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Meera Priyanka Raja

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Professional cellist available to play at all events

Meera Priyanka Raja studied at the Royal College of Music with Professor Alexander Chaushian. She was supported by the Musicians’ Company Lambert Mentorship Scholarship and was a Help Musicians UK Postgraduate Award Holder. As an experienced chamber musician, Meera regularly performs with her piano trio. They have performed at venues across London and Europe and reached the semi-finals of the Royal Overseas League Chamber Music Competition. They were recently invited to hold a residency at 'Music at Brel', Roquecor. She has performed in festivals including the British Isles Music Festival, Sacconi Chamber Music Festival, Buckingham Palace Coronation Festival and Cello Akadamie Rutesheim in the class of Jens Peter Maintz. As an orchestral player, Meera has led various projects at the RCM and was selected to perform in a 'United Europe' tour with concerts in Berlin and Rotterdam as well as joining the Symphony Orchestra of India for concerts in Mumbai and their UK tour. Meera played in the award-winning West End Musical ‘Bend it like Beckham’ and New Musical, ‘Beyond the Fence.’ She subsequently performed as a solo cellist in a touring theatre production of E.M. Forster’s novel ‘A Passage to India.’ Meera has performed live on BBC radio3’s ‘In Tune’ programme with composer and tabla player Kuljit Bhamra MBE and has performed solo in venues across the UK and Europe. She regularly performs recitals across London with duo partner, pianist Peter Regan. Meera has a passion for teaching and outreach work. As well as teaching privately, she was most recently a Cello Mentor for the Sparks programme at RCMJD. As part of being a Yeomen Young Artist with the Musicians' Company, Meera is involved in conducting assemblies in schools to introduce the cello and classical music. She strongly believes that every child is deserving of a musical education.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
Encore awards
5th Encoreversary
Classical, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Suite no. 1 in G major J.S. Bach
Suite no. 2 in D minor
Suite no. 3 in C major
Air on the G String
Sheep May Safely Graze
Choral Symphony Beethoven, Ludwig van
Country Dance
Minuet in G
Carmen Bizet, Georges
Chanson Boheme
Nocturne Borodin, Alexander
Clair De Lune Debussy, Claude
Largo The New World Symphony Dvořák, Antonin
Chanson de Matin Elgar, Edward
Pomp and Circumstance March no. 1
Pavane Fauré, Gabriel
La Cinquantaine Gabriel-Marie, Jean
Notturno Goltermann, Georg
Notturno II
Notturno III
Gavotte Gossec, Francois
Morning Grieg, Edvard Hagerup
Romance Have, Willem ten
Minuet Haydn, Franz Joseph
Jupiter Holst, Gustav
The Entertainer Joplin, Scott
Adagio from Spartacus Khachaturian, Aram
Sarabande Klengel, Julius
Gavotte Leclair, Jean-Marie
Vesti La Giubba Leoncavallo, Ruggero
Sonata in F major Marcello, Alfred
Turkish Rondo Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Song Without Words Mendelssohn, Felix
Barcarolle Offenbach, Jacques
Canon Pachelbel, Johann
Dance of the Hours Ponchielli, Amilcare
Nessun Dorma Puccini, Giacomo
Oh! Mio Babbino Caro
Nymphs and Shepherds Purcell, Henry
Arrivederci Roma Rascel, Redato
Bolero Ravel, Maurice
Scheherazade, Third Movement Rimsky-Korsakov, Nikolay
The Swan Saint-Saens, Camille
Gymnopédie no. 1 Satie, Erik
Die Zigeuner kommen Seitz, Friedrich
Madrigal Simonet, Archille
The Blue Danube Strauss I, Johann
Radetsky March Strauss II, Johann
Romeo and Juliet Tchaikovsky, Peter Ilich
Lullaby Wolf, Hugo
Tulips From Amsterdam Arnie, Ralf
The Ballad of Davy Crockett Bruns, George
Hunting the Hare Folk, Trad.
Country Gardens
Parson’s Farewell
The Oyster Girl
The Trumpet Hornpipe
The Fairy Dance
The Keel Row
Sir Roger de Coverley
The Girl I Left Behind Me
Lannigan’s Ball
The Temperance Reel
Cooney’s Reel
Mrs Hamilton of Pencaitland
Danny Boy
The Fox Hunter’s Jig
Drowsy Maggie
From the New Country
Harvest Home
Star of the Country Down
The Gay Gordons
Skye Boat Song
Lord MacDonald’s Reel
Brochan Lom
Mary, Young and Fair
Timour the Tartar
Mrs Jamieson’s Favourite
Miss Sally Hunter of Thurston
Now is the Month of Maying Morley, Thomas
Lullaby of Birdland Shearing, George
Paper Roses Speilman, Fred
Scarborough Fair Trad.
The Happy Farmer
Lavender Blue
Soldiers Joy
Devil Amongst the Tailors
Irish Washerwoman
Speed the Plough
As Long As He Needs Me Bart, Lionel
If I were a Rich Man Bock, Jerry
He’s a Tramp Burke and Lee
Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo David and Hoffman
Strangers in the Night Kaempfert, Bert
Cabaret Kander, John
Don’t Cry for Me Argentina Lloyd Webber, Andrew
I Don’t Know How to Love Him
Edelweiss Rogers and Hammerstein
The Surrey with the Fringe on Top
Some Enchanted Evening
Getting to Know You
There’s Nothing Like a Dame
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Sherman and Sherman
Say Something A Great Big World
Don’t Want to Miss a Thing Aerosmith
Someone Like You Adele
When I’m Sixty-Four Beetles
She Loves You
All my Loving
Yellow Submarine
Can’t Buy me Love
Penny Lane
Marry You Bruno Marz
Smile Charlie Chaplin
A Sky Full of Stars Coldplay
My Heart Will Go On Celine Deon
A Thousand Years Christina Perry
Time’s A-Wastin’ Duke Ellington
Thinking Out Loud Ed Sheeran
Tenerife Sea
Love me Tender Elvis Presley
Radioactive Imagining Dragons
All the Way James von Heusen
Telstar Joe Meek
All of Me John Legend
It’s Magic Jule Styne
Roar Katie Perry
Let’s Twist Again Mann and Appel
Uptown Funk Mark Ronson
There’s a Whole Lot of Loving Martin and Morrow Arnold
All about the Bass Meghan Trainor
Sweet, Sweet Smile Newton and Young
Happy Pharell Williams
The Very Thought of You Ray Noble
Top of the World Richard Carpenter
I’d like to Teach the World to Sing Roger Crook
Stay with Me Sam Smith
Shake it Off Taylor Swift
Love Story
Downtown Tony Hatch
What a Wonderful World Weiss and Thiele
Try a Little Tenderness Woods, Campbell, Connelly
Mary’s Boy Child Hairston, Jester
Baby it’s Cold Outside Loésser, Frank
O Come O Come Emmanuel Piano Guys
Hark the Herold Trad.
Jingle Bells
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Deck the Halls


From customers:

David, 3 years ago

Meera played beautifully at our Christmas dinner. Punctual and professional- a lovely person!

Dinesh, 2 years ago

A superb cellist. Meera was a perfect addition to our event.