I am deeply passionate about teaching music to all levels and capabilities, and tailor my practices to suit each individual student and their personal goals. If you wish to achieve high marks in grade exams or auditions, then I will prepare you in a manner specifically suited to each qualification you wish to sit. I also focus on many other aspects of playing your instrument (not strictly limited to the cello), such as performance anxiety, performing within an ensemble, solo performance preparation and musical theory. Whatever your goal, I will ensure you receive well-rounded, solid instruction that includes all the key areas of musical performance: technique, musical interpretation, and musicianship.
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Cellist Ellie Winter (b. 1995) has a Masters in Music from the Royal Northern College of Music (2021), and studies under the tuition of Nicholas Trygstad.
Ellie began her cello studies with Josephine Horder. She demonstrated great musical promise from an early age, winning the Marguerite Swan Prize for Cello aged twelve. She was awarded places in numerous prestigious youth orchestras, including the National Children’s Orchestra of Great Britain, the Barbican Youth Orchestra (under Sir Colin Davis), and the Chiltern Youth Chamber Orchestra. In compliment to her ‘cello studies, Ellie also studied conducting in 2009 under Natalia Luis-Bassa. She has learnt with Peter Adams, Julia Debruslais, Joy Lisney, Raphael Wallfisch, Sebastian Comberti, and Baroque specialist Roel Dieltiens. Ellie has been invited to take part in masterclasses with Hannah Roberts, Adrian Bradbury and Steven Doane. In 2019 she worked with Ruth Phillips, exploring technique through relaxation and breathing. Ellie now greatly enjoys balancing her technical studies with tuition from Alexander Technique specialists Dale Culliford and Patrick Gundry-White.
Ellie is a graduate of Pembroke College, University of Oxford (2016). She combined her academic studies with a programme of performances as both a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician. In addition to solo recitals, Ellie has worked with The Manchester Collective and The Seraphin Project. She was principal of the Oxford University Philharmonic Orchestra, and collaborated with the Oxford University Orchestra alongside renowned soloists such as Midori, Ian Bostrige and Luis Parés.
Ellie has also been a long-standing member of the Orchestra for the Earth, which has earned international critical acclaim for its collaborations with international soloists such as Carson Becke, and its 2017 and 2018 Alpine Tours, which saw the orchestra perform bespoke chamber arrangements of Mahler’s 4th and 9th Symphonies at three of the composer’s celebrated composing hut locations.
Ellie has performed as a soloist and chamber musician in a number of distinguished London venues, including St Martins-in-the-Fields, King's College, Cambridge, and the Barbican Concert Hall. She has regularly worked as a session musician, including performances at the the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge. Her ensemble work extends across many genres, and includes collaborations with jazz musician Jacqui Dankworth, film composer Sebastian Winter and singer-songwriters Tom Odell, Florence Welch and Billy Joel.
Ellie is committed to ensuring young musicians with potential can access similar opportunities she herself has been lucky enough to experience, and works regularly with the National Children’s Orchestras of GB in both a musical and pastoral capacity.