Eleanor Kelly (1995) is a classical guitarist based in Merseyside, UK.
In 2016, Eleanor completed her Music (BA) in Liverpool and graduated First Class with Honours. Her study primarily focused on, amongst other things, Performance, Composition and research on flamenco guitar traditions.
Chosen as one of twelve guitarists from around the world, Eleanor is currently a student of the prestigious Máster en Interpretación Guitarra Clásicacourse in Alicante, Spain. Her teachers include: David Russell, Ignacio Rodes, Ricardo Gallen, Hopkinson Smith, Xavier Diaz-Latorre, Tilman Hoppstock.
In 2019, Eleanor gave the UK premiere of Claudia Montero's Latin Grammy award-winning Luces y Sombraswith the Woodside String Quartet at the Angel Field Festival and performed the work again at the International Guitar Festival of Great Britain.Other chamber music engagements include performing as part of theD2e Duo alongside classical/Russian 7 string guitarist Yvonne Gründer. The duo specialise in works by female and contemporary composers.
Recently, Eleanor successfully auditioned for the IGF’s Young Artist Platform and will be a part of the scheme in the near future performing, receiving mentoring and attending workshops.
Eleanor plays a Yulong Guo Chamber Concert classical guitar.