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Cupid's Bow Cello Duo

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String duo
Manchester
Public liability insurance of £6 million
Cello duo with a highly versatile repertoire, playing Bach to Beyoncé. Perfect for weddings and functions.

Classically trained musicians Adrianne Wininsky and Margit van der Zwan travel the world with their cellos. They decided to team up in 2010 to form Cupid’s Bow Cello Duo. Together they have clocked up an impressive range of musical experience, performing professionally with orchestras, theatres and bands, at festivals around the globe, on television and radio, and in concert as soloists. They have played with the likes of Take That, Emeli Sande, Snow Patrol, Elbow, I Am Kloot, Chesney Hawkes, Gabrielle Aplin Michael Bublé and Eliza Carthy, making regular TV and radio appearances (Top of the Pops, Jools Holland, The X Factor, The Michael Parkinson Show, to name just a few). Listen out for Cupid’s Bow on the album, “Build A Rocket Boys!” by Elbow. Genres of music include classical, popular, show tunes, tangos, romantic, jazz and folk. Margit and Adrianne arrange much of the music they play, expanding the cello duo repertoire by the week. Be surprised and delighted at what’s possible with the wonderful sound of two cellos!

Performance details
We can perform outdoors
We have vehicles we can use to travel to gigs
Our equipment is PAT tested
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Fanfare, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Renaissance, Opera, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Song list

Some of our favourites, and therefore on our cd, ‘Arioso’
Que Sera -Livingston/Evans
Can-Can –Offenbach
Summertime –Gershwin
Por Una Cabeza –Gardel
She -Aznavour/Kretzner
The Swan -Saint-Saens
William Tell Overture –Rossini
Chanson d'Amour -Shanklin & Hart
Sailor's Hornpipe -trad.
Autumn Leaves -Kosma
Arioso –J.S. Bach
Barbara Allen –trad.
Waves of the Danube –Ivanovic
Hungarian Dance -Brahms
Drunken Sailor- Trad.
Bare Necessities- Gilkyson
Classical/Baroque
Composers include Brahms, Strauss, Haydn, Handel, Breval, W.A. Mozart, Chopin, Mozart, Bach, Hook, Schumann, Dotzauer, Guignon, Pleyel, Beethoven, Schubert, Bartok, Kodaly, Couperin, Boismortier, Telemann, Purcell, Stravinsky, many more.
Some popular classical pieces
Air (‘on a G string’) – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Autumn – Vivaldi
Bach – Double Concerto
Canon in D –Pachelbel
Celeste Aida – Verdi
Clair de Lune - Debussy
Fur Elise – Beethoven
Greensleeves
Hornpipe - Handel
I Wanna Be Like You – Sherman
In the Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach
La Rejouissance – Handel
Largo from “winter” (Four Seasons) – Vivaldi
Marche Militaire – Schubert
Minuet from “Eine Kleine Nachtmusik” –Mozart
Minuet from “Music for the Royal Fireworks” – Handel
Nimrod (adagio) – Elgar
Non Piu Andrai (from “Mariiage of Figaro) - Mozart
Ode to Joy from “Symphony No. 9”– Beethoven
Plovtsian Dance – Borodin
Sheep May Safely Graze – J.S. Bach
Spring (Four Seasons) – Vivaldi
Swan Lake – Tchaikovsky
The Silver Swan – Orlando Gibbons
To a Wild Rose - MacDowell
Trumpet Voluntary –Clark
Voi Che Sapete - Mozart
Wedding March –Wagner
Bollywood
Chhukar Mere Manko
Churaliya
Hai Apna Dil
Jeena Yahan
Kal Ho Naa Ho - Kal Ho Naa Ho
Khabi Kushi Khabie Gham
Kuch Kuch Hotha Hai
Meri Mehbooba
Pehla Nasha
Piyu Bole
Pyar Deewana Hota Hai
Tere Bina Jiya Jaaya Na
Tu Hi Meri Shab Hai
Tu Je Deka To Ye Jaana Sanam
Tum Aa Gaye Ho Noor Aa Gaya Hai
Tumko Hi Chaenge Hum
Yeh Kahan Aa Gaye Hum
Yeh Galiyan Yeh Chaubara
Zara Sa Jhoom Loon Main
Traditional/Fiddle music
Mainly British and Irish, including Star of the County Down, Dark Eyes, Londonderry Air (=Danny Boy), Greensleeves, Harvest Home, It was a Lover and his Lass, Land of my Fathers, Wedding of William and Mairi. Also some Eastern European folk tunes.
Popular/Modern/Jazz
Addams Family theme
All of Me – John Legend
All Through the Nigh _trad. Welsh melody
Always A Woman to Me – Billy Joel
Amazing Grace
A Thousand Years
Barnacle Bill
Basin Street Blues
Bob the Builder
Bring Me Sunshine
British National Anthem – jazz version
Can’t Help (Lovin’ Dat Man)
Cha-cha
Chim Chim Cher-ee (from Mary Poppins)
Chitty chitty bang bang
Clair de Lune
Come Fly With Me
Consider Yourself (from Oliver!)
Computer game themes: Tetris, Mario Brothers, Halo4
Dark Eyes
Diamonds are a Girl’s Best Friend
Down By the Sally Gardens
Eastenders theme
Edelweiss
English Country Garden floral medley
Everybody Wants To Be A cat
Every Breath You Take
Fawlty Towers
The Final Countdown
Flintstones theme
Fraggle Rock
Frosty the Snowman
Get me to the church on Time
Glenlogie (Scottish trad.)
Ghost busters theme tune
The Girl from Ipanema
Great Escape theme
Greensleeves
Grounds For Divorce - Elbow
Habanera
Happy Birthday
Harvest Home
Hushaby Mountain
I Have A Dream
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
Isn’t She Lovely? (Stevie Wonder)
It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it ain’t got that swing)
It Must Be Love (Madness)
James Bond theme
La Vie en Rose
Last of the Summer Wine theme
Let it Go (from Frozen)
The Liberty Bell
The Lonely Goatherd
Love is All Around
Mexican Hat Dance
Mairi’s Wedding
Mamma Mia!
Mission Impossible theme
Miss Marple theme
Mister Sandman
Moon River
Muppet Show theme
My Favourite Things
My Heart Will Go On (from film Titanic)
Nellie the Elephant
Night on a Bald Mountain - Mussorgsky
One Day Like This - elbow
Oompah Loompah song
Palladio
Pink Panther theme
Pizzicato Polka
Phantom of the Opera theme tune
Puttin’ On the Ritz
Rock Around the Clock
Roobarb and Custard theme
Rugrats theme
Salut d’Amour
Schindler’s List theme
Simple Gifts
She
Smells Like Teen Spirit
Speak Softly Love (‘Godfather’ theme)
Star wars themes
Stop! (Spice Girls)
Summertime
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Take the “A” Train
Teddybear’s Picnic
Thriller – Michael Jackson
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
Top Of the World (Carpenters)
Valse a Mille Temps
Wallace and Grommit theme
Wedding March (we play both versions, by Wagner and Mendelssohn)
Whatever - Oasis
With or Without You – U2
When I’m 64 – Beatles
PLEASE NOTE
We arrange a lot of our own music. If there is a specific piece of music you would like us to play that’s not already on the list we’d love to hear from you!

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Faye W, 5 months ago

Cupid’s Bow duo were FANTASTIC! Couldn’t have hoped for better, more friendly, professional and committed musicians to play at my friends wedding. They were a surprise for the brides and did everything in their power to keep it a surprise, even an unusual entrance to the venue by drawing through a hedge just so as not to be noticed! They were approachable, professional and sounded amazing. Thankyou so much ladies! Would highly recommend.

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Julie S, 5 months ago

Cupid's Bow cello duo were fabulous! We booked them for our daughter's wedding as a surprise for her, and she was delighted. The ladies were so helpful from the original booking to the day itself, playing our pre-chosen requests and thoroughly delighting our guests. Amazing! Thank you Marjit and Adrianne x

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Gemma M, 6 months ago

Cupid’s Bow played at our wedding and were fantastic. Thank you ladies.

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Guy G, 6 years ago

Listening to Cupid’s Bow made the hairs on the back of my neck tingle. Beautiful music, performed by two outstanding and gorgeous musicians

Mr E, 3 years ago

[...] We didn’t realize two cellos could be so versatile. The sound you made was rich and moving. We were thrilled to have found you at the last minute; you are just that little bit more interesting than a bog­ standard string quartet!

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