Tim Chao  Wedding Cellist

Described as "master of strings", Tim Chao is a classically trained cellist based in Portland, Oregon. He has performed in prestigious venues such as Carnegie Hall & Walt Disney Concert Hall and has recorded albums with Snail Mail & Diana Ross. Tim most enjoys the works of Vivaldi and has every J.S. Bach cello suite memorized.


For Weddings,

Tim offers up to 4 hours of background solo cello music and can also play along to professional backing track accompaniments where required. His huge repertoire spans music from baroque to modern genres; Tim can also accommodate any advance musical requests the couple may have. Continue reading for wedding set information. 

Available to travel for events in Oregon & Washington: 

Portland and surrounding areas, Eugene, Salem, the Oregon Coast, Oregon’s Wine Country, Vancouver, and beyond. 


Wedding Package


– 40 mins of background music as guests arrive and take their seats

– music for bridal entrance, signing of the register and bridal exit (see repertoire below)

+ additional music during the drinks reception, wedding breakfast or both (Tim is happy to relocate venues from church/civil ceremony to reception venue where necessary.)

Take A Professional Listen!

Tim Chao has played the cello since he was 4 1/2 years old. He has studied with the likes of Yo Yo Ma and Bongshin Ko at Colburn Conservatory. Tim's participation in the Inner City Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles and Junior Chamber Music engrained his love for sharing his music with others. 

Bridal Party Entrance Music

Arrival of the Queen Sheba - Handel Halvorsen
Canon in D - Pachelbel
A Thousand Year - Christina Perri

Music During Signing of Register

Meditation - Massenet
All of Me - John Legend
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Make You Feel My Love - Adele

Bridal Party Exit Music

Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Four Seasons (Spring) - Vivaldi
Marry You - Bruno Mars

Tim is also available for...

private parties, birthday celebrations, event background music, assisted living home performances, memorials, church ceremonies, and more!

If you're looking for an elegant and sophisticated touch to your wedding ceremony or reception, consider hiring a cellist Tim Chao. The cello is a beautiful instrument with a wide range of emotions, from hauntingly romantic to joyously upbeat. Whether you're looking for classical cello music or something more modern, Tim can provide the perfect soundtrack for your special day. 

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