Ellie Lovegrove - Trumpet


Originally from Ware, Hertfordshire, Ellie Lovegrove grew up in a musical family and started playing the trumpet aged 7. She later played principal trumpet with the Hertfordshire County Youth Orchestra, joined the National Youth Orchestra and National Youth Jazz Orchestra, and went on to study with Paul Beniston and Michael Laird at the Royal College of Music.

As a soloist, Ellie has performed Shostakovich Concerto for Piano, Trumpet and Strings at St John’s Smith Square, London and her trumpet and organ duo with Richard Moore, Illumina Duo, has enjoyed giving recitals at St Paul’s Cathedral, Fairfield Halls Croydon and St Martin-in-the-Fields. Illumina Duo released their first album, 'Illuminations, Dances & Poems', on Convivium Records in October 2017. Ellie recently visited the Far East, where in addition to giving masterclasses, she performed a recital in Hong Kong, and world premieres at Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts, Singapore.

As a freelancer, Ellie performs with a large variety of orchestras, including the BBC Concert Orchestra, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, English National Ballet, and Britten Sinfonia. As a chamber musician, she has performed at The London Handel Festival on period instruments, and regularly performs with brass quintet Chaconne Brass in recitals and recording across the country. Commercially, Ellie regularly plays for Les Misérables in the West End, London, and has worked with artists Sister Sledge and Seal. She currently teaches trumpet at Benenden School in Kent, and when she isn't playing the trumpet, Ellie enjoys cooking curries from scratch and trying to keep up with Cece, the Spanish Greyhound.

Find out more about Elle on her website.