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Eleanor Shute


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Born in Hampshire, Eleanor began playing the violin aged 6 and went on to successfully audition for a place on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course. Eleanor continued her studies at The University of Nottingham, gradating with first class honours degree in Music, and is now based in Manchester where she completed her Masters at the Royal Northern College of Music in 2019.

During her studies, Eleanor led a performance of the Saint-Saëns cello concerto played by esteemed soloist, Natalie Clein, and was also awarded a position to play in a side-by-side concert with The Hallé under Sir Mark Elder. In March 2018, she was invited to work with conductor Markus Stenz on an exciting project with the Paris Conservatoire commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I, which culminated in performances at the RNCM, Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique in Paris, and Cadogan Hall, which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3.

Eleanor now enjoys a busy freelance career of both performing and teaching. She plays for a number of orchestras and ensembles including the Manchester Concert Orchestra, London Musical Theatre Orchestra and Piccadilly Symphony Orchestra.

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