Musicians in Residence: ‘Android Summer’ with Christian Elliott

  • Saturday 8 July | 1.00pm
  • The Crown Hotel | Harrogate
  • Tickets £20

    This concert is part of the Residency Multibuy Offer. Book 9 concerts for 20% discount, 5 concerts for 10% discount or 3 concerts for 5% discount. 

    U18s, student, and UC recipient tickets available.

    Please note all bookings are subject to a £1.75 booking fee.


Programme to include:

Radiohead Paranoid Android
Sur les Lagunes
Billy Joel She’s Always a Woman
Iron Maiden Lollipops
Villa-Lobos                             Bachianas Brasileiras No.1: II Preludio (Modinha)
Join festival musician Christian Elliott for his unique solo cello project. Capturing a whole universe of sounds from Hector Berlioz to Billy Joel to Radiohead, this concert lives in a world where androids really do dream of electric sheep and covers of iconic tunes are made up of myriad of strings both live and recorded. This is a unique and enthralling performance, made up of loops and live.
The Crown Hotel, Harrogate, HG1 2RZ.

Seating is unreserved and Friends of the Festival will have priority entry.

There is limited parking at the Crown Hotel. On street parking is available nearby.

Christian Elliott | cello

Christian Elliott enjoys a varied career as chamber musician, orchestral musician, and soloist. He was appointed Principal Cellist of the Irish Chamber Orchestra in 2016, with whom he has appeared as soloist and director. He is also a member of the Phoenix Piano Trio whose upcoming discs feature works by Robert and Clara Schumann, Niels Gade, Brahms, and Mendelssohn.

Born in Ottawa, Canada, Christian began his musical studies with his father, guitarist Garry Elliott, at the age of nine. When he was 13 he had the opportunity to learn the cello with Pawel Szymczyk-Marjanovic. He furthered his studies with Don Whitton and Thomas Wiebe, before taking his Bachelors degree at McGill University in Montreal with Matt Haimovitz. Subsequently he studied at Manchester’s Royal Northern College of Music with Hannah Roberts and Ralph Kirshbaum, taking part in masterclasses with Steven Isserlis, Frans Helmerson, Bernard Greenhouse, and Miklós Perenyi.

Christian has played as guest principal cellist with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, the Welsh National Opera Orchestra, the RTE Concert Orchestra, the Ulster Orchestra, the RSNO, the Royal Northern Sinfonia, and the Halle Orchestra.

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