Ellie is a 24-year old flautist and saxophonist originally from Manchester. In 2018, she graduated from Durham University with a First-Class Honours degree in Music. During this time, she studied with Eilidh Gillespie and taught at the Sage Gateshead as a Flute Tutor on their Step-Up Strings Programme, one of the Young Musicians' Programmes, alongside members of the Royal Northern Sinfonia. After graduating, Ellie worked at Wells Cathedral School as a Graduate Music Assistant and the schools’ Orchestra Manager and was taught by Sarah Newbold.
She is currently is a postgraduate student studying with Jonathan Burgess, John Hall and Andrew Lane at the Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama. Her studies at the College are supported by a Universal Music UK Sound Foundation Scholarship and a Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama Scholarship. Alongside performing with chamber groups and larger orchestral ensembles, Ellie’s passion is outreach work. Her ambition is to introduce children from lower socioeconomic backgrounds to classical music in primary education settings through the combination of music and movement