I am a well rounded cellist and performer. I am pretty easy to work with when it comes to deciding what music is requested for your special day. I have had a lot of experience playing for different kinds of events, weddings, parties, playing for little kids in a library, water parks and many others. I can do any combination of instruments, solo cello, cello/violin duo or two violins and a cello or violin, viola and cello. I love working with other people and organizing and planning and I would love to be the musician who can make your special day even more special.
Danae was so helpful, receptive, and attentive. The music for our wedding ceremony was absolutely perfect!
My daughter's wedding was held in our church on June 17th. We have a dedicated church organist/pianist, but have always loved the cello. We were so fortunate to find Danae on Gigsalad. She agreed to play all of the prelude music solo and to perform duets with the grand piano. She had great communication with us and our organist during the months before, arrived early for the rehearsal & wedding, and took our breath away with her talent. She greatly enriched the wedding ceremony!
Danae is a very talented musician who was very professional and easy to work with. The music she played for our wedding ceremony was beautiful and completely set the atmosphere for when the guests arrived and began being seated. Everything about her performance was perfect. She even worked with us on the music selection, providing suggestions that we used as well as accommodating our requests. I would absolutely recommend her!
Price Range: Contact for rates.
Gig Length: 30 - 180 minutes
Languages: English, Spanish
What to Expect
You can expect professional attire, prompt communication, music that is requested plus more and a great performance.
Danae Arnold has taught at the Avon School of Music (2008) and at Sound Board Music in Stow, Ohio (2012-present). Her private teaching experience extends back to her time in Oberlin, when she would teach in the conservatory practice rooms. She has maintained her commitment to teaching, and she takes child and adult students on violin, viola, cello, and piano.
Danae began violin lessons with her mother at age 5. When she first saw an orchestra play, the cello section inspired her, and she switched to the lower instrument at age 9, taking lessons at the Oberlin Conservatory in Oberlin, Ohio. She still played violin at this time, switching back and forth between violin and cello in the Northern Ohio Youth Orchestra in Oberlin. She soon settled on a role of cello alone in the orchestra. She attended a number of music camps around this time, including Kinhaven in Vermont, Credo in Oberlin, and Interlochen Arts Camp in Michigan, where she was in the Advanced String Program.
In 2000, Danae and her sisters formed a string trio called The Strings of Gold. They performed all over Northeastern Ohio, recording three CDs over a period of five years. A growing circle of contacts led to trips to Europe. The trio toured Germany with the International Youth Orchestra and performed in Bouge, France, in an opera festival.
As Danae’s music career matured, she entered music competitions such as the Cleveland Cello society, which she won for three years. She also entered the Lakeland Civic competition and was able to play solo with the Lakeland Civic orchestra. Around this time, she got involved with the Akron Youth Symphony and the Cleveland Orchestra Youth Orchestra. A few years later, she joined the Oberlin Orchestra. She was involved with the Oberlin Conservatory for several years, taking lessons, getting coaching, and attending studio classes with professors Amir Eldan, Joanne Erwin, and Peter Reijto.
In 2009, Danae received a music scholarship to Kent State University. She studied cello under Keith Robinson of the Miami String Quartet. In 2010, she and The Strings of Gold were offered a job touring with the Moody Blues. Danae turned down this incredible opportunity, preferring to give back to the local community through a solid commitment to teaching.
Danae has been involved with music for 18 years. Her passion for the language of music—both expressing herself through it, and teaching others to do so—is evident in her performing career and her history of teaching.
Additional Booking Notes
sound system if amplification is desired and a chair with no arms.
Past Booked Events
|September 30, 2017 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 29, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|June 17, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|August 27, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 23, 2016||Wedding Ceremony|
|July 09, 2016 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Dinner Party|
|October 10, 2015 • 7:00pm - 8:00pm||Stow, OH|
Cello Bach Suites
Handel's Water Music
Jesu Joy of Man's Desiring
Here Comes the Sun--Beatles
Influences & Inspiration
This trio I was in, 2 violins and cello, Strings of Gold, we were together for 10 years and we travelled all over Northeast Ohio and we have 3 CDs. I really loved performing with this group. We were on Pax TV and we were on the radio. We also played for a lot of weddings and we have travelled to Europe to play in different festivals.
The Strings of Gold was my biggest influence in playing for different events and performing.
mics and sound equipment
a chair with no arms
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