Helina was born and brought up in Barry, South Wales before she moved to London to pursue a four-year degree at the Royal Academy of Music, graduating in 1996. She is now working as a freelance violinist and teaches violin and piano privately.
Helina's past experiences include extra work with the BBC Welsh Symphony Orchestra, leading the National Youth Orchestra of Wales, Welsh Proms Youth Orchestra and Cardiff Bay Chamber Orchestra. She has also performed as a guest artist in various local concerts with the Cardiff Bay Choir and Cardiff Polyphonic Choir. Today, Helina regularly performs and records with folk and pop bands as a session player.
Born in Cardiff, Tanwen studied at the Royal College of Music, London, graduating in 1996.
Her freelance career has enabled her to play in many orchestras and chamber groups, including Welsh Sinfonia, National Symphony Orchestra, New Queen's Hall Orchestra and the Arcata ensemble, performing at a variety of venues such as St James Palace and Wigmore Hall, London.
Louise was interested in music from an early age and studied violin and viola in school. She graduated from Trinity College Carmarthen, and whilst teaching music continued as a post-graduate student at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.
As well as having valuable experience as a viola player with several orchestras, Louise also arranges music and teaches instrumental and classroom music across South Wales.
Born in Derry, Claudine came to study Cello at the Royal Welsh College under Chris Hodges, Sharon Mc Kinley and Peter Esswood. She then gained a place at the Royal College Of Music in London studying Baroque Cello with Richard Tunnicliffe.
Claudine has performed in a variety of styles including Theatre and Dance. She is currently working as a freelance player with many orchestras and chamber groups as well as teaching in the South Wales area.
All regular members of the quartet hold full public liability insurance. Hotels may require proof of this. Please contact us and we will be happy to supply the venue with our current policy.
Whilst we are a core of four players, you can rest assured that should any of us become unavailable, we can draw upon a pool of experienced musicians to take our place.
These players have performed with us extensively and are very familiar with our repertoire. Details on some of these players can be seen below.
Matthew studied violin at Wells Cathedral School before being awarded a scholarship to read music at Cardiff University. Since graduating, he has worked as a freelance performer with a number of orchestras including the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the Ulster Orchestra, the Northern Ballet, Emerald Ensemble and the English String Orchestra.
He regularly leads a number of companies including Opera Box and the Bath Philharmonia, has played numerous violin concertos and performs regularly as a Chamber musician across the UK.
Paula was a member of the National Youth Orchestra for 3 years before studying violin at the Royal Academy of Music (1978-82), with Sidney Griller. She joined the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra in 1982, playing tutti and sub-principal 1st violin under Simon Rattle until 1989.
In 1989, Paula worked for the Orquestra do Porto in Portugal for two years. After returning to Britan, she freelanced with the CBSO and the BSO (1991-2012). Paula has also worked with Ballet Rambert, the Welsh National Opera and the Welsh Sinfonia as well as performing in chamber music concerts and private teaching.
Lucy began playing the cello at the age of 3.
Since April 2008 Lucy has played with the Mavron Quartet, as well as gaining a reputation as a natural improvisor and collaborator. She works with singer songwriters such as Huw M, The Gentle Good, Rob Lear, records and performs with the Dave Jones Jazz Trio, and collaborates with internationally acclaimed harpist Eleanor Turner. Since 2011 she has worked as a string/cello teacher at 'Making Music, Changing Lives', which provides the perfect environment to combine her love of helping people think positively and developing a 'musical ear' to improve instrumental playing.