Katya Cello

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About Katya

Katya is an experienced professional cellist, active freelance performer with a huge repertoire of well-known classical,pop & rock music
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A winner of numerous national and international awards, Katya is a solo, ensemble and orchestra performer. She made her concerto debut in 2007 and since that time she has performed in numerous concert halls across Russia, Europe and UK. As an RCM Scholar, Katya graduated Royal College of Music in London She was doing Artist Diploma program ( higher master) with Raphael Wallfisch. She was awarded distinction for her Bachelor of Music degree at the College of Music (Russia), where she studied with Julia Zhdanova and for her Master of Music from the Nizhny Novgorod State Conservatory. Katya has performed at some of the Russia and Europe leading music and orchestra festivals. Katya has developed an international performance and recording career as a classical cellist. As a classical cellist, she plays with a variety of orchestras and contemporary chamber ensembles. Now Katya enjoys a busy freelance career as a solo, chamber and orchestral musician. She plays a wide range of repertoire, including classical, jazz, latin & pop. Her solo performances include recitals in Wigmore Hall, St.James's Piccadilly, St.Martin-in-the-Fields, National Portrait Gallery, Science Museum, Royal College of Music, Royal Academy of Arts. Other collaborative projects she is playing in include the String Quartet, Piano trios and a Chamber and symphony Orchestra concerts. Ekaterina collaborates with such orchestras as YMSO, Firebird Orchestra, Hastings Philarmonic Orchestra, Fulham Sinfonia, Film music Orchestra and others. Along with it She is a leader of London North Piano Trio and Aeolian Quartet and a regular member of Giardino Strings Project. She maintains an active performance schedule throughout the UK and abroad, regularly performing as a soloist for concerts, festivals, private weddings, corporate events, and filming/ recording for TV and radio.

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Katya's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Joy A
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Katya stayed in communication and was a real asset to our ceremony. She plays a wide range of songs, which was helpful for us. We got married at Old Marylebone Town Hall, so she knows that space if you are getting married there as well. Her music set a fantastic tone for the start of our marriage!

Anastassia P
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Katya was professional, played beautifully, appeared on time and looked the par. It was a pleasure working with her.

Reply from Katya
5 months ago

Thank you Anastassia, it was wonderful to be part of the event !

Faisel K
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Katya was incredible. Our guests were wowed by the electric choice of music she played at our registry. They were delighted at how classy she made the wedding and I would highly recommend Katya to anyone looking for a a A-class cellist! Thank you Katya for making our day extra wonderful!

Reply from Katya
5 months ago

Thank you Faisel for your kind words! It was a wonderful ceremony and I was happy to be part of it !

Susan L
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Katya was excellent. All of the team and the clients loved her performance and we will definitely book her again.

Reply from Katya
6 months ago

Thank you, Susan! I'll be happy to play again :)

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From other customers:

Katty S
4 years ago, for a Birthday party in London
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5 out of 5

Ekaterina performed on my Birthday Party, it was amazing. A range of repertoire, warm cello sound and perfect performance cheered all my guests up!

Alex Z
4 years ago, for a Private event in London
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5 out of 5

I booked Ekaterina for my private event in the last minute. However she was amazing in every aspect when we worked together. Her playing was very beautiful and the process was quite enjoyable! Her cello sounded very good and I really like her playing.

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Katya's Song list

Bach: Air on the G String
Bach - Ave Maria
Bach: Cello Suite in G major
Bach: Cello Suite in d minor
Bach: Cello Suite in C major
Beethoven: Adagio Cantabile
Beethoven - Minuet in G
Bizet: Intermezzo from Carmen
Boccherini – Minuet
Borodin – Nocturne
Borodin - Polovtsian Dances
Brahms: Cradle Song
Brahms: Theme from Finale of 1st Symphony
Delibes: Flower Duet from Lakme
Dvorak: Humoresque
Dvorak: Largo from the New World Symphony
Einaudi I Giorni
Elgar: Chanson de Matin
Elgar: Salut d'Amour
Faure: Apres un Reve
Faure Sicilienne
Faure Pavane
Gounod: Ave Maria
Handel: Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel: Hornpipe in D
Handel: Largo from Xerxes
Massenet: Thais Meditation
Mendelssohn: Nocturne
Mendelssohn: Wedding March (Traditional Recessional)
Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik-Romanza
Pachelbel: Canon in D
Puccini: Nessun Dorma
Rachmaninov: Vocalise
Rimsky-Korsakov - Scheherazade
Saint-Saens: The Swan
Schubert: Andante
Schubert: Ave Maria
Schubert: Serenade
Strauss: Blue Danube Waltz
Tchaikovsky Nocturne
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake Waltz
Tchaikovsky - Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Tchaikovsky - Waltz Of The Flowers Einaudi Tchaikovsky: Var. III from Rococo Variations
Thais: Meditation
Vivaldi: Spring from The Four Seasons
Vivaldi: Winter 2nd movement from The Four Seasons
Wagner: Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin the Traditional Processional
• A Sky Full of Stars-Coldplay
• A thousand Years-Christina Perri
• All Of Me-John Legend
• All You Need Is Love-The Beatles
• Autumn Leaves-Johnny Mercer
• Bad Guy-Billie Eilish
• Bad Habits-Ed Sheeran
• Bam Bam-Camila Cabello
• Billie Jean-Michael Jackson
• Blinding Lights-The Weekend
• Bring Him Home - Josh Groban
• Can You Feel the Love Tonight-Elton John
• Can't Help Falling In Love-Elvis Presley
• Can't Stop the Feeling-Justin Timberlake
• Chandelier – Sia
• Dance Monkey-Tones and I
• Dangerous-David Guetta
• Danny boy – Eva Cassidy
• Despacito-Luis Fonsi
• Don't Start Now-Dua Lipa
• Easy On Me-Adele
• English Man in New York - Sting
• Feeling Good-Nina Simone
• Fields Of Gold-Eva Cassidy
• Firestone-Kygo
• Fix You-Coldplay
• Fly Me to the Moon-Frank Sinatra
• Friday-Mufasa
• Girls like you-Maroon 5
• Hallelujah-Alexandra Bourke
• Halo-Beyonce
• Happy Birthday-Stevie Wonder
• Havana-Camila Cabello
• Here Comes The Sun-The Beatles
• Hey Brother-Etta James
• I Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis.P
• I Will Always Love You-Whitney Houston
• I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
• Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
• L.O.V.E - Cat King Cole
• La Bamba - Ritchie Valens
• La Despedida - Daddy Yankee
• Leave the door open - Bruno Mars
• Let It Be - The Beatles
• Levitating - Dua Lipa
• Love Story - Taylor Swift
• Magic – Coldplay
• Make you Feel My Love - Adele
• Marry You - Bruno Mars
• Memories - Maroon 5
• Moon River - Rod Stewart
• My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
• My Way - Frank Sinatra
• Over the rainbow – Arlen
• Own It - Stormzy, Burna Boy & Ed Sheeran
• Paradise – Coldplay
• Perfect - Ed Sheeran
• Photograph - Ed Sheeran
• Physical - Dua Lipa
• Rivers Of Babylon - Boney M
• Rockabye - Clean Bandit
• Rolling in the Deep - Adele
• Sam Smith - Stay With Me
• Senorita - Camila Cabello & Shawn Mendes
• Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
• Shake it Off - Taylor Swift
• Shape of You - Ed Sheeran
• Someone Like You - Adele
• Something Just Like This - The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
• Something Stupid - Frank Sinatra
• Summertime
• Taki Taki - J Balvin
• The A Team - Ed Sheeran
• The Scientist - Coldplay
• Thinking Out loud - Ed Sheeran
• Uptown Funk - Bruno Mars
• Viva La Vida - Coldplay
• Waka Waka - Shakira
• Wake me Up - AVICII
• We Found Love - Rihanna
• What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
• When I Fall In Love - Nat King Cole
• Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
• Yellow - Coldplay
• Your Song - Elton John
Movie Soundtracks/Musicals
• A whole new world - Disney
• Beauty and the Beast - Disney
• Can You Feel The Love Tonight - The Lion King
• Duomo -Wildest Dreams - Bridgerton
• Flying Theme - How To Train Your Dragon
• Game of Thrones Theme - Game of Thrones
• Hallelujah - Shrek
• He's a Pirate - Pirates of the Caribbean
• I Dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables
• I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
• John Williams - Shindler’s list theme
• La Vie En Rose - Wall-E
• Love Theme - The Godfather
• My Favourite Things - Sound Of Music
• Moon River
• Now We Are Free - Gladiator
• Over The Rainbow - The Wizard Of Oz
• She - Notting Hill
• Skyfall - Adele
• Song From A Secret Garden
• So This Is Love - Sleeping Beauty
• Tale As Old As Time - Beauty And The Beast
• The Godfather Theme - The Godfather
• The Greatest Showman - A Million Dreams Somewhere

Katya'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)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£500
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.


Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
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Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My ability to create the unique and unforgettable atmosphere with my music. My punctuality and responsibility as well as elegant outfit and friendly atmosphere.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Parklands Quendon Hall Royal Albert Hall Hedsor House Landmark Hotel Science museum Savoy Hotel

Do you have different line-up options?

Piano & Cello Duo Violin & Cello Duo Cello Duo String Quartet String Trio Piano Trio

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?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for my live performance!

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I am 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 and speaker if needed.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £25 for this service to take into account rehearsal times
Pop, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music, Classical, Early music, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Medieval music, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1960s era music, 1930s era music, 1970s era music, 1940s era music, 1980s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Noise music, Acoustic, Americana, Funk rock, Covers, Soul, Ambient pop, World music, Tango, Spanish music, Samba, Russian music, Polka, Latin, Italian music, Jewish music, Greek music, German music, Indian music, French music, Bossa nova, Caribbean music, Argentinian, Armenian, Australian music, Arabic, Asian music, Folk, Rockabilly, Cabaret, Latin jazz, Blues, Top 40, Rock, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Pop rock, Indie, Cuban music
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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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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Live looping, Arranger, Lyricist, Instrumental teaching
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