Described as a ‘cultural icon’, Elena is one of the country’s most talented and innovative violinists. Her ability to breathe new life into classical compositions by drawing on the musical and cultural traditions of New Zealand’s first people, Maori, defines both her work and her reputation. The highlight of Elena’s career was performing at the World EXPO 2010 Opening Ceremony in Shanghai, along side Lang Lang, Andre Boceli and Jackie Chan. Later that year in June Elena toured with Wellington’s Mayoral delegation lead by Mayor Kerry Prendergast to Beijing, Tianjin, Shanghai and Xiamen. Elena launched a CD at the New Zealand pavilion Shanghai during the EXPO.
If you live in Wellington, New Zealand, you’ve probably seen me around. That’s because I’m a professional freelance performer and a member of the Vector Wellington Orchestra. I love being a part of the Wellington scene. It’s a vibrant and culturally diverse city, alive with arts action throughout the year. It’s the true cultural capital of New Zealand. WOW (World of Wearable Art) is very much part of this cultural haven and I am delighted to be part of this years 2012 show in Visual Symphony along with 11 other members of the Vector Orchestra, conducted by the inimitable and talented Gareth Farr. For more information go to ABOUT.
A glittering list including New Zealand Prime Ministers, Governors General, Ambassadors, Corporates, and Event Managers like Verve Consulting, Avenues Events and Individuals. Elena has been booked for all kinds of events. Just a few listed below;
2000: Opening of Parliament, 2001:Pinot Noir, Oscars Dinner for Lord Of The Rings, Lord Of The Rings Premier Benefit Dinner, 2002: International Festival of the Arts Sponsors Functions, Maori Sports Awards, BP Global Challenge, 2003, Elaine Page, Saddlers Wells Ballet, 2004: Telecom High Achiever Awards, Style Pasifika, House of the Year Awards, High Tech Awards, L’Oreal Fashion Week, 2005: Banquet Dinner for Queen Elizabeth II, KD Lang, NZ Law Society Awards, Foreign Correspondence Conference Sydney, Gene Pitney, 2006: Waitangi Day @ Waitangi, Taranaki Festival, Historic Trust Awards, Matariki Festival, China Shanghai International Arts Festival, Tourism NZ Asia Awards Shanghai, 2007: Amnesty International Concert, Rotorua Festival, Nelson Festival, Summer City Festival, 2008: Ghetty Family Luncheon, AMERICA Support Artist, WOW, International Folk Art Song Festival China, David Beckham After Party, 2009: FIFA, All Blacks/Irish Rugby, Ice Party, All Blacks/ Australia, Che Fu, 2010: World EXPO Opening Ceremony, Mayoral Delegation to China, World Class New Zealander Awards, AIR NZ Wine Awards, 2011: Matariki Celebrations, Kingitanga Day Celebrations, Taki-Timu Festival, Maori Music Awards, Rugby World Cup Elena Showcase Fanzone, Opening of Waka Maori Auckland Rugby World Cup, Counsel in Concert, 2012: Pre Show Music @ Government House Vector Wellington Orchestra, Maori Academic Excellence Awards, ANZAC day celebrations for Maori TV, All Blacks/Irish Rugby, WOW, Ombudsman Gala dinner with WOW.
To book Elena for your special occasion go to CONTACTS
I’ve played violin hanging from a wire in the Westpac St James Theatre, I’ve played in a swimming pool, in bus shelters, on mountains, in vineyards, in the streets, on a pier, in concert halls and in cathedrals. Hanging in mid air on a throne at the TSB arena for WOW- if you dream it I endeavour to do.
Elena will surprise and delight your clients -to book her go to CONTACTS.