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Lindsey Ellis

Job Role: Piccolo Tutor

Department: Woodwind


Lindsey Ellis was born in Cumbria, England and began playing the flute at the age of seven. Her musical studies started at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama where she studied with Richard Blake and Janet Richardson, and gained a Bachelor of Music with First Class honours. Subsequently Lindsey moved to Bordeaux to take lessons with Samuel Coles before finally doing a Master’s Degree at the Conservatoire de Musique de Genève, where she studied with Jacques Zoon and Jane Maillard, Principal Piccolo of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande


After her studies, Lindsey moved to London to become a member of Southbank Sinfonia and went on to work there as a freelance musician. She regularly appeared with many of the UKs top orchestras such as the Philharmonia, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra BBC Concert Orchestra and Britten Sinfonia. Lindsey is been a member of the Saito Kinen Orchestra, performing annually at the Seiji Ozawa Matsumoto Festival in Japan.

Having been on trial with various orchestras including the City of Birmimgham Symphony Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Lindsey won her job as Principal Piccolo in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales.

Lindsey is also a very active chamber musician. She is currently a member of Ensemble Perpetuo, an innovative London based group and often performs with contemporary music specialists, the Riot Ensemble, and the renowned Berkeley Ensemble.

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