Eleanor has been a full scholar at the Royal Academy of Music since age 17, studying with Clio Gould. Eleanor holds the Albert and Eugenie Frost Music Trust Award, Leverhulme Undergraduate Award and Poulett Scholarship. She has enjoyed masterclasses from eminent teachers including Thomas Brandis and Maxim Vengerov. Prior to her studies at RAM, Eleanor was a scholar at Wells Cathedral School from the age of nine. During her time at Wells Eleanor won the Yfrah Neaman Prize, the Vivaldi Prize and the Concerto Competition. She performed concertos with WCS Symphony Orchestra and String Chamber Orchestra, and was leader of both these ensembles, along with the chamber orchestra.
As a soloist, Eleanor has performed concertos by Sibelius, Bruch, Mendelssohn, Corelli, Vivaldi, Dvorak, Kabalevsky, Mozart, Shostakovich and Bach. Eleanor’s piano trio, the Novak Piano Trio, were winners of the Harry Isaacs Prize 2012. Eleanor has recently joined the Delmege Quartet, winners of the Norman Cooper Chamber Competition and the York Chamber Music Competition, as 1st violin.
Eleanor has led the Royal Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra at Royal Festival Hall, the University of London Symphony Orchestra and the Royal Academy of Music String Orchestra, and became a member of the celebrated Sainsbury Royal Academy Soloists in 2012. She is director of the London Chamber Soloists, who made their debut at St. George’s, Bristol in 2014, and of Aldwych Sinfonia. Eleanor was also a member of the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain 2006-2010, as Principal 2nd Violin in her final year. In 2010, Eleanor won a place at the prestigious LSO Strings Academy and was runner up for the course prize. She also participated in the 2014 LSO Strings Academy, where she was leader of the orchestra.
Eleanor is a prizewinner in several competitions. She was named BBC Proms/Guardian Young Composer of the Year 2006.
She plays an N. Gagliano violin generously loaned from the RAM.