Ellie is a conductor based in the North West. She graduated from the Royal Northern College of Music with a masters degree with distinction in conducting after studying music at the University of Manchester.
In the 2019-20 season, Ellie made her debut with the Hallé Orchestra whilst she was in post as Musical Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra. She conducted the ABLE Orchestra for a world première by composer, Oliver Vibrans, and she toured the major UK theatres with Matthew Bourne’s new production of Romeo and Juliet as the Young Associate conductor. She is currently the Musical Director of Radius Opera, Chester Festival Chorus and Stafford Choral Society and the Associate Conductor of Manchester Chamber Choir and Huddersfield Choral Society.
In the 2020-21 season, Ellie looks forward to making her debut with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir for a world première performance and will conduct Northern Ballet’s production of The Great Gatsby.
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 present choral music in new ways. 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.