About Grazia Strings

We are all highly experienced string players, and have worked with artists such as Olly Murs, Clare Teal and Gregory Porter. We have performed at various prestigious venues including the Royal Albert Hall, The Grosvenor Hotel, The Sage at Gateshead, Snape Maltings Concert Hall, Manchester Town Hall and Liverpool Philharmonic Hall.

One of our favourite performances has been at the Bright Star Ball in London alongside Sir Tom Jones, Jack Whitehall and Sam Bailey. We have also performed at the Eithad Stadium for their annual Woman’s Awards Ceremony and we have even been featured on Sky News!

As well as playing the standard repertoire, we also create our own arrangements.

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Katie Payn
Katie PaynViolinist
Violinist Katie Payn, originally from Suffolk, began playing the violin at the age of 6 and in shortly became a member of Aldeburgh Young Musicians, a centre of advanced training for exceptionally talented musicians.

In 2018, she graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, where undertook masterclasses with numerous highly regarded musicians, including James Clark and Wu Qian, and has been invited to perform chamber music with prestigious violinists such as Pavel Fischer and Sophia Jaffé.

Inés Mota
Inés MotaCellist
Spanish cellist Inés Mota regularly performs with a range of prestigious international orchestras such as BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, Manchester Camerata, Opera North and Valencia Symphony Orchestra.

In 2018, she graduated with Distinction from the Royal Northern College of Music where she studied under prestigious cellist Karine Georgian and received important awards such as the Raphael Sommer Cello Competition and RNCM Schubert Prize.

Emily-Grace Clifton
Emily-Grace CliftonViola
Emily-Grace Clifton, from Wakefield, has been playing the viola since the age of 14 and recently graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music, where she studied under the tutelage of Vicci Wardman, principal violist with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra.

Emily-Grace has completed a Professional Experience Scheme with RLPO. During her time at RNCM, she had the opportunity to play in many of the college orchestras and ensembles such as the Opera Orchestra, Symphony Orchestra, Big Band and Chamber Orchestra.

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by Simon on Grazia Strings

Wonderful music, lovely girls, just perfect for our wedding. Thank you so much.

Thank you Simon for your very kind comments. We loved playing at your beautiful wedding.

by Annabel on Grazia Strings
Played at my Birthday Party

Grazia Strings played at my 50th Birthday. They blew us all away with their amazing playing and went out of their way to ensure the music was exactly what I wanted. Made my birthday very special indeed.