Violinist

Claire Roberts

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About Claire

Violinist
Manchester
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
Musicianship
Genres:
Classical, Electronic, Jazz, Blues, Swing, Postmodern jukebox jazz, Pop, Acoustic
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Instruments:
Violin, Composer, Singer (mezzo soprano), Singer
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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, 1 year 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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Carole B, 1 year ago

We booked Americana for our anniversary Barn Dance which was attended by around 200 people. We had a caller who helped everyone learn the steps. It was a great evening! We had the opportunity to discuss what was wanted directly with the band prior to the event which was helpful and reassuring. The band subsequently put together a great set with a fabulous selection of songs which were performed brilliantly. The interval music was also well received. We had nothing but positive feedback from our guests, so a successful evening! Very happy with our choice of band for this special event.

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Ken S, 1 year ago

Thanks once again for playing at our event. The music was brilliant and your voice was amazing. I particularly like the way you adapted each set to the needs of the event. Starting off with gentle background music during the meal with a slightly more upbeat tempo for the second set with the last set making for a fantastic atmosphere. As good as you were I don't think you would have been able to put on such a great show without your sound engineer, Remko constantly adapted the set up and sound to make sure that it sounded great around the whole venue. It was great to see modern technology at work with his remote pad allowing him to move around the room to make sure everyone could hear the music! All in all it made for a fantastic night!!!!!!!!!

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

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