Lidia Alonso

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London-based cellist and arranger. Lidia Alonso provides both classical cello music for concerts and her unique high-energy Electric show!

Spanish cellist Lidia Alonso is an active performer. In 2014/15 2015/16 higlights include premieres by composers Michele Sarti, J.A.Simarro, M.Bustamante and A.Noguera, and a Spanish program through Spain and London. In 2009 she founded Trio Artres in Madrid. In her solo performances she works regularly with pianists, Tobias Haunhorst, Alastair Finlay and Omar Sánchez. In 2012 she recorded a live recital of works by Britten, Schostakovich and Rachmaninov for RNE and ETB. Nowadays she is a member of Gustav Mahler Jugendorchester an se has a collaborative place in Tenerife Symphony Orchestra. She has participated in a number of festivals, including Santander International Festival, Pablo Casals Festival and Luigi Boccherini Festival. She also attended Pablo Casals Summer Academy and Cagliari Summer Academy. At present she is committed to a number of performance activities in Europe. During her studies in Spain and in London she participated in masterclasses led by Philippe Muller, Ivan Monighetti, Peter Maintz, Wolfgang Emanuel Schmidt,Colin Carr, Anner Bylsman, Talich Quartet, Artis Quartet and Quiroga Quartet. Lidia started her studies in Santander at the age of eight. She also began chamber music and orchestral studies at this early age. She graduated with top marks from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid with Prof Iagoba Fanlo and Royal Academy of Music of London with Prof David Strange (Prof Emeritus at RAM), and baroque cellist Joey Crouch. She got Music Awards including "Marcelino Botin Award" In competitions she was a finalist in the Intercentros Melomano in 2008 and in the Wilfrid Parry Brahms competition in 2013. She has started a collaborative work with composers M.Sarti, A.Noguera, J.A.Simarro, M.Bustamante, bass player Miguel Angel Chastang, among others. Lidia Alonso plays on a cello she commissioned from Jean Seyral.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Christmas, Traditional church music, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Renaissance, Medieval music, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, World music, Arabic, Asian music, Bollywood, Flamenco, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Latin, Polish music, Polka, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Spanish music, Tango
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Event types:
Corporate event, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Audio engineer, Orchestrator, Sound technician, Transcription, Dancer, Live looping, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Composition teaching, Music therapy, Composer, Songwriter, Musical comedy, Ableton Live, MC, Perfect pitch
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Song list

Albeniz - Tango
Bach – Arioso
Bach – Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach – Cello Suites
Bach – Minuet in G no.1
Beethoven – Adagio Cantabile
Brahms – Cradle Song
Brahms – Waltz
Clarke - Trumpet Tune
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Dvorak - Humeresque
Dvorak – Largo from the New World Symphony
Dvorak – Valse
Elgar – Chanson de Matin
Elgar – Salut d'Amour
Faure – Apres un Reve
Gabrielli - 1st Ricercar
Grieg - Cradle Song
Handel - Air in F: Water Music
Handel – Hornpipe in D
Handel – Largo from Xerxes
Handel – Menuet from the Royal Fireworks Suite
Massenet – Thais Meditation
Mendellssohn – Song Without Words, op.109
Mendellssohn – Wedding March
Pachelbel – Canon
Paul Tortelier – A selection of short original compositions
Puccini – Nessun Dorma
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Saint-Saens – The Swan
Schubert – Ave Maria
Tchaikovsky – Var. III from Rococo Variations
Selection from Vivaldi Cello Sonatas
Vivaldi – Winter from The Four Seasons
Wagner – Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Walton - Touch her soft lips and part
A thousand years – Christina Perri
Addicted to you – Avicii
Adore you – Miley Cyrus
All about that bass – Meghan Trainor
All my life – Kc and Jojo
All my love – Led Zeppelin
All of me – John Legend
Animals – Mattew Garrix
Applause – Lady Gaga
At last -Beyonce/Etta James
Atlas – Coldplay
Best day of my life – American Authors
Birthday – Katy Perry
Blurred lines – Robin Thicke
Boom clap – Charli XCX
Burn – Ellie Goulding
Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John
Chandelier – Sia
Counting stars – One Republic
Dangerous – David Guetta
Dark horse – Katy Perry
Demons – Imagine Dragons
Do you realize? – The Flaming Lips
Do you want to build a snowman? F. OST
Dust clears – Clean Bandit
Games of thrones
Gate 21 – Serj Tankian
God put a smile upon your face – Coldplay
Going under – Evanescence
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Happy Xmas (War is over) John Lennon
Hero – Mariah Carey
Hey brother – Avicii
Home – Philip Philips
I believe I can fly – R. Kelly
I believe in you and me – Whitney Houston
I was made for lovinʼ you – Kiss
Iʼm yours – Jason Mraz
Karma police – Radiohead
Kissing you – Desʼree
Let her go – Passanger
Let it go – Frozen
Let me go – Avril Lavigne
Letʼs get it on – Marvin Gaye
Locked out of heaven – Bruno Mars
Love runs out – One Republic
Lovers in Japan – Coldplay
Moon dance – The Corpse Bride Danny Elfman
Once upon a dream – Lana Del Rey
Other side – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pompeii – Bastille
Problem – Ariana Grande
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Ribbon in the shy – Stevie Wonder
River flows in you – Yiruma
Royals – Lorde
Rude – Magic!
Safe and sound – Capital Cities
Sail – Awolnation
Say something – A great bid world
Shade of cool – Lana Del Rey
Shake it off – Taylor Swift
Sheʼs a rainbow – Rolling Stones
Smells like teen spirit – Nirvana
Smile – Uncle Kracker
Someone like you – Adele
Song for Sienna – Brian Crain
Starway to heaven – Led Zeppelin
Stay – Rihanna
Stay with me – Sam Smith
Summer – Calvin Harris
Summertime sadness – Lana Del Rey
Sweeter than fiction – Taylor Swift
Thank you – Led Zeppelin
The Fox – Ylvis
The Walking Dead main title
The way – Ariana Grande
The wedding song – Danny Elfman
Toxic – Britney Spears
Unconditionally – Katy Perry
Venus – Lady Gaga
Wake me up – Avicii
We can’t stop – Miley Cyrus
What now – Rihanna
White dress – Ben Rector
Wrecking ball – Miley Cirus
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Backing tracks Cello and piano Cello and violin

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?

I usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time. As soon as my PA is set up I can provide a free playlist service to help set the atmosphere and get your guests ready for my live performance!

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

My set lists are crafted from countless performances and learning what works best to ensure guests dance and have an amazing time. However, I am definitely happy to chat through and make sure I find what works for your event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely! I bring my own instrument and PA system.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in my song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like me to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee of £30/song if you want more than 3 new songs.

What do your clients love most about your performances?

I provide a huge selection of music with all the classical and latest songs. I am elegant and punctual.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

O2 Arena Royal Albert Hall Blenheim Palace Aynhoe Park Hedsor House The Gillyflower, Elmore Court Cowdray Park Goodwood Fennes, Moor Park Golf Club The Granary Estates Hengrave Hall Leez Priory Great Fosters Boreham House Braxted Park Fanhams Hall High House Warwick House Bury Court Barn Parklands Quendon Hall Fulham Palace Chicheley Hall

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

M. Rostropovich

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

O2 Arena Royal Albert Hall


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)£180
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500
Available services
Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned


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Venetia S, 6 days ago

I wanted something different from a quartet for my 40th birthday and Giardino definitely provided that! There were very flexible considering it was a last minute booking and curated a great song list from both my requests and their repertoire. My guests were very impressed with the talented quartet. Unfortunately, what was intended to be an outdoor event had to be moved indoors due to rain. However, Giardino helped to lift the mood with popular renditions. They were a great addition to my birthday event and I would definitely recommend them if you are looking to add something special. Thanks again!

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Samantha R, 22 days ago

Professional, flexible and talented musicians.

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Margaret L, 23 days ago

Pleasant, professional group led by David. Played requested selection. All our guests commented on their high standard of musicianship. Would highly recommend.

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Ariana A, 2 months ago

Always professional, sensationally talented and a pleasure to work with. We had amazing feedback from guests and our client - thank you again! Will continue working together for sure

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Freddy W, 1 year ago

Lidia was AMAZING. We ran a very complicated conference at Shoreditch Town hall, and Lidia was so easy to work with. always ready, played beautifully and added a such a unique dynamic to our conference. I can not highly recommend her enough. We look forward to having you back next year :-)

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Ron D, 1 year ago

We all enjoyed a magical evening of beautiful music performed by the versatile and highly professional group Radiance. I have seen leader of Radiance, Gemma Louise Doyle, live in concert three times now and for me she has established herself as one of the top artists in the World. She has a fantastic personality, the most amazing voice, and is a truly great entertainer, song writer and music artist. Singing great songs from a range of music genres, Nessun Dorma is just one of her musical highlights. Gemma puts on a delightful show with fun interaction and great performances. In addition though, she is one of the most beautiful people you would ever want to meet (Inside & out) I hope I get to see Radiance many more times yet.

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From other musicians:

Diane Aidenbaum
22nd May 2018
Diane Aidenbaum

Lidia is one of the most professional player I had the pleasure working with several times. Her amazing musical abilities will exceed your expectations. She is very charming and a delight to work with. I would highly recommend her for your event if you need an amazing musician.

Diane Aidenbaum
22nd May 2018
Diane Aidenbaum

Lidia is one of the most professional player I had the pleasure working with several times. Her amazing musical abilities will exceed your expectations. She is very charming and a delight to work with. I would highly recommend her for your event if you need an amazing musician.

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