Margit van der Zwan: cellist
recordings – weddings – events – private parties – live sessions – community music – theatre – TV – radio
When I am not painting or illustrating I can be found performing as a professional cellist. In fact I feel as much at home in my artist’s studio with my brushes as I do on stage or in the recording studio playing the cello.
During my cello career I have been fortunate to play at incredible venues (e.g. Royal Albert Hall, Glastonbury Main Stage, Abbey Road Studios, Wembley Stadium, on TV and radio) with wonderful musicians (e.g. Emeli Sande, Jools Holland, Elbow, Snow Patrol, Roy Wood, The Cinematic Orchestra to name a few).
Furthermore I enjoy working for charities (e.g. Music in Hospitals, Lime Arts, High Peak Community Arts) and collaborating with composers, bands, orchestras and chamber ensembles (Harp and cello, Cupid’s Bow Cello Duo).
My freelance work has led to many interesting and varied opportunities (e.g. actor/musician in “Cabaret” dir. Sam Mendes; actor/musician in “The Prince and the Pauper” – New Vic theatre ; composing and performing on Museum audio guides).
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