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Martinu: Sonata No. 1 for Cello and Piano, H. 277 - 3. Allegro con brio
James Tradgett - Freelance Musician Film
James is a graduate of the RCS and the RNCM, currently a freelance cellist, teacher & arranger
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This act has been working with Encore for over 8 years
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Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Arranger, Orchestrator
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What do your clients love most about your performances?
Mainly I would say the fact that I am sensitive to their preferences, and tailor my performances to their requirements, as well as making sure I keep contact with them and make them feel like they matter.
Which venues have you performed at in the past?
I have performed all over the UK at a wide variety of venues from stately homes, churches and converted barns to major concert venues such as Bridgewater Hall, The Sage Gateshead, Symphony Hall in Birmingham and the Ulster Hall in Belfast.
Which artists have you been most influenced by?
As a cellist my biggest influences have been Jacqueline du Pré, Jian Wang and Paul Tortelier, as well as my teachers Rosie Biss, Robert Irvine, Alexander Baillie and Victoria Simonsen
What is the most high profile gig you've performed?
Over the years I have performed at a number of high profile gigs with big artists, including performances with Jon Lord of Deep Purple, Brian Johnson of AC/DC, Ministry of Sound, Faithless, Marcella Woods, Jimmy Nail and Tim Healey.
Do you have different line-up options?
Generally bookings taken are for myself alone, as I am not affiliated with any groups full-time.
What if my timings change after I've booked you?
Just make sure you let me know as soon as possible, if I have booked a train to the engagement it may accrue a small extra charge for altering my booking for example.
How much time do you need to set up?
Usually I won't require a great deal of set up time, but tend to arrive early to events anyway.
Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?
Any song requests can be made to me in advance, as long as I have time to make sure it can be done.
Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?
The only thing I won't bring with me is a chair, other than that everything I require on the day I will provide myself unless I have made prior arrangements with the venue in question.
Can you learn specific pieces before the event?
Yes, if there is a particular piece or song you would like me to perform, I can prepare this given enough time, though an extra fee may be included for this.
Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.
|Short performance (up to 15 min)||£100|
|Up to 1 hour||£180|
|Up to 2 hours||£260|
|Up to 3 hours||£330|
I arrange any song for a variety of ensemble types, mainly string duo, trio and quartet, but am able to adapt if other forces are required. If multiple arrangements are required, the stated price is for the first song, any additional fees for further arrangements can be negotiated upon first contact.
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Recording (2 hours)
I offer a two hour studio session as standard, with £40 added for every subsequent hour I am required.
Wedding ceremony + drinks reception
Full wedding ceremony (music before the ceremony, for bridal entrance, register signing and exit), and one or two 45 minute sets during drinks.
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