Simona Mannu

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Cellist and arranger, fascinated by a wide range of music genres that goes from folk to experimental classical.

Simona Mannu is a cellist and arranger, fascinated by a wide range of music genres that goes from the organic sounds of folk songs to the more experimental new classical textures, with a particular interest in collaborating with currently living composers. Her constant thirst for new collaborations, moved her from Italy to UK in 2009, where she had the chance to approach with various music scenes. Some experiences include performances with the WOW Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall – Southbank Centre, under the artistic direction of conductor Jessica Cottis and comedian Sue Perkins, with the alternative rock quintet Phoria at Brighton Dome Corn Exchange, alongside the French singer-songwriter Kat May, collaborations with the film music composers Jack Edmonds and Thom Robson and performances with Collaborative Orchestra (Britain's got Talent 2016). Currently based in London, Simona achieved a BA (Classical) at Leeds College of Music - from whom she received a Scholarship in 2014 – where more opportunities came along, including performances with Venezuelan conductor Natalia Luis-Bassa and with the ex leader of English duo Soft Cell, Marc Almond.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
Classical, Pop, Rock, Electronic, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Folk rock, Folk, Acoustic, World music
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Event types:
Concert, Bar / Club / Venue event, Recording session, Theatre / Show
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Other skills:
Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Instrumental teaching, Community music worker
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Chris N, 1 year ago

It was a great privilege to work with the London Film Music Orchestra in 2018, leading to a performance of 3 works of mine at their Christmas concert. The young musicians are truly outstanding, and possibly better than some more experienced orchestras I have worked with! The girls behind the orchestra are supremely dedicated and were a delight to work with. I look forward to our next collaboration in 2020.

Gabriella S, 4 years ago

It was such a pleasure sharing a desk with you!!" (WOW Orchestra)

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