Musical Director

Elinor Cooper


Elinor Cooper is a conductor, singer and classical music writer based in the South-West. She has a first-class BA in Music from the University of Bristol and an MMus with in Choral Conducting from the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, where she studied with Adrian Partington, Sarah Tenant-Flowers, Andrea Brown and Greg Hallam. 

For two years, Elinor worked as a writer for BBC Music Magazine, and now combines freelance journalism with a performance career.


A graduate of The Sixteen’s prestigious training programme Genesis Sixteen, and alumnus of the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Elinor has worked with a host of international conductors and artists. Highlights include consecutive BBC Proms with Vasily Petrenko, Bob Chilcott and Daniel Barenboim and masterclasses with Alice Farnham, John Butt and Sarah Connolly. 

Elinor is currently Musical Director of Bristol University SingersSwindon Choral Society, and Assistant Director of the prestigious Rodolfus Choir, working closely with Ralph Allwood. She teaches singing at Wycliffe School, Stroud, and is a member of staff with the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain.


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