Elinor Cooper is a conductor, soloist and ensemble singer based in the South-West.
Elinor graduated from Bristol University in 2015 with a first class degree in Music. Her career began during her time at university: singing professionally in consort with the Erebus Ensemble (artists-in-residence at the Bristol Proms), Mousai Singers, Symphoniae Sacrae and Icosa, as well as becoming a regular soloist and recitalist across the South West. She has been a member of the National Youth Choir and National Youth Chamber Choir of Great Britain since 2009, and has featured with them in broadcasts on BBC Radio 3, as well as in consecutive BBC Proms with Vasily Petrenko, Bob Chilcott and Daniel Barenboim. During her time at Bristol University Elinor took part in masterclasses with Ian Bostridge, Mary King, Voces8, and Sarah Connolly. She was also cast as Belinda in the Bristol University Opera Society production of Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell.
In 2014 Elinor was accepted onto Genesis Sixteen, a prestigious choral training scheme run by Harry Christophers and The Sixteen intended to provide support to the next generation of professional ensemble singers. In November 2014 she sang Gabriel Fauré’s Requiem with The Sixteen in Bridgewater Hall, and in February 2015 performed Dixit Dominus by George Frederic Handel in consort with the Royal Welsh College of Music’s period ensemble, Badinerie.
Elinor works as a conductor, solo soprano, and in music education. She is currently Musical Director of the Clevedon Choral Society, and assistant conductor of Bristol Youth Choir.