Elodie Chousmer-Howelles

Elodie Chousmer-Howelles is establishing herself as one of the most versatile young musicians of her generation - a BBC Young Musician String category finalist (2018), she has performed as a soloist, chamber, and orchestral musician, including leading the Chineke! Quartet for the 2020 Booker Prize ceremony, co-leading Chineke! Orchestra for Louis Vuitton’s Paris Fashion Week show (2022), and appearing as a soloist with the BBC Singers, in Paul Drayton's choral arrangement of 'The Lark Ascending', which was broadcast on BBC Radio 3. In addition, she has worked with a number of eminent singer-songwriters, such as Michael Kiwanuka, Joy Crookes, and Ann- Marie, and has been fortunate enough to have had the pleasure of performing works by leading classical composers, such as Ayanna Witter-Johnson and Max Richter.

Last year’s calendar included noteworthy performances; leading ensembles at The National Gallery, appearing as a soloist with Her Ensemble at Battersea Arts Centre and a prize-winning performance in the final of the Royal Overseas League competition 2021.

Alongside this variety of work, Elodie has enjoyed involvement as a mentor in outreach projects with Sistema England, The Benedetti Foundation, and the Multi-Story Orchestra in Peckham.

A Calleva Trust Scholar at The Royal Academy of Music, Elodie is currently under the tutelage of Sasha Sitkovetsky. She has received specialist guidance from distinguished artists Roman Simovic, Chloë Hanslip, Kevin Lin and Nicola Benedetti.

Elodie is grateful to have received support from The David Randall Foundation, Awards for Young Musicians and Future Talent. She currently plays on a French violin made by François Caussin, generously loaned by the Royal Academy of Music's collection.