Dora and Esyllt are graduates of the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, having worked together since 2018. During their time at the conservatoire, they organised and performed in the annual St David’s Day concert and created several recordings of the voice and piano. Both artists bring different cultural experiences, with Dora from an English and Lithuanian family, whilst Esyllt comes from Wales.
Having started playing the piano at the age of 5, Dora Seaton studied at Lithuania’s National M.K.Čiurlionis School of Arts before moving to Wales to study at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama under the tutelage of Graham Caskie. She has enjoyed performing in numerous projects, including but not limited to student led opera scenes and concerts as part of the college’s student performance company. She was also lead pianist for Lithuania’s Children’s choir Ugnelė, performing in various competitions and concerts throughout Europe, Japan and Indonesia, whilst also receiving an award for best concertmaster of the Jean Sibelius Competition in Finland.
Esyllt began her singing lessons at the age of 4 and enjoys performing in her native Welsh language. She’s won several awards at the National Urdd Eisteddfod as a soloist, and as a member of a duet, ensemble, and choir. During her time in college, Esyllt performed alongside the current Royal Harpist, Alis Huws at the Buckingham Palace, debuting Paul Mealor’s ‘Morwyn Llyn y Fan’ at HRH Prince of Wales’ 50th Anniversary of his Investiture. She would later perform this as HRH Prince of Wales’ residence in Llwynywermod. She has been fortunate to study with Eilyr Thomas, Suzanne Murphy and Lorna Anderson. Both Dora and Esyllt will continue to study for their Masters’s degrees at the conservatoire whilst continuing to work together. They will begin their journey as musicians for Live Music Now in 2022.
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