Ella Jarman-Pinto is a professional composer, vocalist & educator living in Cumbria

Ella Jarman-Pinto

Ella Jarman-Pinto is a Cumbria-based composer and vocalist. She graduated from Guildhall School of Music & Drama in 2011 with firsts in her principle study, having studied with Julian Philips and Paul Newland; and singing with Kate Paterson. Ella was Composer in Residence with Streetwise Opera from 2016-17, resulting in her opera chorus, ‘The Light’,  which was written in collaboration with Newcastle/Gateshead performers. ‘Do Not Stand at my Grave and Weep’ a Carvetii Trio commission, was performed and broadcast twice by the BBC Singers on BBC Radio 3, first in 2015 as part of BBC National Music Day, and then in 2016 for International Women's Day. She was a Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Young Musician from 2013-14. Ella’s work has been performed at The Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall, The Roundhouse, the City of London Festival, the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and in New York.

Ella is a co-founder of the early trad jazz outfit, Whoopie Juicers, playing banjo and singing. She is also the vocalist for 1930s jazz band Hot Sauce Finger Snappers. Ella teaches composition and singing in Cumbria and works closely with BlueJam Arts providing beginner songwriting and instrumental lessons in local primary schools.