Sam Warner

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Graduate of Cardiff Uni School of Music, first study cellist. Instrumental tutor at Bath and North East Somerset Music Service.

Sam has recently completed his course at Cardiff University where he studied cello with Alexandra Robinson, Stefan Knapik, and Dewi Watkins. During his time at the University, Sam has been the principal cellist many of the university’s ensembles, including the symphony and chamber orchestras, and the contemporary music group. Additionally, Sam is also an active chamber musician, performing with amongst others, the piano trio Trójka, and the post-tonal improvisation ensemble, Oblique3. In March 2015, Sam made his concerto debut with Cardiff University Sinfonia as the soloist for the Elgar Cello Concerto, conducted by Andy Thompson. Sam’s interest in contemporary music; especially the development of the repertoire for solo cello has led to the commission of numerous new works for the instrument. Recently this has included Aigaion by James Gaddas (February 2015), and a new work for electric cello, effects, and stereo sound system by composer Martin Humphries (June 2015). Along with his classical experience, Sam's interests extend to Musical Theatre. He regularly performs in pit bands playing cello and bass guitar for productions - previously with CPYT company in Southampton, St. David's Catholic Sixth Form College in Cardiff and recently, the newly formed LMTO in London.

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I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I own a PA system
Classical, Christmas, Baroque, Contemporary classical, Classical crossover, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Folk, Traditional Irish folk, Jazz, Avant garde, Experimental, Noise music, Acoustic, Covers, Funk, Rock, Alternative rock, Classic rock, Hard rock, Heavy metal, Pop rock, Power rock
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Theatre / Show, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Repetiteur, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching, Examiner
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Heather S, 2 months ago

Not only a brilliant musician. Sam was great at communications, so professional and so helpful (particularly for a multitasking bride)!

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Sue D, 5 months ago

Sam was amazing. We had lots of compliments on the day. Thank you Sam, for being part of my son and daughter-in-law’s wedding day and making special memories.

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Pete B, 1 year ago

Great from start to finish! highly recommended.

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Julia D, 1 year ago

Sam was really helpful with suggestions and quick to respond to questions and requests. On the day his playing was lovely and made it a really special way to remember and honour our Mum.

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Jacob B, 4 years ago

Very enthusiastic, great player, and very pleasant company too.

Newham O, 4 years ago

The Newham Philharmonic Orchestra booked Sam for a Newham Philharmonic course and performances and was extremely pleased with his playing, contributions and general attitude to the project.

From other musicians:

5th March 2018

I had a chance to meet and play with Sam in July 2016 and can confirm that he is a very confident, professional and reliable player. I look forward to meeting him again in the future. David Giardino GIARDINO STRINGS