Ella Rundle CELLO

Cellist Ella Rundle studied at the Yehudi Menuhin School and the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Louise Hopkins. She completed her Masters degree in 2014 at the Universität der Künste, Berlin, studying with Konstantin Heidrich.

Ella is the recipient of many scholarships and awards from such organisations as the Countess of Munster Trust, the English Speaking Union (to attend masterclasses at IMS Prussia Cove), DAAD, the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund and the Worshipful Company of Musicians. In 2014/15 she was a Park Lane Group Young Artist where she performed at the Purcell Room and played to Penderecki 'Rundle gave it with unfazed expertise' - Classical Source. She was a Tillett Trust Young Artist in 2013/2014 and gave her Wigmore Hall solo recital debut in November 2013 to critical acclaim. As a 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 has been invited to play in festivals such as Festival Pontiac Enchante (Ottawa), Birdfoot Festival (New Orleans), Fête Musicale de la Forêt (Paris), Thy (Denmark), Aurora (Sweden) and Viana (Portugal), where she has performed alongside artists including Peter Donohoe and Jean-Guihen Queyras. 

Ella is also a member of the cello octet “Cellophony” which was established in 2007 in London. Cellophony were Park Lane Group Young Artists (2011) 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. They recently released their debut CD 'Vibrez'.

Ella loves to travel and has always dreamt of being the first woman on Mars. Currently, however, there seems to be no way of returning from such a long journey and she would miss the blue sky too much, so she is staying put for now.