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, performs throughout the UK.

5 Reviews
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Monika Alexander

May 27, 2020

Absolutely fabulous. Margi was incredible, her cello concert made our night.

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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?

    Bookings are for up to one, two or three hours. Once a booking is confirmed we will liaise together to create the perfect musical atmosphere.

  • Do you have your own PA and lighting?

    I play acoustically, with amplification 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! Please drop me a line if your 'special' song is not already on my list. I will do my best to source the music and arrange it for solo cello. A small charge may apply, but this would always be agreed before I proceed.

  • 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.

  • Do you play with a backing track?


  • Do you travel?

    Yes. I am based in Manchester but perform throughout the UK, Europe and beyond. Travel expenses are addd for bookings outside the Manchester radius.

  • 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 play, and which I know works for solo cello without a backing track. 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.


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
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring - J.S. Bach
La Réjouissance – Firework Suite - Handel
Largo from “Winter” (Four seasons) – Vivaldi
Méditation – Jules Massenet
Melody in F - Rubinstein
Minuet in G – Beethoven
Musetta’s Waltz - Puccini
Non so Piu – Mozart
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
On Wings of Song – Mendelssohn
Pachelbel’s Canon in D
Pavane – Fauré
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
To A Wild Rose - MacDowell
Träumerei – Schumann
Tumpet tune - Purcell
Un Bel Di Vedremo (Madame Butterfly) – Puccini
Voi Che Sapete –Mozart
Wedding March – Wagner
Wedding March – Mendelssohn


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?


Always Look on the Bright Side of Life – Monty Python
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Adventure of a Lifetime – Coldplay
All of Me – John Legend
All My Loving - The Beatles
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
American Pie – Don McLean
Angels – Robbie Williams
Annie’s Song – John Denver
At Last – Etta James
Beautiful Day – U2
Best Day of My Life – American Authors
Blackbird - The Beatles
Budapest – George Ezra
Can You Feel the Love Tonight? – Lion King
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)
Crazy In Love – Beyonce
Crazy Little thing called love – Queen
Don’t Look Back In Anger – Oasis
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Eternal Flame -
Every Breath You Take – Sting
Everything I Do – Bryan Adams
Fields of Gold – Sting
Game Of Thrones theme
Girl From Ipanema - Jobim/Gimble/de Moraes
God Only Knows – Beach Boys
Groovy Kind of Love – Toni Wine
Grounds For Divorce - Elbow
Halo – Beyonce
Happy –Pharrell Williams
Havana – Cabello
Have I Told You Lately? – Van Morrison
Here comes the sun - The Beatles
Hey Jude – Beatles

I Have Dream - ABBA
I Know Him So Well – Andersson/Ulvaeus
I Say A Little Prayer – Aretha Franklin
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
I Will Always Love You – Dolly Parton/Whitney
I Will Wait – Mumford & Sons
Kiss From A Rose - Seal
Lazy Sunday Afternoon - Small Faces
Love Is All Around – Love Actually/Reg Presley
Love is A Verb – John Mayer
Make you feel my love – Adele
Mama Mia! – ABBA
Marry You – Bruno Mars
Michelle - The Beatles
Mister Sandman – Ballard
My Heart Will Go on (“Titanic”) – Celine Dion
My Lighthouse – REND collective
One Day Like This – Elbow
Our Last Summer – ABBA
Paradise – Coldplay
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Roar – Katy Perry
Rock Around the Clock – Freedman
Secrets – One Republic
Shake it Off – Taylor Swift
She – Charles Aznavour
She’s the one – Wallinger
Shotgun – George Ezra
Somewhere Only We Know – Keane
That’s Amore - Brooks/Warren
Thinking Out Loud – Ed Sheeran
Top of the World – Carpenters
Uninvited – Alanis Morrisette
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
With or without you – U2
Wonderful Tonight – Eric Clapton
Yellow Submarine - The Beatles
You are the Wind Beneath My Wings
You’re My best friend – Queen
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
Hava Nagila
Hungarian folk songs - various
Italian folk songs - various
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

Film (see also “Disney”)

A Million Dreams – The Greatest Showman
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
For the love of a Princess – Braveheart
Game of Thrones - theme
Gladiator Theme –Hans Zimmer
Glasgow love theme (from film “Love Actually”) – Craig Armstrong
The Godfather Theme – Speak Softly Love
Harry Potter – Hedwig’s Theme
Imperial March – Star Wars (Darth Vader’s theme)
James Bond – Main theme
Jean de Florette theme
Love is all around – love actually
Mission Impossible – Main theme
Moon River – Breakfast at Tiffany’s
My Heart Will Go on (“Titanic”) – Celine Dion
Romeo & Juliette - Love theme
Schindler’s List – Main Theme
Somewhere over the Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz
The Eternal Vow – Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
The Sound of Music – Do-re-mi
The Sound of Music – Edelweiss
Star Wars – Main theme
This is Me – Greatest Showman

Disney and Musicals
A Dream Is A Wish – Cinderella
All I Ask Of You - Phantom of the Opera
The Bare Necessities - The Jungle Book
Beauty and the Beast – Main Theme
Cabaret – Main Theme
Can you feel the love Tonight? Lion King
Chim chim Cheree - Mary Poppins
Consider yourself - Oliver!
Do You want to Build a Snowman? - Frozen
Edelweiss – The Sound of Music
Get me to the church on Time - My Fair Lady
How Far I’ll Go – Moana
Hushaby Mountain - Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
I Dreamed a Dream – Les Miserables
I Just Can’t Wait to be King – Lion King
I Wanna Be Like You - The Jungle Book
Kiss the Girl - Little Mermaid
Let It Go - Frozen
Lonely Goatherd – Sound of Music
Memories - Cats
Once Upon A Dream - Sleeping Beauty
Somewhere over the Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz
Up – Married Life (theme)
When You Wish Upon A Star - Pinocchio
Where Is Love? - Oliver!
A Whole New World - Aladdin
You’ll be in my Heart – Tarzan
Zip-a-dee-doo-dah - Song of the South (Disney)

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. A small charge may apply for more obscure requests – this would always be agreed with you before I proceed to buy the music.