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About Isobelle Austin

Award-winning classical and contemporary cellist for weddings, events, recordings, sessions, live shows and concerts.
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Isobelle was awarded a prestigious prize for her classical playing, and has worked for artists such as Adele, Ed Sheeran, Andrea Bocelli, Sam Ryder and Robbie Williams. Previous clients include Netflix, Apple TV, Hugo Boss, Rolls Royce, LVMH, GQ, UEFA and the World Economic Forum, as well as numerous other individuals and corporate customers. She plays acoustic and electric cello. Isobelle is experienced in weddings and events. It’s a joy for her to play during these special moments. Aside from her atmospheric playing and her captivating and mesmerising sound, clients have complimented Isobelle for her professionalism, responsiveness and flexibility. She offers classical through to contemporary; solo cello, cello with backing tracks, cello with piano, string trio or string quartet. Isobelle understands that music makes a huge contribution in creating a truly special and memorable atmosphere, and will tailor her playing to meet her client's needs. Aside from weddings and events, Isobelle gives recitals, composes, records, and has toured with various groups. Recent work includes performing at The Brit Awards, recording at Abbey Road Studios for MTV, recording and featuring on camera for Netflix's One Day, a contemporary string quartet & piano performance at The Royal Albert Hall, performing at the World Economic Forum in Davos and at GQ's Men of the Year Awards, writing cello lines and playing at Sam Ryder's acoustic shows, performing at the 'Hilma' film premiere, recording for and touring with up and coming artists, opening a show at London Fashion Week, performing her original compositions for solo cello, and playing at some of London's finest hotels. Isobelle has performed extensively at intimate venues such as Old Marylebone Town Hall, Claridge's Hotel, St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, the Langham Hotel, the Mandarin Oriental and the Houses of Parliament, as well as at larger venues including the Royal Albert Hall, the Royal Festival Hall, O2 Arena, Wembley Arena, Motorpoint Arena, Wales Millennium Centre, London's Southbank Centre, the British Museum, the Tate Modern, the V&A Museum and Mirabell Palace. Isobelle’s playing reflects her passion for and enjoyment of the cello in all its diversity.

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Isobelle Austin's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Cordelia D
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Isobelle was superb and I heartily recommend her! She was so kind in learning a new piece that we requested, and at the wedding she played beautifully (in a very bad acoustic I'm afraid but she didn't complain), was charming, looked lovely and was extremely professional. She is a terrific musician and a natural performer. Thank you so much.

Ben W
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Isobelle and Josh were absolutely fantastic. Amazing musicians and lovely people as well, they put on a glorious show to help celebrate my wife’s birthday. Would not hesitate to recommend them individually or together! Thank you so much for everything!

Reply from Isobelle Austin
1 year ago

Thank you Ben - we loved putting a programme together and playing for you. Josh especially enjoyed playing on your beautiful grand piano!

Leigh D
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Isobelle was a great addition to our wedding day. On the lead up and organisation process for the day, Isobelle kept in touch offered a wide range of song choices and took time to learn some which weren’t on her list. She came early as she made clear she hates being late which was of great relief to me as the bride! Isobelle was brilliant throughout the ceremony and drinks reception and was very accommodating in all aspects. If you are thinking of booking please do not hesitate, you won’t regret it! We will be looking for an excuse to book again with her. The Kesters.

Reply from Isobelle Austin
1 year ago

Thank you for this lovely review!!

Harrison A
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Isobelle was amazing! My husband and I were lucky enough to secure Isobelle to play for us during our wedding ceremony. The communication was brilliant from start to finish. She kindly helped us to decide the music we wanted/needed to play us into the church and out of the church, music for our hymns and register signing and she even sent links for us to listen to the tracks via email to ensure we were all on the same page. Unfortunately major train driver strikes happened on our wedding date and Isobelle was proactive in doing everything she could in advance to ensure she made the wedding regardless of the issues and she had emailed us to reassure us in advance. To hear Isobelle play in the church was absolutely beautiful and it set a perfect scene for our ceremony, it had everyone in the church in tears (in the best way!) We are so thankful and cannot recommend her enough!

Reply from Isobelle Austin
1 year ago

Thanks Amber and Harrison! It was a pleasure to play for you both ☺️

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From other customers:

Niamh F
1 year ago, for a Corporate event in Houses of Parliament
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5 out of 5

Isobelle was the perfect choice for our gala dinner at the Houses of Parliament. Our guests were blown away by her ability. It was the talk of the evening. My client was absolutely delighted. Isobelle - You are incredibly talented, thank you for sharing it with us! We look forward to hearing Isobelle play again in the future!

Mark B
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Cambridge
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5 out of 5

Such a perfect day and a perfect Cellist. From making first contact, to our special day, Isobelle was nothing but helpful. She was able to learn specific songs for our Wedding, making it very personal to us. Isobelle has an extensive set list covering a wide range of music which we were able to chose from. On the Wedding day Isobelle arrived early, and was well presented. Her Cello playing was excellent and she was able to adjust her playing style according to the needs of the venue. Isobelle played inside during the ceremony, then outside under a gazeebo during the drinks reception. She was then kind enough to play during our Wedding breakfast at another location. This complimented the unique venue and added to a relaxed atmosphere. We would thoroughly recommend Isobelle to anyone wanting to book a Cellist. If we ever choose to have a Cellist again we will definitely be booking her.

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Isobelle Austin's Song list

Modern with Backing Track:
A Sky Full Of Stars - Coldplay
A Thousand Years - Cristina Perry
Ain’t No Mountain High enough - Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell Ain’t Nobody - Rufus & Chaka Khan
All of Me - John Legend
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Annie’s Song - John Denver
Arrival Of The Birds - Cinematic Orchestra
As It Was - Harry Styles
At Last - Etta James
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
Beauty And The Beast - from Beauty and the Beast
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Blue Velvet - Bobby Vinton
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Chandelier - Sia
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Dancing In The Moonlight - Toploader
Dancing On My Own - Robin/Calum Scott
Diamonds - Rihanna
Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa
Easy On Me - Adele
Everything I Do, I Do It For You - Bryan Adams
The Edge Of Glory - Lady Gaga
Elenor Rigby - The Beatles
Falling Like The Stars - James Arthur
Feel Like Going Home - Mark Knopfler
Fields Of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Firework - Katie Perry
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
From This Moment On - Shania Twain
Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
God Only Knows - The Beach Boys
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Halo - Beyoncé
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
Holy - Justin Bieber
Human - The Killers
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I’ll Be There - Jess Glynne
I’m Kissing You - Des’ree
Iris - Goo Goo Dolls
Just The Two Of Us - Grover Washington Jr.
Just The Way You - Are Bruno Mars
Life On Mars - David Bowie
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Love On The Brain - Rihanna
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Lovely - Billie Eilish
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mercy - Duffy
Moon River - Frank Sinatra
My Way (Comme D’Habitude) - Frank Sinatra
New Rules - Dua Lipa
No One - Alicia Keys
Old Pine - Ben Howard
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Roxanne - The Police
The Scientist - Coldplay
Shallow - Lady Gaga
She Moves In Her Own Way - The Kooks
Signed, Sealed, Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Son Of A Preacher Man - Dusty Springfield
Space Man - Sam Ryder
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Summertime Sadness - Lana Del Ray
Sway - Bic Runga
Sweet Nothing - Taylor Swift
Sweet Disposition - The Temper Trap Symphony - Clean Bandit
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
This Will Be An Everlasting Love - Natalie Cole
To Die For - Sam Smith
Together In Electric Dreams - Lola Young
Turning Page - Sleeping At Last
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wicked Game - Chris Isaak
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
Yesterday - The Beatles
You Are The Reason - Callum Scott
You Raise Me Up - Josh Groban
You’re My Best Friend - Queen
Your Song - Elton John
Classical with Backing Track:
Adagio Cantabile from Pathétique Sonata - Beethoven Adagio Sostenuto from Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Air On G - Bach
Apres Un Reve - Fauré
Ave Maria - Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
Besame Mucho - Andrea Bocelli
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Comptine D’un Autre Été from Amelie - Yann Tiersen
Elegy - Fauré
Experience - Ludovico Einaudi
Gabriel’s Oboe - Ennio Morricone
Gymnopédie No.1 - Erik Satie
Habanera - Ravel
I Giorni - Ludovico Einaudi
Intermezzo from Cavalleria Rusticana - Pietro Mascagni
Julie-O - Mark Summer
Largo from Cello Sonata, Op.65 - Chopin
Le Secret - Fauré
Méditation from Thaïs - Massenet
Nessun Dorma - Pavarotti
Nocturne No. 20 in C# Minor, Op. Posth. - Chopin
Nuvole Bianche - Ludovico Einaudi
Prelude, from Five Pieces for Two Violins and Piano - Shostakovich
River Flows In You - Yurima
Salut D'Amour - Elgar
Sicilienne - Fauré
Ständchen - Schubert
Summertime - Gershwin
Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Una Mattina - Ludovico Einaudi
Voi Che Sapete from Le Nozze Di Figaro - Mozart
Wiegenlied - Brahms
Solo Bach:
Cello Suite No. 1 in G Major
~ Prelude
~ Allemande
~ Courante
~ Sarabande
~ Menuets I & II
~ Gigue
Cello Suite No. 2 in D Minor
~ Prelude
~ Allemande
~ Courante
~ Sarabande
~ Menuets I & II
~ Gigue
Cello Suite No. 1 in C Major
~ Prelude
~ Allemande
~ Courante
~ Sarabande
~ Bourrées I & II
~ Gigue

Isobelle Austin's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£1
Up to 1 hour£375
Up to 2 hours£562.50
Up to 3 hours£700
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My sound and my genuine happiness to be playing at their special event.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Royal Albert Hall, Royal Festival Hall, London's Southbank Centre, St Davids Hall, Dora Stoutzker Hall, Dartington Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Motorpoint Arena, Mirabell Palace, and many hotels, churches, reception venues and theatres.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am influenced by many artists from many different genres of music.

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

I performed in an orchestra alongside world-class violinist, Nicola Benedetti, to a sold out concert hall. The atmosphere was unforgettable!

Do you have different line-up options?

I can play acoustic or electric cello with backing track, or solo cello; which includes unaccompanied Bach, and my own arrangements of pop songs for solo cello.

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

I always try my 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?

Half an hour before the performance time is enough for me to set up.

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


Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes I do. I bring my acoustic or electric instrument depending on your choice, and an amp.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, I am open to song requests.
Classical, Acoustic, Baroque, Classical crossover, Pop, Covers, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Recording session, Concert, Corporate event, Private event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Birthday party, Theatre / Show, Virtual event, Charity event, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser
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