Elli’s time at the Studio is supported by Karen and Lee McLernon
Pianist Elli Welsh holds a Professional Diploma in Piano Accompaniment from the Royal Academy of Music where she studied with James Baillieu. She was awarded Distinction and the prestigious DipRAM for an outstanding performance in her final recital.
As well as receiving a scholarship to the Academy, her studies were made possible by the Ena Williams Award for Postgraduate Study Overseas which she won in 2019. Under the tutelage of Natasha Vlassenko, Elli also holds a Master of Music Studies in Piano Performance (Distinction) and a Bachelor of Music in Advanced Performance from the Queensland Conservatorium Griffith University. Elli’s love for performing is evident through her versatile and extensive performing career thus far. She has won the Margaret Nickson Prize for Voice and Accompaniment and the John and Sue Thompson Vocal Accompaniment Scholarship.
In 2019, she toured Northern and Central Queensland, Australia with award-winning quintet, Topology. Elli has also worked extensively with Brisbane City Opera as a repetiteur. As a soloist, she performed Mozart’s Piano Concerto in E flat for two pianos with orchestra under the direction of John Curro AM MBE in 2011. Elli’s time at the Studio is also supported by the Tait Memorial Trust.
Updated January 2022. This biography should not be reproduced without asking permission from the National Opera Studio.