B i o g r a p h y

Born in 1995 in Wirral, UK, Eleanor Kelly is an originally self-taught classical guitarist based in Merseyside.


Upon starting her undergraduate studies in Music (BA) in Liverpool in 2013, Eleanor was awarded a Performance Scholarship, Following this, she began private guitar study. In 2016, Eleanor graduated with a First Class with Honours, gaining Firsts in modules including Advanced Performance, Advanced Composition and for her research on flamenco guitar.

Since 2015, Eleanor has been the Musical Director of the Liverpool Guitar Society where her main role is directing the guitar ensemble. The LGS is a charity based in Liverpool that aims to promote classical guitar  and is a meeting point for classical guitar players in Merseyside.

Eleanor has recently performed at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain and at the Angel Field Festival where she and the Woodside String Quartet gave the UK premiere of Claudia Montero's Latin Grammy award-winning Luces y Sombras. 

As well as performing as a soloist, Eleanor is one half of the D2e Duo alongside Yvonne Gründer. The classical guitar duo specialise in works by female and contemporary composers.

Eleanor is a freelance musician and guitar teacher and plays a 2016 Yulong Guo Chamber Concert guitar.

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