Eleanor Sullivan is 17 years old and in the Lower Sixth at Truro School. Eleanor started learning the Oboe with Tamsin Carleston at the age of ten and was a member of the Cornwall Youth Orchestra at the age of twelve when she decided her dream was to be an oboist. By the age of 15 she had passed her ABRSM Diploma with distinction and played concertos in Truro Cathedral with Truro Symphony Orchestra, with the Bristol Ensemble Training Orchestra and with the Penzance Youth String Orchestra, as well as playing with Truro School’s many music ensembles.
In 2013 Eleanor was thrilled to win a place with the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain and is now in her second year with them. Last year she played in concerts across the UK including the Sage, the Royal Festival Hall and the Barbican. This Summer Eleanor will be playing Mahler’s 9th Symphony at the Proms (8 August) and then in Berlin where a reduced orchestra will be touring.
Eleanor studies History and English Literature along with Music at Truro School, as well as singing with Naomi Carne and Piano with Lucy Melluish who is also her accompanist. She also enjoys sailing, walking and living in Cornwall.
Eleanor is performing an Oboe Recital in Truro School Chapel at 7:30pm on Monday 8 June 2015. The event is to support both the Children’s Hospice South West and the National Youth Orchestra.
Ahead of the Oboe recital, Eleanor said:
“I have long been aware of Little Harbour and its wonderful work and want to help in some way; to be able to use my passion for music to raise funds will be a real privilege.”