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Cellist Eliza

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Award-winning Cheshire-based cellist providing classical & pop music for weddings & events. Beautiful and bespoke music guaranteed.
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Merseyside

I am a classically trained cellist specialising in bespoke musical performances for weddings and events. I have traveled all over the UK and Europe with my cello, and have built a wide repertoire to suit any occasion. Whether you are looking for a classical solo to echo through a church, or a stylish electric set to add great vibes to your outdoor drinks reception, I have you covered. I offer a unique service in that I play both acoustic and electric cello, as well as a sound system that is fully portable and outdoor-friendly. I prioritise personalising my service for every individual client, with bespoke song requests, fast response times, and flexibility wherever possible. My training included a 1st class degree from the Royal Northern College of Music, as well as performing as principal cello with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain, where I had the opportunity to learn from some of the world's leading musicians as well as perform for the BBC Proms and the Royal Family. These experiences gave me the confidence to establish myself as a solo cello act, and I take great satisfaction in dealing directly with clients to create a personal and beautiful experience for their special day. Contact me today to request a quote and discuss your ideas for your event. I would be happy to work with you to create a personalised musical experience that will exceed your expectations!

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Cellist's Reviews

From Encore customers:

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Toni W
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely amazing! Eliza was brilliant at helping us set songs for the day, she even learned new ones we requested. All the guests loved her playing, absolutely beautiful, Eliza made our day so special, thank you so much 🥰

Reply from Cellist
10 months ago

Thank you! 💛 xxx

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Amanda B
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

What an absolutely amazing musician Eliza is! From the very beginning her communication was outstanding and then she blew our guests and ourselves away with her fantastic performance. She was the perfect addition to our day, she made the drinks reception magical and she played our song choices exactly as we envisioned. She was engaging with the guests, taking their song requests and incorporating them into our choices flawlessly. In addition she looked the part dressed beautifully. Stunning performance all around. Will definitely be recommending and can not praise enough!

Reply from Cellist
10 months ago

Thank you so much for this review, I am absolutely delighted with your feedback and so grateful as it will help me get opportunities going forward. It was a beautiful occasion to be a part of. All the best and congratulations! xxx

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Adam G
10 months ago
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5 out of 5

What an absolutely amazing experience, we really can't fault a thing, from start to finish Eliza was amazing, her communication before our event was brilliant and on the day if the event Eliza was so accommodating. I would highly recommend Eliza for any occasion. We certainly will be booking her in the future.

Reply from Cellist
10 months ago

Thank you so much for your kind words! I am thrilled that my playing added to your day, and I wish you both the best - would be delighted to have a future booking with you of course! Congratulations both.

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Abi D
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Eliza was fantastic! She was always very quick answering questions and giving helpful advice. On the day the music she played was wonderful. Lots of my guests commented on how lovely the music was. Thank you for making our day extra special xx

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Niamh L
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Wirral
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5 out of 5

We hired Eliza for our wedding ceremony and drinks reception and were so happy with our choice, her stunning rendition of Ave Maria made us very emotional, lots of our guests commented on this as a highlight of the day :)

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John D
2 years ago, for a Wedding in Wirral
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5 out of 5

Your playing added so much atmosphere to our ceremony, made a great start to the day and kept our guests entertained. Loved the switch to more upbeat songs which was well timed. Thanks again!

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Cellist's Song list

CLASSICAL
Andrea Bocelli / Celine Dion - The Prayer
Bach - Prelude from suite 1, Air on a G string, Arioso, Sleeper's Wake
Bach/Gounaud - Ave Maria
Beethoven - Ode to Joy
Bizet - Intermezzo from Carmen
Brahms - Lullaby
Capua - O Sole Mio
Chopin - Nocturne Op 9 No 2 (E Flat Major)
Delibes - Flower Duet from Lakme
Dvorak - Largo from the New World
Elgar - Salut D’amour, Chanson de Matin
Faure - Pavane, Apres un Reve
Franck - Panis Angelicus
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba, Lascia Ch’io Piangia, La Rejouissance, Chorus from "Judas Maccabaeus"
Ludovico Einaudi - Una Mattina, Divenire
Mouret - Rondo
Mozart - Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, Non Piu Andrai, Voi Che Sapete, Sull'Aria, Adagio from Clarinet Concerto, Laudate Dominum
Mendelssohn - Song Without Words, Wedding March
Offenbach - Barcarolle
Pachelbel - Canon
Parry - Jerusalem
Puccini - Nessun Dorma, O Mio Babbino Caro
Ravel - Bolero
Rachmaninoff - Vocalise
Saint-Saens - The Swan
Sartori - Con Te Partiro / Time To Say Goodbye
Schubert - Ave Maria, Standchen
Squire - Dance Rustique
Shostakovich - Prelude for two cellos and piano
Tchaikovsky - Valse Sentimentale
Vivaldi - Sonata in A Minor, Sonata in B flat Major
FILM & THEATRE
A Star Is Born - Shallow
Aladdin - A Whole New World
Amelie - La Valse
A Theory of Everything - Arrival of the Birds
Avengers Theme
Beauty and the Beast - Tale as Old As Time
Braveheart - Theme (For the love of a Princess)
Cinderella - A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
Theme from Cinema Paradiso
Frozen - Let It Go, Show Yourself
Forest Gump - Feather Theme
Game of Thrones - Theme
Gladiator - Theme
Harry Potter - Hedwig's Theme
Jurassic Park - Theme
Inception - Time
Indiana Jones - Theme
Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Somewhere over the Rainbow
Les Miserables - I Dreamed A Dream
Lala Land - City of Stars
Lion King - Can You Feel The Love Tonight
Lloyd Webber - Memory
Lord of the Rings - In Dreams, Concerning Hobbits
Mystery of Love from Call me by your Name
Phantom of the Opera - All I Ask of You
Pinocchio - When You Wish Upon A Star
Pirates of the Caribbean - Theme
Romeo and Juliet / Des’ree - Kissing You
Shrek - Hallelujah
Sound of Music - My Favourite Things
Tangled - I See the Light
Tarzan / Phil Collins - You’ll be in my Heart
The Greatest Showman - This is Me, Never Enough, Rewrite the Stars, A Million Dreams
Toy Story - You’ve Got A Friend In Me
POP retro
Abba - The Winner Takes it All, Slipping Through my Fingers, Mamma Mia, Dancing Queen, Fernando
Aerosmith - I Don't Want to Miss A Thing
Alicia Keys - If I Ain’t Got You
Ben E King - Stand By Me
Beatles - Hey Jude, Let it Be, Blackbird, Yesterday, Imagine, Here comes the Sun, All you need is Love, Hello Goodbye
Bill Withers - Ain’t No Sunshine, Lean on Me
Bon Jovi - Livin' on a Prayer
Bryan Adams - Everything I Do I Do it for You
Bob Marley - Redemption Song, Three Little Birds
Celine Dion - Power of Love
Charlie Chaplain - Smile
Cohen - Allelujah
Doris Day / Ella Fitzgerals - Dream A Little Dream
Dolly Parton & Kenny Rogers - Islands In The Stream
Elvis - Can’t Help Falling in Love, Love Me Tender
Etta James - At Last
Eva Cassidy - Fields of Gold, Songbird
Elton John - Your Song
Fleetwood Mac - Dreams, The Chain
Frankie Valli - Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Gary Jules - Mad World
Gershwin / Nina Simone - Summertime
Lionel Richie - Endless Love
Louis Armstrong - What A Wonderful World
Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade of Pale
Neil Diamond - Sweet Caroline
Nina Simone - Feeling Good
Queen - Radio Gaga, I Want To Break Free
Roberta Flack - Killing Me Softly
Sinatra - My Way, Fly me to the Moon, Moon River, The Way You Look Tonight
Simon and Garfunkel - Sound of Silence, Bridge Over Troubled Water
Stevie Wonder - Isn’t She Lovely
The Mamas and the Papas - California Dreamin'
Whitney Houston - I Wanna Dance With Somebody, Higher Love, I Will Always Love You
POP modern
Adele - Easy On Me, Make You Feel My Love
Amy Winehouse - Back To Black, Valerie
Ariana Grande - One Last Time
Avicii - Wake Me Up, Without You
Bastille - Pompeii
Beyonce - Halo
Billie Eilish - When The Party’s Over, My Future, Bad Guy
Black Eyed Peas - I Gotta Feeling
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Calvin Harris - How Deep Is Your Love, This Is What You Came For, Promises, Summer
Camila Cabello - Havana
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Coldplay - A Sky Full Of Stars, Yellow, Paradise, Fix You, The Scientist, Viva La Vida
David Guetta - Titanium
Drake - One Dance
Dua Lipa - Levitating, One Kiss, Don’t Start Now, Break My Heart
Dua Lipa and Elton John - Cold Heart
Ed Sheeran - Perfect, Photograph, Tenerife Sea, The A Team, Thinking Out Loud, Bad Habits, Shivers
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Florence and the Machine - Dog Days are Over, You've Got the Love
Foster the People - Pumped Up Kicks
Galantis, David Guetta & Little Mix - Heartbreak Anthem
George Ezra - Budapest, Hold My Girl, Shotgun
Griff - Black Hole
Harry Styles - Watermelon Sugar, Sign of the Times, Falling, Adore You, As It Was
Imagine Dragons - Demons, Thunder
Jason Mraz - I’m Yours
James Bay - Us
Joel Corry - Lonely
John Legend - All Of Me
Journey - Don’t Stop Believing
Justin Bieber - Peaches, Love Yourself, Let Me Love You, Sorry
Keane - Somewhere Only We Know
Kings of Leon - Use Somebody
Little Mix - Secret Love Song, Heartbreak Anthem
Lewis Capaldi - Bruises, Someone You Loved, Pointless
Luis Fonsi ft Daddy Yankee - Despacito
Maroon 5 - Lost
Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass
Miley Cyrus - Flowers
Maroon 5 - Lost, Memories, Girls Like You
Oasis - Don’t Look Back in Anger, Wonderwall, Stop Crying Your Heart Out
Passenger - Let Her Go
Radiohead - Creep
Rihanna - Diamonds, This Is What You Came For
Rihanna / Calvin Harris - We Found Love
Robbie Williams - Angels
Sam Smith - Stay With Me, Latch
Seal - Kiss From A Rose
Shawn Mendez - Senorita, In My BloodSia - Chandelier
Sia - Chandelier
Smash Mouth - I'm A Believer
Taylor Swift - Anti-Hero, Love Story
The Cranberries - Zombie
The Police - Every Breath You Take
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
The Weeknd - Blinding Lights, Save Your Tears
Tom Odell - Another Love
U2 - With or Without You, I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking For
Vance Joy - Riptide
Walk The Moon - Shut Up And Dance
Whitney Houston & Kygo - Higher Love
LATIN & SPANISH
Bachianas Brasileiras
Blue Bossa
Besame Mucho
Bolero - Ravel
Cabello - Havana
Libertango - Piazzola
La Paloma
Malagueña
Nana - De Falla
Oblivion - Piazzola
Per Una Cabeza
Theme from Cinema Paradiso
The Girl From Ipanema
Toda Mi Vida
Villoldo - El Choclo tango

Cellist'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)£390
Up to 1 hour£395
Up to 2 hours£510
Up to 3 hours£575
Packages
Wedding ceremony
This includes 30 minutes of music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
£460
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception.
£580
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 me know.

How much time do you need to set up?

20 minutes for warming up and setting up the equipment.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes absolutely! I bring my own portable speaker for backing tracks. This does not need plug sockets so great for outdoor performances.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I am always delighted to arrange a song for you, even if it's not part of my current playlist. While not all songs may work perfectly on the cello, I am committed to going the extra mile to accommodate your request wherever possible, as I understand the importance and significance of certain music to a couple.
Musicianship
Genres:
Pop, Classical, Folk, Acoustic, Tango, Ambient pop, Covers, Disco, Funk, Funk rock, Americana, R&B, Motown, Karaoke, Hip Hop, Soul, Top 40, Tribute, Vintage, Jazz, Blues, Cabaret, Dixieland, Modern jazz, Latin jazz, Jazz fusion, Gypsy jazz, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Gospel, Barbershop, Ceilidh, Country, Rockabilly, Irish rock, Folk rock, Bluegrass, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Welsh folk, 1920s era music, 1930s era music, 1940s era music, 1950s era music, 1990s era music, 1980s era music, 1970s era music, 1960s era music, Rock, Alternative rock, Britpop, Classic rock, Heavy metal, Hardcore, Hard rock, Glam rock, Indie, Pop rock, Post rock, Power rock, Synth rock, Rock 'n' Roll, Progressive rock, Punk rock
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Instruments:
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Event types:
Wedding, Recording session, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Cruise, Christmas party, Virtual event, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Bar / Club / Venue event, Theatre / Show, Burns night, New Year's Eve, Birthday party
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Other skills:
Fluent improviser, Fluent sight-reader, Arranger, Community music worker, Accompanist
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