Elena Hull attended the Yehudi Menuhin School and subsequently the Royal College of Music as a full scholar.
Since then she has been all over the place playing all sorts of music. 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, and most recently Aurora Orchestra – performing memorised symphonies to great acclaim. She has also played on the soundtrack to many Hollywood, Bollywood and independent films.
She has played many West End shows and was the bass player in Tori Amos’ Light Princess at the National Theatre.
Elena is very happy playing music of all genres. You can sometimes spot her playing slap-bass in a bluegrass band or singing backing vocals in a folk gig. She loves playing solo bass in a virtuosic fashion and actively encourages and commissions contemporary composers to think about the bass and its capabilities.
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 also plays piano, accordion, ukulele, recorders, and sings to a professional level.