Ulmus Trio formed in 2016. Liz, Erica and Meghan met while they were all studying at Birmingham Conservatoire. They are experienced, professional musicians who work as educators and performers. The trio undertakes a wide range of work from workshops to concerts to functions, all across the UK. They are heavily involved in outreach and promote live music throughout schools and care homes.
Liz Meyer - Flute
Liz graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2015, where she obtained a Bachelor of Music (Hons) degree. She studied with Jonathan Rimmer, Marie-Christine Zupancic, Annabel Knight (baroque flute) and Andrew Lane (piccolo). She has been the principal flautist in the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO) Youth Orchestra, Vacation Chamber Orchestra and the Birmingham Conservatoire Repertoire Orchestra. In 2014 she attended the CBSO Youth Orchestra Academy and Trevor Wye’s international flute summer school. Liz has taken part in masterclasses with Trevor Wye, Paul Edmund-Davies, Wissam Boustany, Marie-Christine Zupanic and Karen Jones. She is currently studying for a Masters at Trinity Laban alongside working as a performer and teacher. Her playing covers a diverse range of styles – from a traditional classical style to folk-fusion.
Erica Sinclair - Clarinet
Erica is originally from Caithness in the north Highlands. From 2009-2013, she studied clarinet on the BMus programme at Edinburgh Napier University under Alison Waller, graduating with First Class Honours. She was involved in university concerts as a soloist and with the university ensembles, performing Malcolm Arnold’s Second Clarinet Concerto with the chamber orchestra in her final year. As a former member of the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland, she performed in a joint Prom concert with the BBC SSO in 2012, and as principal bass clarinettist on the orchestra’s 2015 tour to China. She also participated in NYOS’s Camerata and Futures ensembles. From 2013-2015, Erica continued her studies with the MMus programme at Birmingham Conservatoire, under Sally Harrop, Mark O’Brien and Michael Harris. She was regularly involved in local and college orchestras and ensembles on clarinet, harp and basset horn. She also achieved a place on the CBSO Training Scheme. She graduated with Masters with Distinction. Erica is currently based in Birmingham, teaching and performing regularly throughout the UK.
Meghan Killen - Bassoon
Meghan graduated from Birmingham Conservatoire in 2015 where she achieved a first class BMus (Hons) degree studying the bassoon. She studied with Shelly Organ, John Orford, Sarah Burnett and Andy Watts and has taken part in masterclasses with Ole Kristian Dahl and Jonathan Small. During her time there, Meghan was principal of the Conservatoire’s Symphony Orchestra, Repertoire Orchestra, Wind Orchestra, Thallein Ensemble, Composers Orchestra and Pops Orchestra. In her final year, Meghan won the Nicholas Hunka Bassoon Prize competition and was highly commended in the Birmingham Conservatoire Woodwind Prize competition. She now works as a freelance musician and teacher, both privately and for the Birmingham Music Service and plays regularly as a freelance musician.