Soloista was first discovered when Take That invited her to be part of the opening act in their major international comeback tour. Branching out into pop and rock music after an intensive classical education at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Royal Academy of Music.
She has appeared many times on TV with artists including Rihanna, Leona Lewis, Il Divo, Westlife, Cheryl Cole, Russell Watson, Kasabian, Noisettes, Aled Jones, Sharleen Spiteri and Gary Barlow. TV shows include: The X-Factor, Britain’s Got Talent, The Rob Brydon Show, GMTV, This Morning, Richard and Judy, Alan Titchmarsh Show, Graham Norton Show, Paul O’Grady Show, Popstar to Operastar, Live at Abbey Road, Children in Need, Sport Relief, Strictly Come Dancing, Dancing on Ice and Top of the Pops.
Soloista won a scholarship to study cello performance for 6 years at Yehudi Menuhin’s International Music School, followed by 5 years at The RNCM and The Royal Academy of Music, learning from the world's leading string players including Yehudi Menuhin, Ralph Kirshbaum, Philip Sheppard and Colin Carr. She took singing lessons with Mary Hammond and gained a 1st class degree and a distinction at postgraduate level. She has won the Leonard Rose Cello prize and the John Barbirolli, Nossek and Weil prizes.
The rich, romantic sound of the cello has made it the popular alternative to the solo violin for receptions and parties. It will enhance your event with a touch of elegance and sophistication.
Solista can provide up to three 45 minute sets of contemporary 'chill-out' music comprising stylish modern selections, pop hits and chart classics; music to create a sophisticated and cool ambience. This is the perfect accompaniment to a drinks reception, luncheon, business networking event or dinner.
With a variety of elegant dresses to suit every occasion, Soloist can adapt her attire to the colour scheme and style of your event. Solista plays most of her music from memory and professionally produced orchestral accompaniment gives a full multi-instrument sound.
The resulting sound is not a “solo” cello! For events where sound amplification is required, Solista uses her own high quality portable Bose PA system.
Solista typically performs up to 2 hours of background music, perfect for drink receptions and dinners. Additional times can be negotiated.
Solista can tailor her repertoire and arrange specific songs for your event. Please do enquire if you can't find what you're looking for.
Travel expenses are included unless your location is further afield. Solista does perform nationally and abroad but additional travel and accommodation expenses will incur depending on your events location - Please enquire for further details.
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