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About Katharine Ley - Cellist

Cellist available to be booked for: Events & Functions, Funerals & Weddings, Online Events, Orchestra, Recording/Session work.
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Cellist, Katharine Ley has recently graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a First Class Bachelor of Music with Honours and is now freelancing professionally in the UK. Katharine plays regularly at many Weddings, Functions and Events. As a Soloist, Katharine has performed internationally in many concerts and public masterclasses. An example includes performing the Saint Saëns Cello concerto to Julian Lloyd Webber. Orchestrally, Katharine has much experience having participated in projects, rehearsals and concerts with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Please to not hestitate to contact Katharine whether it is to book her for Weddings, Events & Functions, Funerals, Solo concerts, Recording/Session work and Orchestra. Whatever the occasion, Katharine will ensure it is of the highest quality and you have the best experience possible.

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Classical, Baroque, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, Classical crossover, Pop, Acoustic, Covers
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve, Virtual event, Charity event
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Song list

This is just a sample of Katharine's song list, requests can also be arranged for your special event. These songs will be played with Backing Tracks and Speaker:
- Bach, Air on G string
- Bach, Arioso
- Bach, Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
- Dvorak, Largo from New World Symphony
- Elgar, Chanson De Matin
- Elgar, Salut D'Amour
- Elgar, Nimrod
- Faure, Pavane
- Grieg, Morning
- Holst, Jupiter theme from The Planets
- Handel, Largo from Xerxes
- Mendelssohn, Song Without Words
- Mozart, Ave Verum
- Puccini, Nessun Dorma
- Schubert, Ave Maria
- Tchaikovsky, Sleeping Beauty Waltz
- Vivaldi, Largo from Winter (Four Seasons)
- Away in a Manger
- Believe (Polar Express)
- Blue Christmas (Elvis Presley)
- Ding Dong Merrily on High
- Hallelujah
- Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas
- Holly Jolly Christmas (Michael Buble)
- I saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus (Jackson 5)
- In The Bleak Mid Winter
- Joy to the World
- Last Christmas (Wham)
- Let it Snow
- O Christmas Tree
- O Come All Ye Faithful
- O Holy Night
- Santa Baby
- Silent Night
- Somewhere in my Memory (Home Alone)
- Somewhere Only We Know (Lily Allen - John Lewis advert)
- The Chipmunk Song (Hula Hoop - Alvin and the Chipmunks)
- Walking in the Air (The Snowman)
- You're a Mean One Mr Grinch
Film & Musicals
- A Million Dreams (Greatest Showman)
- All I Ask of You (Phantom of the Opera)
- Can You Feel the love tonight (Lion King)
- I Dreamed a Dream (Les Miserables)
- La Vie En Rose
- Married Life (Disney's Pixar - UP)
- My Girl
- Music of the Night (Phantom of the Opera)
- Once Upon A dream (Sleeping Beauty Disney)
- Somebody to Love (Queen)
- Somewhere Over the Rainbow
- Tale As Old As Time (Beauty & The Beast)
- The Music of The Night (Phantom of the Opera)
- This Is Me (Greatest Showman)
- Unchained Melody (Ghost)
- A Thousand Years, Christina Perri
- All of Me, John Legend
- All You Need Is Love, Queen
- Angels, Robbie Williams
- Can't Help Falling in Love, Elvis Presley
- Count on Me, Bruno Mars
- Counting Stars, One Republic
- Despacito
- Every Breath You Take, The Police
- Greatest Day, Take That
- Hallelujah, Alexandra Burke
- Halo, Beyonce
- Happy, Pharrell Williams
- Havana, Camila Cabello
- Here Comes the Sun, The Beatles
- Hero, Enrique Eglesias
- Hey Soul Sister, Train
- Hey There Delilah, Plain White T's
- I Don't Want to Miss a thing, Aerosmith
- I'm Yours, Jason Mraz
- Just the Way You Are, Bruno Mars
- Lay Me Down, Sam Smith
- Make You Feel My Love, Adele
- Mamma Mia, ABBA
- Perfect, Ed Sheeran
- Rule The World, Take That
- Shape of You, Ed Sheeran
- She's The One, Robbie Williams
- Signed Sealed Delivered, Stevie Wonder
- Someone You Loved, Lewis Capaldi
- Somewhere Only We Know, Lily Allen
- The Man Who Can't Be Moved, The Script
- The Rose, Westlife
- This Love, Maroon 5
- Viva La Vida, Coldplay
- Your Song, Elton John
- You're Beautiful, James Blunt
Swing & Old Classics
- At Last, Etta James
- Fly Me to the Moon, Frank Sinatra
- Stand By Me, Ben E. King
- When I Fall in Love, Nat King Cole
- Your Love Keeps Lifting me Higher, Jackie Wilson
Hymmns & Traditional
- All Things Bright & Beautiful
- Amazing Grace
- Ash Grove
- Danny Boy
- Greensleeves
- I Vow To Thee My Country
- Jerusalem
- Morning Has Broken
- Scarborough Fair
- The Lord is My Shepherd
Customer questions

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

I always try my best to be flexible so if timings change slightly please let me know as soon as possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

Usually 30-45 minutes before the playing time.

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

Yes of course and any extra songs can be added that is not on the list.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, absolutely!


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)£150
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£350
Up to 3 hours£450
Play a cherished piece(s) of music during the service
Corporate Event
Two performances of up to 45 minutes each during your drinks reception (with two 15 minute breaks)
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Wedding Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 minutes each during your drinks reception (with two 15 minute breaks)
Wedding Meal
Two performances of up to 45 minutes each during your wedding breakfast (with two 15 minute breaks)
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- 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 (with two 15 minute breaks). - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served. (with two 15 minute breaks).


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Mark C, 3 years ago

Katharine played a wonderful Cello solo at our mother's funeral. It was so comforting to hear her playing a cherished piece of Music with such warmth. A faultless performance from a true professional.