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Cellozone - Judith Fleet

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About Judith

Judith is an exceptionally versatile professional cellist who plays for top London orchestras, studio sessions, weddings & private functions
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Fleet
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The cello is my passion! I love playing all styles of music, and in various size groups from symphony orchestras to duos. I play regularly for the London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia and BBC Concert orchestra, as well as chamber music concerts and playing for functions. I'm at home in recording studios as well as on the concert platform, and have recorded soundtracks for many blockbuster films. If it's musical versatility you need, then ask away... As a solo cellist, I really enjoy playing for weddings and functions. I have a wide range of repertoire from classical to pop styles, and can play alone or with backing tracks. My repertoire list is available on request.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Christmas, Traditional church music, Early music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Renaissance, Medieval music, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Easy listening, Light music, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Folk, Country, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Scottish music, Tango, Musical theatre, Opera
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Cruise
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner, Community music worker, Arranger, Audio engineer, Sound technician, Transcription
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Song list

Wedding favourites:
Entrance of Bride:
Bach - G major Prelude from 1st Suite for solo cello (this also makes a lovely signing register piece)
Handel - Air from the Water Music
Pachelbel - Canon (played with my own backing track, or with the organist accompanying if you have one for the service)
Vivaldi - Largo from Concerto RV.93 (originally for lute)
Signing of the register:
Schubert - Ave Maria
Mendelssohn - Song without Words
Vivaldi - Largo from Winter 
Bach - Arioso
Zipoli - Elevazione (can be accompanied by organist if available)
Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe
Massenet - Meditation from Thais
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Arlen - Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Bridal party exit:
Vivaldi - Spring
Boccherini - Allegro from Military Night Watch in Madrid (used in the film ‘Master & Commander’)
Bach - Courante from 1st Cello Suite or Gigue from 3rd Cello Suite
Handel - La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks
Sting - Fields of Gold
Classical & Romantic:
Pachelbel's famous Canon in D
G major Prelude - Bach (played at the Royal wedding by Sheku)
Solo cello suites 1-6 - Bach
Goldberg Variations 'Aria' - Bach (the English Patient)
Bach - Air on a G string
Night Music from Madrid - Boccherini (Master & Commander)
La Rejouissance from the Royal Fireworks - Handel
Spring - Vivaldi
Winter (Largo) - Vivaldi
Elevazione - Zipoli
Oh! Mio Babbino Caro
Pavane - Faure
Nimrod - Elgar
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Ave Maria - Schubert
Bach - Arioso
Largo (from Lute Concerto) - Vivaldi
Faure - Sicilienne
Song without Words - Mendelssohn
Vocalise - Rachmaninov
Nessun Dorma
Apres un Reve - Faure
Czardas - Monti
Bolero - Ravel
Saint-Saens - Allegro Appassionata
Morning - Grieg
Andante Cantabile - Andante
Nocturne (Love song)- Taube
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Vivaldi Cello Sonatas
Gabriel's Oboe - Morricone
Song of the Birds - trad. are. Sheku K-M
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty - Tchaikovsky
Nocturne - Borodin
Scheherezade - Rimsky-Korsakov
Jupiter, from the Planets - Holst
Meditation from Thais - Massenet
Blue Danube - Johann Strauss
Habanera - Bizet
Sheep May Safely Graze - Bach
Carmen Overture - Bizet
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Largo from the New World Symphony - Dvorak
Romeo & Juliet Fantasy Overture
Radetsky March
Turkish Rondo from Mozart's A major piano sonata
Adagio from Spartacus - Khactachurian
Schindlers List theme - John Williams
When I'm 64 - Beatles
Somewhere - Bernstein
La Cumparsita
Panis Angelicus
Ladies in Lavender
O Sole Mio
Chant Hindu - Rimsky-Korsakov
Song of the Seashore - Narita
Gymnopedie - Satie
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Reverie - Debussy
Berceuse - Faure
Peter & the Wolf - Prokofiev
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Chanson Boheme - Bizet
Film music & Light:
Spread a Little Happiness
You'll Never Walk Alone
Smile
You Light Up My Life
It Must Be Love
Bring Me Sunshine
Inspector Morse
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Hedwig's theme (from Harry Potter)
Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)
Hedwig's theme
Hallelujah
Fields of Gold
Scottish & Irish folk songs - lots, including:
Scarborough Fair
Sailor's Hornpipe
Devil's Dream
Skye Boat Song
Amazing Grace
Keel Row
Danny Boy
Drowsy Maggie
Brochan Lom
Parson's Farewell
The Fairy Dance
Mrs Jamieson's Favourite
Hunting the Hare
Country Gardens
Parsons Farewell
The Oyster Girl
Lannigan's Ball
The Temperance Reel
Irish Washerwoman
Cooney's Reel
Harvest Home
Lord MacDonald's Reel
Mary, Young and Fair
Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland
Lovely Stornaway
The Flower of the Quern
Highland Cradle Song
The Waters of Kylesku
Roslin Castle
Ae Fond Kiss
Culloden Day
Fr John MacMillan of Barra
Farewell to Nigg
The Athole Highlanders
The Barron Rocks of Aden
The Battle of Waterloo
The Drunken Piper
Meeting of the Waters
The De'il Among the Tailors
The Laird of Drumblair
The Wind That Shakes the Barley
Pretty Peggy
Cork Hill
6th Suite Jig
Various Pop songs - by request
Christmas Songs & Carols - lots, including:
Once in Royal David's City
I Saw 3 Ships
In Dulce Jubilo
O Come All Ye Faithful
Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer
Silent Night
Ding Dong Merrily on High
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

The gorgeous sound of the cello! The choice of repertoire. My professionalism.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I’ve performed in concert halls worldwide, including the Carnegie Hall NY, Sydney Opera House and the Royal Albert Hall in London. As a wedding cellist, I’ve played at many different venues, including churches and hotels. Recent bookings include Heckfield Place, Winchester and London.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

As a cellist, I admire Sheku greatly. He is a fantastic ambassador of the cello showing it’s versatility in a musically generous style. I love many genres of music and enjoy presenting tailor made performances based on clients’ musical preferences.

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

My husband is particularly proud that I’ve played with the ELO at Hyde Park! I’ve played at the Proms with the BBC Concert Orchestra & Philharmonia. And I’m playing with the London Symphony Orchestra on the refreshed Bing Crosby’s ‘White Christmas’ There are lots more high profile gigs - if you book me, I’ll happily chat to you about my varied career!

Do you have different line-up options?

I play solo cello, but can also play with a pianist or other string players (prices on request)- 2 cellos violin & cello piano & cello violin, viola & cello string quartet (2 violins, viola & cello)

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

I can be flexible. Just give me as much notice as possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

20 - 30 minutes is fine. I usually play acoustically, but if I need to play with a backing track, then add a 15 minute sound check.

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

Yes, but there are many other pieces available. Too many to list. Please feel free to request special pieces or ask me for suggestions.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I'll bring everything I need. If you can provide a chair without arms, that saves me transporting a stool.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, certainly! If it's a song outside my repertoire I may make a charge for acquiring it and preparing it, but I'm a very quick learner!

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£195
Up to 2 hours£275
Up to 3 hours£375
Packages
Funeral/Memorial service
This includes music before the service begins, music during the service, and music as guests leave.
£195
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£250
Drinks/dinner party
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks/dinner party
£275
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£275
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.
£320
NEW!Virtual services
Personalised Music Message
Book me to create a unique music video for you to send to a friend as a gift. This could be a birthday message, first dance song for a wedding anniversary, or just your friend's favourite song to cheer them up.
£15

Reviews

From customers:

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Des
2 years ago

Bravo!!!! Put a big smile on my face! Thanks.

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Richard
2 years ago

Awesome! Well done! Thank you.

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