Ellie Slorach


Ellie is a conductor based in Manchester, UK. In 2021-22 she will be the Assistant Conductor for the Orchestre Philharmonique Royal de Liège. She is also currently the Musical Director of Kantos Chamber Choir, Radius Opera, and the Associate Conductor of Manchester Chamber Choir and Huddersfield Choral Society.


In 2021-22 Ellie looks forward to conducting Northern Ballet for their production of ‘Dangerous Liaisons’ and making her debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir for a world première performance. She will also make her debut with the Northern Opera Group as part of Leeds Opera Festival and conduct Hallam Sinfonia in collaboration with Jon Boden.


In the 2020-21 season, Ellie programmed and conducted the BBC Singers for recording and filming, conducted the London Sinfonietta in workshop and participated in conducting sessions with the Royal Opera House Orchestra. Later this year Ellie looks forward to conducting Northern Ballet’s production of ‘Swan Lake’ in Leeds Grand Theatre.


Highlights from the 2019-20 season include: Ellie’s debut with the Hallé Orchestra whilst Musical Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra, conducting the ABLE Orchestra for a world première by composer, Oliver Vibrans, and touring major UK theatres with Matthew Bourne’s new production of Romeo and Juliet as the Young Associate conductor.


In 2015, Ellie founded Kantos Chamber Choir. Kantos has risen to the fore of the choral scene in the North of the UK, putting on unique and innovative concerts that shake up the long standing tradition of choral performances. As well as concerts with the choir, Ellie has been the conductor and chorus director for numerous recordings, including with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic, on labels including Decca Classics. Ellie regularly directs for the BBC Radio 4 Daily Service and Sunday Worship broadcasts and directed Kantos in Rome and Assisi for special edition broadcasts.


Ellie studied conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music having previously studied music at The University of Manchester.