Sophie Holder - Harpist

This performer studied the harp at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and graduated with distinction. Since then she has been very much in demand as a professional harpist in all areas of music and her work has taken her all over the world.
She is currently the harpist at the London production of Phantom of the Opera but regularly takes time out to perform with other companies such as The Royal Shakespeare Company and at The National Theatre. She particularly enjoyed appearing on Top of the Pops and playing on Classic FM and Womans Hour.

Her love of light music has brought her to perform at weddings, civil partnerships and functions all over the country and at all major London hotels and splendid country residences such as Highclere Castle, Blenheim Palace and Cliveden. She appears regularly closer to her home of Hertfordshire at Hatfield House, Bush Hall, Tewinbury Farm, Fanhams Hall and Ponsbourne Park to name but a few.

Musical Education

  • Zurich, Switzerland - Advanced studies with Emmy Hurlimann
  • Guildhall School of Music & Drama (London) - AGSM (Performers & Teachers) David Watkins
  • Countess of Munster Musical Trust Award for Advanced Study
  • Royal College of Music (London) - Sioned Williams

Orchestral, Show & Ensemble Experience

  • Almeida Opera Festival
  • Annie get your Gun
  • Birmingham Royal Ballet
  • Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
  • Bournemouth Sinfonietta
  • Carousel
  • English Touring Opera
  • Evita
  • The Halle Orchestra
  • The Kammerspiel Ensemble
  • London Festival Orchestra
  • London Mozart Players
  • My Fair Lady
  • The National Theatre
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • The Producers
  • R.T.E. Concert Orchestra
  • Royal Philharmonic Pops Orchestra
  • The Royal Shakespeare Company
  • South Pacific

 

 

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Sophie Holder - Harpist Repertoire

The harp has a very varied repertoire but to give you an idea think of classic songs, light classical, ballads, show and film themes. All the light classical pieces will be melodies you recognise but maybe don’t know the name of. It can be Robbie Williams, Shania Twain or Michael Buble or more traditionally Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole or Ella Fitzgerald.

Popular requests include:

  • My Heart Will Go On
  • Evergreen
  • Never Had a Dream Come True
  • Home
  • Angels
  • Strangers in the Night
  • Misty
  • Moonlight Sonata
  • Clair de Lune
  • One Day in Your Life
  • Send in the Clowns

and the list is endless…

Sophie Holder - Harpist Feedback

Thank you so much for the beautiful music you provided on our wedding day. Everyone remarked on what a difference it made to the day. It helped create a lovely atmosphere and made the day really special

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