Elliot Gresty is the principal bass clarinettist with the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, joining the orchestra in 2023.
Before joining the BBC Philharmonic Elliot enjoyed a varied freelance career, playing Bass clarinet with orchestras including the Royal Opera House Covent Garden and Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, as well as guest principal clarinet with orchestras including the English National Opera, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
In 2019 Elliot won the prestigious Musicians' Company 'Princes Prize’ award, and has performed live and been interviewed on Radio 3’s ‘In Tune’ programme in 2019 and 2020. He regularly gives recitals across the UK at venues including: ‘The Venue’ Leeds College of music, St James Piccadilly, and as part of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.
Elliot returns to the North West of England where he began his musical studies at Chetham’s school of music with Andrew Wilson and Lynsey Marsh before being awarded a scholarship to study at the Royal College of Music where he won both the clarinet and bass clarinet prizes, learning bass clarinet with Paul Richards and Michael Harris, clarinet with Richard Hosford, Timothy Lines, Barnaby Robson and Peter Sparks, and historical clarinets with Colin Lawson.