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Ellen Blythe

 Ellen Blythe plays a Yann Besson viola made in 2010.

Ellen Blythe was born in London in 1982. She graduated from Kings College London with a degree in Music and obtained her Masters degree with Distinction from the Royal Academy of Music in 2006. Whilst at the Academy she was awarded the Winifred Disney Award, the Josephine Euler Award and the DipRAM, for an outstanding final recital.

She is an active chamber musician and is involved in improvisation and performance arts projects.

She is currently performing with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, the Philharmonia Orchestra.

The Philharmonia Orchestra is one of the world’s great orchestras. Acknowledged as the UK’s foremost musical pioneer, with an extraordinary recording legacy, the Philharmonia leads the field for its quality of playing, and for its innovative approach to audience development, residencies, music education and the use of new technologies in reaching a global audience. Together with its relationships with the world’s most sought-after artists, most importantly its Principal Conductor and Artistic Advisor Esa-Pekka Salonen, the Philharmonia Orchestra is at the heart of British musical life.