Eleanor Christiansen

Eleanor started violin at age 7 and has been playing ever since, recently completing her ATCL exam. 

She has received multiple scholarships during her schooling including the Heritage Foundation Dio Arts Award 6 times and the Ethel Sandford Music Scholarship. She also achieved the top prize in the Diocesan Concerto Competition as well as the violin cup.

She was concertmaster of her high-level school orchestra and chamber orchestra for multiple years and has taken on solos as part of this. In 2023 she was also selected as concertmaster of the KBB Honours Orchestra. Eleanor competed in the national Chamber music competition for 5 years and reached the district finals with her trio in 2023.

Eleanor continues to foster her passion for music at the University of Auckland in 2024, studying a Bachelor of Music in Violin Performance and a Bachelor of Science in Physics.