Default lineup: 2 members
2 x Cello
*Classically trained musicians
*Suitable for a variety of events
*Excellent value for money
Founded in the summer of 2004, Duo Cello was soon heard at major venues across London. Two women, two cellos: the perfect accompaniment for weddings and events.
Duo Cello have performed at venues such as 30 St Mary Axe (the Gherkin), City Hall, Channel 4, The Reform Club, The Renaissance Chancery Court Hotel, The Queen’s House and on board the Cutty Sark. Clients attending these high profile events include the Duke of Edinburgh Sir Nicholas Serota Sir David Attenborough and Anton Mosimann to name a few!What do two cellos sound like?
Please listen to the sound clips provided; the sound is very rich and the two instruments complement each other perfectly. What kind of music do Duo Cello play?
Duo Cello has an extensive repertoire, ranging from classical favourites to popular songs. We also accommodate special requests - we have arranged music as diverse as Handel, Radiohead and Irish jigs!Pippa Rans
is a freelance orchestral cellist, performing with orchestras such as the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra and the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland.
She graduated with Distinction in the Postgraduate Diploma in Performance from Trinity College of Music in 2005, where she was a scholar studying with Lowri Blake and Joely Koos. She was principal cellist of the Symphony and Chamber Orchestras and won many prizes including the Classical Concerto and the Solo Bach Competition. Pippa gained her undergraduate degree at the University of Birmingham, where she led all the orchestras, won the Concerto Competition and was invited to perform the Saint-Saëns Cello Concerto with the University Sinfonia.
Pippa has been giving recitals as soloist and chamber musician to great acclaim, including a platform at the Wigmore Hall and a recent performance of Tchaikovsky’s Rococo Variations with St Paul’s Sinfonia as well as education work with the City of London Sinfonia. She is a member of the Sonas Quartet with whom she has travelled the world as guest entertainers on board Saga Cruise Ships.Testimonials
Ruth Beedham studied at Trinity College of Music with Alison Wells and Natasha Pavlutskya. Whilst at Trinity, Ruth won the Leonard Smith Prize for string duo and also gained a scholarship to continue her studies with Natasha on the postgraduate diploma course. Ruth now studies with Naomi Butterworth.
Ruth performs regularly as a chamber musician. She is a member of The Backman Trio who give recitals for music clubs and societies across the country and have recently performed at St James’s Piccadilly and Blackheath Halls. After a successful tour of Finland in summer 2009 they have been invited back by popular demand in 2011. Ruth has also been guest soloist with Wandsworth Symphony Orchestra, and performed Tchaikovsky’s Pezzo Capriccioso with St Paul’s Sinfonia in April 2008.
Ruth also has several teaching posts including cello teacher at City of London School for Boys. In her spare time, she enjoys running and in 2006 ran the London Marathon. Ruth hopes to run it again sometime soon and preferably faster!
Thank you so much for playing at our wedding. You were amazing and we really appreciate the effort you went to in order to include our special request.-Kendra & James, Mandarin Oriental Kinghtsbridge
We very much appreciated your music and it contributed to the success of the evening- Ursula Jost Carraro, The Swiss Church Project
Thank you so much, we really enjoyed the recital.- Caroline Scott, Country Life Magazine
Many thanks for playing such beautiful music on our wedding day. Your performance was brilliant and really contributed to our perfect day.- Heidi and Dom, Danson House
Previous Clients include;
Lloyds TSB Private Banking Mayfair
ICCA (International Congress and Convention Association)
Finnish- British Chamber of Commerce
Society for Distinguished Songwriters (for David Arnold)
Country Life Magazine
Croydon Council (Eco Expo Launch)
GVA Grimley Property ConsultancyPrevious venues include;
Horsley Towers, Surrey
Frensham Heights, Surrey
Great Tythe Barn, Hampshire
Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Knightsbridge
Richmond Gate Hotel
Greenwich Yacht Club
Islington Town Hall
Royal Academy of Arts
Islington Town Hall