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Francesca attended Chetham’s School of Music from the age of 10 and recently graduated with a First Class Honours Degree from the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with Josephine Knight. Throughout her studies Francesca has had masterclasses with many distinguished cellists most recently a live streamed class with Alisa Weilerstein. She has performed solo recitals at various venues around the country including two St James’s Piccadilly performances. She has also been invited to play abroad including performances at the Municipal Theatre in Fontainebleau, France and Konstanz Cathedral in Germany. In 2016 she played Elgar’s Cello Concerto with the Chester Philharmonic. Fran has been surrounded by chamber music from a young age, her first string quartet being the first school aged group to be invited to play for Richard Ireland in his Masterclass program at Kings Place. Continuing her love of chamber music throughout her studies she has performed at many venues around the UK including a performance of Ravel’s String Quartet at the Wigmore Hall. She has also collaborated with the prestigious London Russian Ballet School performing at the London Palladium and Cadogan Hall. In August 2019 Francesca returned to Chetham’s to perform in the International Piano Festival playing the Schumann Piano Quintet with pianist Peter Frankl. Francesca has won many awards and competitions as a chamber musician as well as been invited to play abroad. Countries include Norway, France, Italy and Germany. Francesca has performed major orchestral works at the Royal Festival Hall, the Barbican and Bridgewater Hall working with world-renowned conductors such as Sir Mark Elder, Paul Mann and Jac Van Steen. Fran was also lucky enough to be involved with James Newton Howard’s 3 Decades of Music for Hollywood tour performing at the Royal Albert Hall with the Royal Academy Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer.

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  • What kind of events do you usually serve?

    We play at any kind of event! Weddings, funerals, functions and parties etc...

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

    If you let us know asap what you want playing we can do our very best to put it together. Although it may not be possible please ask!

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

    15 minute break after 45 minutes of playing although this is very flexible.

Set List/Services

Air On The G String - Bach
Nearer, My God To Thee - Adams
Largo from Winter - Vivaldi
Fireside from Winter - Vivaldi
Abide With Me - William Monk
Largo - Handel
Hornpipe from the Water Music - Handel
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba - Handel
Ave Maria - Schubert
Salut D'Amore - Elgar
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Ave Verum Corpus - Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik -Mozart
Wedding March -Wagner
Marcha Nupcial (Wedding March) -Mendelssohn
Canon in D - Pachabel
Wedding Day at Troldhaugen -Grieg

A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Jar Of Hearts - Christina Perri
All Of Me - John Legend
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Apologise - One-Republic
Secrets - One-Republic
Halo - Beyonce
Billi Jean - MJ
MJ Medley
Can't Stop Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Chandelier - Sia
Clocks - Coldplay
Every Tears A Waterfall - Coldplay
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Yellow - Coldplay
Cry Me A River- Arthur Hamilton
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Marry You - Bruno Mars
Hallelujah - Cohen
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
I'm Yours - Jason Mraz
Killing me Softly - Fugees
Lady Gaga Mix
Let Her Go - Passenger
My Girl - Smokey Robinson
Queen Mix
Rude - Mag!c
Somebody I Used To Know - Gotya
Set Fire to The Rain - Adele
So Happy Together - The Turtles
Wonderful Tonight - Eric Clapton
I'll Be There For You - The Rembrandts

Autumn Leaves - Nat King Cole
Cheek To Cheek - Ella Fitzgerald
Fly Me To The Moon - Frank Sinatra
Liber Tango - Piazolla
Summertime - Gershwin

A Whole New World - Aladdin
Any Dream Will Do - Webber
Be Our Guest - Beauty and the Beast
Bella Notte - Lady and the Tramp
Sleeping Beauty Waltz - Tchaikovsky
When You Wish Upon A Star
Colours of The Wind - Pocahontas
Part of your World - Little Mermaid
Up Theme
Moon River - Mancini
Game of Thrones Theme
Hedwig's Theme - Harry Potter
Legend of Zelda Medley
Pirates of the Caribbean Medley
The Godfather Love Theme
Starwars Theme

+ String Quartet rep including Ravel String Quartet in F and Haydn Op 76 No. 5