Selena Farnsworth

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
(5.0)Read all 4 reviews
Booking protection
Secure online payments
Free 48hr cancellations
Support available Mon-Sun
Like Selena?
Watch & Listen
Selena in action

About Selena

Selena is a Manchester based Cellist, with experience working and performing abroad.
Public liability insurance of £10 million

Selena is a versatile Cellist and passionate music performer who regularly performs both acoustic and electric Cello. She has a varied performance background and enjoys performing a variety of many different musical genres including Rock, Pop, Classical, Folk, Electronic, Hip-hop, Jazz and many more. Selena started learning the cello age 6 and went on to continue her studies at the Junior Royal Northern College of music age 11 in 2006. Selena was also a member of the Halle Youth Orchestra and was involved in various projects including a 'side by side' project with the Halle Orchestra conducted by Sir Mark Elder. She has performed in prestigious venues with the Halle Youth Orchestra including the Bridgewater Hall, the London Royal Opera House, and the Manchester Opera House. Selena has also been a member of the CBSO youth orchestra while studying at The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and has performed at Symphony Hall and Birmingham Town Hall. She also performed in a concert of Verdi’s Requiem while studying that was featured on BBC radio 3. Selena is northern based, however regularly travels all over the country and internationally for many different performances in different chamber ensembles, orchestras, shows and many other events. Her BA in music performance was achieved at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire and since graduating; she has performed in many shows including in the prestigious tribute band ‘The ELO Show’ which celebrates the extensive music catalogue of The Electric Light Orchestra band and Jeff Lynne. With notable performances at the Liverpool Philharmonic Hall and DeMontfort Hall. Selena performed in an adaptation of the show ‘The Snow Queen’ at the Storyhouse in Chester. She has also performed in many Ibiza Classics shows with the Urban Soul Orchestra all around the country. Selena featured in a Netflix music video in the Queen Charlottes Global Orchestra with the major R&B/Soul singer-song writer Alicia Keys. The video celebrated the 20th year anniversary of the song ‘If I ain’t got you’ and featured an orchestra of 70 plus, women of colour. The Global orchestra re-recorded the song at BBC Maida Vale studios in London. She has also performed in recording sessions including with the Northern Film Orchestra and with the Northern Session Collective for the Manchester based Indie band ‘The Orielles’. Some other international engagements also include performing with her ensemble Sapphire string trio, which was originally formed to perform on the Cruise Ship ‘The Carnival Conquest’ for 6 months sailing out of Miami and around the Caribbean. She also toured Germany, Luxembourg, and Austria with the Folk/Rock band The Wishing Well for three months. She performed in a conductor festival in Danville, Kentucky USA in the Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra. Selena has also performed with Echo strings, String infusion, Bollywood strings, Luxury Live entertainment, Paradox Orchestra, The Infinity Orchestra and many more at events including weddings, concerts, and corporate engagements.

Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5
4 verified reviews
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star

Selena's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Sarah C
5 months ago
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

Selena...thank you so much for your part in our special day. The music for our ceremony and drinks reception was magical and brilliant. Selena was organised, punctual and professional. Wouldn't hesitate in recommending her.

Reply from Selena
5 months ago

Thank you Sarah, it was a pleasure performing for your special day, really enjoyed it! Thank you for your kind words. Best wishes

From other customers:

Charlie W
5 years ago, for a Concert in Wakefield
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

Selena worked for me on the premiere of my new composition 'Trench Symphony' where she was extremely professional, punctual and a real pleasure to have as part of the team in rehearsals and performance. I found her great at taking direction and extremely confident to lead where appropriate. I would love to work with her again.

Charlie W
5 years ago, for a Concert in Northgate
Full starFull starFull starFull starFull star
5 out of 5

Thanks for this – and all your hard work. It was beautiful thank you.

Read all 3 reviews

From other musicians:

14 December 2018

Selena and I have performed together at Wakefield Cathedral and at a 5 star restaurant in Liverpool (Panoramic34). She is a top quality cellist able to adapt to any style.

Encore badges
8th Anniversary
This act has been working with Encore for over 8 years

Selena's Song list

Perfect – Ed Sheeran
At Last – Etta James
All Of Me – John Legend
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Can’t Help Falling In Love – Elvis Presley
Your Song – Elton John
I Don’t Want To Miss A Thing – Aerosmith
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Stand By Me – Ben E. King
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Don’t Stop Believin’ – Journey
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Make You Feel My Love – Adele
At Last – Etta James
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Over The Rainbow – Israel Kamakawiwo’ole
Songbird – Fleetwood Mac
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
What A Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Just the Way You Are – Bruno Mars
Can You Feel The Love Tonight – Elton John
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Hero – Enrique Iglesias
It Must Be Love – Madness
Can’t Take My Eyes Off You – Andy Williams
Halo – Beyoncé
Fly Me to the Moon – Frank Sinatra
Moon River – Frank Sinatra
Unchained Melody – The Righteous Brothers

Selena's 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)£50
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£250
Up to 3 hours£300
Customer questions

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

This is not a problem, please try and contact me as soon as possible so I can fit around your schedule.

How much time do you need to set up?

I would need about 15-20 mins to set up.

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

I am happy for a client to ask me to perform a song in my set list or even request songs not on my list if they have told me beforehand what song they would like.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I have all the equipment I need to perform.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I can learn songs on request if you give me enough preparation time, at least a few days to a week.
Classical, Musical theatre, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Opera, Baroque, Rock, Folk, Acoustic, Pop, Christmas, Contemporary Christian, Military, Traditional church music, Classical crossover, Early music, Fanfare, Medieval music, Renaissance, Electronic, Ambient, Breakbeat, Deep house, Drum 'n' Bass, Dubstep, EDM, Electro-Swing, Electronica, Garage, House, IDM, Ibiza club, Industrial, Jungle, Techno, Triphop, Bluegrass, Ceilidh, Country, Folk rock, Irish rock, Rockabilly, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Gypsy jazz, Jazz fusion, Latin jazz, Modern jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Barbershop, Gospel, Avant garde, Easy listening, Experimental, Light music, Marching, Noise music, Originals, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Glam rock, Hard rock, Hardcore, Heavy metal, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Progressive rock, Punk rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Synth rock, World music, African music, Afrobeat, Arabic, Argentinian, Armenian, Asian music, Australian music, Balkan, Bavarian oompah, Bollywood, Bossa nova, Brazilian music, Calypso, Caribbean music, Choro, Cuban music, Cumbia, Flamenco, French music, German music, Greek music, Hawaiian music, Indian music, Italian music, Jewish music, Klezmer, Latin, Mariachi, Merengue, Polish music, Polka, Polynesian music, Reggae, Russian music, Salsa, Samba, Scottish music, Ska, Skiffle, Spanish music, Tango
See all genres
See all instruments
Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
See all event types
Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader
See all skills