Elin Taylor

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I'm a classically trained Cellist who works closely with client bookings to ensure a personalised performing experience.
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Having performed regularly in orchestras from the age of ten, Elin brings over a decade of experience and passion to every performance she gives. She is a first-class music graduate, having received a Merit Scholarship to further her studies, Elin achieved Distinction in her Masters in Music at Cardiff University. Since graduating from University in 2018, Elin has worked as a busy freelance musician. She regularly performs in a variety of classical concerts and acoustic gigs with the North Wales Camerata, North Wales Philharmonia, Opera Cymru, Brynafon String Quartet and alongside Welsh singer-songwriter Arfon Wyn in acoustic duo, Y2. Elin works as a session musician, recording for Welsh artists of all genres and for TV programmes on S4C. In 2019, Elin built and lunched her own music studio 'Stiwdio Siencyn' , furthering her career in remote recording for composers and as a producer. With the resource of a music studio, Elin produces high quality, bespoke backing tracks to accompany solo cello. This enhances all of her performances in concerts, weddings and corporate events. She happily receives song requests on bookings, allowing her to offer an exciting and varied repertoire list for each performance. In addition to her busy performance schedule, Elin teaches at the Gwynedd a Môn Music service and the William Mathias Music School. Elin also delivers music workshops for adults with additional needs through projects Discover the Song, Bwthyn Sonig and Hidden Talents.

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Elin's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Ben D
2 years ago
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5 out of 5

Elin was fantastic both in the run up to our wedding and during it. Communication prior was great and she was keen to make sure we got everything we wanted. During the ceremony and afterwards entertaining our guests her performance was impeccable and she was a consummate professional. I would definitely recommend her.

From other customers:

Meinir R
5 years ago, for a Concert in Doc Victoria
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5 out of 5

Elin Taylor has taken part in two performances for us recently at Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias Music Centre. Elin is great to work with- very organised, professional and reliable. Her performances at both events were excellent. She had carefully selected the repertoire to suit the occasions and had a lovely rapport with the audiences. We look forward to working with Elin again in the near future. Meinir Llwyd Roberts, Director.

Carolyn B
5 years ago, for a Concert in Bangor
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5 out of 5

Having known Elin for over 10 years, she is without a doubt one of the best musicians that I have had the opportunity to work with when performing at local, regional and national levels. I have had first hand experience as a client, through booking Elin for gigs/concerts/music projects, including the North Wales Camerata 2018 Christmas Concert - therefore I can guarantee that she is a trustworthy, reliable and dedicated musician. I have also performed with Elin on many occasions in quartets and orchestras - therefore I can guarantee that she is an excellent cellist. Elin is a first-class cellist, an enthusiastic and lovely person, and I cannot highly recommend her enough for bookings.

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Elin's Song list

Popular Wedding Songs:
• Elgar – Salur D'amour
• J.S. Bach - 'Prelude' from Cello Site No.1 in G major
• Massanet - Meditation
• Pachelbel – Canon in D
• Saint Saëns – The Swan
• Schubert - Ave Maria
• Yiruma - River Flows in You
• Adele – ‘Make You Feel My Love’
• Christina Peri – ‘A Thousand Years’
• Coldplay - Yellow
• Ed Sheeran - 'Perfect'
• Elvis – ‘Can't Help Falling in Love With You’
• John Legend – ‘All of Me’
Albeniz – Tango
Andrea Bocelli – Con te partito (time to say goodbye) Bach-AirinD
Bach - Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach - Minuet
Bach – Arioso
Bach – Cello Suite No.1 in G Major: Prelude, Allemande, Courante Menuet I & II, Gigue
Bach – Cello Suite No.2 in D minor: Prelude, Courante Bach – Cello Suite No.3: Prelude, Courante, Bourée I & 2, Gigue
Bach – Cello Suite No.4: Prelude
Bach – Sheep May Safely Graze
Beethoven - Für Elise
Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Bizet – Carmen
Bizet – Chanson Boheme (from Carmen)
Bizet – Farandole (from L’Aresienne Suite N,2)
Brahms - Cradle Song
Brahms - Waltz
Caccini - Ave Maria
Cohen - Hatikvah
Delibes – Flower Duet
Dvorak – Largo (final movement of New World Symphony) Elgar – Chanson de Matin
Elgar – Nimrod (from Enigma Variations)
Elgar – Pomp and Circumstance No.1 Elgar – Salut d’amour
Estampie - Medieval Dance
Fauré - Sicilienne
Fauré – Apres Une Reve
Fauré – Pavane
Flanagan - Underneath the Arches
Grieg – Morning (from Peer Gynt suite)
Handel – Hornpipe in D
Handel – ‘Largo’ from Xerxes
Holst – Jupiter
Khachaturian – Adagio (from Sparticus) Leonvacallo – Vesti La Giubba
Marie - La Cinquantaine (The Golden Wedding) Mascagni - Intermezzo Sinfonico
Massanet – Meditation
Mendelssohn - The Hebrides Overture Mendelssohn – Song without words
Mozart – Ave Verum Corpus
Mozart – Turkish Rondo
Pachelbel – Canon in D
Ponchielli – Dance of the hours (from La Giocodna) Puccini - Oh! Mio Babbino Caro
Puccini – Nessun Dorma
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Rimsky-Korsakov – Scheherazade
Rolf Lovland - Song from a Secret Garden
Saint Saéns – the Swan
Satie - Gnossienne No.1
Satie - Gymnopedie No.2
Satie – Gymnopedie No.1
Schubert - Winter Travel No.1 Good Night Schubert – Ave Maria
Smetna - Má Vlast
Strauss - The Blue Danube
Strauss – Radetsky March
Tchaikovsky - Swan Lake
Tchaikovsky - The Sleeping Beauty - Waltz Tchaikovsky – Romeo & Juliet
Vivaldi - ‘Winter’ from Four Seasons Vivaldi – Spring
Yiruma - River Flows in You
Zollner - Das Wandern
Adele - Make You Feel My love Adele - Someone Like You Alan Walker - Faded
Ben E.King - Stand By Me
Bob Dylan - Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door Bryan Adams - Everything I do
Bryn Fôn - Ceidwad y Goleudy
Camilla Cobello & Shawn Mendes - Senorita Christina Aguilera - Say Something Christina Peri - Thousand Years
Coldplay - A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay - Viva La Vida Coldplay - Yellow
David Guetta - Without You ELO - Mr.Blue Sky
Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift - The Joker and the Queen Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Edith Piaf - La Vie en rose
Elbow - One Day Like This
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis - Can’t Help Falling in Love With you Fleetwood Mac - Everywhere
Frank Sinatra - My Way
Frankie Valli - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You Harry Styles - Sign of the Times
John Legend – All of Me
John Lennon - Imagine
L. Cohen - Hallelujah
Lauren Daigle - You Say
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
Louis Armstrong - What a Wonderful World Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Olivia Rodrigo - Drivers License
One Republic - Apologize
One Republic - Counting Stars
Peter Gabriel - Book of Love
Queen - Bohemian Rhapsody
Radiohead - Creep
Robbie Williams - Angels
Rock Around the Clock
Sam Smith - Stay with me
Simon & Garfunkel - Bridge Over Troubled Waters Simon & Garfunkel - The Sound of Silence
Sting - Shape of My Heart
Taylor Swift & Bon Iver - Exile
The Beatles - All You Need is Love
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles - Here Comes the Sun
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - In My Life
The Turtles - Happy Together
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Tom Odell - Another Love
Tones and I - Dance Monkey
Vera Lyn - We’ll Meet Again
A Whole New World - Aladdin
Barry Lyndon - Schubert Piano Trio No.2 Beauty & the Beast - Tale as Old as Time Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Moon River
Castle in the Sky - Main theme
Encanto - We Don’t Talk About Bruno Forrest Gump - Main theme
From Up on Poppy Hill - Sayonara no Natsu Frozen - Let it Go
Game of Thrones - Theme
Gladiator - Now We Are Free
Harry Potter - Hedwig's Theme
Hisaishi - The Wind Rises
Howl’s Moving Castle - Main theme
Jurassic - Park Theme
Kiki’s Delivery Service - A Town with an Ocean View
La La Land - Mia and Sebastian’s Theme
Lord of the Rings - Main Theme
Love Actually - Glasgow Love Theme (by Craig Armstrong ) Love Story - Main theme
Moana - How Far I’ll Go
My Neighbor Totoro - Path of the Wind
Narnia - The Call
Pirates of the Caribbean - He’s a Pirate
Princess Monoke - Ashitaka and San
Rocky - Eye of the Tiger (by Survivor)
Sherlock - Waltz for John and Mary
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Sound of Music - Edelweiss
Spirited Away - One Summer’s Day
Star Wars - Imperial March
Stranger Things - Running up that hill (by Kate Bush) Tangled - I See the Light
The Deer Hunter - Cavatina (by Stanley Myers)
The Greatest Showman - A Million Dreams
The Legend of Zelda - Great Fairy Fountain
The Lion King - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
The Little Mermaid - Part of Your World
Titanic - My Heart Will Go On
Up - Married Life
Blarney Pilgrim
Down by the Salley Gardens
Drowsie Maggie
Finnish Folk Song
House of the Rising Sun
Ivanovici - Waves of the Danube - Waltz No.1 John Ryan’s Polka
La Bamba
La Paloma
Lee - Serenity
Medley of Welsh Trad tunes
Molly Malone
Morisson’s Jig
Nazareth - Dengoso
Oh Danny Boy
Scarborough Fair
Scotland the Brave
Siete de Abril
Sky Boat Song
Star of the County Down
Staten Island
The Devil Among the Tailors
The Forgotten Highland
The Londonderry Air
Christmas, Military, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Medieval music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Folk, Welsh folk, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Originals, Avant garde, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Funk, Motown, Rock, Alternative rock, Tango, Spanish music, Salsa, Latin
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Orchestrator, Producer, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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