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.
Folk & Traditional
Disney & Musicals
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.
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.
Billy and Rowena
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.
We give you a bespoke price based on the exact location of your event. The pricing below is based on a central location for your area so you have an idea of what your price will be. The exact price will be given in the booking process after you’ve provided the location details.
What do you require on the day?
Parking space for one car and a chair without arms; access to a nearby socket. 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 also arrange a lot of cello 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 a glass of 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.
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. If there is a colour theme to your event please let me know.