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About Lara

I work as a Cellist for events and recordings, and as a teacher in North Devon after moving from London in 2015.
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Bideford
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I have been working as a Cellist since graduating with a Music degree in 2003. Working with small chamber ensembles and orchestras for a variety of events, and recordings. I currrently perform with Sorrelli Strings, recently touring with G4, and as co lead with North Devon Sinfonia, winners of the BBC All Together Now The Great Orchestra Challenge programme on BBC4.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Pop, Rock, Electronic
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

I am able to arrange any specific piece of music you require, but here is a basic list of repertoire.
Classical:
Alleluja - Mozart
Air on the G String - Bach
Air from The Water Music - Handel
Ave Verum - Mozart
Barcarolle - Offenbach
Bourree from Water Music - Handel
Canon - Pachelbel
Cello Suite No 1 - Bach
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Clair de Lune - Debussy
Country Dance - Beethoven
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Gymnopedie No.1 - Satie
Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel
Humoresque - Dvorak
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
Jupiter from The Planets - Holst
La Rejouissance from Royal Fireworks - Handel
Largo from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Largo from The New World Symphony - Dvorak
Minuet - Haydn
Minuet in G - Beethoven
Morning - Grieg
Nocturne - Borodin
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
Pavane - Faure
Rondeau - Mouret
Salut d’Amour - Elgar
Sheep May Safely Graze - Mozart
Spring from The Four Seasons - Vivaldi
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Trumpet Tune - Purcell
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Wachet Auf - Bach
Wedding March - Wagner
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Modern:
A Nightingale Sang in Berkeley Square - Glenn Miller
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Alfie - Burt Bacharach
All of Me - John Legend
All My Loving - The Beatles
All The Way - Frank Sinatra
Beauty & The Beast - Alan Menken
Candle in the Wind - Elton John
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Can’t Buy Me Love - The Beatles
Can’t Help Falling In Love - Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
The Climb - Miley Cyrus
Clocks - Coldplay
Don’t Know Why - Norah Jones
Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Go The Distance from Hercules - Alan Menken
The Girl from Ipanema - Frank Sinatra
I Just Called to Say I Love You - Stevie Wonder
I Will Always Love You - Dolly Parton
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Let It Go - Idina Menzel
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Love Story - Taylor Swift
Michelle - The Beatles
Moon River - Henry Mancini
More Than Words - Extreme
Penny Lane - The Beatles
Puttin’ On The Ritz - Irving Berlin
The Rainbow Connection - Kermit the Frog
She Loves You - The Beatles
Skyfall - Adele
Smile - Charles Chaplin
Strangers in the Night - Frank Sinatra
That’s Amore - Dean Martin
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
The Very Thought of You - Tony Bennett
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
What A Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
When I’m Sixty Four - The Beatles
Where Do I Begin from Love Story - Andy Williams
Yesterday - The Beatles
You Light Up My Life - Debby Boone
You’ve Got A Friend in Me - Randy Newman
Customer questions

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

The Royal Albert Hall Bridgewater Hall The Mansion House Maida Vale Studios Air Studios Angel Studios Various Arenas & Theatres

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

Proms in the Park in Hyde Park

Do you have different line-up options?

As well as performing as a soloist, I also work with additional players as a string duo, trio or quartet.

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

Your booking will usually be the only one of the day, so I can be flexible with timings if things change in the days leading up to the event.

How much time do you need to set up?

I will arrive approx 30 minutes before the performance time.

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

Of course! Or I am happy to play a selection from whichever genre you prefer. Also if there is a specific piece of music you would like that I don’t have, I’d be happy to arrange it for you.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

I will bring my instrument and a music stand, I will just need you to provide an armless chair!

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely, I’m happy to arrange any pieces you would like. The first piece will be free, after that there is a £10 charge per piece.

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Irene H, 6 months ago

Lara communicated very well and was punctual, but unfortunately we felt disappointed with the overall quality of the music. Given how much money we paid for our short funeral service, we probably had higher expectations.

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Bethany A, 1 year ago

ThAnk you Lara . It meant so much to have you and your cello at our families event . You made me feel so at ease booking you at such short notice . IM so glad we had you . I can’t believe how easy it was to book through this site , just a few clicks and there you were a few days later, no fuss, no frills , just simpley you and your beautiful music playing .. I wish I could click my fingers and have you playing in every room I walked into 😊😊😊

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Jason B, 3 years ago

Lara was absolutely out of this world! Friendly, helpful, flexible, and enormously talented, we had endless positive feedback from our guests, and from our perspective, would definitely invite Lara to play again!

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Janet P, 2 years ago

Thank you so much for your lovely performance at the wedding on Saturday, they were over the moon with the surprise when they saw you, infact they said you “were the bow that tied the parcel together" I lost track of how many people commented on you. All our best wishes

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Sue A, 3 years ago

Thank you, thank you for playing, it was amazing. Words can’t express how brilliant you were xxx😗😗

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From other musicians:

19th April 2018

Lara is a great cellist and person, always a pleasure to work with. Highly recommended