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About Isobelle Austin

Award-winning cellist and featured recording artist. Isobelle performs Classical through to Pop music, tailored to your needs.
Cellist
London
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Isobelle was awarded the Bridgewood & Neitzert Bach Prize for Strings in 2019. She has performed extensively at prestigious venues including London's Southbank Centre, St Davids Hall, the Dora Stoutzker Hall, Dartington Hall, Wales Millennium Centre, Motorpoint Arena and Mirabell Palace. For weddings and events, Isobelle offers Classical through to pop; solo cello arrangements or cello with backing track. She understands that music can make all the difference in creating a truly special and memorable atmosphere, and will tailor her playing and song choices to meet your needs. Aside from weddings and events, Isobelle works regularly with singer-songwriters, and small and large ensembles. She gives recitals, composes, plays for recording sessions, and has toured the UK with ELO Again. She was selected to attend the International Student Programme for international cello festival, Cellisimo. 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

CLASSICAL
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
Julie O - Mark Summer
Tchaikovsky - The Swan
Faure - Apres Un Reve
Massenet - Meditation from Thais
POP: CELLO WITH BACKING TRACK
Adele - Make You Feel My Love
Ben E. King - Stand By Me
Beyoncé - Halo
Bruno Mars - Just The Way You Are
- Marry You
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
- A Sky Full Of Stars
Cristina Perry - A Thousand Years
Des'ree - Kissing You
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
- Perfect
Etta James - At Last
Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold
Frank Sinatra - Fly Me To The Moon
Jeff Buckley - Hallelujah
Jess Glynne - I'll Be There
John Legend - All of Me
Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - Ain't No Mountain High Enough
Rufus & Chaka Khan - Ain't Nobody
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
The Beatles - All You Need Is Love
- Yesterday
- Here Comes The Sun
- Elenor Rigby
Toploader - Dancing in the Moonlight
I am always expanding my set list and 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)£150
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£300
Up to 3 hours£400
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Josephine S, 26 days ago

Isobelle was responsive from start to finish. The music she played was beautiful and set the scene for a wonderful afternoon. She made my party very special and I would highly recommend her. Thank you.

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Starbucks U, 1 month ago

Isobelle played at the grand opening of my store, the Starbucks Reserve at Tower Hill. She played a selection of pop and classical music, elevating the event to a very classy morning. She performed for a couple of hours and kept her music as a background for the event, as requested. Very professional, easy to deal with and a very down to earth person, I would most definitely recommend her. Five stars out of five.

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Lauren H, 1 month ago

Thanks again for playing at our wedding! The music was perfect - we had compliments from our guests.

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