Ellen Falconer has been a doctoral 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. Currently, Ellen is under the supervision of Christina Guillaumier and Danny Driver.
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.
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 also performed and gave lecture-recitals as part of her residency. In July 2019, Ellen was a Visiting Scholar at the Library of Congress. She travels to Italy frequently as part of her research interests, working in many archives.
In January 2019, Ellen was appointed as Communications Officer to the Royal Musical Association. She also teaches piano and performs throughout London. Ellen’s studies are partly supported by an RCM bursary.
Faculties / departments: Research