The Harrison-Frank Family Foundation

Elodie Chousmer-Howelles

Rising to prominence as a BBC Young Musician 2018 string finalist, Elodie made her debut as soloist with The BBC Singers in 2019 in an arrangement of Vaughan Williams’ The Lark Ascending for solo violin and mixed choir.

In February 2024, Elodie performed as part of the Donne Foundation’s ‘Let Her Music Play’ campaign, which has made history as the world’s longest live streamed concert performing works by female and nonbinary composers. Elodie currently performs regularly with duo partner Stella Lorenz. 2023 saw performances with: Ed Sheeran, Little Simz, Joan Armatrading, Ellie Goulding, Noel Gallagher, and concluded with a UK Tour in December with classical guitarist Alexandra Whittingham.
As a member of the Chineke! Orchestra, Elodie led the Chineke! Quartet at the 2020 Booker Prize Ceremony, performed at the 2022 Paris Louis Vuitton fashion show, and has been involved in BBC Proms performances.
Solo concerti performances have included: Vasks’ violin concerto in Edinburgh, Mendelssohn violin concerto in Witham (Essex), Glazunov concerto in Brentwood, and Coleridge-Taylor’s violin concerto with The Orchestra of St John’s in Oxford. This summer sees a return to Oxford, when she will perform Glazunov’s violin concerto, with the Orchestra of St John’s.

Elodie plays a modern W.E.Hill & sons violin, on loan from the Harrison-Frank Family Foundation.