Eleanor Hodgkinson is a sought after pianist playing solo and chamber
music recitals in the UK, Guernsey, France and other countries in Europe and
also North America. Eleanor has performed at venues such as the Purcell Room,
Symphony Hall, the Barbican, the Royal Festival Hall and St. John's, Smith
Square and has broadcast on BBC Radio 3, ITV and Meridian TV.
Her versatility has led to many collaborations. These include a project with
dancers of the Royal Ballet, premieres and recordings of British music in the
Vigani Cabinet project at Queens' College, Cambridge and performances with the
BBC Symphony Orchestra, Orchestra of the Swan, and period instrument group The
Artaria Piano Trio. As a writer she has devised a multi-arts project for 8-12
year olds, "The Moon Ants Law", which has been the recipient of a number of
grants. She is a founder member of the Nimbus Ensemble and Duo Volante, who
regularly perform throughout the UK.
Eleanor studied piano at the Royal Northern College of Music and then
specialised in piano accompaniment supported by a scholarship from the Countess
of Munster Musical Trust.
Subsequently, Eleanor was awarded a scholarship to
study accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, completing her studies in
1998. During this time she was awarded scholarships to attend the International
Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove and the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, where
she undertook a residency with her piano trio in 2001.
Eleanor is a Visiting Tutor in piano at Royal Holloway, University of London,
teaches piano and chamber music at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of
Music and is an examiner and mentor for the Associated Board both in the UK and
abroad. Her personal passsions include writing, tango, motorbikes and
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