Founding pianist of the Elgin Piano Trio, Eleanor Hodgkinson is also a piano teacher at the Royal Academy of Music, a writer and an ABRSM examiner.
Eleanor Hodgkinson is an established pianist, chamber and orchestral musician. She partners a wide range of instrumental and vocal soloists and has performed at major venues in the UK and abroad. Recitals have taken her to North America, Denmark, Holland, Germany and France.
As a founder member of the Elgin Piano Trio, she played throughout the UK to critical acclaim from 1999 to 2009. Her versatility has led to numerous collaborations, including a commission “The Archduke Variations” with dancers of the Royal Ballet and many premieres of British chamber and piano music: she has also featured on CDs for the Métier and Somm record labels.
A regular lecturer on the history of the piano, she has also written several education projects and The Moon Ants Law, a multi- arts project for children, was the recipient of a number of national grants.
2014 saw the launch of BabyGigs in Leicestershire, an increasingly popular series of concerts specifically designed by Eleanor for babies, young children and their carers.
Eleanor studied piano at the Royal Northern College of Music and then specialised in piano accompaniment supported by the Countess of Munster Musical Trust. Subsequently, she was awarded a scholarship to study piano accompaniment at the Royal Academy of Music, completing her studies in 1998.
Additional scholarships enabled her to attend the International Musicians Seminar, Prussia Cove and the Banff Centre for the Arts, Canada, where she undertook a residency with her piano trio in 2001.
Now based in Leicestershire, Eleanor is a Visiting Tutor in Piano at Royal Holloway, University of London and teaches piano and chamber music at the Junior Department of the Royal Academy of Music.
She is a grade and jazz examiner for the ABRSM and, in 2014, obtained an MA in Music Psychology at Sheffield University.
Listen to Eleanor's latest iTunes release here