Jay Emme - Cellist

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Jay Emme - Cellist

Jay Emme - Elegant Professional Cellist

Providing beautiful and lush music for a variety of events across the UK, Jay is the perfect addition to any occasion.
From: £185 per event

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Hi! I'm a friendly, professionally trained freelance cellist available for weddings and private functions around the UK, and beyond. I'm addicted to amazing music, weddings and I love to perform gorgeous and fab solo cello music for your wedding day. I cover many different styles, from romantic and classical through to pop, R&B, and even Disney favourites!

I have played the cello for 30+ years, and currently have BA (hons) and MA degrees in cello performance. I have been fortunate enough to perform with orchestras and ensembles around the UK and worldwide, including France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the Channel Islands, Czech Republic, and Canada. I have also worked with many amazing musicians and companies including BBC World Service, BBC Radio 4, Max Factor promotional video, various University graduation ceremonies, Aakash Odedra Dance Company, and as backing cellist for several music bands for performances and recordings.

To maintain an excellent standard of playing, I currently study under award-winning cellists Richard Jenkinson, Lionel Handy, and Jane Salmon, at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire. I also freelance with various orchestras within the cello sections.

My play list is ALWAYS growing! But here's a selection of some of the pieces I can perform for you:


Pie Jesu - Lloyd-Weber
Pie Jesu - Faure
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke/Purcell
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Canon - Pachelbel
Arioso - Bach
Prelude Cello Suite I - Bach
Danse Rustique - Squire
Humoresque - Dvorak
Entr’acte from Carmen - Bizet
Salut d’amour - Elgar
Minuet in G - Beethoven
Minuet - Boccherini
Air from Suite in D - Bach
Hornpipe from Water Music - Handel
Ave Maria - Schubert
Ave Maria - Bach/Gounod
I Giorni - Einaudi
Apres Un Reve - Faure
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Meditation from Thais - Massenet
The Swan - Saint Saens
Sicilienne - Paradis
Bridal Chorus - Wagner
La Réjouissance - Handel
Rondo - Breval
Waltz from Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
Waltz Of The Flowers (Nutcracker) - Tchaikovsky
Air from Water Music - Handel
Trumpet Tune & March - Clarke/Purcell
Polovtsian Dances - Borodin
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty - Tchaikovsky
Spring from Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Winter from Four Seasons - Vivaldi
Jupiter Theme - Holst
Pavane - Faure


Eleanor Rigby - Beatles
When I’m Sixty-Four - Beatles
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
We Found Love - Rihanna
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Lay Me Down - Sam Smith
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
All of Me - John Legend
A Thousand Years - Christina Perry
True Colours - Cyndi Lauper
Love Me Tender - Elvis Presley
Halo - Beyonce
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane/Lily Allen
Somewhere Over The Rainbow/What A Wonderful World - Israel Kamakawiwoole
Time After Time - Cyndi Lauper
These Days - Rudimental ft. Jess Glynne, Macklemore, Dan Caplen
Say You Won’t Let Go - James Arthur
I Can’t Help Falling In Love - Presley
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
It Must Be Love - Madness
Marry You - Bruno Mars
With Out Without You - U2
More Than Words - Extreme
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston


Memory - Cats
You’ve Got A Friend In Me - Toy Story
At Last I See The Light - Tangled
Monsters Inc - Main Theme
She - Notting Hill
Hallelujah - Shrek
Harry Potter - Main Theme
When You Wish Upon A Star - Pinocchio
My Favourite Things - Sound Of Music
Tale As Old As Time - Beauty & The Beast
La Vie En Rose - Wall-E
Game Of Thrones - Main Theme
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Lion King
I Dreamed A Dream - Les Miserables
Ashoken Farewell - The Civil War
Flying Theme - How To Train Your Dragon
The Lord is My Shepherd - Vicar of Dibley


Amazing Grace
All Things Bright And Beautiful
Morning Has Broken
Jerusalem - Parry
Lord Of The Dance
Vow To Thee My Country
Give Me Joy In My Heart
How Great Thou Art
Great Is Thy Faithfulness
Psalm 23; The Lord is My Shepherd
Londonderry Air - Traditional
Greensleeves - Traditional

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  • How long do you play for?

    I can play for as little or as long as you like! My minimum booking time is for 1 hour, and I can provide as much as you need in the time frame. Should you wish to book a full day, that's fine too! Please understand that I will need a break every 90 minutes.

  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?

    I have full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance.

  • How much space do you require?

    I just need enough space for myself and my cello, and plenty of elbow room to be able to play for you.

  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?

    For sure! I'm willing to give anything a go, and have managed to transform many tracks into music for solo cello. Let me know your request and I'll see what we can do to make it work.

  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?

    I will take a short break for every 90 minutes I am with you at your event.

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