Elen Le Foll
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Elen Le Foll - musician and language teacher.

I am bilingual (French-English), and having lived in both France and England for extended periods of time, have the dual nationality. I now live in Cologne, Germany, where I lead a double life as a musician and English and French teacher.

As a musician, I graduated from Trinity College of Music with a BMus (First Class Honours) with recorder as my first study and cornetto as my second. There, I won the Isabelle Bond Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Solo Performance, and was also awarded the Silver Medal for early music studies and the Beryl Maggs prize for recorder excellence. I have performed in many venues small and large, such as St Martins-in-the-Fields, St John's Smith Square, Greenwich Old Royal Naval College Chapel and Lincoln Hall, as a soloist, chamber and orchestral musician.

As a language teacher, I have been active for the past seven years or so teaching in a wide variety of contexts from primary schools, to one-to-one lessons for adults, business English classes and large mixed nationality classes. I trained and qualified as an English teacher in at the Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge and gained my CELTA (Certificate of English Teaching for Adults) with a pass B. Since, I have worked for several language schools including English First, International Quest and the Volkshochschule in Cologne.

My interests are varied and include linguistics, modern Turkish and European languages, early music (from the Medieval era to the late Baroque period), contemporary classical and jazz music, inline-skating and cycling.

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Listen to Elen's diminutions on Willaert's madrigal Amor mi fa morire in the style of Sylvestro Ganassi:

Willaert / Ganassi / Le Foll (1533 / 2010) Amor mi fa morire

Elen Le Foll (recorder), Toby Carr (Lute)

Recorded live at St Alfege Church Greenwich, June 2010


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Last Updated on Saturday, 19 September 2015 17:10