The members of Cordelectra met in 2007 and have since been performing together all over the UK and Europe as a string section for various artists as well as their own acoustic and electric string act. The members of Cordelecrtra have performed at events such as the MTV European Music Awards, the Royal Variety Performance, the Eurovision Song Contest as well as UK and European Festivals. The girls decided to start performing on electric instruments as a way of broadening their musical versatility and to fulfill the different demands of modern music. The project has proven to be very successful and has seen them performing for companies such as Sunseeker and events all over the South West and London. This success has therefore opened the door to many more exciting performance opportunities coming up over the next few months.

Emma Clark – Violin

Emma graduated from Trinity College of Music in 2004. Her professional work has included performances with New London Soloists Orchestra, Bath Philharmonia, Tempus Chamber Orchestra, Jersey Symphony Orchestra, Educational Workshops with the London Philharmonic Orchestra and various other chamber ensembles. Emma has played in recording sessions for films, televised programmes, various pop/rock/funk/soul bands and Music for the Eurovision Song Contest. Emma currently teaches throughout Hampshire, whilst performing with Cordicella String Trio, Southampton String Quartet, Backing strings for numerous bands and other orchestral freelance work.

Patricia Spodzieja – Viola

Patricia began her musical career in her native Germany and after completing her studies at the University of Southampton she was awarded scholarships for further studies at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama (PGdip) and at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama (MMP, Advanced Certificate). Her professional engagements have included a placement with the BBC Wales, work with the Orchestra de Baroque, the Dionysus Ensemble, the Sinfonia Cymru, Bath Philharmonia and the London Soloists Chamber Orchestra. Patricia performed with McFly at the Royal Variety Performance and with Dido at the MTV European Music Awards and did regular studio work for House of Audio in Germany. At the moment she is teaching in schools and privately as well as playing viola with the Southampton String Quartet, Cordicella String Trio, Background Strings Olly Hite and freelance work.

Debbie Packer – Cellist

Debbie was brought up in the Southampton area. She studied the cello from the age of six, under the tutelage of Vikki Harding and throughout the last 20 years, Debbie has been principle cellist of numerous orchestras, including the Southampton Youth Orchestra, where she enjoyed many solo opportunities.   Like many musicians in the Hampshire area, Debbie undertook her orchestral training under the baton of Keith Smith. Debbie has toured and played in several countries including China, Estonia, Latvia, Hungary and France. Debbie has played at many prestigious occasions either as a soloist or member of a trio or quartet, including the launch of the Queen Mary 2 as well as many other corporate and charity events. Debbie has enjoyed master classes with Julian Lloyd Webber and the Allegri String Quartet, has had the opportunity of studying and performing with members of both the Bournemouth and BBC Philharmonic Orchestra and has won many awards for her musical talent and commitment throughout her musical studies including awards from the Arts Council by Southampton City Council, and the National Cystic Fibrosis Awards.