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Isabella Dembinska

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Professional cellist and electric cellist, performing throughout UK and abroad for concerts, weddings and events.
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Cheshire, UK
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Isabella Dembinska has developed an international performance and recording career as a cellist and electric cellist. She studied at the Royal Northern College of Music and is currently based in Manchester, UK. As a classical cellist, Isabella plays with a variety of orchestras and contemporary chamber ensembles. 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. Isabella has recently enjoyed touring with ELO Again, performing on her Yamaha SVC-110 electric cello.

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This act has been working with Encore for over 8 years
25 gigs
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Genres:
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Jazz, Pop, Covers, Bollywood, Tango, Baroque, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Disco, Acoustic, R&B, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Polish music, Indian music, Asian music, Reggae, Jewish music, Klezmer, French music, German music, Italian music, Spanish music, Early music
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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:
Live looping, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Ableton Live, Perfect pitch, Dancer, Arranger, Composer, Songwriter, Orchestrator, Sound technician
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Isabella's Song list

POP COVERS
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Adele - Set Fire To The Rain
Adele - Skyfall
Adele - When We Were Young
Aerosmith - Dream On
Aerosmith - I Don’t Wanna Miss A Thing
Alicia Keys - Empire State Of Mind
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Amy Winehouse - Valerie
Aretha Franklin - A Natural Woman
Aretha Franklin - Say A Little Prayer
Ariana Grande - Beauty and the Beast
Ariana Grande - One Last Time
Audrey Hepburn - Moon River
Avicii - Wake Me Up
Bastille - Pompeii
Bill Withers - Lovely Day
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Beyonce - Halo
Billie Eilish - Everything I Wanted
Billie Eilish, Khalid - Lovely
Billie Eilish - Ocean Eyes
Billie Eilish - Your Power
Birdy - Skinny Love
Birdy - Wings
Bon Jovi - Livin’ On A Prayer
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Carpenters - Close To You
Calum Scott - Dancing On My Own
Calum Scott - You Are The Reason
Calvin Harris - How Deep Is Your Love
Camila Cabello - Havana
Camila Cabello - Señorita
Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Christina Aguilera - Reflection
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Clean Bandit - Rockabye
Clean Bandit - Symphony
Coldplay - Fix You
Coldplay - Paradise
Coldplay - The Scientist
Coldplay - Yellow
Des'ree - I'm Kissing You
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
Dua Lipa - Levitating
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ed Sheeran - Shivers
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Edith Piaf - La Vie En Rose
Etta James - At Last
Ella Fitzgerald - Dream A Little Dream Of Me
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
ELO - Mr Blue Sky
Elton John - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis Presley - Can't Help Falling In Love
Eric Clapton - Tears In Heaven
Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams
Eva Cassidy - Autumn Leaves
Eva Cassidy - Fields Of Gold
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Fleetwood Mac - Landslide
Fleetwood Mac - Songbird
Florence & the Machine - You’ve Got the Love
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me to the Moon
Frank Sinatra - The Way You Look Tonight
Frankie Valli - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Freya Ridings - Lost Without You
Game of Thrones - Main Theme
George Ezra - Hold My Girl
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Guns N’ Roses - Sweet Child O’ Mine
Haley Reinhart - Can’t Help Falling In Love
Halsey - Without Me
Harry Styles - As It Was
Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar
Hozier - Cherry Wine
Indila - Dernière Danse
Israel Kamakawo’ole - Over The Rainbow
James Bay - Let It Go
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
Jessie J - Flashlight
John Denver - Annie’s Song
John Legend - All Of Me
John Legend - Ordinary People
Journey - Don’t Stop Believin’
Josh Groban - You Raise Me Up
Justin Bieber - Holy
Justin Timberlake - Cry Me A River
Katy Perry - Firework
Katy Perry - Unconditionally
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Khalid - Better
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Labrinth - Beneath Your Beautiful
Lady Gaga - Always Remember Us This Way
Lady Gaga - Million Reasons
Lady Gaga - Shallow
Lana Del Ray - Summertime Sadness
Lana Del Rey - Young And Beautiful
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Linkin Park - Numb
Lord of the Rings - Concerning Hobbits
Lord of the Rings - In Dreams
Louis Armstrong- What A Wonderful World
Love Actually - Glasgow Love Theme
Love Affair - Everlasting Love
Ludovico Einaudi - I Giorni
Ludovico Einaudi - Nuvole Bianche
Ludovico Einaudi - The Earth Prelude
Ludovico Einaudi - Waterways
Luis Fonsi, Daddy Yankee - Despacito
Maroon 5 - Girls Like You
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Michael Bublé - Everything
Muse - Feeling Good
Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
Nat King Cole - When I Fall In Love
Norah Jones - Don’t Know Why
Oasis - Don’t Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Half The World Away
Oasis - Wonderwall
Paul McCartney - Live And Let Die
Peter Gabriel - The Book Of Love
Queen - Somebody To Love
Queen - You’re My Best Friend
Regina Spektor - Samson
Rihanna - Diamonds
Rihanna - Stay
Rita Ora - Let You Love Me
Roy Orbison - Oh, Pretty Woman
Sam Smith - Latch
Sam Smith - Lay Me Down
Sam Smith - Stay With Me
Samuel E. Wright - Kiss The Girl
Shawn Mendes - Fallin’ All In You
Shawn Mendes - Stitches
Sia - Breathe Me
Sia - Chandelier
Sia, ZAYN - Dusk Till Dawn
Sia, David Guetta - Titanium
Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Take That - Greatest Day
Take That - Rule The World
Taylor Swift - Lover
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
The Beatles - Eleanor Rigby
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Beatles - Hey Jude
The Beatles - Yesterday
The Chainsmokers - Something Just Like This
The Cranberries - Zombie
The Greatest Showman - A Million Dreams
The Greatest Showman - Rewrite The Stars
The Greatest Showman - This Is Me
The Killers - Mr Brightside
The Lumineers - Ho Hey
The Turtles - Better Together
Tones and I - Dance Monkey
U2 - With Or Without You
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Will Young - Evergreen
Yiruma - River Flows In You
Zedd and Foxes - Clarity
CLASSICAL
Bach - Air on G string
Bach - Ave Maria
Bach - Cello Suites
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bizet - Habanera
Borodin - Nocturne
Chopin - Cello sonata: Largo
Chopin - Nocturne in C# minor
Debussy - Reverie
Delibes - Flower duet
Elgar - Chanson de Matin
Elgar - Salut d'amour
Faure - Apres un reve
Faure - Berceuse
Faure - Sicilienne
Handel - Hallelujah Chorus
Handel - Largo from Opera Xerxes
Handel - The Arrival of Queen Sheba
Hess - Ladies in Lavendar
Massenet - Thais Meditation
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Piazzolla - Tanti Anni Prima
Purcell - Allemande
Rachmaninov - Vocalise
Saint Sans - The Swan
Satie - Gymnopedie No. 1 - 3
Schubert - Ave Maria
Schumann - Fantasiestucke
Shostakovich - The Gadfly
Vivaldi - Largo from Winter
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

- Professionalism - High quality live music - Wide variety of music - Unique music requests - Last minute flexibility

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Thornton Manor, Wirral Royal Hall, Harrogate Colshaw Hall, Cheshire Swinfen Hall, Lichfield Knowsley Hall, Prescot Dorfold Hall, Cheshire The Principal, Manchester Peckforton Castle, Tarporley The Gherkin, London GGs Yard, Scotland Cantina Murola, Italy Maritina Hotel, Kos, Greece Chateau de la Valouze, France Penha Longa Resort in Lisbon, Portugal

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

- Steven Isserlis - Jacqueline Du Pre - Yo-Yo Ma - Tina Guo

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

Solo electric cello for Joe Wicks (The Body Coach) during cool down and yoga sessions.

Do you have different line-up options?

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

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

I 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 me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

5 - 10 mins

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

Yes, you are more than welcome to choose songs from my list. I am also able to learn up to 4 unique requests for all bookings.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring my own instrument and sound equipment.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

All ceremony bookings include 4 unique song requests for walking down the aisle (1 song), signing the register (2 songs) and exit music (1 song). You are welcome to choose music from my song list for guests arrival (around 8 songs in 30 mins) and drinks reception (around 16 songs in 60 mins).
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Isabella's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Shannon B
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Isabella was absolutely amazing, she received a lot of compliments at our wedding. Thank you!

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Abbey D
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Loved having Isabella at our wedding. We had nothing but compliments.

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Karen H
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Isabella played at my Daughter's wedding. Guests commented on how beautifully she played and her professionalism. Bride and Groom were able to personalise the music for themselves due to Isabella's vast play list along with a few additional requests. Would recommend without hesitation

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Sophia B
4 months ago
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We were absolutely privileged to have Isabella playing at our wedding, she plays the cello absolutely beautifully and really helped to capture the emotions of our wedding ceremony. Thank you so much ❤️

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Phil V
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Uckfield TN22
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5 out of 5

I just wanted to thank you again for your delightful playing at Harriet & Jack’s wedding last Saturday at Fletching Church. In particular, you accepted our request to play ‘Farewell to Stromness’, not on your normal repertoire, recorded your mother for the piano backing track, and moreover within an hour or so of the service, adapted the piece, again at our request. You played this beautifully for the entrance of the bride; it was very moving. Thank you again from us all.

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Shardaye C
4 years ago, for a Wedding in Barnsley
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5 out of 5

We had the pleasure of having Isabella perform at our wedding and she played absolutely beautiful - so many compliments was unreal. Such a lovely sweet girl. I couldn’t recommend her enough if I tried. Stunning. From Jonny and myself THANK YOU xxx

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