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Louise is an experienced professional cellist with a huge repertoire of well-known classical music and songs to enhance any event.
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Louise Dearsley (cello) I studied cello at the Royal College of Music and have since enjoyed the huge variety in my freelance career. West End shows, live tours, recording sessions and TV appearances, as well as orchestral concerts and opera are all hugely rewarding and I especially love the social world of the music scene. I’m keen on travelling, and have been able to experience life abroad as a member of both the Iceland Symphony and RTE National Symphony in Ireland. I have settled down these days in West London with my family, and am regularly performing as a soloist, enriching live events and functions across the south east. Recent venues have included Empire Casino and the Tower of London. I take pride in my attention to detail and am always happy to go the extra mile for my clients.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
Encore awards
3rd Encoreversary
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Booked for 5 Encore gigs!
Classical, Folk, Pop, Rock, Christmas, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Light music
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Theatre / Show, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Song list

Von Paradis - Siciliano
Bach - Air on the G string
Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria
Bach - Jesu Joy
Bach - Arioso
Bach - Solo cello suites 1 - 4
Vivaldi - Largo from Winter
Vivaldi - Six Sonatas
Henry Wood - Tom Bowling
Balfe - I Dreamt that I dwelt in Marble Halls
Kachaturian - Adagio from Spartacus
Pachelbel - Canon
Chopin - Nocturne
Mozart - Andante from Piano Concerto no.21
Mozart - Theme from Clarinet Concerto
Mozart - Ave Verum Corpus
Schumann - Traumerai
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Puccini - Nessun Dorma
Offenbach - In the Twilight
Trad - Air From County Derry (Danny Boy)
Granados - Valses Poéticos
Granados - Danza Española (Andaluza)
Debussy - Claire de Lune
Satie - Gymnopedie no.1
Toselli - Serenata
Vaughan Williams - Six studies in English Folk Song
Ponchielli - Dance of the Hours
Holst - Jupiter
Beethoven - Pathetique Sonata (adagio)
Beethoven- Ode to Joy
Dvorak - Largo from the New World Symphony
Dvorak - Humoresque
Puccini - O Mio Babbino Caro
Elgar - Nimrod from Enigma Variations
Elgar - Pomp and Circumstance March no.1
Elgar - Chanson de Nuit
Tchaikovsky - Romeo and Juliet Overture
Leoncavallo - Vesti La Giubba
Purcell - Music for a While
Schubert - Ständchen
Schubert - Ave Maria
Bizet - Entr’acte from Carmen
Handel - Largo
Handel - Water Music (Air)
Corelli - Adagio
Trad - Song of the Birds (Catalan folk song)
Saint-Saens - the Swan
Cui - Orientale
Faure - Pavane
Faure - Sicilienne
Faure - Apres un Reve
Wagner - Bridal Chorus
Newton - Amazing Grace
Franck - Pais Angelicus
Mendelssohn - Wedding March
Mendelssohn - O For The Wings Of a Dove
Clarke - Trumpet Voluntary
Massenet - Meditation
Breval - Sonata in C
Morricone - Gabriel’s Oboe
Trad - Greensleeves
Grieg - Morning
Rachmaninov - Vocalise
Haydn - Little Dance
Borodin - Polovtsian Dance no.17
Mussorgsky - Promenade
Romantic / Popular Songs
All you need is Love
Beauty and the beast
Let it Be
Somewhere over the Rainbow
A Thousand Years
All I Ask of You
Love Me Tender
Can’t Help Falling in Love
No Woman No Cry
Here Comes the Sun
Close To You
Your Song
Wonderful Tonight
I’d Rather Go Blind
Endless Love
Always On My Mind
You Raise Me Up
I believe I Can Fly
Make You Feel My Love
Someone Like You
Candle in the Wind
Memory (Cats)
Music Of The Night (Phantom of the Opera)
I Say a Little Prayer
I Dreamed A Dream (Miserables)
Moon River
Girl from Ipanema
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King)
The Godfather
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
Beautiful (Linda Perry)


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Ari A, 1 year ago

Louise was fab, she contacted me prior to the concert to discuss musical options, played a fantastic set and was generally a pleasure to work with. Great job!

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Chris C, 1 year ago

Excellent and well done to Louise for managing a noisy gathering space

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Toby B, 2 years ago

I recently used Richmond strings on two projects and was delighted with the results. They were great to work with, highly professional and great players.

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Graeme B, 2 years ago

Absolutely brilliant... Walking into the church to hear Louise playing Hallelujah for our father which was one of his favourite Leonard Cohens pieces was so heart wrenching but sounded so good. Everyone spoke to us afterwards about Louise and how good she was and how nice it was to walk in and out of the church to a beautiful sound emanating throughout the church. Thank you so much Louise.

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