Chloé Mendola

GRAMMY Nominated Cellist

40 Reviews (33 Verified)
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Grammy® Nominated Cellist •Sessions & Live : Esperanza Spalding, Zhu, Michael Bublé, Halsey, Sigur Ros, Skywalker Sound ... •Netflix movie soundtracks •Master's Degree & Artist Diploma in Cello •Cellist for Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

I'm a Grammy® nominated cellist highly experienced in studio sessions and live performances.

I have recorded and toured with Michael Bublé, Halsey, Zhu, Esperanza Spalding, Skywalker Sounds, Sigur Ros, John Adams, Laura Sullivan, Nikhil Seetharam, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, Simple Plan, Philippe Brach , Il Divo, Rufus Wainwright, Homayoun Sakhi, 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, from McGill University and SFCM. I am currently a section cellist for the Berkeley Symphony Orchestra.

I'd love to hear about your project. Click the 'Contact' button above to get in touch.

40 Reviews - 3 Repeat Clients

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  1. Review by Jacob B.

    Chloé did a beautiful job and was very nice to work with!

  2. Review by Stefano

    Beautiful sound, great execution and great communication. Five stars!

  3. Review by Tom Jensen

    Fantastic performer with superb, expressive playing.
    Great communication, and the revision process was a nice touch. Would definitely hire again for the next project that needs cello!

  4. Review by Jenna Pratt

    Chloé exceeded my expectations in recording cello parts for my project. Her clear communication, attention to detail, and the exceptional quality of the recordings make her an outstanding choice for anyone seeking a skilled cellist. Highly recommended!

  5. Review by Danny B.

    Chloé is a phenomenal musician and brought so much artistry and expression to my piece, even making one of my colleagues tear up at the beauty of her performance. She absolutely nailed it!

  6. Review by Jeppe T.

    working with Chloé was a true pleasure, she scored the arrangement herself and her tone and timbre is very strong. felt very honoured to put it in the track, thank you

  7. Review by Zachary H.

    Chloe was quick and easy to work with, and played beautifully on my song.

  8. Review by Vince C.

    Chloé is a total pro and it was a pleasure working with her. Highly recommended!

  9. Review by Abigail J.

    This was my second time getting to work with Chloé, and I hope there's a third!

  10. Review by Abigail J.

    Chloé is a pro and lovely to work with! Her work truly uplifted my song!

  11. Review by Nias Miller

    I appreciated working with Chloé and different texture she brought to the aesthetic of the song. 👍🏽 Continued success!

  12. Review by Alec Berve

    responsive and a great result

  13. Review by Brett B.

    Chloe was fantastic. Great sounding cello recording, fast turnaround, and accommodating with revisions. Thanks Chloe.

  14. Review by Maarten R.

    It was a pleasure to work with Chloé.
    She played beautiful cello on an Irish traditional song.

    Hope to work with her again soon!

  15. Review by Shadowrunner

    Unparalleled professionalism and execution! After hearing the song once, Chloé completely nailed the part in record time with skill and elegance! The engineering of the recording was absolutely beautiful as well. Her cello dropped right into my mix. Would give 6 stars if I could!

  16. Review by billypeake

    Chloé is incredible. She's very creative, has a fantastic ear, and is very patient.

  17. Review by Dave Cowen

    Pro, quick turnaround, delicate playing. 10/10

  18. Review by George D.

    First project with Chole... amazingly beautiful outcome. Very talented artist. Tracked the mood perfectly... couldn't be happier.
    Great partner to work with.

  19. Review by billypeake

    Chloé is an incredible cellist and she is really easy to work with. Her playing is, well, perfect. Thank you!

  20. Review by Neill MacCallum

    Chloe did such an amazing job writing and recording a string arrangement for my song. She also executed my idea (s) perfectly. Her strings elevated and changed the song in the exact way I wanted it too. She was a joy to communicate with and I hope to work with her again. Couldn’t be happier! Thank

Interview with Chloé Mendola

  1. Q: What's your typical work process?

  2. 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

  3. Q: What do you like most about your job?

  4. 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.

  5. Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?

  6. 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 :)

  7. Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

  8. 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

  9. Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?

  10. A: joker

  11. Q: How would you describe your style?

  12. 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.

  13. Q: Can you share one music production tip?

  14. A: Write everything down

  15. Q: Tell us about your studio setup.

  16. 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.

  17. Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?

  18. 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.

  19. Q: Analog or digital and why?

  20. A: pass

  21. Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

  22. A: Usually about rates. My answer is every work is different and requires different skills, so I am fair and adapt to each customer.

  23. Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?

  24. A: Pierre Mendola, jazz flutist

  25. Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?

  26. A: The amount of time I've been asked what my real job is.

  27. Q: What are you working on at the moment?

  28. A: A few session work projects, orchestra, some personal arrangements and recordings

  29. Q: What's your strongest skill?

  30. A: I'm professional and love my job, I will never give a job that I'm not happy with.

  31. Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?

  32. 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.

  33. Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?

  34. A: Erykah Badu, I love her music, always renewing herself, she inspires me.

  35. Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.

  36. 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

  37. Q: What type of music do you usually work on?

  38. A: Pop, classical, hip-pop, soul, jazz, middle east, pop-rock

  39. Q: What do you bring to a song?

  40. A: My personal interpretation, life, warmth and colors.

  41. Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?

  42. A: I will bring my emotion, interpretation and elevate their work. Nothing like a midi instrument. I'll providing high quality playing and recording

  43. Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?

  44. A: Erykah Badu Joni Mitchell Lauryn Hill

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GenresSounds Like
  • John Adams
  • Ennio Morricone
  • Hans Zimmer
Gear Highlights
  • Cello : Frank Ravatin (gold medal 1996) Bow : J.L Bergeron
  • Mics : Neumann tlm 103 & Rode NT5 pair
  • Audio interface : Scarlett 2i2 3rd Gen
  • Logic Pro
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