Ellie Wilson


Ellie Wilson is a violinist and composer. Her music has been described as ‘beautifully poised’ (Errollyn Wallen, BBC Radio 3), ‘haunting … impressive’ (Fringe Review) and ‘rich, ancient and rootsy’ (Elizabeth Alker, BBC Radio 3).

Ellie’s work melds contemporary classical, folk, and electronica and her output ranges from live performances, to immersive sound installations and music for theatre. Her solo album 'Memory Islands' is released on the Bigo and Twigetti label 29 September 2023. It is a collection of new works for violin, hardanger fiddle and electronics which explore the strange landscape of memory, lingering traces of the past and the spirit of place.

Recent highlights: The score for Shakespeare’s Globe productions of Henry VI and Richard III. The music was hailed as ‘impressive … this season’s most memorable’ (Fringe Review) and described as ‘melt[ing] seamlessly into the drama’ (The Guardian). A sound installation created as part of Ellie’s Epping Forest artist residency called 'Unearthing Stories of the Forest' which explored the human impact on Greater London’s ancient woodland through the centuries. It was described as ‘Brilliant ... A rich audio tapestry of folk and drones’ (Luke Turner, The Quietus). A piano piece called 'Waiting' for pianist Rolf Hind, which was premiered at London’s King Place.

Ellie is a former member (2014-2019) of ‘Britain’s most exciting new folk band’ (Uncut Magazine) & 5-time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees, Stick In The Wheel.


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