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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.

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
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

Louise Dearsley
Solo cello Repertoire. (* = backing track available)
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)
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
*Pie Jesu (Lloyd Weber)
Romantic / Popular Songs
*Accidentally in love
Always On My Mind
*All of me
*All you need is Love
All I Ask of You
*Amazing Grace
*At Last
Beautiful (Linda Perry)
*Beauty and the beast
*Blank space
*Can You Feel The Love Tonight (Lion King)
Candle in the Wind
*Can’t Help Falling in Love
*Chasing cars
Close To You
Endless Love
*Girl from Ipanema
The Godfather
*Here Comes the Sun
I’d Rather Go Blind
I believe I Can Fly
I Say a Little Prayer
I Dreamed A Dream (Miserables)
*Killing me softly
*Let it Be
Love Me Tender
*Make You Feel My Love
My Heart Will Go On (Titanic)
Memory (Cats)
Music Of The Night (Phantom of the Opera)
*Moon River
*Never enough
*No Woman No Cry
*One day Like this
*Perfect (Ed Sheeran)
*Rewrite the stars
*Shape of you
*A sky full of stars
*Somewhere only we know
*Somewhere over the Rainbow
*Someone Like You
*Symphony (Clean Bandit)
*The scientist
*A Thousand Years
*True colours
*Wonderful world
*Wonderful Tonight
A Whole New World (Aladdin)
*You are the reason
You Raise Me Up
*Your Song
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From Encore customers:

Nicholas M
30 days ago
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5 out of 5

Louise is a true artist of the highest calibre. She made our anniversary so, so special. Communication before the booking was truly amazing and helped me a lot. Highly recommended !

Emma H
2 months ago
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5 out of 5

Wonderful, thank you!

Reply from Louise
2 months ago

Thanks for your review Emma, it was such a lovely wedding and I thoroughly enjoyed playing. Congratulations and best wishes for the future.

Rebecca S
5 months ago
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5 out of 5

Louise played beautifully at our small wedding and was very helpful with song choices beforehand.

Kevin F
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

Louise was excellent - great to coordinate with and an awesome musician on the day. Highly recommend.

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Prabhmeet K
1 year ago, for a Wedding in Mare St
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5 out of 5

There is absolutely no question about Louise's talent, attention to details, patience and professionalism. Here's the reasons on why Louise is a must-have cellist at your event: From the get-go, she responded to emails promptly and was very helpful in providing me all the relevant details as well as what type of equipment might be needed. Louise is completely transparent and charges good rates for her work. Louise made sure that she learned and accommodated all the songs I wanted played during my wedding ceremony. She dealt with an indecisive bridezilla like me and sent me multiple versions of recordings to choose from with no hesitation and really quickly. She went one step further and contacted me when I was too swamped and forgot to reply to her with my song preference one week before my wedding. She caused me no issues on the day of my ceremony and arrived early with her setup ready to go. She was helpful in reminding me that music can be played as we signed our marriage registration as well and I left it in her capable hands to play a song for me and she did that. That was the explanation for her professionalism but now for her talent.... My walk down the aisle was an absolute dream- I am an extremely hard to please person (trust me, I am an absolute Karen) but she did such an impeccable job, I was singing her praises even the next day. Right before I walked down the aisle, she had perfect timing- she stopped playing minutes before I came out and my partner said that added to the tension and she played the Iris by goo goo dolls (my chosen song for my wedding march). The beauty of her cello in the large hackney Atria was so amazing, the feeling in the room was indescribable. My partner (that never cries) was crying as I walked down the aisle. The music amplified our emotions and it was so romantic!! I was getting emotional as well. At the end of our ceremony, her rendition of accidentally in love was so upbeat and nice! She continued playing as I made it to the end and it was beautiful, she stopped at the perfect time and I just can't get over that very moment. After the entire ceremony, poor Louise didn't take any breaks and kept playing all the songs I chose. She is extremely extremely professional and the nicest person. This is not a bias or paid review but honestly, I love her work so much. Definitely recommending her to anyone I know getting married. Also, I've watched multiple cello videos on Youtube of Iris and on other sites, and the notes used were always never quite right for me (even though I am not a musician by any measurement of the imagination) but I knew I wanted something slower yet still capturing the emotion and attention and she played it perfectly without me even telling her about what I was thinking. A true professional that doesn't need any hand holding or guidance. She does it all to perfection. Louise, you made my wedding day really special. Thank you so much, I really made the right choice with you.

Emma T
1 year ago, for a Corporate event in Monks Ln
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5 out of 5

We hired Louise for two corporate events. The music she played was beautiful and her repertoire was vast. I would recommend her to anyone.

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