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About Rachel Culpan

Classically trained but fuelled by new sounds! Up for anything, able to play trad, pop, jazz or classical!
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Rachel Culpan is a Glasgow based violinist and pianist. An emerging young artist, she continues to hone her skills currently studying at RCS. Through her intrinsic musicianship, her expression is boundless. She has an ability to enthral audiences with her performances, an exhibit of the joy music brings her. In 2018 Rachel experienced great success. Winner of the WSSO leader competition, she led the orchestra for the 2018 season, playing in the Glasgow Royal Concert Hall and the Glasgow City Halls with repertoire including Rachmaninoff Symphony 2, working with James Lowe. She also played with NYOS Symphony orchestra, playing at venues such at the George square for the European Championships, Usher hall and Caird hall. The repertoire for the season included Stravinsky’s the Rite of Spring and Debussy’s La Mer conducted by Rebecca Miller and Paul Daniel. Further orchestral experience included working with Natalia Luis Bassa within the Junior RCS Symphony orchestra. In 2017, she was runner up for for the new piano stars competition, playing Schubert impromptu op.90 no.4. Rachel is an innovative young musician, always open to new experiences and ideas. She is passionate about all genres of music and although specialising in classical, loves to experiment with new things, often playing with traditional musicians as well as classical. She also sings and has been involved in choirs, in 2017 singing as part of a BBC Christmas eve broadcast with the RCS juniors chamber choir.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I can perform with backing tracks
I can perform while walking around a venue
Classical, Christmas, Baroque, Classical crossover, Contemporary classical, Early music, Film / TV music, Musical theatre, Renaissance, 1920s era music, 1950s era music, 1960s era music, 1970s era music, 1980s era music, 1990s era music, Folk, Ceilidh, Traditional English folk, Traditional Irish folk, Traditional Scottish folk, Jazz, Jazz fusion, Easy listening, Light music, Pop, Acoustic, Covers, Klezmer
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party, New Year's Eve
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Other skills:
Fluent sight-reader, Theory teaching, Instrumental teaching
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Song list

Highland Cathedral
Canon in D
Here comes the bride
Air on the G string
Salut d`amour
The Entertainer
Swing low, sweet chariot,
Swan Lake
Shostakovich Prelude
Flower duet
Amazing grace
L.o.v.e- Nat King Cole
Across the Universe- The Beatles
Can't Take My eyes of you
Dancing queen
Crazy little thing called love
Can't help falling in love
A thousand years- Christina Perri
Someone You Loved- Lewis Capaldi
Get Lucky- Daft Punk
Viva La Vida- Coldplay
Bittersweet symphony
Perfect- Ed Sheeran
Wake me up
Nancy Mulligan- Ed Sheeran
on piano- songs range from Billy Joel to Ed Sheeran. Can also play more contemporary Classical such as Yiruma, Ludovico Einuadi, and Yan Tiersen,
And many more traditional Scottish, Irish, Klezmer, classicaletc. Up for anything!
Customer questions

Do you have different line-up options?

Yes, I can also offer a duo with violin/cello, piano/cello or string quartet.

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

I can be as flexible as possible, as long as I am aware of any changes I will accommodate to the best of my ability.

How much time do you need to set up?

Depending on the line up I would only need around half an hour to an hour. I would just require some time to tune, get a feel for the acoustics and have a warm up.

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

Of course! I am willing to learn pieces specifically for your event, chosen by you. Either you can pick from my list or give me an idea of the kind of genre/pick certain songs or pieces.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes, I bring my own instrument to play acoustically, along with a music stand if required.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

Yes! I would need to know in advance ideally, but there is a chance I would know the piece already! If I was playing in a group situation I would request that any pieces that aren't on the list are requested a bit further in advance as rehearsal time would be required.


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Standard Prices
Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£60
Up to 1 hour£160
Up to 2 hours£220
Up to 3 hours£280
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Greg L, 1 year ago

'Her interaction in group work was fantastic and her contributions both full of imagination and understanding of the stylistic idioms of the music. She worked with a group to produce their own arrangements of melodies we gave them and came up with interesting and exciting arrangements. Her playing was rich and expressive and she jumped at the chance to improvise.'

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Paul T, 1 year ago

'Rachel and Ayla (cello) played an array of different styles of music, ranging from classical to pop. They really gave the day a special feel!'