Cellist Improvisor & Composer

RutiCelli on SoundBetter

Classically trained, played under world class conductors. Became a cross genre cellist recording & touring with Take 3, Caroline Waters & Dave Kerzner. I appear on more than 40 albums worldwide as a cellist, vocalist & songwriter. I produced 2 solo albums and 3 collaborative albums. My forte is composing music on the spot with analog effects.

Born in Israel, have 35 years of performance experience. Alumni of the New England Conservatory of Music (Boston, MA) and The New World Symphony Orchestra (Miami, FL). I write and performs in multiple genres such as Progressive Rock, Pop, Trip Hop, World, New Age & Minimalism. My forte is improvisation (Fern & Celli/ Intimate Cello/ RutiCelli In The Moment) and can compose on the spot in any style of production. I've produced & released numerous albums of original music since 2006 where I programmed all the tracks, added cello & vocals. I'm very focused, devoted and love providing excellent quality tracks. What makes me stand out is the fact I use analog pedals and do all the editing on the spot. There are no manipulations in my performance especially if I am asked to compose the whole piece (See samples). Pieces that get composed on the spot are done in one go. I can also provide cello tracks on pre existing pieces and add my flavor into it. I'm also a vocalist and open to any genre.

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  • Hebrew

Interview with RutiCelli

  1. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  2. A: I'm completing 6 new solo albums that are catered to healing. They are produced in 432Hz and will be my very first independently mixed & mastered albums.

  3. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  4. A: Fernando Perdomo is a phenomenal producer and guitar player! Dave Kerzner is another phenomenal producer and keyboard player! Both huge names in the Progressive Rock communities.

  5. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  6. A: Digital for production, Analog for performance. I keep it simple on the production side but if I am being asked to add cool effects I might experiment with my pedal board to get nice sounds. I will create the track also without effects in case I want to add them digitally for more control.

  7. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  8. A: That if they dont like it at all- I won't be mad and refund them their money. Luckily that never happened to me...

  9. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  10. A: the creativity I get to have fun with and the surprise my clients experience in the end

  11. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  12. A: If I would be willing to add more hours into the 1st and 2nd revision? I say that if the result of the 1st draft isn't satisfying I would need to know exactly what they wish me to fix and if it seems like a lot- I may just refund them their money. I wouldn't feel comfortable working double time for the same pay.

  13. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  14. A: That its a not a quick and simple process. Its hard sometimes to know how many hours would take to complete a project and yet its easier to get hired when not working by the hour, rather by the project.

  15. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  16. A: What is their grand vision for the piece? Where do they want to hear it played? Who's their audience? and how aware are their fans of their projects?

  17. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  18. A: If you want a cellist that composes/ improvises- make sure to listen to music they wrote and not just to their sound.

  19. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  20. A: I started when I was 8 (so its now 37 years). I went into Orchestral training at 12, Principal Cellist at the Youth Israel Philharmonic Orchestra, Graduated New England Conservatory of Music- BA in Cello performance, New World Symphony Orchestra fellowship program, Freelance & toured ever since in multiple genres.

  21. Q: How would you describe your style?

  22. A: Portishead meets the Buddha Bar

  23. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  24. A: Beck- he's super creative and I like his style Bjork- she's original and fun Zero 7- I love their vibe

  25. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  26. A: Make sure to take plenty of breaks for your ears while producing a piece. Nothing like refreshing a tired ear to get best results

  27. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  28. A: Lounge, Chill out, Trip Hop

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: I love improvising which is a huge passion of mine.

  31. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  32. A: I bring my soul and my essence to any piece of music.

  33. Q: What's your typical work process?

  34. A: I'll listen to the track a few times I'll play along the track a few times When I like what I feel/ hear I'll start recording After I get all the tracks I like I'll start editing After I edit for a while I might add more tracks The process might take a few hours

  35. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  36. A: I live in the forest so its super quiet. I use very accurate and small speakers that are right for this quiet environment (iLoud).

  37. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  38. A: I record cello & vocals on pre existing tracks as well as produce complete pieces for clients.


Terms Of Service

1st draft + 2 revisions
Typical turnaround (2-5 days).

GenresSounds Like
  • Madonna
  • Air
  • Beady Belle
Gear Highlights
  • 1881 Cello by Neuner & Hochsteiner
  • Yamaha SVC-210 electric cello
  • Røde NT2
  • Reason 11
  • Focusrite Scarlett
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