- Bentley announces collaboration with world-renowned cellist Tina Guo
- Guo composes and performs an original piece for electric cello for new Bentayga Hybrid
- Guo to make live appearances with Bentley throughout 2018
(Crewe, 15 March 2018) Bentley Motors is today announcing an exciting new partnership with world-renowned cellist, Tina Guo.
Guo recently composed, performed and produced the launch music for the first luxury hybrid vehicle in the world – the Bentayga Hybrid – and will work closely with Bentley throughout 2018 with a schedule of live performances and guest appearances.
Christophe Georges, Director of Marketing for Bentley, comments: “Tina is an extraordinary talent. Through her compositions and performances on her electric cello, Tina has taken the sound of an acoustic cello – a beautiful luxury instrument hand-crafted from the finest materials – and made it contemporary and modern with the addition of electricity. We have achieved the same feat with the new Bentayga Hybrid, and we are excited to be working with her.”
Speaking about the partnership, Guo said: “I’ve always had a passion for cars and Bentley in particular, so to be composing and performing for such an amazing brand is a huge honour for me.
“Last week I was able to take time during a tour of Switzerland to visit the Geneva Motor Show and see the unveil of the Bentayga Hybrid set to my music. It was such a special moment and I’m very excited for the year ahead with Bentley.”
The piece of music composed and performed by Guo reflects the tranquil and refined interior space offered by the Bentayga Hybrid. In pure EV mode, the car makes effortless progress for up to 31 miles (50 km) in silence thanks to the electric drivetrain and provides an oasis of calm in the city and beyond. The Bentayga Hybrid will go on sale later this year as the first step towards a sustainable, electrified future for Bentley.
Guo’s internationally acclaimed and Grammy-nominated career as a virtuoso acoustic/electric cellist, recording artist, and composer is truly in the ascendency. Her unique style encompasses a wide range of genres and she has worked with some of the biggest names in music.
Tina Guo has performed as the featured soloist in scores for major film productions (including Dunkirk, Wonder Woman, Sherlock Holmes and Inception), TV shows and video games. She recently travelled the world with Hans Zimmer for two tours of live shows, and she was a soloist in Cirque Du Soleil’s Michael Jackson “The Immortal” World Tour, performing around the globe to over 3.7 million people.
In October 2016, Guo signed an exclusive recording contract with Sony Music and her debut Sony album “GAME ON!” was released February 10, 2017. Guo performs on a Gand & Bernadel cello made in Paris, France in 1878, a customized Yamaha SVC-210 electric cello, and an erhu made in Shanghai, China.