Ellye Walsh joined the Mallarmé Chamber Players in 2015 first as a flutist and later as Development and Marketing Manager. Ellye received a Master of Music degree from Northwestern University in 2013, and her Bachelor of Music from UNC-Chapel Hill in 2011. From 2009-2010, she studied abroad in Vienna, Austria, taking lessons at the Musikuniversität Wien. Most recently, she has performed with the Lexington Philharmonic, the Alabama Symphony, the Greensboro Symphony, and in the Art of Cool Jazz Festival. Ellye also enjoys playing and promoting contemporary music, and was active in new music ensembles in college. She has performed alongside renowned contemporary artists such as flutist Ian Clarke, Chicago’s Eighth Blackbird and in 2011 she inspired a work for solo flute by UNC Composition student, Alex Van Gils, entitled Ellye on Franklin. Growing up in Raleigh, Ellye developed her love of music as a student of band directors and performers Bobby Hinson and Dave Albert. Her primary flute teachers include Brooks de Wetter-Smith, Barbara Gisler, John Thorne and Walfrid Kujala. She has also played in masterclasses for Mathieu Dufour, Jim Walker, Ian Clarke, Jeanne Baxtresser, and Göran Marcusson.