•Solo sessions w/ Ben Stiller, Simple Plan, Jaren Cerf, Homayoun Sakhi •Live w/ Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Patrick Watson, Isabelle Boulay, Coeur de pirate, Pierre Lapointe, DJ Champion, Diane Dufresne •M.M & Artist Diploma in Cello performance •Cellist for the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
I am a freelance cellist equally experienced in studio sessions and live performances, my session work includes working on Mike White's movie soundtrack "Brad's Status" starring Ben Stiller (A.Dvoràk "humoresque"); recordings with producer Sebastien Lefebvre (Simple Plan) for Jaren Cerf album "7 Year Itch"; Afghan rubab virtuoso Homayoun Sakhi.
I am equipped with a professional recording setup, which will allow me to give you high quality recordings. My classical training in cello, musicianship and composition, will ensure you professionalism, with high quality arrangements and cello playing. I will never submit a job that I am not happy with.
I adapt to any kind of music, looking forward to working on yours!
I come from France and have been classically trained with the French school of cello. I hold a Diplome d'Etudes Musicales from Lyon Conservatory, Master's in Cello Performance from McGill University and Artist Diploma in Chamber Music from San Francisco Conservatory of Music. As a chamber musician I am a founding member of Duo Érable, a cello and guitar duo which has a mission of expanding the limits of traditional classical repertoire and reaching communities large and small. I was formerly a substitute cellist for the Montreal Symphony Orchestra, and I am currently a section cellist for the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
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3 ReviewsEndorse Chloé Mendola
Chloé did an excellent job, beautiful cello playing, professional, don't hesitate!
Amazing job!! Sound quality was great, pleasure to work with !
Chloé's cello playing is absolutely beautiful, she is professional and I'm so grateful to have her on my track.
If you're still hesitating on who you should pick, stop right here and go with her!
Interview with Chloé Mendola
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: Live performances, recordings, orchestra, some personal arrangements and recordings
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I have been classically trained, started at 6 and I'm now 28. I own a Master Degree and Artist Diploma in Cello performance and Chamber music. I like performing and I have always been interested in recording and production work.
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Erykah Badu, I love her music, always renewing herself, she inspires me.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, classical, hip-pop, soul, jazz, middle east, pop-rock
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: I'm professional and love my job, I will never give a job that I'm not happy with.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually adding a cello line into a song. Cello sound is so warm that it gives a song a completely different dimension right away. String arrangements
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will elevate their work the best I can by providing high quality playing and recording
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My personal interpretation, life, warmth and colors.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Erykah Badu Joni Mitchell Lauryn Hill