Modern and historical violinist Eloise MacDonald enjoys an active freelance career as a chamber musician and orchestral player. In 2019 she graduated with Distinction from her Master’s Degree at the Royal College of Music under the tutelage of Radu Blidar and Catherine Martin, having completed her undergraduate degree there previously. She also completed an Erasmus at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, studying violin with Philippe Graffin and chamber music with Itamar Golan.
Eloise has performed at festivals such as the Gstaad Menuhin Festival, Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme, WYE Valley Winter Festival and Roman River Festival, and her solo and chamber music performances have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, ARTE TV, NTS Radio and Resonance FM. Her awards include the International Music Competition London Grand Prize Virtuoso, Edward Alleyn String Prize and Jonathan Willcocks Prize.
A keen chamber musician, Eloise has performed in venues such as Buckingham Palace, Southbank Centre and King’s Place with the Maconchy Quartet, and is Artistic Director of the RETAKE concert series, specialising in performances of music by underrepresented composers. Eloise is also a current a member of Southbank Sinfonia and is looking forward to performances with the London Sinfonietta Academy, Sinfonia Cymru and the Chipping Campden Festival Orchestra.