Elin is a passionate Chamber musician with a breadth of knowledge and experience. A versatile cellist, Elin has accompanied the Bangor Cathedral Choir, performed at Brecon Jazz Festival, with Catrin Finch for the Wales International Harp Festival and alongside the Claret String Quartet in Xiamen, China. During her University studies, Elin was principal cellist of the University’s Chamber Orchestra, Contemporary Music group, String Orchestra and Cello Ensemble, performing chamber works in concerts on a weekly basis.
She is able to offer a variety of chamber groups for performances including String Quartet, String Trio, or String Duo. Whether it's strictly classical music, pop and TV covers, folk music or original Welsh and English songs by acoustic duo Y2, the music is all available and can be specialised to your event.
The Claret String Quartet is an accommodating ensemble with the experience of performing in recitals, recording sessions, corporate functions and weddings. Established in 2016, the quartet is vibrant and boasts a varied repertoire list, ranging from classical music to folk, pop, jazz, TV hits and tango. We are able to offer personalised arrangements to fit any occasion.
Having received masterclasses with likes of the Carducci Quartet, the Claret String Quartet have excelled in their field. The quartet achieved the highest mark in their ensemble module at university, leading to an invitation to perform at Xiamen University, China. This performance can be seen below.
The Claret Quartet have also performed voluntarily at schools in Cardiff and Brussels, and perform for Cardiff-based charity 'Making Music Changing Lives' in hope of inspiring the next generation.
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Y2 (Y Ddau) is a new and exciting acoustic duo with Welsh singer-songwriter Arfon Wyn on guitar and lead vocals. Since forming in 2018, this duo has featured on national television and performed for a variety of audiences in societies and in Bangor Cathedral.
The duo performs original Welsh and English songs, traditional Celtic melodies and covers. We are available for concerts, weddings, societies and functions. For our latest news, follow our Facebook page Y2.