I’m Liv. I’m a cellist and ethnomusicologist. I grew up in Manchester, studied classical music (cello and piano) and now live in Edinburgh, UK.

In the year 2000, I began to study non-Western musics and became interested in different ways of learning, after years of classical training and even more years’ teaching young people to play the cello.

I was suddenly a beginner all over again!

Read about my musical journey from West to East and join me as I continue to discover music and the people who create it.

EPSON MFP imageMy music-obsessed teenage self – photo by my art-obsessed brother! 

Liv’s Music World grew out of my curiosity about music.

It’s for anyone who, like me, loves music and loves living in a diverse, multi-cultural world. I believe that a shared curiosity about music is a great starting point for connecting people. I hope you find something to spark your interest, as I share my musical encounters with you.



What do the following have in common: ‘She Loves You’ by the Beatles; ‘Waltz’ from Tchaikovsky’s ‘Swan Lake’; ‘A Spoonful of Sugar’ from ‘Mary Poppins’; ‘Take 5’ by Dave Brubeck; Elgar’s Cello Concerto; ‘Clapping Music’ by Steve Reich; West African drumming; Chinese Silk and Bamboo music; Indian classical music and Indonesian Gamelan?

Answer: they are all part of Liv’s Music World! To find out more, see articles, playlists and (soon) podcasts.

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