Elena Urioste was selected as a BBC New Generation Artist (2012–14) and has been featured on the cover of Symphony magazine. She has given acclaimed performances with major orchestras worldwide, including the Philadelphia and Cleveland Orchestras, New York Philharmonic, London Philharmonic Orchestra, BBC Symphony Orchestra and Hungary’s MAV Symphony Orchestra. She has regularly performed as a featured soloist in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and given recitals in such distinguished venues as the Wigmore Hall, Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall, Konzerthaus Berlin, the Sage Gateshead in Newcastle and the Mondavi Center at the University of California, Davis.
An avid chamber musician, Elena has been a featured artist at the Marlboro, Ravinia, La Jolla, Bridgehampton, Moab, and Sarasota Music Festivals, as well as at Switzerland’s Sion-Valais International Music Festival and the Verbier Festival’s winter residency at Schloss Elmau. She regularly performs in a piano trio with pianist Michael Brown and cellist Nicholas Canellakis.
Miscellaneous accomplishments include first prize at the Sphinx Competition, an inaugural Sphinx Medal of Excellence, a spread in Latina magazine and the 2015 Brooklyn Film Festival’s Audience Choice and Best Original Score awards for But Not For Me, the independent feature film in which she acted as the lead female role.
She is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Joseph Silverstein, Ida Kavafian, and Pamela Frank, and completed graduate studies with Joel Smirnoff at the Juilliard School. She plays an Alessandro Gagliano violin with a Nicolas Kittel bow, both on generous extended loan from the private collection of Dr Charles E. King through the Stradivari Society of Chicago.