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Isobel Soper Music

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About Isobel

South Wales cellist who would love to help create the perfect musical backdrop to your wedding!
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Newport
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I am a scholarship graduate from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Over the years, I have gained valuable experience performing at a wide variety of venues around Wales, England and France. I have performed in a number of chamber ensembles, including the Beau String Quartet of which I am a founding member, playing primarily at weddings and private events. I have been a member of numerous orchestras, including being principal cellist for the National Youth Orchestra of Wales. During my time at RWCMD, I have enjoyed working with the Manchester Collective, Abel Selaocoe and Tim Hugh, as well as being a frequent member of the Royal Welsh Symphony Orchestra. I enjoy playing in a variety of pit orchestras for musicals such as Into the Woods, The Addams Family and Shrek!

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Isobel's Reviews

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Alex W
29 days ago
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5 out of 5

Isobel was incredible. She made our wedding so special, and learnt music especially for the day. Nothing was too much trouble for her, and she is exceptionally talented! I would recommend her to anyone, thank you so much Isobel!

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Nuno L
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

Isobel was the perfect choice for our wedding ceremony. She arrived well in advance on the day, before the guests, and her beautiful playing elevated the ceremony to another level. Email communication was also super easy. Even when we had issues with the venue's power supply for the day, she was super flexible in adjusting her performance to the venue's demands. She is also able to accommodate our music requests, some of which were not part of her repertoire, and learn very demanding music for the occasion. If you are looking for a cellist for your wedding, I would look no further!

Reply from Isobel
4 months ago

Hi Nuno, thank you so much for your kind words! It was an absolute pleasure to be a part of your day and I wish you both love and happiness for the future.

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Rebecca (
1 year ago

Isobel brought some magic to the beginning of our wedding day, playing for our guests as they arrived and took their seats for our ceremony. So many of our guests commented on how talented the girls are and how lovely it was to arrive to the strings! Isobel’s communication from our first chat was brilliant and so friendly and happy to accommodate whatever we wanted. She provided us with an extensive list of songs with a huge array of music, from both contemporary chart tunes to classical numbers. We selected some “must haves” then Isobel put together an amazing set list which set the perfect tone for our day. Absolutely 5 stars!

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Andrea (
6 years ago

Although Isobel was just starting out as a cellist when she played at my wedding, she was very professional and played beautifully, making my day even more special. I would thoroughly recommend her.

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Isobel's Song list

ABBA - Slipping through my fingers

Adele - Make You Feel My Love

Adele - When we were young

Alicia Keys - If I ain’t got you

Amy Winehouse - Valerie

Audrey Hepburn - Moon River

Bastille - Pompeii

Beauty and the Beast - Tale As Old As Time
Bette Midler - The Rose
Bon Iver - Skinny Love
Bradley Cooper & Lady Gaga -
Shallow
Bruno Mars - Just the way you are
Bruno Mars - Marry you
Bryan Adams - Heaven
Calum Scott - You are the reason
Chopin - Nocturne Op. 62 no. 2
Christina Perry - A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars
Coldplay - Fix You
Coldplay - Viva la vida
Coldplay - Yellow
Isobel Soper Music – Current setlist
*Please note this list might not be up to date and I am more than happy to add new music to my set wherever possible*
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Photograph
Ed Sheeran - Thinking out loud
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic
Zeros - Home
Einaudi - I Gorni
Elbow – One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding - How Long will I
Love you
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You
Do
Elton John - Can You Feel the Love
Tonight
Elton John - Your Song
Elvis - Can't help falling in love
Etta James - At Last
Eva Cassidy - Fields of gold
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams
Fun. - We are young
Goo Goo Dolls - Iris
Guns N Roses - Sweet child o
mine
Harry Styles - Love of my life
Imagine Dragons - On top of the
world
James Arthur - Say you wont let go
James Bay - Hold back the river
John Legend - All of Me
Journey - Don't Stop Believing
Judy Garland - Over the rainbow
La La Land - Engagement Party
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Louis Armstrong - What A
Wonderful World
Luke Combs - Beautiful Crazy
Maroon 5 - She Will Be Loved
Meghan Trainor - Made You Look
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Nat King Cole - L-O-V-E
Natalie Imbruglia - Torn
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Oasis - Don't Look Back In Anger
Oasis - Wonderwall
One Direction - What Makes You
Beautiful
One Republic - Secrets
Pachelbel - Canon in D
Paramore - Still Into You
Paramore - The only exception
Queen - Don't Stop Me Now
Queen - Love Of My Life
Rascal Flatts - Bless The Broken
Road
Rhianna - Stay

Rhianna - We Found Love

Sam Smith - Latch

Shawn Mendes - Stitches

Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars

Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Tangled - I see the Light
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Taylor Swift - Lover
Taylor Swift - Wildest Dreams
The Beatles - All you need is love
The Cure - Friday I'm In love
The Greatest Showman - A million
dreams
The Pretenders - I'll stand by you
The Rembrandts - I'll be there for
you
Tina Turner - Simply the best
Van Morrison - Brown Eyed Girl
Vance Joy - Fire and the Flood
Vance Joy - Riptide
Walk The Moon - Shut up and
dance


Isobel'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)£125
Up to 1 hour£375
Up to 2 hours£625
Up to 3 hours£750
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£375
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£500
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.
£875

Add-ons

String duo
+£125
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Though I am a solo cellist, I can also offer string duo/trio/quartet.

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

I will always try to accommodate you to ensure your event runs smoothly, just let me know if timings change and I will do as best I can to help!

How much time do you need to set up?

I will always arrive between 30 minutes - 1 hour before my booked time in order to set up

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

Of course! For ceremonies, all music during the service can be selected by you. For music during pre ceremony, drinks reception and wedding breakfast, I am happy to take requests though these won’t be guaranteed!

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! All I will need access to is a chair and a plug socket

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely, I will learn up to 3 new songs before the event if they are not listed on my repertoire list. Just be sure to give me enough notice and I will be happy to learn this free of charge.
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1980s era music, Modern jazz, Swing, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Rock, Classic rock
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Christmas party, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching
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