SoloCello EmilyMitchell

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Emily is a cellist based in the south of the UK, performing classical, jazz and pop with backing tracks and PA for weddings and events.
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Both cellist and composer, performing Solo Cello for weddings and events with backing tracks and PA, she also composes and records production music for tv and radio, and is a freelance cellist with orchestras, solo artists and the Brighton Cello Quartet, as well as recording in studios in Brighton and London. Trained at the Royal Academy of Music, and now a professional for over 15 years, she has extensive experience performing at prestigious venues, concerts, recitals, weddings and studio recordings. Her self-contained solo set-up enables her to play for a wide range of events whilst providing a beautiful accompaniment for any occasion. A highly suitable live music option for post-Covid weddings due to being a solo, string instrument, Emily has weddings continuing throughout 2021 for clients who want to go ahead, adhering to the current restrictions. Backing tracks are carefully selected to ensure the highest levels of taste and quality for classical, jazz and pop, many of them her own arrangements used for broadcast on radio and tv. She uses a high quality PA and can also amplify the cello if greater projection is needed. For most weddings and smaller receptions the acoustic cello with tracks is sufficient. From classical favourites such as Pachelbel, Handel, Beethoven and Elgar, to jazz favourites of Louis Armstrong, Ella Fitzgerald, Bernstein and Gershwin; from Cyndi Lauper, Sting and Robbie Williams to Clean Bandit, Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding and Jess Glynne, there is music to suit all tastes from Emily's warm, expressive cello tones. Performing freelance with various orchestras she is also a member of the Brighton Cello Quartet, and The Celli Quartet based in London, who perform at prestigious venues such as the V&A, the Tower of London, House of Commons, British Museum, Selfridges and many more. Her composing and recording of production music has seen use on BBC1, BBC Radio 4, BBC Worldwide documentaries, and film trailers. Recordings are with Sync Music, Music Gateway and Arms Production Music. She also records for various singers and artists based in Brighton ranging from folk, pop and indie to electronic music. Venues performed at as the SoloCello act for weddings and events include: One Blackfriars; Greenwich Royal Observatory; Firle Place; Field Place; Brighton Pavilion; The Grand Hotel, Brighton; The Mercure; Jury's Inn; Mal Maison; The Old Ship; Brighton Town Hall; The Ravenswood; Old Kent Barn; Ghyll Manor; Dean's Place; Cisswood House; Cissbury Barns; Buealieu Domus; Winchester Guildhall; i360; East Sussex National Hotel; Buxted Park Hotel; Sussex Barns; Farbridge barns and many others.

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Experienced: 10 bookings through Encore
Classical crossover, Classical, Baroque, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Contemporary classical, Opera, Ambient pop, Acoustic, Pop, Latin, Tango, Jazz, Latin jazz, Christmas, Early music, Traditional church music, Ambient, Light music, Covers, Indie
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Event types:
Wedding, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, Wedding proposal, Cruise, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Composer, Transcription, Instrumental teaching, Fluent sight-reader, Theory teaching
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Emily's Song list

WEDDING Favourites
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Handel - Hornpipe
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - La Rejuoissance
Mendelssohn - Wedding March (Midsummer Night's Dream)
Wagner - Wedding March ( Bridal Chorus)
Pachelbel - Canon
Bach Cello Suites
Bach/Gounod - Ave Maria
Bach - Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Bach - Air in D
Beethoven - Andante
Beethoven - Minuet
Beethoven/The Piano Guys - 5 Secrets
Brahms - Humming Song
Brahms - Hungarian Dance no.5
Clarke, J - Trumpet Voluntary
Cui, C. - Orientale
Debussy - Clair de Lune
Delibes - Flower Duet
Dvorak - Humoresque
Einaudi - I Giorni
Elgar - Chanson de Matin
Elgar - Chanson de Nuit
Elgar - Salut D'Amour
Faure - Cantique de Jean Racine
Faure - Pavane
Faure - Sicilienne
Faure - Apres un Reve
Gabriel-Marie - La Cinquaintaine
Handel - Air from Water Music
Handel - Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Handel - La Rejouissance
Mascagni - Intermezzo from Cavaleria Rustica
Morricone - Gabriel's Oboe
Pachelbel - Canon
Saint-Saens - The Swan/Le Cygne
Satie - Gymnopedie
Schumann - Humming Song
Schumann - Traumerai
Squire - Tarantella
Tchaikovsky - Overture from the Nutcracker Suite
Tchaikovsky - Dance of the Sugarplum Fairy
Tchaikovsky - March
Tchaikovsky - Waltz of the Flowers
Vivaldi - Winter from The Four Seasons
Lord of All Hopefulness
Make Me A Channel of Your Peace
Morning Has Broken
The Lord's My Shepherd
Armstrong/Thiele - What A Wonderful World
Bernstein - One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story
Bernstein - Somewhere from West Side Story
Duke Ellington - Mood Indigo
Ella Fitzgerald - Dream a Little Dream
Howard B. - Fly Me To The Moon
James, Etta - At Last
Joplin - The Entertainer
Joplin - Easy Winners
Gershwin - Summertime
Mancini - Moon River
Victor Young - When I Fall In Love
Gardel - Por Una Cabeza
Piazolla - Libertango
Piazolla - Oblivion
Rodriquez - La Cumparsita
Viloldo - El Choclo
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
A Whole New World - Beauty and the Beast
Game of Thrones Theme
He's A Pirate - Pirates of the Carribean
May It Be - from Lord of the Rings
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz
We Go Together - Grease
You've Got A Friend - Toy Story
You Got the Love
PRE- 2000 POP
Alicia Keys - If I Ain't Got You
Beatles - All You Need Is Love
Beatles - Michelle
Del la Soul - Unfinished Sympathy
Des'ree - I'm Kissing You
Elvis Costello - She
Elvis Presley/Hailey Reinhardt - Can't Help Falling In Love
Forence and the Machine - You Got the Love
Cyndi Lauper - True Colours
Lauren Hill - Can't Take My Eyes Off You
Led Zeppelin - Kashmir
Lenny Kravitz - I Belong to You
Leonard Cohen - Hallelujah
Michael Jackson - Billie Jean
Michael Jackson - Human Nature
Moloko - Sing It Back
Robbie Williams - She's The One
Sting - Every Breath You Take
The Verve - Bittersweet Symphony
Adele - Set Fire to The Rain
Adele - Rolling In the Deep
Bruno Mars - Grenade
Bruno Mars - Marry You
Carly Rae Jepson - Call Me Maybe
Christina Perri - A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit - Rather Be
Clean Bandit - Symphony
Colplady - Clocks
Coldplay - Sky Full of Stars
Coldplay - Viva La Vida
Daft Punk - Get Lucky
Ed Sheeran - Perfect
Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
Elbow - One Day Like This
Ellie Goulding - Love Me Like You Do
Gabrielle Aplin - The Power of Love
Jess Glynne - I'll Be There
John Legend - All Of Me
Katy Perry - Firework
Lady Gaga - Poker Face
Lilly Allen - Somewhere Only We Know
Outkast - Hey Ya
Pharell Williams - Happy
Plain White Ts - Hey There Delilah
Rag n'Bone Man - Only Human
Rag n'Bone Man - Skin
Sia - Cheap Thrills
Sia/David Guetta - Titanium
Snow Patrol - Chasing Cars
Swedish House Mafia - Don't You Worry
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

All of my clients have been extremely happy with their bookings, the most frequent phrases being 'it was so beautiful' and 'you were amazing, thank you!'. With a stunning sound on this versatile and expressive instrument, people are delighted by the range from classic Elgar to their favourite Clean Bandit track, all performed with utmost professionalism.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Firle Place, MalMaison, Field Place, Charterhouse, Old Thorns, The Ravenswood, Mercure, Winchester Guildhall, Brighton Pavilion, Jury's Inn, Rusper Church, Cissbury House, Stanmer House, East Sussex National, Farbridge Barns, Beaulieu Domus, Old Kent Barn, Buxted Park Hotel, Old Ship Hotel, V&A, British Museum, House of Commons, Westminster Abbey and more.

Which artists have you been most influenced by?

Wow, that's a tricky one...as a musician working for many years and starting my musical education at the age of 6, there are too many great musicians to name that have spurred me on to share this amazing thing that is music...Beethoven to Dave Brubeck, Shostakovich to Sheku, Gerswhin to Jess Glynne, I love them all.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

As a cellist would it be with the orchestra of Sir Elton John at the Royal Opera House, recording on an orchestral film soundtrack at Air studios, or having my cello tracks used by BBC trailers, Flog It, Countdown to Chelsea Flower Show, and even The One Show...

Do you have different line-up options?

This line-up is for a solo cello with PA and backing tracks. Please contact me if you wish to have a duo, trio or cello quartet, as this can be arranged.

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

I aim to be flexible to your needs, and some timing changes can be accommodated within the booking fee, but for a significantly longer booking there may be an increase in price.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually only take 15-20 minutes to set up, but aim to arrive at least 1 hour before the agreed start time to get this ready in advance.

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

A set list can be provided in advance for you to highlight and send back if you would like to choose your music. Alternatively, you can simply specify 'I'd like more classical/jazz/pop' and I will tailor a set to your preferences. Otherwise a range can be provided from each genre.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring the PA, and all equipment needed to perform. I will need a chair from the venue, and if required to perform outside, a small gazebo or large parasol for shade.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, this can be arranged for a small extra fee of £40 to get the piece and backing track ready.

Emily'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)£175
Up to 1 hour£275
Up to 2 hours£325
Up to 3 hours£375
Wedding ceremony
This includes pre-ceremony music as guests arrive, 2 pieces of music during the signing of the register, and exit music for the married couple and guests.
Drinks reception
Two sets of 50 minutes each during your drinks reception.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception 1 Hour
- Music for guests arriving pre-ceremony, 2 pieces of music during the signing of the register, and exit music for the married couple and guests. - 1 hour of music at the drinks reception.
Wedding ceremony + Drinks Reception 2 Sets
- Music as guests arrive pre-ceremony, music during the signing of the register, and exit music for the married couple and guests. - 2 x 50 min performances at the drinks reception.
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Emily's Reviews

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Heather A
5 days ago
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5 out of 5

Emily, you made our wedding reception truly magical! Thank you for learning 'The book of love' for our entrance - it was even more wonderful than we could have ever imagined. You were so easy to work with, everyone was saying how special it was having live music. It is worth every penny! Live music is far more memorable, thank you for sharing your gift with us for the evening - we feel privileged!

Reply from Emily
4 days ago

Thank you so much for your kind words and for booking me to play for your reception! It was a pleasure to play for you on your special day and I'm so glad to have learned the Book of Love on your request, as it's a beautiful piece! I wish you both all the best for a wonderful future :-)

Hennie Y
11 days ago
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5 out of 5

Emily was a pleasure to work with and a great addition to our Bridgerton themed hen party! Thank you :)

Reply from Emily
4 days ago

Thank you for booking me Hennie, it was great to play for your Bridgerton themed hen party and I'm glad to have provided the music for you :-)

Kirsty C
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

Emily was fantastic. Her music was beautiful and elegant, we couldn’t have asked for better. The guests were very complimentary. Thank you

Reply from Emily
3 months ago

Thank you Kirsty, I'm so glad you enjoyed the music and to have added something to your day. Very best wishes to you both! Emily

Lee F
4 months ago
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5 out of 5

We booked Emily for our wedding and she was amazing. Her music set the tone and created such a wonderful atmosphere. Strongly recommend. Thanks Emily :)

Reply from Emily
4 months ago

Thank you so much Lee, it was a real pleasure to play for you and be part of your special day! Best wishes for the future together :)

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From other customers:

Abigail T
3 years ago, for a Wedding in High St
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5 out of 5

Hi Emily, Thank you so much for playing for us on Friday everyone has been commenting saying how amazing you were! (And apologies for me practically running down the aisle!) Kindest regards, Abigail

Private C
8 years ago

'Hi Emily, Just a quick note to say many thanks for playing at our son's Christening at Hall Place the other week. Everyone enjoyed your music so thank you both. Best regards, Suzie'

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