The Manchester Cellist

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Beautiful solo cello music performed by a highly versatile and experienced musician. Amplification can be provided if required. Any genre of music. Based in Manchester but happy to travel.

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David Bonner

Aug. 31, 2019

Thank you so much for performing at our wedding yesterday. You have a brilliant repertoire and it was exactly what we were hoping for. David and Nick x



Sept. 10, 2018

"Thank you so much, the music was wonderful and so powerful and really enhanced the event. [...]
Thanks again you were amazing!!"


Julia K

Aug. 31, 2018

Hi Margit, Thank you for [playing at my daughter's wedding] yesterday. Everyone enjoyed your music. Many thanks.



Aug. 8, 2018

Highly talented Cellist with a great repertioire. A joy to commuicate with. We couldn't have asked for more. Excellent performance and presentation, both before our ceremony and during. Obviously very experienced in weddings and ceremony processes. Professional communication with Registrars made for a seamless and classy performance throughout. Exceeded our expectations all round. Understood the ambience we were looking for and delivered to a very high standard. Highly recommend.

  • How long do you play for?
    Every event can be tailored exactly to your requirements. Once a booking is confirmed we will liaise together to create the perfect musical atmosphere. Please note that the total fee is calculated according to the time you wish me to be at the venue.
  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?
    I play acoustically but amplification can be provided if required.
  • Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
  • How much space do you require?
    about 2 metres squared.
  • My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
    Almost certainly!
  • How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
    For a one hour booking: no break. After that about 10-15 minutes every hour.
  • Our event is themed. Can you match the dress code?
    I LOVE to dress up, and own an array of different coloured dresses and outfits. If your occasion has a specific colour scheme or theme just let me know and I'll do my best to match it.
  • Will we have to provide refreshments for you?
    For a booking longer than 2 hours, some light refreshments are appreciated.
  • What do you require at the venue?
    One chair without arms. I also kindly request a nearby socket, or one close enough to reach my extension lead, unless an acoustic performance has been agreed.
  • Do you play outside?
    Yes, but only in good weather, and providing there is shelter from ALL the elements including wind. I love the sun and rain, but my cello does not!
  • Do you play with a backing track?
  • Do you travel?
    Most of my work centres around the North West but I perform all over the world. beyond the Manchester radius the fee might be higher because of travel costs.
  • Do you have Public liability insurance?
    Yes, I'm covered for up to £10 million
  • Is your electrical equipment PAT tested?

Set List/Services

Please note that this list is merely an indication of the music I can play. It’s impossible to list every single piece due to the sheer number of lovely melodies in the world! If you do have any specific requests, please get in touch.

Gamba Sonatas - J.S. Bach
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - J.S. Bach
Suite for solo cello no. 1 in G major - J.S. Bach
Suite for solo cello no. 2 in D minor - J.S. Bach
Suite for solo cello no. 3 in C major - J.S. Bach
Air – water Music – Handel
Après un Reve – Fauré
Ave Maria - Bach-Gounod
Ave Maria - Schubert
Barcarole - Offenbach
Berceuse from “Jocelyn” - Godard
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Elegie – Fauré
Elegie – Massenet
Gabriel’s Oboe - Morricone
Habanera from “Carmen” – Bizet
Hornpipe - Handel
Humoresque - Dvorak
Intermezzo Sinfonica from “Cavalleria Rusticana” - Mascagni
The Lady and the Dragoon – Vaughan Williams
Largo from “Winter” (Four seasons) – Vivaldi
Méditation – Jules Massenet
Melody in F - Rubinstein
Minuet in G – Beethoven
Non so Piu - Mozart
On Wings of Song - Mendelssohn
Prayer (from Jewish Life) - Bloch
Salut d’Amour – Elgar
Serenade – Poulenc
Sicilienne - Von Paradis
Sonata Boni, Pietro
Sonata in E minor - Brahms
Song Without Words - Mendelssohn
The Swan - Saint-Saëns
Träumerei – Schumann
Tumpet tune - Purcell
Un Bel Di Vedremo (Madame Butterfly) – Puccini
Voi Che Sapete –Mozart

Also works by Haydn, Handel, Beethoven, Marcello, Purcell

A Couple of Swells
A Fine Romance
As Time Goes By
Autumn Leaves
Basin Street Blues
Bess you Is My Woman Now
Can’t Help lovin’ that man
Cheek to cheek
Come Fly With Me
Don’t sit under the Apple tree
Five Foot Two, Eyes Of Blue
Fly Me To the Moon
Happy Talk
I Get A Kick Out Of You
I got Plenty o’ nuttin’
It Don’t Mean A Thing
The Lady Is a Tramp
La Vie en Rose - Piaf, Edith
Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off
Love and Marriage
Love Me Or Leave Me
Lullaby of Birdland
Mad About The Boy
Makin’ Whoopee
Mister Sandman
Moon River
My Funny Valentine
Smoke Gets In Your Eyes
Someone to watch over me
Somewhere Over the Rainbow
Spread A Little Happiness
Star Dust
That Old Devil Called Love
They Can’t Take That Away From Me
What’ll I Do?

A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
All of Me – John Legend
All My Loving - The Beatles
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
Angels – Robbie WIlliams
Annie’s Song – John Denver
At Last – Etta James
Best Day of My Life – American Authors
Blackbird - The Beatles
Budapest – George Ezra
Candle in the Wind - Elton John
Can’t Buy Me Love – Beatles
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Clocks – Coldplay
Close To You - Carpenters (Bacharach/David)
Don’t Look Back In Anger - Oasis
Eternal Flame -
Every Breath You Take – Sting
Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
Fields of Gold – Sting
Girl From Ipanema - Jobim/Gimble/de Moraes
Halo – Beyonce
Havana – Cabello
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Hey Jude – Beatles
I Know Him So Well – Andersson/Ulvaeus
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
It Must Be Love - Madness
It’s All About You – McFly
Isn’t She Lovely – Stevie Wonder
I will always love you –Whitney/Dolly Parton
I Say a Little Prayer - Hal/Bacharach
Make you feel my love – Adele
Lazy Sunday Afternoon - Small Faces
Mama Mia! - ABBA
Michelle - The Beatles
Mister Sandman - Ballard
One Day Like This – Elbow
Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Rock Around the Clock – Freedman
Secrets – One Republic
Shake it Off – Katy Perry
She – Charles Aznavour
She’s the one – Wallinger
That’s Amore - Brooks/Warren
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
This is Me – Greatest Showman
What a Wonderful World – Louis Armstrong
Whatever -Oasis
What the World Needs Now - Carpenters (Bacharach/David)
When I’m 64 – Beatles
With A Little Help From My Friends - The Beatles
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
Your Song - Elton John

Amazing Grace
Ashokan Farewell
Barbara Allen
Danny Boy
Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes (English Air)
Down By the Salley Gardens
The Drunken Sailor
Hungarian folk songs
Loch Lomond
Londonderry Air (“Danny Boy”)
Morgan Magan
My Bonnie Lies over the ocean
O Susanna
Salley Gardens
Scarborough Fair
Steal Away
Swallowtail Jig
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Teddybears’ Picnic

Annie – Tomorrow
Big Spender – Sweet Charity
Fawlty Towers – Theme tune
Fiddler on the Roof – If I were a rich man
Fiddler on the Roof – Sunrise, Sunset
Glasgow love theme (from film “Love Actually”) – Craig Armstrong
The Godfather – Speak Softly Love
Harry Potter – Hedwig’s Theme
James Bond – Main theme
Jean de Florette theme
Mission Impossible – Main theme
My Heart Will Go on (“Titanic”) – Celine Dion
Romeo & Juliette - Love theme
Schindler’s List – Main Theme
The Eternal Vow – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Sound of Music – Do-re-mi
The Sound of Music – Edelweiss
Star Wars – Main theme

Disney and Musicals
A Dream Is A Wish – Cinderella
Aladdin – A Whole New World
Beauty and the Beast – Main Theme
Cabaret – Main Theme
Can you feel the love Tonight? (Lion King) - Elton John
Cats – Memories
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Hushaby Mountain
Edelweiss – The Sound of Music
Joseph – Any Dream Will Do
The Jungle Book – The Bare Necessities
The Jungle Book - I Wanna Be Like You
Little Mermaid – Kiss the Girl
Mary Poppins – Chim chim Cheree
Oliver! – Where Is Love?
Oliver! – Consider yourself
Once Upon A Dream - Sleeping Beauty
Phantom of the Opera – All I Ask Of You
Pinocchio – When You Wish Upon A Star
Song of the South (Disney) – Zip-a-dee-doo-dah
Up – Married Life (theme)
The Wizard of Oz – Over the Rainbow

All I want for Christmas
Away In a Manger
Coventry Carol
Deck the Halls
Ding Dong Merrily On High
Fairytale of New York
The First Nowell
Frosty the Snowman
God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen
Good King Wenceslas
Hark! The Herald Angles Sing
The Holly and the Ivy
In Dulci jubilo
In the Bleak midwinter
I Saw Three Ships
It came upon the midnight clear
Jingle Bells
O Christmas Tree
O Come All Ye Faithful
O Little Town of Bethlehem
Once in Royal David’s City
Silent Night
We Three Kings of Orient Are
We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Please get in touch if your song is not on this list

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