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IAN BURDGE (cello) »

Ian is an experienced and versatile session musician who has been booked to play Cello and Electric Cello by some of the most successful artists working today.

Ian co-founded Millennia Strings in 1995, and Millennia have recorded for many artists including Travis, David Gray, Paul McCartney and Pavarotti.

Ian's Film and TV sessions include The League of Gentlemen, Bridget Jones' Diary, Kiss of Life and This is not a Love Song. And Ian has been commissioned to write string arrangements for Suede, Elbow, The Doves and Cathy Davy and for other bands.

On the electric cello, Ian has worked with many acts, including Drugstore, Tom McRae, Elbow, Ben Folds Five and Lambchop.


  • Orchestras: Urban Soul Orchestra.
  • Chamber Orchestras: London Sinfonia, Marylebone Camerata.
  • Shows: National Theatre Orchestra, Wicked.
  • Sessions: Cool Music Ltd, English Session Orchestra, Isobel Griffiths, Sally Herbert.

Ian's orchestral work also includes

Guildford Philharmonic, Southern Sinfonia and The Orchestra. Sessions include Millennia Strings, Steve Hussey, Brilliant Strings and Wrecking Crew. Shows. Ian worked on the UK tours for Beauty and the Beast 2002 - 2003 and Miss Saigon 2003.


Graduate studies

University of Surrey, Guilford (B Mus) and University of North Texas.

Prizes and Awards

Robert Naylor Memorial Prize, Final Year Recital 1993.


Keith Tempest, Alexander Bailie and Oleg Kogan.

Ian joined Morgensterns in February 2004

Ian's web profile was last updated 21st Nov 2015