Clare O'Connell

Session 'Cellist and arranger

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Classically trained versatile 'cellist and arranger, with experience ranging from ultra classical contemporary chamber music to drones for Jonny Greenwood & sessions for Radiohead, Arcade Fire & Sir Paul McCartney. I improvised for the score of Jed Kurzel’s film Macbeth and have 20 years of freelance session recording.

I offer remote cello sessions from my studio.
The cello is recorded in Logic Pro X using either a Røde NT4 stereo X/Y condenser microphone or a matched pair of AKG C414s, through Apogee Ensemble DAC in an acoustically treated room.

I have 20 years experience working internationally as freelance soloist, and chamber musician, specialising in contemporary music. My arrangements have been performed in Westminster Abbey, the Wigmore Hall and on BBC radio 3.

I am about to release my debut solo album "The Isolated Cellist", a response to the Corona Virus pandemic which I arranged and self recorded, and am currently writing a body of new music with harpist Eleanor Turner.

"Clare is the first cellist I try to book for any session I do. She is a brilliant player of course, always on top of the notes when we start to play. But, as importantly, she has a deep understanding of the way the music works and a joy in the simple act of playing which illuminates everything - from the most complex to the most basic music put in front of her.
I recommend her all the time, in any context to anyone I know."
Harvey Brough - composer, producer, arranger

Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.


AllMusic verified credits for Clare O'Connell
  • Daniel Pioro
  • Jed Kurzel
  • Nicholas Collon
  • Aurora Orchestra
  • Richard Jackson
  • New Music Players
  • Stephen Layton
  • Polyphony
  • Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch
  • Clare O'Connell

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  1. Review by Amy Birks

    Clare is wonderful to work with. She really cares about every piece and you can hear her passion and love for her instrument in every recording. Clare recently recorded for my new album and I cannot thank her enough for the extra help with the scores - Invaluable input and wonderful additions made to the songs. Highly recommended.

Dom Shov - The Longing

I was the 'cellist in this production

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GenresSounds Like
  • Jonny Greenwood
  • domshov.
  • David le Page
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  • Software: Logic Pro X
  • Mics: Røde NT4 stereo X/Y condenser microphone or a matched pair of AKG C414s
  • Audio Interface: Apogee Ensemble DAC
  • acoustically treated room.
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