Elena Urioste

photo by Alessandra Tinozzi

Violinist Elena Urioste, hailed by The Washington Post as “a drop-dead beauty who plays with equal parts passion, sensuality, brains and humor,”  has given acclaimed performances with major orchestras throughout the US as well as in Europe and the UK; has performed as a soloist in Carnegie Hall’s Stern Auditorium and in recital at Carnegie’s Weill Recital Hall and London’s Wigmore Hall, among many other venues; and has been a featured artist at such music festivals as Marlboro, Ravinia, La Jolla, Sarasota, and Switzerland’s Sion-Valais International Music Festival. An avid chamber musician, Elena regularly performs in a piano trio with pianist Michael Brown and cellist Nicholas Canellakis, as well as in recital with Michael Brown and pianist Tom Poster. Among her many honors are top awards in the Junior and Senior divisions of the Sphinx Competition, first prize at Switzerland’s Sion International Violin Competition, and the inaugural Sphinx Medal of Excellence. Elena is a graduate of the Curtis Institute of Music and completed graduate studies at The Juilliard School.