Elena Urioste


ELENA URIOSTE, selected by Symphony magazine as an emerging artist to watch, has been hailed by critics and audiences alike for her rich tone, the nuanced lyricism of her playing, and her commanding stage presence. Since making her debut with the Philadelphia Orchestra at age thirteen as winner of the Greenfield Competition, she has appeared as soloist with major orchestras throughout the United States including the Cleveland Orchestra, Boston Pops, National Symphony Orchestra, Atlanta, Detroit, Pittsburgh, Baltimore, New Mexico, and San Antonio Symphony Orchestras, as well as Hungary's Orchestra Dohnanyi Budafok. Upcoming performances include debuts with the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and the Buffalo Philharmonic, among others.

As one of three recipients of the prestigious London Music Makers Award, a three-year international career development award, Urioste will make her Wigmore Hall debut in 2009. First-place laureate in both the Junior and Senior divisions of the Sphinx Competition, she debuted at Carnegie Hall in 2004 and has returned annually to that esteemed venue's Stern Auditorium as soloist. In 2009, Urioste also made her debut at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall with award-winning conductor Alondra de la Parra. She has collaborated with acclaimed pianists Christopher O'Riley and Ignat Solzhenitsyn; conductors Robert Spano, Keith Lockhart, Carlos Miguel Prieto, and Michael Stern; and violinists Shlomo Mintz, Cho-Liang Lin, and David Kim, among others. A featured artist in the Ravinia, La Jolla, Sarasota, and Kingston Music Festivals, the International Young Artists Music Festival, and Switzerland's Sion Valais International Festival of Music, Urioste has been most recently invited to participate in the prestigious Marlboro Music Festival next summer. 

The 2007 first-prize winner of the Sion International Violin Competition, Miss Urioste was also awarded the audience prize and the prize for the best performance of the competition's newly commissioned work. 

Urioste's media appearances include multiple performances on the popular radio programs From the Top and Performance Today, as well as on Telemundo. She has been featured in the Emmy award winning documentary Breaking the Sound Barrier, and in numerous magazines including Symphony, Strings, Careers and Colleges, and Philadelphia Music Makers. Urioste's first CD was recently released on the White Pine label. 

Urioste is a graduate of the esteemed Curtis Institute of Music where she studied with Joseph Silverstein, Pamela Frank and Ida Kavafian, and also completed graduate studies with Joel Smirnoff at The Juilliard School. Other notable teachers include David Cerone, Choong-Jin Chang, Soovin Kim, and the late Rafael Druian. 

The outstanding violin being used by Miss Urioste is a Michelangelo Bergonzi, Cremona, circa 1750, on extended loan through the generous efforts of Society for Strings, Inc., Meadowmount School of Music, from the private collection of Dr. Charles E. King. 

The outstanding violin and bow being used by Miss Urioste are an Alessandro Gagliano, Naples, c. 1706 and Pierre Simon bow on extended loan from the private collection of Dr. Charles E. King.

Elena Urioste appears in the following:

M5 Brass Quintet and Violinist Elena Urioste

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

This week's McGraw Hill Young Artists Showcase features the M5 Brass Quintet and violinist Elena Urioste and was taped in front of a live audience in the Jerome L. Greene Performance Space.