Grammy® Nominated Cellist, Netflix movie soundtracks, Tour w/ Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Sessions w/ Grammy® Winning artists John Adams, Laura Sullivan, Simple Plan ... •Master's Degree & Artist Diploma in Cello •Live with Il Divo, Rufus Wainwright, Patrick Watson, Coeur de pirate •Cellist for Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
I'm a Grammy® nominated cellist highly experienced in studio sessions and live performances.
My studio recording credits include Grammy® winning artists such as John Adams, Laura Sullivan, Nikhil Seetharam; Homayoun Sakhi, Philippe Brach, S.Lefebvre (Simple Plan), Lenni, Mason Blu, Jaren Cerf
I have toured and performed with Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Il Divo, Rufus Wainwright, Patrick Watson, Coeur de pirate, Isabelle Boulay,
I have recorded on numerous soundtracks for TV and movies, including being first chair in Netflix’s movie Brad’s Status starring Ben Stiller.
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 won't deliver a job that I am not happy with. I adapt to any kind of music, looking forward to working on yours!
More about me:
I come from France and have been classically trained with the French school of cello. I own a Master's Degree and Artist Diploma in Cello Performance, I am currently a section cellist for the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra.
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12 ReviewsEndorse Chloé Mendola
Good job , clean sound , responsable with the job ,
Fast turnaround and easy to work with
Chloé was great to work with. Her performance was spot on, the tracks were well edited and sounding great.
Quick turnaround, good communication, excellent work, very reasonable rates, highly recommended
Chloe was creative, professional, and very fast to deliver.
Chloé is amazing; she wrote a beautiful part for our acoustic guitar song with vocal; her tone sounds like a movie soundtrack! She is easy to work with and followed instructions perfectly; we love the part she wrote and played. We give her our highest recommendation. Thank you Chloé. E
Unbelievable experience. Don't hesitate or let the lack of reviews dissuade you. Chloe´ is the best you will find !! Chloe recorded an outstanding performance that really enhanced my music, excellent musician, thank you !
Great work, Chloe did more than I asked, pleasure to work with
Chloe helped me improve my music so much, she is professional and quick to deliver. .
Her cello sound is so beautiful, unique and deep, and audio quality was very high.
I can only recommend and will be working with her again ! Thank you !
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's your typical work process?
A: I record tracks then select the best ones. I work close to my computer so that I can save some time and add comments for later
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I really enjoy session work, I like the concreteness of it, and the idea of recording the absolute best version of a song I can make.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: If they have a clear idea of what they want, to be specific and give me as many info as they can. If they don't, I'll work my magic :)
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: First look at the bio a little to make sure you are hiring a professional, then listen to the reel and see if that speaks to you
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Pretty versatile, I have a classical background so I'm a solid cellist, that allows me to play and adapt to a lot of different styles now.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Write everything down
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: I work from home, very quiet first floor space with good acoustic. I play on a Ravatin 1996 that won a Gold Medal, great cello lent to me. My bow is a Bergeron, bow maker in Lyon, France. I have a TLM 103 and Rode NT5 pair for microphones, and Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen for interface.
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: We recently recorded Shaker Loops septet, written by five-time Grammy®-Winning composer John Adams and conducted by himself. I was one of the two cellos of the recording.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: Usually about rates. My answer is every work is different and requires different skills, so I am fair and adapt to each customer.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Pierre Mendola, jazz flutist
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: The amount of time I've been asked what my real job is.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A few session work projects, orchestra, some personal arrangements and recordings
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: 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: 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 type of music do you usually work on?
A: Pop, classical, hip-pop, soul, jazz, middle east, pop-rock
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: My personal interpretation, life, warmth and colors.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will bring my emotion, interpretation and elevate their work. Nothing like a midi instrument. I'll providing high quality playing and recording
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: Erykah Badu Joni Mitchell Lauryn Hill