Liz Stacey set up Simply Strings three years ago, and is the main organiser of all the events. She has worked hard to build a strong reputation with all clients. Simply Strings is now the busiest group of its kind in the area.

Liz studied the violin in Sheffield, and has played with many of the leading chamber groups and ensembles including Sheffield Bach Society, Lincolnshire Philharmonic and Sheffield Fellowship Orchestra. She also teaches the violin in various schools in the area.

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Polly enjoys a varied career as a freelance cellist in chamber groups, orchestras and bands performing classical, jazz, pop and Bollywood music. Previous performances include ITV's Stars in Their Eyes, Channel 4's Transmission alongside Richard Hawley, a European tour with the Corrz and a feature film with violinist Vanessa Mae. Polly is also Education and Outreach Manager with Music in the Round, an experienced workshop leader and as a children's concert presenter she performs regularly at theatres across the UK including the Wigmore Hall, London.

Heather Fenoughty BMus (Hons), MA
Heather studied Music at Sheffield University, specialising in performance and composition, then went on gain a Masters Degree in Composition at Bournemouth University. Now an award-winning composer and sound designer for film and television, Heather also plays violin for sessions, and her performances have appeared in the Top 40 UK charts.

As well as performing regularly with Simply Strings, her orchestral work includes playing with the Lincolnshire Chamber Orchestra and the Orchestra for the Sheffield Fellowship Theatre Company.

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Sophie Wang is an experienced violin soloist and teacher. She studied at Shanghai Conservatory of Music and has played with several orchestras in the UK and Asia as a soloist. She also gives regular recitals with pianists for music societies across the UK.
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Eleanor Ryan is a native New Zealander but has made her home in Manchester after studying at the Royal Northern College of Music and gaining a Masters Degree with Distinction in 2004. Since then she has become a busy freelance violinist working regularly with orchestras such as the Halle, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, Opera North, Northern Sinfonia and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. As well as playing with simply strings Eleanor is also a member of several chamber music ensembles; Epsilon String Quartet, Caccini string quartet, Undici ensemble and is duo partner to Andrew Wilde. She performs regularly with these groups at music societies throughout the UK. Eleanor teaches violin and chamber music at Chethams School of Music.
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Since graduating from the Royal Northern College of Music in 2004 Rosie has performed extensively throughout the uk and Ireland. As a member of the British Philharmonic orchestra she has toured with Josh Groban and Jeff Wayne's 'War of the Worlds' arena tour. She has also performed with Smokey Robinson and appeared on ITV'S 'Stars in their eyes'. When she is not playing Rosie also teaches and leads childrens workshops in Sheffield.
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Anna studied with Penelope Lynex and Ben Davies at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music, where she was awarded the Louise Bands Prize. She moved to Manchester in 2003 to study with Emma Ferrand at the Royal Northern College of Music, and successfully completed her BMus(Hons) degree in July 2008. She has performed in chamber ensembles for many years, and is an experienced and reliable musician.
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Charlotte Watson studied at Chethams School of Music, York University and completed a Masters in Performance at the RNCM. For over 10 years, Charlotte has been cellist for the contemporary music theatre ensemble, 'Black Hair'. They have performed many world premieres to great acclaim both nationally and internationally. Black Hair is currently Ensemble in Residence at York University. She teaches both cello and piano and of course plays regularly with Simply Strings.
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Lucy studied music at the University of York, and the University of Limerick. Since graduating she has performed as a founder member of York Barbican Players and has had a successful concert series with them since 2006. She is now based in Sheffield, where she teaches and performs freelance.
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