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.