Eos Counsell

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Eos Counsell
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Bond quartet, with Eos Counsell second left, receiving the Freedom of the City of London, 2018.
Background information
Also known asEos
Born27 January 1976 (1976-01-27) (age 43)
OriginCardiff, Wales
InstrumentsViolin, Singer, Composer,
Associated actsBond

Eos Counsell (born 27 January 1976),[1][2] also known as Eos or previously Eos Chater, 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.

Eos Counsell coached Benedict Cumberbatch for all the BBC Sherlock episodes that featured the violin, and recorded the sound.[4]

She also coached Tom Hiddleston for Only Lovers Left Alive.

Eos Counsell, along with the other members of Bond quartet, received the Freedom of the City of London on Jan 8th 2018.


  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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