One Day Like This – Elbow
  • Rock Around the Clock - Freedman
  • She – Charles Aznavour
  • She’s the one – Wallinger 
  • That’s Amore - Brooks/Warren
  • Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran 
  • What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong 
  • Whatever -Oasis
  • What the World Needs Now - Carpenters (Bacharach/David)
  • When I’m 64 – Beatles 
  • With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles 
  • Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
  • Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
  • Your Song - Elton John 


  • Amazing Grace
  • Ashokan Farewell
  • Barbara Allen
  • Danny Boy
  • Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes (English Air)
  • Down By the Salley Gardens
  • The Drunken Sailor
  • Greensleeves
  • Hungarian folk songs
  • Loch Lomond
  • Londonderry Air (“Danny Boy”)
  • Morgan Magan
  • My Bonnie Lies over the ocean
  • O Susanna 
  • Salley Gardens 
  • Scarborough Fair
  • Steal Away 
  • Swallowtail Jig 
  • Swing Low Sweet Chariot
  • Teddybears’ Picnic


  • Annie – Tomorrow
  • Big Spender – Sweet Charity
  • Fawlty Towers – Theme tune
  • Fiddler on the Roof – If I were a rich man 
  • Fiddler on the Roof – Sunrise, Sunset 
  • Glasgow love theme (from film “Love Actually”) – Craig Armstrong 
  • The Godfather – Speak Softly Love
  • Harry Potter – Hedwig’s Theme
  • James Bond – Main theme
  • Jean de Florette theme
  • Mission Impossible – Main theme
  • My Heart Will Go on (“Titanic”) – Celine Dion
  • Romeo & Juliette  - Love theme
  • Schindler’s List – Main Theme
  • The Eternal Vow – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Sound of Music – Do-re-mi
  • The Sound of Music – Edelweiss
  • Star Wars – Main theme

Disney and Musicals

  • A Dream Is A Wish – Cinderella
  • Aladdin – A Whole New World
  • Beauty and the Beast – Main Theme
  • Cabaret – Main Theme
  • Can you feel the love Tonight? (Lion King) - Elton John
  • Cats – Memories
  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Hushaby Mountain
  • Edelweiss – The Sound of Music 
  • Joseph – Any Dream Will Do
  • The Jungle Book – The Bare Necessities
  • The Jungle Book - I Wanna Be Like You
  • Little Mermaid – Kiss the Girl
  • Mary Poppins – Chim chim Cheree
  • Oliver! – Where Is Love?
  • Oliver! – Consider yourself
  • Phantom of the Opera – All I Ask Of You
  • Pinocchio – When You Wish Upon A Star
  • Song of the South (Disney) – Zip-a-dee-doo-dah
  • Up – Married Life (theme)
  • The Wizard of Oz – Over the Rainbow


  • All I want for Christmas
  • Away In a Manger
  • Coventry Carol
  • Deck the Halls
  • Ding Dong Merrily On High
  • Fairytale of New York
  • The First Nowell
  • Frosty the Snowman
  • God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
  • Good King Wenceslas
  • Hark! The Herald Angles Sing
  • The Holly and the Ivy
  • In Dulci jubilo
  • In the Bleak midwinter
  • I Saw Three Ships
  • It came upon the midnight clear
  • Jingle Bells
  • O Christmas Tree
  • O Come All Ye Faithful
  • O Little Town of Bethlehem
  • Once in Royal David’s City
  • Silent Night
  • We Three Kings of Orient Are
  • We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Do you have a special request? The Manchester Cellist would be happy to incorporate it wherever possible.

, Wedding, Silverholme Manor, Cumbria, Cumbria

Communications before the event were excellent, The Manchester Cellist gave us an extensive list of music to choose from, and offered to learn anything that wasn't on her list. She arrived in plenty of time, was wonderfully friendly, calm and professional, and her music was simply fantastic!!! All our guests commented on how lovely she played. If you need a cellist, stop right here, you've found the one for you.

, Wedding, Holbeck Ghyll Country House Hotel, Cumbria, Cumbria

Highly talented Cellist with a great repertoire. A joy to communicate with. We couldn't have asked for more. Excellent performance and presentation, both before our ceremony and during. Obviously very experienced in weddings and ceremony processes. Professional communication with Registrars made for a seamless and classy performance throughout. Exceeded our expectations all round. Understood the ambience we were looking for and delivered to a very high standard. Highly recommend.

, Wedding, Liverpool

We wanted to thank you for your stunning playing at our wedding! Your music brought tears to our eyes. Thanks for suggesting the perfect pieces too, we would have been clueless without you.

  • Prestigious, secluded, small and large wedding venues throughout the UK
  • Corporate clients including BBC, Tower of London, Microsoft
  • Festivals including Main Stage Glastonbury, Latitude, Manchester Inernational Festival MIF13 and MIF15
  • Arena tours (London O2, Wembley)
  • Theatres include Queen's Theatre London, Royal Exchange Theatre Manchester, Carré Theatre Amsterdam
  • Awe-inspiring venues such as Abbey Road Studios, Royal Albert Hall

What do you require on the day?
Parking space for one car and a chair without arms; access to a socket in some circumstances. If the event is to take place outside I require protection from the elements (Personally I don't mind the sun, wind or rain, but my cello does!). 

Do you take requests?
I always discuss any musical requests beforehand. I arrange a lot of my own music, so playing a special request is no problem but must be agreed at least three weeks in advance. For more obscure or rare requests there may be an arrangement fee.

Do you need refreshments on the day?
I kindly request that water is provided; for bookings longer than 2 hours a light snack is appreciated.  

Do you provide your own PA?
I am able to supply my own amplification, so playing in a large room or for 100+ guests is no problem. Unless specified, I will arrive without amplification.

How will you dress for the event?
I have a varied selection of outfits to match the mood of your occasion, from classical ball gowns in all colours, to vintage, to a more "urban" look. I love any excuse to dress up and relish any opportunity to wear scary outfits for a Halloween Ball, fairy outfits for Festivals etc!

  • 60 minute wedding ceremony (playing music 10 minutes as guests arrive; entrance of bride; signing of the register; exit of bride and groom)
  • 2 x 45 minute background sets

Extra sets available.

Please Note: The fees indicated below are approximate and based on a central location for each county. They are intended to provide a rough guide only and exact quotes can only be given once the date and exact location of your event have been provided.


Aberdeen £300.00 Inverness £300.00 Perth £300.00 Sutherland £300.00 Ayrshire £300.00 Fife £300.00 Stirlingshire £300.00 West Lothian £300.00 Dumfries-shire £300.00 East Lothian £300.00 Lanarkshire £300.00 Midlothian £300.00 Glasgow £300.00 Edinburgh £300.00

Foreign Locations

Europe £300.00 Rest of the world £600.00

North East

Durham £264.00 Northumberland £264.00 North Yorkshire £252.00 South Yorkshire £252.00 Tyne and Wear £264.00 West Yorkshire £252.00 Yorkshire £252.00 East Yorkshire £264.00 Leeds £252.00

North West

Cheshire £252.00 Cumbria £252.00 Manchester £252.00 Lancashire £252.00 Merseyside £252.00 Liverpool £252.00

East Midlands

Derbyshire £252.00 Leicestershire £252.00 Lincolnshire £252.00 Northamptonshire £252.00 Nottinghamshire £252.00 Rutland £252.00


Anglesey £264.00 Brecon £288.00 Wrexham £264.00 Cardiff £300.00

West Midlands

Gloucestershire £264.00 Herefordshire £264.00 Shropshire £264.00 Staffordshire £264.00 Warwickshire £264.00 Worcestershire £264.00 Birmingham £264.00

South East

Bedfordshire £264.00 Berkshire £288.00 Buckinghamshire £288.00 East Sussex £288.00 Essex £300.00 Hampshire £288.00 Hertfordshire £288.00 Isle of Wight £300.00 Kent £300.00 Oxfordshire £288.00 Surrey £288.00 Sussex £288.00 West Sussex £288.00 London £300.00 Middlesex £300.00

South West

Bath £264.00 Bristol £264.00
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