Cellist

Ruth Spargo

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Cellist
London
Ruth is a London based Swedish British cellist. Versatile, creative, experienced and always professional!

Ruth is a London based Swedish British cellist and Music for Health practitioner. Versatile, experienced and always professional, Ruth can help and advise with choosing the right repertoire and package for your event or occasion. As a freelance cellist, Ruth has played with several of the Swedish orchestras, is a member of a string quartet, and is contracted for many independent projects in Stockholm and London. She is also an experienced recording musician. Throughout her career Ruth has trained and works with a specialised practice of music-making in health settings such as special schools, care homes and hospitals, in both Sweden and the UK.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Musical theatre, Early music, Baroque, Folk, Originals, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, World music, Jazz, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Traditional church music
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Instruments:
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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, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Customer questions

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

We always try our best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let us know.

How much time do you need to set up?

We usually set up about 1 hour before the performance time.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! All I need is a chair (without arms!)

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

If a song isn't included in our song list there may still be a chance I already know it. If there is a special song you'd like us to learn I am happy to do this for you. There is a fee for this service to take into account rehearsal times etc

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)£150
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£240
Up to 3 hours£360

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Alice W, 2 months ago

Ruth played cello at our wedding this summer. We were so pleased and recommend her highly. She was easy to communicate with, quick to respond and really helpful in giving us the options available to us. She found suitable backing tracks and a lovely repertoire during our mingle. She kept us included along the way and I felt confident that it would be great, and it really was. I requested two songs which she played beautifully and saved the day with a solo for me to walk in to when I arrived a bit late. Very professional, polite and an excellent cellist.

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Heather M, 3 months ago

"I just wanted to send a quick thank you for your wonderful music this July. You guys played so beautifully! Our wedding couldn’t have been any more special. "