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23 year old British Musician Ellen Arkwright was born in Huddersfield, Yorkshire before making the move to Marlborough, Wiltshire at an early age.  At 13 she was awarded a music scholarship to Marlborough College where she studied under Jane Darby for 5 years and achieved her ATCL in voice.

 

In 2010 she was a finalist in BBC 2 Young Chorister of the Year Competition held at St Paul’s Cathedral to an audience of 1800 which was televised on Songs of Praise and aired on BBC Radio 2.  In July 2011 she made her London concert debut with the City of London Sinfonia at St John’s Smiths Square where she appeared as a soloist, conducted and mentored by Philip Dukes for Geoffrey Burgon’s memorial concert, singing his Nunc Dimittis and June’s song.  

 

She graduated Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance with a 1st Class Honours Degree where she is studied under Joan Rogers CBE and Anna Tilbrook.  Recent operatic performances include Valetto,L'incoronazione di Poppea (Monteverdi) 1st Spirit, The Magic Flute, (Mozart) Dr Blind, Die Fledermaus, (Strauss) Gretel, Hansel and Gretel, (Humperdinck) and Celeste, Sunday in the Park with George, (Sondheim).

 

Ellen has appeared in recital and as a soloist with many choral societies across London and Wiltshire. Her repertoire includes. Faure Requiem, Handel Messiah, Haydn Creation, Vivaldi Gloria, Orff Carmina Burana, Mozart Requiem.  She also enjoys running her own jazz trio, performing at events across the South West, alongside a busy schedule singing and running function bands.