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Isobelle Austin

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About Isobelle Austin

Award-winning, multi-genre cellist, performed at the Brits with Ed Sheeran. Offers modern & Classical music for your special event.
Cellist
London
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Isobelle plays acoustic and electric cello. She was awarded a prestigious Bach 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 Hugo Boss, GQ and UEFA, as well as numerous other individuals and corporate customers. Isobelle is experienced in weddings and events. It’s a joy for her to play during these special moments. Aside from her atmospheric playing, clients have complimented Isobelle on her communication, responsiveness, professionalism and friendliness. 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 clients' needs. Aside from weddings and events, Isobelle gives recitals, composes, records, and has toured with various bands and orchestras. Recent work includes regular TV performances, playing at a film premiere, performing at the Houses of Parliament, opening a show at London Fashion Week, recording for film and TV, performing a series of Beethoven and Vivaldi Concerts, and playing as the resident cellist 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 O2 Arena, Wembley Arena, Motorpoint Arena, Wales Millennium Centre, London's Southbank Centre, the British Museum and Mirabell Palace. Isobelle’s playing reflects her passion for and enjoyment of the cello in all its diversity.

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Musicianship
Genres:
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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Song list

POP
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
As It Was - Harry Styles
At Last - Etta James
Back To Black - Amy Winehouse
Bad Habits - Ed Sheeran
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
Diamonds - Rihanna
Don’t Start Now - Dua Lipa
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
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Girl On Fire - Alicia Keys
Hallelujah - Jeff Buckley
Halo - Beyoncé
Here Comes The Sun - The Beatles
I Say A Little Prayer - Aretha Franklin
I’ll Be There - Jess Glynne
I’m Kissing You - Des’ree
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
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Mercy - Duffy
Moon River - Frank Sinatra
New Rules - Dua Lipa
No One - Alicia Keys
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Roxanne - The Police
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
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Watermelon Sugar - Harry Styles
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
Yesterday - The Beatles
CLASSICAL
Adagio Cantabile from Pathétique Sonata - Beethoven
Adagio Sostenuto from Moonlight Sonata - Beethoven
Apres Un Reve - Fauré
Ave Maria - Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
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
Julie-O - Mark Summer
Largo from Cello Sonata, Op.65 - Chopin
Le Secret - Fauré
Méditation from Thaïs - Massenet
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
Bach - Cello Suite 1 in G Major:
- Prelude
- Allemande
- Courante
- Sarabande
- Menuets I and II
- Gigue
Bach - Cello Suite 2 in D minor:
- Prelude
- Allemande
- Courante
- Sarabande
- Menuets I and II
- Gigue
Bach - Cello Suite 3 in C Major:
- Prelude
- Allemande
- Courante
- Sarabande
- Bourrées I and II
- Gigue
I am always expanding my music list and am open to requests.
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

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

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

London's Southbank Centre, St Davids Hall, the Dora Stoutzker Hall, Dartington Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Motorpoint Arena, Mirabell Palace, and many churches, reception venues and theatres around the UK.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

I am influenced by artists from many different genres of music. But I am especially influenced by cellists and female singers with powerful voices. Influential cellists include Jean Guihen-Queyras, Pieter Wispelwey, Natalie Clein, Stephan Braun, Tina Guo. My favourite female singers include Adele, Beyonce, India Arie, Amy Winehouse, Ciinderella Balthazar.

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?

Absolutely!

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.

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)£1
Up to 1 hour£300
Up to 2 hours£425
Up to 3 hours£550
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Leigh D
1 month 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 month ago

Thank you for this lovely review!!

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Harrison A
5 months 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
5 months ago

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

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Soren H
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Our experience with Isobelle was fantastic. She was communicative every step of the way. Our request was unique in that we asked Isobelle to mix and match classical music, to duet with my sister on an important piece, and to extend her hours to accommodate a fluctuating schedule on the day. Isobelle was responsive and adaptable in each instance. And, of course, her music was gorgeous! I would absolutely recommend her for other events.

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Ellie H
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

We're so glad we found Isobelle to play at our wedding. The music was absolutely gorgeous and so atmospheric and romantic. Isobelle is an incredible musician, producing a beautiful rich sound, and playing with such expression and emotion. All this was so easy bring about with her as well - Isobelle is highly professional, clear and responsive in communication and wonderfully accommodating of all our tricky requests. We loved that she arranged some of our favourite pieces specially for us and she was a pleasure to have around on the day. It was as if one of our guests was also a concert-standard cellist! To anyone planning a wedding or special event, please don't hesitate to book her - was can't express enough what amazing value she was given the incredible impact she had on our day. We will never forget the beauty of the song she played as we walked down the aisle. In short, Isobelle is supremely talented, phenomenal value, and a pleasure to work with - what more could you ask for?!

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Niamh F
23 days 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!

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Mark B
1 month 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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