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Emily Burridge virtuoso 'cellist & composer


“Fascinating and unique” – The Musician
“Spellbinding innovative performance” – Nexus
“Music that is deep, thoughtful and also lifts your spirits” – European Progressive Music
Emily Burridge is a virtuoso cellist who has a reputation for crossing genres of music as a performer, arranger and composer.
Over the last twenty five years she has contributed to numerous album productions as a session musician and as a guest performing with bands with a long list of credits to her name.
As a performer she integrates looping pedals which enables her to create multi tracked pieces live which she does as a soloist as well as in her duo ensembles ‘Incandescendo’ and with acclaimed pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole.
She has produced five album productions of her own and her music is used for films and documentaries.

Depending on current programming at your venue and your preference on my solo cello concert programs detailed here:
‘Bach & music from Out of the Blue’ concert program includes a Bach suite (currently either; G major, C major or D minor) and the second half of the concert includes a series of compositions in which through utilising looping pedals operated with my feet I ‘multi track’ and record harmonies and recreate a series of compositions from my ‘Out of the Blue’ series.  The following link takes you to a designated page on my web site giving a full description of the production and includes videos and recordings from previous concerts
“Clever use of technology allows her to create multi-tracked pieces in a live setting which segue in and out of the familiar classical repertoire into her own dreamy creations… “
Another option for the program is to incorporate my production ‘Into the Amazon’, a twenty –five minute piece in which I integrate my field recordings of a tribal group in Brazil and recordings of their forest environment brought back from the times when I have lived and worked with the community. It is a musical adventure in the day of a tribal village from dawn to dusk and is a wonderful way to further an awareness of tribal people in the Amazon through the vehicle of a concert.

Alternative performance production available for touring INCANDESCENDO – Latin grooves & dolce tunes
“A Musical Kaleidoscope of World, Classical, Folk and free Jazz”
Inspired by England and Brazil
Emily with her ‘cello and looping pedals and Felix with his array of percussion instruments and guitar create a unique and dynamic sound. Their music is very much inspired by their love of people, nature, the English countryside and a special affection for Brazil where they both spent many years.
In performance using modern sampling technology they expand their compositions vertically as well as horizontally creating exciting multi-tracked pieces which spin out a web of intricate harmonies with memorable melodies and embellished by some dazzling displays of improvisation.

Their concert program includes an array of completely new works for ‘cello, percussion and guitar and their arrangements of Brazilian Classical and Popular music.
With their cabaret approach they promise to make you smile and maybe you’ll be driven to dance as they transport you with seductive melodies and toe tapping beats and their own mellow and melodic take on joyful Brazilian music.

Emily Burridge & the acclaimed pedal steel guitarist BJ Cole - duos for pedal steel guitar and cello . As a duo we have previously enjoyed the experience of rural touring in Nottingham, Lincolnshire & Leicester
“Music is not meant to be static, real music takes flight; it is an expression both within and outside time. Few musicians appreciate this as much as BJ Cole and Emily Burridge. When they perform established pieces of music they don’t just recite them; their interpretations have the all important extras: poignancy, conviction and weight”. In working together we have created an eclectic repertoire for our concert program including a classical/jazz interpretation of Henry Purcell’s Dido, “Appalachian Spring” by Aaron Copeland, “Clair de Lune” by Claude Debussy. As well as arrangements of standards including ‘Cry me a River’ by Arthur Hamilton and have established a strong reputation with our unique musical interpretations .
Live recordings, videos and further information available at the following link:

My Posts

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INCANDESCENDO forthcoming tour with @Artsreach #Dorset

7th February 2018

Early spring tour @Artsreach presents #INCANDESCENDO "Incandescendo blend hypnotic and intriguing cello played to concert standard with highly imaginative stellar Latin percussion complemented with…

New release by cellist Emily Burridge live recordings from Chartres cathedral

6th December 2017

New album release 01/12/2017 by Emily Burridge cello "Compositions & Meditations"  - Solo cello live recordings from Chartres cathedral  – ‘Compositions’ - live recording of a summer…

New web site and direct link to performance productions available for touring off the beaten track!!

23rd March 2017

Hi to all you promoters - bringing you up to date with music performance productions available for touring .....we have all had previous great experiences in various parts of the…

New Music Hot off the Press from the Incandescendo Concert Program -

14th June 2016

VOILA - @emilyburridge nova musica de Incandescendo Angela dear - angela querida - Angela mon cher

“Bach & Music Out of the Blue” Emily Burridge cello candle lit concerts

19th November 2014

Emily Burridge cello  is returning to Devon to give her concert "Bach by Candle Light & Music from Out of the Blue"  07/12/12 This concert program is her solo…

Emily Burridge cello solo performance “Bach Burridge & Into the Amazon” Calne Festival of Arts & Mus

9th October 2014

"Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon" Calne Festival of Arts & Music    

Emily Burridge “Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon” Calne Festival of Arts & Music 09/10/14

1st September 2014

The production Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon brings together Emily’s classical foundations, her compositional and improvisational abilities and her commitment to share through music her Amazonian experiences.…

The last of my Christmas concerts for 2013 - “Bach by Candle Light & music from Out of the Blue”

15th December 2013

A slight change to the solo prgram promoted on the rural touring site . "Bach by Candle Light & music from Out of the Blue". In this concert program I perform…

Cello concert - Pilton Parish Church Somerset “Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon” 29/11/13

19th November 2013   Emily Burridge is a virtuoso cellist, composer and performer, whose deft improvisational and compositional skills create sublime music, fluidly crossing…

Description of solo performance “Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon” pdf file to download

28th October 2013

To avoid getting lost on the internet here is a pdf which includes a short biography, description of performance production "Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon", html links to music…

Emily Burridge cello solo performance “Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon” Hazelwood House, Devon 15/0

9th September 2013

Rural promoters ~if you are in close viccinity ~ Emily's going to be performing in Devon ~  one of her favourite counties 15/09/13 As part of the 25 years celebratory event at…

“Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon” + Incandescendo sell out St Mary’s Church Alvediston

13th May 2013

On Saturday 11th May "Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon" was received by a packed church - a sell out! The pronoter had to turn people away! This for a…

Solo show “Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon” Emily Burridge cello Dorset - Durham

29th April 2013 The solo show, "Bach, Burridge & Into the Amazon"  is going to be performed…