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Experienced international cellist performing across countries from Azerbaijan to the USA and with artists ranging from ENO to Billie Eilish.
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Cellist Sophie Gledhill enjoys the vibrant life of a freelance musician, with performances taking her from the Royal Albert Hall to Easter Island. Sophie’s recent work includes the BBC Symphony Orchestra, English National Opera, Royal Ballet Sinfonia and the BRIT Awards with Billie Eilish. In 2019 she was a member of the orchestra for the Les Misérables All-Star Staged Concert at the West End’s Gielgud Theatre. In the same year she performed in No One’s Safe, an immersive murder mystery opera set in a collection of cabins in the woods at the Banff Centre in the Canadian Rockies. As a solo cellist, Sophie has recorded for film and TV productions including the BAFTA award-winning film Ellen and BBC dramas The Long Song and The Trial of Christine Keeler. Sophie is an advocate for the use of music as a tool for social and environmental change. This passion has led her to work with arts organisations across Chile. Her proposal for RippleTank, a socially focused sound installation collective, was awarded the Global Humanitarian Entrepreneur Prize by the Hildegard Behrens Foundation. Sophie studied at the Eastman School of Music in the USA and at the University of Cambridge.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I can perform with backing tracks
Encore awards
5th Encoreversary
Classical, Jazz, Folk, Rock, Electronic, Christmas, Traditional church music, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Renaissance, Opera, Bluegrass, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Country, Light music, Easy listening, Originals, Pop, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Americana, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Hip Hop, Karaoke, Motown, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Pop rock, Indie, Classic rock, Britpop, Alternative rock, World music, Scottish music
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Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Actor, Fluent improviser, Instrumental teaching, Theory teaching
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Russell H, 2 years ago

Excellent. Sophie was very helpful and responsive in helping us to choose the music for our wedding. She was very easy to deal with throughout. Mostly of all, she played beautifully. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend her.

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Jessica B, 2 years ago

Sophie made our town hall wedding ceremony so special. She played beautifully, was incredibly professional, and extremely communicative by helping me choose the music prior to the day. Thank you so much, Sophie!!

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Ahmed D, 3 years ago

Sophie was punctual, professional as well as extremely talented. She put on a beautiful performance for all of us at don Emilio restaurant and played incredible music on her cello. Everyone that attended loved every minute. Thank you again, Sophie, for an amazing performance and we look forward to the next opportunity!

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Client, 4 years ago

Sophie was punctual, professional as well as extremely talented

Johnny O, 4 years ago

She is diligent, ambitious, a delight to work with, hugely talented and responsible.