From the age of 3, Ellie Fagg has always had a flair for music and her love for the violin and chamber music was cemented age 7 when she first attended Pro Corda in Suffolk. Her passion has always been about the challenges of the instrument, the beauty of the abstract and all the wonderful people she meets along the way.
In 2010 Ellie co-founded the Puertas Quartet and reached the semi-finals of the Bordeaux International Quartet Competition. Between 2010-2014 they toured the U.K. and New Zealand extensively and released two CDs on Atoll records to critical acclaim. Their CD of Ravel and Tchaikovsky was chosen as CD of the month by the Strad Magazine.
Leading the National Youth Orchestra when she was 18 was one of the most extraordinary experiences of her life and led her to aim towards a career leading and playing in the world’s best orchestras. She has played with the London Symphony Orchestra for almost 20 years touring the world with them, playing amazing music with great musicians and friends.
Since having a family, Ellie has turned her main focus to chamber music. In 2018 she co-founded enSEmble26, a mixed chamber ensemble, with whom, during lockdown she performed and recorded all ten Beethoven violin Sonatas for a worldwide online audience. With enSEmble26 she performs with some of the greatest chamber music players including Roman Simovic, Milena Simovic, Sacha Rattle and Katherine Jenkinson.
During lockdown, Ellie also co-created ‘The Raz Club’ an online wine, music and supper club where she performed 6 quartets with the Razumovsky Quartet, recorded and filmed in unusual venues, over 6 months and presented evenings of entertainment to over 150 people across the world.
Ellie now divides her time between her family, the LSO and various chamber music projects. In 2023 she is excited to be working with United Strings of Europe, Warren Mailey Smith, the Razumovsky Quartet, leading and directing the London Chamber Orchestra and St James’s Sinfonia. She is always creating numerous chamber music concerts with enSEmble26 and dreaming up ideas of how to bring more audiences to classical music, to share her passion and love of music with as many people as possible!
Ellie is extremely lucky to play on a 1715 Daniel Parker violin, known as the ‘Parker Stradivari', which once belonged to the incredible Fritz Kreisler.