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Eliette Harris

Eliette Harris is a British violinist from Brighton. Eliette was honoured to study with Yossi Zivoni during her undergraduate and continued her studies with Krzysztof Śmietana at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she held a scholarship. Eliette is grateful to receive scholarships from the Zetland Foundation, Westdene Trust, and RMNEF, and to play on a beautiful 1740 Calcanius violin kindly awarded to her by the Harrison Frank Family Foundation.
Eliette is regularly invited to perform as a soloist, collaborating with a number of ensembles across the country. She was awarded 1st place in the 2023 Coro Nuovo Musician of the Year competition accompanied by pianist Soo Hong Park.

Chamber music is an incredibly important part of her musical life, working across a number of different ensembles of like-minded musicians. She is a founding member of the Larisa Trio, with whom she has performed for 6 years. Over the past year the trio were invited to premiere a new arrangement of Verklärte Nacht at the Schoenberg Centre in Vienna, perform as part of the Festival dei Giovani musicisti europei in Italy, and look forward to embarking on a nationwide wide tour of their original piece, Discopia (a collaboration between the trio, composer Devon Bonelli, and contemporary dance company, Excessive Human Collective). Eliette has also joined the Salome and Resol Quartets as guest 2nd and 1st violin respectively.

Eliette is an experienced orchestral musician, performing with a number of ensembles including the Hallé, BBC Philharmonic, Manchester Camerata, and London Mozart Players; as well as leading the Guildhall Symphony Orchestra during her time there.

Eliette feels very passionately about music education, having had the privilege of studying with incredible tutors she feels very indebted to. She teaches across a number of musical settings, most recently developing and playing in workshops in partnership with Wigmore Hall.

Eliette plays a violin by Bernardus Calcanius from c. 1740, Genoa, kindly on loan by the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.