Eleanor Blamires

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2019

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Flute

Location: Royal Academy of Music

Eleanor is going into her second year of a postgraduate degree at the Royal Academy of Music, where she studies Flute with Michael Cox and Karen Jones, and Piccolo with Patricia Morris. Prior this, she was an Academic and Instrumental Scholar at New College, Oxford, where she took a BA in Music. During her time at Oxford Eleanor performed a huge array of symphonic, operatic and chamber music, from stalwarts of the orchestral repertoire to more rarely performed works including Bach’s 'Coffee' and 'Peasant' Cantatas and Birtwistle’s The Corridor. In London she has continued to explore a variety of repertoire in different domains, as Principal Flute of the Academy Symphony Orchestra, and as a founding member of 'Ensemble Renard', a group which won the Academy’s 2019 Nicholas Blake Prize with a performance of Thea Musgrave’s Wind Quintet. Eleanor holds the Academy’s Harold Alcock Wrigley Scholarship and is also grateful to be supported by Help Musicians UK.