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Tim Cais

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About Tim

Professional cellist based in Edinburgh and Glasgow.
Cellist
Edinburgh

Tim is a Scottish cellist, singer, teacher and arranger. He graduated from the Reid School of Music (University of Edinburgh) with a BMus (Hons) in 2013, and has since performed across the UK and Europe with many orchestras, ensembles and choirs including the Fyrish String Quartet (of whom he is a founding member), Blackbird Opera, Magnetic Opera, Amicus, Ensemble Alba, Octavoce, the Glasgow Chamber Choir, and the Robin Chapel. Tim teaches cello for East Lothian Council, Merchiston Castle School, and Edinburgh School of Music as well has having a number of private students. He arranges music for string quartet and other ensembles – many of these arrangements are available to buy on Sheetmusicplus. Whilst studying performance, orchestration and stylistic composition at university, Tim was involved in many of the student music societies. He was principal cellist of the string, chamber and symphony orchestras, as well as playing for Edinburgh Studio Opera and the university Footlights. He also sang with the University Singers and was choral scholar at Old Saint Paul’s Episcopal Church. Before university, Tim studied at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland Junior Department. Tim plays a cello by Noel Sweetman (2000).

Performance details
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
Encore awards
5th Encoreversary
Musicianship
Genres:
Christmas, Classical, Baroque, Opera, Musical theatre, Film / TV music, Folk, Pop, Covers, Acoustic
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Arranger, Orchestrator, Transcription, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Instrumental teaching
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Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

I play as a soloist, and in a string quartet (and sometimes trio.)

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

Just let me know as soon as you can. I always try to be flexible, as I understand circumstances change. The further in advance you can tell of any changes, the more likely I am to be able to accommodate this.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive 30 mins before I'm due to start playing. If there are special circumstances, I will arrange to arrive earlier.

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

I'm happy to play any style of music - let me know if you have any particular requests. I have a wide variety of music ranging from classical to pop to folk.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes! Although I will need a chair, but this is usually provided by the venue.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, absolutely! It's your day, so if you would like to hear your favourites song, just let me know!

Prices

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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£80
Up to 1 hour£180
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£260

Reviews

From customers:

Katherine E, 2 years ago

We just wanted to say a big THANK YOU for your support yesterday evening, You truly captivated everyone in the Upper Library with your impeccable performance in every song and we look forward to working with you again.

Sohpie, 3 years ago

Just wanted to email to thank you so much for the beautiful music at our wedding last weekend. It was just how I imagined it and everyone commented on how much they enjoyed it. Thanks also for learning all our requests, it really made the ceremony so special for us. I would not hesitate to recommend you!

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