Hallé Youth Orchestra Music Director
Ellie Slorach began her conducting studies at the University of Manchester and went on to the Royal Northern College of Music to complete her postgraduate degree in 2018. She is currently the Musical Director of the Hallé Youth Orchestra, Radius Opera, Chester Festival Chorus and Stafford Choral Society and the Associate Conductor of Manchester Chamber Choir and Huddersfield Choral Society.
In 2015 she founded Kantos Chamber Choir. With Kantos, Ellie has been the director and chorus master for numerous recordings and performances including with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and the BBC Philharmonic on labels including Decca Classics. Ellie regularly directs for the BBC Radio 4 Daily Service and Sunday Worship broadcasts and directed Kantos in Rome and Assisi for broadcasts in July 2018.
Last season, Ellie was on the Britten-Pears Young Artist Programme studying conducting with Marin Alsop and the Women’s Conductors programme run by the Royal Opera House, Royal Philharmonic Society and the National Opera Studio. She was a prize-winner in Romania at the Gheorghe Dima International Choir Conducting Competition and gave her debut performances with the BBC Philharmonic and Northern Ballet Sinfonia.
This season, Ellie is the Young Associate Conductor for New Adventures, which will see her on tour with Matthew Bourne’s new production of Prokofiev’s Romeo and Juliet touring the major UK theatres. She will also give her debut concert performances with the Hallé Orchestra, Manchester Chamber Choir, the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Choir, and tour with a première production by Radius Opera.