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Matt Constantine

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An innovative, internationally performing cellist who has played at events of all sizes and for artists across many genres.
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With my cello in hand, I can evoke the perfect atmosphere for your event. Whether you are looking for background music at a reception dinner, music to accompany a corporate event, or music to walk down the aisle to, I can have you covered with my cello adding its warm emotional tone to your occasion, aiding in creating an unforgettable memory. I can perform solo and totally acoustic mixing up traditional classical pieces with well-known songs arranged for solo cello. The music can be tailored to your event and any music that is requested specifically can be arranged for the day. I am a cellist based in Surrey who has had a very varied career crossing many musical boundaries. From premiering a work by Sir John Tavener as part of the BBC Proms season to performing on the G stage at Glastonbury festival to London Jazz Festival at The Barbican, he has worked with a broad range of artists and composers across the musical spectrum. Highlights include co-writing and performing a re-scoring of the classic 1957 film Mother India with DJ Tigerstyle in venues including Sydney Opera House, Prospect Park in NYC, The Queen Elizabeth Hall and Esplanade Park in Singapore ('We think the cinematic experience of the summer has to be Mother India 21st Century Remix', The Telegraph, 'A powerful and moving glimpse of a challenging, unwieldy masterpiece', The Guardian), and performing cello on TV dramas that include Channel 4's Humans for composer Sarah Warne, Sky's The Five for composer Mike Jennings and Doctor Who for composer Segun Akinola. I am an active recording session player who has also recorded for films, documentaries, adverts and AAA games such as Apex Legends for EA and the Total War Series for Creative Assembly. Film and media composers I have recorded for include Henry Lai, Ian Honeyman, Ian Livingstone, James O'Connell, Jerome Leroy, Michael Maidment, Mike Jennings, Peter Linn, Philip Guyler, Romain Paillot, Stephen Barton, Sarah Warne and Segun Akinola. I have also recorded and performed for artists including Suzerain, DJ Tigerstyle, Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee, Kool G Rap, Drugstore, and most recently Amy True and Hazel Iris.

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Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Ambient, Folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Rock, Christmas, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Covers, Greek music
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Event types:
Wedding, Recording session, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Christmas party, Wedding proposal, Church service, Birthday party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Ableton Live, Live looping, Instrumental teaching, Orchestrator, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser
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Song list

Classical:
Prelude Suite 1 in G - Bach
Various cello Suites - Bach
Air on a G String - Bach
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
The Swan - Saint Saens
Bouree - Handel
Rejouissance - Handel
Rondeau - Purcell
Gavotte - Gossec
Suite 2 in D minor - Max Reger
Gavotte - Lully
Humoresque - Dvorak
Minuet - Boccherini
Rondo - Goltermann
Minuet in G - Beethoven
Tarantella - Squire
Wedding March (Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin) - Wagner
Libertango - Piazzolla
Pachelbel's Canon in D - Pachelbel
Sicilienne - Maria Theresia von Paradis
Traumerei - Schumann
Nimrod (from Enigma Variations) - Elgar
Gabriel's Oboe - Ennio Morricone
Well known songs:
Summertime - George Gershwin
Amazing Grace - Traditional
Over the Rainbow - Harold Arlen
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Love me Tender - Elvis Presley
What a Wonderful World - Bob Thiele and George Weiss
You've got the Love - Florence and the Machine
Folk and Traditional:
Danny Boy/Londonderry Air - Traditional
Skye Boat Song - Traditional
Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar
Song of the Birds - Traditional
Highland Cathedral - Traditional
Blow the Wind Southerly - Traditional
Contemporary Cello:
Julie O - Mark Summers
Sailing Down the River - Aaron Minsky
The Flag Waver - Aaron Minsky
October Waltz - Aaron Minsky
Ashokan Farewell - Jay Ungar
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My full, warm, emotional sound.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Sydney Opera House, Victoria and Albert Museum, Albert Hall, Festival Hall, Barbican, plus many more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Currently, Olafur Arnalds is my biggest influence, it is a constantly changing variable

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

It would be between performing cello solos for the most recent season of Doctor Who, supporting Franz Ferdinand at the NRJ festival Munich to 12,000 people or performing at Sydney Opera House.

Do you have different line-up options?

The line-up is very simple - me, my cello and a chair.

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

This is rarely a problem if there is a slight alteration in timings. Day changes can be more problematic. Please let me know as soon as timings are changed.

How much time do you need to set up?

I only need 10 minutes to set up but like to be set up at least 20 minutes prior to performance.

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

No problem.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes. I even bring my own chair.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Certainly. This is a regular request.
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Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Hannah W
6 months ago
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5 out of 5

We originally booked Matt for our reception drinks, however, we had to downsize very last minute due to my husband and I catching covid. Matt was very accommodating and self-sufficient which was amazing during a really stressful time. He agreed to play outside at our distanced ceremony and really contributed to the overall atmosphere. Thoroughly recommend!

Reply from Matt
6 months ago

Thanks for the lovely review Hannah. Congratulations and Best wishes for the future!

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Jessica C
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Matt was absolutely incredible and completely made our ceremony.

From other customers:

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Indy P
13 years ago

Working with Matt from the outset on our MI21 production has been an absolute pleasure. With Matt’s detail to attention and passion for absolute perfection results in an exceptional collaboration.

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Steve P
8 years ago

I have had the privilege of working with Matt on various projects, as Cellist, Strings arranger and programmer. He is always my first choice in those roles with creativity, patience and professionalism in all the projects he is involved with. I highly recommend Matt as a musician and source of inspiration though his work.