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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.

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25 gigs
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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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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

Pop covers
A great bid world - Say something
Adele - Someone like you
Adele - Easy On Me
Adele – Hello
Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Adele – Someone Like You
American Authors - Best day of my life
Ariana Grande - The way
Ariana Grande - Thank You Next
Ariana Grande - Problem
Avicii - Addicted to you
Avicii - Hey brother
Avicii - Wake Me up
Avril Lavigne - Let me go
Awolnation - Sail
Bastille - Pompeii
Bee Gees - How Deep Is Your Love
Ben Rector - White dress
Beyoncé - Halo
Beyonce/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
Bruno Mars - Marry You
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 - Rockabye
Clean Bandit - Symphony
Clean Bandit - Solo
Cohen - Hallelujah
Coldplay - Atlas
Coldplay - God put a smile upon your face
Coldplay - Lovers in Japan
Coldplay – Sky Full of Stars
Coldplay – Paradise
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
Dua Lipa - Levitating
Dua Lipa - Physical
Dua Lipa - New Rules
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Ed Sheeran - Shivers
Ed Sheeran - Bad Habits
Ed Sheeran – Thinking Out Loud
Ed Sheeran – Photograph
Ed Sheeran - The Joker And The Queen
Ellie Goulding - Burn
Ellie Goulding - How Long Will I Love You
Ellie Goulding - Love me Like You Do
Elton John - Can you feel the love tonight
Elton John - Your Song
Elton John & Dua Lipa - Cold Heart
Elvis - Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Evanescence - Going under
F. OST - Do you want to build a snowman?
Faith Hill - This Kiss
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
James Blunt - You’re Beautiful
Jason Mraz - Iʼm yours
Joel Corry - Head & Heart
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
Lil Nas - Old Town Road
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
Queen - Love Of My Life
R. Kelly - I believe I can fly
Radiohead - Karma police
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Californacation
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Other side
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Under The Birgde
Rihanna - Stay
Rihanna - What now
Rihanna – Only Girl
Rihanna – We found Love
Robi Williams - Angels
Robi Williams - Feel
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
Rolling Stones - Sheʼs a rainbow
Sam Smith - Dancing With A Stranger
Sam Smith - Stay with me
Sam Smith - Writings On The Wall
Selena Gomez - Lose You To Love Me
Selena Gomez - Wolves
Serj Tankian - Gate 21
Shawn Mendes – Lost in Japan
Sia - Chandelier
Sia - Flames
Sia - Titanium
Sigala & Ella Eyre - Came Here For Love
Sixpence None The Richer - Kiss Me
Stevie Wonder - I just Called To Say I Love You
Stevie Wonder - Ribbon in the shy
Stevie Wonder - Signed, Sealed, Delivered
Taylor Swift - Love Story
Taylor Swift - Lover
Taylor Swift - Shake it off
Taylor Swift - Sweeter than fiction
The Beach Boys - God Only Knows
The Beatles - Here Comes The Sun
The Corpse Bride Danny Elfman - Moon dance
The Flaming Lips - Do you realize?
The Walking Dead
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights
The Weeknd - Take My Breath
The Weeknd – Can’t Feel My Face
The Weekend - Earned It
Tones and I - Dance Monkey
Uncle Kracker - Smile
Whitney Houston - I believe in you and me
Whitney Houston - I Will Always Love You
Yiruma - River flows in you
Ylvis - The Fox
One Republic – Counting Stars
CLASSICAL REPERTOIRE
Bach – Air on the G String
Bach – Brandenburg Concerti
Bach – Double Violin Concerto
Bach – Jesu Joy of Manʼs Desiring
Beethoven – Ode to Joy
Bizet – Selections from Carmen
Boccherini – Menuett
Borodin – Polotsvian Dances
Brahms – Hungarian Dances
Capua – O Sole Mio
Charpentier – Prelude from Te Deum
Clarke – Trumpet Voluntary
Corelli – Christmas Concerto
Delibes – Flower Duet (Lakme)
Delibes – Mazurka (Coppelia)
Dvorak – Humoresque
Dvorak – Largo from the New World Symphony
Elgar – Chanson de Nuit
Elgar – Salut DʼAmour
Faure – Pavane
Franck – Panis Angelicus
Gounod – Ave Maria
Greig – In the Hall of the Mountain King
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel – La Rejouissance
Handel – The Water Music
Herold – Clog Dance
Jenkins – Palladio
Mendelssohn – Wedding March
Mouret – Rondo
Mozart – Allelulia from Exultate Jubilate
Mozart – Divertimenti
Mozart – Eine Kleine Nachtmusic
Mozart – Non Piu Andrai
Mozart – Overture from the Marriage of Figaro
Offenbach – Barcarolle
Offenbach – Melodies
Pachelbel – Canon
Parry – Jerusalem
Puccini – Nessun Dorma
Puccini – O Mio Babbino Caro
Purcell – Air and Rondo
Purcell – Trumpet Tune
Ravel – Bolero
Saint Saens – The Swan
Sartori – Con te Partiro
Satie – Gymnopedies
Strauss – Fledermaus Waltzes
Tchaikovsky – Waltz from Sleeping Beauty
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Wagner – Bridal Chorus
Bollywood Songs
Aaj Mera Yaar Ki Shadi
Ainvayi Ainvayi
Baaton Ko Teri
Bachna Ae Haseeno
Bole Chudiyan
Chand Mera Dil
Churaliya Churaliya
Dekhte Dekhte
Dil To Pagal Hai
Duniyaa
Ek Ladki Ko Dekha
Gal Mithi Mithi
Gerua
Ghar Aaya
Hain Sanam
Hosanna
Hum Tumhare
Humko Humise
Jai Ho
Jashn E Baharaa
Kabhi Kabhi
Kabootar Ja Ja Ja
Kal Ho Naa Ho
Kbhi Khushi
Ke Rakhna
Khaab
Khabie Gham
Kuch Kuch Hota Hai
Kuch Nah Kaho
Main Hoon Hero
Maine Tujhe
Mehendi Laga
Navrai Maajhi
Pee Loon
Pehla Nasha
Raat Ke Dhai
Samjhaawan
Sanam Re
Suraj Hua Maddham
Tenu Leke
Tere Bina
Tere Sang Yara
Teri Chunariya
Teri Ore
TooCheez Badi Hai
Tujhe Dekha
To Tum Dilki
Tum Hi Ho
Ve Maahi
Yed Vaad Raha
-Jazz Standards, Tangos and Latin music
At Last by Etta James 
What a Wonderful World
Fly Me to the Moon
Moon River
Pennies From Heaven
Moonlight in Vermont
Satin Doll
Spread a Little Happiness
Misty
Autumn Leaves
Stardust
Getting Sentimental Over You
La Vie en Rose
Lady in Red
Let Me Try Again
When I Fall in Love
It Don’t Mean a Thing (if it ain’t got that swing)
Diamonds
I love Paris
New York, New York
Chicago
Take Five
The way you look tonight
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Someone to watch over me
Smoke Gets in your Eyes
Summertime
Blue Moon
Brown eyed girl
I just called to say I love you
Love Moves in Mysterious Ways
It Had to be You
I got rhythm
Sweet Georgia brown 
Cheek to Cheek
If
In the mood ( Garland)
Embraceable You 
You light up my life
What are you doing the rest of your life?
Evergreen
Feelings
Forgotten dreams
Come in from the rain
Begin the Beguine
The orange blossom special
Send in the Clowns
My funny Valentine
Unforgettable 
Chattanooga Choo Choo 
The Beatles songs
Palladio ( Diamonds of Sigma)
Explosive ( Bond string quartet )
Czardash V. Monti
Besame Mucho 
The Girl from Ipanema
Por una Cabeza tango- C. Gardel 
El Choclo
Blue Tango-L.Anderson
Jealousy
Andalusian Romance-Sarasate 
Tico Tico
La Bamba
Manha de Carnaval from Black Orpheus
-Musicals and films
Close Every Door   (Joseph and the Technicolour Dreamcoat)
I Don’t Know How To Love Him  (Jesus Christ Superstar)
On The Street Where You Live  (My Fair Lady)
America  (Westside Story)
I Dreamed a Dream  (Les Miserables)
Lara’s theme from “Doctor Zhivago”
Anthem from “Chess”
Memory from “Cats”
Cabaret
If I Were a Rich Man   (Fiddler on the Roof)
Sunrise, Sunset   (Fiddler on the Roof)
Love changes everything
Fawlty Towers
Jeeves and Wooster
I could have danced all night
The way we were
A whole new world
Beauty and the Beast
Theme from The last of the Mohicans
Zorba the Greek
Love theme from the Godfather
Love theme from Romeo and Juliet
All I ask of you, The music of the night -A.L Webber
Only Time -Enya 
A Thousand years -from Twilight.
Pirates of the Caribbean 
Shallow from A star is Born
Game of thrones theme
A Million dreams, This is me,
Never Enough- from The greatest Showman
Love theme from “Love Actually”
Let it go from “Frozen”
How Far I’ll Go from “Moana”
Moon Dance from “The corpse Bride”
Eye of the tiger from “Rocky”
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£250
Up to 2 hours£380
Up to 3 hours£550
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£350
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
£400
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- 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.
£600
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.
£750
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
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
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
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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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Andrew T
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

We found Lydia through Encoremusicians.com at fairly late notice, just a few days before our wedding party. Lydia responded to our enquiring quickly and professionally and confirmed her availability. Her communication in the lead up to the event was great, asking what music we wanted, giving a choice of acoustic classical cello or electric. She travelled over 200 miles to our event, arriving in plenty of time. She played beautifully, all of our guests were blown away by her performance. A perfect addition to a perfect evening. We would recommend her to anyone.

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Guy W
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lidia was fantastic thank you.

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Joyce P
7 months ago
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5 out of 5

We had the pleasure to have Lydia play at our recent church wedding ceremony. From the start Lydia was so warm to talk to. We had a chance to talk over Zoom just to walk her through the ceremony. She was also very flexible with type of songs and music. On the day of the ceremony Lydia took our breath away. All the guests loved her and how she played. It gave such a romantic touch to the whole ceremony. She really touched our hearts with her music. Lydia is so lovely and we would 100% recommend her. Thank you Lydia for making our day extra special.

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Rachel Y
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

She was early than any of us, great music and she looks so beautiful! Amazing to have her in our wedding.

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Freddy W
3 years ago, for a Corporate event in Shoreditch Town Hall
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5 out of 5

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
4 years ago, for a Private event in 140 Newington Butts
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5 out of 5

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:

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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