Ella Rundle — Cello
Cellist Ella Rundle performs as a soloist and chamber musician throughout the U.K and Europe. She studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins and is now completing her Masters degree at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, with Konstantin Heidrich.
Ella has won prizes in several competitions including the Israeli International Music Competition (2012), and the concerto competition at the ISA festival, Vienna (2009). She is grateful to hold scholarships from the Countess of Munster, DAAD, Martin Musical Scholarship Fund, Drapers’ Company and the Worshipful Company of Musicians. Most recently she was chosen for the Tillett Trust Young Artist Platform (2013/2014) and gave her Wigmore Hall recital debut in November 2013.
Ella has performed in venues such as the Barbican, Fairfield Halls, Purcell Room, Snape Maltings and Wigmore Hall. She has also toured extensively throughout Europe including France, Denmark and Istanbul and played on BBC Radio 3’s In Tune, Portuguese radio RTP and on SWR Germany. She has been invited to play in festivals such as Thy (Denmark), Aurora (Sweden), Viana (Portugal), where she has performed alongside artists including Peter Donohoe and Jean-Guihen Queyras. This year she was also given a scholarship from the English Speaking Union to attend the IMS Prussia Cove masterclasses with Ralph Kirschbaum. As a concerto soloist Ella has appeared with orchestras such as the New English Concert Orchestra, the Spirit of Europe Orchestra and the Corelli Ensemble.
A passionate chamber musician, Ella is also a member of the cello octet “Cellophony” which was established in 2007 in London. Cellophony were Park Lane Group Young Artists and they appeared at London’s Purcell Room in the opening concert of the New Year Series to critical acclaim: “Just blows you away… thrown off with terrific panache” – The Daily Telegraph. Future engagements include appearances at festivals in the Germany, Korea and the UK. They release their debut CD ‘Vibrez’ this February. Learn more about Ms. Rundle here.