Session Cellist

‘” Rupert is a wonderful session cellist with a firm grasp on what’s needed musically and technically. I’ve recorded with him both in person and remotely, and he is a pleasure to work with.'”

Eleni Shaw, Producer, Depicted Studio Ltd., London

“The best musician I’ve ever worked with!”

Katy Carr, Artist,

“Gillett’s somber cello – evocative of Ramin Djawadi’s finest work on Game Of Thrones”

“Rupert Gillett’s talent not only lies in his clear, clean precise  masterful technique, but also in his ability to interpret and make each song his very own”

BKruman, Producer, Pittsburgh, USA

As well as regular live work with his own projects, Rupert is a session cellist who has worked with producers such as Henning Schmitz (Kraftwerk) and Liam Watson (The White Stripes).  

As an experienced session cellist, Rupert can read, arrange, improvise and think outside the box if required and is skilled at gauging what the artist or track requires.  Rupert has played a large variety of albums, and his work has occasionally popped up in the charts (just!).  For a full discography, click here. 

Rupert is also accustomed to doing “remote sessions” and is an experienced audio engineer.  Using his own “Holly Barn Studio”, Rupert can record and transfer high quality audio stems of sessions, enabling efficient international studio work.  

Mics for Cello: AKG 414, Mojave MA200, Oktava ML52 Ribbon, Oktava Mk012 stereo pair

Pre-amps: Universal Audio Solo 610, Focusrite ISA

DAW: Pro-Tools

If you would like to book Rupert for a session, please send an email to