Christian Elliott


Canadian cellist Christian Elliott enjoys a diverse career as chamber musician, soloist, arranger, and composer. Upon the recommendation of cellist Steven Isserlis and after a brief trial period, Christian joined the Zehetmair Quartet in March 2014, performing at Europe's most celebrated venues and festivals. From 2016 to 2022 he served as Principal Cellist of the Irish Chamber Orchestra, with whom he appeared as soloist and director. He is also cellist of the Phoenix Piano Trio, whose latest disc entitled “The Leipzig Circle” has met with critical acclaim. He is a frequent guest at chamber music festivals throughout the U.K. and Europe.

As a composer, Christian premiered his own string sextet composition at the Wigmore Hall in July 2012, commissioned to commemorate the Prussia Cove International Musicians Seminar’s 40th anniversary. Other commissions include a work for the Francoise-Green Piano Duo and a solo viola work for Ruth Killius. Christian was invited to perform his own solo cello pieces and multi-track arrangements at the Spike Alternative Cello Festival in Dublin in February 2020, and at the Harrogate International Festival in July 2023 in a programme entitled 'Android Summer'.

During the pandemic lockdowns, Christian recorded many of his own arrangements from his home in Edinburgh. These videos can be found on his youtube channel, ‘Christian Elliott cellist’.

Updated 27/09/2023



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