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Her Ensemble: How Help Musicians’ Coronavirus Hardship Fund helped Ellie Consta set up UK’s first all-female string orchestra
Ellie Consta
Violinist and founder of Her Ensemble
8th March 2021

The events of March 2020 pressed pause on live music and in the classical world, orchestras across the globe downed their instruments. However, in hardship creativity can flourish, and it was during this time that violinist Ellie Consta was inspired to form UK’s first all-female and non-binary string orchestra: Her Ensemble.

Celebrating Lady Maud Warrender on International Women's Day 2019
Kate Connolly
Secretariat Officer
8th March 2019

For International Women's Day 2019, we reflect on the influence and legacy of one of the founding members of Help Musicians UK.