Claire Holdich

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Freewheeling Flutist and Fluteboxer offering bespoke tracks of all genres for your live event.
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Claire graduated from the University of Hull with a first class degree in Music in 2004, and was also awarded the Departmental Prize for outstanding musical achievement. Claire regularly performs as a soloist and with a number of groups, including the Eclectic Orchestra who headlined UK Pride in 2017. She also hosts livestream request shows where viewers can enjoying hearing, and learning about, a wide selection of music including special bespoke arrangements of tracks which Claire records and produces herself, as well as completely original tracks too. Claire enjoys exploring contemporary flute techniques and repertoire and has attended classes and workshops with leading flautists in this field including Ian Clarke, Wissam Boustany and Jessica Quiñones. As a soloist, she enjoys introducing audiences to flute sounds which they may not have thought possible, including the ability to mix vocals and percussive sounds with traditional playing. Claire teaches singing, flute and music theory at Wyke Sixth Form College, Hull, and for the Yorkshire Young Musicians project which offers advanced training for talented musicians across the Yorkshire and Humber region. She is proud to have gained distinction levels in Associated Board examinations with singing pupils at every grade, and has former pupils who have since gone on to perform in the West End and to further study at, amongst others, the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, Tech Music School London, and Cambridge University with a choral scholarship. Claire is also a theory examiner for Trinity College, London and, until June of 2018, was accompanist and assistant director for the Village Voices choir based in Skirlaugh. Claire is a full member of the Incorporated Society of Musicians.

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Claire's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Karen B
3 years ago
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5 out of 5

Absolutely fantastic

From other customers:

Alan J
5 years ago, for a Concert in Conoco rooms
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5 out of 5

A big "thankyou" to you and Sue for the lovely, varied programme you played for us today. You are fortunate to have such a good accompanist and friend. I was aware of your "fluteboxing" abilities from your web site but it was a delight to hear the variations on "straight" fluting you played - particularly in Spiral Lament. We will always be happy to accommodate you when and if you want to return

Gill C
6 years ago, for a Concert in Conoco rooms
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5 out of 5

Thank you for taking the trouble to contact us. As a matter of fact, three of the committee (myself included) were present at this week's Allegro, and it's fair to say that we were truly impressed with your playing (both of you), as well as the varied repertoire with particular relevance to Louth.

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Claire's Song list

Rock & Pop
Annie's Song - John Denver
Believe - Cher
Help - The Beatles
In My Life - The Beatles
Accross the Universe - The Beatles
Sing it Back - Moloko
Heart of Glass - Blondie
Wind Beneath my wings - Bette Midler
Over the Rainbow - Eva Cassidy
Suspicious Minds - Elvis Presley
My immortal - Evanescence
Bouree - Jethro Tull
Cross Eyed Mary - Jethro Tull
Sneezing Bull - Focus
My Sweet Lord - George Harrison
Walk This Way - Aerosmith
Virtual Insanity - Jamiroquai
Video Killed the Radio Star - The Buggles
Into Dust - Muzzy Star
Computer Weekend - Jean-Michel Jarre
Arioso - JS Bach
Siciliano from Sonata No. 2 in E flat - JS Bach
Sonata in E - J.S. Bach
Minuet from String Quartet in E Major - Boccherini
Amarilli, mia bella - Caccini
Berceuse - Faure
Les Roses d'Ispahan - Faure
Morceau de Concours - Faure
Pavane - Faure
Panis Angelicus - Franck
Tambourin - Gossec
Entr'acte from Carmen - Bizet
Ode to Joy (Choral Symphony) - Beethoven
Dance of the Hours - Ponchielli
Jupiter from the Planets - Holst
Morning from Peer Gynt Suite - Grieg
Nessun Dorma - Puccini
Largo from the New World Symphony - Dvorak
Meditation - Massenet
Promenade from Pictures at an Exhibition - Mussorgsky
Nimrod - Elgar
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Pomp and Circumstance March No. 1 - Elgar
Romeo and Juliet Overture - Tchaikovsky
Barcarolle from Tales of Hoffmann - Offenbach
O mio babbino Caro - Puccini
Canon - Pachelbel
Gymnopodie - Satie
Arabesque No.1 - Debussy
Scheherazade - Rimsky Korsakov
Rondeau from Abdelazer - Purcell
Ah, ich fuhls - Mozart
Andante in C - Mozart
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik - Mozart
Turkish Rondo - Mozart
Meditation - Massenet
Adagio from Spartacus - Khachaturian
To A Wild Rose - MacDowell
He Shall Feed His Flock from Messiah - Handel
Pavane pour une infante defunte - Ravel
The Blue Danube - Strauss
Radetsky March - Strauss
An die musik - Schubert
Ave Maria - Schubert
Standchen - Schubert
Entr'acte from Carmen -Bizet
The Flower Duet from Lakme - Delibes
The Swan - Saint-Saens
Rhosymedre - Vaughn Williams
Syrinx - Debussy
Concertino - Chaminade
The Last Rose of Summer - Stevenson
Lift thine Eyes from Elijah - Mendelssohn
Dance de la Chevre - Honegger
Musicals & Disney
Can You Feel The Love Tonight from The Lion King - Elton John
Circle of Life from The Lion King - Elton John
Defying Gravity from Wicked - Stephen Schwartz
Music of the Night from Phantom of the Opera - Andrew Lloyd Weber
Beauty and the Beast from Beauty and the Beast - Alan Menken
Colours of the Wind from Pocahontas - Alan Menken
One Hand, One Heart from West Side Story - Bernstein
I Dreamt that I Dwelt in Marble Halls - Balfe
TV & Film
Hymn to the Fallen - John Williams
Inspector Morse Theme - Barrington Pheloung
Skyfall - Adele
Tomorrow Never Dies - Sheryl Crow
Improvisation Tracks
Piano, Flute, Strings
Above the Clouds
Facing the Moonlight
Looking to Resolve
Return from Space
Into the Light

Claire's Prices

Note: prices may vary based on travel distance. For an exact quote, click “Check availability”.

Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£50
Up to 1 hour£150
Up to 2 hours£200
Up to 3 hours£250


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Customer questions

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always aim to be as flexible as possible and am happy to review timings after a booking - just try to let me know as soon as possible.

How much time do you need to set up?

I only require around half an hour to get set up and ready to play.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

Yes - I am also happy to prepare other tracks for you including preparing bespoke arrangements of any track, please see extras for the costs of this.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes - I can bring my own PA system, microphones and stands as required.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes I am happy to discuss choices and add special songs if I am able. Just ask!
Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Classical crossover, Pop, Covers, Classical, Baroque, Opera, Musical theatre, Rock, Traditional church music, Ambient, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Originals, Acoustic, Classic rock, Progressive rock, French music, Italian music, German music
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Event types:
Concert, Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Virtual event
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Other skills:
Arranger, Fluent sight-reader, Perfect pitch, Theory teaching, Singing teaching, Instrumental teaching, Examiner
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