Royal Cellist / Electric Cellist

Giardino Strings offers both romantic classical cello music for weddings and a unique high-energy pop Electric Cellist Show for parties and corporate functions.

Royal Cellist / Electric Cellist

Overview

Wedding Cellist, Electric Cellist, Wedding Electric Cellist Hire

When it’s elegance, soul and depth of emotion you’re looking for, nothing quite beats the sound of the solo cello. That’s why Harry and Meghan had a solo cellist play at their wedding recently, and why many across generations have found in the cello a sound that matches the gravity and significance of some of the most important events in their lives.

Giardino Strings can provide you with some of London’s most sensational solo cellists, currently active as artists in their own right on the London music scene. Giardino Strings’s wedding cellists are highly flexible, providing you with both soulful and stirring classical music perfect for ceremonies and receptions, as well as more high-energy and fun performances ideal for pre- or post-dinner entertainment.

Female electric cellist:
Spanish cellist Lidia started her studies in Santander at the age of eight. She also began chamber music and orchestral studies at this early age. She graduated with top marks from the Royal Conservatory of Music of Madrid with Prof Iagoba Fanlo and Royal Academy of Music of London with Prof David Strange (Prof Emeritus at RAM), and baroque cellist Joey Crouch. She got Music Awards including “Marcelino Botin Award” She has started a collaborative work with composers M.Sarti, A.Noguera, J.A.Simarro, M.Bustamante, among others. Lidia also plays a customised electric cello commissioned by Giardino Strings.
Repertoire

– CLASSICAL

Albeniz – Tango
Bach – Arioso
Bach – Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring
Bach – Cello Suites
Bach – Minuet in G no.1
Beethoven – Adagio Cantabile
Bizet: Aragonaise from Carmen
Brahms – Cradle Song
Brahms – Waltz
Clarke – Trumpet Tune
Debussy – Clair de Lune
Delibes – Lakmé: Flower Duet
Dvorak – Humeresque
Dvorak – Largo from the New World Symphony
Dvorak – Valse
Elgar – Chanson de Matin
Elgar – Salut d’Amour
Elixe – Trumpet Voluntary
Faure – Apres un Reve
Gabrielli – 1st Ricercar
Gounoud – Ave Maria
Grieg – Cradle Song
Handel – Air in F: Water Music
Handel – Hornpipe in D
Handel – Largo from Xerxes
Handel – Menuet from the Royal Fireworks Suite
Handel – Arrival of the Queen of Sheba
Massenet – Thais Meditation
Mendellssohn – Song Without Words, op.109
Mendellssohn – Wedding March
Mozart – Marriage of Figaro
Pachelbel – Canon
Paul Tortelier – A selection of short original compositions
Puccini – Nessun Dorma
Rachmaninov – Vocalise
Saint-Saens – The Swan
Schubert – Ave Maria
Tchaikovsky – Var. III from Rococo Variations
Vivaldi – The Four Seasons
Wagner – Bridal Chorus from Lohengrin
Walton – Touch her soft lips and part

– POP / ROCK COVERS

– BEST OF THE 2018s

6lack, Khalid & Ty Dolla $ign, “OTW”
A$AP Rocky feat. Moby, “A$AP Forever”
Arctic Monkeys, “Four Out of Five”
Ariana Grande – Thank U, Next
Ariana Grande, “No Tears Left to Cry”
Ashley McBryde, “A Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega”
Azealia Banks, “Anna Wintour”
Bazzi, “Mine”
BlocBoy JB feat. Drake, “Look Alive”
Bruno Mars & Cardi B, “Finesse”
BTS, “Fake Love”
Calum Scott – You Are The Reason
Calvin Harris & Dua Lipa, “One Kiss”
Camila Cabello, “Never Be the Same”
Cardi B feat. Bad Bunny & J Balvin, “I Like It”
Cardi B, “Be Careful”
Casper Magico, Nio Garcia, Darell, Nicky Jam, Ozuna & Bad Bunny, “Te Boté”
Charlie Puth feat. Kehlani, “Done for Me”
Childish Gambino, “This Is America”
Christine and the Queens feat. Dâm-Funk, “Girlfriend”
Drake, “God’s Plan”
Drake, “Nice for What”
Ella Mai, “Boo’d Up”
Florence + the Machine, “Hunger”
Girls Like You – Maroon 5 Featuring Cardi B
Hayley Kiyoko, “Curious”
J Balvin, Willy William – Mi Gente
Jade Bird, “Lottery”
James Bay, “Pink Lemonade”
Janelle Monáe, “Make Me Feel”
Jessie Reyez, “Body Count”
John Mayer, “New Light”
Jordan Davis, “Singles You Up”
Justin Timberlake feat. Chris Stapleton, “Say Something”
Kacey Musgraves, “High Horse”
Kali Uchis feat. Tyler the Creator & Bootsy Collins, “After the Storm”
Kendrick Lamar & SZA, “All the Stars”
Kendrick Lamar, Jay Rock, Future & James Blake, “King’s Dead”
Khalid & Normani, “Love Lies”
Kim Petras, “Heart to Break”
King Princess, “1950″
Leon Bridges, “Bad Bad News”
Marshmello & Anne-Marie, “Friends”
Migos, “Stir Fry”
Nicki Minaj, “Chun-Li”
Nicky Jam & J Balvin, “X”
Parquet Courts, “Wide Awake”
Rae Sremmurd & Juicy J, “Powerglide”
SAINt JHN, “I Heard You Got Too Litt Last Night”
Shawn Mendes, “Lost in Japan”
Snail Mail, “Pristine”
The Weeknd, “Call Out My Name”
Troye Sivan, “My My My!”
Zedd, Maren Morris & Grey, “The Middle”

– BEST OF THE 2010s

Adele – Rolling in the Deep
Adele – Someone Like You
Adele – Hello
Britney Spears – Hold It Against Me
Bruno Mars – Just The Way You Are
Camila Cabello – Havana
Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe
Christina Perri – A Thousand Years
Clean Bandit – Rather Be
Coldplay – Sky Full of Stars
Daft punk – Get Lucky
Drake – In my Feelings
Drake – One Dance
Ed Sheeran – Perfect
Ed Sheeran – Shape of You
Eminen – Love The Way You Lie
Gotye – Somebody That I Used To Know
John Legend – All of Me
Justin Biber – What Do You Mean?
Justin Timberlake – Can’t Stop the Feeling
Katy Perry – Dark Horse
Katy Perry – Firework
Lady Gaga – born This Way
LMFAO – Party Rock Anthem
LMFO – Sexy And I Know It
Luis Fonsi – Despacito
Mark Ronson – Uptown Funk
Maroon 5 – Moves Like Jagger
Meghan Trainor – All About That Bass
Omi – Cheerleader
One Direction – What Makes You Beautiful
one Republic – Counting Stars
Pharrell Williams – Happy
Rihanna – Only Girl
Rihanna – We found Love
Robin Thicke – Blurred Lines
The Weekend – Can’t Feel My Face

– BEST OF THE 2000s

Adele – Chasing Pavements
Alicia Keys – Fallin
Amy Winehouse – Rehab
Beyonce – Crazy in Love
Beyonce – Single Ladies
Britney Spears – Toxic
Christina Aguilera – Beautiful
Coldplay – Viva La Vida
Enrique Iglesias – Hero
James Blunt – You’re Beautiful
Jason Mraz – I’m Yours
Justin Timberlake – Sexy Back
Katy Perry – I Kissed A Girl
Kylie Minogue – Can;y Get You Out of My Head
Lady Gaga – Bad Romance
Lady Gaga – Poker Face
Maroon 5 – This Love
Outkast – Hey Ya!
Rihanna – Umbrella
The Black Eyed Peas – I Gotta Feeling
U2 – Beautiful Day

– BEST OF THE 90s

Backstreet Boys – “I Want It That Way”
Beastie Boys – “Sabotage”
Christina Aguilera – “Genie In A Bottle”
Daft Punk – Da Funk
Fatboy Slim – “The Rockafeller Skank”
Foo Fighters – “Everlong”
Mariah Carey – Fantasy
Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch – “Good Vibrations”
Massive Attack -‘Unfinished Sympathy’ –
Nirvana – Smells Like Teen Spirit
Oasis – Live Forever
Oasis – Wonderwall
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Under the Bridge
Spice Girls – Wannabe
Take That – Never Forget
The Fugees – Killing Me Softly
The Verve – Bitter Sweet Symphony
U2 – “One”
Whitney Houston – I Will Always Love You

– MORE POP COVERS

A thousand years – Christina Perri
Addicted to you – Avicii
Adore you – Miley Cyrus
All about that bass – Meghan Trainor
All my life – Kc and Jojo
All my love – Led Zeppelin
All of me – John Legend
Animals – Mattew Garrix
Applause – Lady Gaga
At last -Beyonce/Etta James
Atlas – Coldplay
Best day of my life – American Authors
Birthday – Katy Perry
Blurred lines – Robin Thicke
Boom clap – Charli XCX
Burn – Ellie Goulding
Can you feel the love tonight – Elton John
Chandelier – Sia
Counting stars – One Republic
Dangerous – David Guetta
Dark horse – Katy Perry
Demons – Imagine Dragons
Do you realize? – The Flaming Lips
Do you want to build a snowman? F. OST
Dust clears – Clean Bandit
Games of thrones
Gate 21 – Serj Tankian
God put a smile upon your face – Coldplay
Going under – Evanescence
Happy – Pharrell Williams
Happy Xmas (War is over) John Lennon
Hero – Mariah Carey
Hey brother – Avicii
Home – Philip Philips
I believe I can fly – R. Kelly
I believe in you and me – Whitney Houston
I was made for lovinʼ you – Kiss
Iʼm yours – Jason Mraz
Karma police – Radiohead
Kissing you – Desʼree
Let her go – Passanger
Let it go – Frozen
Let me go – Avril Lavigne
Letʼs get it on – Marvin Gaye
Locked out of heaven – Bruno Mars
Love runs out – One Republic
Lovers in Japan – Coldplay
Moon dance – The Corpse Bride Danny Elfman
Once upon a dream – Lana Del Rey
Other side – Red Hot Chili Peppers
Pompeii – Bastille
Problem – Ariana Grande
Radioactive – Imagine Dragons
Ribbon in the shy – Stevie Wonder
River flows in you – Yiruma
Royals – Lorde
Rude – Magic!
Safe and sound – Capital Cities
Sail – Awolnation
Say something – A great bid world
Shade of cool – Lana Del Rey
Shake it off – Taylor Swift
Sheʼs a rainbow – Rolling Stones
Smells like teen spirit – Nirvana
Smile – Uncle Kracker
Someone like you – Adele
Song for Sienna – Brian Crain
Starway to heaven – Led Zeppelin
Stay – Rihanna
Stay with me – Sam Smith
Summer – Calvin Harris
Summertime sadness – Lana Del Rey
Sweeter than fiction – Taylor Swift
Thank you – Led Zeppelin
The Fox – Ylvis
The Walking Dead main title
The way – Ariana Grande
The wedding song – Danny Elfman
Toxic – Britney Spears
Unconditionally – Katy Perry
Venus – Lady Gaga
Wake me up – Avicii
We can’t stop – Miley Cyrus
What now – Rihanna
White dress – Ben Rector
Wrecking ball – Miley Cirus

– MIX 80s 90s

Abba – I do, I do, I do
Abba – Mamma Mia
Adele/Dylan – Make You Feel My Love
Adele – Skyfall
Aerosmith – I Don’t Want to Miss a Thing
Air – You Make it Easy
Alicia Keys – No One
Aznavour – She
Bacharach – Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head
Beach Boys – California Girls
Beach Boys – Don’t Worry Baby
Beach Boys – God Only Knows
Beach Boys – Good Vibrations
Beatles – All you need is Love
Beatles – Hey Jude
Beatles – Lady Madonna
Beatles – Michelle
Beatles – Paperback Writer
Beatles – When Iʼm 64
Beatles – Yesterday
Bee Gees – How Deep is your Love
Blunt – Youʼre Beautiful
Blur – The Universal
Bowie – Changes
Carpenters – Yesterday Once More
Clapton – Layla
Coldplay – In My Place
Coldplay – Viva la Vida
Coldplay – Yellow
Collins – Cock Linnet
Dexy’s Midnight Runners – Come on Eileen
Doors – Light My Fire
Elbow – One Day like This
Elvis – Can’t Help Falling In Love
Europe – The Final Countdown
Eurythmics – Sweet Dreams are Made of This
Foo Fighters – Everlong
Gaynor – I Will Survive
Greenday – Good Riddance
Heusen – Come Fly with Me
Jackson – Smooth Criminal
Jackson – Thriller
Kaiser Cheifs – I Predict a Riot
Lady Gaga – Paparrazi
Led Zepplin – Stairway to Heaven
Maroon Five – She will be Loved
Melua – Closest Thing to Crazy
McFLy – All about You
Metallica – Nothing Else Matters
Oasis – Little By Little
Oasis – Whatever
Pink Floyd – Money
Pink Floyd – Wish You Were Here
Plain White T’s – Hey There Delilah
Presley – Love me Tender
Presley – The Wonder of You
Procol Harum – A Whiter Shade of Pale
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
Richie – My Destiny
Rolling Stones – Paint it Black
Rolling Stones – Satisfaction
Simon & Garfunkel – Bridge over Trouble Water
Simone – Nobody Does it Better
Sinatra – My Way
Snow Patrol – Chasing Cars
Take That – Greatest Day
Take That – Patience
Take That – Rule the World
Valli – Can’t Take My Eyes Off You
Verve – Bittersweet Symphony
Village People – YMCA
Wannadies – The You and Me Song
Warren – Thatʼs Amore
Weiss – What a Wonderful World

– MOVIE SOUND TRACKS

Batman
Gladiator
Harry Potter
James Bond
Jurassic Park
Kill Bill – Bang Bang
Kill Bill – Battle Without Honor or Humanity
La La Lang
Lord Of the Rings
Lost In Translation
Mission Imposible
Moulin Rouge
Pirates of Caribbean
Pride and Prejudice
Pulp Fiction
Romeo and Juliet
Schindler’s List
Sherlock Holmes
Shrek
Star Wars
The Da Vinci Code
The Last Samurai
The Twilight Saga
Titanic
WonderWoman

 

Wedding Favorites
Wedding Ceremony Music

Entrance of the bride top 10 classical
Canon in D – Pachelbel (all time favorite)
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Air on the G string – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Intermezzo (from ʻCavalleria Rusticanaʼ)
Prelude (from ʻTe Deumʼ) – Charpentier
Trumpet Tune – Purcell
Allegro from ʻSpringʼ – Vivaldi
Grand March (from ʻAidaʼ) – Verdi
Wedding March – Wagner

Entrance of the bride top 10 modern songs
John Legend: All Of ME
Elvis: I Can’t Help Falling In Love With You
Beach Boys: God Only Knows
Desʼree: Kissing You
Christina Perri: A Thousand Years
Beatles: All You Need Is Love
Elbow: One Day Like This
Adele/Bob Dylan: Make You Feel My Love
Ben E King: Stand By Me
James Blunt: Youʼre Beautiful
Foo Fighters: Everlong

Signing of the register
O Mio Babbino Caro – Puccini
Meditation – Massenet
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Intermezzo – Mascagni
Clair de Lune – Debussy
Largo from Winter – Vivaldi

Exit of the bride and groom
Queen of Sheba -Handel
Spring – Vivaldi
Rondeau – Mouret
Hornpipe – Handel
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Specification

Requirements
Chairs: one sturdy and armless. Space: 2.0m x 2.0m

PA system and Amplification
We can provide suitable amplification to make your event a success. We recommend our 400w PA system for events up to 150 guests and our 800w system for up to 400 guests. Any larger number of guests will require a sound engineer.

Testimonials

“Dear David, many thanks for providing the music at the Chuppah. It was very beautiful and Gilda and I are most appreciative to you and your fellow musicians. Wishing you continued great success for the future.”

Michael Abraham LevyBaron Levy

“They were an excellent group, genuinely happy to be playing music for us and even walked over with their instruments to a lady who’s birthday it was. They played as everyone sang. They couldn’t have been better, we were really pleased. Fantastic range of music, classical and modern day. Giardino String Quartet were also really really nice people, very approachable, professional and flexible. ”

Hayley GommPrivate client

“The Giardino String Quartet was in fact the first to perform – as the guests arrived. They really set a high standard for the whole day. They turned up on time, looked great, rehearsed with another performer whom they had not previously met, and performed beautifully, first on their own and then during the ceremony with US singer Matt Alber. ”

Phillip LuffPrivate client

“Dear David, just a short note to say a big thank you to your string quartet for reliably turning up to play at the wedding in Ely last week. They were very obliging and played a great selection of music. Thank you so much and I hope to stay in touch and email with more bookings in due course. ”

Jenny LoydWedding Organiser

“You were all really great at the wedding and really made the atmosphere we were hoping for!”

Ilana LeaderBride

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