Ellie Wright – piano restorer

27th December 2023  |  ALUMNI | AWARD WINNERS

Ellie Wright – piano restorer

Winner of the 2023 Heritage Crafts / Marsh Trainee Award

Ellie WrightThe Heritage Crafts/Marsh Trainee of the Year award went to piano restorer Ellie Wright.

Ellie completed a degree in Fine Art in Amsterdam, where she learned woodwork, metalwork and glass skills, before going to the University of Glasgow to do a degree in Physics and Astronomy. Having played classical piano since the age of 7, she found a way to combine her interests, with the opportunity to train as a piano technician at Glasgow Piano City.

As her career develops she wants to extend her working radius to the more remote areas of Scotland like the Highlands and Islands, which have very poor access to technicians, tuners and restorers.

Photo: David Clarke (Heritage Crafts Co-Chair), Ellie Wright (Heritage Crafts / Marsh Trainee of the Year winner 2023), Nick Carter (Marsh Charitable Trust) and Jay Blades MBE (Heritage Crafts Co-Chair). Photo by Stefan Jakubowski.