Angharad and Lowri Thomas are two siblings that make up the Violin and Viola duo, String Sisters. Born and raised in Alltwen, Angharad and Lowri have been playing together for over ten years and as String Sisters they combine their artistic talents with a passion for outreach, inspiring audiences and encouraging live music across the country. Their aim is to bring top quality chamber music to areas where it is not readily accessible in order to break down the boundaries of classical music.
Angharad studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama winning both the McGrenery Chamber Award and Cardiff Violins Chamber Prize.
Lowri also studied at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama and went on to study postgraduate at the Royal College of Music where she was winner of the RCM Viola Competition 2017.
As individuals they have worked with orchestras such as the BBC Symphony Orchestra, BBC National Orchestra of Wales, London Philharmonic Orchestra, London Chamber Orchestra, Royal Scottish National Orchestra and Welsh National Opera.
String Sisters have also played with soloists such as Alfie Boe, Michael Ball, Paloma Faith, Marc Almond, Boy George and Robbie Williams and have performed in TV shows including XFactor, Britain’s Got Talent, The Voice and Ant and Dec’s Saturday Night Takeaway.
String Sisters successfully auditioned for Live Music Now in 2018 and have been generously supported in their musical careers by the Irene Hanson Award, Arts Council Wales Scholarship, Denne Gilkes Memorial Prize, Help Musicians UK, Royal Society of Musicians, James Pantyfedwen Foundation, Kathleen Trust Scholarship, Ryan Davies Memorial Trust and Craxton Memorial Trust.
Take the A55 towards Conwy
Leave A55 at Junction 27A (A525 Denbigh)
Continue on Chester Street into St Asaph
The Cathedral is visible from the mini roundabout at the top if Chester Street.
Pay and display car park: take FIRST exit from the mini roundabout and then first RIGHT.
From Rhyl: Take the A525 Vale Road out of Rhy and follow the signs for St Asaph (Llanelwy)
From Conwy: Take the A55 towards Chester and exit at Junction 27
Continue on the A525 (The Roe) into St Asaph
Turn LEFT at the next roundabout going over the bridge and onto the High Street
The Cathedral can be seen on the RIGHT at the top of the High Street
Take the THIRD exit from the mini roundabout and then the first RIGHT for the pay and display car park.