Although classical instruments, which made names like Bach famous and iconic musicians have been replaced with computer generated sounds, these instruments still have a place in modern music and one of them is the cello. Grace Chatto is a cellist who has become a public personality as a result of her association with the music band, Clean Bandit.
Also a percussionist and a vocalist, Grace Chatto has established herself as a more than a skilled musician; she could pass for a music purist because of her use of traditional instruments. Apart from her range of skills as a musician, she is also a Grammy winner, having won one in 2015 with her band, Clean Bandit. You can learn more about Grace Chatto below.
Grace Chatto – Biography
If there is something called a music gene, Grace Chatto has it and it was passed to her from her father when she was born on the 10th of December 1985 in London, England. The British born cellist was raised in London along with one known sibling, a sister.
Along with her exposure to music which started since she was a child, she had her traditional education, attending The Latymer School and the Westminister School, and furthering her knowledge and music skills at the Royal Academy of Music.
For her higher education, Grace Chatto attended Jesus College, the University of Cambridge where she studied Modern Languages. Her name became widely known through the band, Clean Bandit and she met two members of the band, Jack Patterson and Neil Amin-Smith while she was at Jesus College.
After joining Clean Bandit in college, Grace Chatto began her journey as a professional cellist and one of her achievements was recorded in 2013 when her band’s single, Mozart’s House reached number 17 on the UK Singles Chart.
Before she committed fully to life as a musician, Grace Chatto worked as a cello teacher in a school, leaving in 2013 after the release of the music video of the single. Since she committed fully to the band, the band has recorded a number of other achievements including hitting the number one spot on the UK Singles Chart with Rather Be and reaching Top 10 in the Billboard Hot 100.
Clean Bandit has also recorded several successful singles, including collaborations with other established artists like Sean Paul, Ellie Goulding, Demi Lovato, and a couple more others. They have since won an award, a Grammy Award in 2015 for Best Dance Recording and two Brit Awards.
Apart from playing the cello, Grace Chatto is also a video director and has directed a couple of the band’s music videos. Her passion for directing and film production drove her to establish her own film production company, along with another band member, Jack Patterson. Their film company, Cleanfilm has been in charge of creating and producing the band’s music videos since its existence.
Grace Chatto was born into a music family, especially through her dad, who like her, is also a cellist. This instrument and a love for music have ensured a close bond between Grace and her father, Ricky Chatto, so much that they have formed a band of their own – a group of cellist singers named Massive Violins.
One other interesting fact about her closeness with her father is a gift of a cello from her father in 1997. The cello was handmade by her father and it was completed over a period of 10 years.
At this moment in time, Grace Chatto appears to be doing a good job of keeping her personal life private. There is no established relationship in the cellist’s life, either in the present or in the past. She has however been rumored to be in a relationship with one of her band members, Jack Patterson, there has been no confirmation of the relationship by either party, although it wouldn’t be a surprise. Band members dating each other is a tradition that has existed in the music industry since time immemorial.
What is Grace Chatto’s Height?
Hollywood films in the late 90s or early 2000s, particularly the American Pie films would have us believe that instruments like the cello and being in a band such as the Clean Bandit was meant only for ugly girls and nerds, but that couldn’t be further than the truth, at least by as proven by Grace Chatto.
She is a beautiful woman with a gorgeous body. The body has a height of 5 feet 6 inches and a weight of 55kg. She also has noticeable features which include green colored eyes and light brown hair.