Eleanor Shute

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Eleanor is a graduate of the Royal Northern College of Music. Available for solo, chamber, orchestral, session and pit work.
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Born in Hampshire, Eleanor began playing the violin aged 6 and went on to successfully audition for one of 12 places on the Hampshire Specialist Music Course where she studied with Daniel Bhattacharya. After graduating from The University of Nottingham in 2016 with a first class honours degree in Music, Eleanor held a teaching position at Oakham School in Rutland where she taught academic music as well as assisted in the running of many of the school's musical ensembles. She is now currently based in Manchester where she is continuing her development through postgraduate study at the Royal Northern College of Music with Pavel Fischer. A keen orchestral musician, Eleanor has been privileged to work with internationally acclaimed conductors and artists. During her time at The University of Nottingham, Eleanor led both the University Sinfonia and Philharmonia, conducted by Jonathan Tilbrook, a highlight being leading the orchestra for Saint Saens' cello concerto with Natalie Clein. Eleanor was recently given a place in a side-by-side concert with The Hallé under the baton of Sir Mark Elder. In March 2018, she was invited to work with Markus Stenz on an exciting project with the Paris Conservatoire commemorating 100 years since the end of World War I, which culminated in performances at the RNCM in Manchester, Cadogan Hall in London and the Conservatoire d'Art Dramatique in Paris. Eleanor is also passionate about musical theatre and regularly plays for shows. In 2017, she began playing with the London Musical Theatre Orchestra through which she has performed in Bernstein’s Candide at Cadogan Hall and Mack & Mabel at the Hackney Empire Theatre starring West End performers. Other highlights have included The Phantom of the Opera and Miss Saigon. Eleanor plays on a William Szott violin made in 2017.

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Eleanor's Song list

2 Become 1 - Spice Girls
A Moment Like This - Leona Lewis
A Thousand Years - Christina Perri
Africa - Toto
Ain't No Sunshine - Bill Withers
All About You - McFly
All of Me John Legend
All Star - Smashmouth
All You Need Is Love - The Beatles
Amazed - Lonestar
Angels - Robbie Williams
Another One Bites the Dust - Queen
At Last - Etta James
Baby it’s You - London Grammar
Barcelona - Ed Sheeran
Blinding Lights - The Weeknd
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Burn - Ellie Goulding
Centuries - Fallout Boy
Can't Help Falling in Love - Elvis Presley
Can You Feel the Love Tonight - Elton John
Castle on the Hill - Ed Sheeran
Champagne Supernova - Oasis
Chandelier - Sia
Chasing Cars - Snow Patrol
Chiquitita - ABBA
Cold Heart - Elton John
Crazy Little Thing Called Love - Queen
Dance Monkey - Tones and I
Dancing on My Own - Robyn/Calum Scott
Dancing Queen - ABBA
Days We Don’t Know - Marek Grechuta
Dirty Old Town - The Pogues
Does Your Mother Know - ABBA
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Easy on Me - Adele
Endless Love - Luther Vandross
Everything - Michael Bublé
Everything I Do - Bryan Adams
Every Time We Touch - Cascada
Feeling Good - Muse
Fernando - ABBA
Fields of Gold - Eva Cassidy
Fix You - Coldplay
From This Moment On - Shania Twain
Galway Girl - Ed Sheeran
Gimme! Gimme! Gimme! - ABBA
Greatest Love of All - Whitney Houston
Grenade - Bruno Mars
Hallelujah - Leonard Cohen
Happy - Pharrell Williams
Havana - Camila Cabello
Here Comes the Sun - The Beatles
Hero - Enrique Iglesias
Hey There Delilah - Plain White T's
Hold Back The River - James Bay
Hold My Hand - Jess Glynne
Home - Michael Bublé
How Long Will I Love You - Ellie Goulding
Human - The Killers
I Don’t Care - Justin Bieber/Ed Sheeran
I Don't Wanna Miss a Thing - Aerosmith
I Get to Love You - Ruelle
I Have a Dream - ABBA
I Like Me Better - Lauv
I Love the Way You Love Me - Boyzone
I Want To Hold Your Hand - The Beatles
I Will Always Love You - Whitney Houston
I Won't Let You Go - James Morrison
I’ll Be Waiting - Cian Ducrot
I’m Kissing You - Des’ree
I’m Yours - Bruno Mars
Imagine - John Lennon
In My Blood - Shawn Mendes
In My Life - The Beatles
It Must Be Love - Madness
Jar of Hearts - Christina Perri
The Joker & the Queen - Ed Sheeran
Just The Way You Are - Bruno Mars
Just You & I - Tom Walker
Killer Queen - Queen
Kiss Me - Dermot Kennedy
Knowing Me, Knowing You - ABBA
Lay All Your Love on Me - ABBA
Little Things - One Direction
Love Is Easy - McFly
Love Me Do - The Beatles
Love Me Like You Do - Ellie Goulding
Make It To Me - Sam Smith
Make You Feel My Love - Adele
Mamma Mia - ABBA
Marry You - Bruno Mars
The Masterplan - Oasis
Money, Money, Money - ABBA
Moon River - Frank Sinatra
My Girl - The Temptations
My Heart Will Go On - Celine Dion
The Name of the Game - ABBA
Never Gonna Give You Up - Rick Astley
New Rules - Dua Lipa
Nothing Else Matters - Metallica
One Day Like This - Elbow
One Last Time - Ariana Grande
One of Us - ABBA
Paradise - Coldplay
Perfect - Ed Sheeran
Photograph - Ed Sheeran
The Power of Love - Gabrielle Aplin
The Power of Love - Celine Dion
Right Here Waiting - Richard Marx
Runaway - The Corrs
Rule The World - Take That
Say You Won't Let Go - James Arthur
Señorita - Camila Cabello
She's Like The Wind - Patrick Swayze
She's The One - Robbie Williams
Shotgun - George Ezra
Signed Sealed Delivered - Stevie Wonder
Skyfall - Adele
Somebody to Love - Queen
Someone Like You - Adele
Somewhere Only We Know - Keane
Someone You Loved - Lewis Capaldi
Symphony - Clean Bandit
Songbird - Fleetwood Mac
Stand By Me - Ben E. King
Starlight - Muse
Stay With Me - Sam Smith
Sucker - The Jonas Brothers
Super Trouper - ABBA
Take a Chance on Me - ABBA
Tea for Two - Doris Day
Thank You for the Music - ABBA
There You'll Be - Faith Hill
Think Twice - Celine Dion
Thinking Out Loud - Ed Sheeran
Ti Amo - Umberto Tozzi
Tiny Dancer - Elton John
Use Somebody - Kings of Leon
Viva La Vida - Coldplay
Voulez-Vous - ABBA
Waterloo - ABBA
The Way You Make Me Feel - Michael Jackson
We Are the Champions - Queen
Whatever - Oasis
When You Say Nothing At All - Ronan Keating
White Cliffs of Dover - Vera Lynn
Who Wants to Live Forever - Queen
Wildest Dreams - Taylor Swift
The Winner Takes It All - ABBA
Wonderwall - Oasis
Wrecking Ball - Miley Cyrus
You Are the Reason - Calum Scott
You Give Me Something - James Morrison
You Raise Me Up - Westlife
You're Beautiful - James Blunt
Your Song - Elton John
Air on the G String - Bach
Ashokan Farewell - Anon
Blue Danube Waltz - Strauss
Canon in D - Pachelbel
Chanson de Matin - Elgar
Chanson de Nuit - Elgar
Concerto in A Minor - Bach
Concerto in E Minor - Bach
Greensleeves - Anon
Habanera from Carmen - Bizet
Humoresque - Dvorák
Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring - Bach
Méditation from Thaïs - Massenet
Leaving Lerwick Harbour - Willie Hunter
O Mio Babbino Caro - Puccini
Ode to Joy - Beethoven
Pavane - Faure
Pie Jesu - Lloyd Webber
Rondeau - Mouret
River Flows in You - Yiruma
Salut D'Amour - Elgar
Wedding March - Mendelssohn
Wedding March - Wagner
The Flower Song from Lakme - Delibes The Swan - Saint-Saëns Träumeri - Schumann Trumpet Tune - Purcell Trumpet Voluntary - Clarke
Vocalise - Rachmaninov
Waltz from Sleeping Beauty - Tchaikovsky
A Lovely Night - La La Land
A Million Dreams - The Greatest Showman
Another Day of Sun - La La Land
A Whole New World - Aladdin
All I Ask Of You - The Phantom of the Opera
Can You Feel The Love Tonight - The Lion King
City of Stars - La La Land
Colours of the Wind - Pocahontas
Come What May - Moulin Rouge
Concerning Hobbits - Lord of the Rings
Evermore - Beauty and the Beast
Hopelessly Devoted To You - Grease
How Far I'll Go - Moana
I Dreamed a Dream - Les Miserables
I See The Light - Tangled
If I Were a Rich Man - Fiddler on the Roof
Ladies in Lavender - Nigel Hess
Lift the Wings - Riverdance
Love Will Find A Way - The Lion King 2
Music of the Night - The Phantom of the Opera
On My Own - Les Miserables
Rewrite the Stars - The Greatest Showman
Shallow - A Star is Born
Singin’ in the Rain - Singin’ in the Rain
Somewhere Over The Rainbow - The Wizard of Oz
Tale As Old As Time - Beauty and the Beast
The Time of My Life Dirty Dancing
You'll Be In My Heart - Tarzan
You’ve Got a Friend in Me - Toy Story
Customer questions

What do your clients love most about your performances?

Please check out my reviews section to hear first hand from some of my past clients!

Which venues have you performed at in the past?

Alcumlow Wedding Barn Alderley Edge Hotel Bagden Hall Ho Brocco on the Park Capesthorne Hall Colshaw Hall Cragwood Country House Hotel Manchester Cathedral Foxtail Barns Goldsborough Hall Knaresborough Hall Mere Court Hotel Merrydale Manor Rossett Hall Sandburn Hall The Boar's Head The Cock O'Barton The Oak Tree of Peover Upper House Hayfield Wortley Hall

What is the most high profile gig you've performed?

BBC Concert Orchestra Manchester Camerata London Concertante

Do you have different line-up options?

I perform as a solo violinist with or without backing tracks. You can choose between original backing tracks or piano/acoustic backing tracks depending on the atmosphere you want to create. A live pianist for the accompaniments can be arranged for an extra fee.

What if my timings change after I've booked you?

I always try my best to be flexible to ensure everything runs as smoothly as possible. If timings change, please just ket me know at your earliest convenience and I will endeavour to meet your needs to the best of my ability.

How much time do you need to set up?

I usually arrive 45 minutes before the start time to allow time to find the venue and set up my equipment.

Can I pick the pieces you play from the set list?

You are welcome to choose as many or as few pieces as you would like from my set list. If you need help choosing, I can assist in making sure you have the right songs for your desired atmosphere.

Do you bring all the equipment you need to perform?

Yes absolutely! All of my electrical equipment is fully PAT tested and certificates can be provided should your venues require it.

Can you learn specific pieces before the event?

I have never had a request for a song that I have been unable to fulfil given enough notice! I am happy to learn up to 3 new songs within the quoted price. There is a fee of £15 per song for each new song after this which takes into account the arranging time, backing track costs, and rehearsal time.

Eleanor's Prices

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Performance durationPrice
Short performance (up to 15 min)£75
Up to 1 hour£250
Up to 2 hours£375
Up to 3 hours£475
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Eleanor's Reviews

From Encore customers:

Callum D
18 days ago
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5 out of 5

Eleanor played at our wedding at Wollaton Hall in September 2023 - everything was perfect! Eleanor arrived on time and had co-ordinated all song choices with us beforehand. Having a live musician was one area we stretched ourselves to splash out and we were not disappointed! Many of our guests specifically called out how much they enjoyed her music and how professional she was. Eleanor even took the time to learn a few unique songs to us and our day, these made the day even more special. We loved every minute. Thank you. I couldn't recommend Eleanor more!

Mark O
25 days ago
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5 out of 5

Eleanor was great and a really nice addition to our day. She was professional, played very well and flexible to our time scales.

Lucy I
1 month ago
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5 out of 5

Eleanor was the perfect fit for our church wedding. Utterly classy, friendly and talented! Thank you again!

Angela K
3 months ago
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5 out of 5

I can't thank Eleanor enough, she was amazing. The music she played was beautiful and I will be forever grateful for the love she added to my wedding.

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From other customers:

Nathalie H
4 months ago, for a Wedding in Clitheroe Rd
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5 out of 5

Thank you so much for your beautiful playing, you absolutely made the ceremony. So many people have told me how beautiful your playing was, and how perfectly you timed everything. I'm so grateful how flexible you were! Again, thank you for making our ceremony wonderful. And your dress was so perfect too!

Lee P
4 years ago, for a Theatre / Show in Denton
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5 out of 5

Eleanor played for a production of ours recently, and is a first-rate musician. It is the first time - and I hope not the last - that I have heard her perform. She is an outstanding violinist who plays magnificently and with confidence. Her skill and excellence brings unequivocal pleasure when listening to her exceptional performance. I would highly recommend her. Her professionalism, talent, and prowess are incomparable. And what a lovely person on top of all that!

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