Cellist

Matt Constantine

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An active international performer and recording artist who has played at events of all sizes and for artists across the spectrum of genres.

Matt is a composer and cellist based in West London who has had a very varied career crossing as many musical boundaries as possible. From premiering a John Tavener work 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. Matt is an active recording session player who has also recorded for films, documentaries, adverts and AAA games. Film and media composers he has recorded for include Henry Lai, Ian Honeyman, Ian Livingstone, James O'Connell, Jerome Leroy, Michael Maidment, Mike Jennings, Peter Linn, Philip Guyler, Romain Paillot, Sarah Warne and Segun Akinola. Matt has also recorded and performed for artists including Suzerain, DJ Tigerstyle, Nathan 'Flutebox' Lee, Drugstore, and most recently Amy True and Hazel Iris. As a composer Matt has production music published by EMI and BMG, has scored a film for Film London and Revolver Entertainment, Primetime documentary series' for Channel 4 and several short films. Previous clients include Dragonfly TV, Plum Pictures, Endemol and Shine groups and Creative England.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
Musicianship
Genres:
Triphop, Ambient, Folk, Traditional English folk, Jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Hip Hop, Rock, Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music
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Instruments:
Cello
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Event types:
Recording session, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Christmas party
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Ableton Live, Live looping, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Redemption Song - Bob Marley
What a Wonderful World - Bob Thiele and George Weiss
To Zeibekiko Tis Evdokias - Manos Loizos
Mavra Matia Mavra Fridia - Markos Vamvakaris
All of Me - Simons and Marks
Summertime - George Gershwin
Skye Boat Song - Traditional
Bayati - Matt Constantine
Julie O - Mark Summers
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

The line 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.

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.

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)£200
Up to 1 hour£200
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£200

Reviews

From customers:

Indy P, 9 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.

Steve P, 4 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.