Eleanor Meynell is a talented and highly sensitive all-round musician with extensive performing experience on concert platforms in the UK and internationally. She is an inspiring coach and accompanist in vocal and instrumental repertoire and is co-cofounder of enSEmble26, a collective of chamber musicians bringing quality chamber music to her local community in Sydenham where she lives. She released a solo CD in 2019 to critical acclaim in the press and regularly performs concertos and recitals. She is proud to be the owner of a beautiful Steinway concert grand which lives at St John the Evangelist Church in West Norwood and is available for hire for recitals and recordings.
As a prize-winning solo pianist whilst a teenager at Chetham’s School of Music, attaining both her ARCM and LGSM diplomas before leaving school, Eleanor has since developed a career in both piano and singing over the last 25 years. She sings and plays regularly for John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir and has appeared on BBC Radio 3, Classic fM, Radio Belfast at LSO St Lukes and Wigmore Hall. Eleanor loves working with talented young musicians. She is accompanist and coach at Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance and Goldsmiths College.
Eleanor has recorded a solo disc of music by composers associated with Leipzig which received airtime on both BBC Radio 3 and ClassicfM and critical acclaim in the press. She has performed Beethoven piano concerto no. 4, Greig Piano Concerto, Mozart Piano Concerto no. 19 in F major and Sterndale Bennett's Caprice and a song recital disc of songs by British composer Peter Warlock with soprano Luci Briginshaw for release in 2021. Future plans include a recital disc of music from Vienna and Bartok Piano Concerto no. 3.