Hollie is a dynamic and versatile violinist based in Hampshire.
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.
Stacey Boorman• Aug. 3, 2019
Hollie was amazing at our wedding!!
She played throughout the ceremony itself and then for around an hour or so afterwards.
She was very professional and just got on with everything on the day, including having to move inside and back out again when we had an unexpected rain shower! Before the wedding communicating with Hollie was really straightforward, she was always quick to reply while being pleasant and helpful.
She played all the songs we requested even though several were not on her repertoire. We'd also asked that she play others in a similar genre as we hadn't requested enough to fill the time, and were really happy with her choices which fitted with everything else perfectly.
Hollie's playing was so beautiful, it really made the day special and so many of our guests commented on how amazing the music was. For me the electric violin music was one of my favourite bits of the whole day.
Would highly recommend Hollie!
Hannah Cooke• July 27, 2019
Hollie is an amazing violinist and really made our wedding special. Several guests mentioned how amazing she was and one guest took her card for their own upcoming wedding. Before the event Hollie was very friendly and professional, and we exchanged lots of emails. She takes requests and is happy to learn new songs. Hollie even downloaded a different backing track for us that we found on YouTube and sent us a few MP3s of her playing different songs to help us choose which song we wanted down the aisle. I would definitely reccomend her to anyone planning a wedding.
Joe Dobney• June 15, 2019
Outstanding. Professional & talented.
Dean bernard• Feb. 7, 2019
I invited Hollie to perform on HMS VICTORY, Royal Historic Dockyards, Portsmouth for a Regimental dinner night .Hollie created an atmosphere that complimented the setting perfectly. In my opinion she was the keystone of the event, her talent has made the evening a night that many will remember for the rest of there careers. Professional and punctual from start to end.
James• Aug. 6, 2018
We couldn’t recommend Hollie highly enough. She is an incredible musician and a lovely person! Everyone at the wedding commented on her musical ability and she really went out of her way to play everything we liked, including pieces that weren’t on her original track list. Thank you Hollie for helping to make our day extra special! Hannah & James Dean x
Daniela and Simone• May 19, 2018
Hollie played at our wedding and she played impeccably. All of the guests were impressed with her elegant and flawless execution. We would highly recommend her, since she is a very talented violinist. Thanks again for gifting with such precious memories. Simone & Daniela
Services From Hollie Chapman Violin
Wedding Violinist - Ceremony & Drinks Reception - 2.5 Hours Total
Wedding Violinist - Drinks Reception Only - Up to 2 Hours
Wedding Violinist - Ceremony Only
Wedding Violinist - Ceremony and Drinks Reception - 1 hour 45 minute total
Acoustic / Electric Violin - 3 x 45 Minute Sets
Acoustic / Electric Violin - 2 x 45 Minute Set
Acoustic / Electric Violin - 1 x 45 Minute Set
How long do you play for?
I can play for up to 5 hours with breaks.
Do you have your own PA and lighting?
I have my own PA system which is suitable for small and medium venues, but I do not provide any lighting.
Do you have Public Liability Insurance and PAT tested equipment?
I have Public Liability Insurance and all my electrical equipment is PAT tested.
My favourite tune is not on your list. Will you be able to play it?
Yes, but I will need at least a weeks notice.
How many breaks do you take? How long are they?
I take a 10 minute break every hour. I will need a longer break of half an hour if the event is over 4 hours.
With Backing Tracks (also available without):
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
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
Without Backing Tracks:
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
With Backing Tracks (Also available without)
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 Carribean
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
Pop – Ballads:
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 – Leona Lewis
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
Pop/Rock/Dance- more upbeat:
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