Bryony Rawstron

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About Bryony

Versatile and committed Cellist, working in and around London and the South of England.
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Bryony Rawstron is an enthusiastic and versatile Cellist from Reading, Berkshire. She completed her undergraduate degree at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in 2019 and then completed a Masters at the Royal Academy of Music in 2021. Bryony has always had a passion for musical theatre and has performed in shows of ‘Company’, 'My Fair Lady', 'Oliver!' and ‘Sweeney Todd’. Bryony has always involved herself with many UK and overseas orchestral courses, including the International Lutoslawski Youth Orchestra, the International Cello Academy, and the Young Musicians Symphony Orchestra. She is also the cellist for two musical theatre groups, the Technicolour Choir and Multishow Production’s ‘All That Cabaret’. Bryony has recently performed at Wigmore Hall and the London Palladium. Due to her versatile nature, Bryony has also recorded and written parts on many videos and albums, most recently including the ‘Sister Sessions’ album and the theme tune for a popular ‘Harry Potter’ podcast. Outreach and community music work is also a prominent part of Bryony’s career. Alongside her teaching and ensemble work through Berkshire Maestros, she has helped run projects in the Royal London Hospital, Robson House Referral Unit, and with Wigmore Hall in the ‘Music for Thought’ program for people living with dementia through the Open Academy department at the Royal Academy of Music. Bryony is currently one of the Fellows of the Royal Academy of Music for the year 2021-2022.

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Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Bryony's Song list

Classical Solo Repertoire:
Song Without Words - Mendelssohn
Sicilienne - Paradis
Movements from Cello Suites 1,2,3 - Bach
Caprices for Solo Cello – Franchomme
Nocturne no.14 – 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
Cello Concerto in C – Haydn
Cello Concerto in D - Haydn
Sonata for Cello and Piano – Grieg
Sonata for Cello and Piano – Chopin
Adagio and Allegro - Schumann
Solo Wedding Music Examples:
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
Pure Imagination
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.

Bryony's Prices

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)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£300
Wedding Proposal
One or two pieces played to accompany a proposal - outside or inside depending on the weather.
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Bryony's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Alexander L
15 days ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Bryony to play in the church at our wedding. Bryony was really open to our suggestions and helped us with alternatives where necessary. The music she played created the atmosphere we wanted and our guests gave us lovely feedback.

Lucy G
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Beautifully played cello for our wedding.

Alex C
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Bryony was excellent at our wedding, both at the ceremony and the reception. She worked with us before the day to make sure we got exactly what we wanted, which she then certainly delivered. We received lots of positive comments from our guests too! We would all thoroughly recommend. Thank you very much for being part our big day - Alex & Harriet

Owen W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

We hired Bryony as a solo cellist to play at our wedding ceremony in May 2022, and she was fantastic from start to finish. A pleasure to work with - she was easy to contact and very responsive, super accommodating of our requests for certain pieces we wanted her to play, arrived and set up in plenty of time, and of course played beautifully. A real professional! I would totally recommend booking Bryony, and we hope to find a reason to book her again ourselves some day!

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From other customers:

Audience M
4 years ago

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

Audience M
4 years ago

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