Elsa Bradley (percussion)
Elsa Bradley is a London-based percussionist, originating from Yorkshire. She graduated from King’s College London and the Royal College of Music with first-class degrees and has gone on to play in a variety of ensembles across the UK, Europe and North America. As an orchestral musician, Elsa freelances with many of the UK’s main orchestras, and works regularly with the BBC orchestras, the Philharmonia, Opera North and Scottish Chamber Orchestra. She frequently plays with period ensembles, including the Gabrieli Consort, Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, and medieval fusion band, Joglaresa, with whom she also plays the hammered dulcimer. In the contemporary music sphere, Elsa features regularly with Plus-Minus Ensemble and the Swiss group We Spoke, and she runs her own successful percussion collective, Abstruckt Ensemble, who often play in London and have featured on Radio 3 (Open Ear) as well as St David’s Hall, Cardiff. Elsa also plays the cimbalom professionally, most notably with Le NEM (Montréal) and the London Sinfonietta at the BBC Proms.