Cellists For Hire

Cellists For Hire

Add an air of class and sophistication to your upcoming event with one of our highly talented cellists for hire.

Our cello players perform a diverse repertoire spanning classical wedding music to contemporary pop, making them the perfect accompaniment to your ceremony, drinks reception or wedding breakfast.

Book a Cello Player for Weddings & Events

Hiring a solo cello player is a fantastic alternative to a violinist or string quartet, bringing a deep, rich sound that oozes style and elegance. Choose from an acoustic cello performance of classical favourites such as "Bach's Prelude from Cello Suite No.1" or take a more contemporary approach with an electric cellist showcasing a lively set of modern pop and chart hits.

Jane - Cellist
From £310
Stunning solo cellist with an exceptional repertoire. Jane is a virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist and arranger, available to hire for events across the UK and abroad....
Linda - Cellist
From £365
A masterful cellist who performs with grace, energy and style. Linda is a professional solo cellist, composer and arranger for a variety...
Claire - Cellist
From £260
With a repertoire that caters to both modern and classical tastes, Claire is the perfect accompaniment to your wedding ceremony or drinks...
Cellist Booking Guide

To make the booking process as seamless as possible, we've compiled answers to some frequently asked questions about hiring a cellist for your event. If you can't find what you're looking for here, please don't hesitate to get in touch.

How far in advance should I book a cellist?

To ensure the availability of your preferred cellist, we recommend booking at least 12 months before your event. Our professional cellists are in high demand, especially during the peak summer wedding season. However, we will always do our best to accommodate last-minute requests.

What styles of music can a cellist play?

Our cellists are incredibly versatile and skilled in a wide range of musical genres, from classical pieces like Ave Maria (as famously performed by Sheku Kanneh-Mason at Prince Harry and Megan Markle's wedding) to modern pop hits from artists such as Ed Sheeran, Adele and Christina Perri.

Popular classical music pieces on the cello:

  • J.S. Bach - Prelude from Cello Suite No.1 in G Major
  • J.S. Bach - Sarabande from Cello Suite No.2 in D minor
  • Zoltán Kodály - Sonata for Solo Cello
  • Ave Maria - Franz Schubert
  • Pablo Casals - Song of the Birds (El Cant dels Ocells)
  • Gaspar Cassadó - Suite for Solo Cello
  • György Ligeti - Sonata for Solo Cello
  • J.S. Bach - Allemande from Cello Suite No.6 in D Major
  • Benjamin Britten - Cello Suite No.1
  • Sergei Prokofiev - March from Music for Children
  • J.S. Bach - Gigue from Cello Suite No.3 in C Major

For something more up-to-date, our cellists can put a classical spin on just about any chart-topping hit. Some familiar wedding songs include:

  • Adele - Someone Like You
  • Avicii - Wake Me up
  • Billie Eilish - Bad Guy
  • Coldplay - Sky Full of Stars
  • Desʼree - Kissing you
  • Ed Sheeran - Perfect
  • Ed Sheeran - Thinking Out Loud
  • John Legend - All of me
  • Lady Gaga - Shallow
  • Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved
  • Just the Way You Are - by Bruno Mars

Can I request specific songs?

Our musicians are more than happy to accommodate special song requests for your processional or ceremony exit music. Please provide any specific song requests during the booking process to give the cellist ample time to prepare.

How long will the cellist play for?

Our cellists offer flexible performance times based on your schedule and requirements. The minimum booknig time for most cello players is 1 hour, perfect for guest arrival and ceremony music.

For drinks receptions, we recommend 2 x 45 or 2 x 60 minute sets to ensure the music flows seamlessly throughout your event.

What space and equipment does the cellist need?

Your cellist will require an armless chair and a space of about 2 square meters to perform comfortably. Any other equipment such as amplification, will be provided by your cellist if needed.

How much does it cost to hire a cellist?

The cost to hire a cellist can vary depending on the length of the performance and the specifics of your event. As a general guide, the price for a local booking ranges between £250 and £400, with additional travel expenses on top. Please enquire for a quote tailored to your event.

Why hire a Cellist through us?

  • Over 20 Years experience in the events industry
  • Hundreds of 5 Star reviews across Facebook and Google
  • All cellists hand-picked by our team of experts
  • Dedicated member of our team assigned to your event
  • Professional contracts for your peace of mind
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Bands For Hire Reviews

Linda was perfect! Really good communication beforehand and her repertoire had so much to choose from - she played all the songs we wanted to be performed on our special day. She definitely added the finishing touch to our ceremony, we would highly recommend her!

Lauren - Wedding