Cicely Parnas

Cellist, String Magician

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Hi, I'm Cicely Parnas. I'm a cellist who specializes in writing/recording/arranging string melodies and parts in many different styles including pop, rock, cinematic, folk, house, and more. I went to conservatory for cello performance, and played in Carnegie Hall, the trailer for Netflix's The Prom, Nike ads, and with Shawn Mendes on MTV Unplugged.

As a classically-trained cellist I can quickly write string melodies and parts and layer them in recording. I read music, chords, and improvise in my home studio with high quality mics, chosen specifically to get that perfect string sound. Having perfect pitch and experience doing a million different genres, you will get a polished, professional string sound with perfect intonation.

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22 Reviews - 6 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by John T.
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    Super professional

  2. Review by John T.
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    Film scoring project completed with Cicely. Unforgettable experience

  3. Review by John T.
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    Another project completed with Cicely and another amazing expirience.
    Great communication, fast turnaround. and of course superb performing.
    Thank You!

  4. Review by John T.
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    Cicely Parnas is definitely a unique talent. Absolutely accurate fit into the mood of the piece. Nothing extra except just the right notes, performed with outstanding tone, time feeling, clarity, emotion and taste.
    Highly recommended!

  5. Review by Iain K.
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    Excellent work as always.

  6. Review by Craig W.
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    This is the third time I've relied on Cicely's fine cello work, and once again I am very pleased. Very easy to work with as far as any revisions that may be necessary. The best!

  7. Review by Daniel B.
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    Terrific cellist and incredibly easy to work with. Just a terrific experience working with Cicely

  8. Review by Jarin Bressler
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    A true professional in every sense of the word. Best cello tones that I have heard in a long time! She cares so much about the recording that she even fixed a small error in the sheet music for me. I trust her interpretation of the score implicitly and she made it sound better than I ever could have made MIDI tracks sound. I will be using her whenever I can, so you should too!

  9. Review by Iain K.
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    A true professional and sure to be rising star! Thank you for the excellent work.

  10. Review by Opher Y.
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    Cicely was great to work with, a creative cellist that made our project come to life in a beautiful way. Highly recommended!

  11. Review by Buster Hemphill
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    It doesn't get better than Cicely! Hire her if you need cello. She will learn the music and give you a world class performance, with a beautiful sound

  12. Review by Angelo
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    You won’t be disappointed choosing Cicely for a Cello track. 10/10. Have worked with her twice already and couldn’t be more perfect.

  13. Review by Craig Webb
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    Once again some very fine musicianship. Cicely plays exactly what the piece calls for. She has keen insights into how the piece needs to be enhanced without over or under playing. I look forward to working with her in the future.

  14. Review by Elliott P.
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    Cicely was a pleasure to work with. Great sounding cello with lots of presence. The recording was high quality.

  15. Review by Jeff O.
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    Another great session with Cicely! Had to have her play on another two songs because she makes it so effortless and professional. The parts were great and when I wanted to be nit-picky she made revisions quickly! Highly recommend

  16. Review by Jeff O.
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    Beautiful performance that was exactly what I needed for a heartfelt ballad. File delivery was clean, timed perfectly, and sonically flawless. Thanks C!

  17. Review by Joshua J Schmidt
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    Cicely is a true professional and incredibly easy to work with. I highly recommend her for your next project.

  18. Review by SPEARFISHER
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    Cicely is a fantastic cellist whose sound is seriously top class. And she is a pleasure to work with! Other cellists I've worked with in the past have had an OK sound and been easy to work with or had a good sound and been difficult. Cicely is the best sounding cellist I've ever worked with AND she is easy to work with, an incredibly rare combination (and I've worked with a lot of string players!)

    Delivered my stems early and they were professionally recorded. Will be using her services again.

  19. Review by Craig W.
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    Cicely is an exceptional and intuitive musician.I sent her one of my piano pieces and she literally brought it to life with her complimenting cello part. Communication and timeliness was excellent. I am very much looking forward to working with her again.

  20. Review by Alan Bo
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    Cicely is a creative and talented musician. She sings, plays the cello and mixes tracks in her own beautiful style.

  21. Review by Angelo
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    Cicely is a great person to work with....she delivered on time and had perfect communication. She also plays the cello amazing. I’d definitely hire her again.

  22. Review by mike b.
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    I just received cello tracks from Cicely for a tune and am blown away. Her parts are beautiful, moving, and recorded amazingly well. She delivered on time as promised and was very easy to work with. I highly recommend her for your project!

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Typically I can turn around a track within a week, and I will do one revision.

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