I've been playing cello for 15 years and have been a member of the Wilmington Symphony for the past five years. I've performed in large and small ensembles throughout my musical career and have always favored playing for events as a solo cellist and as part of small string ensembles. I can provide a complete repertoire of traditional wedding and entertainment music and am open to special requests that are not typically written for cello (i.e., popular music, jazz, blue grass, etc.). I'm happy to speak with you about arranging solo cello or a string ensemble with your choice of violins, viola, or classical guitar to entertain your guests and provide beautiful, live music for your event.
Sarah is wonderful
Sarah added such lovely ambiance to my wedding. I highly recommend her!
I am so happy and fortunate to have found Sarah for my daughter's wedding!
Leading up to the event, Sarah was extremely responsive to questions, and was very proactive in helping to plan the ceremony and cocktail hour music. The day of activities were perfect. The trios' arrival occurred well in advance of the scheduled time. Personally, I felt that the music provided was perfect for the event, playing a great mix of classical and pop selections. As wedding guests thanked us for the great ceremony and party, we received MANY comments specifically directed towards the great touch of elegance the trio added to the day! If you are having a tough time selecting musicians, I'd recommend you look no further and book Sarah before somebody else does!!! You will not be disappointed!!!
Sarah and Christa Faison were an awesome duo. They worked very well with our vocalist who they had never met and made the entire event effortless. They communicated with the vocalist independently and took that off our shoulders. Sarah was prompt in her responses and very professional as well as being punctual. They played beautifully, we were very pleased. It was an awesome experience.
Sarah Stoloff performed as cello soloist with Mizpah Congregation's choir and organ arrangement of Kol Nidre. She was professional in every way. Her playing was beautiful and well received.
Price Range: $150 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 160 minutes
What to Expect
My typical setup at events simply requires a chair and spot to play. My instrument rarely requires additional amplification or props from the consumer. Repertoire for your event will be pre-determined based on your needs or I will establish an appropriate program that will be suitable for your event.
At a wedding, I typically provide 15-30 minutes of prelude music as your guests are seated. I will follow a program that we determine beforehand so that the music and all aspects of your ceremony flow smoothly together. It is also typical that music is played for a brief recessional as guests leave your event. I am also available to play for a cocktail hour but, depending on your setup, this may require amplification. I am happy to play indoor or outdoor weddings but would be unable to expose my instrument to rain if adverse weather interrupts the event. If you are unsure of what music you would like during your ceremony, I am happy to help you with these decisions.
Please feel free to inquire with me about any type of event to discuss music and pricing. I look forward to talking with you!
I have been playing cello for twelve years and was raised in a family of musicians. I studied throughout college at the University of Tennesse and at UNCW, currently play in the WSO, teach students new to cello, and play events such as galas, weddings, and funerals throughout the year. I am a solo cellist and also have access to string trio/quartets made up of the traditional two violins, viola, and cello or can arrange for classical guitar in the mix if you prefer. I have studied under renowned cello professors in the south eastern parts of the country and participated in competitive orchestra and workshop trainings throughout my schooling. Though I work in the mental health field, I aim to keep music alive in both my life and in the community. I am classically trained but have experience playing pop music and other alternative genres on my cello. I would be happy to discuss your event needs with you and can offer suggestions for program music if needed.
Additional Booking Notes
I will require arm-less chair(s) and depending on details of your event, amplification might be necessary. These needs can be easily addressed and resolved!
Upcoming Booked Events
|April 13, 2019 • 5:00pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
Past Booked Events
|September 08, 2018 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 18, 2018 • 12:00pm - 12:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 09, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 17, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:00pm||Wedding Cocktail Hour|
|May 14, 2017 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|December 17, 2016 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 08, 2016 • 1:30pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 09, 2016 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|November 07, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
|October 10, 2015||Wedding Ceremony|
Below is just a sampling of some of the music options available to you
Cannon in D
Music from Handel's Water Music (Air, Bourree, Hornpipe, Finale)
Handel's Firework Music (La Paix, Le Rejoussance)
Jesu, Joy Of Man's Desiring
Haste To The Wedding
O Perfect Love (Solo Cello only)
"Nimrod" No. IX from Enigma Variations (Solo Cello only)
(Your Love Keeps Lifting Me) Higher and Higher
All You Need Is Love
Can't Buy Me Love (Solo cello only- for now!)
Eight Days A Week (Solo cello only- for now!)
I Want To Hold Your Hand (Solo cello only- for now!)
When I'm Sixty Four (Solo cello only- for now!)
Across The Universe
There Is A Light That Never Goes Out (The Smiths)
Can't Help Falling In Love
Love Me Tender
Hallelujah (Leonard Cohen/Jeff Buckley)
A Thousand Years
Somewhere Over The Rainbow
Stand By Me
This Must Be The Place
I Won't Give Up
Stay With Me
All Of Me
Am I Wrong?
Sky Full Of Stars
Swept Me Away
Love Me Like You Do
Home (Edward Sharpe)
God Only Knows
Heroes (David Bowie)
What A Wonderful World
Friend Of The Devil
Wild Flowers (Tom Petty)
Music Of The Night (Solo cello only)
Can You Feel The Love Tonight? (Solo cello only- for now!)
Tale As Old As Time - Beauty And The Beast (Solo cello only)
seats for each musician
electrical outlet if amplification is necessary
Virginia Beach, VA
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