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Cupid's Bow Cello Duo

Music

Overview

  • Cello duo, solo or quartet
  • Wide repertoire that includes classical, jazz, pop, children's, Christmas sets, and folk music
  • Duo as standard and can reduce to solo or expand to trio or quartet

Location

Based in Manchester, Cupid's Bow performs regularly throughout the UK and mainland Europe.

Standard Set Times

  • 3 x 45 minute sets plus short breaks

About this Act

Cupid's Bow is a cello act that provides entertainment of distinction, adding sophistication and elegance to any event. Two ladies with gorgeous instruments playing rich, sonorous music. Cupid's Bow not only sound the part, but look the part: where possible they will dress according to the colour scheme or dress code of your event.

Classically trained musicians Adrianne Wininsky and Margit van der Zwan have travelled the world with their cellos. Between them they have clocked up an impressive amount of experience, performing professionally with orchestras, theatres and bands, at festivals around the globe, on television and radio and in concert as soloists.

They have worked with Take That, Snow Patrol, Elbow, I Am Kloot and Eliza Carthy, making regular TV appearances on the likes of Top of the Pops, Jools Holland, The X Factor and the Michael Parkinson Show (to namedrop just a few!). Listen closely, and you will hear the duo playing on Elbow's latest album, "Build A Rocket Boys!". The girls performed at the Manchester International Festival in 2013 and 2015, 2016 and are regulars at Just So festival.

From sonorous classical melodies to jazz to pop, Cupid's Bow aims to provide exactly the right atmosphere for your special event and requests are most welcome.

Set List

Que Sera -Livingston/Evans
Can-Can –Offenbach
Summertime –Gershwin
Por Una Cabeza –Gardel
She -Aznavour/Kretzner
Canon –Pachelbel
Hornpipe -Handel
The Swan -Saint-Saens
William Tell Overture –Rossini
Chanson d'Amour -Shanklin & Hart
Sailor's Hornpipe -trad.
Autumn Leaves -Kosma
Arioso –J.S. Bach
Barbara Allen –trad.
Waves of the Danube –Ivanovic
Hungarian Dance -Brahms
Spring- Vivaldi
Drunken Sailor- Trad.
Bare Necessities- Gilkyson

Classical/Baroque:
Composers include
Brahms
Strauss
Haydn
Handel
Breval
W.A. Mozart
Chopin
Bach
Hook
Schumann
Dotzauer
Guignon
Pleyel
Beethoven
Schubert
Bartok
Kodaly
Couperin
Boismortier
Telemann
Purcell
Stravinsky


Some specific classical pieces:
Air (‘on a G string’) – Bach
Arrival of the Queen of Sheba – Handel
Autumn - Vivaldi
Canon –Pachelbel
Celeste Aida - Verdi
Fur Elise - Beethoven
Hornpipe - Handel
I Wanna Be Like You – Sherman
In the Hall of the Mountain King - Grieg
Jesu Joy of Man’s Desiring – J.S. Bach
La Rejouissance – Handel
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
Plovtsian Dance - Borodin
Spring –Vivaldi
Swan Lake - Tchaikovsky
Trumpet Voluntary -Clark
Wedding March –Wagner


Traditional/Fiddle music:
Many British and Irish, including
Star of the County Down
Derry Air (=Danny Boy)
Greensleeves, Harvest Home
It was a Lover and his Lass
Land of my Fathers
- also some Hungarian and Romanian folk tunes.

Popular/Modern/Jazz:
Addams Family theme
Barnacle Bill
Basin Street Blues
Bob the Builder
Chim Chim Cher-ee (from Mary Poppins)
Chitty chitty bang bang
Consider Yourself (from Oliver!)
Eastenders theme
Edelweiss
Everybody Wants To Be A cat
Fawlty Towers
Flintstones theme
Fraggle Rock
Frosty the Snowman
Get me to the church on Time
Great Escape theme
Greensleeves
Happy Birthday
I Have A Dream
I’m Forever Blowing Bubbles
James Bond theme
Last of the Summer Wine theme
The Liberty Bell
The Lonely Goatherd
Mexican Hat Dance
Mamma Mia!
Mission Impossible theme
Miss Marple theme
Moon River
Muppet Show theme
My Favourite Things
One Day Like This
Oompah Loompah song
Roobarb and Custard theme
Rugrats theme
Schindler’s List theme
Simple Gifts
Speak Softly Love (‘Godfather’ theme)
Star wars main theme
Stop! (Spice Girls)
Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
Those Magnificent Men in their Flying Machines
Wallace and Grommit theme

We arrange a lot of our own music, and are happy to make arrangements of special requests if it’s not in our repertoire. For more obscure or rare requests there may be a fee.

Lineup

  • Cello duo as standard
  • Solo, trio and quartet also available

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