Claire Roberts

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Violinist: classical, electric, folk, session. Experienced part-writer, can fix trio, quartet, duo or solo

Claire grew up in South West Wales where she began playing with orchestras and chamber groups from an early age. She then attended Oxford University as a choral scholar, where she learned composition, orchestration and techniques of composition with Dr Martyn Harry, John Trail and Prof Robert Saxton. Claire continued having lessons in London with Liz Partridge (Trininty Laban) and went on to study violin performance at the Royal Northern College of Music. ORCHESTRAL EXPERIENCE Leader – Film project, National Youth Orchestra of Wales, RNCM Composer lab, Carmarthenshire County Orchestra, CAOS orchestra, Bro Myrddin School Orchestra, Glan-y-Mor School band Sectional Tutor – Oxford University Philarmonic Principle 2nd Violin - National Youth Orchestra of Wales (-2013) Principle 2nd Violin – Three counties Youth Orchestra (-2012) Workshops with WNO and BBC NOW Others include: St Peter’s College Orchestra, Oxford University Symphonia, Symphonic y Tywi, RNCM Concert Orchestra, RNCM Symphony Orchestra, Penine Sinfonia, Session Orchestra, Welsh Musical Theatre Orchestra, Young Musicians’ Symphony Orchestra CHAMBER EXPERIENCE Rhosyn Wen String Quartet Endymion String Quartet Event Music Simply Strings RNCM Chamber Orchestra Neptune Players FASM Piano Trio SESSION WORK Last Breath (album release Heads or Tails, violinist and arranger) X Factor live shows 2015 Andrew Carr Dom Lawson EP The Big String RNCM Session Orchestra CHORAL SOCIETIES EXPERIENCE (Most recent listed) Hallam Choral Society Oxford Welsh Male voice choir Llanelli Choral Society Llandaff Cathedral Choral Society York Singers ADDITONAL SKILLS / QUALIFICATIONS • Dalcroze Eurythmics course (music education) • Kodaly course with Kodaly Wales • DipABRSM Violin Performance • Grade 8 piano, voice and violin.

Performance details
I can perform outdoors
I have a car I can use to travel to gigs
I require car parking close to venues
I can perform while walking around a venue
My equipment is PAT tested
I own a PA system
Classical, Electronic, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Pop, Acoustic, Traditional church music, Folk, Country, Bluegrass, Latin jazz, Vintage, Soul
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Event types:
Wedding, Wedding proposal, Funeral / Memorial service, Church service, Hotel / Restaurant event, Bar / Club / Venue event, Private event, Corporate event, Charity event, Concert, Recording session, Theatre / Show, Cruise, Burns night, Birthday party, Christmas party
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Emma B, 2 years ago

Claire and her accompanist did an amazing job at our church wedding. Beautifuly played just what we wanted would highly recommend

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Client, 1 year ago

The most versatile voice

Client, 1 year ago

Claire and her pianist gave us a wonderful hour's entertainment

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