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Alisa Franklin trained professionally at the music conservatoire Royal Northern College of Music. She has played in many concert venues including the Bridgewater Hall, the Cadogan Hall and Lauderdale House. Alisa has extensive experience playing as a solo performer at weddings and parties as well as performing solo recitals, as a chamber musician and in orchestras. She is passionate about the cello and feels very lucky to be able to play music for a living.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
2nd Encoreversary
Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Renaissance, Medieval music, Early music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Allegro Appasionato – Saint Saens
Apres un Reve - Faure
Berceuse - Faure
Britten - Suite no 1
Arioso - Bach
Ave Maria - Schubert
Canon - Pachelbel
Carnival of the Animals - Saint Saens
Cello Concerto - Elgar
Cello Concerto - Haydn
Cello Concerto - Saint Saens
Cello Sonata 1 - Brahms
Cello Sonata - Shostakovich
Cello Sonata 3 - Beethoven
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Cradle Song - Brahms
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Minuet in G - Bach
Kol Nidrei - Bruch
Largo from New World Symphony - Dvorak
Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
Meditation Thais - Massanet
Prayer - Bloch
Rococo Variations - Tchaikovsky
Salut D'Amour - Elgar
Slavonic Dance - Dvorak
Suite 1 - Bach
Suite 2 - Bach
Suite 3 - Bach
Suite 5 - Bach
Swan Lake Excerpts - Tchaikovsky
Tango - Albeniz
The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
The Nutcracker Excerpts - Tchaikovsky
The Planets - Holst
The Swan - Saint Saens
When the Saints Go Marching In
A Hard Days Night - Beatles
Amazing Grace
Any Dream Will Do - Joseph and the Technicolour
A Spoonful of Sugar - Mary Poppins
A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
A Whole New World
All of Me - John Legend
Are You Lonesome Tonight – Elvis
At Last - Etta James
Beauty and The Beast
Blue Suede Shoes - Elvis
Billie Eyelish
Billie Jean - Michael Jackson
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Castle On the Hill - Ed Sheeran
Californication – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Chim Chimeree - Mary Poppins
Come Together - Beatles
Consider Yourself - Oliver
Crying in the Chapel - Elvis
Despacito - Justin Bieber
Doh Re Me - Sound of Music
Don't Cry for me Argentina - Evita
Dust Clears - Clean Bandit
Earth Song - Michael Jackson
Edelweiss - Sound of Music
Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
Feed the Birds - Mary Poppins
Fiddler on the Roof
Food Glorious Food - Oliver
Frozen Soundtrack
Gallway Girl - Ed Sheeran
Gavotte - Popper
Game Of Thrones
God Put A Smile on Your Face - Coldplay
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Help - The Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Hey Jude – Beatles
I believe I can Fly – R. Kelly
I Could Have Danced All Night
I dreamed a dream
If I were a Rich Man - Topol
Israeli Music
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
La La Land
Let it Go - Frozen
Lord of the Rings
Love Me Do - Beatles
Love Me Tender – Elvis
Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds - Beatles
Man in the Mirror - Michael Jackson
Moon River
My Favourite Things - Sound of Music
O Holy Night
Oh What a Beautiful Morning
Other Side – Red Hot Chilli Peppers
Ocean Eyes - Billie Eilish
Ol Man River
Over the Rainbow - the Wizard of OZ
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Penny Lane - Beatles
Pompeii – Bastille
Problem – Ariana Grande
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Rather Be - Clean Bandit
Ribbon in the shy – Stevie Wonderondo - Boccherini
Royals – Lorde
Rude – Magic!
Safe and sound – Capital Cities
Sail – Awolnation
Say something – A great bid world
Shade of cool – Lana Del Rey
Shake it off – Taylor Swift
She Loves Me - Beatles
Sheʼs a rainbow – Rolling Stones
Smells like teen spirit – Nirvana
Smile – Uncle Kracker
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Someone like you – Adele
Song for Sienna – Brian Crain
Starway to heaven – Led Zeppelin
Stay – Rihanna
Stay with me – Sam Smith
SuperCalaFrejaListicExpialaDocious - Mary Poppins
Summer – Calvin Harris
Sunrise Sunset – Fiddler on The Roof
Standchen - Schubert
Summertime sadness – Lana Del Rey
Sweeter than fiction – Taylor Swift
Tarantella - Popper
Thank you – Led Zeppelin
The music of the night
The Cello Song - The Piano Guys
The Girl is Mine - Michael Jackson
The Winner Takes it All - Mamma Mia
The Sound of Music
Wake me up – Avicii
The way – Ariana Grande
The wedding song – Danny Elfman
Toxic – Britney Spears
Unconditionally – Katy Perry
Venus – Lady Gaga
Waltz – Sleeping Beauty
Wake me up – Avicii
We can’t stop – Miley Cyrus
What now – Rihanna
White dress – Ben Rector
Wrecking ball – Miley Cirus
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I can bring other musicians if requested and I play solo

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

That's fine - just contact me and we can discuss the details

How much time do you need to set up?

around 30 minutes is normally more than adequate

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes as long as you give me notice and you can add your own requests in advance!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes absolutely!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes within reason that's absolutely fine!

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My ability to connect with the audience and to make the occasion really unique. They also like the fact that I am flexible and able to play their requests

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Cadogan Hall, Bridgewater Hall, churches throughout London and the surrounding areas and recording studios as well as many weddings and other special events

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Many top classical cellists such as Yo Yo Ma and Rostropovich and classical composers such as Brahms, Bach, Tchaikovsky etc as well as The Beatles, Queen, John Legend and Elvis Presley and many more!

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

Bridgewater Hall in Manchester and the Cadogan Hall in London are amongst many highlights


Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£330
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.


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Liev R, 1 year ago

Alisa came to play at our wedding and we were blown away by her beautiful playing. Not only was she reliable and amenable but she had the most gorgeous sound and was very flexible regarding what she played. I would definitely book her again

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Abigail S, 1 year ago

Alisa's cello playing is heartfelt, passionate and inspired. She has the knack of drawing the audience in as she plays, and so we journey with her, riding the tilt and dip of the bow on the strings, feeling each and every emotion in the wondrous music she creates. I highly recommend you go and see Alisa play at every chance you get!

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