Two Cellos was formed over twenty years ago, and has enjoyed growing success as an ensemble offering an exciting alternative to the more conventional choice of string quartet, harp or piano.
In 2011, the duo was passed from founders Andrew Adams and Chris Hurn to their colleague Daniel Burrowes. Andrew and Chris decided that the large number of commitments required by the group exceeded their current availability, and that they wished to explore other areas of music.
The group is fortunate that many highly regarded colleagues have arranged popular music specially for Two Cellos - including Alan Cohen, who writes for the BBC, the National Youth Jazz Orchestra and Deutsche Radio, to name just a few.
Specialising originally in music for weddings, Two Cellos are enjoying the opportunities of the modern musical landscape, bringing the versatility and vibrance of youth to as many forms of performance as possible.
Rich• Sept. 12, 2016
"Two cellos enhanced the whole experience and we were delighted when you played ‘Temple of Love’ on our entrance at the Vault. I think you played beautifully and our guests really enjoyed the whole experience, singing along to tunes they recognised, it was wonderful! So thank you very much for such a memorable happy time.
We would definitely recommend you to anyone who is looking for style and sophistication."
Harry• Aug. 29, 2016
"We were very pleased with Two Cellos at my daughters wedding on Saturday.
I had a number of guest saying how impressed they were with their playing and that they thought it added to the occasion!"
Claire• Aug. 23, 2014
Two Cellos were great. The music was very professional and suited to the occasion. The players were flexible to play whatever we wanted. A really lovely start to our party and can highly recommend the two players we had.
Steph• July 18, 2014
We had the Two Cellos play at our wedding and we can't recommend them enough. Dan was incredibly helpful and professional and nothing was too much trouble. An example of this was when they learnt how to play one of the Star Wars tunes to play during the ceremony, which went down exceptionally well with all our guests. They were a great addition to our wedding and we wouldn't hesitate to use them again.
Please, describe your act or business in on sentence:
Two Cellos are a great alternative to a String Quartet with a wide-ranging repertoire and a lot of experience of playing for weddings and other events.
What are the highlights of your career?
RBS - Royal Bank of Scotland Loan Markets Team Cocktail Reception at The Gibson Hall, Bishopsgate EC2 on 13th October 2005. HSBC: Evening Reception at the Royal Hospital, Chelsea, London on September 23rd 2004."Grosvenor" for the Summer Party 1st July 2004 at The Grosvenor Office, London W1 Nabarro Nathanson, four evenings to celebrate their move to new offices at Lacon House, Theobalds Road WC1. Baker Tilly, entertaining aboard HQS Wellington, Livery Hall of The Honourable Company of Master Mariners. Wates Interiors, a division of Wates Construction Ltd, at William Kent House, 22 Arlington Street, W1. RMC's UK General Managers Conference aboard HMS Warrior, Portsmouth. Annual Dinner for Kingston Chamber of Commerce, Hampton Court Palace. Summit International Conference Dinner, at The Landmark, London. "The Ambassador's Ball" in aid of The Family Holiday Association held in The Palm Court of Le Meridien Waldorf, Aldwych. "Children In Need" Dinner at Dartmouth House, Mayfair. Receptions Constructive plc, Reception at The Lanesborough, Hyde Park Corner. Tufts University, Boston, USA Reception at William Kent House, 22 Arlington Street, W1. Allied Dunbar, Evening Reception. Opening of Bluewater Shopping Centre, Kent. 3 engagements as part of the "Bluewater Festival". St Katharine Dock, London: "Last Summer of the Century" Celebration.
What is your competitive advantage (special features)?
We can provide a great background sound for half the price of a String Quartet.
How can event planners pay for your services?
Bank Transfer, Cheque, Cash
How long do you play for?
Sets last 50 minutes per hour. Can play for up to 5 hours.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
Yes, PLI is provided.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes, we are happy to add songs to our repertoire.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
Breaks once an hour for 10 minutes.
Baroque & Classical
Canon: Johann Pachelbel (1653 – 1706)
Arrival of The Queen of Sheba: G F Handel (1685 – 1759)
Trumpet Voluntary: Henry Purcell (1659 – 1695)
Bridal Chorus (Wedding March) from Lohengrin: Richard Wagner (1813 – 1883)
Wedding March: Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847)
‘Spring’ from “The Four Seasons”: Antonio Vivaldi (1678 – 1741)
3 Sonatas for Two Violoncellos, Opus 8: William De Fesch (1687-1757)
6 Sonatas for Two Violoncellos (ca 1725): Gio. Batt. Somis (1686 –1763)
Canone a due violoncelli: Domenico Gabrielli (1651 - 1690)
12 liechte Violoncelli-Duette: Joseph Reinagle (1762 -1836)
Variations On Voi Che Sapete : Mozart arr Niso Ticciatti
Variations On A Theme Of Handel: arr Fried. August Kummer
Duets for Two Violoncellos, Opus 7: J G C Schetky (1740-1824)
Sonata for Two Violoncellos: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Rokoko Duette: J B de Boismortier (1689 – 1755)
6 Duos A Deux Violoncelles Oeuvre IV: Tomaso Giordani (CA.1740-1806)
Sonata for Two Violoncellos: Jean Barriere (1705 – 1747)
12 Duets for Two ‘Cellos, Opus 156: F. A Kummer (1797-1879)
Sechs duos fur Violoncelli, Opus 50: Jacques Offenbach (1819-1880)
Sei Fugen: Luigi Boccherini (1743-1805)
Intermezzo Sinfonico: Mascagni (1863 – 1945)
Air on A G String: J S Bach (1685 – 1750)
The Swan, arr S.Comberti: Saint – Saens (1835 – 1921)
Andante from Piano Concerto No 21: W A Mozart (1756 – 1791)
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring: J S Bach (1685 – 1750)
Minuetto: Luigi Boccherini (1743 – 1805)
Salut d’Amour, arr John Rayson Edward Elgar (1857 – 1934)
Mio Caro Babbino: Puccini (1858 – 1924)
Adagio from Sonata for Two Cellos: G F Handel (1685 – 1759)
Jazz, Light, Film etc
“The Entertainer” (Film “The Sting”) 1902: Scott Joplin (1868 – 1917)
“The Strenuous Life” 1903: Scott Joplin
“The Rosebud March” 1905: Scott Joplin
“Bach To Boogie” an original composition: Alan Cohen
“All The Things You Are” & “Pick Yourself Up”: J Kern. Arr A Cohen
“Manha De Carnaval”: Luiz Bonfa. arr A Cohen
“Jive At Five”: Harry Edison. arr A Cohen
“Willow Weep For Me”: Ann Ronnell. arr A Cohen
“Agua De Beber”: Antonio Jobbim. arr A Cohen
“Autumn Leaves”: J Kosma. arr A Cohen
“A Hard Day’s Night”: Beatles. arr A Cohen
“Can’t Buy Me Love”: Beatles. arr A Cohen
“What Are You Doing The Rest Of Your Life”: M LeGrand: arr A Cohen
“Basin Street Blues”: Trad. arr A Cohen
“Tico Tico”: Trad.A Cohen
“Walk On By”: Burt Bacharach: arr A Cohen
“Liebesleid”: Fritz Kreisler. arr A Cohen
“My Ship”: Kurt Weill. arr A Cohen
“Close Enough For Love”: John Mandel. arr A Cohen
“Dindi”: Antonio Carlos Jobbim. arr A Cohen
“Muskrat Ramble”: Kid Ory. arr A Cohen
“Ain’t Misbehavin’ ”: Fats Waller. arr A Cohen
“Honeysuckle Rose”: Fats Waller. arr A Cohen
“Cavatina” (Deerhunter Theme): Stanley Myers. Arr A Adams
“Come Fly With Me”: Frank Sinatra. arr A Cohen
“Love And Marriage”: Frank Sinatra. arr A Cohen
“All Of Me”: Frank Sinatra. arr A Cohen
“Fly Me To the Moon”: Frank Sinatra. arr C Hurn
“My Way”: Frank Sinatra. arr A. Adams
“Summer Wind”: Frank Sinatra. arr A. Adams
“My Fair Lady” Selection: Lerner/Loewe arr. Lloyd
“The Beatles” Medley: Beatles. arr. W Heggart
“Sound of Music” Medley: arr. W Heggart
“Take Five”: Paul Desmond arr Lloyd
Theme Music from the film “Bonnie & Clyde”: arr C. Martin
“Windmills Of Your Mind”: Michel Le Grand arr A. Adams
“Jazzy Christmas Carols” Trad. arr Jim Rae/C Hurn
Music for a Jewish Wedding (Kletzmer Style): Trad. arr A Cohen
“Danny Boy” / The Londonderry Air Trad. arr J Rayson
James Bond “Dr No” Theme Monty Norman arr A Adams
“We Have All The Time In The World” L Armstrong arr A Adams
“You Sexy Thing” Hot Chocolate / Errol Brown arr C
September Song (“Knickerbocker Glory”) Kurt Weill arr A Adams
“What A wonderful World”: Louis Armstrong arr A Adams
“Can’ Take My Eyes Off You”: Andy Williams arr C Hurn
ABBA “Mamma Mia”: Abba arr A Adams
“Fields of Gold”: Sting arr C Hurn
“Singin’ In the Rain”: A Freed & N H Brown arr A Adams
“Moon River”: Mancini arr J Rayson
“Big Spender”: Cy Norman arr A Adams
“Someday In My Life”: Mick Hucknall/Simply Red arr A
“Truly Madly Deeply”: Savage Garden arr A Adams
“We’ve Only Just Begun” Arr A Adams
“All Of Me” arr A Cohen
“She” from Film ‘Notting Hill’: C Aznavour arr A Cohen
“Can You feel The Love Tonight”: Elton John arr A Adams
“Get Here”: Russell/Oleta Adams arr A Adams
“Angels”: Robbie Williams arr C Hurn
“All The Nice Girls Love A Sailor”: Trad. arr J Rayson
“Drink With Me” (Les Miserables): Arr A Adams