Elena Urioste, recently selected as a BBC New Generation Artist, has been hailed by critics and audiences for her rich tone, nuanced lyricism, and commanding stage presence. Since making her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age thirteen, she has appeared with major orchestras in the U.S. and abroad, including the London and New York Philharmonics, the Cleveland Orchestra, the Boston Pops, and the Chicago, Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, and National symphony orchestras. Elena has collaborated with acclaimed conductors Sir Mark Elder, Keith Lockhart and Robert Spano; pianists Mitsuko Uchida, Christopher O’Riley, and Michael Brown; cellists Carter Brey and Zuill Bailey; and violinists Shlomo Mintz and Cho-Liang Lin. She has been a featured artist at the Marlboro, Ravinia, and La Jolla music festivals, among others.
Winner of Switzerland’s Sion International Violin Competition, a London Music Masters Award, a Salon di Virtuosi career grant, and the inaugural Sphinx Medal of Excellence, Elena has appeared on NBC’s Today Show, Telemundo, Performance Today, From the Top, and the Emmy award-winning documentary Breaking the Sound Barrier. Chosen by Latina Magazine as one of the “Future Fifteen,” she was featured in the magazine’s 15th anniversary issue.
Elena performs with an Alessandro Gagliano violin, Naples c. 1706, and a Pierre Simon bow, both on generous extended loan from the private collection of Dr. Charles E. King through the Stradivari Society of Chicago
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