Athena Octavia - Violinist | Richmond, London

(4 Reviews)5.0
Country: United Kingdom
Based In: Richmond, London
From: £300
Athena Octavia is an exceptional violinist and electric violinist, classically trained to the highest standard and able to perform in any genre. With her highly trained ear she is able to improvise in numerous styles from RnB, Pop and Jazz to EDM and Dubstep.
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Description

Athena is available for events, concerts, recording sessions, and teaching. For events, Athena can perform on acoustic or electric violin in many different genres, and can create a show-stopping performance completely tailored to the event. She is available as a headline solo act or as part of a group.
Athena is a skilled improviser and able to improvise alongside a DJ in many different genres. With her virtuoso violin improvisations she elevates DJ sets, adding an exciting and fresh live musical element.

Set-List

Athena has a repertoire list available on request, and is also able to learn requests.

Biography

Athena first attempted to pick up her older sister’s (much too big) violin aged 2, and essentially hasn’t put it down since. At the age of 9 she began studying at the Royal College of Music Junior Department. There she won several prizes in piano, violin, and music theory, and studied both jazz and improvisation as well as classical violin and piano.
Athena has been performing regularly since the age of 8 and has played at some of the UK’s most prestigious concert venues, including the Wigmore Hall, the Royal Albert Hall, for the Queen at both Buckingham Palace Gardens and Westminst ...

Reviews     (4 Reviews)

Athena Octavia - Violinist - Richmond, London Event Location: New College, Oxford Event Type: Private Event 9th May 2020
Athena, thank you for your performance at our major event in May. Your playing from the balcony of New College after the meal was divine, and you were the perfect close to our event. As an event manager, it was a joy to work with you and you knew exactly the right piece we required for after our formal dinner. I hope to work with you again, and would recommend you highly to others.
Reviewed by: Sarah B
Athena Octavia - Violinist - Richmond, London Event Location: Reading Event Type: Recording Session 23rd February 2020
Athena was absolutely amazing and accommodated to everything! She is very friendly and professional. We would like to say a massive thank you to Athena for helping us to create this set of musical stimuli that will be used in our scientific research project on emotion processing in music and language. She played so perfectly and beautifully during the recording session with wonderful improvisations to help expand our stimulus database. Thank you, Athena!
Reviewed by: Florence P
Athena Octavia - Violinist - Richmond, London Event Location: Oxford Event Type: Concert 22nd November 2019
Athena Hawksley-Walker has played for numerous concerts that I have been involved with. She is utterly professional in approach, and plays with complete commitment. She is equally dedicated to the music whether she is leading or playing rank and file. I also commend Athena to you as a soloist and chamber musician. She is increasingly experienced in both genres, and will not disappoint.
Reviewed by: Benjamin N

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Anniversary Party Awards Ceremony Baby Shower Bachelor / Stag Party Bachelorette / Hen Party Bar / Bat Mitzvah Birthday Party (Adult) Birthday Party (Child) Birthday Party (Teen) Bridal Shower Casinos Charity / Fundraising Event Christening Christmas Party Club Party Cocktail Party / Drinks Reception Community Event Concerts / Tours Conference / Meeting Corporate Event Cruise Ships Dinner Party Engagement Party Festival / Outdoor Event Funeral/Memorial Service Graduation Party Grand Opening Party Halloween Party Hanukkah Celebration High School Reunion HM Forces/Army/Navy/Military Event Holiday / Theme Parks Hotel Event Jewish Wedding New Year's Eve Party Nightclub Event Nursing / Care Home Event Private Party Product Launch / Promotion Prom Night Quinceañera / Sweet 16 Party Restaurant / Bar / Pub Event Retirement Party School Event Social Club Theaters / Stage Trade Show / Exhibitions University / College Event Virtual Event Wedding Ceremony Wedding Cocktail/Drinks Reception Wedding Reception

Additional Information

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Virtual Services Offer

Online Violin/Piano/Music Theory/Aural Skills Lessons

I am a highly experience teacher, and can offer lessons over zoom for £50/hr.

Online Performance

I can do a livestream performance on electric or acoustic violin, so you can enjoy one of my tailor-made performances from your own home!

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