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Lydia 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!
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Lidia provides both romantic classical cello music for concerts and her unique high-energy Electric Cello Show. Playing on a striking wireless electric cello Lydia’s electric style spans from chill out to house and pop club music, solo or improvising alongside a DJ to make your event unlike any other. With her versatile offering from drinks receptions to dinner entertainment through to high energy sets to get the party started setting her performances apart. Lydia has brought her unique offering to corporate functions, private parties, weddings and club nights, and has held residencies with DJs across London’s marquee venues. Lydia provides first-rate corporate events music for numerous, high-profile clients. Please do get in touch to discuss how Lydia can provide you with the most effective and impressive corporate entertainment and function music suitable to your needs. Lydia is a proficient and experienced session player. She has shared the stage and performed with artists such as Snow Patrol, Sarah Darling, Jenn Bostic, Stealth, Matt Mitchell. She frequently undertakes studio session work and has recorded in prestigious venues such as AIR Studios, RAK Recordings, Abbey Road Studios, and Trident Studios. Lidia is a London-based cellist, who studied at the prestigious Royal Academy of Music with David Strange. Originally from Spain, she gained experience from a young age winning a place at the prestigious music school in Madrid. She was also a member of the Tenerife Symphony orchestra, Malaga Symphony orchestra and RTVE orchestra. Lidia dedicates time recording and playing regularly with the various orchestras and chamber groups around the UK.

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
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Encore awards
Top 25 booked musician of 2019Top 25 booked musician of 2019
Musicianship
Genres:
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, Contemporary Christian, Military, Ibiza club, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Originals, Experimental, Reggae
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Instruments:
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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

-CLASSICAL
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
Pop covers
A great bid world - Say something
Adele - Someone like you
Adele – Hello
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Adele – Someone Like You
American Authors - Best day of my life
Ariana Grande - The way
Ariana Grande - Problem
Avicii - Addicted to you
Avicii - Hey brother
Avicii - Wake Me up
Avril Lavigne - Let me go
Awolnation - Sail
Bastille - Pompeii
Ben Rector - White dress
Etta James - At last
Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
Billie Eilish - Bury a friend
Billie Eilish - Ocean Eyes
Billie Eilish - Everything I wanted
Brian Crain - Song for Sienna
Britney Spears - Toxic
Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me
Bruno Mars - Locked out of heaven
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Calum Scott – You Are The Reason
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa – One Kiss
Calvin Harris - Summer
Camila Cabello – Havana
Capital Cities - Safe and sound
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Charli XCX - Boom clap
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit - Dust clears
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Clean Bandit - Symphony
Coldplay - Atlas
Coldplay - God put a smile upon your face
Coldplay - Lovers in Japan
Coldplay – Sky Full of Stars
Daft punk – Get Lucky
Danny Elfman - The wedding song
David Guetta - Dangerous
Desʼree - Kissing you
Drake – In my Feelings
Dua Lipa - Don’t Start Now
Dua Lipa - One Kiss
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran – Photograph
Ellie Goulding - Burn
Elton John - Can you feel the love tonight
Evanescence - Going under
F. OST - Do you want to build a snowman?
Florence and the Machine – Hunger Frozen - Let it go
Games of thrones
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
Imagine Dragons - Demons
Imagine Dragons - Radioactive
J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente
James Bay – Pink Lemonade
Jason Mraz - Iʼm yours
John Legend - All of me
John Lennon - Happy Xmas (War is over)
Jonas Brothers - Sucker
Justin Biber – What Do You Mean?
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling
Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back
Katy Perry - Birthday
Katy Perry - Dark horse
Katy Perry - Unconditionally
Katy Perry – Dark Horse
Katy Perry – Firework
Kc and Jojo - All my life
Kendrick Lamar & SZA – All the Stars
Kiss - I was made for lovinʼ you
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
LMFAO – Sexy And I Know It
Lady Gaga - Applause
Lady Gaga - Venus
Lady Gaga – Born This Way
Lady Gaga – Shallow
Lana Del Rey - Once upon a dream
Lana Del Rey - Shade of cool
Lana Del Rey - Summertime sadness
Led Zeppelin - All my love
Led Zeppelin - Starway to heaven
Led Zeppelin - Thank you
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
Lewis Capaldi - Before You Go
Lorde - Royals
Luis Fonsi – Despacito
Magic! - Rude
Mariah Carey - Hero
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B – Girls Like You
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Maroon 5 - Memories
Marshmello - Happier
Marshmello - Friends
Marvin Gaye - Letʼs get it on
Mattew Garrix - Animals
Meghan Trainor - All about that bass –
Miley Cirus - Wrecking ball
Miley Cyrus - Adore you
Miley Cyrus - We can’t stop
Nirvana - Smells like teen spirit
Omi – Cheerleader
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
One Republic - Counting stars
One Republic - Love runs out
Passanger - Let her go
Pharrell Williams - Happy
Philip Philips - Home
R. Kelly - I believe I can fly
Radiohead - Karma police
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Other side
Rihanna - Stay
Rihanna - What now
Rihanna – Only Girl
Rihanna – We found Love
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Rolling Stones - Sheʼs a rainbow
Sam Smith - Stay with me
Serj Tankian - Gate 21
Shawn Mendes – Lost in Japan
Sia - Chandelier
Sigala & Ella Eyre - Came Here For Love
Stevie Wonder - Ribbon in the shy
Taylor Swift - Shake it off
Taylor Swift - Sweeter than fiction
The Corpse Bride Danny Elfman - Moon dance
The Flaming Lips - Do you realize? The Walking Dead
The Weekend – Can’t Feel My Face
The Weekend - Blinding Lights
Tones and I - Dance Monkey
Uncle Kracker - Smile
Whitney Houston - I believe in you and me
Yiruma - River flows in you
Ylvis - The Fox
One Republic – Counting Stars
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

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)£180
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£500
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£300
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£350
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.
£600
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
Bespoke music video
I'll produce a unique music video with professional recording equipment. I can customise the video with your own branding and lyrics!
£200
Zoom bomb
I'll jump into your Zoom call and surprise your friends and colleagues with a unique repertoire of classical and pop music.
£180
Digital music party
I'll host an 2 hour's entertainment for your virtual party. Includes a 'guess that tune' quiz, personalised songs for your team. Guaranteed belly laughs!
£350

Add-ons

Skype Consultation and 3 New Songs Learned
+£50
Classical + Electric cello
+£250

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Sarah H, 10 months ago

Lidia created a beautiful atmosphere with her animated playing of Bach and contemporary cello. She looked the part in an elegant black dress . We all thought her performance was very moving and beautiful . I would love to hear her play again and will book her without hesitation . Thank you

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Lauren S, 10 months ago

Lidia was absolutely perfect. Great communication before hand. Her repertoire is so extensive - she was able to play all the songs we could have hoped for. She definitely added a beautiful touch to our ceremony. Would highly recommend.

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Dilara G, 11 months ago

She was amazing

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Mark H, 11 months ago

I would highly recommend Lidia. She played at my wedding and turned up way ahead of the agreed start time. She was very glamorously dressed and befitted the occasion too. We’re very glad to have chosen Lidia and would recommend her.

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Freddy W, 2 years 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, 2 years 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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22nd May 2018

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.

22nd May 2018

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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