Biography

Ellie Steemson Portrait

Ellie studied jazz and classical saxophone at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama with Christian Forshaw, John Harle, Martin Hathaway and Nick Moss. After graduating in 2008, she went on to complete a two year masters degree at the Guildhall. During this time she was a founding member of new music group Workers Union Ensemble, as well as forming duo partnerships with percussionist Caz Wolfson and pianist Edward Pick.

Ellie's versatility as a saxophonist and woodwind player has seen her perform in a variety of settings ranging from big bands and theatre pits to chamber groups and orchestras. She has performed at venues and festivals including LSO St Luke’s, Canterbury Sounds New Festival, Huddersfield Contemporary Music Festival and the BBC Proms Composer Portraits. She has played in and deputised on various theatre productions including the UK tours of Sister Act, High Society and Cabaret.

Alongside her work as a performer Ellie has a range of experience as a teacher and workshop leader both in schools and higher education institutions. She currently holds teaching posts at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, University of St Andrews and Perth College, as well as running her own private teaching practice.

 

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