Eloisa-Fleur is an expressive artist, known for her unique, captivating performances. Highlights of her career so far include appearing as soloist in the 2019 BBC Proms for Arvo Pärt’s Fratres with 12 ensemble, performing J.S Bach's Concerto in D minor for two violins with the celebrated violinist Maxim Vengerov, and chamber music with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood (LCO).

 

Eloisa-Fleur is co-Artistic Director and Leader of the 12 ensemble, London's un-conducted string orchestra, whose special approach to performing & programming sets them apart as a revolutionary classical ensemble. Eloisa-Fleur has directed the group internationally at leading venues including the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Jordan Hall - Boston, and given multiple live broadcasts for BBC Radio 3. Their two albums Resurrection and Death and the Maiden have received widespread critical acclaim. 

 

An advocate for new music, Eloisa-Fleur most recently featured on Edmund Finnis' award-winning 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). She has performed at the Southbank Centre's DEEP∞MINIMALISM festival, Sound Live Tokyo Festival and alongside composer and pianist Max Richter in the Berlin Philharmonie. Through 12 ensemble, Eloisa-Fleur has commissioned new works from trailblazing British composers Oliver Leith and Kate Whitley, collaborated with contemporary artists The National, Elena Tonra, and Keaton Henson, and commissioned a new contemporary dance work from choreographer Alexander Whitley set to Woolrich/Monteverdi’s Ulysses Awakes. In 2015/16, Eloisa-Fleur held a creative residency at HEIMA in Seydisfjordur, Iceland.

 

Eloisa-Fleur regularly performs and records with the London Contemporary Orchestra. A few highlights include performing a selection of chamber works in the Wind Tunnel at Farnborough Airport with Radiohead's Jonny Greenwood and leading the orchestra for a live-screening of ‘There Will Be Blood’ at the Southbank Centre. She features on Radiohead's album A Moon Shaped Pool, Franck Ocean's album Blonde, Anima by Thom Yorke and film soundtracks Suspiria by Thom Yorke, Phantom Thread by Jonny Greenwood and Macbeth by Jed Kurzel to name a few. Eloisa-Fleur has ventured further into film scores leading sessions for Orchestrate, including Mica Levi’s Oscar-nominated soundtrack Jackie, Treasure by Sampha for Beautiful Boy, and Midsommer by Bobby Krlic.

Eloisa-Fleur studied at the Royal Academy of Music with violinist Maurice Hasson. As a Fellow, in 2012, she performed J.S Bach’s Concerto for two violins with Maxim Vengerov, where she was kindly loaned the 1718 ‘Maurin’ Stradivarius violin. She also recorded two chamber discs for Linn Records with Trevor Pinnock and in 2016 joined Trevor at the Wigmore Hall as Leader for a performance of Mahler's 4th Symphony (chamber version) alongside RAM Alumni.

In 2018, Eloisa-Fleur and members of the 12 ensemble performed chamber works from Max Richter's past albums The Blue Notebooks and Infra 5 alongside the composer at the Berlin Philharmonie, Hamburg Elbphilharmonie, Dusseldorf Tonhalle, and London's Barbican Centre . Eloisa-Fleur has also appeared with Max Richter on BBC Radio 3 Intune and BBC 6live.

Edmund Finnis: 

Elsewhere for solo violin

The release of ‘hugely gifted composer’ (Sunday Telegraph) Edmund Finnis' first album featuring 'Elsewhere' for solo violin, recorded by Eloisa-Fleur. The disc is part of NMC's Debut Disc collection and is out on 8th February 2019.

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Over the past few years Eloisa-Fleur has performed violin concertos by Mendelssohn, Beethoven, and Glazunov at St George's, Bristol.

HEIMA

Eloisa-Fleur regularly performs and records with the London Contemporary Orchestra and LCO soloists.

During the 2015/16 season, Eloisa-Fleur visited the beautiful remote town of Seyðisfjörður, Iceland for an artistic residency at Heima. 

Eloisa explored both ancient and contemporary icelandic music, and made site specific recordings of works. In March Eloisa invited fellow members of the 12 ensemble out to perform Schoenberg's Tranfigured Night in Blaa Kirkjan.​

Explore the residency

In 2012, Eloisa-Fleur performed J.S Bach’s Concerto for two violins with Maxim Vengerov at the Royal Academy of Music, where she was kindly loaned the 1718 ‘Maurin’ Stradivarius violin.

In December 2016, Eloisa-Fleur joined Trevor Pinnock to celebrate his 70th birthday with a performance of Mahler's 4th Symphony (chamber version) alongside Academy Alumni at the Wigmore Hall, London. Eloisa-Fleur had the pleasure of recording the work in 2012 with Trevor whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music. The recording was released on Linn Records.

Kate Whitley: Duo

for violin and viola

Eloisa-Fleur Thom  violin

Asher Zaccardelli  viola

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Kate Whitley's debut album 'I am, I say' features Eloisa-Fleur performing 'Three pieces for violin and piano' alongside Kate herself, and 'Duo for violin and viola' with violist Asher Zaccardelli.

In October 2016, Eloisa-Fleur travelled to perform Luigi Nono's “Hay que caminar” soñando with Aisha Orazbayeva at Sound Live Tokyo Festival.

12 ensemble

Eloisa-Fleur founded the 12 ensemble, London's un-conducted string orchestra, with cellist Max Ruisi in 2012. Since forming, the group has rapidly developed a reputation as one of the UK's leading string orchestras.

 

A modern, versatile and virtuosic ensemble, the group is built around a core of twelve of London’s finest chamber musicians. Always playing without a conductor, the ensemble’s acclaimed performances combine the energy, excitement and creativity of a small ensemble with the breathtaking sound afforded by a string orchestra.

 

The 12 ensemble are in demand internationally, recently performing at leading venues including the Barbican, Royal Albert Hall, Berlin Philharmonie and Elbphilharmonie, Hamburg. The group have also made appearances at leading festivals worldwide, including a debut at the BBC Proms 2019, a residency at the Barbican’s Sound & Visions festival and performances in South Korea and Iceland, plus multiple broadcasts on BBC Radio 3. Their 2018 debut album Resurrection (including works by Lutoslawski and premiere recordings of works by Bryce Dessner & Kate Whitley), received wide critical acclaim from publications including Gramophone, The Strad & The Sunday Times.

 

Following the success of their debut album, the 12 ensemble released their second album Death & 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.

 

“Polished readings…with rapt expressiveness”  - Sunday Times

 

“The 12 ensemble render the entire programme with fearless resolve. An impressive debut.” - Gramophone Magazine

Film / Recording

Eloisa-Fleur features on the following film soundtracks and studio recordings.

Suspiria / Thom Yorke / LCO, Phantom Thread / Jonny Greenwood / LCO, A Moon Shaped Pool / Radiohead / LCO, Calibre / Anne Nikitin / LCO, Macbeth / Jed Kurzel / LCO, Woman / Justice / LCO, "Seigfried" from Blonde / Frank Ocean / LCO, Assassin's Creed / Jed Kurzel / LCO

 

If You Ever / NAO / 12 ensemble, Macy's "The Chase" campaign / 12 ensemble, Winter Songs / Ola Gjelio / 12 ensemble

 

Beautiful Boy / "Treasure" by Sampha / Orchestrate, Jackie / Mica Levi / Orchestrate