From a very early age, Elisabeth was introduced to brass banding with her late grandfather, Eifion Rogers, buying her a cornet when she was born. She began playing at the age of 7, being inspired by her family’s involvement in brass banding.
At the age of 8, Liz joined her family’s local brass band, Ammanford Town Silver Band, playing both cornet and flugelhorn. Working her way through the ranks, she gained the principal seat as the youngest ever principal cornet of the band, aged 14, which she held for 3 years. To develop herself further as a musician, Liz currently plays front row cornet for Llwydcoed Band. She is also a current member of the National Youth Brass Band of Wales, and has been a member since the age of 11.
She is also the current principal trumpet/cornet of Carmarthenshire Senior Ensembles and the 6 Counties ensembles. Throughout the years she has developed her playing by helping out in various bands and being expertly tutored by some of the best in the country, namely Tony Small and Chris Turner.
She is complemented by many for her distinctive tone, and plays on an Oldroyd Cardinal cornet, as well as the Cardinal trumpet.
Elisabeth has accepted an offer to study the cornet at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama in September 2020, where she will continue to develop her talent and grow as a brass musician.
“The tone of the Oldroyd Cardinal Cornet is so rich and vibrant in all ranges, and the brilliant bell really does enhance the clarity of the higher register. The tonality and harmonics are smooth, which captures expression and emotion perfectly in the music. The instrument is simply beautiful not only to play, but also to look at, and that captures the true beauty and uniqueness of it, whilst separating the range from all the others.”
|Bell||125mm (4.9") Hand Hammered Rose Brass Bell with Nickel Silver Flare, Hand Engraved|
|Lead Pipe||Rose Brass, with Hand Engraving (with Open Flare into Receiver)|
|Side Bows||Rose Brass|
|Triggers||Main and Third|
|Inner Slides||Nickel Silver|
|Outer Sliders||Nickel Silver|
|Tuning Slide||Rose Brass|
|Finish||Lacquer with Black Nickel Plated Trimmings|