Elinor Carter was born in York and began her musical education here, playing and singing with many familar faces in the orchestra and audience. After a tussle between her love of languages and her passion for music, she had the best of both worlds for four years as a choral scholar at Clare College, Cambridge, where she read French, German and linguistics.
Elinor spent two years at London’s Royal College of Music, where she was a Senior Exhibition holder and won prizes for Bach, Handel and English song. She studeis with Neil Mackie and Roger Vignoles and currently weorks with Paul Farrington. Highlights of her career so far include singing the Angel in Elgar’s Dream of Gerontius in the opening concert of the 2002 Three Choirs Festival, alto solos in Mendelssohn’s Elijah in Symphony Hall with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, Rossini’s Petite Mess Solenelle on tour in Burgundy, the Vivaldi Gloria in major European venues and on recording with Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the Monteverdi Choir.