We are delighted to welcome Elinor Cooper as our interim Musical Director for the summer term!
Elinor is a conductor, singer and classical music writer based in the South West. She has a first class BA in Music from the University of Bristol and an MMus with choral conducting from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she studied with Adrian Partington, Sarah Tenant-Flowers, Andrea Brown and Greg Hallam.
For two years, Elinor worked as a writer for BBC Music Magazine, and now combines freelance journalism with her musical career. During her time with the magazine, Elinor interviewed renowned artists such as Kiri Te Kanawa, Tara Erraught and Sakari Oramo, and contributed to numerous features and articles.
As a singer, Elinor has worked with international conductors and artists in performances and masterclasses. Highlights include consecutive BBC Proms with Vasily Petrenko, Bob Chilcott and Daniel Barenboim, and masterclasses with Ian Bostridge, Mary King and Sarah Connolly.
Elinor is currently Musical Director of Bristol University Singers, Collegium Singers, UWE Singers, chamber choir Spiro Singers and assistant conductor for Bristol Youth Choir. She teaches singing at Wycliffe School, Stroud and from her home in Bristol.