Since graduating from The Royal Academy of Music where she studied under Michael Cox, Eliza’s career has been as diverse as her musical tastes. Growing up listening to the great Russian Composers, whilst also enjoying Paul Simon and Baka Beyond, Eliza has carved a niche for herself as a cross-genre player, enjoying performing with orchestras, on film-soundtracks, numerous albums and at her current chair at The Lyceum Theatre in London for The Lion King.

Featuring her unique Indian bansuri playing, she appeared in 2014 for the World Premiere of Joby Talbot’s ballet “The Winter’s Tale”, as the onstage soloist at The Royal Opera House with The Royal Ballet. The production returned to Covent Garden in 2016 and 2018, following performances with The Queensland Symphony Orchestra, Brisbane, in 2017. It received 5* reviews from the telegraph and all major arts and dance critics.

Commercial work involves recording principal flute on numerous orchestral film scores and albums, on soundtracks for the likes of Ridley Scott and Peter Jackson, such as The Lord Of The Rings, Prometheus, Kung Fu Panda, The Great Gatsby, Robin Hood, and Sherlock Holmes, and she regularly appears as a soloist on flutes, ethnic flutes and whistles for films, video games and television at Abbey Road and Air Studios. A great lover of travel, performances with Peter Gabriel and his New Blood Orchestra have taken Eliza all over Europe, North and South America, and tours with sarod guru Amjad Ali Khan and Britten Sinfonia have seen her play throughout India.

Eliza founded alt folk band Ranagri in 2013, since then they have recorded five highly acclaimed albums with Stockfisch and Wrasse Record Labels, performed at major folk festivals including Cambridge, at Birmingham Symphony Hall and The Union Chapel, and appeared on radio stations all over the UK including The Terry Wogan Show in 2014. They have worked with top Indian gurus at The Bhavan Centre London, with tabla legend Kuljit Bhamra MBE, and recorded The Great Irish Songbook with Pop Icon Tony Christie.

Eliza has a deep love for crossing boundaries and bringing together musicians and music from all over the world – she believes strongly in the binding qualities that cross-cultural music-making has to offer. Regular trips to Africa and Scotland are an important part of Eliza’s musical passions, whilst also fulfilling her love for wilderness and nature.

‘The Bansuri’s voice-like lyricism, dynamic versatility & breadth of colour in the hands of Eliza led me to, in the end, compose large solo tracts for it, including a 5 minute cadenza that opens the second act. The other-wordly sound of Eliza’s bansuri is warmly engaging, yet at the same time deeply mysterious’.

Joby Talbot, referencing ‘The Winter’s Tale Ballet’.

‘The fabulous flute of Eliza Marshall’.

Peter Gabriel

The distinctive sound of Eliza Marshall has been used by all the people listed below:
Artists

A-ha

Alexander Armstrong 

Alfie Boe

Alison Moyet 

Bat For Lashes 

Bette Midler

Bonnie Tyler

Catrin Finch

Craig David

First Aid Kit

Florence and the Machine 

Groove Armada 

Kate Walsh

Katie Melua 

Ladyhawke 

Michael Buble

Paul McCartney 

Peter Gabriel

Robbie Williams 

Rufus Wainwright 

Sam Smith 

Stacey Kent 

Stevie Wonder

The Divine Comedy

The Feeling 

The White Stripes

Tony Christie

Travis

UB40

Film Composers

Alan Silvestri 

Alexandre Desplat 

A R Rahman

Daft Punk 

Danny Elfman 

David Arnold 

Ennio Morricone

Garth Knox 

George Fenton 

Hans Zimmer 

Harry Gregson-Williams 

Howard Shore 

James Horner

James Newton Howard 

Johan Söderqvist

Joby Talbot 

John Metcalf 

John Powell 

Lorne Balfe 

Marc Streitenfeld

Mark Mothersbaugh

Paul Englishby

Terry Davies 

Shows

The Lion King – current

Anthony and Cleopatra 

Beauty and the Beast 

Into The Woods

Les Miserables

Lord of the Rings 

Miss Saigon

Oliver!

The Phantom of the Opera 

The Secret Garden

Orchestras

BBC Concert Orchestra

Britten Sinfonia

Heritage Orchestra 

London Sinfonietta

London Mozart Players 

Philharmonia

Royal Ballet Sinfonia

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra