John Ella Biography
Birthday: December 19, 1802 (Sagittarius)
Born In: Thirsk
John Ella was an eminent English violinist, neglected by posterity. He is looked upon as the shaper of musical taste and culture. He had immense interest in good music and ascended to a position of power and influence in London musical circle and high society from murkiness of artisan-class life. He was very dedicated about his musical pursuit and seized every opportunity needed to gain further exposure in music- both local and standard styles. He was a very talented concert manager and a wonderful reformer of musical art. He formed a famous music society which was completely dedicated to the endorsement and encouragement of ‘Chamber music’. The history of chamber music can be explored through his career and activities. His music weaved brilliance and somberness together and played a pivotal role in sustaining musical activity in nineteenth century Britain. His musical endeavors, combined with his organizing abilities, served as a platform to the flourishing concert-giving enterprise. He always envisioned musical pursuit as a stimulus for cultural improvement and advancement. He was also an enthusiastic traveler and traveled almost the whole of Europe, visiting and re-visiting major art galleries, museums, churches and cathedrals. The essence of these voyages is found to be profoundly immersed in his musical compositions. He is a largely unknown figure, and will continue to be so unless people are ready to delve deeply into the less-known chambers of the heart of music.