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Bryony Rawstron

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About Bryony

Versatile and committed cellist, working in Newbury, London and Cardiff.
Public liability insurance of £10 million

During my undergraduate studies at the RWCMD, I was fortunate enough to be given multiple opportunities, from solo playing to orchestral performances – most notable being the masterclasses I had with Paul Watkins and with Narek Hakhnazaryan in my final year. I led the RWCMD Symphony Orchestra multiple times in many different venues and led the section for ‘The Magic Flute’ at the Sherman Theatre which was an incredible experience. My love for musical theatre has also grown over the years, and I was cellist in RWCMD’s performances of ‘Company’ and ‘Sweeney Todd’. I also play for the musical theatre group ‘All That Cabaret’ and the ‘Technicolour’ choir, through which I have had some great concerts and events with over the last year. I have also participated in courses and orchestras outside of my studies, which has been important to me in terms of meeting great musicians and expanding my repertoire. These include the International Lutoslawski Youth Orchestra in 2016, the International Cello Academy in 2017, and the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. Most recently, I have performed with the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Wilson, which was a fantastic project. I am also passionate about teaching and outreach, and currently work for Berkshire Maestros as a cello teacher, quartet coach and string orchestra conductor. I was lucky to have the opportunity to be a part of Wigmore Hall’s ‘Music for Thought’ program, working with people with dementia and their carers/family. This has been an incredible learning experience for me, and I am even more fascinated by this aspect of music and how its importance is crucial. I have grown into a very versatile musician, for which I would say my main passions are musical theatre, film music, orchestral playing, community/outreach work and performing in many different venues and set ups.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
Musical theatre, Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Opera, Electronic, Cabaret, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Top 40, Motown, Rock, Pop rock
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Theatre / Show, Recording session, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Corporate event, Private event, Charity event
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Song list

Song Without Words - Mendelssohn
Sicilienne - Paradis
Movements from Cello Suites 1,2,3 - Bach
Caprices for Solo Cello - Franchomme
Selection of Sonatas - Vivaldi
Selection of Sonatas - Beethoven
Suite Italienne - Stravinsky
Sonata for Cello and Piano - Prokofiev
Sonata for Cello and Piano - Barber
Sonata no. 1 for Cello and Piano - Brahms
Cello Concerto - Elgar
Solo Wedding Music Examples:
Classical Music:
Air (Water Music)
Air On The G String
Allegro (The Four Seasons-Spring)
Ave Maria
Ave Verum Corpus
Bist Du Bei Mir
Bridal Chorus (Lohengrin)
Canon In D
Hornpipe From Water Music
Intermezzo (Cavelleria Rusticana)
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
La Rejouissance
Largo (The Four Seasons-Winter)
Largo (Xerxes)
Ode To Joy
Sheep May Safely Graze
The Ash Grove
Trumpet Tune
Trumpet Voluntary
Wachet Auf (Sleepers Awake)
Wedding March
Pop Music/Songs -
Can't Help Falling In Love
Fields Of Gold
Hey There Delilah
My Heart Will Go On (Love Theme From 'Titanic')
Wonderful Tonight
You Are So Beautiful
Your Song
Customer questions

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I have my own cello microphone and equipment, so just need a speaker or PA to plug in to.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

This will depend on the time frame given, but as long as I have the time I will ensure I can meet as many of your requests as possible. If the request means I need to make a whole new arrangement, this will mean an extra fee but this will depend on the song or piece and will be very minimal.


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

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From customers:

Audience M, 2 years ago

'Absolutely fantastic show. What a way to start the Christmas festivities. You are all so talented.'

Audience M, 2 years ago

'Such a beautiful evening! Amazing performances which made us laugh as well as cry.'