Hollie Chapman

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Hollie is a dynamic and versatile violinist based in Hampshire.
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A classically trained violinist, Hollie began learning violin at the age of seven and went on to get a Bachelors of Music from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. Her playing has taken her to many exciting concert venues, including the Royal Albert Hall, as well as venues like Kensington Palace, the Science Museum and British Museum in London and Hampton Court Palace. Hollie is able to provide a bespoke performance at any wedding, corporate event or party. She is also available for session work and music videos. Hollie can be booked on either acoustic or electric violins and has her own PA system for amplification. She has a huge repertoire of music, from classical to dance tracks, and is able to tailor her performances to the clients specific musical requirements. She is happy to play either with or without high quality backing tracks, and should you have a specific song request not already in her repertoire, Hollie is happy to accommodate these. Although based in Hampshire, Hollie is available for events throughout the UK. Hollie plays on an acoustic violin by G.A Chanot (c. 1895), as well as a Black 4-string electric violin by Bridge.

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Classical, Folk, Pop, Rock, Christmas, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Opera, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Easy listening, Light music, Acoustic, Ambient pop, Covers, Hip Hop, R&B, Soul, Top 40, Britpop, Classic rock, Indie, Pop rock, Electronic, Folk rock, Funk, Alternative rock
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Wedding, Wedding proposal, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Hollie's Song list

Meditation from Thais – Massenet
Csardas – Monti
Canon in D – Pachelbel
Violin concerto number 1 in A Minor, 1st movement – Bach
Eine Kleine Nachtmusik, 1st movement – Mozart
Hungarian Dance number 5 – Brahms
Romance in F – Beethoven
Spring from the four seasons, 1st movement – Vivaldi
Highland Cathedral
Air on the G String – Bach
Ave Maria – Schubert
Bridal Chorus – Wagner
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring – Bach
Ode to Joy – Beethoven
Wedding March – Mendelssohn
Trumpet Voluntary – Clarke
Panis Angelicus – Frank
Adagio from Clarinet concerto – Mozart
Ave Maria – Bach
Pie Jesu – Faure
Salut D’amour – Elgar
Badinerie – Bach
Pavane – Faure
Dance of the Blessed Spirits – Gluck
Chanson de Matin – Elgar
Chanson de Nuit – Elgar
The Swan – Saint-Saens
The Four Seasons (Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter)
Humoresque – Dvorak
Romance from the Gadfly – Shostakovich
Meditation – Glazunow
Cavatina – Raff
Theme from Jupiter – Holst
Serenade – Schubert
Adagio – Albinoni
All I Ask of You – Phantom of the Opera
Somewhere Out There – An American Tail
Sunrise, Sunset – Fiddler on the Roof
A Time For Us (Love Theme) – Romeo and Juliet
Wedding Processional – The Sound of Music
Over the Rainbow – The Wizard of Oz
My Heart Will Go on – Titanic
Nearer My God to Thee – Titanic
Main Theme – Game of Thrones
A Whole New World – Aladdin
Pure Imagination – Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory
Main Theme – Mission Impossible
Music from Star Wars
Music from Pirates of the Caribbean
Hallelujah – Shrek
At Last – Etta James
Feeling Good – Nina Simone
Aint No Sunshine – Bill Withers
Signed, Sealed Delivered – Stevie Wonder
I Say A Little Prayer For You – Aretha Franklin
This Will Be - Natalie Cole
Never Enough - The Greatest Showman
Main Theme - Gladiator
Your Song – Elton John
Skyfall – Adele
Say Something – A Great Big World
My Immortal – Evanescence
Make you Feel My Love – Adele
One Day Like This – Elbow
Hallelujah – Jeff Buckley
Bridge Over Trouble Water – Simon and Garfunkel
All of Me – John Legend
A Thousand Years – Christina Perri
Fields of Gold – Sting
Stay With Me – Sam Smith
You Raise Me Up- Westlife
Warwick Avenue – Duffy
Tiny Dancer – Elton John
The Power of Love – Frankie Goes to Hollywood
The Lady in Red – Chris De Burgh
Someone Like You – Adele
Run – Snow Patrol
Rule The World – Take That
Mad World – Tears for Fears
Jar of Hearts – Christina Perri
If I Were a Boy – Beyonce
I Will Always Love You – Whitney Houston
I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For – U2
Georgia on My Mind – Ray Charles
Every Breath You Take – The Police
Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me – Elton John
Casing Pavements – Adele
Bedshaped – Keane
Beautiful – Christina Aguilera
Apologize – One Republic
Baker Street – Gerry Rafferty
Diamonds are Forever – Shirley Bassey
Who Wants to Live Forever – Queen
Somebody to Love – Queen
We Are The Champions – Queen
Hey Jude – The Beatles
Let it Be – The Beatles
Yesterday – The Beatles
Yellow – Coldplay
Both Sides Now – Joni Mitchell
Teardrop – Massive Attack
Perfect – Ed Sheeran
Skinny Love – Birdy
Human – Rag and Bone Man
Don’t Know Why – Norah Jones
Chasing Cars – Snow Patrol
Summertime Sadness – Lana Del Ray
Sound of Silence – Simon and Garfunkel
Fix You - Coldplay
Kiss Me - Sixpence None the Wiser
Can’t Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Born This Way – Lady Gaga
Galway Girl – Ed Sheeran
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Good Riddance – Green Day
Moves Like Jagger – Maroon 5
Kashmir – Led Zeppelin
Titanium – David Guetta and Sia
Rather Be – Clean Bandit
Rockabye – Clean Bandit
Marry You – Bruno Mars
You’re So Vain – Carly Simon
Who’s That Girl? – Eurythmics
What Makes You Beautiful –One Direction
The Fear – Lily Allen
The A Team – Ed Sheeran
Thank you For the Music – Abba
Sweet Caroline – Neil Diamond
Mrs. Robinson – Simon and Garfunkel
Mammi Mia – Abba
Last Friday Night – Katy Perry
Human – The Killers
Grenade – Bruno Mars
Good Vibrations – The Beach Boys
Every Teardrop is a Waterfall – Coldplay
Domino – Jessie J
Brown Eyed Girl – Van Morrison
Ashes to Ashes – David Bowie
All About You – McFly
Sweet Child of Mine – Guns N Roses
Don’t You Worry Child – Swedish House Mafia
Another One Bites The Dust – Queen
Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
Crazy Little Thing Called Love – Queen
Don’t Stop Me Now – Queen
Killer Queen – Queen
Love Me Do – The Beatles
With A Little Help From My Friends – The Beatles
The Cave – Mumford and Sons
Strangers – Sigrid
Closer – The Chainsmokers
Rude – Magic!
Cold Water – Major Lazer
Don’t Wanna Know – Maroon 5
Shape of You – Ed Sheeran
Despacito – Luis Fonzi
Attention – Charlie Puth
Havana – Camilla Cabello
Paradise – George Ezra
Send My Love to Your New Lover- Adele
Wake Me Up – Avicci
New Rules – Dua Lipa
Firework – Katy Perry
Counting Stars – One Republic
Sex on Fire – Kings of Leon
Chandelier – Sia
Cheap Thrills – Sia
Mr Brightside – The Killers
Feel it Still – Portugal the Man
A Sky Full of Stars – Coldplay
Shut up and Dance – Walk the Moon
No Tears Left to Cry - Ariana Grande
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

My clients always comment on the diversity of the music I play. I can adapt myself to play any style of music, whether that be classical, film music, folk, pop or rock.

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

I have performed at some of the top concert and wedding venues in the UK. These include playing at The Royal Albert Hall and The Royal Festival Hall, and performing at weddings at Hampton Court Palace and The Dorchester.

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

I was very lucky to perform with Dave Stewart, Nile Rodgers, Emile Sande and Beverly Knight for Dave Stewart's Eurythmic Songbook (part of Nile Rodgers' Meltdown Festival at the Royal Festival Hall).

Do you have different line-up options?

I am able to play on either acoustic or electric violins, and either with or without high quality backing tracks.

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

I always try my best to be flexible to help ensure your event runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change slightly in the run up to the event just let me know

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrived 1 hour before the performance time to set up.

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

Of course, and I can also usually accommodate requests that aren't on my set list, as long as these are requested up to a fortnight before the event.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring my violin and PA system for up to 150 people. If the event is larger than this I would ask that the client hires an appropriate PA system and sound engineer separately.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes, with at least a fortnight's notice. This service is free of charge.

Hollie's Prices

Last updated: 2024

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)£250
Up to 1 hour£500
Up to 2 hours£625
Up to 3 hours£750
Wedding ceremony
This includes music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave.
Drinks reception
Two performances of up to 45 mins each during your drinks reception
Wedding ceremony + Drinks reception + Dinner
- Music before the service begins, music during the signing of the register, and music as guests leave. - 2 x 45 min performances at the drinks reception. - 2 x 45 min performances as dinner is being served.
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Hollie's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Kathryn R
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Hollie was absolutely amazing, she played beautifully. Several of my wedding guests commented on how amazing she was and wished to pass on that it made ceremony particularly romantic and was a wonderful welcome to our reception guests.

1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Hollie did the most amazing performance at our wedding. Her music was everything we wanted and she was so professional and easy to deal with. Would definitely recommend Hollie to anyone looking for a modern violinist to add the extra touch to their wedding day.

Anais M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Hollie was incredible. Her communication before the wedding was fantastic and the whole booking process was simple and stress free. We are so glad we chose Hollie to play during our ceremony, it made it feel so magical. Many guests commented on how good Hollie was. Thank you Hollie for being part of our special day.

Liam M
1 year ago
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5 out of 5

Hollie was amazing! The music she played for the ceremony was beautiful and really set the tone well. Our guests loved the electric violin for the drinks reception and we got so many nice comments all day about how fab the music was. In the lead up to the event, Hollie communicated well with us, and was receptive to our song choices. Kat’s grandad absolutely adored listening to his request of ‘Dream a Little Dream of Me’ early on in the reception and couldn’t stop raving about it! Thanks for being so awesome, from Liam and Kat

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From other customers:

David H
7 years ago

Hollie is very personable and a pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending Hollie and hope to use her again.

Peter O
6 years ago

Hollie has led the Farnborough Symphony Orchestra since 2015. Under her leadership, the quality of string playing has improved significantly and her example, particularly in solo passages, has been inspirational. She approaches her role with great thoughtfulness and is a genuine pleasure to work with. I have no hesitation in recommending her.