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Welcome to The Sorelli Ensemble - Violin & Cello Duo
Based in the heart of the Cotswolds & Warwick we can cover a wide area of the Midlands, South & West of England.
These include; The Cotswolds, Oxfordshire, Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Herefordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire and more!
Meet the Team
Julia Rogers - our Founder & Director and Sara Lane Rees - our Co-Founder are both professional musicians and great friends. They met on the island of Jersey in 2010 whilst performing at a chamber music festival and have been performing together ever since. Soon after they founded the Sorelli Ensemble. They are passionate about providing the highest quality of delivery and presentation in their performances. The girls pride themselves on their friendly demeanour and their ability to connect with their audiences and clients.
Julia & Sara make their best efforts to play at all of their bookings however on some occasions they may be unavailable. At The Sorelli Ensemble we have a network of carefully selected professional players to draw upon should we need. All of our players have public liability insurance and have been trained at top music colleges. They have been trialled with the girls so rest assured that their standard is of the highest quality.
Julia & Sara
Graduates of the Royal Academy of Music and the Royal Northern College of Music, Julia and Sara have performed throughout the UK and Europe, in venues including: the Royal Albert Hall, the Concertgebouwe, the Royal Festival Hall, St Martin in the Fields and the Birmingham Symphony Hall. They were the featured guest entertainers on Saga Cruises in 2013/2014 and regularly perform at The Proms, on BBC Radio 3 and Classic FM.
Aside from performing as The Sorelli Ensemble, the girls enjoy a busy freelance career. They play regularly with professional orchestras, such as The BBC Symphony Orchestra, The Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, The Orchestra of the Swan and The Royal Shakespeare Company. Julia has also appeared on BBC Four, Radio 3, BBC Scotland, Classic FM, Britain's Got Talent and annually plays at The Proms. She has played on pop recordings which have been distributed worldwide and her featured solo on the album 'Credere' was used as the accompaniment on the World Figure Skating Championships in 2011/2012.
They take great pleasure in arranging their own music and can tailor their performances to suit the preferred styles of their clients. With a wide variety of musical repertoire, ranging from Baroque to Classical and Jazz to Film, they are able to present an entertaining programme to complement any occasion.