Ellen Deverall has been a casual player with the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra since 2006 and was appointed as their Associate Principal Clarinet in 2017. She completed her BMus Hons at the New Zealand School of Music before receiving a full scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music in London, graduating in 2010 with a MMus with Distinction and DipRAM.
She has played to the Queen, performed at the Norfolk and Norwich Festival, Edinburgh Festival and the Harare International Festival of Arts. She has performed at Cadoghan Hall, Wigmore Hall, Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall, and the Purcell Room. Part of a chamber ensemble, Ellen was a RAM Chamber Music Fellow, a young artist with the Concordia Foundation and Park Lane schemes and a winner of the 2008 ROSL ensemble competition in London.
Ellen moved back to New Zealand in 2012 and shortly after was appointed Principal Clarinet with the Christchurch Symphony Orchestra where she worked until beginning with the NZSO.
Outside of music, Ellen enjoys running and is attempting to learn to speak French.
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