Ekaterina Solomennik

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About Ekaterina

Ekaterina is an experienced professional cellist, active freelance performer with a huge repertoire of well-known classical,pop & rock music

A winner of numerous national and international awards, Ekaterina Solomennik 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, Ekaterina 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. Ekaterina has performed at some of the Russia and Europe leading music and orchestra festivals. Ekaterina 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 Ekaterina 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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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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Song list

A Moment Like This - KELLY CLARKSON
A Thousand Years - CHRISTINA PERRI
A Whole New World - FROM ALADDIN
The swan
Air from Bach
1 Cello Suite
2 cello suite
Cacinni Ave Maria
Moon river-All of Me JOHN LEGEND
All You Need Is Love - THE BEATLES
Appalachia Waltz - MARK O'CONNOR
As Long As You Love Me - BACKSTREET BOYS
As Love is My Witness - WESTLIFE
Basket Case - GREEN DAY
Breathe Me - SIA
Chasing Cars - SNOW PATROL
Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - AEORSMITH
Drops of Jupiter - TRAIN
Eleanor Rigby - THE BEATLES
Everything - MICHAEL BUBLE
Everything I Do - BRYAN ADAMS
Feeling Good - MUSE
Fly Me To The Moon - FRANK SINATRA
Friend of Mine - AVICII
Gabriel’s Oboe - ENNIO MORRICONE
Game of Thrones Theme tune
Greatest Day - TAKE THAT
How Deep Is Your Love - THE BEE GEES
I Dreamed a Dream - LES MISERABLES
I'm Yours - JASON MRAZ
Isn't She Lovely - STEVIE WONDER
Jurassic Park theme tune
Just The Way You Are - BRUNO MARS
Make You Feel My Love - ADELE
Marry Me - TRAIN
Marry You - BRUNO MARS
Nothing Else Matters - METALLICA
Someone Like You - VAN MORRISON
Stand By Me- BEN E KING
Stay With Me - SAM SMITH
Suddenly I See - K T TUNSTALL
Sunshine of My Life - STEVIE WONDER
Sweet Child O' Mine - GUNS N' ROSES
The River Flows In You - YIRUMA
The Wonder of You - ELVIS
Thinking Out Loud - ED SHEERAN
Turning Tables - ADELE
Viva la Vida - COLDPLAY
We Found Love - RIHANNA
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I fall In Love - NAT KING COLE
With Or Without You - U2
Wonderwall - OASIS
You're Beautiful - JAMES BLUNT
Your Song - ELTON JOHN
Pachelbel's Canon in D
Suite for Solo Cello - J.S BACH
Winter (The Four Seasons) - ANTONIO VIVALDI
Chanson de Matin and Chanson de Nuit - EDWARD ELGAR
Seven Popular Spanish Songs and La Vida Breve - MANUEL DE FALLA
Sonata for Cello and Guitar - RADAMES GNATTALI
Andaluza and Danza Espanola - GRANADOS
Arpeggione Sonata - FRANZ SCHUBERT
Autumn Song and Valse Sentimental - PIOTR TCHAIKOVSKY
Bachianas Brasileiras No 5 - HEITOR VILLA-LOBOS
Customer questions

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?

15 min

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, I will bring my own instrument

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you.


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)£70
Up to 1 hour£170
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£315
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From Encore customers:

Edward P
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Kate played at our wedding reception - her beautiful solo cellist music uplifted the room

Reply from Ekaterina
1 month ago

Thank you, Edward. It was a pleasure to play for you and all your guests!

Tony X
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Had a wonderful session from Ekaterina. She is very kind, warm and professional. Music was fantastic of course!

Min L
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Having Kate at our wedding ceremony on December 19th was the highlight of the day. Kate has been very communicative and promptly responsive since I reached out to her. I asked her to recommend some cello music and she sent me the links of cello performance on YouTube so I can envision what kind of music will be perfect for my wedding. I requested to play a music “Misty” for my entrance that was not listed on her playlist and Kate brilliantly played and shined my moment. So beautiful! All of our guests enjoyed Kate’s performance and loved it. I hope to see her in our other special event again.

From other customers:

Katty S
2 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
3 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.