Ellen Falconer has been a doctor student at RCM since January 2018. Her research looks at the piano music of Alfredo Casella, and investigating performance practice, repertory and compositional style of Italian Modernism. Her research specifically looks at performance and stylistic analysis as a method for cultural understanding and regeneration. Currently, Ellen is under the supervision of Christina Guillaumier, Danny Driver, and Gabriele Rossi Rognoni .
Ellen has an impeccable academic record. In 2016, Ellen graduated from the Australian National University with a Bachelor of Music with Honours, and a Bachelor of Art History. She was recipient of many awards, including the University Award for Music, and the Bernard Neumann Memorial Prize for an Honours Student. In 2016, Ellen also released her debut album, Respighi Uncut. In 2017, Ellen completed her Masters in Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London. She was also a recipient of the prestigious Alexander Ivashkin Scholarship.
Ellen also teaches piano, music theory and vocal coaching privately in London. She also performs regularly as soloist throughout London, and as part of an ensemble for piano four-hands repertoire.
In 2018, Ellen was awarded the Borsa di Venezia, to complete a Scholar in Residence programme at the Fondazione Girogio Cini in Venice for three months between July and October, where she als performed and gave lecture-recitals as part of her residency. In October 2018, was also invited to the Library of Congress, Washington DC (USA) as a visiting Scholar. Ellen’s studies are partly supported by a minor RCM bursary.
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