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Book a Multi-Talented Cellist in Los Angeles

Book a talented and versatile cellist in Los Angeles to create a memorable and unforgettable atmosphere for your special occasion.

About Chris - cellist for rent

Chris is a multi-talented musician and artist from Oregon. He is a cellist, multi-instrumentalist, session musician, composer, arranger, music producer, and actor. He earned his Master of Music in Cello Performance from the Bob Cole Conservatory of Music at California State University in 2020.

Chris has expertise in numerous styles on cello, guitar, and vocals. He has achieved success in the classical, pop-rock, cinematic, and improvisational/ experimental music worlds. He loves being of service, performing in numerous contexts, and enriching people’s lives with music. Authentic relationships, stylistic diversity, and integrity are what motivate him.

Chris believes that music is emotion communicated through sound. He loves hearing the stories clients share behind the songs they request him to play. He dedicates himself to creating the most meaningful and fitting atmosphere for events.

Chris enjoys breaking the mold. He often plays cello with a strap, dancing or walking around while playing to entertain guests. He can also amplify his instrument to create edgier, rock ‘n’ roll music or to achieve a “larger than life” sound.

Aside from making music, Chris enjoys speaking and studying Japanese, improv comedy, hiking, visual art, and road trips.

Chris' past performances - professional cellist

Booking and General Policy

  1. Get in touch with us via email, phone, or chat with us on our website to set an appointment.
  2. Choose a musician, group, or package and ask for a draft contract. For ceremony & cocktail bookings, you may opt to book online through our interactive tool. Refer to our calendar to check for an available slot for your event date.
  3. Secure the date by depositing a down payment of 25% through our interactive tool and pay via credit card, venmo, paypal, or send us a check.

Your booking is automatically confirmed upon receipt of the deposit OR signed contract!

Please note: If we don’t receive the signed contract OR the required deposit within 7 days from the date of the contract, we will need to re-confirm the artist(s) availability again.

Once your booking is confirmed, you will receive a username and password to access our portal. You may now create your custom wedding playlist via our interactive portal.

Please use our interactive tool to choose among thousands of songs in our playlist. There you can choose songs for your ceremony and cocktail hour. 

Do you need help planning your wedding music? Our dedicated team has a variety of wedding playlist suggestions for you. 

Browse our suggestions: Click Here

We understand that at times, the unexpected happens. Our policy on cancellations are written below:

  • For cancellations 30 days before the event, you will receive a 100% refund of the deposit amount.
  • For cancellations less than 30 days before the event, the deposit is non-refundable.

Please Provide Shade/Umbrella

  • We require a shade/umbrella for our musicians, instruments, and audio equipment. This is due to the extreme sensitivity of musical instruments to changes in temperature and exposure to sunlight and humidity. In some cases exposure to elements may lead to irreparable damage to the instruments.

Please Prepare a Covered/Dry Location in Case of Rain

  • We require a covered/dry location for our musicians, instruments, and audio equipment in case of rain. Exposure to water or humidity is damaging to our musical instruments and audio equipment. In some cases exposure to elements may lead to irreparable damage to the instruments. 
 Please Provide Heater
  • We love playing outdoors but in lower temperatures please provide a heater for our musicians. Our musicians remain outdoors for more than an hour with an additional hour to set up before the appointment. The heater will keep them warm before and during their performance. 

A cellist is a musician who plays the cello, a stringed instrument that is played with a bow. Cellists are often used in classical music ensembles, but they can also play a variety of other genres, such as jazz, folk, and pop.

There are many reasons to hire a cellist for your next event. Cellists can add a touch of elegance and sophistication to any event. They can also help to create a memorable and enjoyable experience for your guests.

It’s recommended to book a local cellist at least several months in advance to ensure their availability.

Tipping is not required, but it’s a nice gesture if you feel the cellist went above and beyond to make your event special. A tip of 10-20% of the performance fee is generally considered appropriate.

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What Our Past Clients Say About Us

  1. Andrew Napier, Film/TV and video game composer

    5.0


    Los Angeles, California

    Chris is a consummate professional who is always a joy to work with. As a composer, I value writing music for musicians who are also artists in their own right – and Chris is one of them.”

  2. Ashleigh & Rich Barbeau

    5.0


    Corvallis, Oregon

    Chris, Thank you so much for your beyond thoughtful contribution to our wedding. You truly went above and beyond to make this day extra special and perfect for us. We are extremely grateful! Our love for beautiful music will shine through all of your hard work in organizing this for us. Thank you! Thank you!! Thank you!!!

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