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About Cellist Erdem

The cellist in Glasgow .He has played more than 100 gigs. He can play any groups and any styles as a member except his solo performs.

Mr.Akça, who was born in 1985, started his musical education as a young artist in year 2000 at age 15 within Ankara High School of fine Arts. Within that school he worked on Cello with Ms.Filiz Karapanahı, and on harmony and form with Mr.Güneş Apaydın. He also worked privately with Mr.Tufan Tolga on improving his skills on Cello. In year 2003, he received Honorable Mention during the B .I.M. International Festival organized in Poland-Bydgoszcz together with a Strings Quartet. He performed the world premiere of Mr.Süleyman Tarman’s Farewell Suite together with the AGSL Orchestra. Mr.Akça has been elected to the BSc. Program of Hacettepe University, Ankara Conservatory in 2005 and continued his studies on Cello under supervision of Professor Ali Doğan and Asc.Professor Sinan Dizmen. The artist has been elected for the National Youth Symphonical Orchestra in 2007 and successfully performed in concerts in Berlin and Dortmund Konzerthaus as a group conductor. Mr.Akça joined the World Youth Symphonical Orchestra in 2008 and performed in concerts in Italy and Czech Republic. During this period, the young artist joined to Artists’ Ankapella group in order to add multiple skills to his curriculum and enhance his art.Within this group, which was formed by Ahter Destan, he performed in concerts in Spain and France. Mr.Akça was elected as a soloist to join Hacettepe Academical Symphonical Orchestra upon rigorous examination in year 2008 and performed E.Elgar’s Op.85 E minor Cello Concerto under conductor Mr.Oğuzhan Kavruk. In 2009, while being within the last year of his BSc. Program, Mr.Akça was elected to Antalya Government Symphonical Orchestra upon an examination held by Republic of Turkey, Ministry of Culture and Tourism. Within 2011, upon request and invitation of Mr.Alexander Rudin, he enrolled to MSc. Program of Yaşar Üniversity on String Instruments-Cello, under full sponsorship. His skills have been highly commented by Mr.Alexander Rudin during his studies. Mr Akça had the opportunity to work with prestigious artists like Mr.Peter BRUNS, Mr.Efe BALTACIGİL, Mr.Rafael WALLFISCH, Mr.Massimo MACRI, Mr.Çağ ERÇAĞ and Mr.Young CHANG CHO during his MSc.studies and performed with Antalya Government Symphonical, Hacettepe Academical Symphonical, Çukurova Government Symphonical, and Başkent Chamber Orchestras. Today, Mr.Akça continues his studies on recitals, chamber music and soloist performances in addition to his performance as a member of Antalya Government Symphonical Orchestra.

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Song list

Waltz, Tango, Jazz and Cover Songs
O come to the Altar
In Christ Alone
Gabriel's oboe
J.Ivanovic: Waves of the Danube
D.Schostakovich : Jazz Waltz no.2
J.Brahms: Hungarian Rapsody no.5
A. Piazzola : Oblivion
A. Piazzola : Libertango
La Cumparsita
Francis Lai: Where do I begin(Love theme from"Love Story")
Edith Piaf: Padam Padam
Edith Piaf: La vie en rose
Jay Livingston and Ray Evans: Que Sera, Sers
Eric Clapton: Autumn Leaves
Tony Bennett: The Shadow of Your Smile
Antonio Carlos Gobim: The Girls from Ipanema
Frank Sinatra: Fly me to the moon
Gerald Marks: All of me
Louis Armstrong :When the saints go marching in
Louis Armstrong : What a wonderful world
Andrew Lyloyd Webber: Memory from cats musical
Metallica: Nothing Else Matters
Paul Anka: My way
The Beatles : Yesterday
Stevie Wonder: I just called to stay I love you
Elvis Presley :Can't help you falling in love you
Game of thrones : Game of thrones theme
John Williams: The Schindler's List Theme
Nino Rota : The God Father
Consuelo Velazquez :Bessame Mucho
Osvaldo Ferres : Quizas Quizas Quizas
Pablo Bertran Ruiz: Sway
Boris Coming: Those were the days
Jerry Bock: Sunrise, sunset
If I were a rich man
Eduardo di Capuo: O sole mio
Roaf Loveland : A song from secret garden
Italian Song: Bella ciao
Vittori Monti :Cardas for violin
Cigana Song: Mama
Pierre Bachelet: Song from Emmanuel
Celtic theme: The Greensleeves
Carlos Eleta Alraman: History du en amour
Sebastian Iradier: La paloma
Classical Songs
J.S.Bach :Cello Suite no.1
J.S Bach: Cello Suite no.3
J.S.Bach: Cello Suite no.4
J.S. Bach : Air
E. Elgar : Cello Concerto e minor
E Elgar : Salut d'amour
J.Albinoni: Adagio
F.Schubert: Ave Maria
Bach- Gounod: Ave Maria
G.Faure: Pavane
G. Faure : Apres un Reves
C.Saint Saens : The Swan
S.Rachmaninov: Vocalise
G.Bizet: Carmen form Habanera
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

It was about my perform by passionately. My clients was glad generally of it. Also was the people was very glad generally that I showed performance very happy and influencely

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have been performed almost all venues include concert halls, church's,restaurants, hotels and open air areas.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

There are some many artists that I ve been influced. But one all of them that is Louis Armstrong that he is ahead one step than the others.

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

It is generally wedding ceremony events for solo cello and duo cello/violin or cello/guitar.

Do you have different line-up options?

Piano - Cello duo Cello- Piano- Guitar trio String Quartet Violin- Cello duo

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

How much time do you need to set up?

15 minutes

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

Our set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, we're definitely happy to chat through and make sure we find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument to play and the other equipment all I need.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance we already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn we are happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30 for this service to take into account rehearsal times.


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£350
Include music for two performance each them 45 minutes with one break 10 minutes between performances.
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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From Encore customers:

Christina P
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Erdem played at our wedding when we had been let down unexpectedly by another musician. Right from the start he provided total reassurance and was prompt and courteous in all correspondence. He even checked in with the venue beforehand to ensure there would be no logistical issues. He played a selection of beautiful pieces both of ours and his own choosing and is a superb performer. Everyone said how wonderful he was and how much he added to the occasion. I can't recommend Erdem highly enough and if you are looking at this review wondering whether to book him, I would just say: "Go ahead and push the button!" Our wedding simply wouldn't have been the same without him. Thanks Erdem! Mr & Mrs Docherty

Paul H
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

Excellent addition to our wedding. Thank you.

Lorraine M
11 months ago
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4.8 out of 5

I booked this magnifecent, talented Cellist to play for my Mother 's 70th birthday in the Corinthian in Glasgow. Edrem was outstanding, and the restuaranteurs applauded along with my family. Edrem plays with such emotion that you are transported to the era of the music. A HUGE thankyou to Edrem to contributing emensely to my Mother's special event. Thankyou, from The Melvin Clan X

Charlotte H
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Erdam played at our wedding ceremony. His performance was gorgeous and perfect in every way. We were deeply moved. He played a mix of classical, modern composers, popular and Christian music. Our friends and family who joined us in person and on line for the service said they were deeply moved. The planning process was very straight forward and I was able to choose from his repertoire as well as adding some new pieces which were favourites for us. I really recommend Cellisterdem - he was superb!!! We loved every second

From other customers:

Alan C
2 years ago

One I ve played Bach cello suite somewhere and somebody come near to me.After a few minutes he listened to me said that you were play very good and it was being amazing. You made my day.'