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About Lucinda Skinner

Lucinda is a cellist who enjoys playing a wide variety of music. Based in London, Lucinda enjoys performing all over the UK and abroad.
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Since graduating from Trinity College of Music in London, Lucinda has travelled throughout Europe, the Middle East, Russia and South Africa, performing extensively as a classical cellist. In the UK, Lucinda has performed with the British Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded live on BBC Radio 3’s ‘In Tune,’ Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show and has made numerous appearances on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge. Television work includes the X Factor,Britain's Got Talent and Strictly Come Dancing. An experienced session musician, Lucinda has worked with many high profile acts such as Rudimental,Bastille and Kodaline and she has previously recorded the live strings for the X Factor UK Tour. ​ Lucinda is based in London and enjoys a varied and exciting freelance career.

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Lucinda Skinner's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Dasith S
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Your enchanting cello performance at our wedding left us utterly captivated. The beautiful melodies you played added an extra layer of magic to our special day. We are truly grateful for your exceptional talent

Kim J
8 months ago
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5 out of 5

Lucinda was absolutely wonderful from start to finish. Fantastic communication leading up to our wedding and beautiful performances with so many compliments from our guests. She fitted into our day just perfectly, we would highly recommend to everyone. Thank you Lucinda!

Rebecca S
11 months ago
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5 out of 5

From the very first enquiry email, Lucinda was brilliant throughout. I would not hesitate to book Lucinda again for a future event. Highly recommended.

David L
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Lucinda was absolutely brilliant . Played a number of specific songs we wanted for our wedding ceremony and blew us away as well as our guests. Her contribution to our special day was enormous, moving literally everyone (including me to tears when I heard her warming up !) she was also really great to deal with in advance of the wedding- no hassle, adaptable and pragmatic . And then delivered a truly magnificent performance . You won’t regret hiring Lucinda for your event !

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From other customers:

5 years ago

Lucinda played the cello for our wedding in May 2019. Lucinda was extremely helpful and organised during the lead up to the wedding, putting together a tailored playlist for us. She played absolutely beautifully on the day - I only wish I could have stopped the ceremony to listen to more! I would highly recommend Lucinda.

James (
5 years ago

Lucinda was excellent from the booking right through to the performance. Very accomodating, was willing to learn songs we asked for, and delivered a wonderful performance on the day a thank you for helping to make our wedding day so special!

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Lucinda Skinner's Song list

Bach's Six Solo Cello Suites
Ave Maria – Schubert
Ave Maria – Gounod
Pachelbel’s Canon – Pachelbel
Xeres – Handel
Air on a D string – Bach
Hornpipe – Handel
Sicilienne – Faure
Pavane – Faure
Eine Kleine – Mozart
Schildler’s List – Williams
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Caro Mio Ben - Giordani
Over the rainbow – Arlen
Moonriver – Mancini
Beauty and the Beast- Menken
Somewhere – West side story
On my own – Les Mis
Danny boy – Eva Cassidy
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Can’t help falling in love – Elvis Presley
Fields of Gold – Eva Cassidy
Halleluijah - Cohen
Viva la Vida – Coldplay
Magic – Coldplay
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Fix You – Coldplay
Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John
You raise me up – Groban
Your Song – Elton John
Rule the world – Take that
Make you feel my love – Adele
Thinking out loud – Ed Sheeran
Just the way you are - Bruno Mars
She’s the one – Robbie Williams
Someone like You - Adele
All of me – John Legend
How long will I love you – Ellie Goulding
Let it be – The Beatles
Ain’t no sunshine – Bill Withers
Easy – Llionel Richie
Chandelier – Sia
Paradise – Coldplay
Wonderwall – Oasis
Despacito – Luis Fonsi
What a Wonderful World - Louis Armstrong
One Day Like This - Elbow
English Man in New York - Sting
The A Team - Ed Sheeran
Bring Him Home - Josh Groban
Imagine - The Beatles
City of Stars - from La La Land
Shallow - Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Rewrite The Stars - From The Greatest Showman
The Scientist - Coldplay
Rolling in the Deep - Adele
Drops Of Jupiter - Train
Say you wont let go - James Arthur
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I can play solo cello with backing tracks or with a pianist.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I totally understand that things can change, I'll try my best to adapt this when possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

10/15 minutes

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

Yes of course.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. The only equipment I don't own personally is a PA system for larger events, but I can easily hire one if required.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Absolutely, I'll just need a little notice.
Contemporary classical, Traditional church music, Christmas, Classical, Classical crossover, Baroque, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Easy listening, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Christmas party
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