Eos Counsell

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Eos Counsell
Eos Chater - Metrocentre 2009.jpg
Eos Counsell of Bond performing at the Metrocentre in Gateshead, 2009
Background information
Also known as Eos
Born 27 January 1976 (1976-01-27) (age 41)
Origin Cardiff, Wales
Occupation(s) Musician
Instruments Violin, Trombone, Trumpet, Keyboards
Associated acts Bond
Website www.bondquartet.com

Eos Counsell (born 27 January 1976),[1][2] sometimes credited as Eos, is the second violinist of the all-female classical crossover string quartet Bond.

Counsell has an honours degree from the Royal College of Music in London and is from Cardiff, Wales.[3]

Before Bond, her work included writing string arrangements and playing with many pop groups including The Divine Comedy, Cocteau Twins, Julian Cope, Gabrielle and Mark Knopfler.

Her brother-in-law is the Welsh tenor Wynne Evans, best known for playing the role of Gio Compario in the Go Compare advertisements on British television.

Counsell worked as Benedict Cumberbatch's violin coach for "A Scandal in Belgravia", an episode of the BBC television series Sherlock. Although Counsell's playing is on the actual soundtrack, Cumberbatch was required to appear to be an expert violinist. To achieve this, Counsell was positioned on set so that Cumberbatch could synchronise his playing with hers.[4]


  1. ^ "New member, same old Bond". The New Paper. 26 September 2011. Archived from the original on 4 May 2014. Eos Counsell, 35 
  2. ^ "Bonding over babies". The Star Online. 20 October 2011. Counsell, 35 
  3. ^ "About the four members of Bond". Perfectpeople. Retrieved 2008-05-12. [permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Counsell, Eos (4 January 2012). "How I taught Sherlock Holmes to play the violin". The Guardian. Retrieved 2012-01-04. 

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