Ella is currently studying for a Masters in Performance at the Royal Academy of Music under the tuition of Elizabeth Ritchie and Iain Ledingham, having graduated from the University of Sheffield with a First Class Honours Degree in Music.
Ella has a particular interest in performing and premiering new music. She has recently performed at the Leeds Lieder Festival Composer and Poets Forum as part of the Day of Song, performed Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire and Freya Waley-Cohen’s We Phonecian Sailors at the Royal Academy of Music, and in opera scenes as Agnès from Written on Skin, as well as premiering Jonathan Higgins’s Schutzwall, playing the character of Susanne Meyer at the Tête à Tête festival.
Her other roles include Miles from Britten’s The Turn of the Screw, Galatea in Handel’s Acis and Galatea, and La Contessa in Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, as well as performing scenes as the Governess from The Turn of the Screw.
A keen recitalist and collaborator, she has an on-going relationship with the ensemble 4 Girls 4 Harps, as well as being a member of the Royal Academy of Music’s prestigious Song Circle and a Royal Academy of Music/Kohn Foundation Bach cantata scholar. She works regularly with the Strand Chamber Orchestra, most recently performing Mahler’s Rückert Lieder with them. She has performed with Ensemble 360 in Music in the Round’s May Festival, singing John Tavener’s Akhmatova Songs. She was commended in the Mozart Singing Competition, and was runner-up the David Clover Singers Platform Recital Prize, as well as the Lesley Garrett Opera Prize. She was also a recipient of BBC Chorister of the Year.
Ella is generously supported by the Sheffield Church Burgesses Trust, the Josephine Baker Trust and the Harold Wrigley Alcock Scholarship, awarded by the Royal Academy of Music.