About Us

India Rose Strings is an award-winning ensemble comprised exclusively of young, professional musicians who all hold a degree in Music and have an extensive background in performance. All gifted musicians with lively personalities, we have the ability to effortlessly captivate a room. Great care goes into arranging pieces for our string quartet and many hours are spent perfecting our music to produce a unique sound fit for the most special occasions. Although we are based in Leeds and primarily take bookings from the four corners of Yorkshire, we are happy to perform all over the country and beyond!

Chloe Merriott - Cellist & Manager

Chloe Merriott

~ Cellist & Manager ~

Chloe is a cellist and singer whose dynamic personality has led her to play music in France, Slovenia, Spain, China, Belgium, Germany and Holland. Having graduated from Newcastle University with a First Class Honours Degree in Music, including a double major in Performance, she has continued to perform with musicians all over the world. A musically diverse and vibrant performer, Chloe’s collaborations extend into contemporary dance, World and Classical musics, spoken word (featured on BBC Radio 3), dance fusion and improvisation. Chloe enjoys teaching voice and cello and writing all the repertoire for India Rose Strings!

Megan Swinchin - Viola

Megan Swinchin

~ Viola ~

Megan is a viola player who has extensive experience performing solo and in ensembles across a range of musical genres. She majored in performance at the University of Huddersfield, where she explored 20th century repertoire for Viola. She has played in many different orchestras, such as the Liverpool Philharmonic Youth Orchestra and Slaithwaite Philharmonic Orchestra as principal viola. Megan has collaborated with many different post-rock groups, which has resulted in travelling throughout the county and Europe.  She has also recorded film soundtracks for the musician, Bill Ryder-Jones, former guitarist in the Liverpool band The Coral. These soundtracks include 'Leave Taking' (2009), a short film funded by Northwest Vision and Media and the UK Film Council, directed by Laurence Easeman, and 'Piggy' (2012), directed by Kieron Hawkes. When she is not performing, Megan teaches strings in schools across Leeds.

Aimée Storton - Violin

Aimée Storton

~ Violin ~

Aimée is a violinist from West Yorkshire and a graduate of the University of Huddersfield where she led the Symphony and String Orchestras and achieved a First Class Honours Degree in Music. As a member of many orchestras and musical ensembles, Aimée has had the chance to perform in France, Austria, Luxembourg and Germany, as well as in notable venues such as the BBC’s Maida Vale Studios and the Royal Albert Hall. Aimée has interests in a mix of musical genres and aspires to make music accessible to all, wishing to work with people from all styles and specialisms. Keen to further her passion for music, Aimée has just finished studying for a Postgraduate Diploma in Music Performance at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.

Elle Weaver - Violin

Elle Weaver

~ Violin ~

Elle has been playing music since a very young age and has an extraordinary breadth of music styles in her work, ranging from Classical solo performances to playing in the pit orchestra for Musical Theatre shows such as 'Legally Blonde' and 'Kinky Boots'! With a flair for modern styles especially, Elle enjoys collaborative projects, most recently with the avant-garde Leeds-based band Restless Youth, for whom she also sings. Elle's background in Jazz, Classical and Modern music makes her the perfect musician for not only teaching young people at the National Youth Music Theatre, but also engaging audiences throughout the UK.