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Hire a Cellists for a Party or Event in Birmingham and the West Midlands 

Need a cellist or a solo cello Birmingham area for your next event? The cellist duo who stand head & shoulders above other cello players in Birmingham are the Ludford Duo.

To learn more about the Ludford Duo and their illustrious & accomplished cello-playing careers, please read on. 

West Midlands Cellists – The Ludford Duo

We call ourselves the Ludford Duo as we are a married couple, Ian & Janet Ludford. The name seems rather fitting for cello players. As professional cellists for many years working independently, we decided to bring our special talents together.

Accomplished Cellists – the Ludford Duo

We are based in Kidderminster in the beautiful country of The West Midlands, with Birmingham only a stone through away and Worchester just down the road. We are ideally situated to play the cello at events in Birmingham and the West Midlands.

If you’re looking for a memorable & unique musical experience for your next Birmingham event, We are cellists available in Birmingham for hire. 

Our Cello Playing History

A little bit about ourselves and our history as cello players in Birmingham and around the world. We are both accomplished cello players in our own right.

It was a natural progression in our careers to form a duo and bring our cello playing to private functions at events in Birmingham and beyond.

Cellist Ian Ludford

Ian’s love of music began at an early age, after studying music whilst playing the cello at The Birmingham School of Music & Hochschule für Musik in Cologne. 

After graduating Ian set upon a successful career playing the cello, then joined the world-renowned City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra. 

Alongside Ian’s Birmingham Orchestra cello playing, Ian also played the cello as part of a cello ensemble, covering all types of music from classical to pop music.

Cellist Janet Ludford

Janet studied music at London’s Guildhall School, after graduating as a cello player, Janet played the cello professionally for the Academy of the BBC, Sadler’s Wells Royal Ballet Orchestra and the BBC Midland Radio Orchestra.

Whilst working as a freelance cello player, Janet has also played the Cello for some of the world’s best-known artists. Such as Barry Manilow, Roger Daltrey & Chris De Burgh. 

Janet has also featured her cello playing in many shows touring the world. Such as Les Misérables, Sound of Music & My Fair Lady.

Janet has also worked as a classical cellist playing classical music for the Birmingham Royal Ballet.

Cellists Available in Birmingham 

As a cellist duo, we are available to play and for hire not just in Birmingham but worldwide at any type of party or event. 

Events in Birmingham we play the Cello

As cellists, we are available for hire to play at a variety of events, the most common we have listed below. 

If we haven’t listed above an event you need to hire a cellist for, just get in touch with us to hire our cello services.

Genres of Music Suited for the Cello

The cello as an instrument is suited to all types of genres, such as classical, jazz and rock. In 1971, cello rock was introduced to the world. 

As a cellist duo, we can perform in any genre, suitable for all events. Some people think of a cellist as being only able to play somber tunes, which is not the case. 

If you want something upbeat that your guests can dance to or easy listening background sound. As an accomplished cellist duo, we can play rock pop or classical as a solo act, duo or cello ensemble. 

Unsure what a cello sounds like?

If you want to hear and watch us playing the cello together, visit our website and click the “gallery tab” and scroll down to the video section. We have uploaded 5 different cello-playing videos, click and listen & watch each video and enjoy. As cello players & cellists, here we have showcased what we do best, playing the cello. 

How to Hire a Cellist 

To hire our services as a cellist duo at your next event in Birmingham or beyond. Just get in touch by using our website contact page. 

To avoid disappointment as there are not so many accomplished cellists available in Birmingham. As soon as you have a date and venue, let us know as soon as possible so we can check our availability.