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Multiple award-winning cellist and singer,Rebecca Carrington, returns to her roots in her new one woman show, “Me & My Cello 2.0”. With unmistakable British humour and her one-woman-and-one-cello show, Rebecca Carrington takes a musical journey through her own music career with all its highs and lows. She tells tales of her travels with Joe, her 242 year old cello. The two have travelled the world trying to fit into almost every musical culture. Sometimes with success, sometimes not! They have proven to be probably the most unusual pair in the music and comedy world to date. Together they delight with their humorous journey through the world of music. From classical to pop and from jazz to opera. Full length Operas are condensed into an “Opera Economico.” Johann Sebastian Bach is shown to have a lot in common with Britpop. She transforms her voice and cello into so many different instruments and sounds…the cello becomes a guitar, sitar or a double bass and her voice a trumpet, amongst many other crazy sounds. Her program lives from her vivacious, engaging personality and her exuberant energy.
was born into a family of classical musicians. Her grandmother was an exceptional cellist, who was one of very few female cellists to study with the internationally celebrated cellist, Emmanuel Feuermann. Rebecca is also the daughter of Simon Carrington, a British conductor and founder of the vocal ensemble the King’s Singers.
Rebecca herself is a classically trained cellist & singer, who won a scholarship to the Royal Northern College of Music, Manchester, UK and to Rice University in Houston, USA, where she completed a Master of Music. Whilst in the USA, Rebecca discovered stand up comedy and decided to combine it with her vocal and cello talents. She soon began performing in clubs like the New York Comedy Club or the Comedy Store in L.A.
In the UK she played with most of the leading orchestras including the London Symphony, London Philharmonic, Royal Philharmonic, the BBC Symphony and the Mahler Chamber Orchestra. It was during this time that conductors such as Vladimir Ashkenazy, Claudio Abbado & Neemi Järvi, encouraged her to spring out of the orchestra and on to the stage!
As a freelance cellist she also recorded on such film sound tracks as “Lord of the Rings”, “Harry Potter”, “Gangs of New York” and “Hannibal.” She also performed at the “BRITS 2006” with Kanye West and has performed and recorded with various Pop Artists such as Jill Scott, David Byrne, Paul Mcartney and Aretha Franklin.
In the US, NBC and CBS recorded Rebecca’s solo program, and she had her own show on National Public Radio (NPR). In the UK she was featured on ITV, Channel 4, Paramount, BBC Radio 2, 3, 4, BBC Scotland and LBC. She performed live in London at the Soho Theatre, Royal Court and The Playhouse, among others. She was awarded The South East Music Scheme Award in 2004 and the coveted German Prix Pantheon in 2007.
After selling out at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in 2004 & 2005 Rebecca became a full time music comedian taking her one woman show all over Europe before she developed the Duo Carrington-Brown with her husband, Colin Brown.
Since their first show in 2007 they have written a total of eight shows together, including an orchestra show “Comedy meets Classics” and an Operetta, “Turnadot” for 2 people and a cello! The latter was commissioned by the Ludwigsburger Schlossfestspiele in 2019. Even though they continue to be very much in demand as a duo, Rebecca is also returning to her roots to perform with Joe, the cello, “Me & My Cello” in English, German and French!
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