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"Eloisa-Fleur Thom's breathtaking solo violin takes the listener Elsewhere indeed."
BBC Music Magazine
Eloisa-Fleur Thom is a prize-winning violinist, director and curator. Highlights of her career so far include performing J.S Bach's Concerto in D minor for two violins with the celebrated violinist Maxim Vengerov, chamber music with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood (LCO soloists), and appearing as soloist at the 2019 BBC Proms for Arvo Pärt’s Fratres with 12 ensemble.
Over the past few years Eloisa-Fleur has given performances at the Wigmore Hall, Kings Place, the Southbank Centre's 'Deep Minimalism' festival, the Barbican, St George’s Bristol, and broadcast live on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Radio 6. Eloisa-Fleur feature's on Edmund Finnis' 2019 debut album The Air, Turning, performing Elsewhere, his work for solo violin and reverb, "Eloisa-Fleur Thom's breathtaking solo violin takes the listener Elsewhere indeed." (BBC Music Magazine). Eloisa-Fleur also features on Radiohead's latest album A Moon Shaped Pool, Franck Ocean's album Blonde, Treasure by Sampha, Anima by Thom Yorke and film soundtracks including ‘Jackie’ by Mica Levi, ‘Suspiria’ by Thom Yorke, ’Phantom Thread’ by Jonny Greenwood and 'Midsommer' by Bobby Krlic. In 2015/16, Eloisa-Fleur held a creative residency at Heima in Seydisfjordur, Iceland, culminating in a performance of Schoenberg's Verklarte Nacht under the northern lights with members of the 12 ensemble.
Eloisa-Fleur is co-Artistic Director and Leader of the 12 ensemble, London's un-conducted string orchestra. Founded with fellow Artistic Director Max Ruisi in 2012, the ensemble’s unique approach to performing & programming sets them apart as a revolutionary classical ensemble for the 21st century. The ensemble have performed at leading venues including the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie and Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg and have given multiple live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3. Their 2018 debut album Resurrection received wide critical acclaim from publications including Gramophone, The Strad & The Sunday Times. The 12 ensemble released their second album Death and the Maiden in January 2020. With their own arrangement of Schubert’s iconic string quartet at its heart, the record is a highly-charged personal journey through an evolving musical landscape, featuring accompanying works by Tavener and Icelandic band Sigur Rós plus a new commission from the ROH Composer-in-Residence Oliver Leith. "Spunk, originality and class" The Strad. "They render the work [Schubert] with particular poignancy: lithe rhythms and subtle inflections of melody and dynamic contrast are set with dark-grained, burnished textures that bring the music richly alive." ★★★★★ BBC Music Magazine