Bristol-based conductor Elinor Cooper works with choirs across the South West and London. Having graduated with a first-class BA in Music from the University of Bristol, she pursued an MMus in Choral Conducting at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama. There she studied with Adrian Partington, Sarah Tenant-Flowers, Andrea Brown and Greg Hallam. For two years, Elinor worked as a writer for BBC Music Magazine, and now combines freelance journalism with a performance career.
A graduate of The Sixteen’s prestigious training programme, Genesis Sixteen, and alumna of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Elinor has worked with a host of international conductors and artists. Highlights include consecutive BBC Proms with Vasily Petrenko, Bob Chilcott and Daniel Barenboim and masterclasses with Alice Farnham, John Butt and Sarah Connolly.
Elinor is currently Musical Director of Bristol University Singers, Collegium Singers, and Swindon Choral Society. She is Assistant Director of the prestigious Rodolfus Choir, working closely with Artistic Director Ralph Allwood. Elinor works with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, is a member of professional choir Celestia, and regularly sings with other professional choirs.