Ella Ronson

Award: Postgraduate Award

Year: 2019

Genre: Classical

Instrument/voice type: Violin

Location: Guildhall School of Music and Drama

Ella Ronson is a London-based violinist, and currently a 4th year student at the Royal College of Music, studying with Gabrielle Lester on the BMus(Hons) course. She previously studied at Chetham’s School of Music with Adrian Levine, and has had masterclasses from the likes of Fionnuala Hunt, Pavel Fischer and Sigyn Fossnes. Ella has been an active orchestral violinist from an early age, having been invited to lead the Lancashire Schools Symphony Orchestra at the age of 11, before going on to hold a seat with the Halle Youth Orchestra. At the RCM, Ella plays in both the Philharmonic and Symphony Orchestras, most recently performing Strauss’ Ein Heldenleben under the baton of Rafael Payare.
A passionate chamber musician, Ella is a member of the Delphi String Quartet, now in its 5th year of activity. They have performed together at several festivals and venues throughout Europe and the UK, including the Daylight Festival at the Union Chapel London, the Marylebone Music Festival, at St Agnes as part of the Kennington Park Recital Series, and the Brighton Music Festival in collaboration with composer Emilie Levienaise-Farrouche. The Delphi Quartet have held residencies with the London Composers’ platform, a concert series dedicated to living composers and their works, and most recently at MusicFest Aberystwyth, where they were invited to attend as Junior Fellows, performing in several masterclasses and recitals, most notably alongside Lars Lien in a performance of the Busch Saxophone Quintet.
This September, Ella will be continuing her violin studies at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Krysia Osostowicz where she will be supported by Help Musicians UK as well as a Guildhall scholarship.