/eˈlena/ torch, corpusant, bright, shining light
Elena Hull is a double bass player and multi-instrumentalist from Somerset. She attended the Yehudi Menuhin School and subsequently the Royal College of Music as a full scholar.
Elena now plays with Aurora Orchestra – performing the great symphonies by memory to great acclaim, most recently to sell-out audiences at the BBC proms.
Classical music has taken her to the most prestigious venues playing guest principal bass with some of the best groups in the world: Bergen Philharmonic, Britten Sinfonia, London Sinfonietta, Trondheim Symphony Orchestra, London Mozart Players, KORK (Oslo radio orchestra), John Wilson Orchestra, . She has also played on the soundtrack to many Hollywood, Bollywood and independent films.
Elena regularly performs in a chamber music setting with the Carducci Quartet, CHROMA and the Hebrides Ensemble.
She has played many West End shows and was the bass player in Tori Amos’ Light Princess at the National Theatre.
Recently, after working with the Silk Road Ensemble’s Global Summer Workshops, she has been inspired to pursue improvisation and cross-culture collaboration programming upcoming concerts with Chinese pipa virtuoso Shenshen Zhang and American mandolin player Joel Michael-Schwartz.
She is a keen arranger, making fresh versions of everything from Pergolesi to Pink for her group CHROMA, and for the corporate string group Blue Topaz.
Elena plays on an Italian double bass from 1865 by Domenico Degani.
Elena’s website can be found at: www.elenahull.co.uk